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Jeep Renegade Suspension Construction

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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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rear suspension and differential shots

thanks for sharing the link CalTom - found a few more rear shots from the autoshow to share with you guys

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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.
I'm on the Patriot forum (jeep 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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