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post #16 of 34 Old 12-08-2007, 02:35 PM
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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?
Mopar should not affect the warranty but an aftermarket set COULD void your suspension warranty. It depends on the dealer you use quite often.


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post #17 of 34 Old 01-05-2008, 06:49 PM
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2007 Compass Lowering (not lift) kit available?

Hi All, I'm the proud owner of my first Jeep. It's a Compass. I have 20" rims/tires and would like to lower it at least 3" in front and 2" in back (to give some play if if I have any cargo/weight).

Does anyone know if there is a suspension kit to lower the compass? I've only found one (www.hrsprings.com) and that was only for 1.5".

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I have not found a spring kit yet that lowers that much. Eibach springs also lower about 1.2 and 1.3 inches. From my understanding, the OEM Mopar lowering springs might go lower than HR and Eibach.

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My only concern is that Eibach's part number, 2881.140, is for the compass and the base caliber. Its the same. Is the 1.2 and 1.4 inch drop listed on the Eibach site for the caliber or compass? If the compass sits 1 inch lower, wouldn't this info be wrong?

If the specs were for the Caliber, then the Dodge will be lowered 1.2 in the rear and 1.4 in the front. This will make it a 2.2 drop and 2.4 drop for the Compass.

Now, if you have a Caliber R/T or SRT-4, the Eibach part # is different.

I will look into the Mopar springs to see if they are for the Base Caliber, SRT-4, or R/T Model. I think it will make a difference. If they have separate part #'s for all 3 models of the Caliber, I would get the ones for the base model.

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regardless of what you start with, you're only lowering your vehicles overall ground clearance by the amount of 'drop' of the springs. for instance, you can't take a set of lowering springs with a 1.4" drop and make a vehicle drop 2.4"!

without additional modifications, IT'S A PHYSICAL IMPOSSIBILITY!
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The proline kit lowers it a bit more. Have you all checked that?

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Lowering kit / springs for Caliber / Compass

STORM, can you post a link? Where do you find the ProLine lowering info? Thanks, Ken (07 Compass owner)

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2 in front, 1.8 in back, I assume this is what I need as my caliber is an R/T BUT is not AWD. You AWD/4x4 guys might be stuck with the other.

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it was my understanding that one of the euro crd rallye compass concepts used the mopar caliber drop kit to lower the suspension a tad...
it was a awd unit, and it kicked some serious butt in some road rallys out there.

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it was my understanding that one of the euro crd rallye compass concepts used the mopar caliber drop kit to lower the suspension a tad...
it was a awd unit, and it kicked some serious butt in some road rallys out there.
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lowering springs

well I was looking around...out of curiosity and possibly actually going along with it, at lowering my compass. I called around a few places to find out that the lowering springs are actually for a caliber, but the website www.tirerack.com lists them as also a compass spring. Does anyone know if they caliber and compass springs are interchangable? or would they be totally different and this is just an "assumed" fit by the website?
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They are different factory part numbers but that could be due to different spring rates. But that's also true of Sport, Limited, 2WD, 4WD and Export. Would they work? Probably. The best way to check would find out from the dealer the uninstalled height of a Caliber and a Compass spring.

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but to check the height of an uncompressed spring, it would still be a different height, due to the height they both sit? no? so that wouldn't really help...I guess best way to check is to put them on...worse comes to worse, I sell them to a caliber owner I guess!
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I was thinking that it would be a different spring rate that would change the height. They would still have to fit in the same strut assembly so unassembled they would need to be the same. No?

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I have eibachs on my Compass. Lowers 1.3 in the front and 1.2 in rear. Fit is for both for Compass and Caliber. Before and after pictures in my gallery. Its very subtle and does not slam the Jeep, but just enough to get rid of the wheel gap.

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