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Nobody know if there are already some company selling or studing lift kit, fender flares, snorkel, wheels, etc. for the New Renegade? :D
 

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.... I heard that an Italian company is already working on components for the new Renny... :-D
 

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In the States, there is a company called Rocky Road that traditionally has made things for the Jeeps that other companies ignore....however, with the Cherokee that's currently for sale they attempted and gave up. They claim that it is impossible to make a lift kit for these new Jeeps due to the way the suspension is designed. Doing so would be so cost prohibitive that nobody would buy one. It's expected that the Renegade will be the same...no way to lift it. These are the first Jeeps EVER built that cannot be modified for even greater offroad capability. Perhaps this is one reason that so many purists are deriding Chrysler for allowing the Jeep name to be stamped on what is literally a car.


I do expect that some exterior styling accessories will be available through dealerships, however.
 

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These are the first Jeeps EVER built that cannot be modified for even greater offroad capability.
Thereby saving the Wrangler for just that. Renegade owners need to get over their Wrangler envy and Wrangler owners need to get over their territorial issues over everything else including kid's Big Wheels.

I do expect that some exterior styling accessories will be available through dealerships, however.
Oh joy. Here comes those big headlight eyelashes.
 

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In the States, there is a company called Rocky Road that traditionally has made things for the Jeeps that other companies ignore....however, with the Cherokee that's currently for sale they attempted and gave up. They claim that it is impossible to make a lift kit for these new Jeeps due to the way the suspension is designed. Doing so would be so cost prohibitive that nobody would buy one. It's expected that the Renegade will be the same...no way to lift it. These are the first Jeeps EVER built that cannot be modified for even greater offroad capability. Perhaps this is one reason that so many purists are deriding Chrysler for allowing the Jeep name to be stamped on what is literally a car.


I do expect that some exterior styling accessories will be available through dealerships, however.
correct me if I'm wrong, but you couldn't lift the Compass or Patriot either.
 

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correct me if I'm wrong, but you couldn't lift the Compass or Patriot either.
OK, I'll correct you. :) The company I mentioned does, in fact, offer lift kits for Compass/Patriot. I've seen Patriots with lifts and larger offroad tires and they actually look very good. Reminds me of the old XJ Cherokee actually. :)

With the current Cherokee/Renegade...Jeep is stepping into water they've never been in before.
 

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Thereby saving the Wrangler for just that. Renegade owners need to get over their Wrangler envy and Wrangler owners need to get over their territorial issues over everything else including kid's Big Wheels.



Oh joy. Here comes those big headlight eyelashes.
i fear headlight eyelashes.
they only belong on miata's and fiat 500's :D

on anything else is just a sin.
 

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OK, I'll correct you. :) The company I mentioned does, in fact, offer lift kits for Compass/Patriot. I've seen Patriots with lifts and larger offroad tires and they actually look very good. Reminds me of the old XJ Cherokee actually. :)

With the current Cherokee/Renegade...Jeep is stepping into water they've never been in before.
Thanks for that :D! I wouldn't sing the blues until B.B. King has left the stage. I have heard of things like spacers between the top of the strut and the body to get lift... This keeps suspension geometry but you are probably limited due to axle shafts and what not. You would probably could go max 2"- 3" before needing new shafts, but then again, that's probably that most you would want because other wise IMO would look ridiculous on such a short wheel base vehicle.
 

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i fear headlight eyelashes...on anything else is just a sin.
Wife wants them for her Liberty for Christmas. I steadfastly refuse.

I am guaranteeing myself much Christmas lonliness just to save you all's dignity.

You're welcome. 0:)
 

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So...the company I mentioned on page 1 is called Rocky Road Outfitters. They had previously stated on their website that after looking at the Cherokee (KL) they gave up on trying to lift it...it's just impossible within reasonable cost to lift them. Therefore, no lift kits will be available for the vehicle. And, since they were the only company around specializing in suspension for these "lesser" Jeeps...it looked like the nail in the coffin.

Yesterday I noticed that their original statement has been taken down, and now replaced with a page that says they are looking for Cherokee vehicles locally to use for "prototype" development/testing. So apparently, due to the huge sales success of the new Cherokee, they have decided to bring some into the shop and look at it again. Maybe figure something out. If they think they can do it and make a dollar, they will.

I guess the point to this is....at first glance I don't see any way to lift the Renegade more than about an inch or so. I just don't see how it's possible. But if you get enough people wanting it and enough ideas together...maybe something will happen. Maybe. I'll still believe it when I see it, but I guess it's possible.
 
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