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post #1 of 28 Old 06-22-2013, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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Trail Rated

Hi, i am new to my new Wrangler Unlimited but I use to drive 2008/2011 Grand Cherokee's before and both without this badge. Does this Trail Rated badge getting installed only on some models with stiffer suspension etc? Or it is just standard thing on any Wrangler now?

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post #2 of 28 Old 06-22-2013, 10:18 AM
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All Wranglers are "Trail Rated." That being said, the badge and $2.50 will get you on any subway in NYC.
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post #3 of 28 Old 06-22-2013, 10:30 AM
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Iím probably going to catch hell for this but I happen to like the badge. As a matter of fact I always order an extra badge so I have one each side for all my Jeeps that came with them. Have to balance things out you know.
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post #4 of 28 Old 06-22-2013, 12:12 PM
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It's a marketing gimmick by Jeep. If the vehicle is a 4x4, it gets the badge. It started in 2003-2004.

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post #5 of 28 Old 06-22-2013, 01:21 PM
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Trail rated vehicles are supposed to include 4x4 transfer case with Low range, skid plates, and water fording capability (not sure min depth). My GC has all but skid plates. A GC with AWD wouldn't be trail rated. All Wranglers are trail rated because all models meet the criteria.
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post #6 of 28 Old 06-22-2013, 02:07 PM
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...As a matter of fact I always order an extra badge so I have one each side for all my Jeeps that came with them...
I didn't notice it's only on the drivers side.

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post #7 of 28 Old 06-22-2013, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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All Wranglers are "Trail Rated." That being said, the badge and $2.50 will get you on any subway in NYC.
Ok, thanks. I am really in love with my JKU but I prefer to have balance between dirt/rocks driving oriented car and used daily SUV. I hate tendency of using FWD/CVT in modern SUV's same time. I tried 2013 Nissan Pathfinder and I think it is total cra. since that.

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post #8 of 28 Old 06-22-2013, 06:56 PM
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The Grand Cherokee can get the Trail Rated badge if it has the skid plates and 18" wheels installed.

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post #9 of 28 Old 06-22-2013, 06:59 PM
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All Wranglers are "Trail Rated." That being said, the badge and $2.50 will get you on any subway in NYC.
All Wranglers are not trail rated. You can still buy a 2wd version.

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post #10 of 28 Old 06-22-2013, 07:05 PM
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All Wranglers are not trail rated. You can still buy a 2wd version.
I don't think they make 2wd pentastar engine JKs anymore, but you are correct, there were 2wd Wranglers from 2007-2009 (Maybe 2010, but I've never seen/heard of one).
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post #11 of 28 Old 06-23-2013, 01:46 PM
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Not useless. It's a affordable Jeep that someone willing to take the time could convert to a 4wd.
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post #12 of 28 Old 06-23-2013, 04:47 PM
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Bite your tongue , we have a JK moderator that bought a 2wd wrangler. To each their own as long as it's lifted and abused right?

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post #13 of 28 Old 06-23-2013, 06:10 PM
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I don't even notice it is on mine, just marketing crap. meh

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post #14 of 28 Old 06-23-2013, 06:16 PM
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Bite your tongue , we have a JK moderator that bought a 2wd wrangler. To each their own as long as it's lifted and abused right?
Well, long as you abuse IT I guess everything is ok!
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post #15 of 28 Old 06-23-2013, 06:26 PM
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Ok you guys had your fun now cool it with the transvestite, women with man parts etc. jokes. If another one pops up I’m going to remove all related posts and have a special surprise for the person who posts another one. Thanks.


Edit: I changed my mind, I’m removing them now. Please no more.
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