Hello all. Newbie to the forum. Looking at all of these wonderful pics of some wicked looking Liberty's here. Love the off road pics. I have a new to me 2005 Liberty Sport 3.7 that is probably 100% stock. Stock tires, rims, no tow hitch or hooks. Nothing. Just a base Jeep Liberty. I intend to lift her slightly once I can convince the wife. I'm interested in some off roading but you have to know, I'm a wuss. I have never been off road beyond a dirt road or 2. After Sandy, my home area is still a little beat up so there are some dirt roads still a little flooded out, thats really all. I want to take it on some easy trails but I'm super nervous. The question I have is, considering the stock nature of Lady Liberty (I'm a romantic), where can I go and where cant I go. I'm hoping beach running will be possible but I'm not sure if I should let the air out. I have seen others on the beach with full tire pressure. Also, thinking about some wooded trails where the biggest issue might be deep puddles and swamping out. Perhaps even some carriage wheel ruts and stuff. I dont intend to climb rocks, not in stock mode anyway, but I'm sure to hit s a few in the wooded trails. I'm on Long Island so there is not much to do here, but upstate NY is not out of the question. I see some of the pics here seem to be stock Liberty's and they look like they are doing amazing things. I want an honest opinion. How off road capable are these things, really. In stock mode. I'm a scuba diver and I have to occasionally have to run small trails to get to the dive site but again, nothing more than a dirt road. I have seen some of the pictures where it looks like the rear wheels are moving at different angles (is this possible on a stock Liberty?). Sorry for the Noob questions. Gotta learn somehow, right. Thanks for the time. Oh, not sure if it matters but the old girl has 162k miles on her. Maybe that will mean I shouldnt even try. Again. New to Jeeps.
Last edited by jedi105; 03-05-2013 at 07:41 AM.