post #1 of Old 12-05-2007, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Caliber/Compass Mopar Lowering Springs

Does anyone know if these lowering springs will fit on a Compass? Gramps, I remember you having some schematics. Can you see if the Caliber and the Compass share suspension parts?

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Heres the link to what i'm talking about.

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I only have the parts break down for the MK's, not the Caliber. 99% sure that they would work. They would basically be just a variable spring rate to sit you down lower but then stiff enough to improve the handling. It's worth looking into.

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i also would like to know about these springs... test bunny anyone?

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Just some thoughts:
The MK's are based on a modified PM chassis that sits 1" lower than the FWD MK's - 7" vs 8". Would just swapping the stock springs do what you wanted or do you really want to go 2 1/2" lower as it would appear that this kit may do?

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2 1/2 inches would bring the rear quarter down halfway past the tire on my Compass with 22 inch wheels!!!

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I thought about it for my Caliber for a while, but I will wait till my warranty expires and use some Eibach ones. Have you guys checked to see how expensive the Mopar one is? I think I will wait and lower mine more for less money. Edit: it would appear they have come down in price. By all means that might not be half bad then.

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Please don't. You're just perpetuating the sterotype that the MKs aren't real Jeeps.

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I was also thinking Eibachs. They lower the jeep 1.3 inches in the front and 1.2 in the rear. I have them on my Crossfire and it sits perfectly. Has anyone here installed these on a compass??? I might be the first.

Gramps, thanks for the info....2.5 inches is too much of a drop for me.

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Please don't. You're just perpetuating the sterotype that the MKs aren't real Jeeps.
Ben,

I hear you but because the MK's are still considered a "crossover" they are going to lend themselves to both lifting and lowering. More so with the Compass than the traditional looking Patriot. I did post a picture of a slammed Patriot in the picture thread that's now a sticky and it wasn't well received.

The Compass owners have put 20" wheels on already and so has StarTec, Jeep announced it as an "urban" cruiser and I'm interested in seeing more unique Jeeps out there.

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thats not slammed... just has some big ugly rims on it... slammed would have the fender liners removed and soem trimming to tuck the rim...there gap between the tire and the body...

that my friend is slammed

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Ok, you're right, thanks for the correction. To me it was slammed but technically it's not.

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..... I will wait till my warranty expires and use some Eibach ones. ........
That's going to be a real problem for the new owners that have a lifetime warranty!

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Please don't. You're just perpetuating the sterotype that the MKs aren't real Jeeps.
"Real" Jeeps end up getting modified to suit the owner's desires. If lowering it is what you want, go for it.

The Compass is marketed directly to the young buyer that might want to do these types of mods.
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That's going to be a real problem for the new owners that have a lifetime warranty!


"Real" Jeeps end up getting modified to suit the owner's desires. If lowering it is what you want, go for it.

The Compass is marketed directly to the young buyer that might want to do these types of mods.
sadly thats not a problem I have

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Me either...no lifetime here

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'scuse me but I don't think over the counter replacement parts or bolt on mods are going to affect either the 36K or the Lifetime warranty. Anybody have a handle on what Chrysler Corporate says?

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