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  1. Darkrider

    Time to start a 'Riot! 2015 Jeep Patriot sport build.

    This is a pic of a Series I (like Jhill had) with 245/70R17s with a lift and 1 1/4" spacers on it. The spacers were to clear the spring perch i am assuming. Maybe the pinch weld as well. Either way it gives me a good idea of what mine will look like on the new tires as well as looking at your...
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    1980 CJ7 build

    This is what Novak has to say on the TF727 and the D300: Jeep The 727 was only available for Jeeps with the Jeep 208, 219, 228 & 229 and featured a 23 spline output shaft and long adapter, befitting these longer Jeeps. Attempted adaptability into short-wheel-base Jeeps is actually quite...
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    Pictures - Starting my 5x8 Cargo Camper Conversion

    Finally got fully updated on this. Did you ever find out the total weight of the trailer once it was completed?
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    Time to start a 'Riot! 2015 Jeep Patriot sport build.

    Picked up some used 245/65R17 Goodyear Wrangler All terrain Adventure tires for the jeep yesterday. Now the fun begins on trying to fit them under it. Should be doable as i have seen 30" tires fitted under the Patriots before. And i have seen stock Series II fwds clear 235/65r17s. So at worst i...
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    1980 CJ7 build

    Looking forward to seeing further progress!
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    2015 Jeep Patriot overlander build.

    I have seen a similar trick applied to the Trailblazer/Envoy platform when i still had my TB it is a pretty clean way of doing it. Was not sure if it could be done on the Patriot but now i know it can be. Sweet. Now i may pull a trick from the TB days and use a small ATV ramp as a rack with...
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    2015 Jeep Patriot overlander build.

    Def interested in seeing this set up on your Jeep! Kinda curious about how you are dealing with the wiring for the light up there.
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    Time to start a 'Riot! 2015 Jeep Patriot sport build.

    Sounds good, i think he may even have the #s in his thread. The cover thing may be due to the year i have ran into this with other parts before as well as most part applications only go up to the 2014 model year it seems. I will look again and put in an older year on the search. Thanks for...
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    Time to start a 'Riot! 2015 Jeep Patriot sport build.

    Any particular part number for the springs? Also what is different between them and what i have now? Just wondering as if i am at the point of switching both struts and springs i might as well add new strut mounts at the same time to put them in as complete assemblies with the RRO mounts in the...
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    Time to start a 'Riot! 2015 Jeep Patriot sport build.

    Thanks for the info! I am assuming that you ordered the covers for the Compass as it is the sister vehicle to the Patriot. I will def look more into them for sure. I do recall seeing some seat covers in a Land Rover thread that were of similar material and added MOLLE panels to the back of the...
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    Time to start a 'Riot! 2015 Jeep Patriot sport build.

    I am def curious about some of the upgrades you made to yours. Specifically the seat covers, laptop holder and the Anker powerhouse. Stating with the powerhouse do you have it wired into the Patriot to keep it charged up when not in use? Also where did you get the seat covers? With that said...
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    Time to start a 'Riot! 2015 Jeep Patriot sport build.

    Plan on it. Exploring some other lighting options along the way like the Morimoto XB universal LED fog lights. I need to look at how the stock fog mounts and try to determine if i can make them work. One idea i am kicking around already is a simple plate bolted behind the factory setup to mount...
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    Project Nomad: 1986 GMC Jimmy Sierra Classic

    That is pretty cool indeed. One thing i keep kicking around with this is converting this one into a Half Cab especially if i get the '69 K5 i have a lead on. But one other likely outcome is keeping this one as is in terms of being a full cap like it is now. May seriously look at the idea of...
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    Time to start a 'Riot! 2015 Jeep Patriot sport build.

    Ultimately it looks like i will end up doing upgraded stock fog lights on a standalone harness, a pair of lights on an RRO bar or ebay bar. This may turn out to be a pair of HID Kragen 6" lights if i can locate them in my storage unit. And a pair of Squadron Sport lights near the windshield...
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    1973 Wagoneer - Full Size SHTF and camping goodness!

    Glad to see this is still going! I may still go looking for a Waggy one day but for now am content with my K5 and Patriot.
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    The Camp 4x4 Bus - 1973 Suburban 8.1 Swap & Build

    Finally got fully updated on this, Great looking project i am looking forward to seeing how your overhead switch panel idea works out as i am trying to work out solutions for a similar mod for my K5. Right now i am researching the idea of doing an incar computer based off of the Raspberry Pi...
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    Wilco Hitchgate Solo Review

    Well timed for this thread to pop up as i am looking at my options for carrying an over sized spare on my Patriot. I like the fact that it still allows you to tow as well. That has been my biggest concern with tire carriers like this.
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    Time to start a 'Riot! 2015 Jeep Patriot sport build.

    Good idea when it comes to the Tire/Hitchgate. I was planning on ditching the stock hitch anyways so upgrading to a 2" curt or similar was already in the cards. Just become a matter of locating a local dealer or talking to my buddy about building one. Same goes with the front bumper guard. May...
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    Joyota my toyota in jeeps clothing

    Def an interesting unit! Kinda gives me ideas to use an old YJ tub for.
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    2015 Jeep Patriot overlander build.

    Heh... it looks a lot like my Sport other then blacked out badging.