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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-21-2016, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Bestride KL Article - offroad and forum members

"IS THE JEEP CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK REALLY “TRAIL RATED”? SEE FOR YOURSELF"

http://bestride.com/news/entertainme...e-for-yourself
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Great article! Glad you had a great experience.

And, thank you for being a positive representative of our community.

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I can only concur with what @gravitywell said. Good job!

I must say that I'm a bit envious of the great off-roading opportunities you have in the US. There are very few areas where you can go off-road legally here in Sweden, and they're generally either too easy or require serious hardware to tackle.

If I may insert a question into this thread, the lift kits available for the KL appear to be similar to what we used to call "budget boosts" for the ZJ back in the day. I had 2-inch spacers made by a guy in Georgia on one of mine, which allowed me to put 31s on it. That installation required a front end alignment, though, which from what I understand isn't possible with the KL. Does this lift cause any problems with steering, vibrations, wobble or increase the wear on drivetrain components or tires?
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Front end requires toe in adjustment and the camber/caster are still within manufacturer specs so no issue there. Rears do have camber and toe adjustment so no probs there either.

Ride and tyre wear and handling almost unchanged from stock. A slightly more top heavy feel on corners but thats about it.

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WOW! Just Wow!! Thanks for representing us dude!!!

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Only semi-serious trails for me are 3 hours west or 3 hours south. And, I'm not sure there are any members near me.
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@MarinR00 Nice article. Thanks for representing us all. I especially liked the final paragraph!
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@MarinR00 Nice article. Thanks for representing us all. I especially liked the final paragraph!
Not a problem! and you beat me too it - I wanted to thank you @taatmk for representing what the KL can do (Can't wait to see all your badges), and guys like @HazzardSky, @gravitywell, @Rojhan, @RegalTraveler, @tbrou6229 who are also pushing the limits and are also awesome trail buds. And everyone else adding something to the community.. like the crazy Aussies

Keep it up!

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