actually the vin numbers will not always tell. does it have a clock and tach in the dash? if it does then it is a laredo 99% or the time. if it does not then it is a renegade or a regular ole jeep. i believe that the laredo's can be figured out by the vin, the rest can not. if it has power brakes, power steering, t-176 or t-5, and a 258, but no tach or clock, then it will probably be a rengade. pm my the vin and i will go through my catalog and see what it brings up.