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Old 05-16-2015, 09:18 PM
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To Bill's last communication I replied that I was 80% ready to buy. Sold some stuff on fleeBay and am now 100% ready. How about the Tony's Traders out there?

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Old 05-16-2015, 09:44 PM
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I need something before the June Long Weekend. I stopped at Bunnings today and bought some metal to knock up a temporary solution.
It might not be pretty.
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:18 PM
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Any news on when we will be able to buy ...
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I need something before the June Long Weekend. I stopped at Bunnings today and bought some metal to knock up a temporary solution.
It might not be pretty.
Send the bill to Bill.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:20 PM
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Send the bill to Bill.
Well the money I save I'll put to tyres.
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

After more than 12 months in development, getting every detail just right, the WK2 Lower Front Guard, (WK2 Lower Front Guard | Chief Products) is finally ready! Iíll be opening the website for pre-orders next week, with a ship date of June 15th.

This has been an extremely popular product so I encourage you to get your pre-order in early.

Weíre still working on a few of the supporting bits and pieces; like the install instructions, FAQs and more photos. But now that the design is 100% complete, I wanted to get it into our customers hands as-soon-as-possible.

Iíve posted a few photos of the final prototype, (see below). Iíll be posting more photos (especially some actions shots) as soon as we have the final production model in our hands.

Itís been awhile since Iíve posted an update, so hereís a bit of info on whatís been happening. There will be versions for Australian & North American WK2s, as well as versions for ACC equipped WK2s and non-ACC equipped WK2s. We performed extensive on and off-road testing, which lead to numerous tweaks and improvements. We reduced the fully installed weight to approximately 15kg without sacrificing strength, which was quite an engineering accomplishment. The low installed weight was very important, but we also wanted the product to be economical to ship. Rather than 1 large piece, the WK2 Lower Front Guard breaks down into multiple parts that can sit inside each other when boxed up. Reducing the weight and shipping smaller boxes is great for the environment, but itís also great for our customers wallets. We spent a lot of time on the fit-n-finish of the product, (taking extra time to account for manufacturing variations in the WK2 from the factory). It was very important to me that everything lines up perfectly and is easy-to-install. Since the OEM lower front plastic fascia can be installed over the WK2 Lower Front Guard, the fit-n-finish was something very important to the final product.

As is our custom now, we're building the product out of high strength 350 grade steel with zinc primer for corrosion resistance and heavy duty satin black powder coating. We include high tensile bolts, Nord-Lockģ Washers, Anti-Seize and our innovative Bolt Head Protectors.

If you have any questions, please donít hesitate to ask. Iím heading down to Tassie with my family for a long weekend for my birthday, but Iíll be focusing 100% of my attention on the launch of WK2 Lower Front Guard when I return.

Cheers,
Bill

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Old 05-21-2015, 06:22 PM
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

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I need something before the June Long Weekend. I stopped at Bunnings today and bought some metal to knock up a temporary solution.
It might not be pretty.
Send me a PM and I'll see if I can get you something in time.

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Old 05-21-2015, 06:24 PM
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Looks awesome Bill! Can't wait for the pre-runner!
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Yep, I'm still hanging out for that pre-runner/airdam replacement.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:40 PM
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hello All:
I've been reading thread & must say I'm very impressed with the OP's R&D/Finished Design/Product nevertheless my ignorance forces me to ask a few questions: I have a 2015 JGC Summit does installation require any vehicle modification? After installation is front guard noticeable? I'm not kidding anyone with I'm going 2B Mr OffRoader, nonetheless, always up for replacing/Upgrading OE plastic underbody parts. Thus, is your product or UNEEK WK2 GRAND CHEROKEE BASH PLATE the best choice for my application? Thanks 2 All in Advance!
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Hello All:
I've been reading thread & must say I'm very impressed with the OP's R&D/Finished Design/Product nevertheless my ignorance forces me to ask a few questions: I have a 2015 JGC Summit does installation require any vehicle modification? After installation is front guard noticeable? I'm not kidding anyone with I'm going 2B Mr OffRoader, nonetheless, always up for replacing/Upgrading OE plastic underbody parts. Thus, is your product or UNEEK WK2 GRAND CHEROKEE BASH PLATE the best choice for my application? Thanks 2 All in Advance!
I think you may have issues with the Summit as the front lower bumper does not remove for offroad use, which might make fitment of either the Chief or Uneek Bash plate difficult.

I'll have a look at my mate's Summit and let you know.

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Fitment for Summit is confirmed according to Chief
http://www.chiefproducts.com.au/prod...te?tab=fitment
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