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post #1 of 12 Old 06-23-2013, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Largest lift kit for Patriot.

I've been scrubbing the Web for lifts for my 2012 Pat. This will happen after the warranty is up. The highest one I found was 2 inches. I would love to be able to get up another 4. Anyone know if that is possible?

Mine is a 4x4 sport model without the trail rated badge. Has the CVT auto tranny and the 17" wheels.

Also, I am wondering if I can add larger tires right now than what came with it without rubbing.

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-23-2013, 08:27 PM
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Your kinda stuck at about 2" with actual struts and IFS/IRS.Plus the total lack of gearing options for the diffs would not agree with the CVT.You'd need alot of one-off fabrication to get much above 2".

'02 Liberty sitting on 35" tires,HP44,RockJock60,and AtlasII t-case
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post #3 of 12 Old 06-23-2013, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. What about the tire size with the current set up? Can I add an inch or so without rubbing?
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post #4 of 12 Old 06-24-2013, 04:33 AM
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If you want jeep with high clearance for off road, buy a Wrangler.
The Patriot wasn't intended for anything more harsh than fire roads. Maybe firm beach sand for fishing.
The CVT is awesome on road; we own one. But it is not a high power transmission. That is probably why the badge is not on it.
CVT and cruise control are an excellent match for long road trips. But I'd never take our Patriot off road. I did take our heavily modified JK Rubicon off road.
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post #5 of 12 Old 06-24-2013, 07:15 AM
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What badge is not on it?
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post #6 of 12 Old 06-24-2013, 12:55 PM
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I guess hes never seen a trail rated Jeep Patriot.. They do exist... Aroundincircles owns one.. :-p
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post #7 of 12 Old 06-24-2013, 05:11 PM
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So do I.
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post #8 of 12 Old 06-25-2013, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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The clearance was more for our camp lane in one spot. I can drive around it and I have made it up in a mini van before lol. And trust me a Wrangler will be in my future.

Really, 2" would be good for that lane but I was just curious to see if more was possible.

I bought my Pat in April and I can honestly say that I now have something to look forward to in the winter time. I'm kinda anxious to take it out in the snow. That is really why I got it. My wife has been driving Caravans and sedans to work year round and I wanted her to have something good in the winter. Well, that and the $$mpgs$$

I'm covered myself because my company provides my truck
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post #9 of 12 Old 06-26-2013, 12:13 AM
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the RRO 2" lift is about it. (there is also a coil lift, but it only gives you about 1" over stock ride height)

You can tell the cv joints wont take any more angle on them. A few people have suggested putting a spacer in on the subframe, and actually drop the engine/transmission/drive train down an inch, that way you could effectively put more lift on the top end as well, and fit larger tires (that's all a lift really does, is make it possible to fit larger tires, as that is where your true ground clearance comes from) but you would have to change the front strut set up as well, as anything over 30" would hit the spring guard. I would love a coil over system.... but now we're talking several thousand dollars.

I have a lot of pics and some vids of my patriot lifted and off road:
www.notthemomma.com
goo.gl/nvhje
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post #10 of 12 Old 02-09-2016, 04:15 AM
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Hi!

Please see the links below. Is this combination of this 2 products would work together?

http://www.murchisonproducts.com.au/...pension-system

http://www.rocky-road.com/jeep-patriot-lift-kit.html

I am curious as I would like to do the same too.

Cheers

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post #11 of 12 Old 02-09-2016, 07:29 AM
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2" is the max you would want to go, even that is pushing the angles on the axles. anything more would destroy your axles.
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post #12 of 12 Old 02-10-2016, 04:39 AM
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Hi!

Please see the links below. Is this combination of this 2 products would work together?

http://www.murchisonproducts.com.au/...pension-system

http://www.rocky-road.com/jeep-patriot-lift-kit.html

I am curious as I would like to do the same too.

Cheers

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Would never work combining the two , if wanting a Real Lift then go with Stu's he builds great products . More expensive in the beginning but much better long term ( murchisonproducts)
Coming from the Liberty side and having done over 35 Liberty lifts my self I know a little on what the IFS will take and what it won't . I borrowed a Patriot for a couple of days and did some testing and about the 2 inch mark is all you can hope to get without a lot of extra expense and more testing .
The hardest part really is the rear to get it lifted properly, plus lack of gearing which has been discussed before
But keep dreaming , when I bought my Liberty new in 04 they said 2-2.5 inches was the most they could be ever be lifted. The last 90,000 plus miles I've been at 4.5 inches so we've stretched that amount some LOL
But I would like to get another Patriot back in my garage for a few days for some more " look sees"

04 KJ 4.5 JBA lift, 03 KJ 2.5 JBA coilovers,
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