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Unread 07-13-2007, 02:39 PM   #61
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Hmm, how 'bout the engine sound? The 2.4L sounds kinda funny when you mash it past the detent with a CVT, anything to make it sound a little better? (Well, minus an SRT 4 turbo and BOV) I might have to do that to mine after the warranty expires and I get another daily driver. Without the traction control that the SRT4 has, I figure I can patent the first ever automatic lane changing system!
Also, the ginormous muffler that they give us. Anybody just done a straight pipe and listened? I'm tempted but dont wanna mess with a basically brand new exhaust right now.

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Unread 07-13-2007, 02:45 PM   #62
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Maybe you could make a "Hemi Sound Track" CD and rig up the radio volume control to the gas pedal.
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Unread 07-13-2007, 03:29 PM   #63
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Gramps.... well of course up and down works...

And yes... the tilt ... the tilt...

Thanks for making me laugh ...

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Unread 07-13-2007, 03:42 PM   #64
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Maybe you could make a "Hemi Sound Track" CD and rig up the radio volume control to the gas pedal.
You mean like those goofy BOV loudspeakers some of the wannabe ricers use?
Wannbe's Blowoff Valve
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Unread 07-13-2007, 04:02 PM   #65
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You mean like those goofy BOV loudspeakers some of the wannabe ricers use?
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That's pretty sad. More like end of "Baby Driver" - Simon and Garfunkel.
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Unread 07-13-2007, 05:36 PM   #66
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maybe im not understanding the problem with the head restraints that others are claming. but this is how i thought they were to be used. http://www.intellichoice.com/carBuyi...HeadRestraints my opinion is that the head restraints (head rests) are doing exactly what they were designed to do.
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Unread 07-13-2007, 06:01 PM   #67
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maybe im not understanding the problem with the head restraints that others are claming. but this is how i thought they were to be used. http://www.intellichoice.com/carBuyi...HeadRestraints my opinion is that the head restraints (head rests) are doing exactly what they were designed to do.
Yes, that is the correct function of them. I think that some want to recline the passenger seat and lay their head back on long trips while someone else drives.
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Unread 07-13-2007, 06:38 PM   #68
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i have never found any passenger seat to be comfortable on long trips for sleeping. but i always made do. course in my marrige i am always doing the driving on the long trips and wife does the sleeping. even when shes sleeping i dont ever see her using the had rest, its always either my arm or the side of the door.
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Unread 07-13-2007, 07:01 PM   #69
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Same here, I'm the driver. The wife SELDOM sleeps on trips, just not her thing. The once or twice that she has, she's used a pillow against the door/window. Others have their own way of doing things and using them as a HEAD REST would be uncomfortable so I do understand it.
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Unread 07-16-2007, 07:46 AM   #70
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maybe im not understanding the problem with the head restraints that others are claming. but this is how i thought they were to be used. http://www.intellichoice.com/carBuyi...HeadRestraints my opinion is that the head restraints (head rests) are doing exactly what they were designed to do.

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Their purpose is not to give your head a place to rest, but to prevent it from snapping back sharply in a rear-end collision. Light trucks must have front-seat head restraints; though they're not mandatory, look for them on other seats as well. If a head restraint is adjustable, it should be adjusted high enough (about ear level) and far enough forward to touch the occupant's head, not his or her neck.
Well... no....

The problem I have (and others that I personally know) is that they push your head forward (not just touching, but actually forcing your head forward) straining your neck and causing your chin to approach your chest...

This is when driving with the seat in the full upright position and not reclined...

This happens when they are in their lowest position thru the highest... (and in the optimal position as per the second quote above).

If it was going to catch your head and stop it from whiplash damage it is incorrectly designed for my head shape.


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Unread 07-18-2007, 08:42 AM   #71
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Well... no....

The problem I have (and others that I personally know) is that they push your head forward (not just touching, but actually forcing your head forward) straining your neck and causing your chin to approach your chest...

This is when driving with the seat in the full upright position and not reclined...

This happens when they are in their lowest position thru the highest... (and in the optimal position as per the second quote above).

If it was going to catch your head and stop it from whiplash damage it is incorrectly designed for my head shape.


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Bingo! Like you (I'm assuming) I like to keep my seat back pretty much vertical. The way the new headrests are made shoved my head forward at (what to me, at least) is a very uncomfortable angle. The up/down adjustment isn't the point; it's the angle.

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Unread 07-18-2007, 10:26 AM   #72
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Have you had the dealer check it out, and have you checked other Compasses on the dealer's lot? I wonder if the hinge needs an adjustment. Mine has definite "stops" built into it at a couple of points in its range of motion.
I'm just wonder if that would aid in the fit of my Driver's door.

I get excessive 'creaking' over certain terain (like entering/exiting parking lots when the vehicle is uneven).

Also, when the driver door is closed, there is a definate raised lip where it meets the passenger door (the matte black plastic trim does not line up smoothly).

Anyone else have this?? My buddy's Caliber seems to have fittment issues here too..
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Unread 07-18-2007, 10:34 AM   #73
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I've seen several door adjustment posts. I'd have the dealer look at it.
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Unread 08-04-2007, 02:39 PM   #74
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Now that we're into the scorching heat of summer down here in South Florida, can anyone explain to me why in the world the A/C won't remain on recirculate when you shut the engine off...and return. I'm referring to my wife's 07 Compass.

On my KJ, it's not a button, but a setting on the dial, and it will be on the same settings I left it on when I get back in the 200° heated vehicle.

It's not that big a deal, I just have to remember to push the button right away to evacuate the hot air....with the windows open. And remembering things at my age....well let's just say....ummm, I forget what I was talking about

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Now that we're into the scorching heat of summer down here in South Florida, can anyone explain to me why in the world the A/C won't remain on recirculate when you shut the engine off...and return. I'm referring to my wife's 07 Compass.

On my KJ, it's not a button, but a setting on the dial, and it will be on the same settings I left it on when I get back in the 200° heated vehicle.

It's not that big a deal, I just have to remember to push the button right away to evacuate the hot air....with the windows open. And remembering things at my age....well let's just say....ummm, I forget what I was talking about

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NOTE: Continuous use of the recirculate mode may make the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur. Extended use of this mode is not recommended. In cold or damp weather, the use of the Recirculate position will cause windows to fog on the inside because of moisture build up inside the vehicle. For maximum defogging, select the Outside Air position.

Ahh, sticky notes? Works for me.
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