At some public land playing in the dirt and doing some independent testing of my Trail Rated 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland with Quadra-Drive 2. Everything is stock accept for the BFG T/A KO2 tires that are 265/70R18.

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    • Omar Resto
      Omar Resto

      Hey ryan do you still have your 2014 grand cherokee??? I just got one...

      about 9 days ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to Omar Resto

      Sadly it got totaled bro. Planning on getting either a trailhawk or overland again though

      about 9 days ago
    • BoZmD
      BoZmD

      These vehicles are so capable. Looks like fun!

      about 11 days ago
    • Jesse Fritz
      Jesse Fritz

      Uhhh I wouldn't take my Jeep on this. No thanks.

      about 4 months ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to Jesse Fritz

      @jtmoney091    no I haven't had any acceleration loss. It's a V8 so if they're was any I didn't notice and same with the mpg lol. The only thing is it will throw your speedometer off. The faster you drive the more noticeable it is. For instance when the speedometer says I'm doing 40mph the actual speed is 42mph and when I'm doing 70mph I'm actually doing 74.5mph. I took it to the dealership to see if they could recalibrate it to the new tires size and the closest calibration they have is the one it was already set at, so just keep that in mind if you get the larger tires.

      about 3 months ago
    • jtmoney091
      jtmoney091 In reply to Jesse Fritz

      @Ryan ok cool. Did you notice any acceleration loss and worse mpg with the bigger tires 265/70/r18?

      about 3 months ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to Jesse Fritz

      @jtmoney091 they run flush bro. Best tires in my opinion

      about 3 months ago
    • jtmoney091
      jtmoney091 In reply to Jesse Fritz

      @Ryan hey man. What would you say your stance is on this jeep with the 265/70/r18 tires and stock wheels? Does it stick out an inch or does it run pretty flush?

      about 3 months ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to Jesse Fritz

      @Jesse Fritz understandable brother

      about 4 months ago
    • David Owens
      David Owens

      Question for you all...I’m about to buy a ‘14 Overland with the Off-Road II package (air suspension, etc.) and Hemi. How come it doesn’t have the Trail Rated badge? My last ‘14 Limited with the same OR-II options did...?

      about 4 months ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to David Owens

      That's very strange bro. That's a question for jeep to answer cause as far as I knew once you get the off-road package II it comes with the trail rated badge.

      about 4 months ago
    • Nick Swan
      Nick Swan

      Y'all made that look easy. Great communication and fantastic driving skills!

      about 4 months ago
    • Reginald Jackson
      Reginald Jackson

      This is an awesome video! That's some pretty tough off roading too...I got my Overland 4x4 feet wet for the first time recently, been hoping I could get back out there ever since!

      about 5 months ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to Reginald Jackson

      It can definitely take it. Just don't leave it sitting in any high water for over 15 minutes. The door seals are only good for 15 minutes and water will leak in. Learned the hard way.

      about 5 months ago
    • Mauricio A. Santana C.
      Mauricio A. Santana C.

      Incredible!!!

      about 5 months ago
    • Eric Sheldon
      Eric Sheldon

      About to take home a trailhawk. What’d these tires do to your fuel economy? I’m debating these or 265/65 or 275/65 so I don’t rub. Idk if I’ll do it if the tires make me get 12mpg haha

      about 5 months ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to Eric Sheldon

      I haven't honestly seen a difference. I'm sure it's a difference but it's so minimal I haven't noticed. Your not going to get 12mpg lol. I've got the v8 and I get 22 on the highway and around 17-18 city. If I put it in eco mode I can get a little more.

      about 5 months ago
    • john zambrano
      john zambrano

      I just sold my jeep overland commander to my brother it was a beast offroad lots of work done to it now looking at 2013 or 14 overland. Good video bro hopefully i can post some soon

      about 6 months ago
    • Angelo Iacovella
      Angelo Iacovella

      Does your GC have Quadra Lift air suspension or is this all normal height? My 2018 Limited has 265/60 18 which calculates to 30.4 diameter and 10.4 width and the front already looks like it doesn't have enough room to go larger diameter. The 265/70 18 you have here looks like it calculates to 32.6 diameter same width - but that's a big difference of 2 inches so just wondering.

      about 6 months ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to Angelo Iacovella

      If you watch the video at the 1:40 mark I raise it up

      about 6 months ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to Angelo Iacovella

      Yes it has Quadra lift..

      about 6 months ago
    • Khaled Arafeh
      Khaled Arafeh

      Hay Man, cool ride, did you add spacers or modified the inner fender wells for this size 265/70R18 ?? and is it rubbing in Exit/Entry mode or Normal mode ? Thanks in advance :)

      about 6 months ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to Khaled Arafeh

