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Re: Summit - too much chrome?

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Actually, my dealer has a few 12' Summit's with tow hooks. ( I called and asked about adding them)
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Yep, was pleasantly surprised to see them when I picked it up.

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Old 02-14-2012, 11:26 AM
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Re: Summit - too much chrome?

I like the use of chrome on the various WK2 models, but don't get the chrome recovery hooks. They look more "Jeepy" in black.
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Re: Summit - too much chrome?

I like body colored looks better than all the random chrome pieces.
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Re: Summit - too much chrome?

I agree, I think color matched mirrors look much more elegant. I figured the Overlandís would get color matched and the Laredoís would be chrome...Iím surprised Jeep gave the Overland chrome mirrors. The one bonus being if you break them, its typically cheaper and easier to get chrome aftermarket.

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For me, too much chrome. Thats one of the reasons I went with the X rather than a Limited - i can't stand the chrome mirrors.
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Re: Summit - too much chrome?

Chrome inside good.

Chrome outside bad.
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Re: Summit - too much chrome?

I have a Brilliant Black Overland.

I'm going to wait for the parts for the new concept Grand Cherokee to be available, and then get in this priority order:

1. Brilliant Black Liftgate Light Bar

2. Brilliant Black Mirror covers

I might stop there, but if not:

3. Remove Chrome from side of doors.

If I get this far, I might then stop.

4. Brilliant Black door handles.

Now, I'm definitely done, or not...

5. Brilliant Black Grill (with black mesh Overland insert)

Now I'm done.

Seriously though, I don't want to regret removing chrome that I might like better than the corresponding painted part. I guess I'll probably just do the 1st step (and probably 2nd step too) from above list and see what I think of it.
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Re: Summit - too much chrome?

Was at the dealer today and there was a black JGC SRT8. With all the black grille, black door handels, black mirrors, no chrome door trims ....was amazing! The only chrome was the JEEP logo, the trim arround the windows and back door trim. Wish the back door chrome trim was also black......
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Re: Summit - too much chrome?

The chrome on the Summit looks great...and the truth is auto makers have been putting chrome on vehicles for decades, and are still doing it to this day - which is obvious with the WK2...it will always be in, and it will always look good
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Re: Summit - too much chrome?

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The chrome on the Summit looks great...and the truth is auto makers have been putting chrome on vehicles for decades, and are still doing it to this day - which is obvious with the WK2...it will always be in, and it will always look good
That's why I don't like chrome and, even less so, wood trim. It's a dated look, imo. It's not 1930 anymore.
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Re: Summit - too much chrome?

This thread makes you realize the that other person always thinks the grass is always greener on the other side.

I am glad we can all find things to change on our cars so we can put our own personal touch to them.

The Members that bought cars with chrome want to take it off and mute the bling.

The members that bought cars without chrome want to add a little sparkle.

I had a fender bender a couple weeks after I got my laredo which resulted in the grille and front bumper facsia having to be replaced.

I had decided that I was going to upgrade my grille to a Overland summit grille but the more I looked at the grille, the chrome mesh did not offer enough contrast for me.

The Overland grille rounded out the front by matching the mesh in the lower bumper.

For me personally I like the chrome accents on the Summit except for two things.
  • The Chrome mesh
  • The chrome brow on the liftgate.
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Re: Summit - too much chrome?

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For me personally I like the chrome accents on the Summit except for two things.
  • The Chrome mesh
  • The chrome brow on the liftgate.
Doesn't every trim of WK2 have the chrome brow?
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