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Unread 11-25-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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2007 MK Compass 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Help - New to the jeep world!!!

Whats up guys and girls my name is Mike and I have just purchased a 2007 Jeep Compass with about 45,000 Miles on it. I have only owned this car for a bout a week and I am in total love with it. I will most likely never buy another non-Jeep car again.

The problem with car I do have is this. The previous owner clearly didn't drive this car off road. They installed thin tires with nice rims which gives the car a nice look but at the cost of an incredibly bumpy ride. I however would like to use this car for light off-roading with my friends. Not climbing a mountain or anything too extreme but like water, mud, snow,etc.

So after hearing my story I was hoping that some of you might be able to recommend parts that will make this vehicle more off-road. Parts like a: Lift Kits, Off-Road tires and some lighting if possible.

Thanks in advance for the help and if you can restrain your please no comments like just buy a better jeep I didn't buy it cause i couldn't afford to

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Unread 11-25-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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The down side to the Mk is there is no where near the after market support for them compaired to wranglers. I am only aware of 2 lift kits aviable at this time 1) the Rocky Road suspension from what i have read this kit can have some issues with alignments but to be honest I have not looked into it much. The other kit aviable is "STU's Coils", It says its for patriots but the compas and patriot of that year range have (as far as i know) the same suspension, according to what to what i have read is the best way to lift a Mk but its also more expensive.

Other than that you could put smaller rims (u didnt say what size yours currently are) with a little larger tire, that usually helps soften the ride some.
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Im sorry, some times i drink and post stupid comments.
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Unread 11-25-2012, 11:44 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion I don't know if this changes anything but i forgot to mention that it is the Rallye
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Unread 11-27-2012, 07:37 PM   #4
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You will find that 16" wheels offer a lot more options for off/road AT type tires than 17" wheels.
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