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Old 05-26-2015, 10:23 AM
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2011 Overland Black on Black

I recently purchased my first jeep, a 2011 GC Overland with the Hemi. So far I have been very impressed with the Jeep and couldn't be happier. I have done a couple small modifications as I have only had it for a couple of weeks. I have changed the all chrome grill to the black Altitude grill, tinted the windows 20% to match the back stock tints, and plasti dipped my wheels black. I only did the wheels this way to see if i would like the black look on the rims before I got actual black wheels.

I have been trying to find someone to paint the stock overland wheels, but haven't had much successs yet. I started to look into replica wheels in either gloss black or matte black, but I am on the fence about replicas.

I ordered 4300K HIDs for my fog lights to match the projector headlight. There are also a couple other things I want to switch from chrome to black as well to continue the theme through out. I was thinking about removing the chrome lower door trim, but can't decide if I want to do that. And finally I will be getting the mopar air intake to help the Hemi breath a little better and sound a little tougher.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:57 AM
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Re: 2011 Overland Black on Black

Damn that looks friggin nice! Good idea on doing the plasti dip first to see if you like the look. When and if you do get black wheels would you be going with the Altitude gloss black wheels or something else? If so I think you would like the gloss black wheels even more than the matte/flat finish you get with plasti dip. I think gloss black Altitude wheels would look awesome on your Jeep.

I know you have only had the Jeep for a short time, but a couple other mods that could go a long way on your setup is the removal of the side molding chrome strip. Easy to do and its free :-) When I had my 2012 Overland I removed that and added the '14/'15 Grand Cherokee letters. Cleaned up the side a lot, or some people don't even add the letters and just leave it as is.
The black bezel headlights from the SRT would look killer on yours as well, but those could be fairly expensive I would imagine.

Congrats on the purchase. Oh and there are some nice exhaust options as well if you want to add a little more sound to the Hemi. Corsa and Borla to name two.
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Re: 2011 Overland Black on Black

Thank you very much, I appreciate it. When I do get the wheels, I think I will be getting them in the gloss black. The matte looks good, but like you said the gloss will look that much better. I'm going to take that trim off as well. I have seen it done and I think it looks cleaner without that trim on the door too.

I should look into the headlights. I didnt know you could do that and use the SRT ones. So I'll have to find somewhere that has them and check it out for sure. I appreciate all the tip and suggestions man.
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Looks great! Yes to the blacking of the chrome sides. You can try plastidip along with glossifier for the wheels. Always great results if done right


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Re: 2011 Overland Black on Black

I tried the side door trim yesterday and well ... it didnt go so well for me. I turned out much lighter than my wheels. Then when I tried to take the tape off, it dip started to peel up around the edges. So now I'm thinking of just take the trim off, because the dip didnt look all that great compared to the brillant black on my Jeep.

Any advice on trying to take off the trim? I've taken badgesoff before, but nothing this large.
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Re: 2011 Overland Black on Black

Yeah I wouldnt dip the side molding just remove it. Use something to get your finger underneath an edge and just yank the rest. It's just double side taped on, nothing to it.
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Re: 2011 Overland Black on Black

I'm going to give it a try later on tonight. I tried looking for color matching side molding instead of the chrome, but couldnt find anything. So I'll just remove them and keep the side clean.

Do you know if thats the case for the back chrome panel.I dont want to pull that off and mess up my back-up camera or the unlock button. I know they make a color matching part for that.
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I'm going to give it a try later on tonight. I tried looking for color matching side molding instead of the chrome, but couldnt find anything. So I'll just remove them and keep the side clean.

Do you know if thats the case for the back chrome panel.I dont want to pull that off and mess up my back-up camera or the unlock button. I know they make a color matching part for that.
The sides can be removed using fishing line. Just run it slowly behind the chrome until the double sided tape breaks lose. You don't want to rip them off.

The rear panel will need to be swapped out with that of the Altitude.
IMO plastidip will look decent from 25ft anyway but nothing id ever use on my car.

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Re: 2011 Overland Black on Black

The fishing line idea is great... never would have thought of that. Thats the exact rear panel I was looking at too, but a different, more expensive site. So thank you.

I'm not really a fan of plasti dip either. I used it on my wheels to see if I liked the black before I made a permanent choice with the color. And from what I saw of the dipped side molding, didn't look good against the paint to me.
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Re: 2011 Overland Black on Black

I puledthe oor trim off last night using he fihng line method. Damn was it tough getting the remaing tape off the door and still have tiny amounts leftto clan up. I will post pictures soon.

May get a glos black Gran Cherokee emblem for the door, that or chrome I cant decide.
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^gloss black emblem. Or leave it clean is my suggestion


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Re: 2011 Overland Black on Black

For now I think I'll leave it clean. I like the way it looks. I ordered Laminx gunsmoke covers for my tail lights and an extra strip to do the third brake light. I'll post good pictures tomorrow on the clean sides.
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