KL Cherokee Owners out there?

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Re: KL Cherokee Owners out there?

Postby csuengr » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:24 am

The Rene mostly was a descent vehicle, but due to the transmission I hated driving it. It was also fragile, had to replace parts after the first 20 miles.
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Re: KL Cherokee Owners out there?

Postby Stuka » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:27 am

I don't own a Renegade or Cherokee, but have driven a Renegade, and to me it felt fine. The only thing I really noticed is sometimes it has to downshift more than one gear.
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Re: KL Cherokee Owners out there?

Postby REDONE » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:48 am

We test drove the Renegade Trailhawk before buying the KLTH, but it was a solid test drive since the dealership is in Golden at the foot of I-70 (we've also had them for a rental car twice; in Seattle and Portland).The test drive route is up I-70 then back on US-40. While size was the ultimate deciding factor (there where numerous reasons we liked the KLTH better, but going from a Honda Fit to a Jeep we were trying to keep it small at first), the only complaint I had about the Renegade was I couldn't figure out how to adjust the seat. It's got a bottle Jack handle type doohickey. With the rentals we've had since then, I've figured it out. Never had an issue with performance, in any of the three we've driven. Again, these were all Trailhawks though.

As for lifting the KLTH, the biggest limiting factor isn't the suspension geometry, it's that nothing bigger than the stock tires fits in the wheelwells. Even with that 1" lift, the next size up rubs the fender liners. My pipe dream (after it's paid off and we get something new for my wife) is to design and fabricate some hub-reduction dropped spindle knuckles that can give some lift and correct for revs/mile. Then I'll have to figure out how to hog out the wheelwells to make room for 33s.
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Re: KL Cherokee Owners out there?

Postby Renodemona » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:08 pm

Hazard Sky Lift already lined up going to 255/70 R17 (~31") shouldn't rub but if so only a little and some heat gun plastic smooshing should solve it.
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Re: KL Cherokee Owners out there?

Postby Hendo2.5 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:57 pm

I have a 2016 trail hawk and I love it.

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Re: KL Cherokee Owners out there?

Postby Renodemona » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:59 am

Just took delivery of the new Jeep :) So far really enjoying it. Already have mods thought out...
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1976 Cherokee w/t 'Susan' 401/TH400/QT(PT)
Junkyard TBI conversion, Edelbrock Performer intake
3" Rough Country Springs, HEI Dizzy
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2018 Cherokee Trailhawk V6 'Sedna'


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