Sad story I bought a renegade Trailhawk brand new paid the insurance up for six months on the seventh month I forgot about the insurance got into an accident the jeep is totaled I lost out on 27,000 , so I move to Delaware and I’m looking to either get a Compass or the renegade again I’m stuck between themWhich Trim are you getting? How are you intending to wheel your Compass or are you just mall crawling?
Honestly we do not have a lot of history to go on with the new Compass not many have been lifted yet. The Trailpass concept basicly factory lifted Compass Trailhawk runs a 1.5" lift and 245/60-18 at tires that size in a tire size calculator comes up as 29.6" tall and 9.6" wide. The Compass already has somewhat limited acceleration even in the Trailhawk with 4.33 differential gearing and 28" tall tire so going so much taller might make a Compass painfully slow and have a negative impact on wheeling in certain terrain. I have no idea as to aftermarket gearing.
Have you considered getting a Trailhawk then spending your money on more body armor and a slightly different tire size so you have a better selection of tires.
My wife and I wheel our Trailhawk on some pretty rough unmaintained forestry roads and we have put some scrapes in our skid plates but have not come near to getting stuck yet. These little Jeeps are pretty capable right off the lot!
I will add a link from Fourwheeler on the Trailpass below in case you haven't seen it yet it looks sweet I will give it that. <img src="http://www.myjeepcompass.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" class="inlineimg" />
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after my lift and tires i do not use my skid plates nearly as often and spacer kits will not void you warranty I have 235 65 17 toyo open country tires they air down nicely with the 235 you will need at least 1 inch wheel spacers also
Just wondering where did you find or get information that the lift and increased tire size would not void the warranty? There has been a bit of debate on the " Biggest tire size w/out a lift" thread if a larger non-spec tire would affect warranty. I have looked online and can't find anything that directly says one way or the other.
I found a thread on the Wranglers where a tech claimed that they had to submit if a vehicle had a lift and the tire size before Jeep would sign off on warranty work being done and it seemed to be hit or miss on how warranty was handled on modified Wranglers.
So it is kind of unclear to me on this subject. I'm looking to go up half an inch on tire size just so the tire selection will open up a bit. Not finding tires much more aggressive than the Wildpeak currently on our Trailhawk in the 215/65-17 so looking to bump up to a 225/65 -17. I'm pretty sure this small bump would not affect the warranty for one thing they are so close to stock I doubt a tech would notice them.
You should look into the YOKOHAMA GEOLANDAR A/T-S or CONTINENTAL TERRAINCONTACT A/T
Yep looked at both sadly neither come in the stock trailhawk size of 215/65-17. In this size you get a lot of winter tires and performance tires but very few AT tires and the Wildpeak pretty much stay on top of that short list.
I really like the YOKOHAMA GEOLANDAR A/T-S I have had YOKOHAMA GEOLANDAR A/T type tire on our Suburban for a couple of years now and it has been a great all around tire. But again need to step up to the 225/65-17 to get into that tire. The CONTINENTAL TERRAINCONTACT A/T does not seem to come in that size either so they are out for me as I really don't want to go over .5 inch taller on the tire. I wish Jeep had done a little more research on a good tire size for the Trailhawk so we would have had better AT tire selection in stock size.
Mine has 235 65 17 the rears don't rub at all the front hit the bottom of the shock tower hence the need for spacers if you go that wide