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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-12-2017, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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The Black Jeep Guy You Tube

Hey guys! I didn't know where to post this so I posted it here. I have a page on youtube "The Black Jeep Guy". Feel free to check it out. I plan on putting up videos of a few off road spots and forest service roads in western north carolina. I currently live in the Asheville area (Arden). I have a 2016 Jeep Patriot Sport, freedom 1 drive 4x4. Sometime soon I wanted to meet up with any other fellow Jeep Patriot owners and go on a off road run.

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Great Videos, some of the best on this forum. Shows what a stock Jeep Patriot can do. You took it through some tough spots and made great decisions too. Keep Posting !!!
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Thanks for sharing the link. Looks like you're already having fun with your Patriot! Keep on keeping on.
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Cool videos.

While I don't go offroad much, I do like having the freedom to if I want, and one of the reasons I got the patriot. Thanks for sharing
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Thanks guys!!! Everyone really made my day with the nice comments! I love my little jeep and it continues to amaze me in what it can do! I've been visiting this forum and reading many of the different topics for about a year now. It's a very valuable and informative site for our jeeps! I didn't take my patriot off road until after I read the information from this site and the other videos posted and then I became a believer! Now that I know what it do, when I pay off my patriot I might get an older one maybe a 09 and just upgrade that one with larger tires, a lift, skid plates and tow hooks and take that one off road because now my wife is freaking out about it so......happy wife.....happy life???? But until that day comes i'm still taking my patriot on adventures and making videos!
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It looks like fun. I'm in Canada so it's not like I can quickly drive over to be part of the fun. But if I could I would!
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i just browsed through some of your videos, i didnt see any pictures of your jeep. i noticed someone saying your jeep is stock. how stock is it? have you upgraded the tires to an all terrain or anything?

i ask cause i'm trying to judge how well my girlfriends patriot will do with just the stock "street" tires. i'd be game to figure this out for myself but her jeep doesnt have any recovery points so i'd hate to get her patriot stuck then damage the body trying to recover it.
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i ask cause i'm trying to judge how well my girlfriends patriot will do with just the stock "street" tires. i'd be game to figure this out for myself but her jeep doesnt have any recovery points so i'd hate to get her patriot stuck then damage the body trying to recover it.
Carlos can speak for himself but from what I've heard and in my own experience, the stock tires are an all-around tire -- do everything on an acceptable level, but they will excel at nothing. The Patriot is competent but like any vehicle, it will be limited by its weakest point, in this case the tires. Judging by your question about recovery, if you're into serious off-roading, IMHO you should consider getting a good a/t tire.

True, the Patriot doesn't have any recovery points -- even tying on my canoe is a challenge -- but some owners have added tow hooks.

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Rear tow hook for 2014 sport Post #6 suggests getting a hitch and inserting a hook into it.

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yeah we are looking at buying some stock mopar hooks and a hitch for the rear. just dont have the funds right on hand for tires and recovery points.
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Hey maachine! The only thing that I have modified is the antenna. I now have a shorter black 13 inch antenna that I ordered from antennaX. Everything else is stock. I have 17 inch aluminum allow wheels with 215/65r17 goodyear wrangler sr-a's. It's a 2016 Jeep Patriot Sport with the freedrom drive 1 4x4 system, so no skid plates or tow hooks, but I do have the 6-speed Hyundai 6F24 automatic transmission with autostick. I dropped a few pics below for you viewing pleasure
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I agree with Ignatz, having some recovery points and tow hooks or a tow hitch is extremely helpful. True off road tires are good too. The Goodyear Wrangler sra's will do fine on dirt or gravel roads but I realize that they're highway tires so I drive slow, like 10 to 15 miles per hour and even slower (5 miles per hour) while off road. That's one tip I will give you. Slow and steady off road is the best! You only need to go as fast as you NEED to go. As soon as the goodyears wear out then i'll replace them. Eventually I want to get skid plates too.
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your tires look extremely similar to ours. i havent even looked at what brand though. hmmm, ever use those tires in sand?

we buy into a land lease every year on a river down here in louisnana. a lot of deep sand. that is my concern regarding the tires. i own an 87 dodge 4x4 truck with 33" firestone AT's on it and it pulls through that sand like nothing. not sure if her stock tires would hold up in deep sand though.

we are headed out to the lease this weekend......might give it a shot with her patriot and see, but in some shallower sand. thing that sucks about sand is you can get STUCK. which is why i am so worried about recovery points. hate to pull on something that isnt designed to be pulled on.

by the way, we have a 2016 sport with the 6 speed auto and it has 16" rims with 205 tires on it. smaller than yours.
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your tires look extremely similar to ours. i havent even looked at what brand though. hmmm, ever use those tires in sand?

we buy into a land lease every year on a river down here in louisnana. a lot of deep sand. that is my concern regarding the tires. i own an 87 dodge 4x4 truck with 33" firestone AT's on it and it pulls through that sand like nothing. not sure if her stock tires would hold up in deep sand though.

we are headed out to the lease this weekend......might give it a shot with her patriot and see, but in some shallower sand. thing that sucks about sand is you can get STUCK. which is why i am so worried about recovery points. hate to pull on something that isnt designed to be pulled on.

by the way, we have a 2016 sport with the 6 speed auto and it has 16" rims with 205 tires on it. smaller than yours.
I wouldn't be concerned, I drive on beaches most weekends, just air down and you'll "float" across the top seeing how light the vehicle is.

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awesome, thanks for the info
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