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      01-25-2008 07:38 PM #491
      Here's my new toy...

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      i suck at taking pictures but here ya go..



      dont pay attention to the drops of oil on the ground that's from my old car


      Modified by ::redjett:: at 4:41 PM 1-25-2008


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      01-26-2008 11:37 AM #492
      Quote, originally posted by modular »

      Yup, Loveland. That picture was taken in Hamiltucky.


      I'm in milford, I am getting ready to lift my xj(ill have some pics next weekend). If you head to haspin or anywhere once spring hits let me know

    3. 01-28-2008 11:20 AM #493

      Current Photo


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      01-28-2008 06:50 PM #494
      Quote, originally posted by ::redjett:: »


      wow I was so close to buy one of these before I got my Passat... Drove kinda funky, felt really loose and engine didn't feel right under acceleration so I walked away but damn it looked so sexy

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      01-28-2008 11:30 PM #495
      Quote, originally posted by ::redjett:: »
      Here's my new toy...

      2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Freedom Edition
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      I didn't think they put the High Output 4.7 in the Laredos. I thought it was only available in the Limiteds and Overlands. Either way, have fun it. Those things are sleepers with that setup

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      01-29-2008 12:30 PM #496
      Picture from our Crown King run. Pretty easy 2.5 - 3.0 rated trail that a stock 4x4 can make with a lot of patience. Modified rigs plow right through it. I was just testing the new suspension and tires.



    7. 01-29-2008 04:12 PM #497
      Me last weekend destroying my tranny.....got water and mud in the tranny and that was the end of my tranny:


    8. 01-29-2008 09:42 PM #498
      2005 Leep Liberty (KJ) Limited
      Bright Silver Metallic
      3.7L Auto
      Selec-Trac II 4x4
      Towing Package

      Finally decided to take some pics of my KJ. I traded in the my Jetta around September of last year and purchased the Liberty with only 14k miles on it for a awesome deal. (Got it from the dealer my wife works for. )

      Some dirty pics after a little light off roading I did a couple of weekends ago. Nowhere close to as off road as the above pic, but I haven't had it very long. I will be going this summer though.









      I decided to clean her up...

      Clean pics...













      I have these ready to go on. I am going to mount them on the front bumper just inside the factory fog lights...



      Modified by 67Customs at 9:55 PM 1-29-2008


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      01-30-2008 02:57 AM #499
      Can't go wrong with a KJ. They're capable enough off road and honestly just about as reliable as the XJs that they replaced.(Take it from somebody that works on them everyday )
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    10. 01-30-2008 12:10 PM #500
      Quote, originally posted by chad413 »
      Can't go wrong with a KJ. They're capable enough off road and honestly just about as reliable as the XJs that they replaced.(Take it from somebody that works on them everyday )
      I love it. It feels really solid and so far, it has served me well in all conditions.

      I have quite a few pics by serfing Liberty forums that shows that they are very off-road capable. Especially with a mild lift and slightly bigger tires. I was amazed at what people were doing with them.

      I'm so happy that I found it. I miss my Jetta a whole lot , but I have found something else I love, just in a different class of vehicle.


      Modified by 67Customs at 12:11 PM 1-30-2008


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      01-30-2008 12:42 PM #501
      3 things wrong with KJs

      1. they are seemingly always clean.
      2. they seemingly are never on dirt.
      3. too much electronic stuff to break. Wrangler models = the only Jeeps.


    12. 01-30-2008 12:44 PM #502
      Wranglers are the only Jeeps? That's a good one...

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      01-30-2008 12:49 PM #503
      eh, I'll back peddle on that one. I'll go as far as to include willys and FSJ jeeps. Cherokees (sans maybe the XJ) and others of the like really dont count in my book. When Diamler Chrysler took it, they ruined a lot of aspects of the vehicle AFAIC by including electronic this and that. Most people buy Jeeps for their utility and simplicity. Look in the JK or KJ and you get leather (easy to ruin), wood trim, and a lot of shiny parts. Not a jeep in my book.

    14. 01-30-2008 01:02 PM #504
      Does your book mention anything about TJs being driven by cheerleaders?

