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Old 07-22-2014, 05:11 PM
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

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Bill, I have a question... Is the fascia the same for Overland and Summit once you are in the lower portion of the front clip? I know the Overland is supposed to be easily removed. I was curious if your lower section here would fit right up to the Summit front clip????

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Hi Exposed,

I haven't been able to get my hands on a Summit to check this yet. From my understanding the front fascia is very similar to that of the SRT, and it is not easily removable.

I just recently received an email from a customer with a similar question. He's relatively close, so I'm hoping he'll be willing to come down for us to examine his WK2. If I get a more definitive answer I'll be sure to post it here for everyone.

If anyone has a WK2 Summit and they're near Gold Coast, Australia let me know. I'd love to get your vehicle on a hoist so we can take a look.

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Old 07-23-2014, 09:18 PM
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Looks good Bill. Like the fact I can keep the airdam on with the guard behind.

Personally I don't see a need to change the way the lower airdam removes/installs. I have found it gets easier each time you remove it.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:26 PM
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Looks good Bill. Like the fact I can keep the airdam on with the guard behind.

Personally I don't see a need to change the way the lower airdam removes/installs. I have found it gets easier each time you remove it.
True it does get easier particularly if one puts a bit of lubricant on the tabs. However, I've taken mine on and off many times an wonder how many more times I can do it before the tabs break off or the tab slots rip through. The two long tabs at either end have already broken. Also two of the three tabs underneath with the quarter turn fasteners have torn through but that was more to do with battle damage.
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Just installed a pair of Chief Product's WK2 Recovery Points today on my 2014 Aussie GC Overland. Straightforward to remove the lower portion of the bumper, because I followed the instructions and advice from people on this forum. I wouldn't have had the confidence to attempt it otherwise.
The recovery points themselves were straightforward to install. The windscreen washer fluid bottle made the left hand side a little more difficult to tighten the rearward bolt, but other than that it was smooth. I highly recommend the very well built and packed Chief Products gear.
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:39 PM
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Here's a quick update for everyone.

Based on the first prototype we've made some tweaks to improve strength, ease-of-installation, approach angle and engine cooling as well as some visual tweaks. We've updated the engineering drawings and I expect to have the 2nd prototype in about a week or so.


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Old 08-17-2014, 12:33 AM
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WK2 Lower Front Guard

Looks spot on, is there any indicative pricing yet for these guards? Presumably it fits with the chief sump protector?
Tore up the factory plastic sump guard out in Gnangara yesterday
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

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The current Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2) is a luxury SUV that is surprisingly capable off-road, but if you're going to venture off-road, there are a few places that need additional protection.



Chief Products is doing our best to address these needs with our current line of products for the WK2.

WK2 Recovery Hook

WK2 Recovery Point

WK2 Sump Protection Plate



The WK2 Lower Front Guard is one of our latest products, and it's designed to protect the critical area at the lower front of the WK2. The lower Radiator Core, ACC Camera, Windshield Washer Bottle and Air Suspension Controller are all critical components that require protection off-road. We've designed the WK2 Lower Front Guard to sit behind the OEM air dam, so you can maintain OEM appearance on-road, while gaining full off-road protection for this area while off-road.



We don't have any pricing yet, but we've completed our first prototype and begun in the field testing. Depending on the results of our testing I expect release in the next 1-2 months.



In the meantime, I thought I'd provide some behind the scenes development information for the passionate WK2 owners of this forum. If you've got any questions, post them in this thread and I'll do my best to answer them.



Here are a few details:
  • It will come with an option for ACC Camera equipped WK2s.
  • We're not currently satisfied with the design of the ACC Camera Guard, so we'll be redesigning it to better protect the camera, while also not sticking out as far.
  • The WK2 Lower Front Guard will come in several pieces to reduce shipping costs and make installation easier.



I've included a few photos, but please keep in mind these are prototypes, not finished products.



Cheers,

Bill



WK2 Lower Front Guard - Prototype (no corner piece)





WK2 Lower Front Guard - Prototype (with corner piece)


Looks great
Can harley wait


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Looks spot on, is there any indicative pricing yet for these guards? Presumably it fits with the chief sump protector?
Tore up the factory plastic sump guard out in Gnangara yesterday
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Looks spot on, is there any indicative pricing yet for these guards? Presumably it fits with the chief sump protector?
Tore up the factory plastic sump guard out in Gnangara yesterday
Hey,

Thanks. No pricing yet, we still have a bit of development to do.

It will definitely fit with our Sump Protection Plate as well as our Recovery Hooks and soon to be released Nudge Bar.

I'm expecting completion of our 2nd prototype tomorrow. I'll post more info and photos for everyone sometime this week.

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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Any new photos or updates? I am really interested in picking one of these bad boys up!
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Seconded...


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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

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The current Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2) is a luxury SUV that is surprisingly capable off-road, but if you're going to venture off-road, there are a few places that need additional protection.

Chief Products is doing our best to address these needs with our current line of products for the WK2.
WK2 Recovery Hook
WK2 Recovery Point
WK2 Sump Protection Plate

The WK2 Lower Front Guard is one of our latest products, and it's designed to protect the critical area at the lower front of the WK2. The lower Radiator Core, ACC Camera, Windshield Washer Bottle and Air Suspension Controller are all critical components that require protection off-road. We've designed the WK2 Lower Front Guard to sit behind the OEM air dam, so you can maintain OEM appearance on-road, while gaining full off-road protection for this area while off-road.

We don't have any pricing yet, but we've completed our first prototype and begun in the field testing. Depending on the results of our testing I expect release in the next 1-2 months.

In the meantime, I thought I'd provide some behind the scenes development information for the passionate WK2 owners of this forum. If you've got any questions, post them in this thread and I'll do my best to answer them.

Here are a few details:
  • It will come with an option for ACC Camera equipped WK2s.
  • We're not currently satisfied with the design of the ACC Camera Guard, so we'll be redesigning it to better protect the camera, while also not sticking out as far.
  • The WK2 Lower Front Guard will come in several pieces to reduce shipping costs and make installation easier.

I've included a few photos, but please keep in mind these are prototypes, not finished products.

Cheers,
Bill

WK2 Lower Front Guard - Prototype (no corner piece)


WK2 Lower Front Guard - Prototype (with corner piece)
Any way to make the front sensor fit better vs the boxy add on? It just looks prime to catch on anything and everything if you were to really need the max approach angle.
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