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WK2 LOWER FRONT GUARD

by: Chief Products

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
40 Reviews

Chief Products WK2 LOWER FRONT GUARD is engineered to protect the critical components at the lower front of your WK2 without ruining your Jeep's good looks. Weighing only 15kg (approx.) when fully installed, it provides off-road protection for the Lower Radiator Core, ACC Camera, Windshield Washer Bottle and Air Suspension Controller. It features a centre section made from 5mm high-strength steel for unparalleled strength, while still providing critical airflow to the lower radiator core. Bolted directly to the sub-frame it provides the very best approach angle possible, and our Bolt Head Protectors protect the front mounting bolts from off-road damage. Best of all, we've designed the WK2 LOWER FRONT GUARD so it installs behind the removable lower front fascia, providing full protection off-road while still allowing you to maintain a factory appearance on-road.

  • Chief Products WK2 LOWER FRONT GUARD is engineered to protect the critical components at the lower front of your WK2 without ruining your Jeep's good looks. Weighing only 15kg (approx.) when fully installed, it provides off-road protection for the Lower Radiator Core, ACC Camera, Windshield Washer Bottle and Air Suspension Controller. It features a centre section made from 5mm high-strength steel for unparalleled strength, while still providing critical airflow to the lower radiator core. Bolted directly to the sub-frame it provides the very best approach angle possible, and our Bolt Head Protectors protect the front mounting bolts from off-road damage. Best of all, we've designed the WK2 LOWER FRONT GUARD so it installs behind the removable lower front fascia, providing full protection off-road while still allowing you to maintain a factory appearance on-road.

    We've created a modular system of protection products for the WK2, this means our WK2 LOWER FRONT GUARD will integrate perfectly with all of our other products --> WK2 HIDDEN WINCH MOUNT, WK2 SUMP PROTECTION PLATE, WK2 NUDGE BAR, WK2 RECOVERY HOOK and WK2 RECOVERY POINT.

