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Couldnt find a thread for Jeep Compass' that have lift kits installed. Thought I would start one so we people with nice jeeps can post pics and people looking to put on lifts could come for questions.
 

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What year is your Jeep and where did you find the lift kit? I have a 2011 Jeep Compass and what to put a lift and brush guard as well, any suggestions?
 

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my jeep is also a 2011. I ordered the lift kit online through rocky road outfitters. Its rocky-road.com They have a bunch of stuff for the compass that is sure to fit the compass no problem. just make sure you order the right year, the older ones use different stuff. If you do get the lift and put bigger tires on, you might need to get wheel spacers for the back if your on stock rims. When I put 245 dynopro a/t m on it, they rubbed the back strut assembly a bit when the camber was set correctly. So i purchased spidertrax 1.5in spacers for the back. The front was cool and I've heard its not that good to put spacers on the front end as it stresses the components.
 

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Lifted!




RRO Lift kit + 235/65/17 Cooper Discoverer AT/3

1.25" spacers front and rear.
 

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Hi, just joined the forum today looking for any info anyone can give me on putting a lift on a compass, I have a 2014 I want to be able to take off road some.
 

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Hey guys, the Jeeps look fantastic. I want to know about the performance of the lift kits. How has it affected MPG and ride quality mostly? Does it handle a little different because it has a higher ground clearance or does it feel relatively the same? Also do you have any photo's of what it looks like on stock rims and tires after the lift has been put on?
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Hey guys, the Jeeps look fantastic. I want to know about the performance of the lift kits. How has it affected MPG and ride quality mostly? Does it handle a little different because it has a higher ground clearance or does it feel relatively the same? Also do you have any photo's of what it looks like on stock rims and tires after the lift has been put on?
Thanks!
The riding on my 2014 2.4L manual there as no change in mileage still got about 29-32 gal. on the riding in my opinion it rides better feels ur in more control do to you siting higher. I think I got some pic of lift with stock rims and tires all I will sayt looks 10x better with larger tiers I have 235/65/R17 with 1.5" spacers that as large as u can go without doing mods the fender well
 

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29-32?! I drive a bit of mix and I'm averaging around 25, put in a K&N air filter and the gas mileage really hasn't changed. Same thing, 14' compass 2.4L with a manny. What all have you done with your vehicle other than the lift? I'm probably going to follow suit and lift mine with the RRO and some thicker tires, What I really want to do is get some undercarriage protection. Jeep doesn't offer it on the manual transmissions apparently. I had custom ordered mine and that was a bit of a disappointment for me.
 

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29-32?! I drive a bit of mix and I'm averaging around 25, put in a K&N air filter and the gas mileage really hasn't changed. Same thing, 14' compass 2.4L with a manny. What all have you done with your vehicle other than the lift? I'm probably going to follow suit and lift mine with the RRO and some thicker tires, What I really want to do is get some undercarriage protection. Jeep doesn't offer it on the manual transmissions apparently. I had custom ordered mine and that was a bit of a disappointment for me.
so far all ive done is the lift and tiers im in the military and stationed in Germany so its hard to get something's over here but im planning on getting the SuperSliders from RRO the hole bumper kit with winch also changing my lower fasica (lower bumper cover) with the FDII model one better clearance and looks better the roof rack from RRO when they ever come out with 2011+ model I had a standered one but it seems to sit to high the RRO one sits really low to the jeep looks way better and gas/engine skid plates

SuperSliders Patriot Rock Sliders: Protect Your Jeep with Patriot Rock Sliders

Bumoper Kit Jeep Compass bumper kits and winch kits

Fasica FASCIA. Front Lower. Fascia, Front, Compass for 2014 JEEP COMPASS. #68109862AA

Skid Plates Results for Model: Compass > Category: Exterior Accessories > Type: Skid Plates - Search
 

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Sweet

Thanks a bunch for the links, tossed that into my favorites. I bought my Compass through NEX Car Sales, got a pretty solid deal on it. Honestly had never even seen one before I bought it but I've been pretty happy with it so far (sans transmission bearing issues). When I get a bit more money saved up I'll certainly be getting this thing up off the ground. Pretty much everything I need here to get this to quit being such a city Jeep. :usa:
 

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ya that's one thing about the compass its not for rock crawling that's for sure but u can make it a nice back country jeep I take mine into mountains and woods all the time here in Germany to camp and soon ill be doing it in Alaska lol
 

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So, I'm having a huge issue trying to get the rear camber adjusted after installing the lift kit. Did everyone have this big of an issue trying to find a mechanic who will adjust the rear via the RRO Upper Control Arms? Front end was adjusted perfectly...but the rears are still sitting cambered out. I have an appointment for the Dealership to attempt the alignment and I'm a bit worried that they will freak out once they notice they will have to do some work...

Has anyone one here completed the RRO post-installation alignment themselves?
 

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Most mom and pop garages have a hard time with true 4 wheel alignment. I informed my dealership of my install and scheduled an appointment immediately after with no issue's. Any jeep dealership worth it's salt has seen a lift kit or two. And the Rro lift does NOT void warranty
 

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Yeah, so I just came back form the Dealership here in Bitburg Germany. For those of you trying to get a post-install alignment...forget it. I got the ol' "Sorry, it's too difficult." and one mechanic even told me that the kit is "how do you say in English...'Cheap ****'". WTF? Why is it so difficult to find a good mechanic?!

Seriously how hard is it to do this alignment myself?
 

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ya I in vilseck and widen is to far of a drive I got lucky and found a good shop but 4 wheel alignment shouldn't be that out going for them even here in germany
 
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