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So I've been lurking these forums for a bit now, found my way here after coming across a 2015 post about someone turbocharging their Patriot. I myself have a 2016 Patriot, it has the 75th anniversary trim, the 2.4L 4cyl engine, with the 6 speed automatic transmission. I purchased her about 2.5 years ago when the used car market was at its lowest, after the trade credit I received for my 08 Jetta, I paid about $12k for her.

Now I use my Patriot for commercial purposes, and I'm not gonna beat around the bush, it's rideshare 馃槀 People love the novelty of riding in a Jeep, and the Patriot has decent fuel ecconomy to say the least. Plus with the 75th anniversary edition I got a swanky interior package and a sunroof.

So my baby is pushing 200k miles, bought her with 64k, and she's sitting at 188k currently. Transmission still runs phenomenal, no knock, no slipping, great pick up. Engine has actually already been replaced, but that was from an act of God and a comprehensive insurance claim. Long story short, my property flooded during heavy rains, Jeep got caught up in it, insurance replaced the engine with an 80k mile factory rebuild. The shop mounted the engine, then it went to the dealership to have all new electrical rewired. In all honesty it was kind of a blessing in disguise, because at 120k miles I essentially got a new engine. I was already planning the rebuild around 200k miles, but that just sped up the process and saved me about $4k 馃ぃ

Now most people would trade in a vehicle when repairs and maintenance become more than the vehicles worth. In the rideshare biz though you gotta throw that whole concept out the window. I used to work as vendor driving a lightweight box truck, Ford E350 to be exact with the V8 Triton, and that company did everything they could to keep those trucks on the road. They were pushing 400k to 500k miles and it was just more cost effective for them to repair them over buying or leasing new trucks. So I've kind of taken that mindset with me now that the used and new car market is absolutely bonkers at the moment. My Patriot is bringing me in a solid living after expenses and the rideshare company has a full scholarship for online college I'm taking advantage of so I'm not gonna do it forever dear God no 馃槄

With that long winded introduction out of the way I joined up so I could pick some of your brains for information on parts as I'm currently working with my brother-in-law to rebuild the whole suspension and steering systems. 140k miles of urban terrain on my behalf, she's taken a beating and it's time to overhaul and replace everything. We started with the rear hub bearings because those were getting loud. I purchased my BIL an impact tool to speed up the break down time, and he stripped the spindles on the CV axles because they were rusted beyond all belief. So new rear CV axles and seals it was that day as well!

It's great to see Patriot enthusiasts though, most corners of the internet seem to sleep on the Patriot. Even the parts specialists at my local 4 Wheel Parts Truck & Jeep thought I was crazy for wanting to put the work into it.
 

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