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What have I done...

So, this has been going on for the past month, and I am not finished yet.

I bought my 2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk in October 2015 (I had taken my 2015 Renegade Trailhawk in for some software upgrades, and came home with the Renegade Trailhawk I was looking for in the first place (options that weren't yet available in the 2015 model)). I just turned over 50000 miles and I am now starting to play with it.

My short list includes:

ATP Lift Springs;
Avid 2.5 Lift kit;
Bilstein B6 Series Struts;
Supreme Engineering Technologies 1.5 inch Wheel Spacers;
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A K02, 225/65R17;
ATP Carrier Bearing Skid Plate;
ATP Rear 3rd Member Diff Skid System;
AVID RADIUS PreRunner Front Bumper;
Warn VR-8S winch, Factor 55 UltraHook w/Factor 55 Rope Guard;
AVID RADIUS Expedition Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier;
Rocky Road Outfitters Kicker Rock Sliders;
BIG TD05 16G 7CM Turbo Charger;
“Piggyback” Turbo tuning by Road Race Motorsports;
Madness AutoFlash (Transmission);
MagnaFlow Cat-Back exhaust;
AVID AERO Snorkel;
EuroCompulsion V4 Air Induction Kit;
AEM UEGO Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge;
AEM Boost Gauge.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-31-2019, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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a few more pics...
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A few more add-ons.
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And now for the harder part...

Turbocharged Tigershark 2.4L ! ! !

I am NOT building this little Renegade Trailhawk into a Hot Rod.

To be honest, the Renegade is about gutless. It gets around okay, but I live in the mountains and if you have too climb a hill for a minute, it takes some effort. Try passing somebody... if you don't plan it just right, it can be a bit scary.

NOW, add an additional 400-ish pounds of weight? i.e. Front Bumper with Winch, Rear Bumper, Rock Sliders, Lift Kit, and bigger Tires.

I want to add just a little bit extra. Give it the "poop" that it should have had from the factory, and make up for the added weight.

Nothing extreme, I am talking less than 8 pounds of boost.
As an example: 4 psi of boost will push the 180bhp to 180whp. Could you imagine having 180 usable Horse Power? weg I can.

One of my dilemma's was tuning.
A pre-programmed 'piggyback' computer module that would take the inputs from the Jeep's computer and ADD to those inputs enough to allow for boost by retarding the timing and adding fuel (and it does a few other little things).

My other dilemma was, how do I keep the snorkel?
I don't want to take away from something that has already been added (that and I had to cut a 3.5 inch hole in my fender).

… I was able to take the EuroCompulsion V4 Air Induction Kit made for the 1.4L turbo Renegades and incorporate it into my build.
And I have to admit, IT TURNED OUT NICE!!!

This is work in progress, but it's coming along.
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It must be nice to know what you are doing!! You have done a great job, thanks for posting all the photos.

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How many hours do you think you have put in doing all the mods?

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You realize that it's still a Renegade, right ?

Just busting on ya, looks real good ! I won't insult you by asking what all that cost, but sheesh !!
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How many hours do you think you have put in doing all the mods?
4 Weekends, probably 10 hours days.
But I am taking my time to make it pretty. lol, … that it is done correctly.
Probably doing more then is necessary.
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You realize that it's still a Renegade, right ?

Just busting on ya, looks real good ! I won't insult you by asking what all that cost, but sheesh !!
This is my Renegade. There are many like it, but this one is mine. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me my Renegade is useless. Without my Renegade, I am useless...

Just kidding. I have to be unique.


A lot, I spent way more then I should have for some parts. I won't mention any names or businesses, but I allowed myself to get ripped off for about $5500.00 buying turbo parts that in no way would have made a useable kit.
… although, I now have a few spare parts. Emphasis on 'a few'.

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