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Forum: RIPP Superchargers 01-20-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,106
Posted By bmackin
Re: RIPP Superchargers 2011-2014 Grand Cherokee Kit Group Buy

Now that Diablo has released tuning for MY15 SRTs I'd be very interested in a group buy. Especially if the kit includes everything for Australian compliance.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 10-14-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,972
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Nudge Bar

Hey Guys,

This is something we tried very hard to accomplish. Unfortunately because of the way the OEM hooks mount to the frame, there wasn't a way to economically make these products compatible....
Forum: Off Road Modifications 08-28-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Thanks for understanding! It's something I try to keep to a minimum for customers, but after a lot of internal discussion we realised it couldn't be avoided. If we're going to keep making great...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 08-21-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

On a positive note, we've decided we have the resources to continue development on 1 product while we expand our marketing and retailer network. We've chosen to continue development on the WK2 Rear...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-19-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,316
Posted By bmackin
Re: The pre-runner discussion thread

Hey Guys,

Good & Bad News regarding the WK2 Pre-Runner.

GOOD
We've found a new manufacturing process that allows us to economically make some very cool shapes. Getting the look we wanted (full...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-28-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,621
Posted By bmackin
WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

Removing and installing the lower front fascia (aka 'lower front air dam') on 2011-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees can be a bit tricky. Jeep designed the lower front fascia to be removed when heading...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-26-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hi goro66,

You definitely can drive with the OEM lower plastic fascia removed.

We still haven't updated our FAQs yet, but they will be updated soon. :)

I hope that helps!

Cheers,
Bill
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-10-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hey Guys,

It's been awhile since I've had the time to jump onto the forums and make a post. The Chief team is growing and that seems to be helping. In fact, this weekend I might even have a bit of...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 05-21-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

After more than 12 months in development, getting every detail just right, the WK2 Lower Front Guard, (WK2 Lower Front Guard | Chief Products...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 03-04-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

News is coming soon...

Cheers,
Bill
Forum: Off Road Modifications 12-01-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hey,

Quite honestly, we're surprised there hasn't been someone in the USA working on products like this either. We've been inundated with calls from all over the world telling us we're the only...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-17-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,123
Posted By bmackin
Re: Weekend Wheeling Nov 14-15-16

Hey Guys,

We had a great trip! I'll be posting a full update with some photos and videos in the coming week or so. :)

Cheers,
Bill
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 11-09-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 35,677
Posted By bmackin
Re: 5.7 hemi supercharger

The last email I got from RIPP about a month ago said they are still working on the kit and the tuning. I'm just guessing... but I believe they're planning to release the SRT (6.4L) version first and...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 11-05-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hey Bob,

The felt fender lining is held in place primarily by the OEM Belly Pan or (if you've upgraded) our WK2 Sump Protection Plate, neither of which are installed in this photo. On the Chief...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 11-03-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,972
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Nudge Bar

Hey Guys,

We had our test fitting on Saturday and the WK2 Nudge Bar (http://www.chiefproducts.com.au/products/wk2-nudge-bar) is coming along nicely.

A few features we've designed into the WK2...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 11-03-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hey Guys,

We had our test fitting on Saturday and I'm happy to report the WK2 Lower Front Guard (http://www.chiefproducts.com.au/products/wk2-lower-front-guard) is very close.

We're making some...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 11-03-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,216
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Transmission Off-Road Protection

Hey Guys,

Our WK2 Transmission Protection Plate is ready to go! On Saturday, Nov 1 we had a test fitting and everything fit perfectly.

I'm sending it off for production this week, while we...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-03-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,562
Posted By bmackin
Re: Need WK2s for Product Test Fitting (Gold Coast & Brisbane)

Hey Guys,

The test fitting went really well.

