At the gas station today

Discussion in 'KJ General Discussion' started by tommudd, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    NOW, this is why we must tell new owners and potential owners the truth about KJs. Saw a guy at the gas station tonight, he told me he just bought this 04 Renegade a few months ago and this so on the advice of someone on Facebook. He had to to decide from, one a Sport, the other a Renegade. He bought the Renegade since it came from the factory with 50 more horsepower than other models, was the only KJ given the Off Road badge, had lockers front and rear with 4.12 ( yes he said 4.12 ) gearing, came stock with an inch more height than the rest, had a 300 amp alternator , and I forget what other BS he said. I tried to set him straight but he kept talking about this Jeep Liberty expert on Facebook and that is what he told him LOL I finally told him mine was a Sport, we could line them up right then out the road and see if his 4.12 gearing and 50 extra horsepower would beat me. HAHA. Oh and you could not install a Renegade light bar on any other model since it takes spacial wiring, holes somewhere .......
     
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    Being in a KJ group on Facebook, I am not surprised unfortunately. I joined that group right around when I joined this forum, and the disparity of information between the two is staggering.
     
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    Hmm, I get it. Renegade badge +25hp, 300 amp alt +25 hp (all that extra amperage makes gas more ignitiver. It's a technical term), gets 40 mpg, top speed so high it shifts to plaid...
     
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    IIRC, my Dodge Ram 3500 Dualie Diesel only had a 160-180 amp alternator, and that was charging two heavy duty batteries to warm the element in the winter.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes I am on 3 on Fakebook, they say many do not like me since I act like I know it all.
    No, just trying to give the OP the correct information
     
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    There’s definitely a reason I have actively tried participating here and not so much there. You’ve always shown yourself to be more knowledgeable than the vast majority of that group, like the guys in the group still telling people the rough country spacer lift is great, and definitely doesn’t need extended bump stops. That’s the kind of advice that had me waste hundreds of dollars on a suspension setup that failed in less than 6 months.

    I for one would much rather ask questions here and know I’m getting experienced answers.
     
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    profdlp Grouchy Old Cuss

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    I'm not on Facebook anything and with every day that goes by I am happier and happier with that.
     
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    I got a special edition KJ???? 50 more HP? 300 amp alt.? 1" factory lift?

    D*MN SON!!!!!

    I feel special now!! :D

    Oh, wait, it's just bolt style flares, roof lights, leather(ish) and cloth seats (I think that's just the Renegade). Guess I'm not special. :(