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Old 07-11-2014, 09:02 PM
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WK2 Transmission Off-Road Protection

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 Transmission Protection Plate is one of our latest products, and it's designed to protect the bottom of the WK2s transmission while off-road.

We don't have any pricing yet, but we have finalised the design and begun moving towards production. I expect release in about 1 month while we organise everything that goes into a great customer experience (product photos, installation instructions, packaging, etc.).

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.

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

Cheers,
Bill

WK2 Transmission Protection Plate - Prototype (top view)


WK2 Transmission Protection Plate - Prototype (side view)


WK2 Transmission - Unprotected (with full Mopar skid plates)


WK2 Transmission Protection Plate - Prototype (installed)


WK2 Transmission Protection Plate - Prototype (installed - close up)
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:10 PM
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Re: WK2 Transmission Off-Road Protection

Hey Guys,

Good News! We've got a final prototype of the WK2 Transmission Protection Plate and we'll be starting production very soon.

We still need to confirm fitment on MY14 WK2s before we prepare for product release, (installation instructions, packaging, full product information, website photos, etc.).

If you have a MY14 WK2 and you're willing to come to the Gold Coast for a test fitting, send me a PM or email me at, (support@chiefproducts.com.au).

I should have pricing information and a release date for everyone very soon.

Cheers,
Bill
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Mopar Rock Rails + Hayman Reese Tow Bar
Mopar 18" Off-Road Wheels + 275/65R18 Maxxis MT-762s
Chief Products - (2-Recovery Points (Flame Red) + Sump Protection Plate + Transmission Protection Plate + Latest Prototypes)
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:34 PM
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Re: WK2 Transmission Off-Road Protection

Hey Guys,

A quick update on our WK2 Transmission Protection Plate.

We had a test fitting last Friday. It's a good thing we did. The exhaust on the MY14 CRD interfered with the plate. We've already made the required updates and I expect an updated prototype from the fabricator in the next few days.

We also test fit the latest prototype of our WK2 Lower Front Guard with very good results. I'm posting more info about that product in another thread, (WK2 Lower Front Guard).

Cheers,
Bill

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Mineral Grey + Satin Black Trim + Black Interior
Mopar Rock Rails + Hayman Reese Tow Bar
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Chief Products - (2-Recovery Points (Flame Red) + Sump Protection Plate + Transmission Protection Plate + Latest Prototypes)
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:15 PM
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Re: WK2 Transmission Off-Road Protection

Hey Guys,

Our WK2 Transmission Protection Plate is ready to go! On Saturday, Nov 1 we had a test fitting and everything fit perfectly.

I'm sending it off for production this week, while we prepare everything for sale, (website, product photography, packaging, install instructions, etc.). I expect we'll be releasing pricing & taking orders in the next few days and shipping the product before the end of the month.

If you're curious check out our website. I'll be adding more information over the next week or so.

Cheers,
Bill

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Mopar Rock Rails + Hayman Reese Tow Bar
Mopar 18" Off-Road Wheels + 275/65R18 Maxxis MT-762s
Chief Products - (2-Recovery Points (Flame Red) + Sump Protection Plate + Transmission Protection Plate + Latest Prototypes)
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