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Unread 05-27-2013, 07:40 AM   #1
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Patriot does not like wind...

My new Patriot now has 600 miles... Love it! BTW... Is a 2WD :-) everything stock (for now)...
Yesterday was a little windy... I didn't think about the wind until I was driving( 60MPH) on the highway and the Patriot began to get moved by the wind a little bit all over my driving lane... Never had this experience before with any car... I checked online and the sustained wind speed was 10MPH with gusts of 15MPH...
Is this something that I need to be concerned about?
Thanks for your input :-)

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Unread 05-27-2013, 09:35 AM   #2
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You'll certainly have to take wind, especially crosswind, into account when driving any SUV at highway speeds. The higher the profile of the vehicle, the more it will be affected.
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Unread 05-27-2013, 11:56 PM   #3
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Try a 90's bronco... that sucker was like a kite in the wind...
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Unread 05-28-2013, 07:57 AM   #4
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you're driving a large box...and surprised about cross winds?
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Unread 05-28-2013, 09:12 AM   #5
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These things need Ailerons
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Unread 05-28-2013, 03:48 PM   #6
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we had wind gusts of 20+ mph winds yesterday in MO. I didn't quite have this issue. o.O My WK on the other hand, is like driving down the highway with a parachute
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Unread 05-31-2013, 06:43 AM   #7
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The Patriot does get blown around alot on the interstate but thats what you get when you drive a box on wheels.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 12:55 PM   #8
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My Patriot moves around a bit on the highway but certainly not as much as my old Mountaineer. A relieving change.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 04:57 PM   #9
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You should drive my JK with a crosswind......
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Unread 06-01-2013, 10:07 AM   #10
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Ever since I wrote the original post the wind had been a little fast... Finally today the wind was only 9mph, the Patriot was driving like a sports car... very very sharp and predictable, a beauty to drive, with only one hand and minimal thinking
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