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    Sorry about the pics. Trying to figure out how to post them properly and having troubles

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    This was with my old set of 26" Lexani rims. Had them on about a month and sold them. Bought the wrong offset and they were rubbing like crazy. Drove me nuts

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    Looks great BlownEscalade.

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    Re: *** CALLING WATERKING *** - Platinum Conversion Questions / Details

    Ok so after reading this thread I went to the link mentioned to where someone ordered the parts needed for the conversion. I don't know if I didn't know what I was looking for but I didn't see anything referencing platinum front bumper etc. can someone help to where to go to find all necessary parts to complete conversion. Also Brown Escalade I see you have the color match splash guards on you truck with factory 22s do you think they will fit without rub with 24s?

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    Hi, I can't see it rubbing with 24's as the splash guards are low enough. I got my platinum facia assembly through eBay. If you go through that website, look for platinum edition and there are a few every once a while that pops up. Just have to keep looking.

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    Look under front facia assembly on the website.

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    Re: *** CALLING WATERKING *** - Platinum Conversion Questions / Details

    I really want that on my truck...I just wish I could find someone to pay to do it as I don't have time to take the project on myself.

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    Re: *** CALLING WATERKING *** - Platinum Conversion Questions / Details

    Quote Originally Posted by IgotGAME View Post
    I really want that on my truck...I just wish I could find someone to pay to do it as I don't have time to take the project on myself.
    As mentioned by BlownEscalade, the "project" is a 2 hr swap of front end parts with simple hand tools. The hardest part is finding a nice used / take off platinum front end.

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    Re: *** CALLING WATERKING *** - Platinum Conversion Questions / Details

    All you need is a 10mm and 7 mm wrench.

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    Loosen the front of the liner with a 7mm wrench and take off the three front push clips. Then inside holding the fender and bumper together there are two 10mm screws another 10mm screw right beside back of the fog light. Undo those. Then the I think 6 - 10mm screws on the very top of bumper and pull off. She will be a little tight pulling it off the tow hooks but she will come out nice. Goes on the same way.

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    Re: *** CALLING WATERKING *** - Platinum Conversion Questions / Details

    Quote Originally Posted by BlownEscalade View Post
    All you need is a 10mm and 7 mm wrench.

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    Loosen the front of the liner with a 7mm wrench and take off the three front push clips. Then inside holding the fender and bumper together there are two 10mm screws another 10mm screw right beside back of the fog light. Undo those. Then the I think 6 - 10mm screws on the very top of bumper and pull off. She will be a little tight pulling it off the tow hooks but she will come out nice. Goes on the same way.
    that begs one question I had...I take it you lose the tow hooks with the platinum bumper? Taking off the bumper is easy, do you happen to remember how hard / what size sockets / tools were required to remove the tow hooks? (if thats required at all)

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    Tow hooks stay on. It doesn't get in the way. They just sit behind the bumper.

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    Can't use them no more, but who ever uses their tow hooks?

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    Good info, thanks!...yeah no kidding

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    Re: *** CALLING WATERKING *** - Platinum Conversion Questions / Details

    So what is a good price for everything you will need? I found the bumper on eBay for $1500 (says it includes all necessary assemply parts) but don't know if that is over priced or if I should jump on it. Thanks BlownEscalade for installion tips! Sounds fairly easy.

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    Re: *** CALLING WATERKING *** - Platinum Conversion Questions / Details

    I paid $1500 for mine. You will probably still need wheel well liners.

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    Re: *** CALLING WATERKING *** - Platinum Conversion Questions / Details

    got the bumper assembly in today and man was it a piece of cake, finally something easy to work on on this Escalade! Literally took me 20 mins to have the old one off and the new ones mounted up. Tweaked with it for about another 15-20 minutes to get the gaps how I wanted them and it was done! A couple of tips for everybody looking to do this....You DO NOT need to purchase the upper radiator shroud for the platinum version, you can very easily modify the stock one as all the holes are the same but 2. Here is a walk through in pics of what I am talking about.....Also as BlownEscalade said, the fender well liners are needed. It looks terrible how the non-platinum liners meet up (or dont meet up actually) with the bumper lines of the platinum bumper. I will be buying those soon.












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