Hey all! I'm working on creating a KJ faq. Would you guys mind checking over my info and giving me some feedback. Also, you all are welcome to use this info if you find it useful.
Oh, I don't have a KJ, but I do have one in the extended family. :D
IFS=Independent Front Suspension
SAS= Solid Axle Swap
LOST Tech Info = http://www.kjjeep.com/custom2.html
Rock Crawler Review: http://www.rockcrawler.com/reviews/j...2002/index.asp
In April '02 the KJ springs were lowered 3/4".
2.8L I4 Turbo CRD (Common Rail Diesel) available in '05
3.7L V6 (pictured below)
NV1500, 5spd comes with the 2.4L
NV3550, 5spd comes with the 3.7L Sport model
45RFE, 4 spd auto 3.7L in '02
42RLE, 4spd (same as '03+ TJs) in '03
NSG 370, 6spd available in 2005
NV231 Command Trac/Part-time
NV242 Selec Trac/Full-time
Chrysler 8.25, 29 spline
Lockers Available for the 8.25: ARB (selectable), Detriot, and Powertrax No Slip
Limited Slip Options for the 8.25: Auburn Gear LSD, Trac-Lok LSD
Available Gear Ratios:
*Optional 4 wheel disc brakes for all models
Rusty's 2.5" coil spacer lift, or 2.5" suspension lift http://rustysoffroad.com/
OME suspension lift 1.5" front, 1.75" rear
Day Star 2" spacer kit
RockFather 2.5" spacer kit
Rocky Road Outfitters (RRO) 2.125" spacer combo and 2.5" OTT system
Good lift info.... http://www.rocky-road.com/kjsus.html
Tire Size Chart: (How much lift for X" tire?)
http://b22.ezboard.com/fkjjeepfrm16....opicID=2.topic Sorry, this link is dead
Here's what I would like to see in an KJ FAQ sticky thread. These questions are asked about once every other week.
What is the difference between lowered and prelowered?
What lifts are available for the KJ?
What is the largest tire size that will fit without rubbing (with and without a lift)?
What changes have occurred between the 2002 and (present year model) KJs?
I have no idea on all of the changes for the KJs from '02 - '05. I'm still learning about all the TJ changes and working on that FAQ as well.
Thanks for the help!
Oh, I also tossed in some traction device info as well.
another thing is most people dont know when to use 4WD, or 4lo for that matter. (which weather/environment conditions must be present)
Your missing the following available lift kits:
All J Products Frakenlift 2.5" lift kit: http://www.boulderbars.com You have to ask for it. It's not listed on the web site.
BDS Suspensions - 2" front/1.5" rear lift kit: http://www.bds-suspension.com
Revtek spacer 2" lift kit: http://www.revtek.com
Skyjacker Platinum Coil Over 2.5" lift kit (LIB250K): http://www.skyjacker.com
Skyjacker spacer 2.5" lift kit (KJ25): http://www.skyjacker.com
Teraflex spacer 2" lift kit
Additionally, a couple companies are developing large lift kits:
RockKrawler 7-up long arm lift kit: http://www.rockkrawler.com/ A picture of a 7-up equipped KJ is currently on the front page.
Superlift 4.5" lift kit: http://www.superlift.com This lift is not listed on their site either. It is probably still in development.
Some more detailed information on the difference between lowered and prelowered...
All KJs produced prior to April 2002 are considered "prelowered". All KJs produced from April 2002 on are considered "lowered". Autoweek magazine rolled a 2WD KJ in a slalom test so fearing the potential fallout DC started lowering all KJs 22mm (0.87") in the front and 19mm (0.75") in the rear. There were several different front suspension set ups used throughout the earlier years so there may be several different heights for 2002s and 2003s.
Some information on model changes...
Which model year KJ rolled over in their test?
For more information--Jeep Liberty Rolls Over in Test
I'll read that link when I get back from work tonight.... Did the 4WD one pass because it was a heavier vehicle than the 2WD---- or because the driver engaged 4-HI in the 2nd test?
it is probly a little late for me to be asking this, but how did the 05 2wd do in roll over tests?
Heres a site I found for KJ parts. They have plenty of other Off-Road parts, but they have a nice list of KJ stuff. And their products seem ok from I gather. Well here it is Rock Road Outfitters Not sure if it's been mentioned before. If anyone knows anything bad about them let it out.
I don't think anybody mentioned the tranny change. something like a 45 tranny and a 42 tranny. I don't know all the details.
I guess I should probably add that to the top, huh...
Additions to the FAQ
Also worth adding, is that the 2005 CRD - despite what the "specs" say - comes with the 16inch ("Mechanica" - optional on Liberty Sport models) wheels and 225/75/R16 tires....
And that the 2005 models have a new plastic kick plate.
And possibly that the Renegade models have different hoods and front grills... (flatter hoods, bigger grills with no fog lights, as they are on the bumper (and a slightly different bumper as well))
In Oz we have a 2.5 I4 Turbo Diesel and I read somewhere that CRD stands for common rail direct
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