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Post by streetglideok on Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:40 pm

Hey, just another member from some of the jeep forums and Liberty forums here, from Colorado Springs. Right now I possess a fairly stockish KJ that will soon start seeing changes. Going to lift her a little and put some bigger rubber underneath. Known for taking lots of pics of places we go, and a licensed ham as well. Also know my way around a tool box pretty well I think,lol.

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Post by coluke on Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:43 pm

Welcome to cotrailruns, hope to see you out the trail soon!

We are doing a run this weekend that would be good for a stockish Liberty if your willing to make the drive.

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Post by streetglideok on Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:26 pm

Thanks for the invite but I've had a crazy few weeks with jury duty, so this weekend is going to be mindless lol. Main thing I have is skids right now, but will be lifting it next month I suspect. I also have the ability to run APRS, which allows to send and receive messages via radio as well as track and be tracked by others with APRS. I have a few FRS/GMRS radios handy as well. Hopefully by the end of the year I, or my wife and I can join in on something.

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Post by Dankiswess on Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:06 am

Welcome, Streetglideok! I'm up in the Denver area with a fairly modified JK. I might go on a run a little closer to us this weekend if you decide to change your mind! Smile
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Post by BuckeyeNative on Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:36 pm

Let me extend a virtual hello. I live in Blackened Forest so maybe I will see you on the trail.

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Post by streetglideok on Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:45 am

Well got the lift somewhat done, need to do some more tweaks to it. Threw some Cooper STTs under her in 30x9.5 as well. I'll be working on a regear over the winter and adding at least one truetrac to the mix if not front and rear.

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Post by Dankiswess on Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:48 am

Sounds awesome! Can't wait to finally see it! I'm hoping to get some used Rubicon 4.10 Dana 44's from a guy for mine. Gotta get something to turn my 35's! Smile
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Post by streetglideok on Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:12 pm

Well I fell into some luck, I found a like new front diff for a KJ in the gears I want for $100. UPS should have it to me on Monday. It'll go to storage for now, and later this winter after I recover from Christmas I'll get a truetrac for it and set it up. Just need the gears for the back end and a truetrac for it, and I'll be golden! You need someone to regear your axles, or you needing an upgrade as well?

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Post by streetglideok on Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:07 pm

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I actually made a change and the front sits about 2" higher now so its level

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Post by Dankiswess on Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:27 pm

Looks good!!
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Post by coluke on Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:27 am

Nice looking KJ! I have actually owned 2 myself (Gasser and a CRD) its amazing how well these do offroad! I would recommend a transmission cooler if your getting bigger tires. Maybe it was just a CRD issue but when I would be out on the trail seems like my transmission was always getting hot or overheating.

Seems like the new wranglers can have this issue as well.

A B&M tranny cooler is cheap and easy to install!
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Post by Dankiswess on Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:48 am

Does anyone know where I can score a 3.7 for a KJ for inexpensive and in good condition? New crate motor is about $4k. I own one of these as well and has a bad lower bearing. It's just a matter of time before it throws that piston rod...
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Post by coluke on Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:40 pm

I would check ebay, You might be able to get a good deal on a remanufactured short block as well if shop around. That or just pull the motor and take it to a machine shop.

You could probably take in the block to a machine shop and get all new bearings, piston rings ect for cheaper than other options. Unless you get a good deal on a used motor which can be a gamble.
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Post by streetglideok on Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:57 pm

coluke wrote:Nice looking KJ! I have actually owned 2 myself (Gasser and a CRD) its amazing how well these do offroad!  I would recommend a transmission cooler if your getting bigger tires. Maybe it was just a CRD issue but when I would be out on the trail seems like my transmission was always getting hot or overheating.

Seems like the new wranglers can have this issue as well.  

A B&M tranny cooler is cheap and easy to install!
I'd consider it, but it may be hard to hook up. Mine's a 6speed,lol

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Post by Dankiswess on Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:22 pm

6 speed Liberty?? That's pretty F'ing sweet!!
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Post by coluke on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:42 pm

streetglideok wrote:
coluke wrote:Nice looking KJ! I have actually owned 2 myself (Gasser and a CRD) its amazing how well these do offroad!  I would recommend a transmission cooler if your getting bigger tires. Maybe it was just a CRD issue but when I would be out on the trail seems like my transmission was always getting hot or overheating.

Seems like the new wranglers can have this issue as well.  

A B&M tranny cooler is cheap and easy to install!
I'd consider it, but it may be hard to hook up.  Mine's a 6speed,lol

Yup, might not work so well on a manual!  Very Happy 
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Post by biggie332 on Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:18 am

That has to be the nicest Liberty I've seen yet!

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