      Nah no mods on her, just the tires. When it's fully lowered it scrubs a tiny tiny bit when you turn your wheels. No rubbing in normal mode

      about 6 months ago
    • michael cutugno
      michael cutugno

      how do you know it has quadra drive 2 i have same car and it doesnt say that it has it but apperantly it does

      about 7 months ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to michael cutugno

      It was on the window sticker when I bought it. Also you can put your VIN in the search tool on jeeps website and it will tell you the specs on your vehicle.

      about 7 months ago
    • Jason Land
      Jason Land

      Finally a Grand Cherokee owner using it as a Jeep. And with proper tires. Thank You

      about 9 months ago
    • Sjt 162
      Sjt 162

      That grand cherokee has those baby ruts all day 👍👍

      about 11 months ago
    • Hector Alegria
      Hector Alegria

      Saludos,cual es la altura maxima del pizo al chasis,en la posicion mas alta.

      about 1 year ago
    • Black shark swimmer
      Black shark swimmer

      When will u get the trailhawk?

      about 1 year ago
    • patrickblair19
      patrickblair19

      When you make it out of the hood and find an entrance to a 2 track trail lol.

      about 1 year ago
    • paul lovallo
      paul lovallo

      Beautiful Jeep men! I been a Overland 4x4 owner for many years and it’s very much capable in doing much more than these moguls! With the right tires on this Jeep can climb the side of a mountain and up and over rock ledges and through the big! Looking good and enjoy your ride!

      about 1 year ago
    • Andrew Higdon
      Andrew Higdon In reply to paul lovallo

      For real man. These guys got out of their comfort zone and risked messing up their newer GC and had a blast and demonstrated the beauty of good engineering, which is also a statement about the accomplishments of mankind. Sound heady? Sorry. Those guys were having so much fun. It’s also notoriously difficult to convey the steepness of terrain with regular cameras. Sometimes you can see how the saplings are growing “at an angle” but not an angle to flat ground. And worst of all; POSERS? Posers would be Kickin the big fat tires and stupid black rims with fake beadlocks and of course dressed like IndyFuckingAna Jones but the embroidered Jeep cap and a fanny pack with an iPad instead of treasure pouch and whip. These guys were the polar opposite of posers. They were doers. Factory basic stock GC tires and all. Bam!!
      Bring it. I once had to take my nearly brand new 2005 GC non 4X4, through a 5 foot deep ditch that was dry, but I couldn’t afford to get stuck, and I couldn’t afford to NOT get my equipment that had been left inside the property and all the gates were locked. I had about a 1’ space on either side of the truck to miss the gate post and a 4”x4” post. Ugh. And I had to cross at like a 45 degree angle. I wasn’t worried about it flipping, but I wasn’t sure how my uphill rear tire would cope with grip while the downhill right rear tire was hangin in the air. So I just aimed and jabbed the throttle knowing the back end would slide over a bit since there was no way the rear end wouldn’t slip to the right going up the other side of the ditch. Well was I forevermore surprised!! I was careful not to spin the back tires but I needed enough speed to blow through the obstacle if I lost all traction, basically get through with inertia. Driver side got scratched above back tire by an unseen protrusion. Rubbed it out and touched it with red Sharpie before wife saw, but she saw the shitty touch up later. Anyway, the left front end started to rise sharply and even though it was late at night, all I could see was sky and treetops. I didn’t want to get stuck so I stayed in it and the left front wheel finally dropped with a gentle thud. It had to be 3-4 feet under that tire at one point. But I never “felt” the tire leave the ground! Unreal and quite a feeling. I got out and looked around, kissed the truck, then hauled ass down a long straight dirt road with just fog lights on and I forgot about the whoop-de-doos about 50 yards apart and I had to be doing 45mph when that truck launched and landed square on all fours on the backside of the jump, I mean hill. I had driven that dirt road a million times during the day and with a golf cart most of the time. Those little humps seemed like nothing at the time. Wholly shit that was fun!! Risky but fun. Jeep. Don’t underestimate them.

      about 2 months ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to paul lovallo

      @capitalD D dang, not sure how we were posers just by taking my jeep to do a bit of trail riding. Would love to go to devils ridge but until then all I got is the few spots around my hometown. Why even comment with that junk?

