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Re: Official 2017 pic??

Yea, I'm glad he did that, that was my plan if I get into one in the next year or two, but it would be nice if they just "fixed" that from the factory.

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Old 07-02-2016, 10:11 PM
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I really didn't like the 2015 Chargers when they were released... still sorta don't because I don't like the V6 or R/T's. Only the SP, SRT, and HC look aggressive.

This thing, I thought I would like the look of and actually want to see if a fascia swap was possible. Seeing this, I'm not so sure. Maybe it'd look good lowered, but as is, that front fascia just looks a little off... and I don't like how they narrowed down the center section of the grille. The current WK2s with a proper splitter are really the bee's knees.





Sorry to hijack this thread. Your ride looks insane. Digging where you placed the Hemi badges on the side. What did you use to fill the license plates holes? I have fortunately only two holes but I'm looking for something aside from getting the bumper refinished to fill them with.


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Sorry to hijack this thread. Your ride looks insane. Digging where you placed the Hemi badges on the side. What did you use to fill the license plates holes? I have fortunately only two holes but I'm looking for something aside from getting the bumper refinished to fill them with.


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And I saw there is a site that sells bumper plugs, but at $25 a pair for fairly big caps and me with 4 holes, I tackled it myself. Went to Lowe's hardware section. They have drawers specifically for vehicle trim fasteners. I bought two different kinds... one set with larger diameter caps that were fairly thin, and one set with small diameter caps that were a little thicker. Ended up using the smaller diameter as that is less of an eye sore than larger diameter caps. I popped the fasteners into a piece of cardboard, primed them with 2 coats spray gray plastic primer, then 3 coats Mopar touch up paint to perfectly match the vehicle color, then 2 coats of spray clear enamel and wetsanded once dry. Drilled out the holes a little bit in the bumper, trimmed some depth off the plug stems, and cleaned up the holes in the bumper from drilling with a very sharp blade. Had to wrap the plug stems with two pieces of electrical tape to keep them tight as I drilled out the holes a little too big. A bit of work in all this but it cost me $20~.
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:38 PM
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And I saw there is a site that sells bumper plugs, but at $25 a pair for fairly big caps and me with 4 holes, I tackled it myself. Went to Lowe's hardware section. They have drawers specifically for vehicle trim fasteners. I bought two different kinds... one set with larger diameter caps that were fairly thin, and one set with small diameter caps that were a little thicker. Ended up using the smaller diameter as that is less of an eye sore than larger diameter caps. I popped the fasteners into a piece of cardboard, primed them with 2 coats spray gray plastic primer, then 3 coats Mopar touch up paint to perfectly match the vehicle color, then 2 coats of spray clear enamel and wetsanded once dry. Drilled out the holes a little bit in the bumper, trimmed some depth off the plug stems, and cleaned up the holes in the bumper from drilling with a very sharp blade. Had to wrap the plug stems with two pieces of electrical tape to keep them tight as I drilled out the holes a little too big. A bit of work in all this but it cost me $20~.



Thanks for the reply! Not sure if I am that skilled at all. Sounds like a half a day project.


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Too many air vents, upper grill, bumper, lower grill, right and left side of lower fascia. will they put them on the hood also
These Jeeps can't breathe with the current front fascia. Any additional openings in the front are 100% functional. Especially with plans of putting the 6.2 S/C in it.

Look at the Hellcats, all of the openings are HUGE to get as much air into the car as possible. That's what this is.
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Too many air vents, upper grill, bumper, lower grill, right and left side of lower fascia. will they put them on the hood also

The hood already has vents


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it's the trackhawk version...ahhhhhh fugly.

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Old 07-06-2016, 05:03 AM
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These Jeeps can't breathe with the current front fascia. Any additional openings in the front are 100% functional. Especially with plans of putting the 6.2 S/C in it.

Look at the Hellcats, all of the openings are HUGE to get as much air into the car as possible. That's what this is.

I agree with you here but I don't actually think there is more 'vent space' than the current model. The grill is smaller, the 3 slots under it are minimal at best and the lower grill is slightly bigger. All in all id say they're comparable to each other for air flow, Maybe more strategic placement?

Either way it's a like it or leave it situation this late in the game, they won't be changing the design because a few of us might not like it.

I'll still get one if it reaches AUS and mod the Sh!t out of it and love it 👊


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I sometimes think jeep is starting to cannibalize itself with all these special edition models. The SRT used to be visually unmistakeable and remains somewhat so for 2016, but more and more of the design features that make the SRT model unique are finding their way into other Grand Cherokee models (like the headlights/lower lip on the high altitude and the black grille on the 75th). At a quick glance of the 2017 SRT design, it just kinda looks like a slightly modded 75th anniversary to me. Looks like something already out there and for me it's hard to get excited about that. I'll probably hold onto my '15 and buy a maxcare plan.


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What's the black plastic strip along the top of the lower grill for?


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