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Sorry if this is a re-post, but I just found this interesting article on lifting the new Renegade. Basically, it is more possible then the Cherokee KL
http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/good-news-sports-fans-1535286489
 

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maybe, maybe. The problem I have is that they're basing this assumption on the front strut of the FIAT 500L. We know Jeep tossed out just about every 500 part to make the platform 4x4 compliant...

 

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time will tell

we should be able to get a closer look at the renegade suspension as the release day nears closer
 

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Maybe someone can come up with a Renegade rendering that shows what it would look like lifted. I hope that the renegade is able to be lifted. I think that it would make the Renegade look a bit more imposing. maybe it would look like a bit less of a woman's car (not that there is anything wrong with that.)
 

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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.

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They wanted to keep it as a real Jeep and making this possible is one of the better things they can do for it and the brand.
 

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How many of yuo actually would look in to lifting the renegade though seriously? I mean I would have to see it before doing so. But lets hope it is possible ;)
 

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I wouldn't really consider lifting the Renegade. On a car that is pretty small, don't you think that it might just make it look ridiculous? I am still in anticipation of a render that shows what it might look like, but I am getting the impression that it is impossible so maybe the point it moot.
 

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I would absolutely consider lifting it! In fact, I likely won't buy one unless I can lift it.

Any more word on if this will be possible?
 

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I would lift for ground clearance. That means bigger tires. That means reconciling the tire/strut interference. So I would start there. Changing the driveline angles with a lifted body and no gain in ground clearance IMHO is waste. I laugh at 8" lifted jeeps that have no more ability to get over a tree stump than a stock base jeep.

But then again, with bigger tires comes greater forces the engine has to overcome. So one step forward, one step back.

I think getting the Renegade comfortable with 30-32 inch tires by eliminating strut interference will be the best ground gain reasonably possible without going full BAJA on it.

But again you will lose some power to the ground. So I guess this idea will give a Renegade that is good going over level rocky ground but suck hill climbing. I guess this will still serve the majority though.

Again. IMHO.
 

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Maybe someone can come up with a Renegade rendering that shows what it would look like lifted. I hope that the renegade is able to be lifted. I think that it would make the Renegade look a bit more imposing. maybe it would look like a bit less of a woman's car (not that there is anything wrong with that.)
Many posts of lifted pics:

http://www.jeeprenegadeforum.com/fo...scussion/5633-renegade-we-want.html#post53945




http://www.jeeprenegadeforum.com/fo...market-accessories-wish-list-2.html#post32210




http://www.jeeprenegadeforum.com/fo...585-renegade-mopar-accessories.html#post44689

 
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I'm still under the impression that lifting the Renegade won't be that doable because of the suspension system. At least that is what I remember reading.

If you want to make the Renegade look a bit more mean, you are probably going to have to go with accessories, like the ones that are on display in the pics you posted above.

Has anyone heard anything about being able to lift the Renegade yet? Is anyone looking to do it to their Renegade?
 

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The TH comes with a "lift" of nearly 1". So it's liftable...to a certain degree. You're certainly never going to see 3-6" lift kits for these Jeeps like all the others. But if we can squeeze another 1" out of a TrailHawk and fit a 30" tire it will make the vehicle look and perform worlds better.
 

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Jon - Do you think such a lift on the Renegade will be available for the masses? IS this something that is even mechanically viable (unlike the new Cherokee)?

Like via http://www.rocky-road.com/ or another company?

Thanks in advance for yours (and the greater community's) thoughts.
 

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How do you know this is true?
Because the front suspension is designed to use the strut as the dampening and also control of the spindle. With the way this thing is designed there's no way to put a large lift kit on it. The only way to do it would be to totally unbolt the factory suspension and install all new components, and doing that would put the cost of a kit into the thousands of U.S. dollars. There is not enough market demand to justify any company of doing that. We MIGHT see .75" or 1.0" spacers to lift the vehicle a tad more...but that's it.
 

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Because the front suspension is designed to use the strut as the dampening and also control of the spindle. With the way this thing is designed there's no way to put a large lift kit on it. The only way to do it would be to totally unbolt the factory suspension and install all new components, and doing that would put the cost of a kit into the thousands of U.S. dollars. There is not enough market demand to justify any company of doing that. We MIGHT see .75" or 1.0" spacers to lift the vehicle a tad more...but that's it.
What aftermarket kits DON'T cost thousands of dollars? I think you will be able get lifts for these..... maybe not Wrangler altitudes but certainly more than factory.
 
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