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post #1 of 13 Old 10-24-2015, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
Fredjweb
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Settled for a Compass. Fell in love!

Bought this 07' a little more than a year ago. It was purely a decision made with practicality in mind. Slowly the damn thing began to grow on me....

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-30-2015, 11:49 AM
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What's your setup?

Roof Bars, wheels, spacers, tires, lift, etc.

We need to know!

2015 Compass Altitude 4x4

All Black Everything
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post #3 of 13 Old 11-01-2015, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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The lift is 2.5" from Rocky Road. I installed the lift with one coworker helping with 95% of the correct tools and it was complete in about 2 1/2 hours.

Wheel are generic steel 16x7. Tires are BFG AT's 235/70R16 They rub just a touch on the bumper when rolling in reverse. They clear nicely in the back after hammering down the pinch weld.

The rack is a Rhino (short length) with 4 3" cut outs for lights (coming soon) and a permanent spare mount in the mail. The crossbars are from Thule with Jeep specific mounts for the factory rails.

I'm gonna start saving my pennies again for some rock sliders and skid plates. Can't wait!!
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post #4 of 13 Old 11-03-2015, 12:24 PM
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I wanted a Compass, and made it one of a kind...........


RRO Lift + Winch Bumper + Smitybuilt XRC8 Winch
235/75/15 Wrangler Territory
And more!
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post #5 of 13 Old 11-04-2015, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Awwww man. I really like your ride man. I dig the later models a lot. That's a top notch Compass!
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post #6 of 13 Old 11-05-2015, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Took her out for the first time. Did really well on some mild trails. Splashed in some mud. I really want to get those skid plates on before I do anything too crazy. So far everything has gone remarkably smooth (knock on wood).
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post #7 of 13 Old 11-07-2015, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Flood lights finally installed and wired!
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post #8 of 13 Old 11-08-2015, 05:27 AM
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Probably the best looking Compass I've ever seen. As it sits, not too over-the-top, no longer plain jane... well executed upgrades.... Nice.
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post #9 of 13 Old 11-08-2015, 11:04 AM
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Yeah that's incredible.
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post #10 of 13 Old 11-30-2015, 10:06 PM
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Did you notice if your passenger side axle rubs the mount where the control arm bolts to if you let the suspension fully drop? Looks good btw.

This is my 08 caliber with the same kit.
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post #11 of 13 Old 12-01-2015, 02:15 PM
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Always wanted to see a Caliber lifted, is that an AWD one? and what size tires? Not sure what springs came with Calibers but with FDII springs from a patriot or compass you could get another inch of lift.

I'm FDII and lifted, to answer your question yes, I do have binding on the passenger side axle and control arm, however I have this problem because I have my front swaybars disconnected.


RRO Lift + Winch Bumper + Smitybuilt XRC8 Winch
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post #12 of 13 Old 12-01-2015, 09:38 PM
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No, it's 2wd. I take it into the desert occasionally and it's nice to have the extra ground clearance. The tires are 235/65r17. They will rub on the plastic inner fender at full lock but have yet to rub during "articulation" over rocks and stuff. My swaybar is still connected but if I just jack up the front of the car the passenger side axle makes contact in the same place as your picture. I've read your posts on the jeep patriot forums and didn't see if you had ever found the reason for it. I guess you didn't. I'm going to look into my engine mounts and see if there is a problem there.
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post #13 of 13 Old 12-27-2015, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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No rub for me there. I'm approaching 90,000 and gonna need to start considering strut and spring options. Hope this doesn't become a problem because I'm sure angles will be affected.
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