      I find it funny that your TJ and my ZJ have a bunch of smiliarities with suspension and drivetrain (except for you NOT being able to get a V8), yet you dismiss it because it has leather (easier to clean than fabric) and "shiny parts".

      Apparently I don't understand your "Jeep thing".


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      01-30-2008 01:09 PM #505
      Quote, originally posted by duality »
      eh, I'll back peddle on that one. I'll go as far as to include willys and FSJ jeeps. Cherokees (sans maybe the XJ) and others of the like really dont count in my book. When Diamler Chrysler took it, they ruined a lot of aspects of the vehicle AFAIC by including electronic this and that. Most people buy Jeeps for their utility and simplicity. Look in the JK or KJ and you get leather (easy to ruin), wood trim, and a lot of shiny parts. Not a jeep in my book.

      Boy have you stepped in to something deep...

      FWIW, the JK is a far better platform than the TJ.

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      01-30-2008 01:28 PM #506
      I'd rather be a cheerleader than a soccer mom.

      At least cheerleaders can still have fun, get dirty, and not have to worry about breaking their shiny "afterthought" parts.


    17. 01-30-2008 01:31 PM #507
      Do us a favor and throw up a pic of your cheerleadermobile. Better yet, throw up a pic of your cheerleadermobile being wheeled!!!

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      01-30-2008 01:32 PM #508
      sixth post from the top of this page.

    19. 01-30-2008 01:34 PM #509
      My bad. I must have glanced past it looking for Jeeps on something other than a dirt road...

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      01-30-2008 01:40 PM #510
      sorry my picture isnt good enough for you, jeep god.

      We do an event here in AZ every 3 months called Jeep101. The more astute wheelers take their time to coach us beginners and inexperienced. They do a beginner course 3.0 trail, a moderate 4.0 , and an extreme 4.5 trail. The only vehicles that could not make it up the beginner were a KJ, WJ, and YJ. Only reason the YJ couldn't was because he broke a motor mount on the entry to the trail. The other two mall crawlers couldn't tough it.

      I guess I should say I have nothing against mall cruiser Jeeps, I just don't think of them when I think Jeep. They are not nearly as off road capable as Jeep originally meant their vehicles to be. They are infact marketed as daily drivers and weekend dirt road campers. I don't think there is anyone that will argue that. The wrangler platform is designed with wheelers in mind, even the JK, which I would love if it weren't for the power everything.


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      01-30-2008 01:47 PM #511
      shut it duality you little cheersquadhoe
      these guys will walk all over you LMAO , your battle is uphill now and the 3.7L won't help you climb it... I know because my dad drives one and it's worthless

      this describes duality the best:



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    22. 01-30-2008 01:48 PM #512
      Can't we all just get along? If it has a Jeep badge on it, it is a Jeep It just may not be as capable as other Jeeps. We're all one big happy family

      So here's another of mine after I got pulled out of the muck:


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      01-30-2008 01:50 PM #513
      ouch, now you have to realign those lamps on the bumper!

      31's?


    24. 01-30-2008 01:57 PM #514
      Quote, originally posted by duality »
      ouch, now you have to realign those lamps on the bumper!

      31's?


      I have to realign the bumper. The previous owner didn't see fit to install all of the bolts so that's how the bumper got bent back. I've only had the rig for 4 months and failed to look to see if bumper was attached properly

      And I need a new foglight. I broke that one......good times, good times


    25. 01-30-2008 02:00 PM #515
      oh yeah, and those are 31's....I'm running 31x10.5 BFG AT's and a 2" skyjacker bb. I bought the rig that way. I'm thinking about changing out the BB and installing an OME 2.5" lift with OME shocks. I'm also thinking about installing lockers on the front. For the offroading that I do, that's all I'll ever need.

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      01-30-2008 02:05 PM #516
      Quote, originally posted by SimplyBao »
      For the offroading that I do, that's all I'll ever need.
      trust me... its not.

      you get the lockers then you will want stronger axles once you start breaking yours. Then you will say while I'm at it I'll gear it, then you will want bigger tires to take advantage of the gears... it goes on and on and on.


