Jeep Garage  - Jeep Forum

Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum (http://www.jeepgarage.org/forums.php)
-   Interior/Exterior/Visual (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/)
-   -   Grille Replacement for 2014 GC Limited (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/grille-replacement-for-2014-gc-limited-65958.html)

MJDHARLEY 09-26-2013 02:49 PM

Grille Replacement for 2014 GC Limited
 
I have a 2014 Limited Grand Cherokee and was wondering if anyone has swapped out the plastic grilles with anything nice? Would like to do something similar to the chrome honeycomb style that the summit offers or something different to put a different look on the front end.


2014: Limited-V8-20s-NAV-Tow Package-Granite Crystal

AZhiCntry 09-26-2013 04:32 PM

Re: Grille Replacement for 2014 GC Limited
 
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/2014-...=chrome+grille

willjeep 09-26-2013 04:38 PM

Re: Grille Replacement for 2014 GC Limited
 
1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by AZhiCntry (Post 899935)

Unless you feel comfortable dropping the bumper, my advice would be let the dealer change it out.Attachment 29530

CHALLENGERBIZJET 09-26-2013 06:19 PM

I used the dealer also it's the best thing to do in case they mess it up you have recourse. I do have the black inserts for sale if anyone want them pm me.

HemiFan 09-26-2013 08:16 PM

Re: Grille Replacement for 2014 GC Limited
 
Dealer all the way for install!

CHALLENGERBIZJET 09-26-2013 09:19 PM

My only issue with the install was the tech looked like he used a crow bar to get the rivets off to take off the front bumper and he scratched the underside of the wheel well on both sides.

not_too_shabby 09-29-2013 06:33 PM

1 Attachment(s)
I did the bumper drop this weekend. If you follow the instructions here http://www.jeepgarage.org/f156/how-t...avy-20481.html you'll save yourself a lot of pain. The only difference between 2011 and 2014 is the grill comes off with the bumper cover, so you need to pop the fasteners for the top down method after you remove the rest of the bumper cover. I didn't see this thread and tried to follow the written instructions which are wrong and unclear, which caused me to pull off more fasterners than I needed to. It is easy to scratch the wheel wells when cutting the rivets off. The question is whether you trust yourself more than random tech. Looking at the mistakes I made, I would probably let a tech do it. I scratched my wheel arches and busted a couple clips, so I am pretty sure a tech wouldn't have done any worse and had to buy a $16 rivet tool from harbor freight to get it back together.

CHALLENGERBIZJET 09-29-2013 07:44 PM

At least at the dealer you have recourse if there's a problem with the installation. The car does look better with it installed though.

Tarponbeach 09-29-2013 08:00 PM

Re: Grille Replacement for 2014 GC Limited
 
1 Attachment(s)
I replaced mine with the black overland honeycomb inserts (to match the lower grills). I did it without removing the bumper. I first attempted to do it from the top, as others have done, wedging my hand under the the loosened plastic "lid" of the front fascia cover. This proved almost impossible...so, I took a pair of wire cutters and cut each vertical plastic grill piece out. This made it easy to reach in through each grill opening to unclip what was left of the stock Limited grills.

The whole job took less than an hour.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community