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Thread: CTS-V front bumper swap

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    CTS-V front bumper swap

    Just wondering if anyone has done a front bumper swap on the new gen 08+ CTS'. Is it possible? If so what other parts other than bumper and grills are needed? Part #'s please?


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    Re: CTS-V front bumper swap

    you need a new hood and upper and lower grill. These things are different on the V

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    Re: CTS-V front bumper swap

    Oh ok. Is the hood mandatory to make the bumper fit or is it just because of the body lines not following through the bumper/hood? Can anyone tune in that has done this? Thanks

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    Re: CTS-V front bumper swap

    to make it fit and look right.

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    Re: CTS-V front bumper swap

    heres a guy who did it with out the hood, looks fine to me
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-bumper-2.html

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    Re: CTS-V front bumper swap

    Yes although my front bumper was an aftermarket reproduction. I have ordered an original CTS-V hood though so we will see how well it fits compared with the stock hood...

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    Re: CTS-V front bumper swap

    Did you have any luck with the V hood on your Non V bumper? I bought a V hood for my Coupe and the body shop just call me today and said that it did not fit and will not close because its hitting the grill??? I am going to check it out in a few hours and I will take pictures. Let me know if you had any problems. Thanks

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    Re: CTS-V front bumper swap

    No can do! The V grille is recessed about an inch at the hood line. When the V grille is use with the non V hood, the hood overlaps the grille but looks good. IMO

    I speak of sedan, not coupe.
    Last edited by Mistercoffee2; 01-19-13 at 11:53 AM.


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