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Old 01-26-2014, 04:54 PM
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.....and what disappointed you.
I saw it while I was sitting in a coffee shop driving by, so I couldn't get up close, but it was an overall view. I focused on the differences to the Overland which is the wheels and the front end. I think the 20" wheels on the Overland are fantastic and really set the whole vehicle off. The Summit wheels I thought were underwhelming and did nothing for me. The front end of the Summit was just a whole lot of Chrome stuck together in unusual angles. It didn't look striking, rather just a lot of chrome at what the designer might have thought looked cool.

I am sick though. I went to the movies last night and parked near a Granite '14(early build as number plate was COB) and I just ogled both mine and their GC. I went back to the car to get a jumper out just to get another look at both of them
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:37 PM
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Just a 'heads up' Guys / Gals,
While giving my GC a wash on Sunday I noticed that the screws that hold the Roof Rails in place are rusting and a rust stain is showing on the inside of the Rails.
Looks like a search for some marine grade stainless steel screws is in order.
(Why would Jeep use black painted steel screws here?)
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:43 PM
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Because you can't see them.
Most people will never see in there.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:42 PM
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Finally got around to fitting a new set of Fiamm Horns, their called 'El Grande' and are rated at 130db. I have used these horns before and currently have them fitted to my wife's Nissan Maxima and my CBR1000 Honda motorbike. They are the same size and fit as most standard car horns, so no modifications are required. The Jeep GC has gone from a 'beep' beep' sound to what I would call a 'barp' barp', sounds much more serious and is slightly louder.
I removed the red shell casing and the chrome screen from this horns so that they remained unobtrusive behind the grill of the Jeep.
The get to the Jeep's horns is a little difficult as the front end has to be removed to gain access, it's a fiddly job but not difficult (see the video on Utube on how to do this). The hardest pat was removing the two plastic plugs on the inside of the fender, they are a bitc# to remove and refit, the rest is straight forward.
The surprising thing I found is that the horns fitted to the Jeep are Fiamm's already and almost look identical to the ones I was fitting, but you do notice the difference in tone and sound.
Note: Purchased mine from Amazon, were $31 a set (high/low) now $19.94 + freight).
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:43 PM
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Finally got around to fitting a new set of Fiamm Horns, their called 'El Grande' and are rated at 130db. I have used these horns before and currently have them fitted to my wife's Nissan Maxima and my CBR1000 Honda motorbike. They are the same size and fit as most standard car horns, so no modifications are required. The Jeep GC has gone from a 'beep' beep' sound to what I would call a 'barp' barp', sounds much more serious and is slightly louder.
I removed the red shell casing and the chrome screen from this horns so that they remained unobtrusive behind the grill of the Jeep.
The get to the Jeep's horns is a little difficult as the front end has to be removed to gain access, it's a fiddly job but not difficult (see the video on Utube on how to do this). The hardest pat was removing the two plastic plugs on the inside of the fender, they are a bitc# to remove and refit, the rest is straight forward.
The surprising thing I found is that the horns fitted to the Jeep are Fiamm's already and almost look identical to the ones I was fitting, but you do notice the difference in tone and sound.
Note: Purchased mine from Amazon, were $31 a set (high/low) now $19.94 + freight).
Sheesh...I'm glad I tight-arsed them out of my cart. That's a job I could without.

I gave a very short toot on the 80km/h highway when drivers forced the right lane into a panic stop because a poor old codger wasn't allowed to move left. As usual, his indicating produced an immediate gap closure . The most to blame bogan was incensed at having his Perth driving style commented on, and gave chase. At the next lights he approached, tried the door handle and belted the car when he realised it was locked. He was definitely up for punch on. The lights changed, he followed and I deviated towards the Police station. I gather he worked it out as he turned off a street before it. It was quite a wake-up regarding the state of mind, or lack thereof, of other road users. Emphasis on "users"???

As a side note, I have a pet hate for people tooting goodbyes too. It's entirely unnecessary noise pollution. Some people sleep during the day... due to shift, illness, etc... and some of us like windows open over air conditioning!

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Sheesh...I'm glad I tight-arsed them out of my cart. That's a job I could without.

I gave a very short toot on the 80km/h highway when drivers forced the right lane into a panic stop because a poor old codger wasn't allowed to move left. As usual, his indicating produced an immediate gap closure . The most to blame bogan was incensed at having his Perth driving style commented on, and gave chase. At the next lights he approached, tried the door handle and belted the car when he realised it was locked. He was definitely up for punch on. The lights changed, he followed and I deviated towards the Police station. I gather he worked it out as he turned off a street before it. It was quite a wake-up regarding the state of mind, or lack thereof, of other road users. Emphasis on "users"???

