Originally Posted by robouk
Hi is it difficult to replace?
It's not too hard to replace. You need to take the front bumper off to get to it. I did encounter a few plastic tabs on the chrome applique that were a bit stubborn. Just make sure you place the bumper somewhere safe while you remove it. I had mine on a few towels on the ground as I worked on it. Have done this 2x before but I guess there was a rock under one of the towels. Left a spider web crack in the paint/clear coat. I did a fairly poor job covering it up, so probably going to the shop to touch it up at some point.
5RG10TZZAA is the part number for the Altitude piece. The dealer quoted me $700 for it a few days ago (I was in there and just asked for kicks). This was spot on and consistent with a few other posts about this piece as well. JustforJeeps and a few other online sites (WK2 Paintable Fascia Grill Surround (Altitude) #5RG10TZZAA
) have it for ~$500 which is utterly absurd when you consider the chrome one cost half of that and the Laredo one is like $50.
My 15' Limited only has 9k miles on it at this point. When I took the chrome piece off, it already had quite a few dings/chips in it from rocks. Made me kind of question the long term reliability of that piece (or a gloss black piece) over the years I plan to keep the car. Also why PlastiDip and probably Vinyl wrap are not good solutions. Very happy right now with the Laredo model in the front.