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    Chevy Tracker vs Jeep Liberty

    Which is the perferred machine between the Chevy Tracker and Jeep Liberty for say a 2002-2004?

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    Re: Chevy Tracker vs Jeep Liberty

    the jeep will have more aftermarket support for mods and such
    i own 2 trucks and 1 parking space... math was never my strong point.
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    Re: Chevy Tracker vs Jeep Liberty

    thanks for the info, I was looking at the tracker because it was built on a truck frame, does the jeep have a simular frame?

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    Re: Chevy Tracker vs Jeep Liberty

    im pretty sure that the jeep liberty is front wheel drive.. untill you lock it into 4. its not rear wheel. its got a goofy tcase/tranny setup.

    my $0.02

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    Re: Chevy Tracker vs Jeep Liberty

    Quote Originally Posted by rckrcrwlnmzd View Post
    im pretty sure that the jeep liberty is front wheel drive.. untill you lock it into 4. its not rear wheel. its got a goofy tcase/tranny setup.

    my $0.02
    Liberty has a regular 4wd transfer case. Rear drive until you engage 4wd then it's locked in
    The liberty is basically a Cherokee with ifs. Both are solid weekend warrior platforms in my opinion. Gears and lockers the liberty has an advantage with, as Cherokee stuff fits. The tracker gets better milage, and I believe is more reliable on the small things. The liberty will out tow it however. The tracker, the front end is a little weak if you are planning on bigger than 30" tires.

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    Re: Chevy Tracker vs Jeep Liberty

    31's on the tracker MAX. (with stock IFS)

    Lift can be done cheap.

    Jeep Liberty, no idea.

    I love my Suzuki's. Owned lifted trackers, lifted newer grand vitara and my solid axle xl-7 .
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    Re: Chevy Tracker vs Jeep Liberty

    Quote Originally Posted by zuki4x4chick View Post
    31's on the tracker MAX. (with stock IFS)

    Lift can be done cheap.

    Jeep Liberty, no idea.

    I love my Suzuki's. Owned lifted trackers, lifted newer grand vitara and my solid axle xl-7 .
    I can get a lift kit for my Sidekick out of the US for $179.

    Personally I dont like the 16v Trackers, the 8v Engine is bullet proof. My 92 drove from Nanaimo to Comox Airbase on 2 cyl, @ 130kph. I would love to see a Jeep get 100ft on 2 cyl.
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    Re: Chevy Tracker vs Jeep Liberty

    Quote Originally Posted by Islander 4x4 View Post
    I can get a lift kit for my Sidekick out of the US for $179.

    Personally I dont like the 16v Trackers, the 8v Engine is bullet proof. My 92 drove from Nanaimo to Comox Airbase on 2 cyl, @ 130kph. I would love to see a Jeep get 100ft on 2 cyl.
    I won't say anything to defend the v6 in the liberty, as I just don't know, and i hate to start a blank vs blank pointless fight, but the 4.0L jeep motor is one of the toughest motors on the planet. Period. The suzukis like what seems like most Japanese motors, if they even seem to get hot, or for no reason even sometimes it's a head gasket gone.

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    Re: Chevy Tracker vs Jeep Liberty

    Quote Originally Posted by madscientist View Post
    I won't say anything to defend the v6 in the liberty, as I just don't know, and i hate to start a blank vs blank pointless fight, but the 4.0L jeep motor is one of the toughest motors on the planet. Period. The suzukis like what seems like most Japanese motors, if they even seem to get hot, or for no reason even sometimes it's a head gasket gone.
    IF you have ever seen an 8V they're the most over built motor I have ever worked on, You have to be really special to warp an 8v head. Hell even blowing a head gasket takes extreme talent.
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    Re: Chevy Tracker vs Jeep Liberty

    For the price, screw the older trackers they are overpriced, gutless and not enough room. Been there owned them, put headers and high torque cam in them, still gutless.

    2.0L / 2.5L and 2.7L is where its at. 99+ (key to the 2.5 and 2.7 are synthetic oil to keep the timing chain tensioner happy)

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    Re: Chevy Tracker vs Jeep Liberty

    Tracker for sure..
    My friend has a 04 Grand Vit, no lift and 30" and it does quite a bit of trails with that
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    Re: Chevy Tracker vs Jeep Liberty

    I had an 01 4 door tracker. 2.0L. Nice ride. Much better than the 1.6. I had 235/75/15's on it. Got around decent for sure. Good milage. I'd recommend one. The liberty isn't a bad ride either though. Both sort of sleeper rigs, or somewhat underrated in my opinion

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    Re: Chevy Tracker vs Jeep Liberty

    Quote Originally Posted by madscientist View Post
    I won't say anything to defend the v6 in the liberty, as I just don't know, and i hate to start a blank vs blank pointless fight, but the 4.0L jeep motor is one of the toughest motors on the planet. Period.


    Liberty's do not come with a 4.0L. They are availible with the 3.7L V6.
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    Re: Chevy Tracker vs Jeep Liberty

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep_Explorer View Post
    Liberty's do not come with a 4.0L. They are availible with the 3.7L V6.
    And 02-04 trackers don't come with a 8v motor either. Both of us were off topic. Poop happens. Bit into an argument. Formally apologize

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    Re: Chevy Tracker vs Jeep Liberty

    I own a '95 Suzuki Sidekick 4 door that has 144,000 plus miles on the odometer. I traded up from a '95 Tracker 2 door that had 194,000 plus on it when I sold it. It ran terrific. It sported a 2" suspension lift, rock sliders, 235-75-15 BFG KO tires and it was an offroad warrior. It was a bit slow on the hwy. But, as an all around DD it was terrific. I think a 02-4 with the larger engine would be great. MTG
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