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post #1 of 10 Old 01-03-2013, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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2wd vs 4wd compass

I've got a 2007 2wd compass but I want to be able to take it muddin a little bit. Nothing too crazy though. Since it's a 2wd what can I do to be able to keep up with the 4wds as best as possible?

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-03-2013, 05:50 PM
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You will be sorry trying to go mudding with a 2WD. Mild off roading ok but mudding? If you want to go mudding and keep up with the 4WD's go buy a 4WD.

Not even much you can do tire wise to help.

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-03-2013, 05:57 PM
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-03-2013, 06:01 PM
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Mud tires + locker? Or a Winch lol..... Best bet is to sell it and buy a 4wd....
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-03-2013, 11:28 PM
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No lockers available for a patriot FDII has BLD, but not available on the 2wd... Get really good mud terrain tires, or ATs. Turn of Traction control. its a bit aggressive on the patriot/compass and will stop you cold. and get a tow strap, and make sure you have tow hooks and somebody to pull you out...
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-03-2013, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Lol thanks! Would I still be getting stuck allot even if the mud isn't that severe? & would getting a lift kit help?
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-03-2013, 11:46 PM
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-03-2013, 11:48 PM
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Yes your still be getting stuck a lot idk a lot about your jeep but im willing to bet its an open dif that would be like trying to take my mustang muddying won't work to well lol

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post #9 of 10 Old 01-04-2013, 01:33 AM
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Lol thanks! Would I still be getting stuck allot even if the mud isn't that severe? & would getting a lift kit help?
in this case no, A lift kit helps with ground clerence, not traction. Your best bet is good tires. It all depends on the mud... No idea, with out being there, what it would look like. FWD actually gets pretty good traction over a RWD car, as the weight of the engine sits on the drive tires. That's why for snow you get best traction from 4wd/awd, then from fwd, and far behind rwd. but depending on how sticky and deep the mud is, it could be too much weight.

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1)Get really GOOD tires
2)Turn off Traction control while you're out in the mud. The TC is very aggressive, and will stop you cold when you least expect it.
3)Bring a tow rope and make sure you have at least one tow point on your car, Like a hitch.

Do you have 16" or 17" rims? a very popular off road tire is the yokohama geolander AT/S. you can get them in stock, or very close to stock sizes (so you don't have to worry about rubbing or clearance) I have a FDII, so I'm running 245/65-17 Falken Rocky Mountains and Love them.

You're not going alone, which is the most important part, even if you get stuck, somebody can pull you out (if you have the above)
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-04-2013, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks that helps allot!
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