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Old 10-24-2015, 11:35 AM
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Took the extra chrome into the hills

Did my first real off roading this past week and I have to say the Summit is very sure footed.

Mostly very dry rocky washed out old roads & trails up in the hills around Keremeos BC.

The guy hunting on the ATV was pretty surprised to see us up there with our shiny new JGC.

Nothing was a challenge other than hoping some of the sage bushes weren't scratching the sides of the jeep.

Went up some pretty steep grades and came down using hill descent control and other than the speeds & the angles we were sitting at it was like being on new pavement.

Today is wash and detail day.

We averaged 8.1 liters per 100 Km's for the trip and got over 1050 km's from 1 fillup. Just over 3000 total km's now.

Amazing and a blast.

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Old 10-24-2015, 04:10 PM
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Re: Took the extra chrome into the hills

A Summit off-roading- who would of thunk that? Great that you had a blast out there. Now let's hear from the rest of Summit owners of their own off-roading adventures!
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Old 10-24-2015, 06:19 PM
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Re: Took the extra chrome into the hills

I put the skid plates and tow hooks on my summit they are low cost additions and give it that little bit of extra for off road. I take it on back road rough trails camping and beach now that I got tow hooks. Good to have the tow hooks before beach driving, easy to get stuck even airing down. It does fine in the mild-moderate off road its not a heavy duty rock crawler but no stock GC really is leave that to the Rubicons. Great to have a vehicle that can do these things and still be nice well mannered car on road with all the tech gadgets for a reasonable price.
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:13 PM
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Re: Took the extra chrome into the hills

I got the factory skid plate option here in Canada, looking under the truck there are a couple of skid plates that are actually made out same kind of pressed fiber as the fender well liners. Not sure which one of those should be upgraded to real skid plates. There was a short cut straight up the hill that had one touch on one of the plates even though I was at the highest lift, getting back on the main trail off the steep shortcut at the top.

The tow hooks are first mode that I plan to do as it is really practical.

The '15 WK2 Summit EcoDiesel is so much more compared to my V8 '04 Limited WJ with 2" BDS Lift.

My wife thought the WJ with the lift was a Tonka toy.

The Summit in the city, she thinks is a good way to enjoy the efforts of your labour.

It like the wolf is sheep's clothing, a bit of a sleeper.

I'm pretty sure the lower front facia adds to the fuel economy as well as the fender flares it has.

I do see that as a bit of a dilemma trying to cross onto some deactivated roads off road.

I would like to find a body shop do a custom install of that front skid plate and work out a way to have a detachable front lower fascia but no panic to get that done.

I love all the extra features of the Summit and it rocks for Roadtrip with a couple of off road side tours.
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:32 PM
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Re: Took the extra chrome into the hills

I will have to get out there somewhere, again.
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I got the factory skid plate option here in Canada, looking under the truck there are a couple of skid plates that are actually made out same kind of pressed fiber as the fender well liners. Not sure which one of those should be upgraded to real skid plates. There was a short cut straight up the hill that had one touch on one of the plates even though I was at the highest lift, getting back on the main trail off the steep shortcut at the top.

The tow hooks are first mode that I plan to do as it is really practical.

The '15 WK2 Summit EcoDiesel is so much more compared to my V8 '04 Limited WJ with 2" BDS Lift.

My wife thought the WJ with the lift was a Tonka toy.

The Summit in the city, she thinks is a good way to enjoy the efforts of your labour.

It like the wolf is sheep's clothing, a bit of a sleeper.

I'm pretty sure the lower front facia adds to the fuel economy as well as the fender flares it has.

I do see that as a bit of a dilemma trying to cross onto some deactivated roads off road.

I would like to find a body shop do a custom install of that front skid plate and work out a way to have a detachable front lower fascia but no panic to get that done.

I love all the extra features of the Summit and it rocks for Roadtrip with a couple of off road side tours.

The fiberboard under there is covering the transmission, on my hemi its made of plastic not sure why they decided not to have a steal skid on something as critical as a plastic transmission pan, plastic guarding plastic. There is an after market skid for the trans, I think the company is called chef? the Aussies talk about them a lot.

concerning the hooks here is how some of us have done them
2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

not sure there is a quick easy solution to the front air dam. I have had it off so it does come off just not as quickly or easily as an overland. I don't do anything challenging enough off road that it is an issue so I never looked into it.

Nice picture below wish I had that type of trails around here with those views.
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Re: Took the extra chrome into the hills

A couple of members on here have added some of the Chief products-with very positive results. Great products, the company owner posts on here regularly as well, and they ship to North America.

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Nice picture below wish I had that type of trails around here with those views.
BC is a great place to have a JGC for off roading. We are basically mountains from west to east, all of which have logging roads or old trails.
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Nice Jeep, great to hear you are getting out and using it!
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