Bugnout's 2005 CRD
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Author:  bugnout [ Fri May 09, 2008 5:43 pm ]
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2005 Atlantic Blue CRD Sport - Factory ordered April 2005
Nicknamed: Ol' Blue
Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and a thing which tells time.. (from "Christmas Story")

Bugnout - LOST Member since 09 Jun 2006, right after I got back from Moab.

L.O.S.T Lifetime member #75249
L.O.S.T Illinois Chapter
Tread Lightly member

Engine Mods: 2.8L turbo charged Diesel
Engine Oil: Shell Rotella 5W-40 or Mobil 1 5W-40
Oil Filter: Wix/Napa
Air Filter: Wix/Napa
Transmission Filters: Wix PN 58843
6/2006 - Air Box from a 02 KJ Gasser (with Snorkel)
6/2006 - EHM, Elephant Hose Mod
6/2006 - ORM, Off Road Mod
8/2007 - Replaced muffler with Glass Pack
10/2007 - Racor 245 Fuel Manager head
4/2008 - Cummins In tank Lift pump
Scanguage - to eliminate that pesky CEL from the ORM.
6/2009 - Green Diesel Engineering tune, to completely eliminate that pesky CEL, no more ORM
7/2011 - Replaced the fan Clutch and fan blade with the 3.7L Nylon fan and Hayden 2905 fan clutch.
2/2012 - Straight piped it cut just in front of the flange for the muffler and welded, so its 2" from cat back.
11/2013 - 130,000 miles. (see thread) Coolant leak into the #1 cylinder forced me to pull the head and put in a new gasket. Two week job ended up taking 3 months as I had to be on the road for work 8 of 12 weeks. Learned alot about this little diesel.
11/2013 - While I was in there, I added 7v Etechno glowplugs and the Kapalczynski serviceable thermostat (see thread)
9/2014 - Took off intake manifold to retorque head bolts and somehow got timing off. Broke all the exhaust rockers
6/2014 - The Jeep sat all winter, Replaced rockers and did a egrectomy.

Suspension Mods:
08/2006 Rocky Road Outfitters 2.125 spacer Lift Consisted of 2" Daystar with a .125 Strut top plate.)
08/2006 TJ Rubicon Moab wheels and 245x75 R16 Goodyear MTR's, siped
02/2008 air lockers RD100 front and RD93 back. CKMA12 ARB compressor, 4:10 gears Dana/Spicer front and Precision Gears back
02/2008 Yukon Axles
05/2008 Crane Diff Cover to replace my leaking Ruff Stuff cover
05/2010 OME Spring Lift, OME struts, Rancho shocks
05/2010 Jeepinbyal.com steel front dana 30 with ARB RD100 and Yukon 4:10 gears.
09/2010 5 new General Grabber AT2 in 235x85 R16 32" tires on stock alloy rims.
03/2011 installed some Monroe Sensa-trac load adjusting rear shocks
11/2013 4 new General Grabber AT2 in 235x85 R16 32" tires on stock alloy rims.

Interior Mods:
8/2005 Blaupunkt radio with aux-in replaces the stock AM/FM CD player.- Replaced
6/2006 Radio Shack TRC503 CB
6/2007 Leather, Power/Heated Seats from a Limited
2/2008 Interior Shelf - custom made in 3/8 plywood
2/2009 replaced radio with JVC AHD39 High Def with IPOD adapter
7/2009 AllJ's interior Rack replaces the plywood shelf
7/2010 add 4 ft firestik am/fm antenna to increase signal strength for HD radio -
8/2010 removed firestik am/fm antenna, didn't offer any improvement over the stock antenna
9/2010 Motorola SM120 UHF mobile programmed for GMRS frequencies. Maxrad whip antenna
11/2010 - Relocated washer fluid bottle Thread
03/2011 installed remote winch controls in the cab and relocated the winch solenoid under the hood.
09/2015 Installed Tekonsha brake controller

Exterior Mods:
Factory Engine, Tcase and Gas tank skid
5/2006 - Rocky Road Outfitters sliders
6/2006 - Trimmed front bumper - A rock took off the air dam, prompting me to trim the lower part of the bumper off.
7/2006 - CB antenna mount and 4' Firestick
4/2007 - Front receiver - Custom license plate mount
9/2007 - All J's SuperSkid I Tranny skid to replace the stock unit
4/2008 - RockLizard KJ Komodo rear bumper with tire carrier
6/2008 - Broke the Firestick, replaced with a 3' Firefly
7/2009 - TJM front winch bumper
7/2009 - T-Max 9000 winch
3/2011 - Rewired winch, Albright Solenoid installed under hood, in cab controls added

States my Liberty has taken me too:


Places I've wheeled my Liberty:

May 2006, Did Klondike Bluffs and Tower Arch in Arches National Park.
Chequamagon NF in Wisconsin - did some interesting forest trails.
Michigan UP, was on a job up there and spent some time getting in trouble on their forest trails.
Badlands Indiana, 2-3 times a year.
-- Halloween 2006 Trip Report
-- Halloween 2007 Trip Report
-- March 2008 with Terra Jeep Club Trip Report
-- June 2008 with YellowCoyote thread
May 2008 - Hole in the Rock Trail Trip Report
May 2008 - Hell's Revenge
May 2008 - Fins and Things
May 2008 - Kane Creek
May 2008 - Moab Rim
May 2008 - Elephant Hill
Jun 2008 - Badlands with YellowCoyote
July 2008 - Northwoods Overland
June 2009 - Nicolet National Forest
July 2009 - Lake City Colorado
Oct 2009 - LOST East Coast Safari
Oct 2010 - LOST East Coast Safari
May 2011 - Moab, Canyonlands NP, Arches NP on Pastafari
July 2015 - Badlands with Hoosierjeep
Aug 2015 - UPOverland "Peninsula in a Peninsula" to the Keweenaw Peninsula in the Michigan Upper Peninsula.

