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Unread 04-01-2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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Help!

So I have a 2012 2WD Liberty Limited Latitude. I love everything about it BUT ITS A 2WD! So, what can I do to it to make it more off road capable and something I want to keep and not trade for a Wrangler! Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Unread 04-01-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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Well unless you change the fact that it's RWD, the only things would be more for looks. Either way, a lift and tires. Seeing how you don't have to deal with the front diff you could probably go even higher than the 4" that 4x4s are more or less limited to. With a nice lift and larger more aggressive tires you can be both more capable and still get the aggressive look. As for not trading it in.....taking a look at the bill and how much you still owe might possibly help lol
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Unread 04-01-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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Throw in a rear locker and you'll be impressed.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 06:07 PM   #4
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Sounds great you all. Yes, I owe way too much on it to trade for any Wrangler right now, even after owning it for 9 months! Yes, it was a bad trade deal! Dealer saw me coming! LOL
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Unread 04-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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Rear Locker, Lift, and some good tires. If you decide to wheel a bit it might a good idea to install tow hooks and carry a tow rope.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 11:02 PM   #6
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My KK

This is my ride, it is completely stock right now, and 2WD.
liberty2.jpg   img_1569.jpg  
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Unread 04-02-2013, 11:04 PM   #7
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The first pic is one from a dealer, but the second on is mine. I like the looks but I just dont like the Goodyear tires. The fact that it is 2WD i sjust something I will have to live with for a few years!
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Unread 04-03-2013, 06:40 AM   #8
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Why did you even buy it if you're so upset that it's only 2WD? Put some nicer tires on it and some tow hooks
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Unread 04-03-2013, 07:21 AM   #9
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Clevis lift to get the front up and level.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 07:19 PM   #10
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Well its funny you ask about the 2WD issue. I was on my way back to Fort Sill, OK (I was deployed there) from Missouri in the hot summer. My Bimmer died on me, so I went to the Jeep Dealer originally looking at Wranglers (which I Kick myself in the A#@ for not staying with) and the sales person showed me this Liberty Limited Latitude. I didnt know it was a 2WD when I bought it, and being the stupid idiot I am sometimes, I talked myself into keeping the Liberty and just roll with it. And I really do like it, I dont really get off road that much but I liked the idea of having 4x4 when I need it. But Ill get an old Wrangler or CJ or something for a project toy this summer. I do like the idea of getting that front end up level Benjamin. Clevis Lift? Give me more info about this. I do plan on getting some better tires (some all terrains) very soon. It really is a nice looking and very well equipped ride!
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Unread 04-04-2013, 12:07 PM   #11
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http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB...ic.php?t=44037

I think that has some info on the clevis. It might be the KJ, but the front is the same as the KK so it would work. Just remember the nice thing about 2wd is you don't have to worry about cvs when lifting. You can go sky high! I think the steering might end up limiting you eventually, I'm not sure. Tommudd or someone will probably correct me if I'm wrong or give more insight lol
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Unread 04-06-2013, 10:09 AM   #12
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Rear Locker, Lift, and some good tires. If you decide to wheel a bit it might a good idea to install tow hooks and carry a tow rope.
^^^ This is as good as a 2WD can get w/ regards to "more offroad capable."

Problem is the locked rear will just push the front end through and steering will suffer.
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Unread 04-06-2013, 02:28 PM   #13
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^^^ This is as good as a 2WD can get w/ regards to "more offroad capable."

Problem is the locked rear will just push the front end through and steering will suffer.
True...but you could swap out the stock front with JBA Silver for better capability.
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Unread 04-06-2013, 06:18 PM   #14
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Well I don't like lifted 1 wheel drives so that's out. I will level it out and then look at wheels tires and locker, this KK isn't one to take too far off road.
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Unread 04-06-2013, 06:19 PM   #15
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Well I don't like lifted 1 wheel drives so that's out. I will level it out and then look at wheels tires and locker, this KK isn't one to take too far off road.
2 wheel drive that is! Stupid keyboard!
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