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I am considering a 2005 as my next rig. Anyone done any recent lift/tire mods or anyone have any major gripes about Libertys - (other than the crappy gas mileage from the 3.7) ????...anyone done chip upgrades that helped w/ the gas mileage.

Thanks, Dave.

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There are tons of mods out there for the Liberty. RockKrawler will be releasing their 7" lift for it soon. I believe they are calling it the 7-up !
Pic of it here

More information can be found from their site. Companies have been producing the 2.5" for it for some time now and it's price is very cheap.

Tons of mods for it too. I have an 02 Limited Edition that I purchased back in 02 and modded the crap out of it. 2.5" 265/75/16's.

Bouldar bars, the entire underside is armored, powertrax no slip in the rear. It does suck on gas mileage but you buy it knowing that. I haven't found or even really tried any mods that would increase it's fuel consumption. I have a throttle body spacer on it and a cold air intake, only hurt its mileage though.

It's been retired from 4x4'ing and is now the wifes rig. She loves it. If you need any assistance in tracking down mods or have questions on any of them just give me a shout. I have tons of pictures of mine as well. FSJandTJ posted a few pictures of mine on the other message thread when the other Liberty got it's 2.5" lift.

You can try searching for LOST it's the Liberty Owners Special Team. I forget their url to their forum but it's been going on for a few years and everything you could possibly want to know about the Liberty can be found there. Mods that have worked and the ones that haven't. They have alot of group buys also, tons of wheeling pictures, for sale by members, vendors, you name it. I was a member with them for a while. Great bunch of guys.

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It's been awhile but here is a sheet with my wifes Libertys specs.

2002 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition 4WD:
Exterior Color: Stone White Clear Coat
Interior Color: Light Taupe
Interior: Seats - Premium Leather Low-Back Bucket
Engine: Engine - 3.7L Power Tech V6
Transmission: Transmission-Multi-Speed Auto, 45RFE

Standard Equipment:
Air Bags - Front, Next Generation, Multistage
Keyless Entry - Remote
Head Restraints - Outboard Seating, RR
Child Seat Anchor System - LATCH Ready
Seat Belt - Rear Center, 3-Point
Command-Trac Part Time 4WD System
Suspension - Jeep IS43
Steering - Power Rack and Pinion
Brakes - Power Front Disc/Rear Drum
Skid Plate - Front Suspension
Speed Control
Defroster - Rear Window
Windshield Wipers - Variable,Intermittent
Fuel Tank - 18.5 Gallon with Tethered Cap

Interior Features:
Air Conditioning
Locks - Power, Speed Sensitive
Dash Trim - Brushed Chrome Accents, Doors, Steering Wheel, Dash, Gear Shift
Windows - Power Driver and Front Passenger 1-Touch
Seat - Rear 65/35 Folding, Split
Radio - AM/FM Compact Disc with Changer Control
Speakers - Six
Steering Column - Tilt
Steering Wheel - Leather Wrapped
Sun Visors - Illuminated Vanity Mirros
Console - Full Length Floor
Cover - Cargo Compartment
Illuminated Entry
Lighter - Cigar
Power Outlet - Auxillary 12 Volt
Power Outlet - Rear 12 Volt
Headlamp Off Time Delay
Lamp - Cargo Compartment
Lamps - Courtesy
Floor Mats - Front and Rear
Cargo Trim Panel with Storage Net
Cargo Tie Down Loops

Exterior Features:
Fog Lamps
Roof Rack
Mirrors - Power, Fold-Away
Glass - Flipper Swing Gate
Wheels - 16x7.0 Luxary Aluminum - REPLACED/SOLD See Below
Tires - P235/70R16 BSW All Season - REPLACED with Preferred Package 27G See Below
Spare Tire - Full Size - REPLACED with Preferred Package 27G See Below
Spare Tire Cover - Gave to Wife for her 03 Sport

