: '08 Chrome Vents for an '05?



luciano23
04-09-09, 11:57 AM
Thinking about putting chrome vents on my '05 to try and make it look more like the '08 model. I'm sure alot of you aren't crazy about the vents, but is there any where to get vents that look exactly like the '08 model? Ive seen some vents that look similar on eBay but not exact....

any help is appreciated;)

DTS_BOI
04-09-09, 12:41 PM
Im not sure about 08 vents, but you can get some aftermarket vents that are similar off ebay. You can even get some from autozone or someplace similar. Some are magnetic, while others stick on. Aftermarket vents usually run 30-65 bucks or so...

Good luck!

ifmracin
04-09-09, 06:21 PM
Yuck.
Personally, don't like em.

Main reason: eBay/Autozone lookalikes.
I see them stuck on every ghetto cruiser that goes by. Blech.

DTS_BOI
04-09-09, 06:47 PM
Everybody has there own personal taste. He was just asking a smple question. Lets keep the forums helpful and friendly please. An honest question deserves an honest answer....

Vents are not "ghetto". New Cadillacs have them factory installed, along with Jaguars, Maseratti and many other luxury automobiles. I get your point about "ghetto cruisers" having them, but Im sure this gentlemans car is not a ghetto cruiser at all.

luciano23
04-09-09, 07:12 PM
Everybody has there own personal taste. He was just asking a smple question. Lets keep the forums helpful and friendly please. An honest question deserves an honest answer....

Vents are not "ghetto". New Cadillacs have them factory installed, along with Jaguars, Maseratti and many other luxury automobiles. I get your point about "ghetto cruisers" having them, but Im sure this gentlemans car is not a ghetto cruiser at all.

yea im not really going to for the ghetto cruiser look. just trying to make the 05 look as 08ish as possible. i noticed alot of people dont like the vents on the sts , but i dont hear the same about the cts or escalade.

anyway

from a side profile, not many differences visually between an 05 and 08 besides the vents and the chrome door handles if im not mistaken

2005
http://i44.tinypic.com/9r8386.jpg

2008
http://i39.tinypic.com/2h35t1t.jpg

....

the closest i could find are these

http://i39.tinypic.com/nmlpp4.jpg what do you guys think?

http://i44.tinypic.com/2pzeau1.jpg

ifmracin
04-09-09, 08:14 PM
I guess I just like the clean look of no vents.
I'm not big on cluttering stuff up for no good reason.

Plus, now that people are putting them on everything under the moon, it even makes the '08 look like someone took it down to Autozone.
Nobody seems to realize that they are factory.

I do appreciate that you are looking for as close of a match to the factory vents as possible though.

DTS_BOI
04-10-09, 09:32 AM
The vents on the red car are my favorite. Where did you find those? How much? I may get them myself. The vents on the red car are my favorite....

luciano23
04-10-09, 11:52 AM
The vents on the red car are my favorite. Where did you find those? How much? I may get them myself. The vents on the red car are my favorite....

i probably should have pointed out the second picture (the red) is an actual 08 STS.....the picture above is the vents you can buy (on ebay)...sorry lol


by the way, does anybody know if the vents once installed are permanant? or will ruin the paint? as much as i want vents, i cant see myself installing them if they're permanant...