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Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

I have a question on a 2012 Summit.

I know here in the US all Summits come with black olive ash real wood steering wheels and related wood trim on the dash and door panels.

Or so I thought..... I just had a dealer send me a typical (not Actual) 2012 window sticker for the specific Summit I'm looking to buy.

Under the Summit edition 24R option package (MSRP $3600.00) it lists;

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Customer Preferred Package 24R $ 3,600
Summit Edition Group
20-Inch x 8.0-Inch Bright Polished
Aluminum Wheels
Black Olive Ash Applique
Bright Grille and Fog Lamp Bezels
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Does that mean Black Olive Ash "wood" is an "applique" not real wood?

I'm sure the steering wheel is real wood but what about the dash and door "wood" trim" ?
Is this something new or different from the 2011 Overland Summits?


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Old 10-24-2011, 11:14 PM
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

No, the Overland and Summit Overland have real wood trim.
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

This is posted on Milous's site for 2011 Summits;




2011 Summit Edition Key features:
  • 20" Bright Polished Aluminum Wheels
  • Advance Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Chrome grille and fog lamp bezels
  • New Black Olive Ash Burl real wood trim
  • New Saddle upper interior trim color
  • New Saddle Nappa leather heated and ventilated seats with accent piping
  • Berber floor mats with accent binding
  • Premium Navigation Radio w/ Sensor-assisted GPS, Voice Command and SIRIUS Traffic (model RHR 730N)*
  • Quadra-Lift Air Suspension (4WD models)
  • Quadra-Drive (4WD models with Hemi)
  • Rugged Brown exterior color (exclusive to Summit Edition), also available in Mineral Gray, White Gold and Black
  • Trail Tow Group IV (Standard on 4WD models)
Thats not what the typical 2012 window sticker states;

Black Olive Ash Applique

This doesn't sound like real wood to me! WTF?? Or is it a real wood veneer? Not a solid piece of Ash?
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

My 2011 Summit window sticker also said "Black Olive Ash Applique"


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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

I would think that in this use the fancy word "applique" refers more to a wood veneer rather than a solid chunk of wood verses plastic or wood.
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

No manufacturer uses "a chunk of wood" for their trim applications. Typically in a "real wood" situation, a thin veneer is bonded to a piece of aluminum or composite. Why??? No splintering in an accident. Seriously.
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

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No manufacturer uses "a chunk of wood" for their trim applications. Typically in a "real wood" situation, a thin veneer is bonded to a piece of aluminum or composite. Why??? No splintering in an accident. Seriously.
Not always true because our range rover supercharged had real solid wood for the dash trim. Most are thin veneers because it is flexible and can be shaped easily for manufacturing costs and efficiency.
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

It does not. I had one of those too. If you chose to take apart the trim, you would see it is a laminate. Again, it IS real wood, but very, very thin. Just enough to replicate the "depth" only real wood can provide.
MB actually developed the process back in the 70's.
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

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It does not. I had one of those too. If you chose to take apart the trim, you would see it is a laminate. Again, it IS real wood, but very, very thin. Just enough to replicate the "depth" only real wood can provide.
MB actually developed the process back in the 70's.
So you had the late generation range rover supercharged and verified that it wasn't solid wood? You can even see the two pieces where they join by adhesive. So I call bs.
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

OK you two. Step apart.
I would think veneer is used because it is cheaper than solid specialty wood and less likely to dry crack.
Now you may continue fighting.
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

Call it what you want...then use your head...think of the liability a manufacturer would incur if you got a piece of splintered wood in your eye upon impact as a result of your real wood trim...
Would you like the VIN# of the RR? Gawd knows it appeared on enough RO's...
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Re: Overland Summit Real Wood Or Not?

We are talking about a 100K vehicle leather everywhere. Cost cutting is not on the top of the list.
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