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post #1 of 26 Old 02-26-2019, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Rocky Road Outfitters Lift Installed

I installed the RRO 1 3/4 lift. If anyone is going to do this I have good advice, let me know. Summary: Front sway bar links have a recall. You have got to trim part of rear skid plate on trailhawk. Other good advice available.

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Looks like more than 1 & 3/4" but maybe thats cuz the trailhawks are slightly taller to start with? Seems like maybe they have slightly longer struts or something.

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Your Compass looks great, good job on the lift.
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I installed the RRO 1 3/4 lift. If anyone is going to do this I have good advice, let me know. Summary: Front sway bar links have a recall. You have got to trim part of rear skid plate on trailhawk. Other good advice available.

Roof bars and rack ordered today from Amazon.


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Nice! Stock tire size, I assume?
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Yep. For now. Roof bars, rack, spacers, exhaust, then tires. Though not super expensive, I dont want to remove brand new tires. The current tires have 3k miles on them.
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Yep. For now. Roof bars, rack, spacers, exhaust, then tires. Though not super expensive, I dont want to remove brand new tires. The current tires have 3k miles on them.
I shall forgive you for living in tucson (#forksup) but only because you has the same compass as I do. What tires* do you plan on going to? and how hard was the install on your lift?

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So the lift wasnt that bad. Do yourself a favor and spend 25$ and get a set of reverse torx sockets from Amazon and a 18mm ratcheting box head wrench. You'll be glad you did.

It helps to have another person for a couple things.... but you could probably do it solo with another jack.

I lost 3 hours because of bad parts. RRO has a recall on the front sway bar arms. I didn't know this and had to cut and weld mine shorter. That means install, reinstall tires, identify problem, take off tires, remove and modify li ks, reinstall, remount tires, and then test drive. This sucked.

If there wasnt this problem the total I stall would have been about 4.5 hours. I would not recommend RRO as a result of this.

There is a good video here:

https://youtu.be/zP7IKLcb7fE

It's the teraflex lift. Pretty much same.

Also, if you have a trailhawk, you will need a wheel grinder to trim some off the rear skid plate as the RRO kit doesnt have the skid lowering blocks.

Honestly, if you got a different kit, assuming they are better, it isn't a bad install.
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Yep. For now. Roof bars, rack, spacers, exhaust, then tires. Though not super expensive, I dont want to remove brand new tires. The current tires have 3k miles on them.
I shall forgive you for living in tucson (#forksup) but only because you has the same compass as I do. What tires* do you plan on going to? and how hard was the install on your lift?


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Size: 245/65R17

Maybe BFG KO2'S.... havent looked into it much other than size...
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Low profile roof rack.... if interested.
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Looks like my old Apex roof rack I had on my patriot, I think mine is too big for the compass so I'm selling it and picking up the Mopar roof rack
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Looks like my old Apex roof rack I had on my patriot, I think mine is too big for the compass so I'm selling it and picking up the Mopar roof rack

I really like the Mopar rack, but didn't want to pay for it. I have to give Mr. Mopar some serious coin soon for trailer hitch and bumper plastic...
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Got the same ones from another link here on the site....

https://www.amazon.com/AUXMART-Roof-...JQQ0RYNCB41VQK
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Does your trailhawk have a sunroof?

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[QUOTE=WisHawk;147991]Does your trailhawk have a sunroof?[/QUOT

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https://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-...bighorn-mt-762

Check these out.... I think I can fit them with lift. Anyone have a line on good, hubcentric 1.5 wheel spacers?

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I have been searching for a rack exactly like this. Could you drop a link for the basket, if you have one handy?
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https://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-...bighorn-mt-762

Check these out.... I think I can fit them with lift. Anyone have a line on good, hubcentric 1.5 wheel spacers?

LT245/70R17
Will 1.25 work?

https://www.quadratec.com/p/rugged-r...ep-renegade-bu

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https://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-...bighorn-mt-762

Check these out.... I think I can fit them with lift. Anyone have a line on good, hubcentric 1.5 wheel

Will 1.25 work?

https://www.quadratec.com/p/rugged-r...ep-renegade-bu


I believe so. Thanks for the link. Being as tires have about 6k miles on them I am in no rush to change.

Also, I was thinking, the extra weight per tire on the little kitty-fish (2.4 tigershark) may be too much.
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I have been searching for a rack exactly like this. Could you drop a link for the basket, if you have one handy?

For your Amazon searching pleasure....

Apex RB-1512 Black Car Top Roof Rack Carrier Mesh Basket

Get the wind fairing also. I lost 2 mpg with this damn thing. It is good for 150 lbs MAX. not expensive gear, but it works. I had a approx. 80# cooler of deer, beer, and ice and it worked fine.
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Get the Apex basket from Discount Ramps, its a lot cheaper. Thats where I got mine from


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Also note if you keep it on your Jeep 24/7 with will start to rust in about 2 years, I gotta sand prime and respray mine
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I have a 2014 Compass and I would steer away from using wheel spacers. I was running BFG's Mud Terrain KM2's in 235 70 R16's with minimal rubbing in the front when I turned really hard with no wheel spacers. I switched to a "summer tire" ProComp 225 75 R16's a week ago and I get a slight rubbing in the front when I turn hard and again without wheel spacers.
I know we're talking about different years and different lift kits but I was able to find a zero offset wheel for my Compass which allowed me to not use the wheel spacers. I just think that wheel spacers put undue stress on the outer hub and wheel which can lead to serious mechanical issues. Just my opinion.
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I have a 2014 Compass and I would steer away from using wheel spacers. I was running BFG's Mud Terrain KM2's in 235 70 R16's with minimal rubbing in the front when I turned really hard with no wheel spacers. I switched to a "summer tire" ProComp 225 75 R16's a week ago and I get a slight rubbing in the front when I turn hard and again without wheel spacers.
I know we're talking about different years and different lift kits but I was able to find a zero offset wheel for my Compass which allowed me to not use the wheel spacers. I just think that wheel spacers put undue stress on the outer hub and wheel which can lead to serious mechanical issues. Just my opinion.
Probably good advice. I am starting to question if there is any reason for larger tires at all.....
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