Yep, MADness have a GOpedal to get the TigerShark to rev & a chip flash so the ZF Transaxle will allow it.Just went from the 1.4 turbo to the 2.4. First observations? It's clear this engine has plenty of power that's mostly hidden away. But it gives me the impression that it can tow pretty well for a 4-banger. The 9-speed definitely keeps the RPMs low, therefore the power output down. But the Renegade has never been a fast car, I wasn't really expecting speed.
The manual was fun to wind up, but the rubber band effect of such a small engine in a heavy modern CUV was significant. The 1.4 was working a lot harder during day to day driving, and given the cheap construction of the turbo hoses and such (my EVAP hose connector snapped under very little stress) I feel a little more comfortable with the longterm reliability of the 2.4, if a little leary of that 9-speed.
If you actually can get the 2.4 revved up, it sounds cool! A bit like a small tractor, which doesn't sound bad for a 4WD compact SUV.
BUT sadly FCA has dropped the 2.4L TigerShark for a 2019 1.3L Direct Injected Turbo!
Who wants to take that OFF ROAD?