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I shall call him... "Mini Me" (2005 Jeep Liberty KJ)

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Aimee has ditched the 2WD Trailblazer and is now a Jeep family member!
















We got her the KJ this weekend and took it out for it's first trip to the dirt (well sand actually) this afternoon. This will be primarily her daily driver, but may also go on some milder expeditions such as the Mojave Road, and will of course hit some forest roads when we go camping. The first thing she said when we looked at it was "can we get all-terrains instead of the wimpy tires?" - i'm so proud!


I'm affectionately referring to it as my "spare jeep." ;)




Important Stats


bone stock 2005 Jeep Liberty (KJ) Renegade 4x4

3.7L V6 Automatic

Chrysler 8.25 rear axle with 3.73 gears

Select-trac with 2WD, AWD, 4-Hi, 4-Lo (i believe this is a NP242 ?)

all factory skidplates, driving lights, taillight guards, and appears to have some kinda rock rails

full size matching spare wheel/tire

leather heated seats, factory navigation, overhead console with whizbangs, etc

~64K Miles

previous life appears to be behind an RV as has front tow bar adapter and break-away brake hookup.




Immediate Plans


i believe i have approval for the following in the near future:


- de-badge

- front side windows darker tint

- iPod Adapter for factory radio

- rubber floor mats

- front tow hooks

- air compressor, tow strap, tire patch kit

- CB

- front disconnects


then as soon as we save up a bit:


- mild lift (maybe 2")

- one size larger tires, all-terrains (30 x 9.5")

- rock rails

- roof basket


i'm thinking to keep the tire size small since it's mainly a daily driver, and we want to avoid the cost of re-gearing. not to mention having to get a rear tire carrier to fit a larger tire, etc.


came with factory skids everywhere and trailer hitch. unfortunately the factory front tow hooks were removed by previous owners to install a tow bar adapter, so i need to take that off and get some hooks back.


one day a rear locker might be in order as well, but that's about it for mods.




Factory Build Sheet


*DL Prem Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats

-DB Dk/Lt Slate Gray

ADLP Skid Plate Group

AFF Luxury Group

AHMS Convenience Group I

AJPS Power Convenience Group

APAS Monotone Paint

AWS Smoker's Group

A90P 3.7L Eng (EKG)/4Spd A/T 42RLE (DG6)

BABS 160 Amp Alternator

BC2S 600 Amp Maintenance Free Battery

BRY Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Brakes

CF5S Rear 65/35 Folding Split Seat

CGS Supplemental Side Air Bags

CGUS Child Seat Anchor System-LATCH Ready

CG3S Advanced Multistage Front Air Bags**

CKDS Floor Carpet

CKNS Cargo Compartment Carpet

CKTS Cargo Tie Down Loops

CK3S Plastic Swing Gate Trim Panel

CLES Front & Rear Floor Mats

CLHP Cargo Trim Panel w/Storage Net

CSRS Passenger Assist Handles

CSWS Driver Assist Handle

CTMP Deluxe Door Trim Panel

CUDP Mini Overhead Console

CUFS Full Length Floor Console

CUKP Removable Ash Tray

DGBS All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions

DG6 4-Spd. Automatic 42RLE Transmission

DHAP Lock-Up Torque Converter

DHP Selec-Trac Full Time 4WD System

DJJS Dana 30/186MM Front Axle

DMEP 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio

DRAS Corporate 8.25 Rear Axle

EKG 3.7L V6 Engine

GBBS Tinted Windshield Glass

GCBS Front Door Tinted Glass

GEGS Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass

GEKS Flipper Swing Gate Glass

GFAS Rear Window Defroster

GNCP Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors

GNKP Rear View Auto Dim Mirror

GTSP Power Heated Mirrors, Fold-Away

GVBC All Vehicles W/Power Mirrors

GXMP Remote Keyless Entry

GXXP Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System

HAAS Air Conditioning

JA2P Instrument Cluster w/Tach

JCBS 120 MPH Primary Speedometer

JHAS Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers

JHBS Rear Window Wiper/Washer

JJAP Cigar Lighter

JJBS Dual Note Electric Horns

JJJS 12V Auxiliary Power Outlet

JJMP Auxiliary 12-Volt Rear Power Outlet

JKYS Power Accessory Delay

JPHP Speed Sensitive Power Locks

JPM Heated Front Seats

JPTP Power Front Driver/Passenger Seats

JPYS Pwr Windows, Front 1-Touch Down



LABS Tire Pressure Monitoring Warning LP

LACP Illuminated Entry

LAZP Vehicle Information Center

LBBP Courtesy Lamps

LCDP Map/Dome Reading Lamps

LDBP Cargo Compartment Lamp

LETP Traveler/Mini Trip Computer

LHDS Headlamp Off Time Delay

LMAS Halogen Headlamps

LNJS Fog Lamps

LN9 Delete Light Bar


LSES Enhanced Accident Response System

MDAS Front License Plate Bracket

MFKS Body Color Grille

MLSS Accent Color Fascias

MT2S Trail Rated Badge

MVCS Jeep Badge

MVDS 4X4 Badge

MWZS Rugged Side Roof Rails

MXGP Tail Lamp Guard

MZLP 3.7L Badge

MZ2S Renegade Badge

NAS 50 State Emissions

NB5P Federal Tier 2, Bin 5 Emissions

NFPS 20.5 Gallon Fuel Tank

NHMS Speed Control

PX8 Black Clear Coat

QX8S Black Clear Coat

RAAC All Radio Equipped Vehicles

RBKS AM/FM Compact Disc Radio w/Chgr Ctrl

RCGS 6 Speakers

RDDS Fixed Long Mast Antenna

RSA Sirius Satellite Radio

SBAS Power Rack and Pinion Steering

SCGS Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

SDAS Normal Duty Suspension

SUAS Tilt Steering Column

TBBS Full Size Spare Tire

TBRS Outside Tire Carrier

TR7S P225/75R16 OWL All Season Tires

TZAP Goodyear Brand Tires

WDUS 16X7.0 Aluminum Wheels

WKBS Matching Spare Wheel

WLZC All Aluminum Wheels

XCAS Occupant Classification System

XEAS Tow Hooks

XEEP Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield

XEFP Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield

XEUP Front Suspension Skid Plate

XE9P Transmission Skid Plate

XGDP Universal Garage Door Opener

XGGS Grocery Bag Hooks

XJFS Tethered Fuel Filler Cap

XPFS Protective Coating and Remover

X97P 1-Year Service Provided by SIRIUS

YAAS Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications




--- UPDATE ---


current pic:



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Very nice, looks good. You may want to contact Randy Wright for some parts, he is actually going to be putting his KJ on 1 tons for a unique buggy. He had a small lift and an Aussie locker in the rear.

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Congrats Aimee! It is little yet dark and adventurous. You should call it...wait for it...."Darth Tater!"

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What a cute little guy! Haha she's already testing his flex, go Aimee!

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Is it "trail rated"? George:cool::D

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Is it "trail rated"? George:cool::D


hehe - it does have the badge!

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Is it "trail rated"? George:cool::D


hehe - it does have the badge!




Yep, and they can be trained to do neat tricks like rollover. :cool:

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Yep, and they can be trained to do neat tricks like rollover. :cool:


That picture never gets old. LOL

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Be careful about leaving them alone together unattended. You might end up with a ZJ.

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