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Re: Summit - too much chrome?

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I was looking at the pictures for the 2014 models and it appears Jeep has been listening to many people here. Door handles, outside mirrors and the side door emblem have all lost the chrome. It'll be interesting to see how the front and back look and if they still retain any of the chrome that the current summit models have.


It's not clear which models will get chromed and so on. They seem to use such small elements to differentiate between lower/high end models.

But the SMART thing would be to allow people to choose, which is working very well right now. My friend's Overland has the chrome steps. I don't like them but he loves them! The Chrysler 300 allows folks to swap grills too. That's the smart move...choices.


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Re: Summit - too much chrome?

I believe it was mentioned in the 2014 thread that the chrome stays on the 2014 Overland and Summit.

I almost ended up with the chrome step, Robert. One of the target vehicles from a PA dealer already had the Mopar Chrome option added, and had it not sold the day before I closed my deal, that's the one I likely would have ended up with because it was the closest Summit in my color choice. The one I have ultimately came from LongGuyLand...
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I believe it was mentioned in the 2014 thread that the chrome stays on the 2014 Overland and Summit.

I almost ended up with the chrome step, Robert. One of the target vehicles from a PA dealer already had the Mopar Chrome option added, and had it not sold the day before I closed my deal, that's the one I likely would have ended up with because it was the closest Summit in my color choice. The one I have ultimately came from LongGuyLand...



I almost got the step to. My wife though our 8 year old would need it, but at the park height there's no issue even for a kid to get in.
Frankly, I've yet to see an Overland or Summit on the road where anyone removed chrome. I've seen MUCH more where folks added the chrome. I think more people want the GC to look like the higher end model. For me I just liked the Summit grill and the black plastic fog light bezels look like something fell off!
Of course, if I'm "profiling" any GC the thing I look for is the twin exhaust for the Hemi. Just one pipe? Look away!


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I believe it was mentioned in the 2014 thread that the chrome stays on the 2014 Overland and Summit.

I almost ended up with the chrome step, Robert. One of the target vehicles from a PA dealer already had the Mopar Chrome option added, and had it not sold the day before I closed my deal, that's the one I likely would have ended up with because it was the closest Summit in my color choice. The one I have ultimately came from LongGuyLand...



I almost got the step to. My wife though our 8 year old would need it, but at the park height there's no issue even for a kid to get in.
Frankly, I've yet to see an Overland or Summit on the road where anyone removed chrome. I've seen MUCH more where folks added the chrome. I think more people want the GC to look like the higher end model. For me I just liked the Summit grill and the black plastic fog light bezels look like something fell off!
Of course, if I'm "profiling" any GC the thing I look for is the twin exhaust for the Hemi. Just one pipe? Look away!


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This is the "Jersey Shore effect". Do you wear Affliction or Tap Out shirts too? You're just trading one fad for another. I don't like bright shiny things nor do I like the "murdered out" look even though black is one of my favorite colors. It's just one extreme to the other. Do what you want but IMO, the lamest thing you could do is give into peer pressure and do what all the other cool kids are doing.


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The Jersey Shore effect...That's funny!
I saw a poster once that showed a group of italian looking teenager/20 somethings with their hair slicked back, gold chains, striped button up shirts and the caption at the bottom said "New Jersey, where individualism goes to die".
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Oh...and if anyone wants to buy/trade me something cool I have the original grill from my Overland in the box in my garage that I don't need. The dealer handed it over when they installed the Summit grill. It's got about a 100 miles on it!


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Robert I sent you a PM the other day about the grill....did you get it?
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Re: Summit - too much chrome?

I added the chrome fog light bezels. I agree, on black the original black ones just look unfinished. On other colors, they look better IMO.

I wouldn't mind trading my black steps for chrome ones. They look very sharp on black IMO, and I was never a chrome kinda guy. I mainly like the steps for protection fro. Door dings, so I wonder if the chrome ones would show them doing their job more though.

I think I may be the only person who likes the chrome but doesn't like the summit grill. The grille and the tan dash were the reasons I got an overland and not a summit
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I added the chrome fog light bezels. I agree, on black the original black ones just look unfinished. On other colors, they look better IMO.

I wouldn't mind trading my black steps for chrome ones. They look very sharp on black IMO, and I was never a chrome kinda guy. I mainly like the steps for protection fro. Door dings, so I wonder if the chrome ones would show them doing their job more though.

I think I may be the only person who likes the chrome but doesn't like the summit grill. The grille and the tan dash were the reasons I got an overland and not a summit
I also didn't like the Summits reddish colored interior or the dark colored wood on the wheel and interior. And the chrome grill was a bit to much. Plus the exterior colors offered for 2012 Summit weren't to my liking.
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Personally I love the chrome on my white gold limited.
I think it blends nicely not to much contrast.
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I also didn't like the Summits reddish colored interior or the dark colored wood on the wheel and interior. And the chrome grill was a bit to much. Plus the exterior colors offered for 2012 Summit weren't to my liking.
I actually really really like the saddle leather with the black contrast. It's different. I like some chrome but not too much. I'm leaning towards a 14 Overland as long as they have a decent exterior color (burgundy/burnt orange/ something with character!
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I also didn't like the Summits reddish colored interior or the dark colored wood on the wheel and interior. And the chrome grill was a bit to much. Plus the exterior colors offered for 2012 Summit weren't to my liking.
I liked the seats, just not the dash. The one that got away had the saddle interior, but as it turns out, the saddle leather seems to be problematic. So I'm not too upset that I didn't get it, and the black looks fantastic anyways.
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