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Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

To the people that keep saying the High Altitude has "black chrome" that isn't the case. On page 1 Milous has it listed as "Dark Trivalent Chrome" for reference this is what it looks like under different lighting.ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1439090923.070789.jpg

So at least to me it seems that the chrome looks bright in certain angles of light while at night it will look much darker.


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Old 08-09-2015, 08:27 AM
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Just found these pictures on Autotrader! The HA looks great! A lot more pictures are starting to show up online..
Can someone please give that dealer some tyre shine! I can't stand gloss black rims with dusty / dull rubber.

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They really screwed the pooch with the HA coulda really been nice but it's ugly and looks mix matched and halfassed

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Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

Lol at some of the comments. Doesn't the srt8 have chrome window trim? Why would this be different. The finish is "black chrome" whatever they want to call it, look at the pics on page 20. I think it's sporty yet still classy looking that way, I'm not seeing the mix match. Black paint on all that trim would look good, but cheeper looking. And the HA is only a few bucks more then the overland. I wouldn't expect a completely redesigned package at that price point.
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:01 AM
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Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

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I like it although I think the interior wood trim should be glossy black, not dark brownish-burgandy in color. They need to fix that for 2016 High Altitudes. I'm not sure the "black chrome" is dark enough. It looks gray in the pictures.
It appears glossy black to me. Where are you seeing the duller brown wood?

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They need better decision making people. I mean, mix black chrome with bright chrome, oh and let's make all the badges and wheels black. I was expecting the black chrome to be darker, match the black accents better. If I get this I will be swapping the black chrome/bright chrome parts with black ones and what can't be swapped, I'll have it painted or wrapped. They were that close to getting it right. Maybe the 2016 one will be revised...
Obviously it's your vehicle to do what you want, but I have seen some guys black out the chrome bumper trim pieces and IMO it does not look good, especially the rear bumper. I personally feel the black chrome is the perfect trade off between tacky, and too much chrome.

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To the people that keep saying the High Altitude has "black chrome" that isn't the case. On page 1 Milous has it listed as "Dark Trivalent Chrome" for reference this is what it looks like under different lighting
All that term is is just fancy way of saying "black chrome". You can call it what you want, but black chrome, trivalent chrome...same thing. I personally love the look.


For whatever reason guys are all still bent out of shape on the chrome window trim. Same as the regular Altitude or the SRT and people seem to love those. If it bothers them that much have it painted or wrapped...or start your own car company and produce a car yourself lol. I can sort of see where people are complaining about the mix of gloss black, black chrome, and bright chrome, but either way I think it will look good. SRT does the same thing. Some have black badges with the black chrome Goliath or spider monkey wheels. People will warm up to this model ;-)
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Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

I am not a metals or plating guy but I was curious about the "trivalent" and this is what I found. These guys are good sized OEM suppliers. No idea if they supply FCA but my point is "trivalent" is a greener chrome plating process apparently. FWIW, the bad hexavalent chromium was the stuff in the Erin Brockovich movie.

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Trivalent Chromium Technology
In most chrome plating baths the ions suspended in solution are hexavalent (Cr+6). Our new “green” trivalent chrome plating bath uses trivalent (Cr+3) ions for metal deposition. Hexavalent chromium is a known carcinogen which poses health risks to those who use this material in chrome plating. Hexavalent chrome also has environmental challenges that must be addressed by those who plate using this process.

New “green” trivalent chromium eliminates the health and environmental concerns associated with hexavalent chrome plating. In addition, trivalent chrome plating has better “throwing power”, allowing for more uniform deposit thicknesses on your product. Trivalent chrome does a better job of depositing metal in recessed areas and is less inclined to plate excessively thick deposits in high current density areas. Our new “green” trivalent chrome baths are setup to provide both bright “mirror” finishes and the new attractive dark color chromes.
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Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

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Lol at some of the comments. Doesn't the srt8 have chrome window trim? Why would this be different.
Because every other piece of "metal" on the Jeep is finished in something other than plain chrome, aside from the lug nuts and roof rails. ????

And almost every SRT I've seen that was altered to have the black trim pieces, also included the painting or vinyl wrapping of said window trim to match.

A little color and finish continuity could have gone a long way.
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It appears glossy black to me. Where are you seeing the duller brown wood?
Post #291 last picture, here's a copy: Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

It's glossy but not black. It looks like the same brown walnut wood that's in the black interior on the Overland.

They should make it pure glossy black with a little wood grain is what I think, like the 2012 Overland Summit has or similar to that.
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Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

I have to say... I like it!! Might give my new Overland to my wife and get a HA!
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Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

Here's another picture of that brilliant black High Altitude.
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Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

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Because every other piece of "metal" on the Jeep is finished in something other than plain chrome, aside from the lug nuts and roof rails. ????

And almost every SRT I've seen that was altered to have the black trim pieces, also included the painting or vinyl wrapping of said window trim to match.

A little color and finish continuity could have gone a long way.
Factory SRT "black out" w/ Chrome window trim. I'll take just the window trim over the loads of chrome on the rest of the lineup. The HA is the best looking of all besides the SRT. Again just my opinion, but I'm not that anal about the Jeep. It's a Jeep, not a show car. But I'll wrap the trim if I get bored.
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Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

Still looking for a complete set of Granite HA photos.
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Still looking for a complete set of Granite HA photos.

If no one gets any good ones today I might be able to personally take some tomorrow. I might be taking my Summit in for its first complimentary oil change and if I do I will be going to one of the local Jeep dealers that has 19 HA's in stock. I will get you high quality pics tomorrow if I end up going.
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