And that's the reason why I won't put lift or KO2 tires on my Renegade..
Safety and handling on the road is most important to me. Whish there was some magic lift and magic tires that are great off road and on road
You gotta find the fine line for yourself. Everybody leans one way or the other. Street vs Dirt.
If your not willing to sacrifice Street too much, stick with the Trailhawk's stock lift and use slightly more aggressive All Terrain tires.
The Trailhawk's stock height has been pretty adequate for the trails I've done. You just got to pick the better lines when going through obstacles. I tend to chose the bad lines to play in and found the height clearance and tires to be a limitation. Every time I find myself stuck and the tires having trouble finding grip, I just back up and chose another line. With the lift kit and tires, I have more lines to chose from.
The Renegade is used for getting to work and does a 45 minute round trip through a winding canyon 5 days a week. At commuter speeds it drives just fine. It's when you push it, you find the limits. Comparing the stock Trailhawk to the lift kit plus mud tires, is like comparing the stock Trailhawk to a regular sedan. The limitations in speed, g-force, etc are different in both. So when you get behind the wheel of either car, your driving style should adapt to what you are driving.
The Renegade is now our main go to car for outdoor adventures and we equipped it with the tools we think will benefit us the most. We turned to the Renegade because it was a entry vehicle to offroading. We needed something that can commute to work with decent MPG and still be capable offroad when we needed it. We considered a Wrangler for years, but never pulled the trigger because we didn't want to do payments on a weekend warrior. The Renegade Trailhawk was the only car that fit that perfect little niche that we were looking for.