It's always great meeting other passionate WK2 owners. We had a lot of products to test fit so it was mostly business, but there was time for a few...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-30-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,562
Posted By bmackin
Re: Need WK2s for Product Test Fitting (Gold Coast & Brisbane)

Hi Aslan,

If you're curious, I'll be posting photos and updates for the WK2 Lower Front Guard in this thread, (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f42/wk2-lower-front-guard-77071-4.html). There are a few...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 10-27-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

That's exactly the idea with this product! Off-Road protection for this critical area when off-road, but then completely hidden when driving around town. We're also working on something we call the...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 10-20-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Here's a few photos of the WK2 Lower Front Guard installed on a MY14 during our latest test fitting. :)

Cheers,
Bill

WK2 Lower Front Guard (Front View) - MY14 Test Fit...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 10-15-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hey Guys,

An update on our WK2 Lower Front Guard.

We received our latest prototype last week, just in time for the WK2 Transmission Protection Plate test fitting, so we took the opportunity to...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-21-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hey Joe,

I'm glad we can help! :)

Cheers,
Bill
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-21-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hey Simon,

The WK2 Lower Front Guard is designed to sit behind the lower front air dam, for WK2 owners that want to keep their lower front air dam on most of the time and only remove it for...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-16-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hey Bob,

You're always full of great suggestions. Thanks for that. For the branding we prefer to keep ours a little more subdued. We want it to be there if someone is curious, but not overly...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-16-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hey ccie-ar,

Unfortunately that is the best we can do on shipping to California at the moment. We're organising a warehouse near Long Beach, CA to reduce shipping costs for USA customers, but that...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-15-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hey Guys,

My apologies for the lack of updates lately. I've hopped onto the forums several times to post these photos along with a product development update, but I always seem to get pulled away...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-14-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 124,156
Posted By bmackin
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

No response from my email so I gave Peter Warren a call today to follow up. Sounds like it was just a mix up with the photo. They told me they're going to replace it.

Thanks for the heads up!
...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-16-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hey Bob,

With all of these ideas, we're going to have to put you on our staff! LOL! :D

We hadn't considered the circular holes for effect, but we had already moved to 7 vertical slots for...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-16-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Hey Bob,

We are currently testing how the guard effects aerodynamics, vehicle cooling (hard when it's cold outside) and wind noise. So far everything looks great!

Those are some great ideas....
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-16-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,207
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

Hey Bob,

I'm glad to hear the knee is feeling better! :)

I'm also glad to hear you got the nutserts installed. It sounds like you found a very clever way. I bet you would be a good guy to have...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-12-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,207
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

I can't say for sure, but I think the 3.6L might be accessible in the same spot, making the 5.7L the odd man out. Can anyone confirm?

No need to cut a hole, it's easy enough to remove the sump...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-11-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,297
Posted By bmackin
WK2 Lower Front Guard

The current Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2) is a luxury SUV that is surprisingly capable off-road, but if you're going to venture off-road, there are a few places that need additional protection.

Chief...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-11-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,207
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

Thanks for the photo. I always wondered what that hole was for! LOL! On the 5.7L the sump plug is not positioned there, so the hole just seems arbitrary.

Cheers,
Bill
Forum: Off Road Modifications 05-06-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,207
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0277/9567/files/international-shipping.jpg?27661

We've been very busy behind the scenes preparing for our full launch. You may have already noticed a few changes....
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-06-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,393
Posted By bmackin
Re: installing chief bash plate and recovery hook

Hi eibyer,

With the Sump Protection Plate installed, you certainly can remove the air dam before you leave the house. With the wheel well liners attached to the side of the plate, they will not...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-06-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,393
Posted By bmackin
Re: installing chief bash plate and recovery hook

First let me say Thank You to fireball and everyone in this thread for brining these issues to my attention. It is greatly appreciated. I want every customer to be 100% happy with the product they...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 03-29-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,207
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

I updated the Chief Products (http://www.chiefproducts.com.au) website today to confirm fitment with ARB Bull Bars (2011 - 2013). I also posted an article in the support section of the website with...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-28-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 124,156
Posted By bmackin
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

It seems I've been missing a few posts on the forums lately. This one got right by me somehow.

The chrome hooks look great Bob! Thanks for posting the photos. :)

Cheers,
Bill
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-18-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 124,156
Posted By bmackin
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Hi TJQLD,

The installation shouldn't require any grinding. I can't quite make out what part is in photo #3, but my guess is that you've got the top mounting plate backwards, which would create...
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