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Changing front bumper from base to LS/SS

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject:  Changing front bumper from base to LS/SS Reply with quote

Hello all, I have a base bumper and was thinking of buying an LS bumper off ebay. I was wondering, will I need to buy anything else to go along with it such as bumper brackets, re-enforcement bar? I know they usually don't come with the molding but i was wondering if i could just take off my base bumper and just sit this --->http://www.ebay.com/itm/250942.....1423.l2649 bumper in its place??
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

If all goes well, you won't need anything, although when I removed the bumper on my car, I found that the metal bracket where the bumper bolts to the fender on each side was rusted pretty bad, and needed to be replaced. Replacements were available on gmpartsdirect.com, I can get you part #'s if you end up needing them. Not sure if you can reuse your molding, you might be better off looking for the earlier 1 piece bumper..

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

fog lamps an harness with a switch
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:07 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

PBnj wrote:
fog lamps an harness with a switch


yea i knew about that, i was gonna make a toggle switch and use the hid harness and tie it to my hid headlights.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

thats an LS bumber (WTF is a bumber?), not an SS bumper.

SS has holes along the lower portion of the bumper for the lower lip (separate piece)

You will also need the moldings for the new bumper, yours may not come off / transfer easily.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Pitch Black SS wrote:
thats an LS bumber (WTF is a bumber?) (WTF is a bumber (WTF is a bumber?)?), not an SS bumper.

er, typo?? it does happen to the best of us. And in my message I never referred to the ebay bumper as an "SS" bumper, I just mentioned it in the title as a reference in case I decided to go with an SS bumper.......[/u]
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

d3adpool wrote:
Pitch Black SS wrote:
thats an LS bumber (WTF is a bumber?) (WTF is a bumber (WTF is a bumber?)?) (WTF is a bumber (WTF is a bumber?) (WTF is a bumber (WTF is a bumber?)?)?), not an SS bumper.

er, typo?? it does happen to the best of us. And in my message I never referred to the ebay bumper as an "SS" bumper, I just mentioned it in the title as a reference in case I decided to go with an SS bumper.......[/u]


the (WTF) part was a ninja edit by one of the staff.

I realize you only said LS in the post, but wanted to make sure you know there was a difference due to your subject line.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:51 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Pitch Black SS wrote:
d3adpool wrote:
Pitch Black SS wrote:
thats an LS bumber (WTF is a bumber?) (WTF is a bumber (WTF is a bumber?)?) (WTF is a bumber (WTF is a bumber?) (WTF is a bumber (WTF is a bumber?)?)?) (WTF is a bumber (WTF is a bumber?) (WTF is a bumber (WTF is a bumber?)?) (WTF is a bumber (WTF is a bumber?) (WTF is a bumber (WTF is a bumber?)?)?)?), not an SS bumper.

er, typo?? it does happen to the best of us. And in my message I never referred to the ebay bumper as an "SS" bumper, I just mentioned it in the title as a reference in case I decided to go with an SS bumper.......[/u]


the (WTF) part was a ninja edit by one of the staff.

I realize you only said LS in the post, but wanted to make sure you know there was a difference due to your subject line.


understand, thanks mate
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