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Unread 08-03-2011, 11:50 PM   #1
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I shall call him... "Mini Me" (2005 Jeep Liberty KJ)

the GF has ditched the 2WD Trailblazer and is now a Jeep family member as well!















We got her the KJ this weekend and took it out for it's first trip to the dirt (well sand actually) this afternoon. This will be primarily her daily driver, but may also go on some milder expeditions such as the Mojave Road, and will of course hit some forest roads when we go camping. The first thing she said when we looked at it was "can we get all-terrains instead of the wimpy tires?" - i'm so proud!

I'm affectionately referring to it as my "spare jeep."



Important Stats

bone stock 2005 Jeep Liberty (KJ) Renegade 4x4
3.7L V6 Automatic
Chrysler 8.25 rear axle with 3.73 gears
Select-trac with 2WD, AWD, 4-Hi, 4-Lo (i believe this is a NP242 ?)
all factory skidplates, driving lights, taillight guards, and appears to have some kinda rock rails
full size matching spare wheel/tire
leather heated seats, factory navigation, overhead console with whizbangs, etc
~64K Miles
previous life appears to be behind an RV as has front tow bar adapter and break-away brake hookup.



Immediate Plans

i believe i have approval for the following in the near future:

- de-badge
- front side windows darker tint
- iPod Adapter for factory radio
- rubber floor mats
- front tow hooks
- air compressor, tow strap, tire patch kit
- CB
- front disconnects

then as soon as we save up a bit:

- mild lift (maybe 2")
- one size larger tires, all-terrains (30 x 9.5")
- rock rails
- roof basket

i'm thinking to keep the tire size small since it's mainly a daily driver, and we want to avoid the cost of re-gearing. not to mention having to get a rear tire carrier to fit a larger tire, etc.

came with factory skids everywhere and trailer hitch. unfortunately the factory front tow hooks were removed by previous owners to install a tow bar adapter, so i need to take that off and get some hooks back.

one day a rear locker might be in order as well, but that's about it for mods.