Where I want to go wheeling:
I like trail riding and rock crawling, Not a big fan of mudding. don't like all the work to clean it up.
Ouray Colorado.
Front range Colorado. Love to explore some of the trails
Drumond Island upper peninsula Michigan

May 2006 - Hole in the Rock trail
Stock except for addition of sliders. No lift so I was dragging the skid plates everywhere. Was very impressed at what my stock KJ could do. The bug bit hard, I'm hooked. Found and became a member of LOST right after this trip.wheeling with the Rocky Mountain 4wd club Trip Report. Also did Klondike Bluffs and Tower Arch in Arches National Park.


Halloween Trip to Badlands 2007:


Hole in the Rock 2008:

Moab 2008:

Lake City Colorado 2009:

Eastern Lost Safari 2009:

Pastafari, Moab, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks 2011:

UPOverland August 2015:

Author:  2006 KJ [ Fri May 09, 2008 5:47 pm ]
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that is one nicely built liberty. i'm exponentially jealous of your front and rear ARB air lockers :twisted:

Author:  bugnout [ Fri May 09, 2008 8:18 pm ]
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2006 KJ wrote:
that is one nicely built liberty. i'm exponentially jealous of your front and rear ARB air lockers :twisted:

They would go very nicely with that flat hood and light bar 8)

Author:  03kjsport [ Fri May 09, 2008 11:18 pm ]
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you keep that rear sway bar off all you time. i was thinking of leaving it off the last time i removed it. how is that working out for you?

Author:  Inc [ Fri May 09, 2008 11:56 pm ]
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03kjsport wrote:
you keep that rear sway bar off all you time. i was thinking of leaving it off the last time i removed it. how is that working out for you?

Good question, how does that affect the on road handling and sway in the turns?

Author:  bugnout [ Sat May 10, 2008 11:38 am ]
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03kjsport wrote:
you keep that rear sway bar off all you time. i was thinking of leaving it off the last time i removed it. how is that working out for you?

I took it off before I went to Moab. Do feel a little more rear swaying especially in the wind. When my son was driving and I was a passenger, I could feel the difference. He hasn't mastered the smooth lane change yet and thinks you have to steer it everywhere.

I have to go tow the boat to the lake later this month and will probably put it back on and leave it on until the next time I go off road. I'll leave it off until I have to tow something.

I think its manageable for me but then I'm an above average driver. :wink: Don't think I would leave it off if my wife or son was driving it on regular basis.

Author:  sidewayskj [ Sat May 10, 2008 2:09 pm ]
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I like that crd it makes me think about selling my 02 gasser and picking up a crd. Like the idea of the crd and the fuel economy with the lift. My gasser isn't the best on fuel and haven't put the 245/75 on it yet should be brutal. Nice kj though.

Author:  bugnout [ Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:11 pm ]
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Added a couple of pics and some new mods

Author:  kjmurphy [ Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:53 pm ]
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I definitely saw your KJ on the alpine loop just outside of lake city a little over a week ago. Were you headed to Silverton?

Author:  CRD Joe [ Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:27 pm ]
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Nice truck to be sure. How tough was it to wire in the heated seats? Im looking for some leater seats for my truck as well.


Author:  2006 KJ [ Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:39 pm ]
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i reallllly want one of those rear bumpers and tire carriers... they look so much better and i wouldnt have to put my spare inside everytime i go wheeling.

Author:  ATXKJ [ Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:21 pm ]
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you guys should try to keep up.

Author:  bugnout [ Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:23 pm ]
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KJMurphy- What were you driving? A silver KJ? Yes we stayed on the road to Cinnamon pass and spent 2.5 days exploring up there.

On the Leather Heated seats, what ATXKJ said...

Author:  kjmurphy [ Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:33 pm ]
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bugnout- i was in my friends XJ when i saw your KJ. It was by lake San Cristobal when you passed us.

Author:  bugnout [ Tue May 18, 2010 11:48 pm ]
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Updated with some new mods and new pictures

Author:  CRD Joe [ Tue May 25, 2010 4:57 pm ]
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Need more pics of the front bumper. Where'd ya get it?

Author:  bugnout [ Tue May 25, 2010 9:34 pm ]
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CRD Joe wrote:
Need more pics of the front bumper. Where'd ya get it?

Its a TJM T17 bumper. Don't think you can get them in the US anymore. I bought it when Rusty's was closing them out, early last year.


Author:  bugnout [ Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:14 pm ]
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Ok, I've got a bad OUTWinch Solenoid. Was going to replace the bad one, but via a little research found this style solenoid, handles both in and out and is rated to 600 amps.
I'm going to mount it behind the drivers side headlight and run new cables. I'm also going to mount the plug behind the grill on the drivers side for easy access. Last but not least, going to add, in-cab controls for the winch.


Full write up is here http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=60104

Author:  qwert380 [ Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:17 am ]
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what did you do with your old front bumper? :D

Author:  BugginKJ [ Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:44 am ]
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Showoff :jester: Sweet ride :JEEPIN:

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