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Unread 03-23-2013, 02:34 PM   #16
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I was starting to feel lonely hating on the cvt all by myself.
Ha ha. Was one of the main reasons I unloaded mine. However, if I had my time back I would have traded my Mazda 5 in against my jku instead of the pat.

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There are only about 15% of ppl with 4X that actually go off road anyway, most are mall crawlers. This forum has a section for clubs although I don't really see any listings in it anymore. We also have a four Wheeling section that is set up by region - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f4/ If you wanted to start one for the MK's I would be happy to find an area in JF for you and see what could be done.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 06:46 AM   #18
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Best thing is to find a few people who like to wheel regardless of rig. I find politics get in the way with clubs. Just get a bunch of people who wheel and get out there. Take lots of pics
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Unread 03-24-2013, 06:52 AM   #19
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2X that! The best way to educate is to indoctrinate others to what the MK's can do. There are pictures of a Compass pulling a Wrangler out of the Badlands.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 07:05 AM   #20
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Yep. The pats are the most capable in class and more capable than most other SUV's in the market today.
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yeah, a typical Jeep club does not have a good attitude towards the MK, and when I go out, the groups I've gone out with have been pretty cool, but getting a group together was not easy... and I was by far the lowest man on the totem pole. it would be nice to go out with a group of patriots that had similar capabilities.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 10:23 AM   #22
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yeah, a typical Jeep club does not have a good attitude towards the MK, and when I go out, the groups I've gone out with have been pretty cool, but getting a group together was not easy... and I was by far the lowest man on the totem pole. it would be nice to go out with a group of patriots that had similar capabilities.
Too bad you never lived here. More than welcome, if you get stick/hung up, I would happily winch ya out and continue.
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man, I would love to go jeeping in Cananda... ROAD TRIP!
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Unread 03-24-2013, 11:52 AM   #24
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man, I would love to go jeeping in Cananda... ROAD TRIP!
We have literally thousands of kms of trail here. I love it. Most of it is pat friendly too. I have a converted bus to camper in the bush for a relax area. Its awesome.
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I've taken my pat offroad a few times. The only problem is finding some good tires, Im still using road tires. Me and my brother went through some muddy trails, he ended up getting stuck with his wrangler (also road tires) . I tried to pull him out and ended up stuck myself >.< luckily my friend has a 4runner on 33's so he was able to yank us out.

If anyone in NC wants to hit some trails around wake county, i'd be down.
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I run Falken Rocky mountain tires LOVE THEM. they have been great off road. I'm lifted, and I have 1.25" spacers, so I fit the biggest tires I could 245/65-17's

Discount has a thread on here where they fit some tires on my patriot on 15" rim that you would not have to do a lift or spacers and get a good off road tire on there.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 03:40 PM   #27
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I run Falken Rocky mountain tires LOVE THEM. they have been great off road. I'm lifted, and I have 1.25" spacers, so I fit the biggest tires I could 245/65-17's

Discount has a thread on here where they fit some tires on my patriot on 15" rim that you would not have to do a lift or spacers and get a good off road tire on there.
On my wrangler I am running 2" of lift with 285 cooper st maxx tires. Great combo for our type of driving. My stock sr-a were complete junk, 3 flats in one dirt road trip. My pat was stock as far as running gear goes. And it wheeled good. Besides tires that is. Sr-as are garbage.
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Yes the SR-a are pretty sad to be using the Wrangler name. My wife had those on her '06 GC and they don't even like snow! She does drive pretty fast so I got her some 245/65-17 SilentArmours and they hold the road just great. She doesn't off-road and wants stuff to keep her on the road and these do a wonderful job of that! They do make a couple of sizes that would fit on 15 or 16 in rimes but they may be over priced by comparison to others out there. There is no substitute for great tires!!
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for sure...I was rotted at the amount of flats I had using the SR-A. both the pat and wrangler I got a bunch of flats. as soon as I got the replacement tires from goodyear because they were literally new tires, 200 kms on them when I got the flats, they replaced them free, I traded them on my 285 coopers...happy camper ever since. they are great compared to the goodyear. I have seen the sidewalls of duratrac and MT/Rs blow out too....im staying away from goodyear for good.

Im working on the wife to get a new pat when the new trans comes out!
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Just like the Firehawks from Firestone are junk there are some great Firestone's out there - Destination A/T's quickly come to mind They all have their cheap price leaders and the SR-A's are Goodyear's. The SR-A's that were on the wife's allowed her Jeep to slide down the drive way when she was parked overnight. It is NOT a steep driveway at all, < 5% grade. The tires just got cold and hard during the winter and a little ice just let it slide. I've never had that happen before but the GC's are a heavier rig. And yes it was in park and not slipping out of gear, that's the first thing I checked.

A day much like today. It was warm enough that the first snow flakes turned to ice, expanded and raised the tires and down hill she went.
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