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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-17-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
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: Off Road Modifications 11-05-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,902
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: 10
Views: 1,432
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: 78
Views: 4,902
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: 1,038
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: 3,687
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: 3,687
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: 78
Views: 4,902
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: 78
Views: 4,902
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: 78
Views: 4,902
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, 06:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,902
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: 78
Views: 4,902
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: 78
Views: 4,902
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: 78
Views: 4,902
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: 1,065
Views: 93,131
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: 78
Views: 4,902
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: 78
Views: 4,902
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: 9,395
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: 9,395
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: 78
Views: 4,902
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: 9,395
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: 9,395
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: 3,870
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: 3,870
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: 9,395
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: 1,065
Views: 93,131
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: 1,065
Views: 93,131
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...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-03-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,687
Posted By bmackin
Re: Need WK2s for Product Test Fitting (Gold Coast & Brisbane)

Aslantarek,

No, this product protects the underside of the engine, where the current plastic stock 'Belly Pan' sits.

We are currently in development of a 'WK2 Front Guard' to protect the area...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-01-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 93,131
Posted By bmackin
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Hey Butts_Oz,

Here are some things to consider when choosing between our WK2 Recovery Hooks & WK2 Recovery Points, as well as whether it's best to choose 1 or 2 for your WK2.

The WK2 Recovery...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 02-19-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,395
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

It has taken a bit of time to get everything ready, but the moment is finally here. On March 1st, Chief Products (http://www.chiefproducts.com.au) is doing a pre-launch of our new website. It will...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 93,131
Posted By bmackin
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

It has taken a bit of time to get everything ready, but the moment is finally here. On March 1st, Chief Products (http://www.chiefproducts.com.au) is doing a pre-launch of our new website. Of course...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-01-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,687
Posted By bmackin
Re: Need WK2s for Product Test Fitting (Gold Coast & Brisbane)

Hey!

The test fitting went great! Everything bolted up exactly as it should on all models tested. Installation was extremely easy. We start production next week. :)

Thank you to everyone who...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 01-18-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,395
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

Hi BobT,

I've contacted a few suppliers and it sounds like the price will be too high ($100+ per hook) for us to offer this as a regular option. Apparently there is a good deal of labor in...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-09-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 93,131
Posted By bmackin
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

We had a great time up at Land Cruiser Mountain Park camping, 4Wheeling and field testing our latest prototypes. If you're interested in the trip, I'll be posting more info and photos on our facebook...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 01-09-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,395
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

We had a great time up at Land Cruiser Mountain Park camping, 4Wheeling and field testing our latest prototypes. If you're interested in the trip, I'll be posting more info and photos on our Facebook...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 12-29-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,395
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

BobT,

Because of your suggestion, we are currently investigating a Chrome option. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks for the input! :)

Cheers,
Bill
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-21-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 93,131
Posted By bmackin
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

On Friday I received the final prototypes for Chief Products WK2 Recovery Hook & WK2 Recovery Point. They're not painted and looking fancy yet, but I thought you guys might like to see them anyway....
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-04-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 93,131
Posted By bmackin
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

My apologies for the lack of updates lately. I had to go in to hospital for some minor procedures on my back. Nothing too serious, but it left me without the time to keep everyone up-to-date. On the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-08-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,075
Posted By bmackin
Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

I received the 2nd prototype for the standard version of Chief Products WK2 Sump Protection Plate this week. If you're interested check out the latest updates in this thread,...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 11-08-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,395
Posted By bmackin
Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

I received the 2nd prototype for the standard version of Chief Products WK2 Sump Protection Plate this week. It's made out of 5mm 350 grade steel with ZincShield2 undercoat for corrosion resistance...
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