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Old 07-08-2015, 09:00 AM
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Hey BobT, you didn't get a chrome one??

The guard looks best on the MY11-13.

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Old 07-08-2015, 09:00 PM
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What's doing with the wheel well felt liners?
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Old 07-08-2015, 11:06 PM
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Transmission and Sump plates arrived yesterday and mailman tried to deliver lower front guard today but nobody was home to sign for it so I will pick it up from the post office tomorrow on my way home from work. Now I just need to wait until after next week to have the time to get them installed along with a 9.5 winch in a new Rocky Road winch mount and bumper bar kit.

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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

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Transmission and Sump plates arrived yesterday and mailman tried to deliver lower front guard today but nobody was home to sign for it so I will pick it up from the post office tomorrow on my way home from work. Now I just need to wait until after next week to have the time to get them installed along with a 9.5 winch in a new Rocky Road winch mount and bumper bar kit.

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Can you please post a picture of the lower front guard on the RRO winch mount when you have it done. I have the mount but it is higher than the bar it replaces so wondering what the gap looks like with the guard installed.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:15 AM
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Can you please post a picture of the lower front guard on the RRO winch mount when you have it done. I have the mount but it is higher than the bar it replaces so wondering what the gap looks like with the guard installed.

Will do, mine is a '13 though so may be slightly different.


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Old 07-09-2015, 12:38 AM
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What's doing with the wheel well felt liners?
They can go two ways. Bill tucks them in behind the lower front guard and it certainly looks neater. I left them hanging out so as to stop mud being thrown in behind the guard. It looks ratty doesn't it... but then so do I. Maybe I'll trim them a bit.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:42 AM
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Transmission and Sump plates arrived yesterday and mailman tried to deliver lower front guard today but nobody was home to sign for it so I will pick it up from the post office tomorrow on my way home from work. Now I just need to wait until after next week to have the time to get them installed along with a 9.5 winch in a new Rocky Road winch mount and bumper bar kit.

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Mate, you've got a bit of work to do. Regarding the lower front guard, Bill is doing an update to the installation instructions so leave it to last to download them.

Not sure how much your American MY13 differs from my Export MY12. I have a black foam layer between the upper bumper member and the fascia. I pushed the two vertical steel tabs of the LFG up between the foam and the bumper member. The foam has two Christmas-tree fasteners to secure it. They were in the way of the tabs so I popped them out.
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:40 AM
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

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It looks ratty doesn't it... but then so do I. Maybe I'll trim them a bit.
I was more interested in whether the liners were retained somehow. There's a degree of risk that they could snag on the wheel, especially if reversing in snot.

A few beers staring at it should produce a suitable solution.

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I was more interested in whether the liners were retained somehow. There's a degree of risk that they could snag on the wheel, especially if reversing in snot.

A few beers staring at it should produce a suitable solution.

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It might be better to tuck them in those situations. There is the bolt and panel washer that hold the liner in at the bottom. Mine is attached to the Chief bash plate. Can't remember what it attached to originally, probably the OEM felt belly pan. But yes, beer always helps.
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When will your new 3mm LFG w/ oil drain access panel? Thank again for your time & feedback!
Our WK2 Sump Protection Plate with Access Panel for V8 WK2s is now available. I hope that helps!

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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hey Guys,

It's been awhile since I've had the time to jump onto the forums and make a post. The Chief team is growing and that seems to be helping. In fact, this weekend I might even have a bit of time to do some wrenching on the Chief WK2 that's just for fun.

I wanted to give everyone an update on the WK2 Lower Front Guard.

First and most importantly, the WK2 Lower Front Guard is in-stock and ready to be shipped. It took us almost a week to get all of the pre-orders shipped out, but we're now able to ship orders out on the same day.

Second, the Install Instructions have been updated and are now available for download from our website. A big thanks to BobT for his tips and notes during his install. We've installed the WK2 Lower Front Guard so many times, it's helpful to get input from someone that is doing it for the first time. He provided some great tips to make solo installation easier and pointed out a few things I had forgotten about the MY12 WK2.

It took us awhile but we also published a 'How To' article for removing & installing the lower front fascia, WK2 LOWER FRONT FASCIA (REMOVAL & INSTALLATION). Once you've done it a few times it's fairly easy, but we get calls regularly from WK2 owners who are attempting it for the first time and would like a bit of advice. Hopefully this helps. If you're interested, we've also made it available as a PDF Download.

I'm happy to announce that the WK2 Lower Front Guard is fully compatible with OEM Tow Hooks. It requires a very slight modification to the Tow Hook mounting bracket, but saves our North American customers from needing to remove their OEM hooks or replacing them with ours.

It took a bit of time but I'm really happy with the final result. We were able to get the fully installed weight all the way down to around 15kg. The design preserves as much approach angle as possible. In fact, on WK2s without the ACC Camera, the approach angle is practically the same as running with nothing installed. Making it all fit behind the lower front fascia was quite a challenge, there's not much room behind there. It fits so well now, that when we took photos of everything installed (including the lower front fascia) you couldn't even see the WK2 Lower Front Guard was installed. Finally we wanted to make sure it would be compatible with older WK2s, USA models with different bumpers as well as a collection of other products. In the end, we were able to deliver on all of those goals. If you get a chance I encourage you to check it out.

The latest photos are now up on our website, but I've also included a few here. We'll be organising an off-road trip towards the end of the month to take some more shots of the WK2 Lower Front Guard in action.

I think that's it for now. If you have any questions, just let me know.

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Available and looks fantastic! Can't wait to get all my Chief Products installed but has to just look pretty in box in the garage for another week waiting on a couple more items from here in the States for the full install.

Thanks for the great products Bill!


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