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Old 07-29-2015, 12:47 AM
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WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

Removing and installing the lower front fascia (aka 'lower front air dam') on 2011-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees can be a bit tricky. Jeep designed the lower front fascia to be removed when heading off-road, and re-installed whenever you return to bitumen. It's a great feature and Jeep provides basic instructions in the Owners Manual, but we often get requests from customers who are attempting it for the first time and are eager for some easy-to-follow-instructions.

To help, the Chief Products team has posted step-by-step instructions on our blog, (WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation) | Chief Products).

We've also created a PDF version of these instructions that you can (DOWNLOAD).

I hope that helps!

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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

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.
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:51 AM
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

I'm trying to decide between a Summit Or Overland so I am interested in the same question.

All could I order and replace the Summit Lower front fascia with and Overland lower front fascia?

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The 2014-2015 airdams on summit and overland are different they are not interchangable. The summit airdam does come off but not as easily as the overland. I have taken it off to add tow hooks so it comes off but not something i would take off offten.
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

Thanks, I am leaning towards the Summit and would add the Skid Plate Package and am happy to hear you can add the tow hooks.

My "4 wheeling" is mostly logging roads in BC and it seems the only real difference between the Overland and Summit is the Front fascia which changes the approach angle in favour of the Overland by 7 degrees.

I like the extras of the Summit including the adaptive headlights so leaning towards that.

I will most likely get a second pair of 18' rims for off road & winter tires down the road.

Any regrets for going with the Summit over the Overland?
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

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Thanks, I am leaning towards the Summit and would add the Skid Plate Package and am happy to hear you can add the tow hooks.

My "4 wheeling" is mostly logging roads in BC and it seems the only real difference between the Overland and Summit is the Front fascia which changes the approach angle in favour of the Overland by 7 degrees.

I like the extras of the Summit including the adaptive headlights so leaning towards that.

I will most likely get a second pair of 18' rims for off road & winter tires down the road.

Any regrets for going with the Summit over the Overland?
Tow hooks can be added to summit but you do need to cut two small openings in the lower fascia plastic for them to come through. Link below is how I did it.
2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

Also you can order summit with skid plates on it now its a $295 option which is over a hundred less than you can buy the parts for let alone installing them. So much better to order it with them if you are ordering.

No regrets on getting the summit at all, I didn't consider the overland so I'm probably not a good one to ask I knew I wanted the v8 summit. from an off road perspective there are not many differences. The ORAII overland has the same suspension and drive system as the summit no differences. only other off road differences are the overland ORAII comes with 18 inch wheels(currently Michelin latitudes which is not an off road tire, in 2016 they are putting an off road tire on the 18s finally) and tow hooks which you can add if you want with a little cutting. Overland air dam comes off easier to help approach angles so something to consider if you are going to be driving in the extremes.

I have had my 2014 summit for 2.5 years it was a march 2013 build and I like it very much.
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

Just pulled mine yesterday to upgrade the hid bulbs. The pain in the arse that the pdf doesn't say is you need 4 (new) plastic wheel well rivets as well as a rivot tool. At least auto zone sells neither...anyway wanted to mention so others can be prepared, beats running out at 9:30 @ night trying to figure it out
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

just buy replaceable rivets avail at auto shops, push pin in to lock, pull pin out to release, no tool needed and can be removed anytime.
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

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just buy replaceable rivets avail at auto shops, push pin in to lock, pull pin out to release, no tool needed and can be removed anytime.
I'll check it out, being later night, autozone was the only thing open by me...they had nothing that would have worked
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

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?

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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

I just removed/replaced the front facia and used 6mm Scrivet trim clips as suggested by another member and worked great.
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

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.
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