      about 6 months ago
    • capitalD D
      capitalD D In reply to paul lovallo

      paul lovallo these guys are posers with a machine more capable than they are....trail driving and rhey think they're on Devils Ridge or something.... shame

      about 1 year ago
    • Hungry Boy
      Hungry Boy

      'FOR SALE' Never been off roaded ! ;)

      about 1 year ago
    • Justin CBR1000RR
      Justin CBR1000RR

      I see you went with the 30” tires. Very nice. They look like a tight fit. How do they fit? Did they rub in the turns or had to get any wheel spacers. I was think of getting 33s on my 20s. +Rhinomssy

      about 1 year ago
    • Tavo24vv
      Tavo24vv

      I have to get one of these.

      about 2 years ago
    • Michael Dugan
      Michael Dugan

      I have a stock WK2 Laredo 2014 and it eats mud up so easily. I might upgrade to an Overland soon.

      about 2 years ago
    • tropojay1
      tropojay1 In reply to Michael Dugan

      Rhinomssy how’s your Jeep holding up? Any transmission problems?

      about 1 year ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to Michael Dugan

      Michael Dugan uses wrangler or new. If your going to trade it in are you going to wait for the new model wrangler or stick with the JK

      about 2 years ago
    • Michael Dugan
      Michael Dugan In reply to Michael Dugan

      Rhinomssy yeah either that or a wrangler haven't decided yet I'll probably trade in my 2014 Laredo

      about 2 years ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to Michael Dugan

      Michael Dugan you won't regret it bro

      about 2 years ago
    • Danny Beckwith
      Danny Beckwith

      did the bigger tires require any extra mods? I know the 70's are a little bigger than stock.

      about 2 years ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to Danny Beckwith

      Danny Beckwith negative bro no extra mods required. The Overland I have has Quadra lift so even if I lowered it to the lowest setting it would just barely scrape.

      about 2 years ago
    • Greenmachine
      Greenmachine

      did you have to use 4x4 low or just sand /mud mode? This is all new to me. Thanks

      about 2 years ago
    • Greenmachine
      Greenmachine

      I have the exact same jeep. Love it. I just put 265/60/18 ko2's on her this morning. Love them dealer put 45 psi in them do you need to bother to air down for back woods driving? Nothing too crazy I am driving on lumber roads.

      about 2 years ago
    • Greenmachine
      Greenmachine In reply to Greenmachine

      Thanks so far the tires are incredible lol Day 2. did you have to use 4x4 low or just sand /mud mode? This is all new to me. Thanks

      about 2 years ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to Greenmachine

      redbutbearhair awesome bro. Would love to see some vids or pics of it. As far as airing down I'll drop to maybe 25 or 30psi. When I got mine they put 50psi in them. Watch out with the speedometer. There will be a speed different from what the speedometer says and what your actually doing. The difference gets greater the faster you go.

      about 2 years ago
    • Lost Mind
      Lost Mind

      That jeep can more than handle that terrain, just point it and go. Ive had my '04 GC in a lot worse than this...Trick is to be confident but not over confident...I hear some Jeep glee in there too...

      about 2 years ago
    • Adrian Cukovski
      Adrian Cukovski

      Rhinomssy, great vid! Do you have the same size wheel as a spare? Does it fit in spare wheel space?

      about 2 years ago
    • Adrian Cukovski
      Adrian Cukovski In reply to Adrian Cukovski

      +Rhinomssy thanks for the reply. It has been a mission finding details about this size wheel on a GC. Thanks for sharing the vid!

      about 2 years ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to Adrian Cukovski

      I couldn't fit the ATs in the spare wheel well

      about 2 years ago
    • O Cortez
      O Cortez

      Good vid

      about 2 years ago
    • Mike Hemmes
      Mike Hemmes

      Looks like you'd be better taking out your sway bars when you're going to do trails like that; keep your wheels on the ground.

      about 3 years ago
    • Jeffrey Jones
      Jeffrey Jones In reply to Mike Hemmes

      It's got sway bars front and rear. If you still got it try disconnecting em and see how she does.

      I had a 2014 Laredo qt1 and it surprised the hell outta me with how capable the base 4x4 system is

      about 3 months ago
    • Mike Hemmes
      Mike Hemmes In reply to Mike Hemmes

      +Rhinomssy Yeah, gotcha. Thinking of my old days. Haven't gone off roading in years and just got a GC Overland. Haven't had a chance to do a thing with it yet, but very excited.

      about 3 years ago
    • Ryan
      Ryan In reply to Mike Hemmes

      I'm pretty sure this model grand cherokee doesn't have a sway bar. Independent suspension

      about 3 years ago
    • Denys A
      Denys A

      Nice.

      about 3 years ago