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Re: Trail Rated?

Just purchased a Used 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4( V8 and 22in Wheels). Quadra Lift and all. Mine doesnt have the trail rated badge on it either. From what I found through some online research is the summit overland series is the only one that comes from the factory that way. The only difference is the skid plates, wheels, and tow hooks. I havent crawled under mine yet to see if skid plates are present. But if you watch the Jeep capability videos you can see the ones that are doing the big stuff have the trail rated badge. Assuming they are Summit series.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:25 PM
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Just purchased a Used 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4( V8 and 22in Wheels). Quadra Lift and all. Mine doesnt have the trail rated badge on it either. From what I found through some online research is the summit overland series is the only one that comes from the factory that way. The only difference is the skid plates, wheels, and tow hooks. I havent crawled under mine yet to see if skid plates are present. But if you watch the Jeep capability videos you can see the ones that are doing the big stuff have the trail rated badge. Assuming they are Summit series.
Not sure about the 2011s but my 2012 Overland (not Summit) has the trail rated badge and trail rated extras.
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Re: Trail Rated?

Why would you want the trail rated badge anyway? It should say mall rated on a full independent suspension Jeep.
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The question was ,, is the any special water protection on a standard GC "non trail rated" vs the "Trail Rated" GC that states in there add its has Water Fording ,,!!! everyone keeps mentioning the @#$#@!#$% Badge!! its not about the Trail Rated Badge!!

Is there a difference ?? beside the skid plates and tow hooks ??

Thats the question that needs to be answered !
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Re: Trail Rated?

Outlined white letter touring tires.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:34 PM
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Re: Trail Rated?

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The question was ,, is the any special water protection on a standard GC "non trail rated" vs the "Trail Rated" GC that states in there add its has Water Fording ,,!!! everyone keeps mentioning the @#$#@!#$% Badge!! its not about the Trail Rated Badge!!

Is there a difference ?? beside the skid plates and tow hooks ??

Thats the question that needs to be answered !

Jeep.com has it all spelled out.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:35 PM
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Why would you want the trail rated badge anyway? It should say mall rated on a full independent suspension Jeep.
It seems like every year Jeep makes that little badge require more money to get, and people get all in a tizzy about it.
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would you seriously even consider taking a 40 thou+ vehicle in water deeper than the door sills i know i wouldnt even if they claim it will ford 20 inches im not doin it. and as mentioned seriously doubt theres any wiring differance or intake. i can picture the guy who was dictating the wording that went in the manual doing the jerk off motion in the air as he was adding those words in the manual
I dropped into a puddle that was almost hood height at the beach last year. As I went through, the water was maybe a foot lower than the bottom of the window. It handled it great.

It's designed to go off road, why buy a Jeep if you are not going to use it? If you want a crossover, buy one. It will be better for mall crawling, be smoother, get better gas mileage.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:52 PM
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I dropped into a puddle that was almost hood height at the beach last year. As I went through, the water was maybe a foot lower than the bottom of the window. It handled it great.

It's designed to go off road, why buy a Jeep if you are not going to use it? If you want a crossover, buy one. It will be better for mall crawling, be smoother, get better gas mileage.
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The question was ,, is the any special water protection on a standard GC "non trail rated" vs the "Trail Rated" GC that states in there add its has Water Fording ,,!!! everyone keeps mentioning the @#$#@!#$% Badge!! its not about the Trail Rated Badge!!

Is there a difference ?? beside the skid plates and tow hooks ??

Thats the question that needs to be answered !

NO!! There is no special water protection on a trail rated Grand Cherokee vs. a non trail rated Grand Cherokee!
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:56 PM
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The question was ,, is the any special water protection on a standard GC "non trail rated" vs the "Trail Rated" GC that states in there add its has Water Fording ,,!!! everyone keeps mentioning the @#$#@!#$% Badge!! its not about the Trail Rated Badge!!

Is there a difference ?? beside the skid plates and tow hooks ??

Thats the question that needs to be answered !
Question has been answered often here and on other forums over and over again over the past couple of years. it is all about the badge. Dunno why some here want to read something else into it.

There are no special water protection difference between WK2 models and option packages, period. They all come off the same production line. Those with the trail rated marketing tag get a badge slapped on, others do not.
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