How is the noise level on the inside with the cords? I agree, that exhaust looks pretty awesome. In my teens I had the loud exhaust on trucks and I'm kinda over the interior drone that they provide.
How would the base chrome SRT rims look on a summit?
Virtually no drone. I am very sensitive to it so if it doesn't bother it won't bother anyone. Corsa is the only one with a patent on drone-cancelling technology. You get a small amount when MDS kicks in but it disappears. At cruise it is silent. It's a real sleeper. Civil and cruise but when you start it up, EVERYONE cocks their head and when you get on it, their heads snap! It's funny they are looking for the Vette, Camaro, Mustang and they finally realize it's a Jeep. Pretty funny every time it happens.
The base SRT rims are a "polish" which is the same as Summit so kind of a satin look. Not sure how they would look, probably pretty good. I am going to eventually "murder" my summit to get rid of the chrome and will probably go with a carbon, black chrome rim but have to chill for a while on expenses since I have already tinkered with it and the wife doesn't understand spending $48k and THEN replacing things
The H/K system as an option on the overland would be my preferred way to get exactly what I want. Summit exterior has too much chrome. I can handle most of it. But the rear end with the chrome strip at the bottom with those goofy tailpipes just don't do it for me.
When I first saw the 2014 Summit, I knew the 2012 Overland was history. For one, the tailpipe tips just give the Summit a more upscale luxury look than the Overland. Which is what Chrysler was going for. I'm tired of seeing round exhaust tips on just about everything out there. And the standard HK stereo was the clincher. But its great that Jeep offers so many models of the GC to choose from.
I liked the overall look and wheels of the Overland over the Summit's.
Too much chrome on the Summit. The added features on the Summit didn't justify the additional cost for me. Haven't listened to the HK sound system so I can't/won't knock it but I have no complaints with the Alpine in the Overland.
I just felt that the Overland had the best feature set for the price.
Haven't listened to the HK sound system so I can't/won't knock it but I have no complaints with the Alpine in the Overland.
I recently actually test drove a Summit (just last weekend) as I was considering upgrading to a Hemi and found a Summit in good price range. When test driving, I cranked the HK system to see what the difference was and I must say, I didn't really notice anything that much more extraordinary from the Overland Alpine system. I actually felt like it had less bass than the Alpine. I even cranked the bass up and turned the treble and mid all the way down and still didn't boom that much. I will say the sound may have been a fraction crisper/clearer but not enough to make a huge impact/difference over the Alpine system. Unless there is something I was missing, I wasn't that all blown away by it.