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I really wanted a 4wd renegade but it was too expensive, so I have been considering saving up some money and converting my 2wd to 4wd. Probably not any time soon but at some point in the future. What opinions do you have on this idea? And I can't trade it in for a 4x4 because my Jeep was a gift. Any thoughts and opinions please.
 

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I really wanted a 4wd renegade but it was too expensive, so I have been considering saving up some money and converting my 2wd to 4wd. Probably not any time soon but at some point in the future. What opinions do you have on this idea? And I can't trade it in for a 4x4 because my Jeep was a gift. Any thoughts and opinions please.
Unfortunately in this day and age it's far more difficult to convert to 4x4 than it was 20+ years ago. Everything is electronic, EVERYTHING...

And especially with the setup on the Rene, you would need to likely replace every piece of electronic control, as well as the transmission, drive lines, rear end, and so much more.

Not only do I believe it to be an almost impossible task (realistically), getting the parts alone may be impossible. Not to mention the cost, you would likely be better off just buying a second Rene in 4WD
 

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Unfortunately in this day and age it's far more difficult to convert to 4x4 than it was 20+ years ago. Everything is electronic, EVERYTHING...

And especially with the setup on the Rene, you would need to likely replace every piece of electronic control, as well as the transmission, drive lines, rear end, and so much more.

Not only do I believe it to be an almost impossible task (realistically), getting the parts alone may be impossible. Not to mention the cost, you would likely be better off just buying a second Rene in 4WD
Exactly. I would put that idea to bed.

As a footnote, I had a BMW 735i E38 and the gearbox went **** up. I had the capabilities to change a gearbox, but I needed the software, which I didn't and still don't have, to program the gearbox to the car. Without that the BMW would go nowhere, so I ended up with a £2,500 bill from a specialist, not a dealer and that was about ten years back. Everything is all ecus and electronic gubbins these days.
 

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**** well thanks for the opinions. On a side note, would it be dumb of me to put rock sliders on my renegade? I may not be going off roading with it but I do think they look really cool
 

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Your hosed my friend. They are not opinions, they are facts. Changing drive trains down the road is just not an option on newer cars. It becomes counter cost effective.

As far as the sliders, It is your money, I think they look saweeet so there is that. But you will find your self wanting to go drag your jeep over rocks once you have em. LOL
 

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?????? you got that right Jeepetto I've had my sliders on a couple months and have only gotten them muddy. Haven't been able to abuse them yet ???
 

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Well.. **** xD but I am only 19 so maybe I'll just start saving my money now for either a newer renegade trailhawk or an older Jeep wrangler. More leaning towards a wrangler though.
 
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