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I'm currently in the process of finding a shop to perform the matching paint color over the chrome finish. Once I do, I will swap out the limited/laredo stock grille and replace with a std. overland grille (along with chrome finished removed, matching MG paint color.)

The laundry list is growing including replacing the chrome door handles, mirror caps, removing door trim...and maybe, must maybe finishing the lower body clading in matching MG paint.
That sounds like it will be a sweet ride!....don't forget to post pix when u r done!...thanx again for the info!....
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Re: Overland Mesh Grille

Got my summit grille but it did not come with any hardware or instructions for installation. Is there a link that someone can direct me to? Thanks!
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Cause personally I don't like the Summit grill at all. The mesh to me is Way CLASSIER! Got a real cool Bently/Jaguar look to it, while the Summit grill looks cheesy. JMHO.

I'd pay the price for the full piece and I have a feeling others would as well.

The really frustrating thing is that they'd show the damn thing in the accessories catalog and then NOT PRODUCE IT!
Can you show me the link to the chrome mesh grill? I'm considering buying a 2011 Overland with the V8 and I do not like the grill that comes standard. Also, do you know if the dealer can sell the Overland with the Summit's grill? Thanks.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:30 PM
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Re: Overland Mesh Grille

Because the "Mesh" grill is to my knowledge, still unavailable, the best I can do is post a link where it's shown in an ad for the Chrome Fog Light Bezels:

http://www.justforjeeps.com/foglightbezels.html
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Every option available except Rear Entertainment, (No kids - Panoroof Instead!) ;)

"OVERLAND"; The American Range Rover!,
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Re: Overland Mesh Grille

Check this out:

Mopar Chrome Edition Group (Laredo, Limited, Overland)

Mopar Chrome Exhaust Tip
Mopar Chrome Fog Lamp Bezels
Mopar Chrome Tubular Side Steps
Mopar Front & Rear door Entry Guards

Mopar Premium Chrome Edition Group (Laredo, Limited, Overland)
Mopar Chrome Grille

Of course, to get the Grille you need the original package. This is from a post by Milous in the 2012 model section. http://wk2jeeps.com/wk2_2012_features.htm
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Re: Overland Mesh Grille

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I'm currently in the process of finding a shop to perform the matching paint color over the chrome finish. Once I do, I will swap out the limited/laredo stock grille and replace with a std. overland grille (along with chrome finished removed, matching MG paint color.)

The laundry list is growing including replacing the chrome door handles, mirror caps, removing door trim...and maybe, must maybe finishing the lower body clading in matching MG paint.
I put the Overland mesh grill on my Laredo-X, and it looks awesome without chrome mirrors, and door handles. It would be nice if you could order Overland's without all that chrome, it's one of the reasons I didn't get one.
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Re: Overland Mesh Grille

My intention (if I'm ever able to find the "Mesh" grill), is to paint the outline/trim of the grill the body color of the car, and leave just the "mesh" stainless.
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Just completed my install. Looks pretty nice, not a tremendous difference but it does class it up bit. Jut my 2 cents. It really was extremely easy to complete. Took about 35 minutes start to finish.
I installed the Overland grille in my Laredo-X today and it took me a little more time but most of that was spent double checking the instructions to avoid any costly mistakes. Start to finish was closer to an hour for me.

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I used the instructions from this link listed earlier in someone's post: How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)
For those of you thinking about doing this yourself rather than taking your GC to the dealer or bodyshop, the link provided will prove invaluable. Kudos and my personal thanks to pbalias for taking the time to document and photograph the process of removing the bumper cover!

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The only difference in the steps I took was rather than "cutting" off the pop rivets, I actually chose to drill them out. Used something like 1/8" drill bit took it in just a tad and then popped it right off.
I used a small needle nose pliers to simply pop the heads of the rivets off. This worked very well for me and made no marks on the fender flares.

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Rather then purchasing a "pop rivet gun" that I saw someone mention, I just went down to O'Reilly's and picked up some universal body trim inserts and they fit perfectly and look no different than the originals.
I followed the OP lead here and went to our local ACE hardware store. I've bought enough specialty fasteners in that place to know that they carry a good assortment of plastic automotive trim fasteners. I found what I consider to be a very close match for $0.50 each.

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One tip if you choose to do this is in regards to the black trim around the wheel well. He mentions not pulling to hard because the trim is still attached, well if you can see the gray or green colored tab (see his image by the tape), you have already pulled to hard.
I was very careful during this process, but one of those green clips that hold the fender flare to the body popped out anyway. I was able to push the clip through from the backside and reattach it good as new.

I never liked the slotted grille, but was reluctant to try replacing it myself for fear that I would damage something in the process. With the help of the pictures from pbalias, I was able to get this completed in a very short time and I think the results are worth the time and effort.

I would encourage anyone contemplating this swap to give it a shot.
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Re: Overland Mesh Grille

I agree binford6100, I swapped my grille too on my Laredo X and I like that the upper and lower now match...here's a pic, it's dirty, but it's Montana...
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Re: Overland Mesh Grille

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I'm currently in the process of finding a shop to perform the matching paint color over the chrome finish. Once I do, I will swap out the limited/laredo stock grille and replace with a std. overland grille (along with chrome finished removed, matching MG paint color.)

I hit a deer last weekend in our overland and asked/told the bodyshop to color match the grill since they were doing some other painting and I am getting a new grill.

I'll post a picture in a couple weeks when I get the car back (heading out of the country next week).
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Re: Overland Mesh Grille

My new grille has been body matched, and I picked up the plastic inside to put in some race mesh I bought. The grille (and the rest of the front end including hid fog projectors) should hopefully be put together this weekend. Took about 35 minutes to cut out the plastic grid and cut the mesh to fit. Going to hold it in place with 3m tape and a couple self fastening screws.

Race mesh was $35 for a sheet large enough to do the grille. The shop i purchased from, metro restyling, was local but they have an ebay store with about 6 different types of grille material. I will need another sheet to do the lower grill. Overall a much better value then the "pre-done" one available for $300 since it also requires you to cut the grid out






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I installed the Overland grille in my Laredo-X today and it took me a little more time but most of that was spent double checking the instructions to avoid any costly mistakes. Start to finish was closer to an hour for me.

For those of you thinking about doing this yourself rather than taking your GC to the dealer or bodyshop, the link provided will prove invaluable. Kudos and my personal thanks to pbalias for taking the time to document and photograph the process of removing the bumper cover!

I used a small needle nose pliers to simply pop the heads of the rivets off. This worked very well for me and made no marks on the fender flares.

I followed the OP lead here and went to our local ACE hardware store. I've bought enough specialty fasteners in that place to know that they carry a good assortment of plastic automotive trim fasteners. I found what I consider to be a very close match for $0.50 each.

I was very careful during this process, but one of those green clips that hold the fender flare to the body popped out anyway. I was able to push the clip through from the backside and reattach it good as new.

I never liked the slotted grille, but was reluctant to try replacing it myself for fear that I would damage something in the process. With the help of the pictures from pbalias, I was able to get this completed in a very short time and I think the results are worth the time and effort.

I would encourage anyone contemplating this swap to give it a shot.
Do you have to completely remove the bumper to swap the grill or just loosen it a bit ? my dealer wants $180 to swap out the grille!! I also have the front camera and dont want to screw that up somehow.
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