post #1 of Old 08-01-2014, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Wheelin my girlfriends '12 Compass

Disclaimer; My Girlfriend is not your average chick, she is a responsible middle aged adult with kids/grandkids/a job/mortgage payment. But she loves mud and takes her Compass to it whenever she can. I went with her this time and I was impressed at how well she handled the Jeep and how far it could go! We started out with a scenic ride on Bald Mountain in Craig County VA then hit some mud on some other trails in the area. I'm a rock crawler, not a mudder, I have wheeled my lifted/locked XJ all over the east coast on the rocks but I will admit I had fun in the little Compass!

Some pics but none with it in action unfortunately.







She went into one tank trap that tried to rip the rear bumper/muffler off but i was able to fix it later. Al in all, the little Compass was fun. She is looking into trading up to a trailhawk.


Here is what I wheel;


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Jon, is it fd1 or fd2?

After all my xj's I've beaten up, I got the fd1 patriot last year ( you saw it at big lots right before Christmas). I've been impressed with snow and sand driving, not to mention the 28 mpg average. It's not a beast, but a darn good dd with the ability to go through more than you would think it could.

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Jon, is it fd1 or fd2?

After all my xj's I've beaten up, I got the fd1 patriot last year ( you saw it at big lots right before Christmas). I've been impressed with snow and sand driving, not to mention the 28 mpg average. It's not a beast, but a darn good dd with the ability to go through more than you would think it could.
Hey Rick how the hell are you!?!?

I have no idea! It has an off road package and it its peppy(5spd)! I like driving it!

We need to drink beer soon
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Easy solution to the bumper problem (I did the same) is, get a different muffler, moved farther up, and then trim the rear bumper.


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Easy solution to the bumper problem (I did the same) is, get a different muffler, moved farther up, and then trim the rear bumper.



I like that idea!
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