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Old 06-18-2015, 07:57 PM
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Front Grill Applique - Gloss Black???

So I was looking at my buddy's 15'Altitude and noticed that it had gloss black fascia on the bumper - specifically the Applique (All Mopar Parts | Shop Repair Parts Part #68143070AD). I went home and have been looking for the part # to order one to go on my Limited that I am blacking out. .

The local Jeep dealership was useless, JustForJeeps did not have an answer for me, and AllMoparParts (who have been fantastic and come through for me a ton) only had links to what seems like the matte/textured black ones found on the base Laredo and that matches the trim on Laredo/Limited models.

AllMoparParts replid to my inquiry about the gloss black with: "Both items are for a similarly equipped GC." in there response to me asking if they had the gloss black parts (Both referring to the gloss black step panel for the rear bumper I was looking for as well in the same inquiry). I ordered the parts anyway, but I am anticipating that they are going to not be what I was looking for - they should arrive early next week.

Now with all of that said, my eyes could be deceiving me on the color and comparison to the Applique on the Altitude vs. Laredo, but I figured I would ask here for some help/clarification (local dealership is out of Altitudes for me to check at - stopped by after work). I was wondering if anyone had a part number for the gloss black looking Applique on the front of the Altitude? I have found the gloss black step for the rear ($180 at the cheapest I found wtf...).

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Old 06-18-2015, 08:34 PM
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Re: Front Grill Applique - Gloss Black???

Hi crimson I to was interested in purchasing the gloss black lower appliqué for my 15 Overland. I checked with my friend who sells me all my parts at FallsMoparcity he looked it up and told me the price. You better be sitting down. It goes for around 660.00 so needless to say I ordered the black plastic pebbly one you mentioned. It really is hard to tell the difference especially when you put some Opti bond dressing on it. Plus it will stand up to the elements and constant sand blasting from the road better than the gloss black one will over time. Best part is the price around 55.00
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:52 PM
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Re: Front Grill Applique - Gloss Black???

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Hi crimson I to was interested in purchasing the gloss black lower appliqué for my 15 Overland. I checked with my friend who sells me all my parts at FallsMoparcity he looked it up and told me the price. You better be sitting down. It goes for around 660.00 so needless to say I ordered the black plastic pebbly one you mentioned. It really is hard to tell the difference especially when you put some Opti bond dressing on it. Plus it will stand up to the elements and constant sand blasting from the road better than the gloss black one will over time. Best part is the price around 55.00

Holy crap . It's crazy how much they charge for the gloss black parts on the Altitude. That coupled with $180 for a gloss black step panel for the rear bumper and that's a lot of cash. Think I'll stick with the $45.31 one that I ordered from AllMoparParts and call it a day.

On a side note - wondering if you could vinyl wrap it...? I know it would get a lot of abuse just based on location. Just a thought.
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Re: Front Grill Applique - Gloss Black???

Yea I thought he was looking at the wrong part when he told me that price. No way was I paying that. You will be happy with the plastic one. Here's a pic of it on my Overland.


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Old 06-19-2015, 07:53 AM
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Re: Front Grill Applique - Gloss Black???

Looks really good! For the $600 saved I'll go the route you did for sure
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Re: Front Grill Applique - Gloss Black???

Thanks Crimson yea you won't be disappointed in the look. I would suggest removing the front fascia though to install it. Will save you a lot of time and frustration. It's not the easiest thing to swap with fascia on vehicle. Plus if you plan on swapping out the grill rings and fog light bezels you can do everything in one shot and be done.
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Re: Front Grill Applique - Gloss Black???

Crimson I also have an OEM gloss black JEEP hood logo for sale if you are interested.
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Re: Front Grill Applique - Gloss Black???

Thanks for the offer but I got most of the blacked out parts I need right now. Just picking out new wheels and it should be all set!
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Re: Front Grill Applique - Gloss Black???

Both parts arrived 2 days ago - had a long mix up with FedEx and they ended up somehow losing the 4ft package that the front applique and back step pad came in.

Regardless, both parts are in now and look they look good. Step Pad was $33.96 and Front Applique was $45.31 from AllMoparParts.com which is hard to beat (esp comparing it to the $600 gloss black applique and $180 back step pad). Going to pop both parts on next week-end I think and plan on following suit and tossing some rubber/vinyl protector on them as well. I ordered some black tow hooks a few days ago from the local Jeep dealership (Thanks Jeep for the $150 Mopar Gift Card!) and they should be in this week. Will make it easier to pop the front off just once and get everything done in a single shot.

Just for the hell of it, I may pop down to the local shop I use and see the cost to prep and paint both pieces gloss black. I know some people debate painting the plastic pieces, but others here have reportedly done it with no issues. Can't hurt to ask
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Re: Front Grill Applique - Gloss Black???

Glad to see you received your parts crimson the front appliqué does not look so bad right once mounted you will not even notice it's not glossy. And if it ever gets beaten up enough by road debris and such just replace with another one. Let me know how you make out with the rear step pad. As I'am thinking of doing mine but unsure of what's involved with the installation. Do not feel like removing rear bumper just to swap that out. Oh and don't forget to have the plastic rivets for fender liner on hand before removing front fascia the factory ones are not reusable. Also be careful when pulling the fender flare off of the front fascia if you pull to hard and far it will break the clips securing it to the fender itself. Ask me how I know so be gentle. Best to have someone on hand to help you with removal as the fascia is big and awkward. Well good luck with install post pics when finished.
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Glad to see you received your parts crimson the front appliqué does not look so bad right once mounted you will not even notice it's not glossy. And if it ever gets beaten up enough by road debris and such just replace with another one. Let me know how you make out with the rear step pad. As I'am thinking of doing mine but unsure of what's involved with the installation. Do not feel like removing rear bumper just to swap that out. Oh and don't forget to have the plastic rivets for fender liner on hand before removing front fascia the factory ones are not reusable. Also be careful when pulling the fender flare off of the front fascia if you pull to hard and far it will break the clips securing it to the fender itself. Ask me how I know so be gentle. Best to have someone on hand to help you with removal as the fascia is big and awkward. Well good luck with install post pics when finished.
Popped the front end off 2x so far and it wasn't too bad. Had to pop in some of the gloss black parts. Got a cheap rivet gun from Harbor Freight and some really cheap rivets from EBay that were a fraction of the OEM ones (think like $6 for 25 of them). Holding on just as sturdy and work fantastic.

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Here was a thread I was going back and forth on with alber/t. He was able to pop the rear step pad off with just his fingers and some pry tools. Doesn't look to be to daunting of a task.
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Re: Front Grill Applique - Gloss Black???

Hey Guys,
Does anyone have step by step plan to remove the lower front chrome appliqué. Am replacing to black for...guess what...a complete blackout.
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