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The WK2 Pre-Runner will definitely be ACC compatible.
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

My air dam is in such poor condition that with the lower front guard installed, I've taken to leaving the air dam off all the time. Besides, it looks cool. However, I now realise that those two plastic tabs that stick down off the air dam, are not just cosmetic. Without the air dam, hitting puddles even at moderate speed, results in water and other contents of the puddle, spraying up all over the windscreen and car. I'm thinking of making up a pair of more or less sacrificial rubber flaps to hang down in front of the wheels. I'll post picks if I come up with something that doesn't look entirely stupid.
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

My first post! Sorry it's a bit long. I'm embarking on a project to make my 2014 WK2 Summit off-road capable. I'm thankful to a lot of you for such great details on the forum--it has been very helpful for my planning. I'm still trying to sort out though what to put on the front end.

Bill, the last posts on this thread (and on the Chief Prerunner thread) are over 1.5 years old, so can you tell us how close you may be to getting a "prerunner" to market?

Here is my big ask to the forum: Does anyone have pics of a Summit ('14-16, I guess) with the Chief lower front guard attached?

I'm trying to figure out my options of dealing with the lower front fascia [of a Summit]. I like what forum members Jeff and Zybane have done with a RRO prerunner and custom cut pieces of the lower fascia just on the left and right ends to cover the compressor and wiper fluid reservoir as well as to keep the wheel liners in order (see their photos I'm reposting here--if I get the attachments to work).

That said, I really like the Chief nudge bar with a 20" LED. Plus I like the Chief lower guard ACC protection (and would prefer not having to make a cutout in the RRO prerunner for the ACC) so I'm trying to figure out how it would all look and if I could put some of the lower fascia ends back on at all or not. I'm wondering, for example, could I leave off the Chief corner guards and still be able to put a bit of the lower fascia on like these guys did with their RROs--or would the Chief chassis mounting bracket stick out too far to do so anyway?

My dream is that having the full lower guard with the lower fascia permanently removed doesn't look so funny, but I can't find pics of this anywhere. That would be the simplest solution, at least! So PLEASE send pics if you got 'em!!

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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Ryan,
You don't need to be too precious about the looks. If it works well it will look good and believe me, the lower front guard works well. I took the air dam off to install the lower front guard, never put it back and never will. I go everywhere just like that and never have to give a second thought to pulling junk off to go off road. If looks is your thing (it's not mine), I can tell you with the two humongous recovery hooks, it is an off-roader head turner.
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

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My first post! Sorry it's a bit long. I'm embarking on a project to make my 2014 WK2 Summit off-road capable. I'm thankful to a lot of you for such great details on the forum--it has been very helpful for my planning. I'm still trying to sort out though what to put on the front end.

Bill, the last posts on this thread (and on the Chief Prerunner thread) are over 1.5 years old, so can you tell us how close you may be to getting a "prerunner" to market?

Here is my big ask to the forum: Does anyone have pics of a Summit ('14-16, I guess) with the Chief lower front guard attached?

I'm trying to figure out my options of dealing with the lower front fascia [of a Summit]. I like what forum members Jeff and Zybane have done with a RRO prerunner and custom cut pieces of the lower fascia just on the left and right ends to cover the compressor and wiper fluid reservoir as well as to keep the wheel liners in order (see their photos I'm reposting here--if I get the attachments to work).

That said, I really like the Chief nudge bar with a 20" LED. Plus I like the Chief lower guard ACC protection (and would prefer not having to make a cutout in the RRO prerunner for the ACC) so I'm trying to figure out how it would all look and if I could put some of the lower fascia ends back on at all or not. I'm wondering, for example, could I leave off the Chief corner guards and still be able to put a bit of the lower fascia on like these guys did with their RROs--or would the Chief chassis mounting bracket stick out too far to do so anyway?

My dream is that having the full lower guard with the lower fascia permanently removed doesn't look so funny, but I can't find pics of this anywhere. That would be the simplest solution, at least! So PLEASE send pics if you got 'em!!

-Ryan
Is the lower air dam on a Summit removable?
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Is the lower air dam on a Summit removable?
Oh, sorry, I forgot you had a Summit. I don't know about summits. Send Bill an email here info@chiefproducts.com.au
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hi Bob, yeah, I get your point. The odds are high though that I'll have to sell it in a few years, so I want to try to keep it as aesthetically pleasing as possible. Seeing the others' solution with the RRO (photo actually attached this time), I know I can go that route at least. Thanks for Bill's e-mail. Hopefully he'll have some pics and/or advice for my corner idea with the Summit.

If anyone else has pics of the Chief lower guard on a Summit, please do send them.

@Governor, the air dam is removable (though I haven't actually tried to yet) on the Summit but apparently a real pain--Jeep didn't design it to be taken on and off for off-roading like other trims. What Jeff and Zybane did is cut out the very ends of it (also cutting off part of the bottom) and re-attached that to fill in the gap between the RRO prerunner and the molded piece of the bumper that extends down near the tires. I assume that also helps the aerodynamics for on-road speeds better than having that molded plastic piece hang down on its own if one had the full Chief lower guard with corner pieces attached. That's why I want to see someone's photos to see the spacing and positioning.
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

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My first post! Sorry it's a bit long. I'm embarking on a project to make my 2014 WK2 Summit off-road capable. I'm thankful to a lot of you for such great details on the forum--it has been very helpful for my planning. I'm still trying to sort out though what to put on the front end.

