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Modded Jeep Renegade Commander Concept From Moab EJS 2016 Day 3: Exclusive photos, video, opinions

What the Trailhawk Should Be

Ken Brubaker
Mar 22, 2016
Photographers: Ken Brubaker
The Jeep Renegade Commander was one of seven concept vehicles that Jeep and Mopar unveiled here in Moab, Utah, at the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari, and we were there with cameras blazing! Among other things, the Renegade Commander has a 2-inch lift and 29.5-inch tires.
Here you can see exclusive photos, a video, and our thoughts on the Renegade Commander. Make sure to check out all the exclusive content on the other Jeep concept vehicles here at fourwheeler.com!
Sean Holman, content director, Four Wheeler Network: How can you not like the moon buggy proportions of this Renegade. It reminds me of every Hot Wheel I ever wanted to touch as a kid and its decent on the trail too. This is where we’d like to see Trailhawk go.
Fred Williams, editor, 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine: This Jeep is what the Renegade Trailhawk should have been, and if a future Trailhawk Renegade doesn’t have a disconnectable swaybar then the aftermarket should offer it. The little Renegade is an entry level Jeep and it may not be everything for every jeeper, but this concept really showed what it could be. The Daystar suspension allows a tire size that looks right and the removal of swaybars made it work so much better and feel stable off road. Now we’d like to see a little turbo or supercharger under the hood.
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Christian Hazel, editor, Four Wheeler Magazine: I’ve gone on record as saying I don’t hate the Renegade. For what it is, it’s a happy, eager little puppy. And adding more off-road-specific gear like the Mopar rock rails, roof rack, small lift, and BFG All-Terrains just makes an economical commuter an even better weekend ‘wheeler.
Ken Brubaker, senior editor, Four Wheeler Magazine: The suspension lift and larger tires really make the Renegade come alive off-road. It’s a fun little rig, actually.
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Harry Wagner, contributor, Four Wheeler Network: The suspension rattled and the struts seemed to top out a lot, but my favorite feature was the removed sway bars, which made the suspension much more compliant. If we can get a disconnecting sway bar on the Rubicon and Power Wagon why not the Trail Hawk?

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