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Title: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
Post by: PancakeBill 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. 

 
Title: Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
Post by: Larry N. 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).
Title: Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
Post by: Utclmjmpr 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
Title: Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
Post by: HueyPilotVN on September 08, 2019, 03:32:38 PM
I thought "pinstrips" were considered badges of honor.
Title: Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
Post by: Joezeppy on September 08, 2019, 07:48:03 PM

I thought "pinstrips" were considered badges of honor.

"Pinstripes" yes, "Pinstrips", no.   ::)
Title: Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
Post by: UTTransplant 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.”.
Title: Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
Post by: Chet18013 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.



Title: Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
Post by: Larry N. 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.
Title: Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
Post by: PancakeBill 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? 
Title: Re: In the Jeep 'club' Sort of
Post by: garyb1st 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.