As a side note, I have a pet hate for people tooting goodbyes too. It's entirely unnecessary noise pollution. Some people sleep during the day... due to shift, illness, etc... and some of us like windows open over air conditioning!

Cheers,
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Road rage, how un-Australian.
If it was in Qld he would have jumped onto your bonnet punching the windscreen.

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Because you can't see them.
Most people will never see in there.
Unless you live in a high set house as I do, I covered mine in wax as my Cruiser has done the same thing.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:40 AM
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Finally got around to fitting a new set of Fiamm Horns, their called 'El Grande' and are rated at 130db. I have used these horns before and currently have them fitted to my wife's Nissan Maxima and my CBR1000 Honda motorbike. They are the same size and fit as most standard car horns, so no modifications are required. The Jeep GC has gone from a 'beep' beep' sound to what I would call a 'barp' barp', sounds much more serious and is slightly louder.
I removed the red shell casing and the chrome screen from this horns so that they remained unobtrusive behind the grill of the Jeep.
The get to the Jeep's horns is a little difficult as the front end has to be removed to gain access, it's a fiddly job but not difficult (see the video on Utube on how to do this). The hardest pat was removing the two plastic plugs on the inside of the fender, they are a bitc# to remove and refit, the rest is straight forward.
The surprising thing I found is that the horns fitted to the Jeep are Fiamm's already and almost look identical to the ones I was fitting, but you do notice the difference in tone and sound.
Note: Purchased mine from Amazon, were $31 a set (high/low) now $19.94 + freight).
Looks like a lot of work just to change the horn sound. Good on you though.
Can you not just remove the grill ?. Would be a good time to fit tow hooks as well. Cheers
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Looks like a lot of work just to change the horn sound. Good on you though.
Can you not just remove the grill ?. Would be a good time to fit tow hooks as well. Cheers
That is how you gain access to the Grill, job looks more difficult than it actually is, hardest part was the removal of the side fender plugs, otherwise its a 10 to 15 min job to remove the front assy, everything just clicks into place. After I fitted the Horns (single 10mm bolt each) I had it reassembled in less than 5 mins. Its like working on a giant plastic toy.

PS: Don't need tow hooks as Jeeps don't get bogged... hey.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:20 AM
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Sheesh...I'm glad I tight-arsed them out of my cart. That's a job I could without.

I gave a very short toot on the 80km/h highway when drivers forced the right lane into a panic stop because a poor old codger wasn't allowed to move left. As usual, his indicating produced an immediate gap closure . The most to blame bogan was incensed at having his Perth driving style commented on, and gave chase. At the next lights he approached, tried the door handle and belted the car when he realised it was locked. He was definitely up for punch on. The lights changed, he followed and I deviated towards the Police station. I gather he worked it out as he turned off a street before it. It was quite a wake-up regarding the state of mind, or lack thereof, of other road users. Emphasis on "users"???

As a side note, I have a pet hate for people tooting goodbyes too. It's entirely unnecessary noise pollution. Some people sleep during the day... due to shift, illness, etc... and some of us like windows open over air conditioning!

Cheers,
Steve
Sorry to hear about your confrontation, not only is it scary but it can turn very very nasty, thanks heavens for the Jeeps auto lock (anti hijack) feature.
I've done a lot of driving in America and Canada over the years and I believe that they are amongst the best drivers in the world and we would rate close to one of the worst. If you need to change lanes in the US from lane 1 to say lane 6 you just need to indicate correctly and the other drivers will pull back and let you in, smooth as silk.
Same in Italy, when driving in Rome its totally mad and a little crazy but again the drivers cooperate with each other and the system works.

As to the tooting thing I guess old habits die hard, but in Qld its a traffic offence and the police will book you for it.

PS: Hope there was no damage done to your Jeep.
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Wow GForce, I found the drivers in the USA (well Florida) were completely hopeless.
They consistently drove over the speed limit, never used indicators, every 2nd driver was texting or on the phone and many were dangerously unroadworthy.

If you want to see how drivers should drive, go and drive in Germany, Norway or Denmark. They seem to have their shit together and instill good driving from and early age. I rate our drivers on par with USA. The worst would be anywhere in the sub continent or asia, it is just chaos.
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Florida is not part of the US, I don't think it is part of Earth actually.
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