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Old 05-18-2012, 09:06 AM
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Yet another picture thread of my latest mod. I was on the fence about this mod for a long time, but I finally decided to just go for it. I peeled off the chrome body side moulding and added the Grand Cherokee letters from the SRT. I am VERY happy with the results and I got the exact look I was looking for. Im not a huge fan of nothing down there as it just looked as if something was missing, but once I put the letters back in place it was perfect. Much cleaner look, but still has an OEM look.
I have yet to see pictures of this done on a Mineral Grey so hopefully you guys enjoy them and it possibly helps someone decide if they want to do it or not. Just to give you an idea, im a very picky person about what I do to my vehicles, and if you were on the fence like I was, I can assure you that you will love the look if you were to do it!! The new badges cost me $22.50 each side plus shipping. The old chrome side mouldings just peel off relatively easily. I took my time and ensured the new letters went on perfectly and were exactly where they are located on the SRT.

The only current mods on my Jeep are 20% matched tint on front windows, visual garage sharkfin antenna, chrome fog bezels, and now the side moulding removal and letters added.

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I guess i could say we have some of the same mods! And the removal was a great way to go IMO! Can you please give us instructions on how you removed the chrome moldings? Can you please specify the measurements on where the letters should go? And also where did you order the letters from?

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Old 05-18-2012, 11:00 AM
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Re: Side moulding removed, letters added. Mineral Grey Overland. High quality pics!

Sorry I didnt get back to you guys sooner with the measurements. I included a picture that shows basically exactly where the OEM Jeep SRT8 emblems are located. You can put them anywhere you want, but I personally wanted them exactly where Jeep puts them (plus im anal lol).
I ordered the two emblems from Factory Mopar Parts which had them for $22 compared to justforjeeps $27. They come on a strip so installation is easy. Just make sure you install them so they are perfectly aligned because once they even slightly touch the paint they stick incredibly hard.

Removal of the chrome strips wasnt hard. I basically just worked it so I was able to get a finger under one edge then yanked it off. Removal did damage the strips so dont expect to replace them once they are off. I figured worst case if I ever wanted to put them back on I can just roder news ones as they werent that expensive. You wouid have to replace the adhesive anyway. I had no plans to re-install the chrome strips so I had no problem ruining them. Once they are off clean any remaining adhesive off and your done.

I still love the mod and am 100% glad I did it!

Here is the link to the place I bought the emblems. Sorry I dont have the exact link so it might require some searching.
http://site.factorymoparparts.com/

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Re: Side moulding removed, letters added. Mineral Grey Overland. High quality pics!

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it doesn't protect it entirely as many rear doors would hit way above the chrome strip. from what I've noticed it would protect from most front doors opening and bashing the jeep.
And that's enough for me to keep them
Although Mineral Gray with this mod looks just amazing!
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Thanks for the measurements!
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look great
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Re: Side moulding removed, letters added. Mineral Grey Overland. High quality pics!

Apparently this mod is mad popular now and Jeep and everyone down the chain is now cashing in . . . back in May each badge was $22-27 . . . now justforjeeps has them listed at $64!!!!

Too bad I just bought my jeep 2 weeks ago and will now have to cough up the extra cash!

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Apparently this mod is mad popular now and Jeep and everyone down the chain is now cashing in . . . back in May each badge was $22-27 . . . now justforjeeps has them listed at $64!!!!

Too bad I just bought my jeep 2 weeks ago and will now have to cough up the extra cash!

Grand Cherokee Badge Part# 68088725AA

I looked at the link thinking they probbaly just now sell them as a pair, but no kiddin you are right. Now 64 bucks a pop. I paid 22 bucks for each side when I did mine. Thats nuts!
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Re: Side moulding removed, letters added. Mineral Grey Overland. High quality pics!

Not to take business away from jfj, but I think they can still be found at the lower price.
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Re: Side moulding removed, letters added. Mineral Grey Overland. High quality pics!

That looks sick I have a mineral gray and wanna do that soon like this weekend, just for jeep is way over priced especially for there altitude parts. I know your in buisness to make money but too triple a simple chrome part and other accessories is a little crazy. Good stuff thanks for the mesurments!
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Re: Side moulding removed, letters added. Mineral Grey Overland. High quality pics!

Did anyone find where to get these cheaper than the 64 each? I hate the side moldings but maybe I'll just leave it clean with nothing.
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I just picked up a set for $27ea. I planned on doing it at some point but figured I'd order them now given the price increase by most.
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Where did you order them from??? Thanks
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