The Jeep Cherokee Dakar is the most impressive vehicle headed to Moab

In addition to a trio of lifted Wranglers, Jeep and Mopar revealed two specially built Cherokees, and a Diesel Grand Cherokee today prior to shipping them out to Moab for the 48th annual Easter Jeep Safari.

The most impressive Jeep presented yesterday, in my opinion, was the Dakar Cherokee.   Mopar made adjustments to the wheel openings, front and rear facias, and fitted it with a prototype lift kit to fit a set of 33 inch BFG KM2 mud terrain tires.  The thought of a potential Mopar lift kit is big news considering that most aftermarket suspension manufacturers have given up trying to fit larger than factory tires on the new trail hawk.

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Sure, not every Cherokee owner is going to want to make the modifications needed for 33 inch tires; which likely includes replacing the springs and shocks, control arms, and possibly the transaxle cradle… but the option would be nice.

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The other Cherokee revealed today, the Adventurer, sports the same oversized roof basket that we saw on last year’s Cherokee Trailcarver, a custom paint job, Mopar rock rails, and a sweet set of BFG All Terrain Tires.

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I can’t wait to see what the pair of Cherokees will do next week in Moab.

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