Jeep WJ Grand Cherokee Factory Grilles & Grille Inserts

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Welcome to the jeepExperts.com in-depth web page on WJ Generation Jeep Grand Cherokee Grilles. We have organized as a lot info as we may discover right into a useful desk under. Is one thing incorrect or lacking? Please get in contact with us and we’ll repair it!

WJ Grille and fascia kinds

Style 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
 

1999 Laredo1999 Laredo

 

1a. Chrome grille

  • Removable entrance grille
  • Backing hooked up to fascia
  • Rectangular fog lamps (non-compulsory)
Laredo Laredo Laredo Laredo Laredo
 

1999 Laredo1999 Laredo

 

1b. Chrome grille

  • Removable entrance grille
  • Backing hooked up to fascia
  • Rectangular fog lamps
Sport
 

1999 Laredo1999 Laredo

 

1c. Chrome grille

  • Removable entrance grille
  • Backing hooked up to fascia
  • Rectangular fog lamps
Special Edition
 

1999 Limited1999 Limited

 

2. Body coloration grille

  • One-piece grille/fascia
  • Rectangular fog lamps
Limited Limited —- —- —- —-
 

2002 Overland2002 Overland

 

3. Body coloration grille with
chrome throat rings

  • Grille separate from fascia
  • Backing hooked up to fascia
  • Rectangular fog lamps
—- —- Limited LimitedOverland LimitedOverland —-
 

2004 Laredo2004 Laredo

 

4. Body coloration grille with
brushed silver insert

  • New inset model grille design
  • Grille meeting and backing separate from fascia
  • Reshaped/vertical grille openings
  • Redesigned fascia
  • Round fog lamps (non-compulsory on base fashions)
—- —- —- —- —- LaredoSpecial Edition
(Body-color bumper)
 

2004 Freedom2004 Freedom

 

5. Body coloration grille with
grey insert

  • New inset model grille design
  • Grille meeting and backing separate from fascia
  • Reshaped/vertical grille openings
  • Redesigned fascia
  • Silver fascia trim piece
  • Chrome tow hooks (commonplace)
  • Round fog lamps
—- —- —- —- —- Freedom
 

2004 Limited2004 Limited

 

6. Chrome grille
with brushed silver insert

  • New inset model grille design
  • Grille meeting and backing separate from fascia
  • Reshaped/vertical grille openings
  • Redesigned fascia
  • Black tow hooks (non-compulsory)
  • Round fog lamps
—- —- —- —- —- Limited
 

2004 Overland2004 Overland

 

7. Chrome grille
with chrome insert

  • New inset model grille design
  • Grille meeting and backing separate from fascia
  • Reshaped/vertical grille openings
  • Redesigned fascia
  • Chrome tow hooks (commonplace)
  • Round fog lamps
—- —- —- —- —- Overland
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This 2002 Special Olympics Edition Laredo mannequin featured a Limited chrome-ringed grille.

Factory (OEM) grille alternative

See additionally: WJ grille and fascia removal

JU member Chris put in a black OEM grille from a 2001 Limited onto his 1999 Laredo, and likewise added a Stull Industries wire mesh backing. The Limited headlamp housings end off this very spectacular mod.

WJ grille and fascia meeting varieties:

 

Model / Year 1999-2000 2001-2003 2004
Laredo / Sport / SE Type A Type A Type C
Limited / Overland Type B Type A Type C

 

Type A: The fascia and grille are a two-piece meeting and may be simply separated

Type B: The fascia and body-color grille are a one-piece meeting and can’t be taken aside and separated with out completely slicing it.

Type C: The fascia and grille are a two-piece meeting and may be separated, the grille will come off with out eradicating the fascia.

 

 

1999-2003 Laredo chrome grilles (Type A) – The chrome grilles are separate from the fascia and may be eliminated and changed with any of the 2001-2003 Limited grilles that characteristic the chrome throat rings. The out there colours are listed within the chart under. The 1999-2003 Laredo chrome grilles will also be put in on 1999-2003 Limited fashions.

1999 and 2000 Limited grilles (Type B) – The body-colored Limited grilles utilized in 1999 and 2000 are manufactured solely as an entire one-piece meeting hooked up to the fascia. To change these grilles with both a Laredo chrome grille or a 2001-2003 chromed-ring grille requires that the present grille be reduce away from the fascia. Further particulars are offered within the Grille removing part.

2001-2003 Limited grilles (Type A) – These grilles can be found separate from the fascia, and within the physique colours listed within the chart under. The chrome trim throat rings, nevertheless, should not out there individually. The 2001-2003 Limited grilles with the rings may be put in on all 1999-2003 Laredo fashions. Alternatively, Laredo chrome grilles may be put in on 1999-2003 Limited fashions.

