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Old 04-30-2014, 10:00 PM   #1
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91 Red Renegade

On my quest to find "my" jeep I ran across a 91 Renegade. Frame and Tub in great condition. Tub had 1 repair that i'll need to be redone. The plastics on it are in pretty good condition. The work from what i saw was mostly cosmetic with the exception of the Windshield frame which will need attention to the surface rust. Engine had no Leaks, has 160k on it transmission and engine ran super smooth going from 0-60. After test drive, no leaks underneath either. I do thing the exhaust will eventually have to be done but no holes etc. I am expecting to pick up my new toy tomorrow. Once I get it I want to dig in and get some regular maint. out of the way. Any suggestions would be great. By the way it comes with Hard Top, Soft Top, full metal doors. Price is 4200. (owner only has a deposit) Thought Tips etc would certainly be appriciated.

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Old 04-30-2014, 10:36 PM   #2
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I don't personally like the renegade look but they are still a jeep and it's still an awesome find. If the frames good and body/interior is good and it's what you like get it! Do your homework and make sure it's what you want !! Gl!!

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It sounds like a great find for a reasonable price. The Renegades have a cult following, people seem to either love them or hate them. I love the way they look when they're lifted with oversized tires. I just bought a set of those rims (they're called Gamblers) for my 90 base-model.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:05 AM   #4
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Picked it up last night. Drives well. Shifts Great and the 6 cylinder is very strong. I agree. It needs to be lifted and have bigger tires. I like the look of the rims. They'll look even better once i make them black. This weekend is Fluid change weekend. Can't wait to put the soft top on it when the weather warms up a bit. It'll give me a chance to clean up the hard top.
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Picked it up last night. Drives well. Shifts Great and the 6 cylinder is very strong. I agree. It needs to be lifted and have bigger tires. I like the look of the rims. They'll look even better once i make them black. This weekend is Fluid change weekend. Can't wait to put the soft top on it when the weather warms up a bit. It'll give me a chance to clean up the hard top.
Those wheels are sought after, so if you make them black, use PlastiDip so they can be returned to original if you ever decide to sell them.
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:03 PM   #6
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Well Gregg, looks to me like you did real well. Congrats and let the fun begin.
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:53 PM   #7
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Klug,

Thanks... I am looking forward to getting her on the road Topless!

Cyndi... I like the look of the wheels. I am certainly going to coat them as you suggested to see if I like the look...

Time for a bath and fluids change! BTW can someone send some decent warm weather up here in Michigan

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BTW can someone send some decent warm weather up here in Michigan THanks,
I am with you, sick of this crap in swmi
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Nice find! If the reason you want the rims black is because they are discolored, simply brushing paint stripper on them removes the pitted scratched up clear coat bringing them back to life. I did it to mine and now use wheel cleaner to keep them sharp.
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reno nice ride they really look good lifted i like the black trim pieces around your lights po painted the rims ugh so i will have to see what i can do
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well oil change done seafoam in the tank and crank caase prior to oil change. Lo and behold the beast had a k&n filter in it. my god was it caked with crap. cleaned it twice looks so much better. lettng it dry and will be ready to oil up and let my engine breathe better. up next coolant and transmission fluid
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Nice find! If the reason you want the rims black is because they are discolored, simply brushing paint stripper on them removes the pitted scratched up clear coat bringing them back to life. I did it to mine and now use wheel cleaner to keep them sharp.
I was hoping that you'd chime in on this thread Reno, and glad you shared the pic, your Jeep looks great. Are those 35s? Are you running spacers or did you do washers on the steering stop? I'm still trying to decide what to do to stay with my 33s.
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reno nice ride they really look good lifted i like the black trim pieces around your lights po painted the rims ugh so i will have to see what i can do
The black trim piece around the headlights are just replacements that aren't painted. I have them on mine too, I decided I liked them back better than painted. You can get them from Quadratec or Morris 4x4, they're not expensive.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:41 AM   #14
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Cyndi thanks for the info. What a heat forum
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oddly enough the price for all that plastic back in the day was around 4k or 5k... amazing... and yes they do look better lifted..
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I was hoping that you'd chime in on this thread Reno, and glad you shared the pic, your Jeep looks great. Are those 35s? Are you running spacers or did you do washers on the steering stop? I'm still trying to decide what to do to stay with my 33s.
Yes those are 35x12.5x15 MTR's. I chose to do washers under the stops, I was never a big fan of spacers and keeping the tires inside the flares allow me to stuff them higher under articulation. The way I see it whether you use washers or spacers you increase your steering radius, so why not go simple, cheaper, and put less stress on componants. You can always try washers and if that doesn't float your boat go to spacers.
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So putting a few more miles on it today. Steering seems a bit loose, brakes a bit spongy. I can't wait to put the soft top on. Damn Michigan weather. 4Jeepin.. I like the plastic. I am wondering how if anyone has used a tinted berliner on that plastic to dull it down a bit and give it a contrast to the gloss red. Oh the list is getting so much longer!
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well oil change done seafoam in the tank and crank caase prior to oil change. Lo and behold the beast had a k&n filter in it. my god was it caked with crap. cleaned it twice looks so much better. lettng it dry and will be ready to oil up and let my engine breathe better. up next coolant and transmission fluid
Get yourself a pre-filter for that K&N. K&N are great for letting air in, not so good at keeping fine particles out. I have K&N on my Jeep and both Quads, and all are protected with a pre-filter.
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So putting a few more miles on it today. Steering seems a bit loose, brakes a bit spongy. I can't wait to put the soft top on. Damn Michigan weather. 4Jeepin.. I like the plastic. I am wondering how if anyone has used a tinted berliner on that plastic to dull it down a bit and give it a contrast to the gloss red. Oh the list is getting so much longer!
Ha ha, your list will be never-ending! Once you get the necessities out of the way, you'll always be wanting more. Better start your wish list on Quadratec now, lol
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I think that I am going to pull a tooth and put it and my Quadratec catalog under my pillow.
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Glad to see another Michigan Rene:-) Looks great.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:17 AM   #22
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TJP..... Thanks. She needs some cosmetic work and I have to hunt down a couple of small leaks. All in all I love it. Hard top comes off this weekend and softop goes up. I love the white btw...
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I have always loved the look of the Renegade. My preference would be to paint the hardtop a matching red; but that's just me. Your's looks good!!!
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dougly... I think I am going to do that. However i will probably do it with Raptor Liner and tint it to the color of the Jeep. I may also do the fender flares that way as well...

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