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Unread 10-27-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Snorkel Kit for 09 Liberty

I just got an 09 Liberty and i'm putting together an upgrade parts list...But i can't find any manufacturers that make a snorkel kit for this model/year. Any Help?

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Unread 10-27-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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There isn't one
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Unread 10-29-2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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Unfortunately tommudd is quite accurate.
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Unread 10-30-2012, 12:45 PM   #4
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Would it be that hard to build one out of Rectangular section PVC pipe?
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Unread 10-30-2012, 06:43 PM   #5
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Would it be that hard to build one out of Rectangular section PVC pipe?


prob wouldnt look very good lol
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Unread 11-15-2012, 10:47 AM   #6
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prob wouldnt look very good lol
No, probably not.

Maybe you could modify one from a KJ? They use the same exact engine and the side profile of the roof/windshield angle is very close to the same. It might work.

Does anyone else find it irritating that so much good off-road gear is made for the nearly 20 year old bodystyle KJ but almost NOTHING is made for the newer KK? Makes me feel like the red-headed stepchild of the jeep family.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 10:52 AM   #7
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20 year old KJs ??? 2012 minus 2002 equals 10 years , of course that is not new math its the old style
You were not around when KJs first came out and there wasn't much for them was you?
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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:20 AM   #8
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No, probably not.

Maybe you could modify one from a KJ? They use the same exact engine and the side profile of the roof/windshield angle is very close to the same. It might work.

Does anyone else find it irritating that so much good off-road gear is made for the nearly 20 year old bodystyle KJ but almost NOTHING is made for the newer KK? Makes me feel like the red-headed stepchild of the jeep family.
When places started making stuff for the KJ most of the KJ world scoffed at them because of the prices,which where really no higher then for a TJ or such,so they pretty much stopped making stuff for the KJ and decided not worth it for the KK as they would get the same response.

Oh and like Tom stated the KJ's came out in March of '01,as model year 2002's,so it's been only about 10.5 years.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:28 AM   #9
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OMG *facepalm* I fail at math today.

In my defense, I plead exhaustion. My baby girl had me up a good part of last night, and at 41 I'm getting a bit old to be up all night anymore. Need. More. Coffee.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:49 AM   #10
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OMG *facepalm* I fail at math today.

In my defense, I plead exhaustion. My baby girl had me up a good part of last night, and at 41 I'm getting a bit old to be up all night anymore. Need. More. Coffee.
excuses excuses
41 you're still a young pup yet
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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:52 AM   #11
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OMG *facepalm* I fail at math today.

In my defense, I plead exhaustion. My baby girl had me up a good part of last night, and at 41 I'm getting a bit old to be up all night anymore. Need. More. Coffee.
Don't sweat it,just rolled out of bed about 30mins ago myself feeling like I'm 104 years old.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 12:01 PM   #12
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When places started making stuff for the KJ most of the KJ world scoffed at them because of the prices,which where really no higher then for a TJ or such,so they pretty much stopped making stuff for the KJ and decided not worth it for the KK as they would get the same response.
Really? Because I can find TONS of gear out there for the KJs. Just do a Google search for "<random aftermarket gear> Jeep Liberty" and see what you get. 9 times out of 10 there will be a part for the Liberty. But it will be a KJ liberty, not a KK. That said, there is certainly WAY more gear out there for the various Wrangler variants than the KJs, but that's to be expected, they've been around way longer, and are still in production.

Also, assuming your comment regarding Liberty owner reaction to the parts costs is correct, perhaps the equipment builders failed to realize that with liberty owners they were breaking into a market previously untapped, the CASUAL off-roader. Casual off-roaders often simply don't have the budget available or justifiable for multiple thousands of dollars in basic parts, but they still want to have a capable vehicle.

I'm just frustrated that some of the really core gear that KK owners could and would buy is either hard to find, must be modded from stock meant for a KJ or another model jeep, must be custom-made at extreme cost, or is simply flat unavailable.

Of course, with the economy in the crapper for the last 4 years (and not likely to change with The Zero still in office) Hardly anyone has the spare money to buy tons of fancy aftermarket parts anyway, so I guess it's a wash.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 05:02 PM   #13
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What exactly is it your looking for? We've got lifts, lockers, bumpers, sliders and more available. Besides a lot of people not being able to afford luxory items I suspect a lot of people also just "want them available" but won't actually pay money for quality stuff.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 05:52 PM   #14
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What exactly is it your looking for? We've got lifts, lockers, bumpers, sliders and more available. Besides a lot of people not being able to afford luxory items I suspect a lot of people also just "want them available" but won't actually pay money for quality stuff.
Yeah that is the kicker.

Why have something when no one will buy it.Any company that is a death wish that they will not gladly take.
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Unread 11-16-2012, 08:54 AM   #15
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What exactly is it your looking for? We've got lifts, lockers, bumpers, sliders and more available. Besides a lot of people not being able to afford luxory items I suspect a lot of people also just "want them available" but won't actually pay money for quality stuff.

Personally I'd like to see some reasonably priced front winch and rear tire-mount metal bumpers to replace the floppy plastic ones. The KJ has both available from ARB in the $1000 a pop range. The only one (front only) I've seen for the KK costs more than double that and is made only in Australia.

I don't get why the older model gets a quality bumper (and other parts) at good prices but KK owners have to pay through the nose or are left out in the cold.
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