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post #1 of 6 Old 04-08-2013, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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New Jeep Owner

I just got a 2005 Liberty Sport 2wd from my wife's family with around 148k on the odometer. I'm new to the Jeep world but just wanted to introduce myself. Also this Liberty has been wrecked within the past year or so. It has a crack in the bumper (cover)? Also the hood is bent slightly. It latches but its sticks up on the drivers side as well as the grill being cracked. Any tips on getting these replaced?

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-08-2013, 10:18 PM
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Welcome Hopefully the broken and bent stuff is no big deal. Sometimes second hand part are easy to find, but the ones I want "forgetaboutit" A new unpainted hood $150, bumper cover and grill not sure. Around here when we get a messed up bumper cover we install cattlecrunchersGota love it, enjoy your new Jeep Oilburner

When the pavement ends, you better have some ground clearance!
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-09-2013, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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I would love to have a bumper like yours but with factory suspension I don't know how well that would work. Also I thought I could get a chrome grille over-lay to cover up the crack. The hood I can likely find at a local junk yard. I'd love to do a lift but is it worth doing on a 2wd?
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-09-2013, 08:26 AM
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I see your point on the bumper. With 148 on the odometer new springs and shocks would make a big difference in your ride, even without lifting it. The after market parts offered by a few companies make these jeeps ride better then new!! No joke, BETER THEN NEW.. Good luck with you new jeep..

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post #5 of 6 Old 04-09-2013, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Should I go with new factory springs/shocks are go ahead and get after market materials for a lift since it'll need to be done anyways. The highest I want to go is like yours in the picture
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-09-2013, 06:31 PM
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Go for aftermarket springs and shocks, stock springs are 310 lb rating front, the ones most all use are 400 lb rating will last much longer
but then going with aftermarket bumpers it starts with the front
then of course you need one for the rear,
then.............................................. .......


04 KJ WITH JBA 4 INCH COILOVER LIFT
03 KJ WITH 2.5 TOTAL CONTROL LIFT
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