    FEATURES
    HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL (High Strength to Weight Ratio)
    DURABLE POWDER COAT FINISH (Textured Black)
    E-COAT (Industry Leading Corrosion Protection)
    AIRFLOW SLOTS
    DRAINAGE SLOTS
    EASY INSTALLATION (Difficulty = 4/10)
    SPECIFICATIONS
    14.90kg INSTALLED WEIGHT --> (BASE) + STANDARD GUARD
    15.20kg INSTALLED WEIGHT --> (BASE) + ACC GUARD
    +4.2° APPROACH ANGLE (Laredo, Limited, Overland & Trailhawk with STANDARD GUARD)
    +2.2° APPROACH ANGLE (Laredo, Limited, Overland & Trailhawk with ACC GUARD)
    +10.6° APPROACH ANGLE (Summit & SRT with STANDARD GUARD)
    +8.6° APPROACH ANGLE (Summit & SRT with ACC GUARD)
    *  Approach Angle calculations represent improvement over stock (based on stock tyres, lower front fascia removed and air suspension in STD height). Raising the air suspension or installing larger tyres will increase the approach angle improvements.
    INCLUDES
    (BASE) + STANDARD GUARD
    1 Guard KIT (Standard)
    1 Centre Section (5mm High-Strength Steel)
    2 Chassis Mounting Brackets
    2 Corner Mounting Brackets
    2 Corner Guards
    1 Air Dam Reinforcement Bracket
    4 M6 Chief Products Bolt Head Protectors - Slotted (Aluminium 5083)
    2 M8 Chief Products Bolt Head Protectors - Slotted (Aluminium 5083)
    4 M10 x 25mm High Tensile (10.9) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    2 M8 x 100mm High Tensile (10.9) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    2 M8 x 30mm High Tensile (8.8) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    14 M8 x 25mm High Tensile (8.8) Bolts (Black Zinc Plated)
    4 M6 x 40mm High Tensile (10.9) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    4 M10 Wedge-Lock Extended Washers (Zinc Flake Coating)
    18 M8 Wedge-Lock Extended Washers (Zinc Flake Coating)
    4 M6 Wedge-Lock Extended Washers (Zinc Flake Coating)
    2 M8 x 8mm Bushings (6061 Aluminium)
    12 M6 x 25mm Washers (Zinc Plated)
    4 M6 Nutserts (Stainless Steel)
    1 4g pouch Anti-Seize
    1 Installation Instructions
    (BASE) + ACC GUARD
    1 Guard KIT (ACC)
    1 Centre Section (5mm High-Strength Steel)
    2 Chassis Mounting Brackets
    2 Corner Mounting Brackets
    2 Corner Guards
    1 Air Dam Reinforcement Bracket
    4 M6 Chief Products Bolt Head Protectors - Slotted (Aluminium 5083)
    2 M8 Chief Products Bolt Head Protectors - Slotted (Aluminium 5083)
    4 M10 x 25mm High Tensile (10.9) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    2 M8 x 100mm High Tensile (10.9) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    2 M8 x 30mm High Tensile (8.8) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    14 M8 x 25mm High Tensile (8.8) Bolts (Black Zinc Plated)
    4 M6 x 40mm High Tensile (10.9) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    4 M10 Wedge-Lock Extended Washers (Zinc Flake Coating)
    18 M8 Wedge-Lock Extended Washers (Zinc Flake Coating)
    4 M6 Wedge-Lock Extended Washers (Zinc Flake Coating)
    2 M8 x 8mm Bushings (6061 Aluminium)
    12 M6 x 25mm Washers (Zinc Plated)
    4 M6 Nutserts (Stainless Steel)
    1 4g pouch Anti-Seize
    1 Installation Instructions
    OPTIONS
    (BASE) + STANDARD GUARD
    For WK2s without ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control).
    (BASE) + ACC GUARD
    For WK2s with ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control).
    (BASE)
    Base unit with NO Centre Guard.
  • OFF-ROAD PROTECTION
    Critical off-road protection for the Lower Radiator Core, ACC Camera, Windshield Washer Bottle and Air Suspension Controller. Accomplished via numerous sub-frame braces and high-strength steel that is 5mm thick on the main centre section.
    MAINTAIN OEM APPEARANCE
    The lower front fascia can be easily installed over the WK2 LOWER FRONT GUARD, maintaining the great looks of the Jeep Grand Cherokee while driving around town. Then when you're heading off-road, you can easily remove the lower front fascia via (5) 1/4 turn fasteners to reveal the WK2 LOWER FRONT GUARD.
    LOW INSTALLED WEIGHT
    Only 15kg (approx.) when fully installed. This is extremely light when compared to a Bull Bar which often weighs 40kgs (alloy) - 90kgs (steel).
    BETTER COOLING PERFORMANCE
    Our design provides significant air flow to the lower radiator core. This is especially important if you're towing, operating in hot climates or have additional items (off-road lights, etc.) restricting airflow to the radiator core. Considering a large portion of airflow comes up from the road surface, we're often surprised how many competing lower protection products are missing this critical feature.
    MAXIMUM APPROACH ANGLE
    Since our design doesn't extend past the front of your WK2, the maximum approach angle is retained.
    CCOMPATIBLE With EXCELLENT FRONT RECOVERY OPTIONS
    Can be installed with OEM Tow Hooks (if available for your WK2) or Chief Products WK2 Recovery Points & WK2 Recovery Hooks (engineer rated to 4,500kg).
    EASILY & INEXPENSIVELY REPAIRED
    Because we designed the WK2 Lower Front Guard as a set of components, if you damage one part, you can easily and cost effectively replace just that part.
    LOW COST
    Significantly less expensive than a Bull Bar, especially when you include shipping and installation costs.
    EASY TO INSTALL
    We provide easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. If you're half-way decent with a wrench you can install this yourself.
    INDUSTRY LEADING CORROSION PROTECTION
    We utilise E-Coat (Electrophoretic Coating) to provide the very highest corrosion protection available for steel automotive parts. Deposited from a water-based solution using a high voltage DC charge, the process coats all wet surfaces with an extremely tough and highly corrosion resistant finish that is unlike any other process. On top of that industry-leading electrophoretic coating we apply 80µm of extremely durable powder coat (advanced polyester thermosetting powder). Finally, whenever possible we build our products with highly corrosion resistant materials and fasteners (stainless steel, aluminium alloys, etc.) to provide enduring protection against corrosion when a coating is scratched or damaged off-road.
    BOLT HEAD PROTECTION
    Our Bolt Head Protectors are engineered to keep critical bolt heads protected from off-road obstacles. They feature a slotted design that keys directly into the product with no possibility of spinning or moving when hit off-road.
    REAL WORLD TESTING
    There aren’t many off-road companies who own a WK2 as their daily driver, or regularly take it all over Australia in search of off-road adventures. In our opinion, that extra testing and passionate attention to performance leads to superior products.
    TOP QUALITY FINISHING TOUCHES
    We include all the details that matter. High tensile zinc plated bolts for maximum strength and corrosion resistance. Wedge-Lock washers to create bolted joints that are extremely resistant to loosening. Anti-Seize for bolted joints that are resistant to seizing. A Chief Products Shop Rag for all the dirty jobs around the garage. All packaged with extreme care to arrive safely and looking great.
  • Bolts into existing mounting points in the frame, no drilling or cutting needed.
    Fitment confirmed on the following vehicles:
    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    *  Fits USA & Export models.
    **  Fitment on Summit & High Altitude (2013-2016) requires permanent removal of the lower front fascia.
    ***  Fitment on Summit & High Altitude (2017-2021) and SRT (all model years) requires permanent removal of the lower front fascia and cutting of the plastic bumper.
    Fitment unconfirmed on the following vehicles:
    2018-2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Trackhawk
    Fitment confirmed with the following products:
    Uneek WK2 Grand Cherokee Bash Plate
    Rocky Road Bumper Kits & Winch Mounting Kits (2011 - 2018 WK2s)
    OEM Tow Hooks (part# 82212095)
    Product does NOT fit with the following products:
    Jeep Australia Tow Hook (part# CH8220WKRH or AUSWK14HOOK)
    Jeep Belly Pan (part# 68089029AC)
    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS


