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Jeep GC on the Rubicon

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Looks like Jeep just took a couple of the new Grand Cherokees through the Rubicon.  They 'stacked a few rocks' they said but got through just fine stock.  

 

I'd like to see some pics/videos.  How did they get their stock rigs past the drop at the top of Old Sluice?  How about past the tree in the middle of said hill?  How did they get past some of the ledges without draging bumpers or rockers?

 

In some of the pictures you can see a small army (I counted 7 people in one photo) working around the GC to make sure it gets through.  My guess is there is more than just 'few' rocks being stacked, along with some serious veteran trail guides.  Something tells me their Rubicon might not be the one we ran this spring.

 

Or maybe I'm just seriously underestimating the Jeep and this is all sour grapes.

 

I'll wait for more video/pictures.

http://expeditionpor...es-the-rubicon/

 


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They never mentioned that they went from loon to Tahoe.  They only ever said "Basecamp" but the write up does say they went to the springs.  No mention of what happened after that.  Wonder if they're still there?  It would take plenty of effort and rock stacking to get a vehicle like that through, but after the Jamboree weekends and what not that go on all summer it can get pretty paved by those groups.  



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They never mentioned that they went from loon to Tahoe.  They only ever said "Basecamp" but the write up does say they went to the springs.  No mention of what happened after that.  Wonder if they're still there?  It would take plenty of effort and rock stacking to get a vehicle like that through, but after the Jamboree weekends and what not that go on all summer it can get pretty paved by those groups.  

I think I got my Sluices confused.  I should have said 'big sluice', not old sluice...we didn't do old sluice this spring, though I did hike up it to get a control arm.

 

Even so, first there's the big drop on the 90* turn at the top of big sluice.   Then the squeeze past the tree right in the middle of the trail.  Then the gnarly section at the bottom of the run as you approach the river.  If they got a stock GC through all that to get to Rubicon Springs they must have done a ton of paving.

 

As they say, 'pics or it didn't happen!'


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