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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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.
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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