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Old 07-27-2013, 08:20 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Chrome Grille available?

This may have to be one of my first mods. Id go with the overland mesh though.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:44 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Chrome Grille available?

Well...I may just go for it this afternoon!
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:59 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Chrome Grille available?

What is the overland mesh?
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:14 PM
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What is the overland mesh?
The black mesh. The chrome mesh is from the Summit.
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:15 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Chrome Grille available?

I bought the summitt chrome mesh..and look forward to seeing it on my limited.
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I want to thank the folks that brought up "cutting" this was driving me crazy at first because I wanted to pull the original by popping the clips. Why? Beats me for I would never go back to it anyways.

So by cutting the tabs and removing the mid one like suggested, I was able to install in 45 minutes or so give or take farting around the garage with other things.

The black honeycomb really completes the front end now.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Chrome Grille available?

How did you guys cut the middle grille? What tool?
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Chrome Grille available?

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How did you guys cut the middle grille? What tool?
I used a drywall saw, worked fine
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:51 PM
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Nightmare!

Sunday afternoon I started cutting the grill out to install my chrome grill inserts. While trying to pry off one part of the grill, I stuck my hand with the rusty pair of scissors that I was using (I know..stupid).

Blood squired everywhere...must have hit an artery.

I ran to Urgent Care to get my tetnus shot. After all that I now have two big holes in my grill.

Tomorrow morning I'm going to have my local Jeep dealer install it for me..and update my nav at the same time.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:22 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Chrome Grille available?

Finally got around to replacing my grille insert today - went with the full front-bumper-removal method. After reading all the posts about what a PITA it is to remove from the top, i just knew i wouldn't have the patience to deal with it. All in all it took me 90 min, but i'll take 90 min of stress-free work over 40 min of hair-pulling and arm-cutting. Plus, i took my sweet time doing it since i was very careful not to scratch anything.

The steps for removing a 2014 front bumper is very similar to removing a 2011-2013, and there is an excellent step by step guide here that i followed: How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

The main differences from the guide above:
- On the 2014, the front grille is attached to the front bumper and comes off as one piece. On the older WK2, the grille is not attached to the bumper. Because of this, on the 2014 you need to remove the 2 push-pin retainers at the top of the grille (pop open hood to see). These are the same 2 retainers that are removed for the other method mentioned in this thread.
- In the guide, they disconnect the fog lights by squeezing and unclipping the bulb from the housing. On the 2014, this connection is a bit different - i had to rotate the base of the bulb about a half turn and it easily disconnects from the housing.


There is one downside to going this route. There are 2 rivets on each wheel well that, according to the guide, need to be snipped off. I saw no other way around this, so i cut these off as well. I'll have to order replacements, but in the meantime the bumper installs back into place very firmly without having these in.

Very happy with how things turned out - i love the look of the honeycomb grille inserts.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:34 PM
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Very happy with how things turned out - i love the look of the honeycomb grille inserts.
Will you post photos?
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:01 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Chrome Grille available?

After all the trouble, I finally paid $140 to have my new silver grills installed. Not happy about the price and the fact that it took well over an hour and a half to install....but here it is!
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