    27. 01-30-2008 02:25 PM #517
      Quote, originally posted by duality »
      trust me... its not.

      you get the lockers then you will want stronger axles once you start breaking yours. Then you will say while I'm at it I'll gear it, then you will want bigger tires to take advantage of the gears... it goes on and on and on.


      LOL....I've heard people tell me that.....we'll see what actually happens....I just need mine back in working order before I mod it, LOL.


    28. 01-30-2008 03:03 PM #518
      Well, it's pretty obvious that you're a beginner when you come in making the statements that you have.

      Like I said, my ZJ has more in common with your TJ than any other Jeep out there. As for a KJ, YJ, and WJ not being able to make it up the trail you guys were on, it's important to note that wheeling mostly comes down to the driver and not the vehicle. Also, once you get out a little bit more I'm sure you'll figure out that all the "mall cruiser" Jeeps can be just as capable, if not more, than your TJ in certain situations. No need to bash somebody's vehicle choice, especially when they are still driving a Jeep, and especially when you're a newbie to offroading.


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      01-30-2008 03:40 PM #519
      I'm just glad the XJs are being left out of this.

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      01-30-2008 05:27 PM #520
      The SWB vs everyone else debate always cracks me up. I see just as many shiny pavement queen YJ/TJ/JKs everyday as I do XJ/ZJ/WJ/KJ what have you. Who cares?

      I'm glad people like their jeeps no matter what they are.

      However I am stillkinda mad that they discontinued the XJ and replaced it with the KJ. Mostly just disappointed with the IFS.

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      01-30-2008 05:58 PM #521
      Quote, originally posted by Spd33 »

      FWIW, the JK is a far better platform than the TJ.

      O RLY?!

      soooo..is it the anemic engine, the way too wide wheelbase, the portly weigh-in or the overbearing 'Yaw' control computer that has to be flashed/and or bolted in upside down to shut it up that make it a better platform than the TJ?

      Dont get me wrong, its a cool 4-door SUV but not really the offroad Jack-of-all trades like the TJ.


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      01-30-2008 06:00 PM #522
      Quote, originally posted by A1pocketrocket »

      O RLY?!

      soooo..is it the anemic engine, the way too wide wheelbase, the portly weigh-in or the overbearing 'Yaw' control computer that has to be flashed/and or bolted in upside down to shut it up that make it a better platform than the TJ?

      Dont get me wrong, its a cool 4-door SUV but not really the offroad Jack-of-all trades like the TJ.

      thank you. Someone who knows their stuff.

    33. 01-30-2008 06:16 PM #523
      Quote, originally posted by Uncalm »
      The SWB vs everyone else debate always cracks me up. I see just as many shiny pavement queen YJ/TJ/JKs everyday as I do XJ/ZJ/WJ/KJ what have you. Who cares?

      I'm glad people like their jeeps no matter what they are.

      However I am stillkinda mad that they discontinued the XJ and replaced it with the KJ. Mostly just disappointed with the IFS.


      ditto, like I said before, can't we all get along?


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      01-30-2008 08:03 PM #524
      Quit fighting about it, who cares. If you have enough money you can make any jeep a great off road vehicle. Heres mine with my new lift, wheels, and tires.
      Sorry for bad pics, its cold out.
      Saturday evening:

      monday evening:



    35. 01-30-2008 10:31 PM #525
      Quote, originally posted by duality »
      3 things wrong with KJs

      1. they are seemingly always clean.
      2. they seemingly are never on dirt.
      3. too much electronic stuff to break. Wrangler models = the only Jeeps.

      1)They are purchased more by people that like a good street driver that can go off road if needed. You don't see as many dirty because they aren't purchased as much for it. They are still out there though. Mine is clean because I am a professional detailer. I take pride in a clean car and it is free advertising for me. So, after a goo off road, I clean it. Big deal. so you don't care to wash yours. If you think dirt is a great look, good for you.
      2)See the beginning of #1. IF you can't find pics of KJs on dirt, the you are not finding the right forums.
      3)Excelent reasoning.

      Pictures of KJs being real Jeeps...
















      There. Some dirty KJ pics for ya. Stop your wining.


      Modified by 67Customs at 10:37 PM 1-30-2008


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