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Old 10-08-2010, 12:05 PM   #91
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geez always late to the party I am.. I will ad this:

Back about several years ago when the liberty came out I was helping with a Jamboree at Tellico. The product brand manager for the liberty was there... she decided to take her own liby on the trails. We tried to tell her not to. Keep in mind she went with the middle level Jeep run. The damage as I recall was, both sides of the rockers smashed in, the t-case or trans plate smashed in to the trans, leaking fluid perhaps, the rear tire carrier dented in the trunk and missing spare.. not sure why on that.. bottom line.. it was not good.
Sounds like ground clearance issues as I stated.

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Old 10-08-2010, 01:39 PM   #92
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Hey Tom what happened to the light pole in the pick you posted? Snow plow get it or am i just catching it at a weird angle?

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Old 10-08-2010, 01:50 PM   #93
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The plow pushed all that snow against it and it was at an angle. It turns out the pole was made of a composite material. As the snow melted, it got lower and lower, but the light still worked. Finally it was laying on the ground. The power company came out in April to fix it. The big truck pulled up an the guy was there for about an hour. When he left there was a safety cone at the base of the pole (which was still lying on the ground) and the light no longer worked. 2 months after that we got a new pole, but the sign was on the ground. A couple of weeks ago the sign was placed back on the pole.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:12 PM   #94
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I hear Rav 4 come with a nice rainbow sticker!!!
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:23 PM   #96
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Ditto X 100,000,000,000,000,000,000!

I custom ordered an 05 Liberty Limited so I'd have something to carry my little grandson in.
It was LOADED.
Had that bish for 6 months and could not lose it fast enough.
Took a horrible hit on it when I traded it back in and did NOT care.

The KJ (Liberty) has other issues too.
Things like, the interior is not comfortable. The seats are great but the arm rests are too low or in the wrong location, steering wheel too far forward, when you roll the front windows down the back ones go "wooba wooba wooba" so hard it makes your ear drums vibrate. The interior controls are all jacked up, the power window controls are all in the wrong places and on and on...

To make a KJ truly off road capable, you're going to spend upwards towards $15k and it STILL won't come close to doing what a JK Rubi will with a budget boost on 37's. .

Yea, I lost money on that deal, and I was happy to do it.
Wooba wooba! That noise that noise! What is that?? My wife's 2008 4runner does that if you roll down the backseat side windows no matter what else you roll down or not and it's so loud it hurts your ears. Her 2001 did not do this! Any clue what causes it??
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:24 PM   #97
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Wooba wooba! That noise that noise! What is that?? My wife's 2008 4runner does that if you roll down the backseat side windows no matter what else you roll down or not and it's so loud it hurts your ears. Her 2001 did not do this! Any clue what causes it??
A properly sealed vehicle, that ear destroying sound you are hearing is completely normal in an suv that has good seals and is air tight, definitely not a bad thing unless it does it when the front windows are down and the back are not. Normal though in vise versa.
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Wooba wooba! That noise that noise! What is that?? My wife's 2008 4runner does that if you roll down the backseat side windows no matter what else you roll down or not and it's so loud it hurts your ears. Her 2001 did not do this! Any clue what causes it??
it's turbulence. what's happening is the air is entering both sides of the vehicle and since the only way for the air to escape is through the same place it entered, you get massive turbulence as the air rushing in from both sides meets in the middle and cannot escape since more air is continuously flowing in. crack a front window and it's gone since you now have a third opposing force. in some cars, opening the vents will also make it go away.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:42 PM   #99
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That's illegal in most places these days... which is the only reason designated trails and "pretend obstacles" exist...
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it's turbulence. what's happening is the air is entering both sides of the vehicle and since the only way for the air to escape is through the same place it entered, you get massive turbulence as the air rushing in from both sides meets in the middle and cannot escape since more air is continuously flowing in. crack a front window and it's gone since you now have a third opposing force. in some cars, opening the vents will also make it go away.
I had assumed air flow somehow. I tried rolling down front windows also, same wooba. I rolled down the rear window thinking it would flow through. Opened the sunroof. Opened every window in the runner, same noise! Roll up the back sides, offending noise gone. Sooo annoying!
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maybe i'm thinking of a different noise? my wife's santa fe will do it if you just open the back windows. open the fronts even a little and it''s gone.
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My Rubicon is so sealed that I gotta open a window so I do not have to slam the door shut!!!
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:53 PM   #102
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I will take the LIBERTY , in telling you that the Jeep Liberty is not and never will be a Wrangler....lol Sorry , but that is like comapring a grizzly bear to a new born kitten, Just not going to happen...

