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Old 02-21-2019, 10:33 PM   #1
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Thought i would share my rig. The liberty CRDís are fairly rare in the US and are one of a handful of modern diesel suvís. It has a 2.8L inline 4 that makes 160hp/300 ft-lbs stock.

Mines turned up a bit. I have a custom built GTB2060 turbo in the stock CRD housing and do my own tuning. It should be around 220hp/400 ft-lbs now, and that is at 6500í above sea level.





Some mods:

Suspension:

-OME lift
-4 link rear
-sway bar disconnects
-Upper control arms
-TJ Rubicon wheels with 265/75R16

Protection:

-Engine/Trans Skids
-Rock sliders
-ARB Bull Bar

Lighting:

-Morimoto MiniD2S Bixenon retrofit
-Morimoto XB LED fogs

Engine:

-GTB2060V turbo upgrade
-Self tuned
-Custom Bell Intercooler
-ARP head studs

Future mods:

-Taurus electric fan conversion
-Ball Bearing GTB turbo
-S300SX-E compound turbo so I can run 30 psi at 11,000í.

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Old 02-25-2019, 08:50 AM   #2
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Looks good! My buddy bought one new and still has his.
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Old 04-25-2019, 05:50 PM   #3
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Just saw this post 2 months later. My dad had a CRD Liberty and I love that thing. It's the only way I would drive the Liberty, I'm not a fan of the body style but it's a diesel so that makes it cool.
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:08 AM   #4
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I like it! Forgot they made a few diesels. Slushbox or row your own gears?
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Old 04-27-2019, 03:13 PM   #5
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They were only available with the auto. I wish they had a stick.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:04 PM   #6
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Looks great, as a former JK owner I love to see people do things with the "other" Jeeps as well.
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:13 AM   #7
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That looks pretty cool! Much better than the new Jeep truck for sure!
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:23 PM   #8
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Forgot about this thread.

So the bad news. This thing threw a rod back in november. Well, really it was just knocking and I thought it was a dropped valve, which is very common with this motor, so i tore it down to see the damage. When i pulled the head, all valves were in tact so I got the head freshened up and started bolting it back together.

Well, when i first tried to crank it over once it was ready, the rod finally fully let loose and windowed the block. This thing had always been a pain in the ass so I decided to part it out instead of trying to fix it and hope it didnít cause me more headaches.




I ended up replacing it with a 2011 Lexus GX460 with 72k miles:



The GX460 is based on the 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner, but has a 4.6L V8 and full time awd system. All of the suspension and a lot of the skid plating and armor is cross compatible with the 4Runner so there are tons of aftermarket goodies out there for it.

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Old 06-03-2020, 01:48 PM   #9
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That sucks. I had a coworker with a CRD a few years ago. Dont think he had more than 50k miles on it when the turbo went out.
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Old 06-06-2020, 10:22 PM   #10
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That sucks. I had a coworker with a CRD a few years ago. Dont think he had more than 50k miles on it when the turbo went out.

They are really crappy. I put a lot of ďloveĒ into mine and had done all of the preventative maintenance, but still crapped the bed at only 125k.

People said i would miss it. Not in the slightest. It was a cool vehicle but not worth the headaches.
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