2004 grilles (Type C) – Jeep redesigned the entrance grille and fascia for 2004. The new design allowed for all kinds totally different grille variations that Jeep used within the mannequin lineup. The outer a part of the grille face featured both the physique coloration or chrome end whereas the inside portion was both a brushed silver end or chrome. Some homeowners have efficiently put in 2004 grilles onto 1999-2003 WJ’s utilizing their present fascias and headlamp mounting modules, however that methodology requires a slight quantity of match changes with a purpose to get the grille to seat correctly. See Grilles Part 4.

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Custom grille inserts for the WJ

A preferred modification amongst Grand Cherokee homeowners is a steel insert that’s positioned behind the manufacturing facility grille. Several totally different kinds can be found and the inserts may be added to any mannequin and yr WJ grand Cherokee. Shown under are among the selections out there available on the market, from customized manufactured inserts to cheap mesh that may be bought at Home Depot sort shops. Most inserts may be put in with out eradicating the fascia, though taking the fascia off makes set up a lot simpler. Fascia removing solely takes about 10 minutes, much less time than you’ll spending attempting to work the insert into to a decent space. Instructions for eradicating the grille, or loosening it up sufficient to entry it from behind, may be discovered on the Grille and fascia removal web page.NOTE: Extreme warning needs to be used when dealing with wire mesh as the sides may be very sharp. It is extremely really useful that protecting gloves be worn when performing a wire mesh insert set up.

 

Stull Industries stainless-steel insert:

1. Stull Industries diamond wire grille insert mannequin #2012, customized pre-cut from the manufacturing facility. The grille insert contains a 304 woven stainless-steel mesh and 304 stainless-steel rod. This specifically engineered insert is designed to put in with none modification to your Jeep and may be put in with widespread hand instruments. Shown in photograph # 1 is Chris Henry’s 2001 Limited. The Stull insert for the WJ retails for round $130. More info may be discovered at Stull Industries.com.

2. Stull Industries diamond wire grille insert proven put in on a 2004 Overland grille. This is definitely a 2002 Limited with a 2004 grille improve, owned by Jeep Unlimited member LowriderWJ. Due to the brand new grille design for 2004, the insert is hooked up to the headlamp mounting module. The installation on 2004 fashions could be very straightforward, because the grille is held on by clips and may be simply eliminated with out eradicating the fascia.

3. Same as #2, close-up view.

Billet model horizontal slat chrome insert:

4. Billet model horizontal slat chrome insert, proven with chrome grille. Available on Ebay for round $70.

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5. Same as No. 4 above, proven with 2001-2003 Limited chrome rings grille.

6. Billet model vertical slat chrome grille insert, proven with chrome grille. These adhesive-backed inserts connect to the black inside grille help and can be found on Ebay for round $30. Also out there from Autogrilles.com (point out this site for a particular low cost).

Aluminum gutter guard wire mesh / different mesh:

7. Aluminum gutter guard wire mesh. This is one among many several types of cheap materials that can be utilized for a grille insert. Typically out there at Home Depot and different {hardware} shops for just some {dollars}, it should be customized reduce and shaped to suit the grille meeting. Other forms of mesh that individuals have used embrace “steel lathe”, “stucco mesh”, “diamond wire” and even “rooster wire”. If utilizing a steel mesh, it’s instructed that or not it’s painted previous to set up to stop it from rusting.

Speed Grille insert:

8. Speed Grille insert from Street Scene Equipment. The grilles are constituted of sturdy 5052-grade aluminum, in a typical anodized satin end, or may be painted to color-match your automobile’s paint scheme. Most Speed grilles require no slicing or drilling for set up, utilizing a patent-pending clip-on system. Detailed directions and all needed {hardware} are included with the equipment. Available for round $130.00.

Billet insert for 2004 fashions:

9. Brushed aluminum billet grille insert from Mr. Grille. Shown put in on a 2004 Limited. The grilles are constituted of T-6 aluminum for power and sturdiness. These grills set up rather than the present black plastic backing. There isn’t any slicing or drilling to the automobile required. Other kinds are additionally out there for all 1993-2003 mannequin Grand Cherokee’s.

2002 SE with Aluminum gutter guard wire mesh

Jeeps Unlimited member BigJamesProp used aluminum gutter guard for the insert on his 2002 GC Special Edition. The prime row of mesh was shaped across the openings of the chrome piece after which simply sandwiched between the grille and the grille backing. It is held in place with none attachments. The decrease mesh was additionally shaped across the openings, after which hot-glued across the edges to maintain it firmly in place.

2001 Limited with Stull Industries insert

Gbgary’s black 2001 Limited with a Stull insert (and plenty of different mods).

2000 Laredo with wire mesh insert

Ryan Church’s 2000 Laredo exhibiting customized grille inserts together with the customized brushed aluminum look on the grille. Also discover the modified headlights with the deleted amber reflectors and lenses. You can see extra of Ryan’s images Here. You may also go to his web site at Carolina Classic Trucks.com.

Vertical Billet model from Autogrilles.com

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