1 Year Later and I still Like my Cherokar!
Thought I would check in with the forum as I've browsed it briefly throughout the past few months.
I'm still enjoying my 2016 Trailhawk V6 and the mods have begun, Intake/Exhaust LED Conversion ECT
I have a lift kit for it as well (hazard sky Kit) but I've yet to install it. Turns out just like MK platform these is issues with alignment and CV axles getting cooked so I'm not totally set on installing it. This platform is a huge pain in the ass to lift so mods even after 3 years are not easy to come by yet.
There are 3 lifts available
Hazzard Sky (Very cheap lifts about 2")
MFC Offroad Lift 2.5" Solid aluminum Spacers, a bit pricey but worth it.
Dobinson Suspension Lift, 1.5" this kit includes new springs and shocks/struts which allow a bit more articulation, this kit is almost $1000 USD so its pricey but really the only way to lift a Cherokee the proper way.
I've got a set of 245/70/17 Falken Wildpeak AT3/W Tires (Got a set for my wife's 2014 Cherokee as well) So if anyone was looking at these tires they are great year round and winter rated.
There has been a million recalls on the KIL platform, one of which related to the transmission wiring, my Cherokee suffered this issue before the recall came out and one day behaved like my transmission had blown up, thankfully it was all fixed up and I haven't had any issues with the transmission since.
I love the KL platform, fuel mileage is great for the vehicle and I've even got to start modding my wife's 2014 after 3 years of begging.
I do miss my Compass though, I recently moved and got a huge garage and all my old parts from my Compass are now in my garage and each day when I look at them I remember how much time and money I spent on that vehicle, and I can only hope I don't end up doing the same with my current Cherokee.
My sister still has her 2016 Compass, so if I can convince her to start modding some of my old parts can go to good use.
The new compass is out and I LOVE the way it looks, its no different than the renegade from a drivetrain perspective so the Trailhawk Version is about equal to the FDII MK's out there, if the new Compass had a proper low range I'd be all over buying one, but I think Jeep hit a home run with it's looks.
2016 Cherokee Trailhawk V6
Hazzard Sky Lift + Bilstien B6
HP Tuners Tuned 93 Octane
Ported 80MM Throttlebody
Ported Intake Manifold
DDM Tuning 55W HID
Northstar Deep Cycle AGM Battery
Noco Gen1 Mini Onboard Battery Charger
AFE Intake/Flowmaster Super 10 Muffler
245/70/17 Falken Wildpeak AT3/W