Bill, the last posts on this thread (and on the Chief Prerunner thread) are over 1.5 years old, so can you tell us how close you may be to getting a "prerunner" to market?

Here is my big ask to the forum: Does anyone have pics of a Summit ('14-16, I guess) with the Chief lower front guard attached?

I'm trying to figure out my options of dealing with the lower front fascia [of a Summit]. I like what forum members Jeff and Zybane have done with a RRO prerunner and custom cut pieces of the lower fascia just on the left and right ends to cover the compressor and wiper fluid reservoir as well as to keep the wheel liners in order (see their photos I'm reposting here--if I get the attachments to work).

That said, I really like the Chief nudge bar with a 20" LED. Plus I like the Chief lower guard ACC protection (and would prefer not having to make a cutout in the RRO prerunner for the ACC) so I'm trying to figure out how it would all look and if I could put some of the lower fascia ends back on at all or not. I'm wondering, for example, could I leave off the Chief corner guards and still be able to put a bit of the lower fascia on like these guys did with their RROs--or would the Chief chassis mounting bracket stick out too far to do so anyway?

My dream is that having the full lower guard with the lower fascia permanently removed doesn't look so funny, but I can't find pics of this anywhere. That would be the simplest solution, at least! So PLEASE send pics if you got 'em!!

-Ryan
Hi Ryan,

Just a quick post to let you know I've got some photos and answers for you! We've had several Summit owners do just what you're looking to accomplish. I'll post photos and info soon.

Ive been out of the office with my team since last Friday shooting photos for our upcoming product catalog, and now we're all up at the warehouse assembling and boxing products from our latest shipment. I'll try to make a post at the end of the week.

Cheers,
Bill
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hi Bill,

You just made my week! That's exciting to hear on all fronts. If it works out then I'll be looking for a good freight forwarder to ship from Sydney to Dubai, in case anyone wants to refer one (as I also want to get Uneek rock sliders and Rhino Rack roof gear).

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Hi Bill,

You just made my week! That's exciting to hear on all fronts. If it works out then I'll be looking for a good freight forwarder to ship from Sydney to Dubai, in case anyone wants to refer one (as I also want to get Uneek rock sliders and Rhino Rack roof gear).

Cheers,
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

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My first post! Sorry it's a bit long. I'm embarking on a project to make my 2014 WK2 Summit off-road capable. I'm thankful to a lot of you for such great details on the forum--it has been very helpful for my planning. I'm still trying to sort out though what to put on the front end.

Bill, the last posts on this thread (and on the Chief Prerunner thread) are over 1.5 years old, so can you tell us how close you may be to getting a "prerunner" to market?

Here is my big ask to the forum: Does anyone have pics of a Summit ('14-16, I guess) with the Chief lower front guard attached?

I'm trying to figure out my options of dealing with the lower front fascia [of a Summit]. I like what forum members Jeff and Zybane have done with a RRO prerunner and custom cut pieces of the lower fascia just on the left and right ends to cover the compressor and wiper fluid reservoir as well as to keep the wheel liners in order (see their photos I'm reposting here--if I get the attachments to work).

That said, I really like the Chief nudge bar with a 20" LED. Plus I like the Chief lower guard ACC protection (and would prefer not having to make a cutout in the RRO prerunner for the ACC) so I'm trying to figure out how it would all look and if I could put some of the lower fascia ends back on at all or not. I'm wondering, for example, could I leave off the Chief corner guards and still be able to put a bit of the lower fascia on like these guys did with their RROs--or would the Chief chassis mounting bracket stick out too far to do so anyway?

My dream is that having the full lower guard with the lower fascia permanently removed doesn't look so funny, but I can't find pics of this anywhere. That would be the simplest solution, at least! So PLEASE send pics if you got 'em!!

-Ryan
Hi Ryan,

It sounds like you've got some epic plans for your 2014 WK2 Summit!

We've actually had several Summit customers remove their lower front fascia and install our WK2 Lower Front Guard. Here are a few photos.







A few notes/comments:
  1. If you want to alter the lower front fascia, you should be able to install the corner portions of the lower front fascia over the Corner Guards of the WK2 Lower Front Guard. I can't be 100% sure, but from memory the fitment issue with the Summit lower front fascia is in the middle. In fact, it may only interfere with the ACC Camera Guard. I'm sure if you were motivated you could use a dremel tool to cut out any interfering parts and get the majority of the lower front fascia to fit back on the car with the WK2 Lower Front Guard installed.
  2. The RRO solution doesn't provide protection for the ACC Camera, Windshield Washer Bottle or Air Suspension Controller.
  3. Some have discussed cutting the lower front fascia so it covers the top area above the WK2 Lower Front Guard, but I haven't had anyone report back with results or photos. The easiest solution for this area (if you wanted a winch) would be installation of the WK2 Hidden Winch Mount.
  4. As you know, the lower front fascia on the Summit is different, and much harder to remove/replace. The one positive with the Summit lower front fascia is that it has no tabs on the lower edge, so it has a much cleaner look when removed.

I hope that helps! If there's anything else you need, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Cheers,
Bill

P.S. One last thing that might make your week. We have a Distributor in Dubai. Send me an email and I'll forward you their contact details, or alternatively you can jump onto the LOCATIONS page of our website, (https://www.chiefproducts.com.au/apps/locations/). They may even have the items you're looking for in stock!
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