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Unread 06-05-2010, 09:16 PM   #1
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"trail rated 4x4"

i just bought a 2005 grand cherokee limited....i love it so far....there's one thing that confuses me about it... it has the "trail rated 4x4" tag on the side, and yet supposedly it's only a 4x2.

is this thing any good for offroading? what does that whole "trail rated" crap mean anyways?...

i have a TJ on 33's, so if the cherokee remains the DD as I had originally planned, it's no big deal....just curious

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Unread 06-05-2010, 09:33 PM   #2
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What does it have the Dana 44 rear axle?
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Unread 06-05-2010, 10:30 PM   #3
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hmm.. you sure its 4x2? lol
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Unread 06-05-2010, 10:37 PM   #4
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you can buy those badges everywhere, someone prolly just put it on.
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Unread 06-05-2010, 10:53 PM   #5
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Well if its a 4X2, I'd peel the "Trail Rated" badge and say..put a.."Pre-Runner" badge in its place.
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Unread 06-06-2010, 07:23 AM   #6
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well, the dealer said it was 4x2....it doesn't have any stickers anywhere that say 4x4, and i see no way to shift it into 4x4 on the inside unless i'm just blind or confused....this is my first cherokee so i'm admittedly a bit lost here
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Unread 06-06-2010, 09:45 AM   #7
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well take some pics... and we can figure it out
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Unread 06-06-2010, 11:01 AM   #8
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here ya go



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Unread 06-06-2010, 11:03 AM   #9
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Check the front axle...if it has a pumpkin, then its 4wd. If it doesnt, then its not
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Unread 06-06-2010, 11:06 AM   #10
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can you tell if its 4 wheel drive or not? lol
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Unread 06-06-2010, 11:06 AM   #11
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good call !! but hey it looks just like mine nice lookin jeep
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Unread 06-06-2010, 12:29 PM   #12
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Nope...not a 4x4...I don't see no locking hubs
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Unread 06-06-2010, 02:21 PM   #13
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i was sure it wasn't 4x4...but i was thrown off by the "trail rated 4x4" logo thing on the side....if it were 4x4, i would have some way to shift it into 4x4, and i don't see anything of that sort inside, nor hubs on the wheels....i'm not COMPLETELY dumb to this stuff, but I am new to the cherokee world.

question i guess is, what is the "trail rated" all about anyways?...or is it just an emblem the previous owner or dealer put on?
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Unread 06-06-2010, 03:42 PM   #14
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Unread 06-06-2010, 06:41 PM   #15
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It's a limited, full time 4x4 there is a t handle next to the shifter to put it 4-lo
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