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EekGirl96
04-03-2014, 02:46 PM
So might as well start a build thread for my Libby since you hardly see these built up, especially the new ones.

I know, no one really cares,...its JUST a Liberty but by the time im done wither her she's going to be one bad ass Libby ;)

What I plan on doing to her:
-atleast a 4" lift (she already has a 2" spacer lift)...would love to do a 6" but that wont be for awhile lol
-Locker...atleast a rear since all the front lockers seem to be very expensive but when I win the lottery I will do the front too
-Front bumper, for now just a bull bar but I really want to get this prerunner bumper....and ofcourse a back bumper
-bigger tires...want to atleast get 31's on her lol
-Roof rack with lights
-Tinted headlights.....getting the covers here soon but I really like the tinted ones

Now this will probably be like a 5 year build since parts for the Libby are few and far between and if you can find the parts theyre insanely expensive...plus im working on the Wagoneer which is really #1


So far what Ive done to her
Before:
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20130307_140548_290_zps8e89f244.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20130307_140548_290_zps8e89f244.jpg.html)

After:
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140330_102633_834_zps685f5dea.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140330_102633_834_zps685f5dea.jpg.html)
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140330_092920_100_zpsd21185f7.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140330_092920_100_zpsd21185f7.jpg.html)

Not much, got new KM2's and steel wheels, added some stickers (upped her horsepower 10 hp per sticker ;)), got a new shifter knob(will post pics once I install), ordered a new license plate (will post pics once I get it) and plasti-dipped the emblems (will post pics once I get that done). She looks way better then what she did when I first got her but theres still a long way to go before im happy with her completely.

NW99XJ
04-03-2014, 02:56 PM
Looks like you're off to a great start!
You dont see too many of these well built.... so when they DO come around, it's pretty cool.
Keep up the good work, I think there will be many people here that will be keeping an eye on this one!

EekGirl96
04-03-2014, 03:07 PM
Looks like you're off to a great start!
You dont see too many of these well built.... so when they DO come around, it's pretty cool.
Keep up the good work, I think there will be many people here that will be keeping an eye on this one!

Thanks Josh!!!

I hope so, I dream about what she could be...I just cant wait until I can have it in my driveway

bluedragon436
04-03-2014, 03:11 PM
It's looking good Amber.. Too bad it's not black though.... JK JK... Just giving you crap since you said that in the chat today.. LOL

EekGirl96
04-03-2014, 03:12 PM
It's looking good Amber.. Too bad it's not black though.... JK JK... Just giving you crap since you said that in the chat today.. LOL

Lol black or white... I wanted white to make it look like my xj

bluedragon436
04-03-2014, 03:14 PM
I think it'd look far better in black, myself personally

EekGirl96
04-03-2014, 03:15 PM
I like black....but once you go black you never go back

bluedragon436
04-03-2014, 03:16 PM
I like black....but once you go black you never go back

I love my black Ram... and you can guarantee the XJ will be black if I can help it too!!

abebehrmann
04-03-2014, 03:20 PM
Not much, got new KM2's and steel wheels, added some stickers (upped her horsepower 10 hp per sticker ;)),.

Dang, lemme know where you got those stickers from and if you think they might work on my XJ!!! :D:D:D

In all seriousness; the BB, tires, and lift really make a world of difference. Looking forward to more mods.

EekGirl96
04-03-2014, 03:21 PM
Dang, lemme know where you got those stickers from and if you think they might work on my XJ!!! :D:D:D

In all seriousness; the BB, tires, and lift really make a world of difference. Looking forward to more mods.

The XJTalk sticker added 20 hp lol ;)

Thanks!! Im looking forward to it too

XJ Wheeler
04-03-2014, 09:20 PM
Much beefier looking with the new mods. Gonna be sweet when you get those parts ya listed. I wish more of these later models were done up cool.

Now... about that lotto ticket?!?!

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EekGirl96
04-07-2014, 10:28 AM
So over the course of the weekend I was able to plasti-dip my emblems.....I love the way it looks!!!

Hopefully today my new shifter knob will be in so that I can get that installed.

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140403_164820_419_zps1634f48f.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140403_164820_419_zps1634f48f.jpg.html)
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140403_164917_523_zpsfe502678.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140403_164917_523_zpsfe502678.jpg.html)
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140403_171601_376_zps26d96054.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140403_171601_376_zps26d96054.jpg.html)


Now I just need to get my headlight covers and she should be looking good :)

bluedragon436
04-07-2014, 10:30 AM
The dipped emblems look good, Amber!!

EekGirl96
04-07-2014, 10:31 AM
Thanks blue :D

4.3LXJ
04-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Looks nice Amber. Good work

EekGirl96
04-07-2014, 10:56 AM
Thanks steve :)

XJ Wheeler
04-07-2014, 04:41 PM
You must have done a good job removing them for dipping. ;)

Nice work!





