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Unread 03-25-2013, 12:33 PM   #31
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yes...but the sidewall blow outs are their premium AT and MT tread. thats the scary part. I will never lace my jeeps with Goodyear because of that....my family is to important to me to put that on my rigs.

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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:23 PM   #32
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Doing some plastidip around my fenders. more pics to follow.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 04:36 AM   #33
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Done, Love the way it looks, but need some tips from a plastidip guru on how to get the tape off after you're done. the edges are rough at best....







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Unread 03-27-2013, 07:17 AM   #34
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Nice....I was thinking about doing the same thing but with bedliner.

Now you need a nice set of off road wheels and some more AT hybrid tires to finish the muscular off road look!.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 06:31 PM   #35
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I'd tear the tape off before it dried.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 08:35 AM   #36
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Went out to 4peaks area, and took a couple of trails with my brother in his 4runner, and Jeepcreeps01 (John)

https://www.facebook.com/video/embed...51535234822170



my patriot with 4peaks in the background



trying to keep up with me!



The sand in places was very very deep.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:25 PM   #37
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Done, Love the way it looks, but need some tips from a plastidip guru on how to get the tape off after you're done. the edges are rough at best....
"Score" the edge of the tape with a toothpick between coats and remove the tape before the last coat drops.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 03:58 PM   #38
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Bad vid I took:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3fjgAKEqL4

This is out at sycamore creek, we took a side creek that was marked. it was labled as easy and "fun" but yeah... this part was interesting. this video was before I got out and took a better look, and went further over to the drivers side. The video doesn't do it justice, it was very steep and I was slidng down hill a bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWexetFPHoI
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Unread 04-01-2013, 04:17 PM   #39
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if anybody was curious this is the trail we took:
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Unread 04-01-2013, 04:20 PM   #40
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Sorry gramps... Didn't realize that's what I was doing... I Like kenny's write up, but i didn't want to spam every forum with every update I do...
Yea...it's kind of annoying to have to repost sh*t to 4 different forums :| Two of them are old forums that I don't take part in at all anymore but I enjoy the build a few build threads and then the last one is the Patriot one. This one...as far as MKs go...isn't the greatest but for most everything else it's pretty good! I like the JK section.

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I think it would be smart to contact all the FDII MK owners and start some sort of club for anybody who wants to join. I just don't think the typical buyer of the MK is aware of the benefits of being part of a club, and there would be a lot more out off roading if the opportunity was there, especially in AZ where the trails are plentiful. More people off roading = more demand for after market parts, more demand = more availability.
This would be sweet to have a whole forum/club/FB group dedicated to only FDII owners! But it would take forever to take off...
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I haven't kept up with the updates like I should (my bad!) but here is a section that has other off road videos that you may enjoy http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f98/q...5/#post4801693

JP really got it's start with the Patriot because they looked more Jeep like and was seen as having more off road capabilities and that made the Compass 'inferior'. There were many 'haters' over there that really set the early tone of their forum, fortunately that has changed some what. But come on folks, I've 'wheeled' in Model A's, MG Midgets and old Valiant station wagons before I got my Land Cruiser. A lot of it is driver ability.
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I haven't kept up with the updates like I should (my bad!) but here is a section that has other off road videos that you may enjoy http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f98/q...5/#post4801693

JP really got it's start with the Patriot because they looked more Jeep like and was seen as having more off road capabilities and that made the Compass 'inferior'. There were many 'haters' over there that really set the early tone of their forum, fortunately that has changed some what. But come on folks, I've 'wheeled' in Model A's, MG Midgets and old Valiant station wagons before I got my Land Cruiser. A lot of it is driver ability.
And most is how much you care about damaging your rig. You can go a lot further if you don't care about damage. Ha ha.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:09 AM   #43
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Yea well in the Compasses early years they were pretty fugly. Granted now people can do things to them to make them a little more appealing but for the most part every time I see a first gen Compass I wanna barf. The Patriot has been pretty spot on every year of its production. It had its hiccups of course but overall it's styling is and has been terrific.
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I mostly am thinking of a local group to go off roading with, people who have at least 4wd, and preferably the FDII. The group I'm part of is mostly wranglers with just a few other jeeps. and its hard to go with them, as if I suggest a trail I'm comfortable with, they don't want to go because its too "easy" and the few that do are cool, but it would be nice to not be the lowest capable rig on the trail.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 04:30 AM   #45
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I mostly am thinking of a local group to go off roading with, people who have at least 4wd, and preferably the FDII. The group I'm part of is mostly wranglers with just a few other jeeps. and its hard to go with them, as if I suggest a trail I'm comfortable with, they don't want to go because its too "easy" and the few that do are cool, but it would be nice to not be the lowest capable rig on the trail.
Go wheeling with Toyotas, you will have no worries then. Ha ha.
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