At first, I wasn't much on the Compass or the Patriot. I want a Jeep that had good highway manners, good mpg, but actually looked like a Jeep. The more I see them, the Patriot is growing on me, with the retro XJ Cherokee look! As I've been reading this section, I really like the idea of a lifted Patriot with maybe 31's. I especially like the BFG M/T's, they looked sweet on the silver Compass I saw in the Picture thread, all that guy needs is a roof rack, spare tire rack in the back and some lights on a light bar! You guys have been a true inspiration to me for getting one!! Afterall, I'm not looking to crawl on rocks and go muddin' in the the thing!! It would be a Jeep, but, better mpg then my YJ!!
Future mods for my future Patriot:
RR Lift kit
29" or 31" BFG M/T's
Some kind of roof basket with light bar
Some kind of rear spare tire carrier
Just some things I have been thinking about to make it look better, . Wish me luck!!
Sorry to hijack, but have any of you MK guys had any issues with ordering
RRO parts? (Long waits for Shipping, defective parts, crappy customer service from RRO, etc)
The reason that I ask is because over on the ZJ/WJ tech page we have a 10+ page sticky thread that is just filled with RRO horror stories. Is it just the ZJ/WJ guys that are getting the short end of the stick, or is everyone getting it?
I've had no issues. There have been others that have had long waits for the kits because the bushing for the control arms were on back order from the manufacturer. I've emailed Glen several times and talked to a couple of the guys there and they were always courteous and informative.
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The MTs shouldn't affect your mileage. The size of the tire will affect your mileage.
00 4.7 Laredo...KYB gas shocks, ADDCO rear sway bar and Firestone Destination tires.
08 Z71 Suburban
94 5.9 Laredo 6.5 RE lift with 35 Maxxis Bighorns
and 33 Bridgestone Duelers
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