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Right so what is it that makes this Jeep a Jeep? Well lets have a look at the suspension components and construction of the new BU Renegade..




  • All suspension brackets and cradles have been designed for high levels of stiffness
  • Front suspension is a MacPherson design that was engineered for exceptional rigidity
  • Front suspension is capable of 6.7 inches (170mm) of articulation.
  • Split shock absorber mounting transmits road vibrations to the structure through dual channels
  • The rear cradle is isolated to slash noise and vibration, also serves as the mounting point for Chapman setup lateral links and half shafts
  • High mounted struts, shocks and coil overs which allows for maximum spring rates.
  • Rear suspension has 8.1 inches (205mm) of articulation
  • First Jeep to make use of a Koni Frequency Selective Damping system in the front struts and rear shocks.

Renegade Trailhawk

Approach angle 30.5°
Breakover angle 25.7°
Departure angle 34.3°
Running clearance 8.7
Water crossing (5 mph) 19”

Renegade AWD

Approach angle 21.0°
Breakover angle 24.0°
Departure angle 32.1°
Running clearance 7.9
Water crossing (5 mph) 0

Renegade FWD

Approach angle 17.9°
Breakover angle 21.2°
Departure angle 29.7°
Running clearance 6.7
Water crossing (5 mph) 0
 

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Front suspemsion pictures?

Has any one seen or have any pictures of the front suspension?
I've found only 2 pictures of the front suspension on allpar.com's web site as well as a few pictures of the rear suspension.
I would like to see some more details of the front suspension and a few more of the rear suspension for that matter.
Thanks.....
 

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Thanks CalTom and Willy. I’ve seen those pictures and a few others. I’m looking specifically for front suspension pictures.
I’m looking at ways to make a suspension lift. 2” to 3” for front and rear suspension. I’ve come up with some basic hand drawings of how to do it for the rear. I just need some good pictures of the front. Technical drawings would be perfect if I could get my hands on them, but that ain’t gonna happen. Especially when a vehicle isn’t in production yet.
 

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LOL.... I've got that in hard copy from the Ontario Auto Show sitting right next to me on my desk. Never thought of looking back inside it. Electronic version is better. I can make it bigger.
Thanks CalTom
 

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LOL.... I've got that in hard copy from the Ontario Auto Show sitting right next to me on my desk. Never thought of looking back inside it. Electronic version is better. I can make it bigger.
Thanks CalTom
that's what usually happens to any printed manual that i have, they always end up collecting dust and i just figure it out, lately i've found that i'm more likely to look at an electric form of a manual, brochure, etc
 

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Hi Kevin,
Welcome to the forum, thanks so much for joining us. Your photos from the New Your Auto Show are awesome.

For those of you not familiar with Kevin's work, here is his great website, with three reviews / photo galleries of the Renegade.

http://kevinspocket.com/

Kevin, did you happen to get any shots of the front suspension? I think the pics above are for the rear suspension, is that correct?

Best Regards, Tom
 

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Hi Tom,

Thanks for the warm welcome! Always glad to be a part of any Jeep community! I need to hunt through my photos a bit more and see if I can find any of the front suspension... The pics I uploaded are all rear shots. I was looking last night and only found a shot of the front skid plate on the trailhawk... If I find any better ones I'll be sure to post them for you all.
 

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Thanks CalTom and Willy. I’ve seen those pictures and a few others. I’m looking specifically for front suspension pictures.
I’m looking at ways to make a suspension lift. 2” to 3” for front and rear suspension. I’ve come up with some basic hand drawings of how to do it for the rear. I just need some good pictures of the front. Technical drawings would be perfect if I could get my hands on them, but that ain’t gonna happen. Especially when a vehicle isn’t in production yet.
This makes me really happy! I'm glad y'all are already thinking of ways to lift the Renny. I am sad that the KL was so difficult, but hopefully you (or someone) can make a good lift marketable. I can't wait to see this little guy on the trails. It reminds me of an old school samurai.
 

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Hi Tom,

Thanks for the warm welcome! Always glad to be a part of any Jeep community! I need to hunt through my photos a bit more and see if I can find any of the front suspension... The pics I uploaded are all rear shots. I was looking last night and only found a shot of the front skid plate on the trailhawk... If I find any better ones I'll be sure to post them for you all.
Are you part of any other Jeep communities? Whether that be online or off.
 

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I'm on the Patriot forum (jeep patriot.com) and jeepforum as well. Not in any organized jeep clubs off line - but I've got a great group of jeep wheeling buddies :)
 
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