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    V bumper assembly

    Found this on ebay. not oem but may still be pretty good. Anyone bought this kit? Reasonably priced and free shipping.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/400474308437...84.m1438.l2648


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    Re: V bumper assembly

    Its odd how that's a V bumper but they listed as not being able to fit on a V??? Also keep in mind you will need other parts to fully integrate that into a non-V like the cooling ducts, front splash guards, lower bumper protector, and bumper absorber. AND if your car don't have the headlight washer, you will need to cover up that washer nozzle hole on the bumper. I had my body shop bondo it. But overall that is a pretty good price compared to OEM. Don't forget to add 300 for paint.

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    Re: V bumper assembly

    Yeah, I noticed that also. Maybe it has something to do with the absorber underneath the bumper meaning that they fabricated the bumper to cover the non V absorber. Who knows. I may send the seller a message. Anyways, you mentioned cooling ducts and front splash guards. Are those parts really necessary? I'm pretty much just want to do the bumper swap if I can.

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    Re: V bumper assembly

    splash guards are necessary but not the cooling ducts, as a matter of fact I upgraded my fog lights to the D3 led's and it got in the way of the cooling ducts, so I had to return them.

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    Re: V bumper assembly

    When you say splash guards, are you referring to the fender liner extensions? #13 on the diagram?
    Attachment 115297

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    Re: V bumper assembly

    That link doesn't work but its actually called the fender liner front halves. Below are the part numbers for left and right.

    #25796003
    #25796004

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    Re: V bumper assembly

    Been thinking of this as well. Add says dierect bolt on though. I'm guessing they've fabricated it. Any response from seller? Did you mail them?

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    I went ahead and bought it. It's at the painters now. I ordered the front fender liners, bumper absorber, lower trim, and the emblem as well. I hope to put it all on sometime this week. Quality of the bumper seems pretty good.

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    Re: V bumper assembly

    Let me know how it goes. I may grab one also.

    I went into my local tire dealer today to buy tires and a dude had just pulled off in his V.
    He had taken off the V Chrome 19s and replaced with the black 20s.

    I ended up buying the 19s and low mi tires.... Was a great deal at $1000.00; however-

    To me the car now looks like it needs a more aggresive look to go with those wheels....IMHO.

    Now im gonna spend way too much trying to make it work for me.... But definitely going with a ifferent grill.

    ;-)

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    Re: V bumper assembly

    Ok, so I did the bumper swap yesterday evening. Everything turned out ok. The only issue I have is with the way the grilles fasten to the bumper. Seems like the clips are sitting kind of loose. Some would even fall out. I used the clips from the stock grille and also ordered extras from clipsandfasteners.com. I guess I need to find a bigger clip. Other than that, I'm satisfied with the turn out. You do need to buy the V bumper absorber to make the bumper fit. However, you do not need to remove the metal tabs from the metal brace as stated in the "How to" write up. My bumper fit just fine with the tabs left on there. I'm leaning towards plasti dipping the grilles and the front lip (splitter).

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    Re: V bumper assembly

    Pics, did you need the splash guards or did the original ones work? Thanks for being the Tester on this one...

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    Re: V bumper assembly

    Quote Originally Posted by smca View Post
    Ok, so I did the bumper swap yesterday evening. Everything turned out ok. The only issue I have is with the way the grilles fasten to the bumper. Seems like the clips are sitting kind of loose. Some would even fall out. I used the clips from the stock grille and also ordered extras from clipsandfasteners.com. I guess I need to find a bigger clip. Other than that, I'm satisfied with the turn out. You do need to buy the V bumper absorber to make the bumper fit. However, you do not need to remove the metal tabs from the metal brace as stated in the "How to" write up. My bumper fit just fine with the tabs left on there. I'm leaning towards plasti dipping the grilles and the front lip (splitter).
    How long did it actually take to do the conversion? I "think" or should I say "hope" I have all the parts needed. Nose is painted, grilles and running lights are installed. What I need to do is remove stock CTS nose and install V nose and related parts. Can I do it in a weekend? What is the hardest part of the conversion? I need all the help I can get. This is my wife's car and she never uses it during the weekend. I would like to have it back together on Sunday night and say nothing. She probably will never notice I did the conversion. I only get to drive it when we go out together.

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    Re: V bumper assembly

    About 3 hrs. its not hard at all.

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    Yes, I used the V fender liners. Seems like they stick out a little more underneath to accommodate the bumper.

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    Re: V bumper assembly

    Any chance of having the exact list of items to purchase (preferably with links) please? Just the items that are absolutely required. Thank you.

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