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tommudd 11-17-2012 05:59 PM

well to start the JKs have the 3.6 engine not 3.7
plus the Sahara's come stock with 3.21 gearing
KKs have 3.73 stock
lots of differences
you can go to the Jeep site and look at the build sheets of both
very easy to do

DeltaForceB85 11-17-2012 06:24 PM

Well then post some links or paste the build sheets here. I'm on my iPhone and my laptop is 50 miles away. Jeep's mobile website is crap.

Concolour 11-17-2012 06:50 PM

Up to 2011 the jk had the 3.7... So yeah.

tjkj2002 11-17-2012 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Concolour (Post 14471706)
Up to 2011 the jk had the 3.7... So yeah.

Actually from '07-'11 the JK had the OHV 3.8 V6,AKA the minivan engine(right out of the caravan),nothing like the SOHC 3.7 V6 that is the Liberty.The Wrangler never had the 3.7 SOHC V6 that the KJ/KK had.Before the JK the TJ had either the 4.0 I6 or the 2.4 I4,and the YJ had either the 4.0 I6 or the 2.5 I4.

Concolour 11-17-2012 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tjkj2002

Actually from '07-'11 the JK had the OHV 3.8 V6,AKA the minivan engine(right out of the caravan),nothing like the SOHC 3.7 V6 that is the Liberty.The Wrangler never had the 3.7 SOHC V6 that the KJ/KK had.Before the JK the TJ had either the 4.0 I6 or the 2.4 I4,and the YJ had either the 4.0 I6 or the 2.5 I4.

Sorry, my bad. Been a while since I've had any per 2012 jk's on the lot

backinblack 11-20-2012 11:30 PM

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...9pczsxZA8Py9SA

http://www.prlog.org/11333669-orlando-jeep-liberty.png

http://www.4-the-love-of-jeeps.com/i...ffRoad2sml.jpg

http://www.4-the-love-of-jeeps.com/i...ffRoad3sml.jpg

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...-LRAPYoN7HP-QU

http://image.4wheeloffroad.com/f/958...front_view.jpg

http://0.tqn.com/d/suvs/1/0/j/R/-/-/offroad.jpg

http://autocarset.ru/uploads/posts/7...ep-liberty.jpg

http://wallpaper.imcphoto.net/vehicl...ty-offroad.jpg

Clearly a POS mall-crawler.

Ted15 11-21-2012 10:05 AM

Clearly. ;-)

DeltaForceB85 11-21-2012 01:48 PM

Are those all real? Some of those look photoshopped.

backinblack 11-21-2012 02:30 PM

Well, the pics of NASA on the moon are real, aren't they? LOL

Either way, the KK has good bones. I didn't buy mine to do trials with, but there are a lot of logging roads, washouts and blizzards to contend with here. I have a 3000 lb tent trailer to pull also, so this works. To me the KK is a nice blend of Jeep toughness and ability with decent size and comfortable interior. My preference is the KJ, just for the driver's ergonomics, door handles, back seat releases, and basic look...but they're getting old and are fairly noisy. The KK isn't a technology queen and it guzzles gas, but it has a solid drivetrain and suspension, good handling, turns on a dime, has simple low-tech instruments, a nice big interior and cargo area, workable 4x4 with ESP off, locking rear diff and low gearing, has 4 doors for the kids, plus looks pretty macho and still fits in the garage.

If you want to question a Jeep - I'd look at the Barbie Jeeps...Compass and Patriot. I wouldn't drive those down a gravel road, and they'd probably get stuck on a speed bump at Wal-Mart.

DeltaForceB85 11-21-2012 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by backinblack
Well, the pics of NASA on the moon are real, aren't they? LOL

Either way, the KK has good bones. I didn't buy mine to do trials with, but there are a lot of logging roads, washouts and blizzards to contend with here. I have a 3000 lb tent trailer to pull also, so this works. To me the KK is a nice blend of Jeep toughness and ability with decent size and comfortable interior. My preference is the KJ, just for the driver's ergonomics, door handles, back seat releases, and basic look...but they're getting old and are fairly noisy. The KK isn't a technology queen and it guzzles gas, but it has a solid drivetrain and suspension, good handling, turns on a dime, has simple low-tech instruments, a nice big interior and cargo area, workable 4x4 with ESP off, locking rear diff and low gearing, has 4 doors for the kids, plus looks pretty macho and still fits in the garage.

If you want to question a Jeep - I'd look at the Barbie Jeeps...Compass and Patriot. I wouldn't drive those down a gravel road, and they'd probably get stuck on a speed bump at Wal-Mart.

The title of the post is more of a rhetorical question. I know the lib is a real jeep. It's in my signature for crying out loud.

But some of those pics look (poorly) photoshopped.

backinblack 11-21-2012 05:34 PM

Thanks, Josh. I did catch the facetious tone of the original post....this was for those who took it seriously.

Anyone who owns one wouldn't question it anyway :-)

Stay cool.

DeltaForceB85 11-21-2012 07:36 PM

Haha no fears dude. I'm not one of those jeep forum trolls that beats on their chest and screams to the moon at night "I HAVE MADE FIRE!" I swear there are more 13 year old girls on this forum than real jeep owners.

crowell33 11-22-2012 05:04 PM

Between my wife and I, we've had 5 Jeeps - a WJ, a KJ, two KKs and a JK. I currently drive a JK (on the weekends) and my wife currently drives a 2012 KK. I love her KK. It's a "true Jeep" in every sense of the word, and it quite a capable vehicle right out off the showroom floor. If there were more aftermarket accessories for it, I think a lot of people would sing a different tune. It doesn't have to have solid axle to be a true Jeep.

A lot of the people that look down on KJs/KKs/WJs are CJ/YJ/TJ/JK owners and are complete snobs. To them, if it doesn't have two doors and a removable top, it's not a Jeep.

Just my 2 cents.

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91AzXJ 08-09-2013 04:16 AM

There's a lot to be said for ground clearence and for that, I have an XJ (yes it's a real Jeep) to beat up in the desert and mountains. For road trips and easy trails, our KK is great. It cost too much to take out and beat up anyway.

rangerr47 08-09-2013 12:38 PM

The only people that like to talk smack on the Liberty are ones that have never had one or ridden in one off road. Everyone knows the Wrangler is suited best for off road. Then you line up the rest...Just changing the tires will be enough to outdo most others, add a couple inches lift and well Im not sure what will beat it at that point.


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