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Why do that,if you like the overland front more with less chrome then the summit..there's your answer. Modding will only cost extra cash trying to get a summit to look more like an overland.
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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

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Why do that,if you like the overland front more with less chrome then the summit..there's your answer. Modding will only cost extra cash trying to get a summit to look more like an overland.
Because I like a lot of the extra features on the Summit.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:01 PM
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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

A lot of members seem to be painting chrome black. I rather like that approach.

I too am on the fence between an Overland and a Summit - the stereo and ORAII are the biggest pain points for me - I want both. I don't like the Summit rims, and there seems to be just as much chrome on the Summit front end as on the Overland, just differently styled.

If I went with the Summit, I would plastidip the rims flat black and then powder coat if I liked it. I would also consider painting a lot of the other chrome pieces in flat black. Flat black is sexy

It frustrates me that the summit will not support ORAII, though it seems the skid plates can be added, leaving just the tow hooks as the only missing piece.

Whats more important - tow hooks or an upgraded stereo and an interior color I prefer?

Today I'm leaning towards the stereo, but when she sinks into the mud, I'll be kicking myself for not having tow hooks.

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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

Get a trailhawk 2 in the fall. Off road capable and no chrome.
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I didn't see the trailhawk was officially announced yet. Hmmm.
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So went with the Summit, but won't put it through serious offloading for a few years, as the Wrangler is my short term choice. Will be swapping out wheels and adding a bunch of stuff to make it offload at that time, I would love to see a clean way of adding tow hooks now, though. It looks like the summit has solid black plastic covering the tow hook anchor points, while the rest of the front is honeycomb style, so it may be as simple as cutting out the solid black portions, which may still look polished....
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If you like the summit then get the vehicle you ultimately can live with..chrome or not
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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

I'm still battling this out. I switch between the Overland and the Summit what seems like every day.

I *know* I want to offroad in this truck. I also know most of the miles will be on road.

What do I lose by going to the Summit? Basically all the offroad goodies, but I can bolt almost all of them back on - 18" rims, skid plates. The only missing feature is the front recovery hooks.

How important are those hooks? It's hard to say, until you're stuck in the mud and you need to use them.

What do I lose by going with the Overland? Adaptive lighting (I don't care), HK Stereo , front park assist (don't care), Nutura leather (not sure I know the difference), Jeep Brown interior (boo!).

If I knew I could put the front recovery hooks on the Summit, that would be my choice. For now, I just don't know what I will do.
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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

I went with the Overland/ATG/ORA2. I actually like the Overland brown/frost interior better than any of the Summit choices.

Now JNAP just has to build it for me.

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To me, if you are going to offroad in the near future, Overland is the way to go. I don't plan on doing real offloading within the first several years of mine (my wrangler will take care of that need), so I went with the Summit. My hope is by the time I take it offroad, someone has a kit to make the tow hooks look OEM, otherwise I will just cut out the space when I make the vehicle offroad-worthy (along with new wheels, tow hooks, front winch, etc..,).

This gives me the road joy up front and I can push it to its limits when it starts getting 'old.' Of course this is easy for me, because i am about to make take our Wrangler from stock to offroad :-)
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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

I chose the Overland over the Summit, mainly because I could not get the interior I wanted in the Summit. That said, there are little differences that worked in favor and against my choice.

I preferred the look of the front fascia with the chrome tow hooks on the Overland over the Summit, which does not have the tow hooks. Will I ever need them? Probably not, but I thought they gave the Overland more of a "Jeep" look. Same with the rear of the vehicle. The exposed hitch receiver on the Overland actually added to its appeal for me rather than the cover that is on the Summit.

The radio is much better in the Summit and the front parking sensors would have been useful. I am neutral on the pseudo-suede headliner in the Summit. It looked and felt great, but I didn't think of it as something I would miss on an every day basis.

Personally, if the only decider between the two is the extra chrome on the Summit, I would buy the Overland rather than trying to paint or remove the chrome. Either way, you get a great vehicle but I wouldn't want to pay more for a car and then "downgrade" its appearance.
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I chose the Overland over the Summit, mainly because I could not get the interior I wanted in the Summit. That said, there are little differences that worked in favor and against my choice.

I preferred the look of the front fascia with the chrome tow hooks on the Overland over the Summit, which does not have the tow hooks. Will I ever need them? Probably not, but I thought they gave the Overland more of a "Jeep" look. Same with the rear of the vehicle. The exposed hitch receiver on the Overland actually added to its appeal for me rather than the cover that is on the Summit.

The radio is much better in the Summit and the front parking sensors would have been useful. I am neutral on the pseudo-suede headliner in the Summit. It looked and felt great, but I didn't think of it as something I would miss on an every day basis.

Personally, if the only decider between the two is the extra chrome on the Summit, I would buy the Overland rather than trying to paint or remove the chrome. Either way, you get a great vehicle but I wouldn't want to pay more for a car and then "downgrade" its appearance.
To me, I am def upset the summit didn't come with front row hooks, it is still a Jeep and it should come with them no matter what, even if they are hidden like the trailer hitch...
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