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PancakeBill

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In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
« on: August 01, 2019, 09:13:57 PM »
recently bought a Jeep, the Grand Cherokee Limited, with a Hemi.  Total stock, but plan on doing some easy offered stuff, nothing real technical.  Afraid my money well is not that deep for the major upgrades.  What can I expect off-road?  How are they classified?  I see 1,2,3 etc.  I assume 1 being a regular road that is dirt.  What os the 3'boulders?  10's, 5's etc?

I may up the tire size when it is time for a change, I understand the issue of gearing and speedos. ut a stock GC will take what size? 

Got the base plate installed today, need to finish up wiring, which is just mounting and connecting the plug at this point. 

 
Bill & Jolene W (& Koda 6/1/2004 6/15/2019 R.I.P.)
Retired from Old Faithful, Old Guy at Hardware Store
1999 Country Coach Magna 40'. (JUST ONE NOW)
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
FMCA F-401354
1995 OMI Dobro F-60
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Larry N.

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Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 06:47:36 AM »
Welcome to the "club," Bill. Sorry I can't help much on answers, but those Grand Cherokees do pretty well off road, certainly up to doing Terry and Frank's usual at Q. They're wider and longer, of course, than the Wranglers, so there may be a few snug spots. Of course a lot depends on the options, too, such as optional suspensions. Other than the larger size, they'll do just about as well as my stock Wrangler (it's not a Rubicon).
Larry and Mary Ann N.
2016 Newmar Ventana 3709 -ISB6.7 XT 360HP
2015 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited toad
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Utclmjmpr

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Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 03:29:51 PM »
 You have to also except a few Arizona pinstripes from time to times,, I have a Jeep Liberty, the last year made.. It's my wife's daily driver and the "pinstripes" are not acceptable >>>Dan
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HueyPilotVN

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Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2019, 03:32:38 PM »
I thought "pinstrips" were considered badges of honor.
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Joezeppy

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Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2019, 07:48:03 PM »

I thought "pinstrips" were considered badges of honor.

"Pinstripes" yes, "Pinstrips", no.   ::)
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UTTransplant

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Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 08:20:08 PM »
We have a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and I prefer minimal scratches. I know I will get some, but I still cringe when a rock brushes by. We have the Trailhawk version so it has adjustable height with airbags, and we have put all-terrain tires on it instead of the all-weather tires it came with, but it isn’t a heavy duty 4 wheeler by anyone’s view.. We really don’t have the skills for heavy duty 4 wheeling, but we enjoy scenic drives on what we call “two tracks” - primitive class I roads that need ground clearance. I used to routinely run this type of road in my Subaru, so we sometimes call them “Subie roads.”.
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Chet18013

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Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 08:57:52 AM »
You  should be able to take it on 75-80% of the trail rides that most people do. Just don't try the serious rock climbing that the crazy Jeep folks do. When you get to Benson next month, I'll take you on a couple of challenging trails that you can easily do.



Chet18013
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Larry N.

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Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2019, 10:24:19 AM »
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Just don't try the serious rock climbing that the crazy Jeep folks do.
And that's just as true of my stock Wrangler.
Larry and Mary Ann N.
2016 Newmar Ventana 3709 -ISB6.7 XT 360HP
2015 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited toad
Formerly: Trailmanor 2720SL, Bounder, Beaver
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PancakeBill

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Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2019, 09:37:14 PM »
Speaking of pinstripes, I pinstriped mine, came out nice.  So, what size tires will a stock GC take? 
Bill & Jolene W (& Koda 6/1/2004 6/15/2019 R.I.P.)
Retired from Old Faithful, Old Guy at Hardware Store
1999 Country Coach Magna 40'. (JUST ONE NOW)
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
FMCA F-401354
1995 OMI Dobro F-60
WA1RI

garyb1st

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Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 09:41:21 AM »
Jerry and Ardra have a Grand Cherokee and take it off road.  As I recall, when we were with them, on a very memorable ride, their's was all stock.   
Gary B1st

2005 Pace Arrow 35G
2016 Jeep Wrangler


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