Turbo kit for 2.4L Renegades!

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  1. Corrupt_Reverend

    Corrupt_Reverend Member

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    Came across this the other day and haven't seen anybody mention it here.

    Link to the turbo kit.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Jeepers

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    Does anyone know if FCA has ever used a turbocharger on this design 2.4L, if so I would be less wary. I wouldn't risk it, but I have no need for speed with my Renegade, I bought it for the MPG and mild off road capabilities..... and I love the look!
     
  3. IDoMy0wnRacing

    IDoMy0wnRacing New Member

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    I like the idea of turbo charging the Renegade, the problem is, the “Renegade Turbo System” is no longer available.

    I did talk to Rob at Road Race Motorsports; he told me that he isn’t selling enough of them per month to continue making them. However, Rob did say that he had a few components that he would sell.


    Kit 1: Exhaust Manifold, Turbocharger and Downpipe (the Manifold and Downpipe are Renegade specific, hard parts to come up with for our Renegades).

    Kit 2: Piggyback ECU; Renegade specific.

    Kit 3: Inner cooler. As I am told, the mounting hardware is Renegade specific (I probably could have save a couple hundred dollars if I had built my own mounting hardware).


    I really wanted it, so I bought the three kits. These three kits do not make up the whole, there is still going to be a lot of fabrication on my part.

    What really is kicking my butt is, when he was selling the “Renegade Turbo System”, it was going for $4499.00 as an install and drive kit. I spent $200.00 more than that and still need $1000.00 in parts (Waist Gate, Blow-off Valve, Piping, and who knows what else).

    …not to mention the $550.00 in shipping.

    lol, I hope when it finally shows up that it is the most beautiful Turbocharge kit out there.

    If playing with cars wasn’t a hobby, I definitely wouldn’t have spent the money.
     
  4. IDoMy0wnRacing

    IDoMy0wnRacing New Member

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    I like the idea of Turbocharging. Turbo engine aren’t any worse on gas mileage then a naturally aspirated engine, unless you keep your foot in it. No additional wear-and-tear, unless you keep your foot in it.

    I would like to be able to pass somebody in my Renegade with confidence.

    Having a little extra power on the trails is never a bad thing.


    The 2.4L Tigershark I4 was built with turbo and Supercharging applications in mind.

    They have a really good head, pistons, rods, forged crank, a strong block with reinforced cylinder walls. We have a good reliable engine in our Renegade with its 2.4L Tigershark engine.


    The 9 speed transmission (ZF 9HP) is a solid component. It is the same exact transmission found in (to name a few):

    Acura TLX (206HP) and MDX (290HP)

    Honda Avancier/UR-V Turbo (190HP)

    Honda Accord (252HP)

    Civic Type-R (315HP)

    Range Rover Evoque (237HP)

    Land Rover Discovery Sport (240HP)

    Jaguar E-Pace (296HP)

    With the only real differences being in the transmissions tune of the automaker.


    Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZF_9HP_transmission
     
  5. RenegadeDude

    RenegadeDude New Member

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    Seems maybe now with the new Turbo engine in the trailhawk the aftermarket will unlock more power soon. I think my Renegade would be about perfect if it had another 50HP. But I know that willnever happen with my 2.4L.
     
  6. Seattle Al

    Seattle Al New Member

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    i was interested in the kit, but not 4500 interested..mid 2ks and i would get it
     

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