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Old 08-09-2015, 09:46 AM
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Re: Back from a 4x4 trip in snow

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So how difficult to remove and reattach the lower facia, since you have done it a few times and do you have the QL suspension?
Hi Turbozcs,
First time its kind of tricky...but nowadays after a few times it doesnt take me more than 4-5 minutes either to remove or to install. What would be nice would be to be able to remove the lower BACK fascia, that is not easily removable and gets damaged often, when going thru deep water, or mud, or whatever it basically works like a huge shovel and the lower plastic doesnt resist, i had to fix it a few times and still looking for a way to take it out for offroads trips and then install when back in town.
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Re: Back from a 4x4 trip in snow

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Hi Turbozcs,
First time its kind of tricky...but nowadays after a few times it doesnt take me more than 4-5 minutes either to remove or to install. What would be nice would be to be able to remove the lower BACK fascia, that is not easily removable and gets damaged often, when going thru deep water, or mud, or whatever it basically works like a huge shovel and the lower plastic doesnt resist, i had to fix it a few times and still looking for a way to take it out for offroads trips and then install when back in town.
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From the 2nd post in this thread: Remove Front Valence for Better Approach Angle?

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Owners Manual Starting and Operating section.

"OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS

NOTE: Prior to off-road driving, remove the front air
dam to prevent damage. The front air dam is attached to
the lower front fascia with seven quarter turn fasteners
and can be removed by hand. The front license plate
bracket must be removed first if equipped."
There are some other tips in the 6-7 replies in that thread.

I have not done this before, but need to. The very next post in that thread mentions hearing that if you remove the fascia and then drive at highway speeds, the air from the high speeds can rip the exposed liner. Is that a fact, or just hearsay?
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:54 AM
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From the 2nd post in this thread: Remove Front Valence for Better Approach Angle?



There are some other tips in the 6-7 replies in that thread.

I have not done this before, but need to. The very next post in that thread mentions hearing that if you remove the fascia and then drive at highway speeds, the air from the high speeds can rip the exposed liner. Is that a fact, or just hearsay?
Hi again, i've driven without the front lower fascia more than 1200 kms, speeds of 150-160 kms p/hour, that is 100 miles per hour and never had a problem with liner or anything else.....then again maybe it was only me, but to me the speed or wind/air was never a problem.
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Re: Back from a 4x4 trip in snow

Great to know, thanks Victor. I suppose when I remove mine for the first time, I can eyeball things to check what might be vulnerable to wind and water. Thanks again.
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Great to know, thanks Victor. I suppose when I remove mine for the first time, I can eyeball things to check what might be vulnerable to wind and water. Thanks again.
I know this doesn't apply to non-summit owners but I can tell you from experience that if you remove the lower front fascia on the summit and drive at highway speeds, the wheel liners will definitely rip. I just wanted to put that out there in case any summit owners were wondering...
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Re: Back from a 4x4 trip in snow

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Hi Turbozcs,
First time its kind of tricky...but nowadays after a few times it doesnt take me more than 4-5 minutes either to remove or to install. What would be nice would be to be able to remove the lower BACK fascia, that is not easily removable and gets damaged often, when going thru deep water, or mud, or whatever it basically works like a huge shovel and the lower plastic doesnt resist, i had to fix it a few times and still looking for a way to take it out for offroads trips and then install when back in town.
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I believe that Chief Products are working on a solution or at least have plans to work on a solution for the rear bumper...
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I believe that Chief Products are working on a solution or at least have plans to work on a solution for the rear bumper...
Great news, would be very interested in it, I think Jeep should have a solution the same way we can remove the lower fascia to be able to remove the rear lower bumper, of not almost certainly you end up damaging that part.
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Re: Back from a 4x4 trip in snow

Great post! I just took my Summit offroading the other day and came away pretty well, largely because of the Off-road II mode on the air suspension. Does your jeep have that or did you do all of this on stock ride height?

Also great to know that the front valance can be removed fairly easily. This has been a great post....
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Great post! I just took my Summit offroading the other day and came away pretty well, largely because of the Off-road II mode on the air suspension. Does your jeep have that or did you do all of this on stock ride height?

Also great to know that the front valance can be removed fairly easily. This has been a great post....
Hi Kegs, I also have the Off Road mode II.
As far as the front fascia, its in the manual, first time its kind of hard, after a few times it takes less than 2 minutes to take out or to replace when you get back.
Now the question is...you went offroading right ?..so when do we see the pics ?..like they say : if we dont see it it never happened..
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Re: Back from a 4x4 trip in snow

I don't have all of the pics and vids you have, just went up with my GF and her kids. These photos don't do the terrain much justice, and I did admittedly take it easy. Truck only has 3k miles. But DAMN capable offroad. I feel like it can do 85% of what a Wrangler can do while being a hell of a lot more luxurious.
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