A good read!
Which is exactly the scenario with Cherokee...IW: The new Cherokee has proved virtually impossible to lift. Will customers be able to lift the Renegade?
PJ: When you get two independent suspensions together — front and rear — lifts in general become very difficult to do. A person can pull off sway bars and space up suspensions, but we can't necessarily stand behind that because the dynamics of the vehicle become very different. Let's just say that.
The lift will help to get bigger tires on it to clear the obstacles that are in the way.even with a lift. it really dont be able to clear anything significant
Not everyone wants to lift their Renegade and put large tires on it. Not everyone wants to make their Renegade go everywhere a Wrangler or other such vehicle can. Not being able to lift it is not going to lose them that many sales. Same kind of goes for the Cherokee and other non-Wranglers. Otherwise, why would Jeep build a new vehicle to compete with their already existing and proven Wrangler and pull sales from that line?....The whole purpose of a Jeep is to have an ok on road and awesome off road experience.If you can not modify it to do this it will hurt there sales.
AS IF 1" of lift is going to make that much difference on your safety. Besides, thanks to federal regulations the Renegade (and all passenger vehicles) have pretty good rollover protection.I'm not sure I'd want to lift anything I couldn't put a roll bar on