New Renegade Owner

Discussion in 'Give Us a Wave!' started by reedtchsrv, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. reedtchsrv

    reedtchsrv New Member

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    Hello all. I picked up my new Renegade Limited on 12/2/17. The following weekend, I drove to Baltimore to help my sister move in the snow. The Jeep handled great.

    That being said, the only issues that I have had so far are:
    The transmission is schizophrenic.
    The clock in the instrument cluster has been off as much 15 minutes from the real time on the radio.
    The "outside temperature display" has been off as much as 20 degrees.

    Things that I have done so far:
    Wheel locks. I live in a very safe town in VA, but I grew up in Baltimore.
    WeatherTech floor mats and trunk liner.
    LED bulbs in all of the interior lights. (broke some tabs off of my map light cover, but only I know)
    LED daytime running light bulbs. Everyone, please do this. The factory bulbs make all of us look bad.
    Splash guards (mud flaps)
    Ordered CoverKing RhinoSkin seat covers.

    I owned a Trailblazer before this and the forums were an amazing source of information. The Renegade is fairly new, but I hope that we can make this an incredible source of information.
     
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  2. Dgr401

    Dgr401 Active Member

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    Welcome and enjoy your Renegade. I never had any problems with the clock but the outside temp is not really that accurate. I think where the sensor is located is the problem. Post a picture of the drl's, I have been thinking of doing that also.
     
  3. reedtchsrv

    reedtchsrv New Member

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    Here is a pic of the DRL LED upgrade. I bought them from superbrightleds.com. Part number 1157-W26-CBT. They are much brighter than they look in the picture.
    drl.JPG
     
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  4. reedtchsrv

    reedtchsrv New Member

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    Received my Yakima LoadWarrior cargo basket, Thule ARB53 , 450R and 544. The three Thule items are available as a Mopar kit for a lot cheaper than buying them individually. Mopar part number TRAB4553 for $260 at most online Mopar dealers vs $460 as parts on amazon. The recipe itself, I took from ndrwrs56 on the "show me your rack" thread. It's assembled on my garage floor, but it's damn cold outside and not going on tonight. I'll post pictures once it is installed. Hopefully tomorrow. And hopefully he wasn't lying when he said that my MySky wouldn't hit it. Otherwise, the MySky fuse is getting pulled before my wife presses the button that I will have told her to never press.
     
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    Nice lights! Yes, it is too cold in Virginia right now. I would be fine with it if it were snowing!
     
  6. Russty

    Russty New Member

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    Hey i live in Baltimore! Which mud flaps did you purchase?
     
  7. reedtchsrv

    reedtchsrv New Member

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    I purchased the genuine Jeep mud flaps on ebay. They were $48 for all four including shipping from China. The funniest part was the made in Canada mark on the back.
     
  8. rodfarm

    rodfarm New Member

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    Hi,

    Did you get the rhino skin seat covers installed? How do you like them? Pictures would be great.

    Thanks
     
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    [​IMG] and enjoy the forum!
     

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