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Unread 06-08-2014, 07:34 PM   #16
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Headed to moab tomorrow to take my first WJ on an expedition!
So how did you end up doing on your Moab trip? What trails did you do? How did the Cherokee perform?

We were there at the same time. We ended up renting JK Rubicon's and did 7mile and Hells Revenge in the Pouring rain.. Great time.

Now I can't decide if I want to build up my Cherokee and sell it an buy a JK Rubicon.. Decisions, decisions. I'd like to know how your Cherokee did though and what trails. Post up some pics if you have any also..

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Unread 06-08-2014, 08:48 PM   #17
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It's a grand cherokee and I'll put mine up against any jku of equal tune any time
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Unread 06-08-2014, 08:55 PM   #18
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It's a grand cherokee and I'll put mine up against any jku of equal tune any time
Photo's please... And tell me how you have yours built. I'd love to see it.. I'm not saying the WJ's are not capable but I never saw even 1 in the rocks over Memorial Day in Moab. That's why I'm curious to see how they do and how much money I will need to throw at my 03 WJ 4.0 with Quadra Trac II to make it run good in Moab and still be used as a daily driver. I will say that as far as comfort the JKU was nowhere near as comfy as my WJ..
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Unread 06-09-2014, 12:55 AM   #19
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Grand Slam West 2014 There'll be a few there in Moab next weekend. I'd like to be there, but unfortunately I can't attend.
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Unread 06-09-2014, 09:36 AM   #20
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So how did you end up doing on your Moab trip? What trails did you do? How did the Cherokee perform?

We were there at the same time. We ended up renting JK Rubicon's and did 7mile and Hells Revenge in the Pouring rain.. Great time.

Now I can't decide if I want to build up my Cherokee and sell it an buy a JK Rubicon.. Decisions, decisions. I'd like to know how your Cherokee did though and what trails. Post up some pics if you have any also..
So basically this thing is stock, other then a BB spacer lift I put on the thing.
stock tire size, stock springs, stock diff, everything.

I'm actually quite impressed on how well a stock WJ does.

We did a nice easy one at first to get a feeling for the new rig, so we wend up Gemini bridges and down long canyon.

We decided to do 7 Mile the next day. It took me a second to get used to the fact the axles are almost a foot wider then my CJ so my tire placement was off. but this thing did fantastic and removing the bumper provided much better approach angles, I did not scrape front or rear (different story with my cat and center dif.)

Any solid axle jeep you buy and build would likely climb anything you point it at. some are easier then others but I will say there are several people in our group with JK's and they are amazing. But they do seem to be problematic unless you dump $10,000.00 for modifications on top of an already $20,000.00 plus jeep.

My .02 is keep your WJ and build it proper, WJ's have the advantage over a JK as they are far more basic and much easier to work on, especially if you have the 4.0. It all comes down to preference really. If I did not have a little guy I would never have gone away from my CJ or Scrambler. But that is just me and I have a thing for plunking around in my old CJ's.
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