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Unread 07-20-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
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what does the trail rated badge mean

Hey all. I just bought a 04 jeep wrangler sport yesterday. I still own my cherokee but I was wondering? It says it's trail rated. what all goes into trail rating it and what is the difference between that and a regular wrangler. by the way it has a dana 44 in the rear and the gearing seems kinda high which I dont mind and it has a skid plate for the TC and the transmission. if there is anything else I need to look for or I should know please tell me. thanks a lot.

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Unread 07-20-2008, 06:08 PM   #2
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It's just a badge that the Jeep marketing department came up with. It doesn't mean the Jeep has any different specs or equipment when compared to previous model years before the Trail Rated badge started appearing on Jeeps.
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Unread 07-20-2008, 06:12 PM   #3
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Here ya go.

http://www.jeep.com/en/4x4/trail_rated/index.html

But Jerry's right.. in short it means nothing. :P
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Unread 07-20-2008, 06:13 PM   #4
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in short it means nothing. :P
You had to crush his dreams...

BTW, the skid plates are totally normal, and good job on getting the Dana 44.
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Unread 07-20-2008, 06:43 PM   #5
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You had to crush his dreams...
Being Trail Rated is definitely better than being Mall Rated. So...there's an upside right there.
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Unread 07-20-2008, 06:50 PM   #6
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I pulled mine off within the first hour of getting my new Jeep home.
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Unread 07-20-2008, 06:53 PM   #7
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Hey. I know its a poser badge but I like it. I also know that my Jeep is trail rated. By me!!!. I built it and I rated it

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Unread 07-20-2008, 06:53 PM   #8
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NOT all 2005 - 2008 Grand Cherokee, 2006 - 2008 Commander, or 2008 Jeep Liberty vehicles are Trail Rated


The following Grand Cherokees and Commanders are "NOT" Trail Rated:

1. All 3.7L 4-wheel drive and 2-wheel drive WK & XK's are NOT Trail Rated.

2. All 4.7L and 5.7L 2-wheel drive WK & XK's are NOT Trail Rated.

3. All WK & XK's equipped with 18" wheels are NOT trail Rated


The following Jeep Libertys are "NOT" Trail Rated:

1. All 2008 Jeep Liberty equipped with 18 inch wheels are NOT Trail Rated

If its not trail rated I guess its not a real 4x4 just all wheel drive lol
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Unread 07-20-2008, 09:04 PM   #9
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It doesn't mean anything. All Jeeps with 4 wheel drive got them starting in like 03 or 04 or something around then. Go wheel your Jeep. You're not gonna hurt it.
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Unread 07-20-2008, 09:12 PM   #10
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It doesn't mean anything. All Jeeps with 4 wheel drive got them starting in like 03 or 04 or something around then. Go wheel your Jeep. You're not gonna hurt it.
you will most likely hurt it
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Unread 07-20-2008, 09:16 PM   #11
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I think my moms jeep grand cherokee is trail rated. All it does is add 10 HP....
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this was the alternative they scrapped at the last minute

i'm still looking for one
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Unread 07-20-2008, 09:30 PM   #13
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you will most likely hurt it
i like to think of it as forced upgrades
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Unread 07-21-2008, 08:38 AM   #14
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I got the chance this weekend to "forced upgrade" my "trail rated" front bumper. Then again perhaps the big rock wasn't part of the trail.
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Unread 07-21-2008, 09:12 AM   #15
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I like the disclaimer in the "Water Fording" section:

Do not attempt water fording unless depth is known to be less than 19 inches.

Yeah right, puhleeze!
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