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Oops! Next Jeep Compass spotted...

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by Dave Z, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Erik Latranyi

    Erik Latranyi Allpar Legacy

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    Others can answer more intelligently, but I am fairly sure that the 3.2 and 3.6 packaging is nearly identical......so, yes, it will fit easily.
     
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  2. marlon_jbt

    marlon_jbt Well-Known Member

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    2.9L, 3.2L and 3.6L are all essentially the same size externally.

    3.6L Cherokee? Hmm... they've got my attention now...
     
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    I thought that what ultimately forced the decision to slim down the 3.6 to 3.2 was to fit it into the engine compartment, and that was the limiting factor. Unless the new Cherokee will have larger engine compartment dimensions.
     
  4. Erik Latranyi

    Erik Latranyi Allpar Legacy

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    I did not think that was the issue......but I am open to being wrong on that! I thought it was a desire for higher fuel economy and an engine tuned more for torque than the 3.6 was tuned for torque.

    Again, someone else will need to confirm the truth.
     
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  5. UN4GTBL

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    That was my impression as well.
     
  6. wtxiceman

    wtxiceman Well-Known Member

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    I think the 3.2 is the same block just bored smaller. I had read it was planned to have forced induction at one time.
    Funny it was only used in one vehicle.
     
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  7. v.b.

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    It was probably designed for fuel economy, but with marginal results. Not good enough to compensate the performance loss, not bad enough to ask for a immediate replacement.

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    redriderbob Mopar Guru!
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  11. npaladin2000

    npaladin2000 LOAD "*",8,1

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    I think I actually like the Limited better. Looks like it could be turned into a canyon carver with a certain amount of tuning, the tires and rims are about right, and there might be room in the lower fascia for an intercooler (nice thing about the 2.4L Tigershark, there's a turbo kit for it).

    Did you notice the difference between the taillamps? I wonder what that triple-lens thing is for on the 'hawk?
     
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  12. oh2o

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    To clarify, just the headlamps are close (in overall shape).
     
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  13. suzq044

    suzq044 Resident Photoshop Nerd

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    perhaps difference between Export and NA spec? or just TH specific lights?.. or even prototypes versus production.
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Dan Minick

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    Which part is the turn indicator? Turn indicators must be amber for almost all markets (except the USA)
     
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    suzq044 Resident Photoshop Nerd

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    Thinking the center part of the tailgate-lense. But I'm not sure. e.O
     
  16. npaladin2000

    npaladin2000 LOAD "*",8,1

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    I'm pretty sure it's the upper part of the tailgate lens.

    Both shots are supposed to be NA model. I always though the middle part of the tailgate lens was reverse lights but maybe I'm wrong about that.
     
  17. redriderbob

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    Since the debut in the LA Auto Show I have seen a ton of Jeep Compass pilot models with no camouflage on around Southeastern Michigan.
     

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  18. redriderbob

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    Most of them being Trailhawk models...
     

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    PS-preproduction
    The question is when the first PS came out?
     

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