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Old 11-25-2014, 05:19 AM
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

I would run tyres around 36 at least I am on 38, when measure drop u could flucuate 1cm easily based on fuel, ground u are parked on etc etc. a lot of cars can we out 5-10 from one side to the other. If u r worried through a spacer in.

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Old 11-25-2014, 05:54 AM
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hi Simon, sorry, which one is the sump plate ?..

I know the total weight added was aprox. 54 kilos as I had to ship the items from my office in Miami to my home address in Uruguay, I still think that by adding 15 kilos you should not really see a difference, I have been using my JGC oon the roads and off road and to me it performs as good as always.
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

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Hi Simon, sorry, which one is the sump plate ?..

I know the total weight added was aprox. 54 kilos as I had to ship the items from my office in Miami to my home address in Uruguay, I still think that by adding 15 kilos you should not really see a difference, I have been using my JGC oon the roads and off road and to me it performs as good as always.
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It's this:
http://www.chiefproducts.com.au/prod...otection-plate

I omitted to add that I also have 2 if these on the front, another 16kg.

http://www.chiefproducts.com.au/prod...ery-hook-front


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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hi Simon,

Understood, thanks, I dont have the piece you mentioned, what I got is the 3 showed here in the pic..and then I saw what Bill is offering and would be great as last time when I took down the lower fascia it leaves the front too exposed (radiator, etc.etc.).

I have used my Limited with 4 passengers (big, aprox. 90 kilos each)...and I never felt anything different or lack of response.

Here is what I purchased and installed, for everything it was aprox. 54 kilos.
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On the weekend I installed the Mopar underbody kit, to go with the Chief sump plate I already had on, and have noticed that the steering is perceptibly heavier now. Wife also noticed and isn't happy, as she drives it most...
I'm surprised that adding 60/70kg to the underbody has made such a difference, has anyone else noticed this on their GC after fitting that kit?


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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Last night I raised the tyre pressures to 38psi and filled the tank back up today. Lo and behold, the steering feels a little lighter again.

The front to rear rake also looks more like it did before the kit install. So it just looks like I will have to keep the fuel tank full in future


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Last night I raised the tyre pressures to 38psi and filled the tank back up today. Lo and behold, the steering feels a little lighter again.

The front to rear rake also looks more like it did before the kit install. So it just looks like I will have to keep the fuel tank full in future


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The higher tyre pressure thing is an old dealer's trick. Before giving a car back to a client they raise the tyre pressure. The client drives our of the yard and thinks, "Wow, the steering feels lighter and the car more lively. These guys are good. I'm coming back."
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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

I'm baffled by what Mopar calls protection and also why I see little from the USA. What front guard protection is available in the US? Anyone buy one from anywhere and what were the costs, shipping, etc...


Surely there has to be real sump and transmission protection available here stateside without paying 100's in shipping??
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Just started to read through this thread and the lower facia armor idea is an awesome idea.

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Also, are their any companies out there that produce an actual pre runner front bumper for the wk2? I have seen a few for the wk but nothing for the wk2.

I have seen the arb front bumper, but IMHO that thing is ugly as sin.

Something like this in would buy in a second.

http://cdn.jeepforum.com/forum/attac...st-jeepddd.jpg

This one is bad ass, but kinda impractical for living in ny.

http://www.protofab4x4.com/pics/zjfront5.jpg
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I'm baffled by what Mopar calls protection and also why I see little from the USA. What front guard protection is available in the US? Anyone buy one from anywhere and what were the costs, shipping, etc...


Surely there has to be real sump and transmission protection available here stateside without paying 100's in shipping??

Surely not - there is nothing stateside for a sump protection plate.


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... without paying 100's in shipping??
Welcome to the pain us Aussies feel daily!

I'm really surprised that no one over there has pressed something up. I often read reports of impressive DIY projects which leave me thinking that you all have an engineering grade workshop in your garage or basement.

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Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Well I've seen a few cars in the US with these on them:



Rocky road prerunner

Bill from Chief products is working on this lower air dam thing, and also an airdam replacement, which might be more along the lines of a prerunner type front bar.

And he was talking about getting distribution going in the US, don't know what is happening there. But with the USD getting stronger against our dollar, getting it shipped shouldn't be so bad.
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