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Ive seen a lot of info on the lift from RRO. Im looking for people who had bought it and installed it. Im looking for the good and bad. How long it took to receive the lift and how long to the install it. how it improved on ground clearance how much on a lift did it give. and if u happen to put different tires on what what kind and how much did the tire help with a lift for ground clearance
 

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LIFT IT!!!! No change in ride quality what so ever! Easy install...the kit says within an hour. But set an afternoon aside for peice of mind. Great shipping experience. Very fast and all peices were in kit. I went for larger tires but down to a 16" rim for larger sidewall 215/70r16(28.3"). Ive seen people on this form with 235/75R16(29.8"). But from what I understand they require hub spacers and a pinch weld mod . Max tire size is 30" I love the way it looks and they way it sits against other compass's. I dont bottom out practaly at all when playing on hills and puddles. LIFT IT!!!
 

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LIFT IT!!!! No change in ride quality what so ever! Easy install...the kit says within an hour. But set an afternoon aside for peice of mind. Great shipping experience. Very fast and all peices were in kit. I went for larger tires but down to a 16" rim for larger sidewall 215/70r16(28.3"). Ive seen people on this form with 235/75R16(29.8"). But from what I understand they require hub spacers and a pinch weld mod . Max tire size is 30" I love the way it looks and they way it sits against other compass's. I dont bottom out practaly at all when playing on hills and puddles. LIFT IT!!!
that's the kind of info im looking for im looking in to put 235/7/16(28.98") so those should be good still wanting to get spacers I want it to be my own not like all the other ones on the road

Im still hoping more people who has the lift would give me more info almost sold on it
 

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Lift it! makes the compass look way more badass. Its an afternoon job, the front end is really easy to do, the back end requires a little more effort and disassembly of the rear suspension components. Its well worth the effort, very tangible benefits offroad.
 

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Lift it! makes the compass look way more badass. Its an afternoon job, the front end is really easy to do, the back end requires a little more effort and disassembly of the rear suspension components. Its well worth the effort, very tangible benefits offroad.
like aways u give good advise Tyler do u know eneything about skid plates since u talking about tangible benefits for offroad
 

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Is this something anyone can do?
If you are mechanically inclined it's not too difficult to do. If you haven't worked on vehicles before it may be a bit intimidating.

For a regular mechanic its pretty easy stuff. I had mine done by an autobody technician at a collision repair place. He's a big jeep guy and lifted lots of vehicles, so for him it was a walk in the park.
 

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ok my lift finally came in about dang time(note to all people shipping to APO the military sucks at mail lol) vbut I got it in and that's what counts now should I get a shop to install when I get my 235/65/17 tires put on all at ones or should I do it my self cause I know when I do one they both have to be realigned either way
 

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It states in the instructions that a skilled mechanic should beable to do this in a hour. So the labor should not be over 2 hrs for install if u bring it to the dealership which is about 150 to 200$. Its more of a question if you want to spend te money or not...its a breeze to install, however leave a full afternoon for it. The alignment is inevitable, so the time in the shop already scheduled and will also be an entire afternoon if you opt to have it intalled thru the dealership
 

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Okay so I am FWD but I want more ground clearance. Should I still lift it and get the kit from RRO? Because ground clearance sucks on our cars. I mean thinking about it most cars that are 4x4, what wheels do they engage...the front. Its the first thing that is in the mud and the first thing out. So Im thinking I should be able to go pretty much any where i want to go...troll if you want but I think Jeep did an okay job making the very light Compass that isnt a 4x4 front wheel drive.
 

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Okay so I am FWD but I want more ground clearance. Should I still lift it and get the kit from RRO? Because ground clearance sucks on our cars. I mean thinking about it most cars that are 4x4, what wheels do they engage...the front. Its the first thing that is in the mud and the first thing out. So Im thinking I should be able to go pretty much any where i want to go...troll if you want but I think Jeep did an okay job making the very light Compass that isnt a 4x4 front wheel drive.
The extra ground clearance will help, but don't get a false sense of security, you will get a 2wd stuck rather easy. Any type of incline with a lose traction surface, and you'll notice you won't be going much farther.

Not trying to discourage you, but its the laws of physics that become involved and you can't change that. The 4x4 system on a compass doesn't require that the front tries slip before engaging the rear, it is done automatically based on a variety of different inputs, example, taking off with lots of throttle will engage the rear wheel, and the fronts don't slip then. You can also lock the 4x4 in allowing the back tires to be powered without any front slippage.

One thing that will help a lot is investing in a good set of all terrain tires if you're thinking about going offroad at all. Tires make the biggest difference in the capability, so that would be the first place to start.

I"d be happy to put my compass it to FWD mode (I know how) and show you what it's capable of.
 

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I understand it is better to have the 4x4 and I can't disagree with physics so you got me there. But then again we are really light and I am planning on getting ATs if/when I get he lift just wondered if the lift would be worth the money or just throwing it away...thank you for your honest input and it's not discouraging at all! I really don't go anywhere with an incline just a little mud I have had to get though but I'm on stock tires still so I just want to be able to go do more, ya know?
 

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Tires will make a big difference. I agree with you on the weight harder to sink down if you aren't heavy. One other advantage is if you ever look on the underside of the compass it doesn't have axles hanging down like solid axle vehicles so if you have enough speed and bottom out you sort of skid a but easier over stuff vs dragging the axle housing on the ground.
 

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Very true! I want to make a metal skid plate though the plastic one on my is already cracked....
That "plastic one" is no "skid plate"... I think factory ones are available. I haven't even changed the oil yet in mine and I had it jacked up thinking of add it/them (more than one???).
 

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I finaly got my LIFT installed today it looks so good I think they did it for $250 planning to get my new 16" rims and A/T Tires
 

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Nice. Any pics? How many inches of lift did you put? Been thinking of lifting my Compass as well.
2 inches but in getting 235/65/17 cooper discovery a/t3 tires on so ill get about another inch so all together ill get aabout 11-12 inch of clearance ill up load some picks when tires come in
 
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