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I have read earlier posts that some people were unhappy with the fit and installation of a Uneek Pre-Runner. Complaints of needing to cut away some of the original frame etc and poor powder-coating.

Has anyone had one installed onto an Overland recently?

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I put a uneek pre-runner and hidden winch mount on my 2014 Overland about a month ago.

The buying experience was terrible. The website/inventory system was not working and it wouldn't let me order online. When I told them about it they basically told me I don't know how to operate an online shopping cart. Eventually I got them to try it themselves and they admitted there was a problem and did a workaround, but they were in stock.
They claim to have military discounts, but the code they gave me didn't work for the discount, but I was too fed up with dealing with them to bother with it, plus I was trying to get them installed in time for a weekend trip.
After getting the order in it took about 2 weeks to get them (I'm in Melbourne). I missed two weekend trips waiting...
If they were open on a Saturday morning it would have been a lot easier to just go down and sort it out. I can't get there during the week.

During fitting you do have to use an angle grinder to remove a bracket (it is shown in the installation instructions). That doesn't seem to be a big deal.

Half way through installation I found that they had missed a drill hole, so I had to take everything off to drill a hole for a bolt. This was interesting because one of the excuses for being late was that they noticed a manufacturing fault and had to get it fixed. They obviously still missed something. So I'm skeptical about their quality control.

After installation I found that the compressor was rattling against the protection plate so I had to bend the plate away from the compressor. Not a huge deal, but shows it wasn't designed quite right.

Haven't had any issues with powder coat though.

I'm happy with the end result, but it was a painful journey.
I still want to do rock sliders and bash plate, but I'm undecided whether to deal with Uneek again. Chief looks quite good, but I'm inclined to support a local Melbourne company like Uneek if they can sort themselves out.

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Nice work!

What winch are you using?
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Thank you GCWK2 for the detailed and honest feedback regarding Uneek.
Your pre-runner does look really good though however my only other dealing with Uneek was a less than encouraging experience. Very poor follow-up and didn't seem all that interested in making a sale.

I do like the look of the Uneek pre-runner and Bill at Chief told me that their pre-runner is now delayed until I think mid 2018. I much prefer dealing with Bill - always extremely helpful, generous with advice and ALWAYS returns any communication. 2018 maybe just a fraction too long for me to be able to wait though.
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The winch is the Grande Mk III from 4wdsupercentre.com.au
https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/pro...etic-rope.html

I might do a post on the install if I have time.
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The winch is the Grande Mk III from 4wdsupercentre.com.au
https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/pro...etic-rope.html

I might do a post on the install if I have time.
Hi GCWK2

Please do! I think there's afew of use here who are interested, especially in the how to wire and if there's any work around to access the freespool lever.

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Following up on this, I did end up speaking to Uneek about this in person and the experience was much better, they did a great deal on some rock sliders and the bash plate which I had them fit and they did a great job. Now I'm looking at adding the Murchison Snorkel.
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Thank you GCWK2 for the detailed and honest feedback regarding Uneek.
Your pre-runner does look really good though however my only other dealing with Uneek was a less than encouraging experience. Very poor follow-up and didn't seem all that interested in making a sale.

I do like the look of the Uneek pre-runner and Bill at Chief told me that their pre-runner is now delayed until I think mid 2018. I much prefer dealing with Bill - always extremely helpful, generous with advice and ALWAYS returns any communication. 2018 maybe just a fraction too long for me to be able to wait though.
Hi gtjeeper,

I just came across this thread and thought I'd provide an update. Our WK2 Lower Front Guard + WK2 Hidden Winch combo is the most comparable to the Uneek Pre-Runner.

If you have any questions, shoot me an email and I'll see what I can do to help.

Our WK2 Pre-Runner (that will be available in 201 is completely different from the Uneek Pre-Runner. Ours will provide a much more integrated look, somewhat similar to the Ford Ranger Evolution Bar by Rhino 4x4, (http://www.rhino4x4.com.au/products/...-bar-2016.html).

I hope that helps!

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