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Unread 04-18-2007, 04:52 PM   #76
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Last I checked... a 2000 Jeep Wrangler wasn't a Liberty...

LOL Nice Jason !

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Unread 04-18-2007, 04:52 PM   #77
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Sorry just read...

the focus of the q/a session.

BTW, my company is working on the jeep compass Rallye package...cool stuff.
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Unread 04-18-2007, 04:52 PM   #78
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In spy photos of 'test mules', there always seems to be a big red button somewhere on the dash or center console. What is this button for?
It is effectively an engine-off switch used in all Chrysler Group pre-production vehicles.
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Unread 04-18-2007, 04:53 PM   #79
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In spy photos of 'test mules', there always seems to be a big red button somewhere on the dash or center console. What is this button for?
I got this one guys


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Unread 04-18-2007, 04:56 PM   #80
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With all it's new and improved features the KK is a little under 200 lbs heavier than the current KJ, depending on model.
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Unread 04-18-2007, 04:56 PM   #81
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What were the reasons for moving the spare tire off the tailgate on the redesign?
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Unread 04-18-2007, 04:57 PM   #82
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So what are the 'secret' ways to achieve this better mpg?
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Secret eh? Your car gets it's worst fuel economy before the thermostat opens. It is best to avoid short, frequent trips. In contrast, it will get the best fuel ecomomy when warm and when the torque converter is in partial or full lock operation under light throttles. For 06MY and newer KJ's, this is 30-35mph and above 45mph. Remember, light pedals.
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I have read on another forum that some guys are disconnecting their MAF sensors in an attempt to shut down the EGR. Some claim better fuel economy and power. This practise is illegal and harmful to the atmosphere. Is it also harmful to the engines themselves?
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Unread 04-18-2007, 04:59 PM   #84
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How does the new Selec-Trac II work? Is it like quadra-trac II on the WKs with TCS and the ABS systems braking wheels individually to send power across the drivetrain? On the site I cant really tell. An what modes are there to shift from (2hi, 4ft,4pt,4lo)?
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Unread 04-18-2007, 05:01 PM   #85
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Since the Liberty has esp, traction control and other stuff, if one tire gets torn up wouldn't replacing just that tire possibly freak out those gizmos? Would you need to replace all of the tires?
Replacing the tire with one of the same size should not affect the calibrations.
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I have read on another forum that some guys are disconnecting their MAF sensors in an attempt to shut down the EGR. Some claim better fuel economy and power. This practise is illegal and harmful to the atmosphere. Is it also harmful to the engines themselves?
With the EGR disabled, you can build up exhaust gasses to form sludge. Over time, this can decrease your performance. This does make the engine work harder.
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Since the Liberty has esp, traction control and other stuff, if one tire gets torn up wouldn't replacing just that tire possibly freak out those gizmos? Would you need to replace all of the tires?
Not necessarily, it will depend on how worn the other 3 tires are. The system can compensate for some variation in tire size from one corner to another due to wear.
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Jeeps and offroading go hand in hand, and much of the terrain we wheel in is VERY dusty.

That said, has engineering ever considered installing a washable or replaceable air filter in the HVAC air plenum area as a few other 4x4 vehicles have? Of course this is a Liberty only question but it applies to all Jeeps as well.

I for one have a major problem Monday mornings when while wearing my suit and white shirt I turn the vent and fan on and a half-pound of dust from the weekend offroad trip blows out of the vents creating a cloud and coating of dirt on me and the interior.
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Unread 04-18-2007, 05:04 PM   #89
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So after trying out a 3-link rear suspension on both the KJ and WJ, Jeep has gone [back] to a 5-link rear on the WK and the new KK. What improvements in the ride and/or handling dynamics have been seen from going from the 3-link to the 5-link? Or, in what areas did the 3-link have deficiencies vs a 5-link design?

I guess to put it bluntly: why the switch back to a 5-link from the 3-link? I studied a little suspension dynamics back in college, so I'm hoping for something a bit more in depth than "it improved the ride"?
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Jeeps and offroading go hand in hand, and much of the terrain we wheel in is VERY dusty.

That said, has engineering ever considered installing washable or replaceable air filters in the HVAC air plenum area as a few other 4x4 vehicles have? Of course this is a Liberty only question but it applies to all Jeeps as well.

I for one have a major problem Monday mornings when while wearing my suit and white shirt I turn the vent and fan on and a half-pound of dust from the weekend offroad trip blows out of the vents creating a cloud and coating of dirt on me and inside.
While we can't comment on future products, we're always eager to hear customer suggestions. Some vehicles do have the dry "micron air" filtration system available as an option or as an accessory. For example, Mopar offers a kit for the WK, but of course this is a KJ event.....
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