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View Poll Results: Do you take your GC on an off-road trip more than once or twice a year ?
Yes 33 48.53%
No 35 51.47%
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Unread 04-07-2013, 11:08 AM   #31
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I want to take mine out on the trails with a few minor obstacles to try out. Nothing insane! I only have QT1 installed however, it seems like that system is pretty capable of trailing almost everywhere. I definitely want to get a nice wheel/tire package and do the 2.5" lift one day if I get into trailing much more. Here in WA, trails seem to be everywhere so it is an adventure I definitely want to try. I am very interested in getting a Wrangler for other trips!

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Unread 04-07-2013, 12:12 PM   #32
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Only offroading mine sees is the dirt roads to some hiking trails, and the snowy roads to the ski lodge.

I bought it because of its features, interior, styling, and ride. I'd likely have been satisfied by an X5, Cayenne, etc. but liked the Jeep's looks the most.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 10:02 AM   #33
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I'm certain if you asked in Jeep forums "how many of you Wrangler owners go off-road" you would get a high percentage, but the fact remains in the real world only a few Wranglers go off road. Which brings up the question, why would you buy a Wrangler and not take it off road?

I know this, if you do not take a GC off road, you are missing a huge part of its capabilitty. Get a Van.
I have a 2008 JKU (Wrangler) and a 2013 WK2 (GC Trailhawk) and can answer this. The reality where I live [and where a lot of others live] is that trails are becoming scarce. Urban sprawl has turned what used to be accessible land into apartment complexes, strip malls, and office buildings.

The majority of trails are 2 hours North of me, unless I want to consider short-duration farm/ranch trails about 20 minutes East. I do take my Wrangler off-road, but it's mostly moderate wheeling, as rock crawling is about as appealing to me as playing golf or bingo: boring. I do light wheeling when I'm in the Tahoe area, but that's about it. The GC simply doesn't have the ground clearance of my JKU [3" lift and 35s], though I plan to run some fire/access trails this Summer.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 05:48 PM   #34
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Was there any other reason to buy a 4x4 but o go off road
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Unread 04-09-2013, 06:15 PM   #35
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It's probably too late, but if you haven't hit the trails yet, be sure to fix the front end first. Most of the Grand Cherokees and Commanders have a small section of fascia under the fog lamps that can be removed. Usually has plastic clips or quarter turn fasteners to pop them loose. It will buy you a couple extra degrees of approach angle. Plus removing it intentionally is much cheaper than having to replace it at the dealership on Monday....
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Unread 04-10-2013, 06:34 AM   #36
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Was there any other reason to buy a 4x4 but o go off road
More will buy a 4x4 for winter driving than off-roading.
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Unread 04-10-2013, 11:33 AM   #37
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After being engulfed in the Jeep culture, i want a Wrangler as a 2nd vehicle now!
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Unread 04-10-2013, 09:26 PM   #38
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This thing is fantastic offroad. I have it and a highly modified Rubicon. I try to take my Jeeps offroad at least several times a month.

I also have a Jeep/Mopar Extreme camp trailer and I towed that thing up a mountain via offroad trail with rocks and such with my JGC and didn't break a sweat.

The best thing is the two vehicles drive so different from each other on and off road I don't get bored.

I absolutely love these Jeeps and glad I live in an area full of places to take them offroad.

Had the JGC running trails in Joshua Tree as well and the only problem I had was the damn SAND MODE error (SERV 4WD) - hopefully there is a fix for that soon.







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Unread 04-10-2013, 09:48 PM   #39
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This thing is fantastic offroad. I have it and a highly modified Rubicon. I try to take my Jeeps offroad at least several times a month.

I also have a Jeep/Mopar Extreme camp trailer and I towed that thing up a mountain via offroad trail with rocks and such with my JGC and didn't break a sweat.

The best thing is the two vehicles drive so different from each other on and off road I don't get bored.

I absolutely love these Jeeps and glad I live in an area full of places to take them offroad.

Had the JGC running trails in Joshua Tree as well and the only problem I had was the damn SAND MODE error (SERV 4WD) - hopefully there is a fix for that soon.
xjrguy:

Clearly, you're having fun with your Jeeps [JK and Wrangler owner here too] and that's what it's all about.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 04:37 PM   #40
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Just this Easter up near mount buller on the howqua river in Victoria Australia. I love my off roading

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Unread 04-12-2013, 03:37 PM   #41
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I have been offroad a fair amount in my still stock WK (lift planned). QDII is amazing. In most conditions, I can keep with a Rubicon.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 07:06 PM   #42
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Who's driving the Rubicon, a soccer mom that doesn't know what the locker switches are for.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 07:40 PM   #43
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Who's driving the Rubicon, a soccer mom that doesn't know what the locker switches are for.
Most conditions include the mall parking lot and fire roads IMO
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Unread 04-19-2013, 11:28 AM   #44
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Hell Ya!

Going to Durhamtown next weekend with the Georgia Crawlers group.

And, I agree that I see more JK's out there without a single scratch. They are bought from the dealer with 36" tires, winches, lights, and never see a trail.... ever! Why buy a Wrangler if you're not going to use it. Probably the most impractical vehicle for daily driving. But hey.... for some reason, women love to buy them.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 02:09 PM   #45
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This may sound lame but is there anyway to off road w/o scratching the **** out of the paint, does anyone make a clear decal for example that could come off later that would portect paint?
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