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7/29 Q/A Session - 2007-2008 MK

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With the possible demise of the Compass (no scheduled production date set for 2009) does this mean that you guys will turn your efforts towards a more off-road capable Patriot? What’s the status on the one that Rocky Road Outfitters is involved with?

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Are internal fixes planned or done to fix the Patriot roof leaks and the flapping hood problem. Guess these are the 2 major problems still not mentioned in the Patriot TSB lists other than the drain tubes.

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With the possible demise of the Compass (no scheduled production date set for 2009) does this mean that you guys will turn your efforts towards a more off-road capable Patriot? What’s the status on the one that Rocky Road Outfitters is involved with?
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What would you guys like to see? Just toss out your ideas. We may not be able to respond or acknowledge each suggestion, but we'd like to hear them!
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What's the HP and Torque limit for a CVT2?

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Are internal fixes planned or done to fix the Patriot roof leaks and the flapping hood problem. Guess these are the 2 major problems still not mentioned in the Patriot TSB lists other than the drain tubes.

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have the dealer check the hood bumpers and hinges - can be adjusted. have dealer check the sunroof module adjustment
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THe big question I haven't been able to find ANY answers to:

Supposedly on our trail rated CVT 2 patriots, theres some gasoline-octane sensing features that optimizes timing or something down these lines. I called chrysler and my dealer and noone has been able to help. What exactly is this feature, how does it work, and what real benefit does it offer?

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Jeep Compass Rallye package...

Who there deserves the credit for getting/having the foresight of The Jeep Compass and Patriot? Brilliant!

I'd love to Thank them and send them a letter.

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Lookin' to buy a Jeep this Summer! ;)
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THe big question I haven't been able to find ANY answers to:

Supposedly on our trail rated CVT 2 patriots, theres some gasoline-octane sensing features that optimizes timing or something down these lines. I called chrysler and my dealer and noone has been able to help. What exactly is this feature, how does it work, and what real benefit does it offer?
The trail rated patriot has a unique engine calibration when you are in off-road mode that optimizes performance with premium fuel. Works fine on regular, just slightly better w/ premium. no sensor, other than the engine knock sensor.
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Who there deserves the credit for getting/having the foresight of The Jeep Compass and Patriot? Brilliant!

I'd love to Thank them and send them a letter.

Thank You.
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That's great to hear. What specifically do you like about the vehicles?
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What's the HP and Torque limit for a CVT2?
hp is 172 @ 6000 rpm, torque is 165 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm.
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how much does the cvt affect the mpg in the patriot
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FDII - Under the front suspension, behind the engine skid plate are two metal tubes that hang below the frame. Three of four ends of the tubes are attached to flexible rubber hose and the fourth appears to be connected to the power steering. The tubes run across the width of the Patriot. I think they're power steering hydraulic lines.

These two lines hang below the frame and are susceptible to being hit while offroad.

I'd like to bend them up closer to the body before a rock bends them for me. I'd use tube bending tools as to not pinch the tubes.

What are the risks behind bending the tubes and brackets mounting them?

Even better, why were the tubes not designed slightly higher? Is there an fluid mechanics reason for them to be below the power steering?
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The trail rated patriot has a unique engine calibration when you are in off-road mode that optimizes performance with premium fuel. Works fine on regular, just slightly better w/ premium. no sensor, other than the engine knock sensor.
Thanks for your response!

Thats pretty much what it says in my manual (I loved my wifes compass so much I bought myself a patriot)- Could you give me a little detail in regards to what you mean by "optimizes performance"?

The posts I've read online suggest timing which gives slight torque benefits, and I've also heard responsiveness, but no definates.

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That's great to hear. What specifically do you like about the vehicles?
Ditto here! Gas mileage, Winter driving capabilities, maneuverability, handling, roomy, easy to maintain interior. Did I mention gas mileage?

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