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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-26-2016, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought a 2016 Patriot Sport with the 2.4l. Manual everything. Love it just getting used to the clutch. Most sensitive one I've ever had lol. Had a 99 Cherokee for a little before my last car.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-26-2016, 08:18 PM
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Just bought a 2016 Patriot Sport with the 2.4l. Manual everything. Love it just getting used to the clutch. Most sensitive one I've ever had lol. Had a 99 Cherokee for a little before my last car.
Welcome to the forum! I can appreciate having manual everything. Its a Jeep, right?
We've got 3 Jeeps in our stable, two with manual gearboxes, and all have wind-up windows and manual door locks, etc. No bells or whistles anywhere.

Now about your transmission . . .
I think my Wife's Patriot has the smoothest shifting manual I've ever driven.
I also think the transmission in my '93 Cherokee was made from surplus corn-binder parts.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-27-2016, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
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Lol true true. No complaints here. It's smooth but so easy to spin the tires. But the 2 other manuals I've owned were chevys 80k+ miles. I think it just catches sooner and I'm inadvertently giving it a bit too much gas
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Welcome. Might be time to "reprogram" your foot to the new pedal!
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-27-2016, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah pretty much. Almost feels like learning all over again. Thanks. Not sure what's in store for it yet other than beefing up the suspension for towing. Would that require new springs or would the rros help as well?
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What are you planning on towing? Patriots have a rather modest tow capacity, even with the tow package. I think its no more than 2000lbs and that includes passengers and cargo.
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Welcome from MD! I just got mine a month ago.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-03-2016, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. I'm from PA as well.

Probably nothing major just would like to be able to add a little so I'm not overworking it. From what I've read on here there is no way to add performance to these jeeps yet and I'm probably going to see how much it'd be to add 4wd come tax season for the extra 1000lbs.
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The only improvement to the suspension that would be notable would be coils ... If only to reduce sag.

Towing etc would be increased with the aid of a oil cooler.

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-12-2017, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the welcomes. Sorry for the late response. Been quite busy with working 3rd and two small kids. I'd be towing more or less random odds and ends. I plan on moving soon so it'd be nice to not have to rent a truck since I already have a trailer I can use. Plan on getting a tow package and oil cooler installed shortly as well as a K&N intake to add a little power and hopefully help with MPG. I also plan on buying the RRO lift kit. My only question is what spacers would you all recommend? Is any brand better than the other? Also, when I get better wheels I plan on staying with the stock 16" but what offset would be required and what's the biggest tire I can put on without the pinch weld mod after lifting it? Thanks.
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Thanks for all the welcomes. Sorry for the late response. Been quite busy with working 3rd and two small kids. I'd be towing more or less random odds and ends. I plan on moving soon so it'd be nice to not have to rent a truck since I already have a trailer I can use. Plan on getting a tow package and oil cooler installed shortly as well as a K&N intake to add a little power and hopefully help with MPG. I also plan on buying the RRO lift kit. My only question is what spacers would you all recommend? Is any brand better than the other? Also, when I get better wheels I plan on staying with the stock 16" but what offset would be required and what's the biggest tire I can put on without the pinch weld mod after lifting it? Thanks.
Perfectly understandable that you've been away. Glad you have work, and of course the family comes first. You'll only have small kids for a couple years. Make the most of them while you can.

From what I've seen the biggest without a lift is 225/75/16. My '08 sits a little lower and I didn't want to risk that size on my Patriot. I see some saying 235 but I'd be mindful of what could happen when corner, braking and bumps all at the same time. I tend not to push the envelop.

Also, remember that spacers will put stress on other front-end parts and the Patriots seem to have a reputation for front end issues to begin with. That said, if you're willing to cope with a few repairs, don't let that stop you from making your Patriot what you want it to be.
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