Factory Build Sheet

*DL Prem Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
-DB Dk/Lt Slate Gray
ADLP Skid Plate Group
AFF Luxury Group
AHMS Convenience Group I
AJPS Power Convenience Group
APAS Monotone Paint
AWS Smoker's Group
A90P 3.7L Eng (EKG)/4Spd A/T 42RLE (DG6)
BABS 160 Amp Alternator
BC2S 600 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
BRY Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
CF5S Rear 65/35 Folding Split Seat
CGS Supplemental Side Air Bags
CGUS Child Seat Anchor System-LATCH Ready
CG3S Advanced Multistage Front Air Bags**
CKDS Floor Carpet
CKNS Cargo Compartment Carpet
CKTS Cargo Tie Down Loops
CK3S Plastic Swing Gate Trim Panel
CLES Front & Rear Floor Mats
CLHP Cargo Trim Panel w/Storage Net
CSRS Passenger Assist Handles
CSWS Driver Assist Handle
CTMP Deluxe Door Trim Panel
CUDP Mini Overhead Console
CUFS Full Length Floor Console
CUKP Removable Ash Tray
DGBS All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions
DG6 4-Spd. Automatic 42RLE Transmission
DHAP Lock-Up Torque Converter
DHP Selec-Trac Full Time 4WD System
DJJS Dana 30/186MM Front Axle
DMEP 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio
DRAS Corporate 8.25 Rear Axle
EKG 3.7L V6 Engine
GBBS Tinted Windshield Glass
GCBS Front Door Tinted Glass
GEGS Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass
GEKS Flipper Swing Gate Glass
GFAS Rear Window Defroster
GNCP Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
GNKP Rear View Auto Dim Mirror
GTSP Power Heated Mirrors, Fold-Away
GVBC All Vehicles W/Power Mirrors
GXMP Remote Keyless Entry
GXXP Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
HAAS Air Conditioning
JA2P Instrument Cluster w/Tach
JCBS 120 MPH Primary Speedometer
JHAS Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHBS Rear Window Wiper/Washer
JJAP Cigar Lighter
JJBS Dual Note Electric Horns
JJJS 12V Auxiliary Power Outlet
JJMP Auxiliary 12-Volt Rear Power Outlet
JKYS Power Accessory Delay
JPHP Speed Sensitive Power Locks
JPM Heated Front Seats
JPTP Power Front Driver/Passenger Seats
JPYS Pwr Windows, Front 1-Touch Down
K1PS STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING/COLOR
K9AS STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING COLOR
LABS Tire Pressure Monitoring Warning LP
LACP Illuminated Entry
LAZP Vehicle Information Center
LBBP Courtesy Lamps
LCDP Map/Dome Reading Lamps
LDBP Cargo Compartment Lamp
LETP Traveler/Mini Trip Computer
LHDS Headlamp Off Time Delay
LMAS Halogen Headlamps
LNJS Fog Lamps
LN9 Delete Light Bar
LPSS CHMSL Lamp
LSES Enhanced Accident Response System
MDAS Front License Plate Bracket
MFKS Body Color Grille
MLSS Accent Color Fascias
MT2S Trail Rated Badge
MVCS Jeep Badge
MVDS 4X4 Badge
MWZS Rugged Side Roof Rails
MXGP Tail Lamp Guard
MZLP 3.7L Badge
MZ2S Renegade Badge
NAS 50 State Emissions
NB5P Federal Tier 2, Bin 5 Emissions
NFPS 20.5 Gallon Fuel Tank
NHMS Speed Control
PX8 Black Clear Coat
QX8S Black Clear Coat
RAAC All Radio Equipped Vehicles
RBKS AM/FM Compact Disc Radio w/Chgr Ctrl
RCGS 6 Speakers
RDDS Fixed Long Mast Antenna
RSA Sirius Satellite Radio
SBAS Power Rack and Pinion Steering
SCGS Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
SDAS Normal Duty Suspension
SUAS Tilt Steering Column
TBBS Full Size Spare Tire
TBRS Outside Tire Carrier
TR7S P225/75R16 OWL All Season Tires
TZAP Goodyear Brand Tires
WDUS 16X7.0 Aluminum Wheels
WKBS Matching Spare Wheel
WLZC All Aluminum Wheels
XCAS Occupant Classification System
XEAS Tow Hooks
XEEP Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield
XEFP Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield
XEUP Front Suspension Skid Plate
XE9P Transmission Skid Plate
XGDP Universal Garage Door Opener
XGGS Grocery Bag Hooks
XJFS Tethered Fuel Filler Cap
XPFS Protective Coating and Remover
X97P 1-Year Service Provided by SIRIUS
YAAS Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications

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Unread 08-04-2011, 07:40 AM   #2
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This should look as good as your WJ does. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 07:45 AM   #3
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its a cute lil booger.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 10:16 AM   #4
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got the front half of the budget boost on this weekend, should have time to finish it today, then tires friday...

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Unread 03-07-2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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Thats a nice looking KJ check out the KJ section here. Trust me you have alot to learn.

Oh and check out LostKJ and KJ Country
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Unread 03-08-2012, 06:14 AM   #6
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rear done today. tires Friday and then pics!


i posted up some pics and notes/tips/rants from the lift install here: http://offroadpassport.com/forum/sho...5546#post15546

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Unread 03-10-2012, 10:28 AM   #8
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looks well balanced
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Unread 03-12-2012, 07:00 AM   #9
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impromptu night run saturday night (shot while airing up with the crappy point-n-shoot):

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Unread 03-18-2012, 04:47 AM   #10
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new front bump-stops:



getting them to pop in:

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Unread 03-19-2012, 07:42 AM   #11
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snow in the edge of Phoenix yesterday...

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Unread 03-19-2012, 08:30 AM   #12
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Nice .. The new tires are 30x9.5 ??
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Nice .. The new tires are 30x9.5 ??
yes, they are metric: 245/75/16 which is: 30.5x9.6/16

and the stock 3.73 gears still feel fine, not sluggish at all - well, we'll see next time it's loaded down and climbing a long grade i guess! but around town, still zippy!
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They don't look too bad on the KJ.

BTW, are those stock or aftermarket fender flares ?
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They don't look too bad on the KJ.

BTW, are those stock or aftermarket fender flares ?
factory for the Renegade model
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