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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

I'm planning a trip from Sydney to Cape York next year so I'll be using this car more for touring rather than full hardcore off-roading, so I'll surely be staying away from those hard and rough trails like gunshot etc. I'll just watch my mates do it then take the alternative route lol. That's why I've chosen the summit over the overland. Also I want to test the new noise cancelling sound system for when I put the mud or all terrain tires on and see if it really cancels out the loud road noise. But I will definitely will have the off-road adventure pack and most of Chiefs front and under body protection products.

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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

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Hi bmackin,
I'd like to know if removal of the front fascia would be the same for the 2015 JGC Summit and would all of your protection products like lower front guard, recovery points, sump plate etc fit the same on the Summit like it does the Overland without any problems? Please let me know as I've ordered the Summit and I really love your protection products for off road driving.
Hey OffRoadJGC,

The removal of the front fascia is possible but quite a bit more difficult on the Summit, (20-30 minutes with lots of clips vs 2-3 minutes with quarter turn fasteners).

Our underbody protection products, (WK2 Sump Protection Plate & WK2 Transmission Protection Plate) will install without a problem.

Our products for the front of the WK2, (WK2 Nudge Bar, WK2 Lower Front Guard, WK2 Recovery Hooks & WK2 Recovery Points) will install, since the frame mounting points on the Summit are exactly the same as the Overland, but I'm not sure how well they'll fit with the front fascia on the Summit. The fascia is a different shape and we haven't been able to test fit any of our products with it.

If you're clever like silvermax04, you can make them fit by doing a bit of trimming on your front fascia. And if you're local to SE QLD you can always bring your Summit in for us to help.

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Old 08-20-2015, 01:15 AM
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

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Thanks, very helpful.

Regarding the WK2 LOWER FRONT GUARD, are this left on a fascia replaced over them, would these interfere with winch bracket for installing winch behind fascia?

Do these replace bulbar?

Again, thanks just what I was looking for?

Chuck
Hey Chuck,

We designed the WK2 Lower Front Guard so you can install it and leave it on for full off-road protection of the lower front of your WK2. Then you can install the lower front fascia over the top when you're on-road so everything looks OEM. When you're heading off-road again, simple remove the lower front fascia and the WK2 Lower Front Guard is there.

We're still working on the Hidden Winch Mount, so I can't say for sure they will work together, but we always do our best to make all of our products work together where possible.

Many have chosen to install our WK2 Lower Front Guard in place of a Bull Bar, but it depends on what you're looking for. I recently published an article on the Support section of our website comparing the WK2 Lower Front Guard with a Bull Bar, (Support | Chief Products). Give it a read if you're looking for a bit more info.

I'm glad you like the products we're creating. It's been great seeing the positive response to all of the new products we've released this year!

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Old 08-20-2015, 01:25 AM
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

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I am wondering what could be used to replace the Summit lower front fascia as it seems to lower the front approach angle by 6.3 degrees. Anyone think a bodyshop could modify it.
Hey MarkinVan,

We're working on a WK2 Pre-Runner, (WK2 Pre-Runner | Chief Products) that is a replacement for the lower front fascia on non-Summit WK2s. It won't be ready for several months, but it may provide a solution.

Also, I should mention that when off-road more important than the approach angle will be how easily the Summit lower front fascia will break. I've got a MY15 SRT that has very similar features to the Summit, (same front fascia, adaptive headlights, noise cancelling, etc.). So I definitely understand the benefits, but if you're planning to do much off-roading the Overland is definitely better suited.

I hope that helps!

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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

Hi bmackin,

Thanks for your reply.

Basically what you're saying is once the lower front guard, recovery points etc is installed, putting the front frasia back on may or may not fit back on like it does on the overland correct? I won't be putting the nudge bar but want to put everything else.

When I get back from overseas I'll drop my car off at your workshop on our next trip to Fraser Island and we will see what you guys can do with it.
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

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Hi bmackin,

Thanks for your reply.

Basically what you're saying is once the lower front guard, recovery points etc is installed, putting the front frasia back on may or may not fit back on like it does on the overland correct? I won't be putting the nudge bar but want to put everything else.

When I get back from overseas I'll drop my car off at your workshop on our next trip to Fraser Island and we will see what you guys can do with it.
Went ahead with JGC Summit purchase. Very interested to hear how they make out with your Summit.
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Hi bmackin,

Thanks for your reply.

Basically what you're saying is once the lower front guard, recovery points etc is installed, putting the front frasia back on may or may not fit back on like it does on the overland correct? I won't be putting the nudge bar but want to put everything else.

When I get back from overseas I'll drop my car off at your workshop on our next trip to Fraser Island and we will see what you guys can do with it.
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Went ahead with JGC Summit purchase. Very interested to hear how they make out with your Summit.
Yes that's right. I know that all of our products will attach to the Summit, since the frame is exactly the same, but I'm not sure how they'll integrate with the lower front fascia on the Summit. For some of our products like the WK2 Sump Protection Plate and WK2 Transmission Protection Plate there won't be any issue, they will fit without any issues. For other products like the WK2 Recovery Hooks and WK2 Recovery Points as well as the WK2 Nudge Bar you'll need to cut a hole in the grille area of lower front fascia so they can poke through. For the WK2 Lower Front Guard, we'll need to perform a test fit to see if the lower front fascia will fit over the top without interference.

If you're able to bring your vehicle by and leave it with us for a few hours I can investigate and give you a more definitive answer. We've been getting requests from several Summit owners, so it will be good to finally have a definitive answer for everyone.

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WK2 Lower Front Fascia removed pics?

Anyone have pics of the fascia removed? I want to start with removing the little plastic pieces that are in front of the front tires. Those things that rub on the tops of curbs. I want my tires to be the first things that hit curbs when "jumping over," or just parking. Need more clearance. That 2 inches or whatever in the front I think will help a lot. Looking for pics.
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia removed pics?

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Anyone have pics of the fascia removed? I want to start with removing the little plastic pieces that are in front of the front tires. Those things that rub on the tops of curbs. I want my tires to be the first things that hit curbs when "jumping over," or just parking. Need more clearance. That 2 inches or whatever in the front I think will help a lot. Looking for pics.

Here ya go. Compliments of wk2jeeps.com
http://www.wk2jeeps.com/pdf/2014_201...mp_removal.pdf
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