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post #1 of 21 Old 12-13-2006, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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GF looking to buy Liberty Limited, Common Issues??

Hey KJers Im looking at getting my girlfriend a Liberty Limited. Know all I know is XJs and WJs. Is there any common issue that we should look for or know about before I end up shooting myself in the foot. And I have always owned Jeeps because they preform outstanding in snow and here in norther Canada we have it 8 months of the year, does the Libby live up to is name? Thanks for any help in advace.


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post #2 of 21 Old 12-13-2006, 07:48 PM
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What years are you looking at? New or used? Any libbys 02-06 do not have any majpr problems.. They changed a few things on the 07's so I dont know about those.


If you get alot of snow, I would replace the stock tires with better ones. Like all jeeps, they suck..
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post #3 of 21 Old 12-13-2006, 08:53 PM
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Only really major problem universal to the various engine types (gas and diesel) are the LBJs.

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Love mine, only comment is the mpg could be better but then again it's 4,000 pound truck not a soccer mom SUV.
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Love mine, only comment is the mpg could be better but then again it's 4,000 pound truck not a soccer mom SUV.
A KJ weighs in at 4k LBS? Damn! Some one needs to go on a diet. I ditn't think they weighed that much.

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looking in the 02-04 range. And gas milage is not a concern my little WJ piggy gets 14mgp. Also yeah the stupid Goodyears on that Jeep puts on are always the first thing to go.

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post #7 of 21 Old 12-14-2006, 09:29 AM
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A KJ weighs in at 4k LBS? Damn! Some one needs to go on a diet. I ditn't think they weighed that much.
haha, crazy isnt it? Thats one reason they can tow 5k lbs..
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The Liberty as a whole has been rated as on of the most reliable, heavy duty rigs of it's size ever built. She won't be disappointed with her choice.
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A KJ weighs in at 4k LBS? Damn! Some one needs to go on a diet. I ditn't think they weighed that much.



Actually, it is 4K and some change depending on if you have the CRD or not and/or skid plates.......

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Yeah it just as heavy as the old WJ and ZJ, crazy. I believe the reason is government safety regulations. Alot more steel to protect the occupants from side impacts and roll over. Just look at the new WK and it weights about 4500-4700 depending on configuration. Look at other new comparable SUVs and they weight more than you would think. Even a honda CRV has weights almost 3500lbs.

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Yeah it just as heavy as the old WJ and ZJ, crazy. I believe the reason is government safety regulations. Alot more steel to protect the occupants from side impacts and roll over. Just look at the new WK and it weights about 4500-4700 depending on configuration. Look at other new comparable SUVs and they weight more than you would think. Even a honda CRV has weights almost 3500lbs.



I don't know about gov't regs. Probably plays in somewhere. The thing is so stiff unibody wise. I can put a jack under the front jacking point and the rear tire comes off the ground almost with the front. Very stiff and lacking very much flex. Our benifit for off roaders.

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I don't know about gov't regs. Probably plays in somewhere. The thing is so stiff unibody wise. I can put a jack under the front jacking point and the rear tire comes off the ground almost with the front. Very stiff and lacking very much flex. Our benifit for off roaders.
It actually has a Uni-frame, and it is very stiff like you say. In a cherokee, the doors will not line up if the jeep if at full flex. The rear gate is the only door that will not line up just perfect if its fully flexed.
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02-04 concerns would be the Lower Ball Joints other than that I have nothing negative to say... oh wait, I get 15mpg city and 20(if I'm light on the gas) highway.
But it flat-tows my YJ like there's nothing behind it and then I get around 12mpg


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It actually has a Uni-frame, and it is very stiff like you say. In a cherokee, the doors will not line up if the jeep if at full flex. The rear gate is the only door that will not line up just perfect if its fully flexed.


Same difference. I guess on my 67 Mustange, there is no "frame". It has a frame rail. I actually connected the two rails to stiffen up the flex under full torque. We have a frame, but not like a real frame that you could take off the rig. Same purpose.

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I had an 03 Liberty 3.7 and it was great....I put over 150,000kms on it with no problems

I would agree gas mileage was not great....and I would prefer more cargo area ( the Honda CRV is at least 30% larger but not a true 4x4)

I just bought a 06 CRD and so far so good
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