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post #1 of 12 Old 02-05-2013, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Trail rating

Would my 1983 wagoneer be considered to be trail rated?

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post #2 of 12 Old 02-05-2013, 09:56 PM
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darn skippy its a JEEP!!!! It can do anything and go anywhere!!
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post #3 of 12 Old 02-06-2013, 02:44 AM
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This whole trail rated things only applies to those baby Jeeps. Hell everything AMC JEEP made back then was trail rated, even the cars. My older brother had an Eagle wagon that would flat out embarrass a Blazer off road.

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post #4 of 12 Old 02-06-2013, 07:56 AM
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What's Trail Rated mean, besides being a marketing term?

1) '77 J10 LWB, 258/T15/D20/3.54 bone stock, low options (delete radio), PS, hubcaps. 2) '82 J20 360/T18/NP208/3.73, KOs, 7600 GVWR 3) '75 CJ-6, 304/T15, PS, BFG KM2s, soft top 4) '95 VW Golf Sport 2000cc 2D
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post #5 of 12 Old 02-06-2013, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Trail rating means that a vehicle has passed off road testing by the Nevada Automotive Test Center which evaluates vehicles for traction, ground clearance, off road articulation, maneuverability, and water fording.
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post #6 of 12 Old 02-06-2013, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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It is explained on the website jeepfan.com
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post #7 of 12 Old 02-06-2013, 09:30 AM
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Technically no. The term came around after your wagoneer was built.

A stock 1983 wagoneer is a good trail vehicle. It has stock 4wd, either part time or full time with a low range. Decent articulation. Okay ground clearance. A stock wagoneer with can tackle most easy to easy-moderate trails with little to no problem and probably no body damage. A skilled driver could probably do most moderate trails.

The lack of a locker (some did come with limited slip), ground clearance and a not exceptional departure angle does impact the trail worthyness of our rigs.

The addition of a mild lift (4" springs), larger tires (31") go a long way to improve the types of trails/obsticles a wagoneer can handle. Toss on some rock sliders and a locker or two and you will be able to handle moderate to mildly difficult trails.

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post #8 of 12 Old 02-06-2013, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks very much for the info. That helps a lot.
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post #9 of 12 Old 02-06-2013, 10:17 AM
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post #10 of 12 Old 02-06-2013, 02:06 PM
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Trail rated means it's capable of going over curbs at the mall. That's where you're most likely to see vehicles bearing that badge.
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post #11 of 12 Old 02-06-2013, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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That is so true!
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post #12 of 12 Old 02-06-2013, 02:52 PM
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In terms of these old jeeps, trail ready refers to the trail of import cars you can crawl over in a parking lot
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