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Unread 06-03-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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Lifted/Modded Patriots

I know there aren't all that many out there yet, but I'm thinking about getting a Patriot as a 'grocery-getter' truck-something I can drive instead of the Wrangler so I can a) afford to take the big-boy trails and not have to worry about not being able to drive to work on Monday and b) not have to sell organs to pay for gas. Mostly A, that and I'd like a bit of cargo space.

But, obviously, while many of you will rag on the Patriot for being a JINO (I personally don't think so, but, hey, everybody's got an opinion), it's still a Jeep either way, so you gotta mod it. So, let's see those modded Patriots!

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Unread 06-04-2009, 05:08 AM   #2
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Gotta tell ya. I havent modded the wifes patriot yet, but i love that ride. It actually beat the pants off my TJ in the snow. The absolute only complaint i have is the lack of merging power when on the interstate. It really could use a v-6 or a real tranny instead of CVT, but then it wouldnt get 28mpg anymore.

Coming from a guy who has owned a TJ and now an XJ... the MJ is a real jeep and dont let anyone tell you otherwise..

I too am lookig forward to some modded pics.
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Unread 06-07-2009, 12:42 PM   #3
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here is the wifes with a 2.25" lift (only lift available) and 29" tires (bout the biggest you can go.) i didn't buy i for major wheeling, just for her to get around and occasional beach wheeling.....
after lift ,before tires.... next to a stock:





after tires:


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Unread 06-16-2009, 04:23 PM   #4
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a real tranny instead of CVT
That's what a stick is for!

Anyways, I was hoping there'd be more then just that 2" lift...I found one custom 4" lift, plus the original concept though.
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Unread 06-16-2009, 05:28 PM   #5
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OK, here goes nothing...

2" RRO lift on a FDII
235/70-16 General Grabber AT2's
16" X 8" X 5"BS Cragar Soft 8's
Roof basket with lights
full size spare on the roof
1" tweeters in the dash
rebadged - Jeep moved from the rear to the driver side door
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and no, it's not a grocery getter, although I have been known to eat once in a while.

check my youtube for videos.

http://www.youtube.com/user/hecklerpolished

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Unread 06-16-2009, 05:30 PM   #6
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this would be my favourite video

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Unread 06-16-2009, 05:32 PM   #7
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i wanna see one running 33s
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Unread 06-16-2009, 05:33 PM   #8
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i wanna see one running 33s
not gonna happen. 29.5" is the biggest they can fit. mine are 29"
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Unread 06-16-2009, 05:44 PM   #9
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not gonna happen. 29.5" is the biggest they can fit. mine are 29"
two words.

MAJOR TRIMMING.

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come on bro why not?

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Unread 06-16-2009, 05:48 PM   #10
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as in trimming the struts where the springs mount? I'd love to as well, but I accept it for what it is - a very capable light offroad rig that has dry cargo space and doesn't need me to donate blood to fill the tank.

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Unread 06-16-2009, 05:50 PM   #11
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and the 2.4L would be way underpowered to drive 33's, but with the low gearing in my FDII, it's plenty for 29's
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Unread 06-16-2009, 05:51 PM   #12
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still planned mods: RRO supersliders

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Unread 06-16-2009, 05:54 PM   #13
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and here's a buddies MK, with the 2" RRO lift and supersliders.

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Unread 06-16-2009, 05:58 PM   #14
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this one shows the improved clearance with the lift, before my new tires. My buddy in a 2" lifted F-150 scraped his rear bumper through here, so he piled some rocks for me that weren't needed.

PS - this was with less than 5000 km on the brand new Jeep, so I took it pretty easy through the waterbar.

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Unread 06-16-2009, 07:35 PM   #15
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those look cool
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