Yes, mostly all stock. Only mod is a leveling kit, raising the front end about 1 1/4 inches. 26K miles on factory 18" Michelins, 3.6L Pentastar, QT1 t-case. That's the reason I'm looking for some trail info ahead of our trip. If we were driving the YJ, it would be a different story, but the wife refuses to ride 3600 miles in that bone-crusher.
^isnt that the whole point of "4 wheeling".... Not knowing what the road will be ahead???
Not for me. I always check the trail and area to make sure my vehicle can handle what it is going to see. I plan on doing Black Bear Pass next summer in CO. If I went blindly I may not be prepared for it. It may just be the Eagle Scout in me though, "be prepared".
Black Bear should be no issue for a WK2 if you pay attention and take your time. I've taken my crew cab F250 to the top from the Ouray side, a bit too long to go down into Telluride, but have taken my ZJ over it before. I would have zero reservations about taking my '14 WK2 on any trail down there other than Poughkeepsie.
Got a hankering for some high country and took the GC to Ouray. Wanted to report on how the GCO did.
'12, about 70k miles. Never had a problem with QL or anything else.
Took the road over Imogene Pass. Now, this isn't radical wheeling, but it was plenty radical for me. Lot's of shelf rock and water crossings and climbing. Was a little nerve racking for me. But the Jeep did awesome. Put it in Rock mode, 4 Low, suspension all the way up. Had no problems to speak of. I was impressed with the performance. This ain't no soccer mom wagon.
Went from Ouray all the way to Telluride. No problems. Very slow going for any vehicle. Didn't get any pictures - too much bumping around for video. But you can look up Imogene pass on Youtube and check it out.
This has been a great vehicle. Luxury and balls both. Just get rid of the stock tires. I still have the stock wheels, just more aggressive tread.
I agree with you man, definitely isn’t no soccer wagon! Took the Trailhawk out last weekend and I was very impressed with the QDII, QL and the Hill decent feature that feature is sweet! I got out and walked next to the Jeep when going down a steady downhill grade Jeep would not move past lik 2 miles per hour also impressed with the trail manners of the vehicle, it was funny I was heading up a pretty burley rocky road and a Rubicon was coming down and looked at me like WTF is that, funny..lol.. I did notice that when in off-road II it does tend to be pretty darn stiff but overall for a stock SUV does pretty darn good! All I am going to do to this rig is throw on some 275/65/18's when these Goodyear’s Silent Armors wear down a bit but these Goodyear’s are one sweet tire!