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  1. Possible CVT failure? Please help

    Engine and Drivetrain
    Up until this past week my 2011 Patriot 2.4 has been completely trouble free. I live in NW PA which has been blasted with -30 degree weather lately. It first started a slight jerk which was not that bad, but lately it has become barely drivable. The CVT seems to slip, when it does it shakes...
  2. Ground Clearance of FDI Patriot

    Suspension and Tires
    I bought my 2012 FDI Jeep Patriot Sport used with about 8,000 miles. I knew the previous owner had upgraded the wheels to the OEM 17" alloy wheels so today I decided to measure my ground clearance expecting it to be around 8.4 inches because of the height added from the larger wheels. However...
  3. Water Fording!

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    I know that in Freedom Drive II vehicles they are rated for 19" , but what about for those of us with Freedom Drive I? Is there a difference? Can any FDI owners speak for experience? Thanks in advance!
  4. Question About the Patriot's off-road capability!

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    I just got myself a new Patriot with Freedom Drive I 4WD. My question is; what is the difference between Freedom Drive I and Freedom Drive II? Is there anything off-road related I can't/shouldn't do because I have FDI rather than FDII? Also, what's the most you've done off-road with your FDI...
  5. Newbie With 4WD Questions!

    Newbie Check-In
    I just got myself a new Patriot with Freedom Drive I 4WD. My question is; what is the difference between Freedom Drive I and Freedom Drive II? Is there anything off-road related I can't/shouldn't do because I have FDI rather than FDII? Also, what's the most you've done off-road with your FDI...
  6. DIY 2011 Patriot Tow hook install

    Exterior
    Well here it is as promised. My first DIY. Comments and criticism appreciated. First off tow hooks were ordered from Pollard Parts Store for 170$ shipped part number is 82212577 Second I'm cheap and didn't get the lower fascia with the vents cut out (Extra 80$). So I went to the local auto...
  7. Converting FD1 to a FD2

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    This is purely hypothetical but i just wanted to see if it could be done and what would be needed to do it. For arguments sake lets just say I cant go out and but an FD2 because...Idk... they all blew up. So the first obvious thing needed would be a new transmission correct? Followed by skid...
  8. Freedom Drive I adventures

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    When it finally snowed in Seattle for the second time this year (which is not a common thing whatsoever) I was finally able to take my FDI out and play on Seattle's Queen Anne hill. The fact that much of the hill is fairly steep, combined with wet pavement and snow that is much more slippery...
  9. Local AZ opinions based on experience.

    Southwest Region
    Ok guys I need some advice... I got the news today that I am PCSing (being moved) from Germany to Fort Huachuca, Arizona. So with that said most of you know or could read in my signature... I own a 2007 Jeep Patriot FDI w/5spd and an RRO Lift installed. Its currently riding on 245/65R17's but...
  10. 3.625" lifted FDI next to a Limited FDII

    Suspension and Tires
    Today I found the Red FDII parked by my place of employment and decided to take a few pictures. What a difference my 29.5" tires and 2.125" RRO lift make! btw, the alignment job was done to Jeep's specs (February 13, 2009) and all angles were taken from the rims and not the...
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