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Re: Summit grill installed on my 14

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I don't have a link but can do a quick write up soon with a few pictures if that will help the cause. Sorry, slammed at work right now but should be able to knock something out.

You definitely don't have to remove the bumper as long as you are somewhat handy, don't care about the old inserts, and patient. I scratched up my knuckles a little bit but once you figure it out, it's not bad at all.

This would be awesome, I'm going to try this on Saturday myself...just not sure where to start...I keep seeing references to the Top Method but not sure how that goes...my father wants to give me a hand & he's looking to drop the bumper which is something i'm a little reluctant to do if it can be done any other way...I'm going from chrome honeycomb to black honeycomb on my '14 JGC Altitude...

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Re: Summit grill installed on my 14

Drop the bumper. It won't take that long an it's the correct way to do it.


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Re: Summit grill installed on my 14

Here's a quick step by step with a couple of pics. Unfortunately, it was pretty dark when I got home so I can't take pictures of the inside until tomorrow. I'll have to explain the best I can.

First, you'll need a couple of flat head screw drivers, one pretty short.

Open up the hood and remove these round pieces using your flat-head. Gently pull up on the black plastic and you will hear a few pops and feel the bumper come loose at the top.


The grill inserts are three pieces with the largest in the center. Look at your replacement pieces and you will see how they connect. There are small tabs (with a lip) that holds them in place. You will need to use the small flat head to allow the lip to release.

Start with the center of the grill insert and while placing the screw driver in the spot where the current tab is held, put weight from the outside. If you get it right, the grill will come loose very easily. Find each of these starting at the top and working your way down. Sometimes, I would place one screw driver between the piece that holds the grill in place while prying gently with the other. This is by far the hardest step but if you pay attention and use a flash light to see what I'm talking about, you'll get it.

When putting on the new pieces, start at the ends and work backward. I found it easier to stick my arm through the open space of the center grill to put weight into the new tabs. You want to make sure each "snaps" into place.

Here's the after pic of my Limited:




Again, I'll take more pictures in the near future. If you take your time and don't just force it, you can make it work.

Good luck.
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Re: Summit grill installed on my 14

Looks great!
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Re: Summit grill installed on my 14

Another successful grill insert swap here. I swapped out the vertical grills that came stock on my Limited for the black honeycomb that matches the lower grill inserts. Pretty happy with the results.

I tried the "top down" method for about 90 minutes of arm agony and got 6-8 of the clips released but finally concluded I could not get the rest without cutting the old grill which I was leery of doing.

So, I went ahead and followed the YouTube video to remove the bumper & grill assembly which was pretty easy. Even with full access to the rear of the grill I had a few really, really stubborn clips and ended up breaking one getting it out. That method took just over an hour with a 9 year old assistant.

You do need a few replacement plastic rivets from the dealer to get everything back together.

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Re: Summit grill installed on my 14

Very nice!
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Re: Summit grill installed on my 14

hey man looks awesome! happy thanksgiving. i got a 2015 GC altitude black , and i wanna buy the black honeycomb grill inserts from justforjeeps.com but im not sure how to install them and dont wanna pay and get ripped off by some car installer place, how do you do this top method? any info would be greatly appreciated. thanks again
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hey man looks awesome! happy thanksgiving. i got a 2015 GC altitude black , and i wanna buy the black honeycomb grill inserts from justforjeeps.com but im not sure how to install them and dont wanna pay and get ripped off by some car installer place, how do you do this top method? any info would be greatly appreciated. thanks again

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Looks quite good IMO. I like it because it unifies the look of the front end more, looks less like 7 holes. Well done, thanks for posting.
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Re: Summit grill installed on my 14

Here's a MUCH faster way to replace the grill:
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