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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-07-2001, 10:15 AM
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Liberty Lift Kits???

Does anyone have info on available lift kits for the Liberty yet. Had mine for a short time now and found the only real shortcoming SO FAR is the lack of ground clearance.
Keep the rubber side down

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Re: Liberty Lift Kits???

I'm not sure where I read it but I read that even the factory engineers couldn't figure a way to lift a Liberty which isn't to say that no one will be able to figure some thing out but it will probably take a while before some one does.

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<font face="Comic Sans MS">It's easy to lift...
Step 1: Weld a custom tube sub frame/cage unit.
Step 2: Weld coil spring mounts to it.
Step 3: Procure solid axles.
Step 4: Throw them under there and enjoy the ride...

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Seriously though, I doubt it could be that hard to make lifts for it. After all, most other independant suspension vehicles (front at least) have some decent lifts available. Not sure the exact setup of the KJ though. Someday I'll have a look under there. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]</font>

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Hey check out www.rocky-road.com formally summit off road. They are selling kj coil spring spacers fairly cheap hope this helps.... Good Luck and show us a KJ flexing next time you are out?



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Re: Liberty Lift Kits???

I am thinking about buying one of these little rigs. I would talk with the folks at Old Man Emu and see what they have in the works. I and many others stand by their product. Best ride period. Then again they only give about a 2.5 to 3 inch lift. I think it might be some Aussie law or something. not sure why this is the highest lift they offer. They have been around for years and I know one of the Engineers that used to work for them,. In fact it is hish Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 they show in most their advertisments jumping sand dunes.
I would also be interested in ARB front and rear air lockers.

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A thread from the other board on a Rusty's prototype:
http://forums.jeepsunlimited.com/ubb...ML/000933.html


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Wow, I was just reading the threads from the JeepUnlimited forum on KJ's and the XJ owners bash the KJ more than the people here do.

I have been asked to moderate a board here and after reading some of the stuff there, it makes me wonder if it is worth the hassle.

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real lovin atomsphere over there, I post on both but prefer the close knit feeling here at off-road


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Okay, that was cool![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

I still think the KJ has possibilities, even if the torque curve sucks compared to the XJ.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] The really neat thing about the KJ is that its exhaust pops apart and pops back together when it high centers. I guess the engineers felt bad about not providing enough ground clearance.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

I think the KJ will prove to be a good addition to the Jeep line once it overcomes its growing pains.

Okay, I'm going back to the Mid-Size forum now...

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Factory Engineers @ Jeep 101 told me not to lift a YJ.
What do they know?

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