Option Equipment - Customer Preferred Package 27G:
Seats - Premium Leather Low-Back Bucket
Seats - Power Front, Driver/Passenger
Selec - Trac Full Time 4WD System
Radio - AM/FM Cassette/CD/Equalizer/Changer Control
Speakers - Six, Premium Infinity
Audio Controls - Steering Wheel Mounted
Glass - Deep Tint Sunscreen
Traveler/Mini Trip Computer
Garage Door Opener - Universal
Security Alarm
Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
Mirrors - Power Heated, Fold-Away
Door Trim Panel - Luxury
Trailer Tow Group
Hitch - Class III Receiver
Adaptor - 7 to 4 Pin, Wiring
Brakes - 4 - Wheel Anti-Lock
Sunroof - Power
Seats - Heated Front
CD Changer - 6 - Disc, Remote
Swing Gate Trim Panel with Storage Net
Tires - P235/70R16 OWL All Terrain - REPLACED/SOLD See Below

Owner Modifications:
Rear Sway Bar Disconnected - Reconnected for sale.
Various Company Logo's - Will be removed for sale.
Rocky Road Outfitters 2.5" OTT Lift
Doetsch Tech 3000 Series Shocks - Rear
Cross Member Skid Plate OEM from a 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport
Fuel Tank Skid Plat OEM from a 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport
(5) 16x8 Chrome ADR Nitro's - REPLACED/Now on Wifes 03 Sport See Below
(5) LT 265/75R16D Dayton Timberlin MT's - REPLACED/Now on Wifes 03 Sport See Below
Skid Row Tranny Skid Plate
Boulder Bar - Rock Rails
Garvin Wilderness Roof Rack
Hi-Lift Jack Mount for Wilderness Rack with 48" Hi-Lift Jack
Dual Axe/Shovel Mount for Wilderness Rack with Axe and Shovel
Spare Tire Mount for Wilderness Rack
ARB Front Bull Bar with D-Ring Shackles
Duke DU-9000A 8000lb Winch with Roller Fairlead - SOLD
Custom Mag Lite Mount on Drivers Side Seat with 3 D Cell Mag Lite
Custom Painted White Grill Insert
3 Foot Fire Stik II CB Antenna with Custom Mount
Cobra 75 WX ST CB Radio with SoundTracker System Custom Installation through the Center
(5) LT 265/75R16 Good Year Wrangler MT/R's Currently in use
(5) 16x7 Steel Unique Rock Crawler Street Locks Currently in use
Volant Air Intake System
Rear Recovery D-Ring Shackle in Tow Receiver Hitch
Custom "H" Dual Exhaust with Chrome Tips
*"It's a Jeep thing, You wouldn't understand" License Plate Frames*
Cosco Omega Child Seat - Rear/Front Facing "BEST MOD TO-DATE"
Power Trax No-Slip Rear Locker
Rear Axle is a Chrysler 8.25
Wife has installed a new deck "Pioneer" with a large amp and huge subwoofers to thump. Will update as soon as I get specifics on the new stereo equipment. Old deck and disk changer will still come with the Jeep.

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Not to be too big of a dick, but it is Liberty, that is the only thing wrong with it......IMHO..... I just can't not believe that they call this thing an honest replacement for the XJ, maybe in addition too, but not in place of..... That would be like saying that the BMW X3 is fricken off road vehicle...... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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WarPath said:
There are tons of mods out there for the Liberty. RockKrawler will be releasing their 7" lift for it soon. I believe they are calling it the 7-up !
Pic of it here
I SWEAR I saw that thing out front of (was it Motel 6?) a hotel in Moab every time I went back and forth from Slickrock to Moab.

It looked tall.. but not that impressive... plus it was always parked on the street.. was it ever on a trail??

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Well... I like mine.. lift, wheels and tires make it look decent.. However I MUST say the SEATS SUCK.. I am getting to replace mine, there uncomfy.. Other than that there pretty cool...

And MY LIBERTY is DEF. MALL RATED... LOL Never see a trail a day in it's life, and probably won't ever... It's my DD, and still financed.. But the plan is to pay it off in a year or so, and then MOD IT OUT... By that time I will have a NEW DD, and the liberty will become a recreational vehicle for my daughter... Of course SUPERVISED)

But until then, I LOVE it.. JUST NOT THE SEATS...

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I agree with all of the posts below my last few. It's still a Liberty and the seats are not comfortable, not for extended trips anyways.

RockKrawler now has their Solid Front Axle Swap Kit available, it's some money but it's complete with instructions.

It's another step into making it more of an effective rig for trails but still no replacement for the older Jeeps.

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I have the Rustys 2.5" kit on the wifes. Its not a spacer lift as it comes with new struts, and springs.

It has been a great kit and I have had no issues with it. I am running 31's on it.
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