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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, CTS-V bumpers on a 08 CTS How-to in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; my bad when I said nozzle i meant cover....thanks chris...
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    Re: CTS-V bumpers on a 08 CTS How-to

    my bad when I said nozzle i meant cover....thanks chris

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    Re: CTS-V bumpers on a 08 CTS How-to

    Thanks for your help guys, you really know what you're doing and I trust your judgement.
    I'll look online and order the bumper absorber and splash shields probably today. I guess I'll try and get the holes covered
    if I can't find something that doesn't look like crap.

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    Thanks Chris. So can I buy parts 2, 3and 4? and also do the nozzle covers come painted? if so let me know the total, I'll
    buy them all.

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    Re: CTS-V bumpers on a 08 CTS How-to

    that's what i thought, but i figured that the picture would be better than an explanation

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    Re: CTS-V bumpers on a 08 CTS How-to

    Quote Originally Posted by jlpz View Post
    Hi guys,
    I just purchased my first Cadillac in November
    It is a 2011 CTS, I love it. I had been looking into swapping the front bumper with the CTS-V one
    Before I bought the car. So far I have a bumper coming from Ebay, same color, immaculate for $400 delivery. included and I'll be ordering the grilles very soon.
    I still need to buy the fog light bezels. My questionn is... my car does not have the headlight washers
    but the bumper I bought does. Does anyone know where I can buy just the nozzles or some close to the design?
    I don't care about their function, just cosmetics. One of my friends disabled his on his Mercedes, all it did was wet his hood anyway.
    Also is the foam bumper cushion the same for either bumper, can I reuse mine and are the front wheel
    Well covers interchangeable? I called 2 Cadillac dealers but they were no help. You'd think I was asking for trade
    secrets.
    If anyone has parts for sale or knows anywhere I can find them, or any advice I'd greatly appreciate any help.

    The bumper swaps I've seen here are absolutely amazing!!!!! I can't wait to be next. Thank you.. Jose

    Reply #60 below has a list of the things you will need for the front bumper. You will need a box of the grill clips in reply #93 below, there are not enough on the CTS grill to install the V grill and fog light bezel. I would also get a box of the Push Retainers (PAS1860-25) from the same place in #93 below. It is easy to damage them when removing. Best to have some on hand.

    For the rear bumper you will need the bumper, 4 reflectors, the energy absorbers and the lower cover.

    The energy absorbers (front or rear) are not the same on CTS and V. Also, a new front bumper does not include the "lower cover" (sometimes referred to as the splitter) and the rear bumper does not include the lower cover.

    PS: The little bezels (plastic rings) around the fog lights cost shipped, $129 for 2.

    I hope to have mine completed next week. V front and rear and hood. Now I want the rocker moldings.

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    Re: CTS-V bumpers on a 08 CTS How-to

    Thanks for the new info. Does anyone know the part numbers for the bumper ansorber and for the front splash shields and the lower cover "splitter"?

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    Re: CTS-V bumpers on a 08 CTS How-to

    Hey Rippy, you have a customer below.

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    Re: CTS-V bumpers on a 08 CTS How-to

    there's two absorbers... one for pedestrian protection (like front parking assist i guess)
    i doubt many US cars have that option (if any at all)

    20782127 is the number for absorber the one without pedestrian protection

    part numbers for the fender liners (splash shields) and the lower deflector (splitter) can be found at that link also

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    Re: CTS-V bumpers on a 08 CTS How-to

    Quote Originally Posted by Mistercoffee2 View Post
    Hey Rippy, you have a customer below.
    Lol, Mrcoffee, I've already spent some bucks at Rippy's

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    Re: CTS-V bumpers on a 08 CTS How-to

    they're everywhere!


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    Re: CTS-V bumpers on a 08 CTS How-to

    Hi all. Update on my project I just received my first package. My silver painted CTS-V bumper from Ebay. Immaculate paint and no scratches................. wait for it...........broken down the middle. My day sucks now!!!!
    Just sent the seller a message, I hope it works out soon.


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    You'll probably have to file a claim with the company that shipped it. Seller will probably not refund you because he will then be stuck with a broken bumper. Hopefully he insured it for the value that he charged you.

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    Re: CTS-V bumpers on a 08 CTS How-to

    Quote Originally Posted by Pdabs View Post
    You'll probably have to file a claim with the company that shipped it. Seller will probably not refund you because he will then be stuck with a broken bumper. Hopefully he insured it for the value that he charged you.

    I hope he did. I should have too. They didn't reinforce the center in any way. It was wrapped in foam. No box or crate.

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    Re: CTS-V bumpers on a 08 CTS How-to

    sorry to hear about this

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    i know exactly how you're feeling right now (and how the ebay seller is feeling)

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    we don't ship bumper covers anymore because of situations like this

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    Re: CTS-V bumpers on a 08 CTS How-to

    I was contacted by the seller yesterday, he said that he didn't think a body shop would repair it with a tear
    right down the middle because it is a stress point. I took it to 2 different body shops and they said the same thing. He said he's going to take the loss and even pay for
    return shipping. Talk about a class act. Now I have the 2 body shops looking for the bumper for me.

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    Re: CTS-V bumpers on a 08 CTS How-to

    Quote Originally Posted by jlpz View Post
    I was contacted by the seller yesterday, he said that he didn't think a body shop would repair it with a tear
    right down the middle because it is a stress point. I took it to 2 different body shops and they said the same thing. He said he's going to take the loss and even pay for
    return shipping. Talk about a class act. Now I have the 2 body shops looking for the bumper for me.
    I'm happy you got good news. I have read your post and IMHO the shipper was responsible for the damage due to poor packing. The next time I'm at my storage unit I will take a photo of the box my bumper shipped in from GM. You will not believe the size of this box.

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