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Forum: Electronics, Audio, and Lights   03-02-2019, 07:58 AM
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Posted By Dropcarve
They work with factory cameras, no additional...

They work with factory cameras, no additional effort needed. Many support a dash camera if you want to add one.
I don't know of any single retailer that carries a variety of them to choose from.
Forum: Electronics, Audio, and Lights   02-28-2019, 07:08 AM
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Posted By Dropcarve
There are a few drop in head units to choose...

There are a few drop in head units to choose from. They install in 10 minutes with no additional parts needed. Most of them are android based. If you need to install a backup camera that will take...
Forum: Trailhawk   09-08-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Dropcarve
Your TH would have factory slush mats as standard...

Your TH would have factory slush mats as standard equipment. Previous owner has obviously replaced them for some reason.
Factory mats are available, I picked up a new set from a Jeep dealer thru...
Forum: Jeep Renegade General Discussion   09-04-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,402
Posted By Dropcarve
Yes, totally agree. I originally wanted a...

Yes, totally agree. I originally wanted a Renegade Trailhawk until I found out they are automatic only. I drove one anyway and it really struggled. The 9 speed auto seemed confused, shifting up and...
Forum: Electronics, Audio, and Lights   09-03-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Dropcarve
Ask the seller if you can return the unit. There...

Ask the seller if you can return the unit. There are Android units that are specific to the Renegade and include CANBUS integration. Some are now designed to work with the factory amp. These are...
Forum: Jeep Renegade General Discussion   08-30-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,402
Posted By Dropcarve
There is still a chance to order a 2018 manual....

There is still a chance to order a 2018 manual. Odd that there's no discount or incentives for the Renegade.
I drove a 2018 Compass Latitude with a 6 speed. Very nice looking. The 2.4 works well in...
Forum: Jeep Renegade General Discussion   08-27-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,402
Posted By Dropcarve
Yes, it does. Government requirements increase...

Yes, it does. Government requirements increase year by year, so changes have to be made. The Renegade could get a 6 speed with the 2.4 sometime next year. First batch of a new or updated models are...
Forum: Jeep Renegade General Discussion   08-25-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,402
Posted By Dropcarve
A manual trans will most likely be available for...

A manual trans will most likely be available for the rest of the world. The very low sales of manuals here in the states does not justify the cost to certify them for U.S. roads. Our government has...
Forum: New Member Introductions   08-24-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Dropcarve
Thumbs up Welcome! Got my sport Feb '17. First test was 30...

Welcome! Got my sport Feb '17. First test was 30 inches of Pennsylvania snow. Drove right through it like it wasn't there.
You made a good choice!
Forum: New Member Introductions   08-23-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Dropcarve
Excellent choice! Welcome to the...

Excellent choice! Welcome to the forum!:ReneBlueWave:
Forum: Jeep Renegade General Discussion   08-23-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,402
Posted By Dropcarve
www.latimes.com/business/autos/laautoshow/la-fi-hy...

www.latimes.com/business/autos/laautoshow/la-fi-hy-disappearing-stick-shift-20161115-story.html
Yes, it's very sad. Most the kids I work with have never even seen a stick shift. It was hard to find...
Forum: Jeep Renegade General Discussion   08-21-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,402
Posted By Dropcarve
The 1.4 turbo has more low end power and more...

The 1.4 turbo has more low end power and more torque than the 2.4. It's just as capable at towing. FCA could offer a tow package on the turbo. The aftermarket tow kit works well if you want to add it...
Forum: Electronics, Audio, and Lights   08-21-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,900
Posted By Dropcarve
Yes. You can tap into the power line to the amp...

Yes. You can tap into the power line to the amp to power the remote trigger. You want to ground the amp and the trigger to the vehicle chassis. Keep the ground wire length as short as possible. This...
Forum: Versus The Competition   08-21-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,464
Posted By Dropcarve
https://www.jeep.com Here is a link to the U.S....

https://www.jeep.com
Here is a link to the U.S. site. Our options/packages are rather limited.
I test drove a new Compass, 6 speed. It felt somewhat cramped inside, less head room. I'm 6' feet tall...
Forum: Versus The Competition   08-21-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,464
Posted By Dropcarve
Very true! Even better in sand mode!

Very true! Even better in sand mode!
Forum: Electronics, Audio, and Lights   08-21-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,900
Posted By Dropcarve
I read the manual on it. Looks simple to install...

I read the manual on it. Looks simple to install and provides on/off "pop" protection. Should work just fine.
Forum: Electronics, Audio, and Lights   08-21-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,900
Posted By Dropcarve
Looks like you want to keep the factory head...

Looks like you want to keep the factory head unit. In that case you will need the ignition on to use it. So the remote on/off could be connected to anything that comes on with the ignition. Another...
Forum: Electronics, Audio, and Lights   08-21-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,900
Posted By Dropcarve
I'd recommend connecting the power line directly...

I'd recommend connecting the power line directly to the battery. General install rules are: Connect power to the battery with a fuse within 1 foot of the battery and a fuse within 1 foot of the amp....
Forum: Problems/Issues   08-10-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,316
Posted By Dropcarve
Looks like a bad image sensor. Should be covered...

Looks like a bad image sensor. Should be covered under warranty.
Forum: Electronics, Audio, and Lights   08-10-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Dropcarve
The voice coils burn up. Gives of a puff of...

The voice coils burn up. Gives of a puff of blue/white smoke.
Forum: Electronics, Audio, and Lights   08-10-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Dropcarve
Beats is bad.. It's common for the door...

Beats is bad..
It's common for the door speakers to blow. Don't often hear about subs blowing. It could be an issue with the amp. Ask the dealer to check for updates and test the amp.
Many have...
Forum: Jeep Renegade General Discussion   08-08-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By Dropcarve
OT 2019 Jeep Compass

https://youtu.be/9WXRbRoo2y8
Forum: Jeep Renegade General Discussion   08-07-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,334
Posted By Dropcarve
17' Turbo 6 speed 4x4 @ 10,000 miles. Current...

17' Turbo 6 speed 4x4 @ 10,000 miles.
Current average is 22.6 mpg
Lead foot and most often drive in sand mode as it improves throttle response and greatly reduces rev hang.
It handles far better...
Forum: Electronics, Audio, and Lights   08-07-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,139
Posted By Dropcarve
This would be a good option. Both frequency...

This would be a good option. Both frequency response and impedance are nearly flat.
"Tectonic Elements TEBM46C20N-4B BMR 3"
Forum: Electronics, Audio, and Lights   08-07-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,139
Posted By Dropcarve
I've tried to explain this to many, but few...

I've tried to explain this to many, but few understand.. The forum needs a sticky thread with a warning and a solid explanation of the problems.
I see alot of frustration on the forum..
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