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Unread 10-18-2012, 05:01 PM   #1
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Trail Rated?

What makes a Liberty Trail Rated? I recently purchased a new Liberty Sport w/Latitude package. It has a Latitude badge where the Trail Rated badge would normally be. It has 4WD Low and I believe the Select Trac II 4WD system.

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Unread 10-18-2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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I thought Latitude was the new Limited, well either way, I think only the KKs with 16" rims are "trail rated." So no worries its the same thing besides a missing badge and bigger rims.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 07:24 PM   #3
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trail rated, after many many Mods.

after lots and lots of mods, it is indeed trai rated.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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It is all a matter of tire and wheel size. Think taller sidewall for purpose of increased traction both from sidewall grip and the ability to be deflated to a lower pressure for improved traction.

Other than that there is no difference from being trail rated.

As for the "Believe Select Trac II System" you really should verify which system you have. There are differences in how you can drive both in 4WD. It can be a very costly mistake if you don't educate yourself.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 09:36 AM   #5
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Anything over 17" wheels loses its trail rating badges
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Unread 03-19-2013, 02:33 PM   #6
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who wants to trade their 18" chrome NON Trail Rating wheels for my 16" Trail Rating Wheels? LMK.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 05:39 PM   #7
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So what makes the Renegade trail rated? Thanks..
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Unread 03-21-2013, 08:15 AM   #8
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Iirc the trail rated badge meant that it 'made' it through the Rubicon Trail in one piece, well sort of. Lots of body damage maybe, but made it eventually.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 08:36 AM   #9
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That's not saying much.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 08:52 AM   #10
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That's not saying much.
Uh, have you seen the rubicon?
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Unread 03-22-2013, 01:41 PM   #11
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it is nasty, if you dont take the "options around stuff"
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Unread 03-24-2013, 07:09 PM   #12
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I think with trail rating it has to do ground clearance, sidewall depth, approach and departure angles, articulation. They are different ratings with in a trail rated jeep. for example the Wrangler has a much more severe rating. I am sure it could also involve axle housing strength, torsional rigidity of the chassis. I think in a rubicon has underarmor added as part of the package as well as tow hooks. Jeep doesn't really give much information about how they trail rate becuase they want to keep their competitors in the dark.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 07:21 PM   #13
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it is nasty, if you dont take the "options around stuff"
Even the bypasses on the rubicon could stop a stock jeep dead.
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