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Unread 11-28-2007, 03:25 PM   #16
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Also for a KK page that im working on i have a couple of spec questions to ask (because im too lazy to look it up myself)

For both the sport and the limited packages
What axles were used front and rear?
Spline count on both of those axles?
Gear Ratio (did you guys have different options?)
Was a LSD available?
Anything else regarding the axles that i may have missed please feel free to include, also if the information differs from sport to limited please include what is different.

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Unread 11-28-2007, 03:26 PM   #17
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Was the Dana30a redesigned for the KK? It seems as if the Dana30a was not Engineered to handle offroading as many guys are finding out the hard-way.

If the dana30a is any stronger on the KK, would it be possble to swap it over to the Kj?
The Dana 30 in the KK was redesigned versus the Dana 30 found in the KJ. It was changed from a below center pinion design to an above center pinion design (improves gear strength), and the housing itself was significantly strengthened.

Swapping the KK front axle into the KJ would take quite a bit of work due to the revised mounting scheme used in the KK. The cradle brackets are significantly different and the front driveshaft changes from CV/CV to Single Carden/CV.
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Why are Jeep SRT 8 only limited to a 3500 LB tow rating. Also what is the long term effects of using the truck for towing a boat that way around 2000 LB.
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Unread 11-28-2007, 03:29 PM   #19
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Why are Jeep SRT 8 only limited to a 3500 LB tow rating. Also what is the long term effects of using the truck for towing a boat that way around 2000 LB.
can you read? talking about liberty only
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Unread 11-28-2007, 03:29 PM   #20
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2009 Jeep Bluetec Diesel

Can you tells me if the bluetec version of jeep for '09 will be Mercedes or anther manufacture. Also will the Liberty be getting the diesel?
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Unread 11-28-2007, 03:30 PM   #21
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^They do not make a SRT-8 Liberty.

Thanks for answering that. Is there anything you can reccomend to make the Dana30 stronger on the kj?
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Unread 11-28-2007, 03:31 PM   #22
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Is the calibration also true for the KJ?
Sorry, ESP/BTC only became available for KJ beginning 2006MY and your 04 does not have these features. I don't believe that your 04 disengages ABS either in 4LO but will research and post if otherwise. Thanks again!
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Im curious as to what test were done to determine how off-road worthy the KK is. Did you guys compare it to other vehicles? Use a course?

To be honest i do like the design quite a bit on the KK, the IFS is the only thing turning me away but i am very confident that you guys are heading back in the right direction

-Kyle
For Jeep vehicles that earn the "Trail Rated" badge, there are standards that apply for articulation, water fording, maneuverability, etc. We did test the Liberty at places such as Moab, but obviously it's capability is going to be different than vehicles such as the Wrangler. We also have our own proving grounds with a multitude of off road obstacles to simulate much of what is found out in the "real world".

As far as comparison - we have a selection of vehicles from our competitors to bechmark our vehicles against, but Liberty is a segment that isn't directly addressed by many of our competitors - if you look on the Jeep website, most of the vehicles that are in the same size/price class as the Liberty are FWD based SUV's, such as the RAV4 and Escape...needless to say, those vehicles are no comparison to the Liberty from a capability standpoint!

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Why are Jeep SRT 8 only limited to a 3500 LB tow rating. Also what is the long term effects of using the truck for towing a boat that way around 2000 LB.
We don't have any SRT members here to speak to that - you might try them at one of the SRT chat sessions. We usually recommend the severe use service intervals for frequent trailer towing conditions.
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Question: My '04 KJ has Trac-lok. Is the rumor true that it has about a 50 to 60k life on it, before it just stops actively doing it's job? If so, how can we tell that it needs to be fixed/ replaced? Thanks again!
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Can you tells me if the bluetec version of jeep for '09 will be Mercedes or anther manufacture. Also will the Liberty be getting the diesel?

Unfortunately, we can't talk about future products.

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For Jeep vehicles that earn the "Trail Rated" badge, there are standards that apply for articulation, water fording, maneuverability, etc. We did test the Liberty at places such as Moab, but obviously it's capability is going to be different than vehicles such as the Wrangler. We also have our own proving grounds with a multitude of off road obstacles to simulate much of what is found out in the "real world".

As far as comparison - we have a selection of vehicles from our competitors to bechmark our vehicles against, but Liberty is a segment that isn't directly addressed by many of our competitors - if you look on the Jeep website, most of the vehicles that are in the same size/price class as the Liberty are FWD based SUV's, such as the RAV4 and Escape...needless to say, those vehicles are no comparison to the Liberty from a capability standpoint!

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you guys wouldnt happen to have exactly what spec the specific jeep vehicle has to achieve in order to achieve the "trail rated" badge would you? Aka how much articulation, how deep the water has to be, etc. I would be very thankful if you could list that for me.

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On my '07 Hemi Grand Cherokee, 16,000 miles, has a ticking noise that sounds like a lifter that is noticeable when cold. Running Mobil 1 oil since new. Been told this is a characteristic of the Hemi engine. True?

I remember hearing it on a 70 Hemi GTX way back when...
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I just wanted to say I really like the redesgin of the Liberty. It looks a million times better than the old one. I am hoping to get one for me here in the next year or two and a new Wrangler for my girlfriend.
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you guys wouldnt happen to have exactly what spec the specific jeep vehicle has to achieve in order to achieve the "trail rated" badge would you? Aka how much articulation, how deep the water has to be, etc. I would be very thankful if you could list that for me.

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Kyle,

As much as we'd like to share what our standards/specifications are, that information is proprietary as it represents a significant competitive advantage for us. Our goal is to make our vehicles the most capable within their given segment...

Thanks again
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