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EekGirl96
04-07-2014, 05:29 PM
I didn't even have to remove them....I'm just that good ;)

EekGirl96
04-08-2014, 09:51 AM
Got the new shifter knob in and installed :D I like it

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140408_063235_197_zpse4bb1c26.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140408_063235_197_zpse4bb1c26.jpg.html)
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140407_171255_885_zps71dbb45f.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140407_171255_885_zps71dbb45f.jpg.html)

and yes she needs a bath lol


Will be ordering the light covers next and then the bull bar and she'll be set for awhile (I think)

4.3LXJ
04-08-2014, 11:33 AM
Pretty fancy Amber. What transmission does that have in it?

EekGirl96
04-08-2014, 11:51 AM
42RLE...4 speed

4.3LXJ
04-08-2014, 11:54 AM
Just curious. The shifter pattern is the same as the 45RE going in the TJ

EekGirl96
04-08-2014, 11:58 AM
the 45rfe is also in the older libbys, supposedly a very good tranny while the one I have gets bad reviews :(

4.3LXJ
04-08-2014, 12:18 PM
Yeah, the 45 tranny is the same one in pickups behind V8s It can be reflashed to a 5 speed

EekGirl96
04-21-2014, 10:07 AM
well I gave in and decided to install the "bull bar" instead of waiting until my light covers to come in....luckily its not really in the way

Here it is....the lights are just a "mock up" but I like the way they look so maybe this weekend I'll add them

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140420_130727_426_zps7f861bac.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140420_130727_426_zps7f861bac.jpg.html)

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140420_130715_738_zpsf030faa3.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140420_130715_738_zpsf030faa3.jpg.html)

Im liking the way she looks with the bumper, especially with the lights on her....

(also got my customized license plate in but no pics yet)

XJ Wheeler
04-21-2014, 11:49 AM
Looking beastly Amber! All those black accent are tying in together well.

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EekGirl96
04-21-2014, 11:51 AM
Thank you Jake!! Im really liking the way everything ties into eachother...makes her look good :D

gsxrjammie
04-21-2014, 04:18 PM
Very nice liberty...I don't think I have ever seen anyone else build one of these up....that is awesome!!! Its only Cherokee and Wranglers out my way

EekGirl96
04-21-2014, 04:20 PM
Very nice liberty...I don't think I have ever seen anyone else build one of these up....that is awesome!!! Its only Cherokee and Wranglers out my way

Thanks!!! That's the exact reason why I'm building her....hardly see them built or even wheeled.

Very capable jeeps actually :)

gsxrjammie
04-21-2014, 04:25 PM
Thanks!!! That's the exact reason why I'm building her....hardly see them built or even wheeled.

Very capable jeeps actually :)

My sister in law and her husband have an older liberty with the turbo diesel. They wont off-road it though. Makes me sad all that potential is sitting in a metropolitan drive way.

EekGirl96
04-21-2014, 04:27 PM
My sister in law and her husband have an older liberty with the turbo diesel. They wont off-road it though. Makes me sad all that potential is sitting in a metropolitan drive way.

I wanted a diesel Libby but they're freaking expensive lol

bluedragon436
04-21-2014, 04:40 PM
Yeah the diesel Libby's are pretty nice, but they are expensive... Found one once that needed some engine work on it... wish I had picked it up... It was the older body though... but still would have been fun to build up...

EekGirl96
04-21-2014, 04:42 PM
Yeah the diesel Libby's are pretty nice, but they are expensive... Found one once that needed some engine work on it... wish I had picked it up... It was the older body though... but still would have been fun to build up...

Tisk risk blue!! Should've picked it up!!!!

Rocco83
04-21-2014, 06:14 PM
Very nice liberty...I don't think I have ever seen anyone else build one of these up....that is awesome!!! Its only Cherokee and Wranglers out my way


By far the best looking Jeep around my parts is a Liberty. It's owned by a 17 year old kid that has a father with unlimited pockets, but this kid knows what he's doing and has put together one hell of a Jeep. Next time I catch him out I'll try to get some pics.

EekGirl96
04-21-2014, 06:25 PM
Definitely get pics!!! Love to see lifted and modded Libby's!!

Rocco83
04-21-2014, 08:29 PM
It is link, lifted, and locked. I'll definitely try to get pics of it. He used to drive it all the time, but he's been driving a lifted XJ lately that is sharp. Not sure if he went overboard with the Libby to the point he only uses it for trails or if it is down ATM.

EekGirl96
06-30-2014, 09:51 AM
Sooo finally this weekend I got sliders :) (hubby built them)

Lovin the way that she looks...now im in "build mode"...

