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Made myself a axe/shovel holder. Took me a while to decide where I wanted them and also has tried multiple adhesive stick before finally settling with the bolt on option. Also wanted to show the rear shackle I made a year ago paint is chipping off will have to sand to repaint
 

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I like it, so gives us the details on what u used for the mounts 🤔
Sure should of wrote a better description before. I used the original quick fist clamp 10 bucks on amazon, bond shovel 15 bucks on Amazon, and a zippo axe/saw which was a gift. I made 4- 10 mm size holes in the rear panel and bolted them clamps on. I've tried to get away without making holes and tried to use 3M and gorilla strongest tapes but the weird texture/pattern on the panels wouldn't allow for the adhesive to fully grip. So ultimately I bolted them on. I believe placement is totally left up to the owner but I found this spot to fit my needs the most:alien:
 

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Took it to the garage to get it checked. 2007 100k miles and CVT seems to start to stick and stay above 3000rpm. It’s done this the last 40 miles and suddenly now all is well.

Garage guy doesn’t do Jeep CVT, will have to do to the dealer I guess.
 

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Do virtual mods count???

Playing around with MS Paint as I'm would like to make my Patriot look more like the XJ I used to have as well as protect it from dings and scratches. The plan would be to use Plasti-Dip for the wheel wells and aftermarket molding . What do you think? I don't think the pictures do it justice because of the lack of contrast but I value other opinions. I'm going to post this in Exteriors also.

Oh. I did wash it yesterday if that counts!

The last pic in the original image.
Looks like it's been lifted pretty high. What kit is in it ?
 

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Finally swapped out the plastic shift knob for a 340g weighted knob — been a long time coming. Feels like a completely new vehicle, 2nd to 3rd to 4th now feels solid as a rock.
I have the same model! Would you mind sharing what knob you got? I am striking out trying to find one. Thank you!
 

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Replaced the stock stereo with a kenwood ddx376bt, and replaced each of my speakers with some 60watt sony xs-fb6930s.

Also installed some mud flaps I got from weathertech.

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I have the same model! Would you mind sharing what knob you got? I am striking out trying to find one. Thank you!
I can't remember if I ordered it from Amazon or WalMart, it's the Razo RA25 Onyx 340g, I'm sure you can find it with a quick search.

It comes with three different-sized inserts to thread onto your shift knob, depending on the diameter of the shaft. Fun fact: the largest insert (I think 12mm) was just a bit too small for the Patriot's shifter shaft (I think it's 1/2"). So, out came the Dremel, sanded out the inside of the knob insert so that it would just barely slide on, then did my own "compression fit" (just twisted and leaned on it until it felt like it was on solid.

Been a month or two and it's still holding completely tight, so I think it's on there for the long haul.

Only after wrestling with this, did I think to see if there is some type of adapter to turn a knurled shifter shaft (like the Patriot) into a threaded shifter shaft (like a sensible transmission should have). Sure enough there is — search for "Universal Shift knob Shifter Adapter for Non Threaded Shifters" and you'll find one.

Hope all that helps!
 

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Finally found a replacement cap for my shifter! This was not easy to find, I thought mopar had it but they came back and told me they didn't.

11 bucks on ebay, used. JPEG_20191127_161449.jpg nakedshifter.png
 

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tore down the brakes today, pulled all 4 calipers and drained the fluid. Why? well had a pad fail on me sheered right off the backing plate that lead to finding other issues cross-threaded bolts snapped bleeder and a frayed line. so all 4 calipers are in the basement soaking in a tub of penetrating oil for a full rebuild.
had the jeep for 10 months and the dealer told me it had a full brake service new rotors and pads.
never trust a dealership.....
 

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Question about the Angry Eyes- Was it at all difficult to do? Cutting them to make them fit.
I just plasti dipped my bumpers and a couple emblems but I think I need to re-do the bumpers. They came out a little fuzzy.

It wasn't hard to modify the angry eyes to fit my 2008 , I got them off Ebay. And I bought a mini hand saw at tree, when trying to place them in my jeep I saw the back piece had to much plastic for it to sit in place. I sawed some of it off and eventually it sat on the headlight properly after sawing it, I sanded it for a smooth finish and added 3M double side tape and went all around the angry eyes and stuck them on , they fit just right. I can remove them and give you a better idea of the edges of the eyes I cur off. I didn't do a perfect cut all around but it's something that's hardly noticeable.
 

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Drove it 2 miles. CVT revs up to ridiculous RPM but I’m barely going 25mph. Fluids or dead CVT?
This doesnt help you. But it sounds like its not shifting. Change transmission fluid and cross your fingers!
I have no experience with CVT, I am strictly manual.
 
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