Question on modifications

Discussion in 'Renegade Modified Tech' started by Wicat3, Aug 12, 2021.

  1. Wicat3

    Wicat3 New Member

    Sep 26, 2019
    New York
    Hey everyone. I have a strange question. I have a 2016 Renegade latitude 4x4. I was using my jeep for a while but then started traveling farther for work and switched back to a car and my jeep is used around town or sitting at home. Recently I have wanted to start to mod it but I worry about if I was to turn it in at the end of my loan. This leads me to the questions.

    I was wondering if people were modding their jeeps while still paying on them or are people waiting till its paid off? The next thing is I was told I might have an issue with my exhaust so I was going to look into it and if something needed to be replaced replacing the oem parts with some performance parts. This is a vehicle the family rides in it so im not looking to get an exhaust system that makes it uncomfortable inside and makes the vehicle unusable for the family and I.
  2. IDoMy0wnRacing

    IDoMy0wnRacing Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2019
    Pioneer, California
    W E L C O M E ! ! !
    ... to the forum.

    I may or may not have made a few modifications to my Renegade while still making the payments on it...

    When it comes time to turn or trade it in, as long as you keep the mods tasteful, you shouldn't have any issues.

    A couple of things to keep in mind. You may not get your money back when it comes time to trade it in, and I am talking parts and labor.
    For me, it was about making the modifications. It is what I enjoy doing to personalize and make it my own.

    When it did come time to trade it in, I got back more then I owed, but no where near the money spent on parts, or labor if I had to pay somebody to do the work. But all-in-all, I really enjoyed my time with my Renegade.

    you can see it here: I finally got some parts in...

    I went with the MagnaFlow Cat-Back Performance Exhaust System. Very nice sound and very family orientated (not at all too loud), easy to install.
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  3. zuke

    zuke Active Member

    Jul 16, 2018
    I'm with @IDoMy0wnRacing, It's not about the value of the vehicle with or without mods.

    One thing I'm unclear on though, Is it a purchase or a lease? You talk about 'Turning it in at the end of the loan", If it's a lease and you're nearing the end but unsure of buying out the lease, Then no, this might not be the time to start modding.

    If you're buying, then you shouldn't be turning it in unless you mean trading on something else. If you're buying you're gonna have the entire value of the Jeep at the end. If Modding is gonna make you happy and more likely to keep it, Mod away! As long as the mods are tasteful, and done right, they won't lower the value of it, nor will they raise it. Mods are always about your enjoyment, never expect them to add value to a vehicle unless you just happen to find that guy who likes exactly what you've done :)
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2021
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  4. alexa800

    alexa800 New Member

    Jul 17, 2023
    Hey there! It's not a strange question at all! Modding your Jeep can be exciting, but it's essential to consider the long-term implications, especially if you plan to turn it in at the end of the loan. Some people choose to mod their vehicles while still paying on them, but it's crucial to strike a balance.
    Before making any modifications, it might be a good idea to research how it could impact the vehicle's value and potential issues with your exhaust. Perhaps, consult with a mechanic or an expert, like a Mortgage Broker in Wolverhampton, who knows about making informed financial decisions. That way, you can customize your Jeep without compromising its family-friendly functionality. Happy modding and safe travels!
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2023

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