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Re: 2014 Overland test drive. Review and pics of Granite exterior. Amazing!!!

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I have a 2011 in Dark Charcoal Pearl. The Granite in your pics sure looks like the same color. Was the name just changed or is it really different than DCP?
From seeing granite in person I do believe it is a different color. Dark charcoal I always remembered as being almost black in some lighting conditions. Granite does not seem to do that. Everytime I have seen the color in person it always had that grayish look to it. Dark charcoal is nice, but I avoided that color because it was soooo dark in some conditions. I would without a doubt get granite as it did not have that same "almost black" effect charcoal did. Granite is awesome!!

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Anyone care to comment on how the granite looks in person? How it looks in sunlight vs cloudy day? If the photos accurately depict it? Thanks!
I took the photos and they are pretty accurate. It was evening time and cloudy when I took those pics. I believe that granite does not have that very dark, almost black look to it. It always just looked gray. It was just perfect I thought.

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Good luck to anyone who needs to replace a light cluster because one/some of the LEDs died or malfunctioned. Anyone that thinks these things last forever only need to look at the aforementioned 90s Cadillac or other vehicle with LEDs that don't work and it looks like crap.

Can't really run down to the local Pep Boys/etc for a $2 bulb anymore with LED arrays everywhere.
Ehh, first off LED's have come a LONG way since those junk ones you have seen on old Cadillacs. I betyou have not seen a more modern car that has had a single LED tail light bulb burned out. You don't need to run down to your local pep boys to replace lights like you used to ;-)
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Re: 2014 Overland test drive. Review and pics of Granite exterior. Amazing!!!

Great color... too bad they made the Front end look like the Compass and the back end look like the Durango.

I had an '11 Limited and was ready to get the '14 but when I saw it I thought one of the best features of the back was lost when they redesigned the tail lights so I ended up getting 6K off a '13 Trailhawk instead.
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Re: 2014 Overland test drive. Review and pics of Granite exterior. Amazing!!!

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Ehh, first off LED's have come a LONG way since those junk ones you have seen on old Cadillacs. I betyou have not seen a more modern car that has had a single LED tail light bulb burned out. You don't need to run down to your local pep boys to replace lights like you used to ;-)
Yeah ok, lets talk about that again in 10 years.

Fact is:

They don't last forever. (And I have seen defective clusters on Audi and other cars here in Los Angeles not to mention CHMSL's with dead LED elements almost every day)

There are no standards regarding housings, boards, etc so each light cluster is unique to each model, hindering repair/replacement, especially the home or shade tree mechanic.

They are expensive to replace when they die/malfunction.

Restoring these vehicles down the road or out of warranty is going to be a giant pain in the ass due to the above.

I have a 40 year old Lincoln in addition to several other vehicles that is one of my toys. I can go into any part store in this country and buy replacement parts for it.....cheap....for obvious reasons. Parts are ubiquitous and not proprietary.

The point I am trying to make here is that LEDS are cool and awesome and the shiny new object that everyone loves, but in reality it's disposable tech that is meant to obsolete the vehicle or part when (not if) it fails. You can't just drop in some $2 part.


EDIT: For the record, I am not anti LED...I've got a couple thousand worth of LED lights at home on/in my house (standard fittings) and also a bunch of Rigid LED units, along with recently converting my 2012 Wrangler to TruckLite LED headlights (which are awesome - and also based on a standardized headlight size making replacement easy/inexpensive)

What I am concerned with is the wild wild west lack of standards for LED lighting in the automotive world (vs regular incandescent bulbs/housings) which in the end is only going to cost us, the consumer, more money to replace vs. a drop in, easy to source part.
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Re: 2014 Overland test drive. Review and pics of Granite exterior. Amazing!!!

Love the color! Pretty sure that's the one I'll go with.
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Re: 2014 Overland test drive. Review and pics of Granite exterior. Amazing!!!

I'm a convert. A few weeks ago, I checked out the Granite Crystal on a 2013 Challenger - I was certain I hated the color, and was then planning to go with Max Steel. - Until I saw the Granite on GC Overland, and bought the car on the spot.

A benefit, for me at least, is that the granite mutes the chrome a bit, compared to the more colorful paint. Too much chrome on these cars for my tastes.

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I'm a convert. A few weeks ago, I checked out the Granite Crystal on a 2013 Challenger - I was certain I hated the color, and was then planning to go with Max Steel. - Until I saw the Granite on GC Overland, and bought the car on the spot.

A benefit, for me at least, is that the granite mutes the chrome a bit, compared to the more colorful paint. Too much chrome on these cars for my tastes.

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Do you know if the door handles and the mirror cap are just caps or are they integral parts of those components.

For the gmt 900 chevy trucks, all those parts were easy swaps since they were just caps (the door handles i forget but were cheap enough to get on ebay oem)...from the images I can see the side mirrors just having chrome caps but the door handles look to be full on chrome and probably expensive to get from a laredo!
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Door handles look pretty much integrated. Not sure about mirrors. I'm thinking about plasti-dipping my mirrors. Tow hooks too. Probably leave the rest.

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Do you know if the door handles and the mirror cap are just caps or are they integral parts of those components.

For the gmt 900 chevy trucks, all those parts were easy swaps since they were just caps (the door handles i forget but were cheap enough to get on ebay oem)...from the images I can see the side mirrors just having chrome caps but the door handles look to be full on chrome and probably expensive to get from a laredo!
The mirror covers are just caps. The door handles are the entire handle. You can't buy Laredo mirror caps though, you have to buy the entire mirror assembly. Chrome mirror caps can be purchased as stand alone itme though.
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Granite courtesy of "Fifty Shades of Black" by Chrysler.
LOL.

Saw one today at my dealer - really dark - looked ok when it was sparkling clean - but, I got a feeling with just a little dust it's going to look plain.

Why they don't offer a mid gray/silver in the Summit is beyond me.
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I will be changing my bulbs with these:3157 CAN Bus LED Bulb - Dual Intensity 26 SMD LED Tower | LED Brake Light, Turn Light and Tail Light Bulbs | LED Car Bulbs | Super Bright LEDs
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