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15 Jeep GC, getting rid of mirror chrome and changing to altitude style

Hey guys. I'm new to this forum. I just purchased a 15 Jeep GC limited. The salesman talked me out of a altitude saying they don't come with all the luxury features that the limited does. So now I'm regretting listening to him. It is my first jeep and I have to say I love it. Now I want to get rid of the chrome mirrors, chrome door handles and all the other chrome. I also wanted to install the spider monkey wheels from the srt8. Does anyone know where I can get the body color parts at? And also, why do they put that black plastic around the bottom of the Jeep? Some models are painted the body color, wish mine came like that. Thank you in advance and I'm happy to be part of this forum.

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Old 03-19-2015, 06:24 PM
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Re: 15 Jeep GC, getting rid of mirror chrome and changing to altitude style

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Hey guys. I'm new to this forum. I just purchased a 15 Jeep GC limited. The salesman talked me out of a altitude saying they don't come with all the luxury features that the limited does. So now I'm regretting listening to him. It is my first jeep and I have to say I love it. Now I want to get rid of the chrome mirrors, chrome door handles and all the other chrome. I also wanted to install the spider monkey wheels from the srt8. Does anyone know where I can get the body color parts at? And also, why do they put that black plastic around the bottom of the Jeep? Some models are painted the body color, wish mine came like that. Thank you in advance and I'm happy to be part of this forum.
The Altitude has painted body molding instead of the plastic trim so the wheel wells and front fascia are color matched along with the mirrors. You could buy a set of Altitude mirrors but you will most likely lose the turn indicator and blind spot unless the harness works when switching out the glass mirror portion and buy some painted door handles. I'm sure someone can chime in whether or not those parts come painted or would work... Here is a site you can check out parts: .factorymopar.com/mopar-parts-pg.html?gclid=CjwKEAjw56moBRD8_4-AgoOqhV4SJADWWVCc9PC8GQqyzxCBgN7p-UdtZlpnq3ZDKBCgMYAKNzz4YRoCPxfw_wcB

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I have an Altitude and yes they don't come with all the bells and whistles. No Blind spot, accident avoidance, ventilated seats, or higher end stereo options. But none of that interested me. Good luck on swapping out the parts. May be kinda pricey...
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Re: 15 Jeep GC, getting rid of mirror chrome and changing to altitude style

Thank you for the quick response. Yeah I should gotten the altitude but oh well. What I may just do is 22" spider monkey srt 8 wheels and buy a second grill surround and paint it black. I can't seem to find many pictures of a white limited blacked out. I'm hesitant on doing black badges because I don't want it to look out of place with all the chrome. I am not a chrome guy and this is the first vehicle I ever purchased with all this chrome lol.
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Re: 15 Jeep GC, getting rid of mirror chrome and changing to altitude style

Mine is black on black so the badges look slick. Only chrome is on the window trim and exhaust tips. Not sure why they didn't black out all the chrome!?!
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Re: 15 Jeep GC, getting rid of mirror chrome and changing to altitude style

I'm in exactly the same boat as OP, but I wanted the limited for memory seats. Altitude lacking this was deal breaker for me and wife. I think I am going to investigate vinyl wrapping some of the chrome. I might take off the majority of the badging that isn't indented as well just to reduce clutter. My GC is black, and the wheels are sort of a matte silver aluminum which I like. I like the contrast of the original chrome but not the shine- so I will look to wrap as much of that chrome in a matte silver to match the wheels.
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Re: 15 Jeep GC, getting rid of mirror chrome and changing to altitude style

For your mirrors, buy the least expensive body-color mirrors you can (Laredo) and just put the covers on your existing, higher-function mirrors. You cannot buy only the only, AFAIK. If body color handles are available for Laredo, do that, too.
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Re: 15 Jeep GC, getting rid of mirror chrome and changing to altitude style

of course, there's always plasti-dip if you can't stomach 400$ for a set of door handles, and taking the door apart. Door handles were tricky to dip, but the mirror caps were a breeze.

Here's what I did to mine:
Black Mirror Caps on White Jeep
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Re: 15 Jeep GC, getting rid of mirror chrome and changing to altitude style

Have the mirror caps painted. There is a tutorial in the forum that shows how to remove the mirror in order to access the clips that hold the chrome piece on the mirror. A good paint shop should be able to prep the cover and paint it to match. I'll be doing this in a few weeks myself on my '12 Overland that I just purchased. I don't want to lose the turn signal feature on the mirror. Otherwise, the Laredo painted mirrors would be the way to go.
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Re: 15 Jeep GC, getting rid of mirror chrome and changing to altitude style

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Have the mirror caps painted. There is a tutorial in the forum that shows how to remove the mirror in order to access the clips that hold the chrome piece on the mirror. A good paint shop should be able to prep the cover and paint it to match. I'll be doing this in a few weeks myself on my '12 Overland that I just purchased. I don't want to lose the turn signal feature on the mirror. Otherwise, the Laredo painted mirrors would be the way to go.
I changed out the chrome side mirror caps (or covers) on my 2015 Granite Overland to some color matched ones from a Laredo. Just order the correctly colored Laredo Side mirrors from the All Mopar parts site & then just change out the covers. Total cost was just over $300.
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Re: 15 Jeep GC, getting rid of mirror chrome and changing to altitude style

Wheel flares can be purchased at Paintable Wheel Flares from 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 Overland #WK2Flares and painted to match at a local body shop.

I've been looking to replace all the black plastic trim off of my White '15 CG. Between all the flares, front bumper, rear bumper, and trim under the driver/passenger doors, it sure looks like an expensive project... Maybe I should have just got the Overland and saved myself the trouble
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I changed out the chrome side mirror caps (or covers) on my 2015 Granite Overland to some color matched ones from a Laredo. Just order the correctly colored Laredo Side mirrors from the All Mopar parts site & then just change out the covers. Total cost was just over $300.

Thanks to Snipe315 for the help. Followed his lead here and ordered some white Laredo mirrors from their site. Mike was really helpful and answered back extremely fast. Was ~$150 per mirror which isn't too bad. Damaged ones on E-bay were going for $80-$100 and still would need to have them sanded and re-painted. One seller offered to paint them himself for an extra $40, but I'd rather buy new for a few extra $$$.

Only issue is they are on back order
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