4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 40 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 38 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
98%would recommend this product
40 reviews
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    Gabriel
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 45-54
    Off-Road Experience Intermediate
    How Often I Go Off-Road Several Times per Year
    What I Enjoy Water Fording, Overlanding, Trail Riding, Expeditions, Ice/Snow Wheeling
    PRODUCT STANDOUTS Great Design, Excellent Quality, Easy Installation, Great Features
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Great product

    This is a very robust, well engineered and well manufactured product for my car. I am very happy with the purchase, glad my front end is protected and fits smoothly with the other ChiefProducts.

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    Monte F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    12 months ago
    Lower Front Guard on 2018 Overland

    First, let me say I'm not a hardcore off-roader. When I'm on a trip it is inconvenient to remove and replace the OEM front fascia. I don't like to drive on the highway without it since the lower part of the radiator and AC condenser are exposed and more vulnerable to damage from rocks and debris kicked up by vehicles in front of me. If I see something off road that interest me I risk damaging the OEM fascia if I don't remove it. I purchase this for two reasons, it will protect the radiator and AC condenser and the OEM fascia can be reinstalled without removing this guard, When I go on a trip I leave the OEM fascia at home. Product is good quality and all the holes are properly located. There are a couple of important notes I want to pass on about installing this guard. I didn't have to remove the front bumper fascia or alter it in any way to install the guard. Couple bolts on the outer edge under the bumper fascia were hard to access, but I got them. The instructions about cutting the two bolts that install into the chassis mounting bracket down to 47 mm in length is important. Any shorter than that and the bolt will not engage all the threads in the nut. These bolts attach the tow hooks. I have seen a youtube video where the bolts were replaced with 3/8-16 X 1.5 inch bolt. Wrong threads and not long enough. Correct bolt is M10 X 1.50. Even at 47 mm I still had to grind out a small portion of the chassis mounting bracket to install the bolts. Better than using a shorter bolt.

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    Francesca
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Leave off that Facia

    Seriously, bought this in conjunction with the sump protection and installing the two together took about an hour, if that. Very sturdy, flawless coverage and finish. Beyond happy. Very well packaged and shipped same day order was placed. Just trying to find an edge trim that fits now to clean up the look where the lower facia snaps into.

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    Ed
    Verified Buyer
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Does this company still exist?

    The full website pictures don't show. The mobile site gives different prices and stock availability than the full website. Multiple products are listed as out of stock. I've written twice to customer support asking a question over the last few months, no answer. I also reported the website issues twice, no changes noticed. If I put in an order, will the products show up? How fast do you respond to issues with products and are things returnable? So far this company is a black box to me. Odd because several people on youtube ordered last year and loved the products. Whichever team is running this ship (could be just the US) is no where to be seen, heard, or found. If I were running things or the leadership, I'd be pretty damn mad and making some big changes.

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    David R.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Solid Product

    I bought this after installing the rock rails from Chief. They worked great, and I wanted to have protection for all of the bits when the lower portion of the bumper is removed. The instructions are clear, but I watched this video https://youtu.be/CLK9zFYxRO4 several times for hints on how to deal with some items of fitment on my 2020 Trailhawk.

    It looks so good that I haven't reinstalled the lower portion of the bumper.

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