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Old 10-08-2010, 07:07 PM   #103
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I will take the LIBERTY , in telling you that the Jeep Liberty is not and never will be a Wrangler....lol Sorry , but that is like comapring a grizzly bear to a new born kitten, Just not going to happen...

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My girlfriend has a new "trail rated" and yeah, it's great what it is intended for. Her family has only owned Jeeps and she grew up around them and offroading them. She herself said the last few times out offloading, "not to bad but it's NO WRANGLER"
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I love the wild exaggerations. If comparing a Liberty and Wrangler is like comparing a grizzly to a kitten, I'm curious what comparing a Wrangler to a Cavalier would be like. Cuz if comparing two Jeep vehicles designed to go off-roading is THAT far off, I'm not sure there are enough animals on the planet to make appropriate comparisons to other road-going vehicles made by other manufacturers. Oh well...thanks for the laugh
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:02 PM   #105
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I love the wild exaggerations. If comparing a Liberty and Wrangler is like comparing a grizzly to a kitten, I'm curious what comparing a Wrangler to a Cavalier would be like. Cuz if comparing two Jeep vehicles designed to go off-roading is THAT far off, I'm not sure there are enough animals on the planet to make appropriate comparisons to other road-going vehicles made by other manufacturers. Oh well...thanks for the laugh
Everyone has a right to their own opinion. Solid Axles say everything for me. Had IFS front ends on other branded vehicles. Pain in the A$$. Solid axles on the Wrangler are a match made in heaven.

Not trying to beat up on the Liberty , but after all , this is a Wrangler Forum...

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Old 10-08-2010, 08:09 PM   #106
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The pile in the left foreground is the Liberty.

Here it is a few days later.
Beautiful pictures. I haven't see snow like that for years......
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:36 PM   #107
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Everyone has a right to their own opinion. Solid Axles say everything for me. Had IFS front ends on other branded vehicles. Pain in the A$$. Solid axles on the Wrangler are a match made in heaven.

Not trying to beat up on the Liberty , but after all , this is a Wrangler Forum...

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So, if a Wrangler is a grizzly, and a Liberty is a kitten...what is a 2WD Wrangler? What is a Cavalier? What is a Trophy Truck? What is a M1 Abrams?

You see the predicament here right? I mean...the M1 will absolutely destroy a Wrangler off-road...as will the Trophy Truck if 'off-road' means covering vast distances very quickly...a 4WD Liberty will absolutely destroy a 2WD Wrangler...and a Cavalier will get stuck in grass...but we've gone to such EXTREMES comparing a Liberty and Wrangler you have no room for the REAL extremes that exist.

That'd be why I'd go for comparing a tiger to a bobcat. Not as sensationalist, but far more realistic in this big world we live in. Just sayin...
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So, if a Wrangler is a grizzly, and a Liberty is a kitten...what is a 2WD Wrangler? What is a Cavalier? What is a Trophy Truck? What is a M1 Abrams?

You see the predicament here right? I mean...the M1 will absolutely destroy a Wrangler off-road...as will the Trophy Truck if 'off-road' means covering vast distances very quickly...a 4WD Liberty will absolutely destroy a 2WD Wrangler...and a Cavalier will get stuck in grass...but we've gone to such EXTREMES comparing a Liberty and Wrangler you have no room for the REAL extremes that exist.

That'd be why I'd go for comparing a tiger to a bobcat. Not as sensationalist, but far more realistic in this big world we live in. Just sayin...

Seems as if this thread has turned into the Animal Planet Channel...lol


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As I said, I love the wild exaggerations

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