If there's just one thing that the all new Jeep Renegade could have really used right from the factory, it's a set of tougher all terrain or mud terrain tires. While the Renegade itself is more than capable of getting out and doing some light wheeling, the street tires it comes with have thin sidewalls and really, just lack the kind of tread that you really need to get you to where you want to be. That being said, there's literally next to nothing when it comes to a more aggressive tread in a size that will fit especially on a Trailhawk's 17" wheel and attempting to run anything bigger will require you to run a small lift. Well, thanks to the guys over at Daystar, we now have a 1.5" lift option available to us and it will allow you to run a tire that is approximately 2" taller than stock. In this write-up, you'll get to see all is needed to install this lift on a Jeep Renegade Trailhawk but if you have a Sport, Latitude or Limited, it'll be basically the same thing only with fewer steps. What you will need • KJ09168BK - Daystar Jeep Renegade 1.5" Lift Kit • 10, 13, 16, 17, 18, 22mm Socket & Wrench • E-14, E-16, E-18, E-20 Reverse Torx Socket • Torx T-40 Bit • 7/16" Socket • 3/8" Drive Ratchet • 1/2" Drive Ratchet • 3/8" Drive Ratchet Extension • 3 lb. Hammer • Needle Nose Pliers • Flathead Screwdriver • Phillips Screwdriver • Panel Trim Pry Tool • Vice Grips • Pry Bar • Angle Grinder w/ Cutoff Wheel • Flat File • Floor Jack • (2) Jack Stands • Wheel Chocks • Marker • Black frame paint Installation Instructions Here's a shot of everything you will get with your new Daystar Jeep Renegade 1.5" lift kit. Be sure to verify that you have all the parts listed in the bill of materials before you begin this installation. 1. Park your Jeep Renegade on level ground and engage the parking brake. Then, open the hood and remove the windshield wiper caps cover the retaining nuts. 2. Using a 17mm socket, remove the nuts securing your windshield wipers in place. 3. Use a marker or grease pencil to mark the position of the windshield wipers and then remove them from the splined stud. This can take some effort to do and you may find it necessary to working the wiper arm back and forth as you pull up on it to free it from the stud. 4. Once removed, mark the wiper arms to help remind you where they belong. 5. There are 3 push tabs securing the cowl cover in place. To remove them, you will need to use a flathead screw driver to lift up the locking pin as shown. 6. With the help of a panel trim pry tool, remove the 3 push tabs. 7. On each side of cowl cover, you will find a push tab securing the foam filler panel in place. Use a panel trim pry tool to pull the pins out. 8. You can now carefully remove the cowl cover and set it aside. 9. While we used a lift to help make it easier to photograph this install, all you will need is a floor jack, a pair of jack stands and wheel chocks. To begin your install, simply place the wheel chocks up against your rear tires, lift the front of your Renegade until the tires are off the ground and then set it back down on jack stands positioned under the frame rails and just behind the front tires. 10. Using a 17mm socket, remove the lug bolts securing the front wheels to your Renegade. 11. Remove your wheels and then lay them flat under the frame rails of your Renegade for extra safety. 12. Starting on the driver side of your Renegade, remove the sway bar link from the strut. To do this, you will need a Torx T-40 bit to hold the sway bar stud in place while you use an 18mm box wrench to remove the nut. 13. Using a 17mm socket, loosen but do not remove the nut securing the tie-rod to the steering knuckle. 14. Strike the end of the steering knuckle with a 3 lb. hammer to help ring out the tie-rod end's tapered stud. Once free, remove the nut and rotate the tie-rod out of the way. 15. As before, use a Torx T-40 bit and an 18mm box wrench to remove the sway bar link from the sway bar arm. 16. Use needle nose pliers to remove the spring clip securing the brake line to the mount on the strut body. 17. Pull the brake line free of its mount on the strut body. 18. Remove the speed sensor line from its mount on the strut body. 19. Using an E-18 reverse Torx socket and a 16mm box wrench, remove the 2 bolts securing the strut to the steering knuckle. 20. To help prevent damaging the CV joints, use a floor jack to support the base of the steering knuckle assembly. 21. Using an E-14 reverse Torx socket and a ratchet extension, remove the 3 bolts securing the strut to the body of your Renegade. 22. You can now carefully remove the strut assembly from your Renegade. 23. Apply red thread locker to the threads of the stud extenders provided with the kit. 24. Use a 16mm wrench to install them onto the top of the strut assembly.