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140629_175615_633_zps19c8967b.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140629_175615_633_zps19c8967b.jpg.html)

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140629_174124_056_zpsd8b9b706.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140629_174124_056_zpsd8b9b706.jpg.html)
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140629_174112_600_zpsc7a0ead6.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140629_174112_600_zpsc7a0ead6.jpg.html)
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140629_174059_429_zps3005e2ba.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140629_174059_429_zps3005e2ba.jpg.html)
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140629_174046_354_zps5adc6e48.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140629_174046_354_zps5adc6e48.jpg.html)

OrangeXJ
06-30-2014, 09:57 AM
looking good :thumbsup:

EekGirl96
06-30-2014, 10:02 AM
Thanks greggy poo :)

oderdene
06-30-2014, 10:49 AM
wow, looking good. what about lift, bumpers, winch, rack etc?

EekGirl96
06-30-2014, 10:54 AM
Has a 2" spacer lift currently.... Not going to get a winch but will get a rear locker, roof rack, tinted headlights, and when I get rich I'll get a better bumper and a bigger lift lol

4.3LXJ
06-30-2014, 11:25 AM
It is getting there Amber

EekGirl96
06-30-2014, 11:28 AM
I know!!! I can't wait until she's close!!

NW99XJ
06-30-2014, 11:54 AM
(drooling) ... one of the best lookin Libby's i've seen... keep up the great work Kee!
You've done good with her!

4.3LXJ
06-30-2014, 11:55 AM
One of these days you will have to bring it by for a straight axle swap, then off to the Rubicon with you :D

EekGirl96
06-30-2014, 12:11 PM
Thanks josh :)


Sounds like a plan Steve.....one day ;)

Brasscatz
06-30-2014, 08:37 PM
Oh good, I was worried about you scraping those rockers up on them speed bumps.... :D I'll retract that if your hubby builds me some :P

Carves
06-30-2014, 10:12 PM
All it needs now is a rear tyre or fuel can holder,



.... for, all round, shopping mall car park, protection .. :thumbsup:






:smiley-scared003: .. :p .. :D


nahhh just funnin ... tis looking good .. :cool:

EekGirl96
07-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Jimmy boy- those speedbumps are some wicked things out here....I get high centered every time I go over one ;)

And carves no fuel can holder....don't want to blow up when the shopping carts come rolling into my Libby lol

4.3LXJ
07-01-2014, 11:31 AM
Jimmy boy- those speedbumps are some wicked things out here....I get high centered every time I go over one ;)



They call them speed humps here. Love to hit them in the XJ :D

EekGirl96
07-01-2014, 12:34 PM
Theres a couple speed bumps here that I swear I could catch some air if I hit them hard enough

4.3LXJ
07-01-2014, 12:40 PM
We go over some every day that make the Subaru catch air, not good for it. Jeep though absorbs them pretty good. It is that 12" of travel. A stock one though, it will be in the air

EekGirl96
07-21-2014, 10:03 AM
Well I finally did it....broke down and bought the lights I wanted....and im LOVING IT!!! She looks really good....glad I finally broke down and did it!!

Now onto the next thing on the list....will probably end up tinting the side markers and may even paint the grill black...see if that looks good or not

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140720_143704_340_zps514c4dc5.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140720_143704_340_zps514c4dc5.jpg.html)
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140720_143647_609_zpsa5ebddc0.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140720_143647_609_zpsa5ebddc0.jpg.html)
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140720_143627_472_zps1559fb86.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140720_143627_472_zps1559fb86.jpg.html)
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMG_20140719_161551_603_zps8f08d442.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMG_20140719_161551_603_zps8f08d442.jpg.html)



And then just because when I made the pic it shocked me how far my little libby has come since I first got her.....heres a "before and after" pic...

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/PhotoGrid_1405911947120_zpsc3244453.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/PhotoGrid_1405911947120_zpsc3244453.jpg.html)

4.3LXJ
07-21-2014, 10:42 AM
Looking real sexy there Amber

EekGirl96
07-21-2014, 11:14 AM
Thank you Steve :)

EekGirl96
09-26-2014, 09:22 AM
Alrighty, it's been awhile since I added anything to my build but got some new stuff this month.

Ordered a 4.7 TB for her, haven't installed it yet but it's next on the chopping block, going to hopefully tint the turn signals sometime this weekend but I did get to mount the new crossbars that I ordered awhile back. Unfortunately I ended up getting ones that were too small so I had to reorder longer ones, will have to reorder a new basket too since the one I got was not wide enough....

Anyway here are some pics, they don't do her justice...http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMAG0438_zpsdew9b2b8.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMAG0438_zpsdew9b2b8.jpg.html)http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae24/AGarcia89/IMAG0439_zpsxaxrltrs.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/AGarcia89/media/IMAG0439_zpsxaxrltrs.jpg.html)

4.3LXJ
09-26-2014, 12:03 PM
If you could have waited awhile, I could have given you a throttle body :smiley-taunt002:

EekGirl96
09-26-2014, 12:28 PM
Well someone failed to mention that he had one!!!

4.3LXJ
09-26-2014, 12:37 PM
It is in use :D But there is a horsepower upgrade coming eventually

Besides, you forgot to ask :smiley-taunt002:

EekGirl96
09-26-2014, 12:44 PM
I've mentioned it on chat a couple and of times, you just need to be more active