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Diferences Cj7, Renegade, Laredo

Hi, i Want to buy a old jeep, and i dont know which one.

Can u explain me which are the diferences between these??

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Re: Diferences Cj7, Renegade, Laredo

well the cj7 has the longer door opening.. meaning more leg room.. the renegade was just what they called them.. it started out in the early '70's as an option package for the cj-5's.. but soon caught on as a name.. where as laredo was what they called the fully loaded cj's.. 5's and 7's.. chrome grille.. tach.. clock.. fancy wheels.. that kinda crap.. but it was still a renagade.. just dressed up.. same engine and tranny option availeable as any other cj..
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Re: Diferences Cj7, Renegade, Laredo

It's eye candy. Just trim packages.
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Re: Diferences Cj7, Renegade, Laredo

But what about the 258, 282, or 304??

And the Danas Were the same??

Then the Renegade and the Laredo are Cj5??

Which is better for u, the cj5 or the cj7

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Re: Diferences Cj7, Renegade, Laredo

The renegade and laredo were trim packages on both the cj5 and 7.

The cj7 was from 1976 to 1986. During those years, the cj5 and 7 used the exact same drivetrains with the execption being the cj7 offering the TH400/quadratrac from 1976 to 1979.

Both came with 258, 304 and in the 80's 4 cylinders.

Both used the same transmissions (with the execption above), transfer cases (with the execption above), and axles (with the execption above using an offset rear differential.)

Get the body style and wheelbase you want.
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Re: Diferences Cj7, Renegade, Laredo

If you plan on doing alot of roading, get a CJ7. Its wider and longer than the CJ5 resulting in increased stability. Get an 86 if you can, they came from the factory with a Dana 300 transfer case and 44 in the rear. It's a great starter jeep.
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Re: Diferences Cj7, Renegade, Laredo

The CJ7 has about 10" longer wheelbase than the CJ5. The CJ7 and CJ5 had the same width axles '76 to '81, then they got the wide-track axles. I believe it was 1981, I could be wrong.

CJ7s have a factory hard top option, if that means anything to you.

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Re: Diferences Cj7, Renegade, Laredo

CJ-5's had a hard top option as well, but they are hard to find these days and the original tops are getting a little rusty by now. There are aftermarket hard tops out there for the CJ-5 but some of them can be pricey.
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Re: Diferences Cj7, Renegade, Laredo

76 and newer did not have a factory hard top option. There was an OEM hard top available for the older CJ5 but it was an add on. You know the ones, the square box. I had one and put it on an 81 CJ5 that I owned. That tin box made you deaf in short order.

When buying a Jeep for the first time, try to get the one that has the most "goodies" on it for the buck. Building a jeep is a labor of love, not an investment. You will not be able to get much of your money back if you want to sell.

CJs drive more like a truck, YJs (wranglers) drive more like a car. The frame on the YJs is wider than the CJ making it less tippy. Fuel injection on a YJ started in 92.

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