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Some more pics. In the 5th one I'm actually popping a wheelie.
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Best wheelie award goes to Kayezy though. Bloody awesome!

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Your all "certifiable"; that means "nuts" which means crazy, in "American" which means . . . oh heck I'm just confusing myself now !

I really do have a whole new perspective on WK2 owners and the lengths they will go to seek some "thrills" ! Wow. What is YOUR "Cost Of Ownership" experience like ? ? ?
Well what's the definition of being nuts?
1. Spending over $50K on a 4x4, and only driving it on road and in a manner that a $20K 2wd sedan would have been sufficient.

2. Spending over $50K on a 4x4 and using it to it's full potential, having a lot fun and experiencing some great sights.

IMHO you are nuts if you buy a Grand Cherokee don't go offroading.

As far as lengths go, in addition to the standard offering from Jeep, I've spent about $3K on Rock Rails, Bashplate, 2nd set of Rims and Tyres (for dedicated Offroad use) Recovery Points and associated recovery gear (which I have not used).
I used to ride dirtbikes for offroad thrills. In short that was too expensive and risky.
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Looking at these photos, you appear to have the front lower air dam taken off.



Where do you store it? Folklore suggests that you can't really drive freeway speeds with the lower taken off. That something blows around and gets damaged.



But it's not like it's a simple thing to yank off and just bungee to the roof either.



So, I'm curious how folks are working with front air dam and off roading.

whartung- I use to store it in the cargo area with the back seats down, but then I installed the Chief Products lower front grill guard and sump skid plate which protects everything that was previously exposed when you removed the air dam and you can safely drive at highway speeds with the grill guard installed and the air dam removed.ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1459289341.957362.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1459289392.331742.jpg


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whartung- I use to store it in the cargo area with the back seats down, but then I installed the Chief Products lower front grill guard and sump skid plate which protects everything that was previously exposed when you removed the air dam and you can safely drive at highway speeds with the grill guard installed and the air dam removed.
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Did you have the Chief Products sent to you from Australia?

Yes, I orders Chief's Lower Front Guard, Sump protection Plate and Transmission Skid plate to complement the Mopar skids already installed.

I also ordered a Quadralift "modification" kit from Llams another Australian company.

ARB, Murchison, and Uneek are also Australian companies that make several WK2 aftermarket products.

The Australians tend to use and equip their WK2s for off-road purposes, so that's where I needed to order from - yes shipping is expensive and time consuming but well worth it in my opinion.


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Re: Show & tell - wk2 photos off roading "proof"

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whartung- I use to store it in the cargo area with the back seats down, but then I installed the Chief Products lower front grill guard and sump skid plate which protects everything that was previously exposed when you removed the air dam and you can safely drive at highway speeds with the grill guard installed and the air dam removed.
So is that a permanent mod, or do you still swap the dam on and off?

I understand removing the dam is kind of fiddly initially (partly because I have this latent fear of "unsnapping" anything remotely plastic-y, since it tends to be a "one time thing" and doesn't "snap" back on). Is that just experience with the process? How robust is it?

There's someone here locally in the US that's doing Sump guards and such nowadays, dunno how they compare to the Australian ones.

What kind of things are you getting from the other vendors?
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So is that a permanent mod, or do you still swap the dam on and off?



I understand removing the dam is kind of fiddly initially (partly because I have this latent fear of "unsnapping" anything remotely plastic-y, since it tends to be a "one time thing" and doesn't "snap" back on). Is that just experience with the process? How robust is it?



There's someone here locally in the US that's doing Sump guards and such nowadays, dunno how they compare to the Australian ones.



What kind of things are you getting from the other vendors?

The Lower guard is permanent. Once you take the lower facia off a couple times it's very easy to take off and put back on. I did modify the two outermost plastic fasteners to work with the lower guard. I prefer the looks with it on for daily driving and only take the facia off and leave at home when going wheeling.

I'm going to direct you guys to this thread - Chief WK2 Lower Front Guard
That is specific to the Chief Lower Guard for further questions so FlyFinaticLou's thread stops getting hijacked.




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All things great start with a J.
So why not . . . "Jigskiddy"?

So the cost of doing business, oops, I mean having fun, is well worth the "price of admission," and I totally agree with you!

My cost of ownership will have to be "toned down" a bit . . . you know, it's a money thing. But I will not waver from MY appointed rounds - out their, in the woods, by the river (or lake) as long as this old body will cooperate ! (?)


ps; no edit this time - do to the lack of any intel about the Laredo 2017 front facia / grill / lights I am being drawn closer to an earlier Laredo 75th (Recon probably, with the OR1 & Hitch, no other add ons). This would be the same for a 2017 Laredo if I could only know what that front end would be looking like.
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whartung- I use to store it in the cargo area with the back seats down, but then I installed the Chief Products lower front grill guard and sump skid plate which protects everything that was previously exposed when you removed the air dam and you can safely drive at highway speeds with the grill guard installed and the air dam removed.Attachment 66814Attachment 66815


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Have you ever had the misfortune of skidding into a deer or elk darting across the road ? Is Your grill guard built to do much "good" ? Seems a bit small in height & width to do any real good . . . but like anything else, something is better than nothing ! And a "full-blown" Cattle Guard would look Really Stupid IF it were even doable ! ? Actually now that I think of it, if the COPS have those - & I have seen them on their Explorers - then who knows ?

Darn another edit - guess my hands are quicker than my brain, hee hee ! I've nearly had front end "run-ins" with the truck but off road on some of the Fire Road/trails on side-sloppy terrain . . . \_ !
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The Lower guard is permanent. Once you take the lower facia off a couple times it's very easy to take off and put back on. I did modify the two outermost plastic fasteners to work with the lower guard. I prefer the looks with it on for daily driving and only take the facia off and leave at home when going wheeling.

I'm going to direct you guys to this thread - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum - View Single Post - Chief WK2 Lower Front Guard
That is specific to the Chief Lower Guard for further questions so FlyFinaticLou's thread stops getting hijacked.




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THANKS BIGCAT . . . I find myself falling in the trap sometimes and "hijack" my own thread too ? ? ? Go Figure ! A few side tracks are fine with me, but yea, I think it would be a disservice to those that LIKE what the thread has mostly been - Sharing those great off road adventures with others and in a mostly photo or video way; after all 1 Pic is worth a 1000 words !
Mark Dorion did a short Night Campfire Video (he says on it, as an experiment to see if "we" liked it, but there was no access to the YouTube comment section ?).
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