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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, 2005-2007 To 2008-2010 STS Front bumper w/ E&G & HID FINISHED! But not finished. Help in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Removing the bumper took us like 10 minutes. Just get on your back and pop out the 2 screws facing ...
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    Re: 2005-2007 To 2008-2010 STS Front bumper w/ E&G & HID FINISHED! But not finished.

    Removing the bumper took us like 10 minutes. Just get on your back and pop out the 2 screws facing the front of the tire, then the 5-8 screws along the bottom of the bumper. Then pull off. Very simple. We have done it so many times now we could be on a time trial for the cadillac sts nascar track edition.

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    Re: 2005-2007 To 2008-2010 STS Front bumper w/ E&G & HID FINISHED! But not finished.

    Lol I'm also wondering where you stuck the ballast for the HID. I know they get pretty hot and I don't wanna just stick em anywhere.

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    Re: 2005-2007 To 2008-2010 STS Front bumper w/ E&G & HID FINISHED! But not finished.

    If you get good digital ballasts (Philips) they don't get that hot. You can stick them pretty much anywhere. you can use zip ties, bolts, Velcro, anything you want. Usually a "real" Philips HID kit retails for $399. But I found a store on ebay that sells them for $179-199, depending on which bulb size and color. They are shipped from the USA too, not china, and you can go to the Philips site and run the serial number they give you to confirm they are genuine.

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    Re: 2005-2007 To 2008-2010 STS Front bumper w/ E&G & HID FINISHED! But not finished.

    So what are you guys doing with the old grilles? I could make a few good Eldorado or older STS V-grilles with those.

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    Re: 2005-2007 To 2008-2010 STS Front bumper w/ E&G & HID FINISHED! But not finished.

    I am selling mine, and my bumper. Email me if your interested.

    billrtok@gmail.com

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    Re: 2005-2007 To 2008-2010 STS Front bumper w/ E&G & HID FINISHED! But not finished.

    Sold my old bumper/grill for $500.

    I mounted both my highbeam and lowbeam ballast behind the headlights. I mounted my fog light ballast above the air dam under the car.

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    Re: 2005-2007 To 2008-2010 STS Front bumper w/ E&G & HID FINISHED! But not finished.

    that is right about where i mounted mine. lots of room for them. im thinking about getting a second set of head light housings to modify them.

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    Re: 2005-2007 To 2008-2010 STS Front bumper w/ E&G & HID FINISHED! But not finished.

    I mounted my fogs on behind the splash shield of the wheel wells on the front side behind the headlights. There is a little compartment up in there that is only accessible by taking the plastic wheel well lining off.

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    Re: 2005-2007 To 2008-2010 STS Front bumper w/ E&G & HID FINISHED! But not finished.

    You need to black out the Aluminum bumper frame.

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    Re: 2005-2007 To 2008-2010 STS Front bumper w/ E&G & HID FINISHED! But not finished.

    Monday:

    Bumper reinforcement painted flat black
    clips hand made by asian children installed
    tiny 05-07 emblem taken off

    next week:
    super bright yellow DRLs installed
    huge 08-10 cadillac emblem placed on grill
    upper chrome trim around grill installed
    hopefully find an OEM 06-08 STS lower grill to take trim off of
    remove K&N conical air filter
    take car to dealership to fix 10 problems.

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    Re: 2005-2007 To 2008-2010 STS Front bumper w/ E&G & HID FINISHED! But not finished.

    good list! LOL

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    Re: 2005-2007 To 2008-2010 STS Front bumper w/ E&G & HID FINISHED! But not finished.

    the stock 08-09 grille looks better in my opinion.

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    Re: 2005-2007 To 2008-2010 STS Front bumper w/ E&G & HID FINISHED! But not finished.

    way better.

    Just got the car back from the dealer.

    removed small tiny cadillac emblem
    put PROPER asian child made 3 week wait $65 dollar clips to hold grill flush to bumper in
    painted bumper bar flat black
    got second $5,000 nav radio in 1 month

    the modified yellow 3157 bulbs looked amazing, but the ****ing passenger side went out when I got the car back from the dealer. *******s. now I have to take the bumper off again (6th time.)

    still waiting to see if i can find an 08-10 lower grill. still waiting on 08-10 UPPER grill to arrive in mail (been a week.)

    removed the K&N, put factory intake back in. God it feels like a dog now. I sprayed the K&N down with brake cleaner to help remove the oil. Now Im torn between trying that filter again, or going with an amsoil filter ive read so much about. Signed my company to be an amsoil dealer today (let me know if you need anything.)





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    Re: 2005-2007 To 2008-2010 STS Front bumper w/ E&G & HID FINISHED! But not finished.

    Quote Originally Posted by Regulator View Post
    How often are two STS's sitting next to each other in order to compare the size of the grilles? Even seeing the two pictures you posted, they are more similar than I thought they would have been.

    People have a hard enough time telling the difference between the CTS and STS....do you think they are saying "Oh man, check out that STS, is that the 2007 or 2008.....oh it must be the 2008, I can tell because the Grill is slightly bigger"

    If you were going with the E&G, then you should have kept your original bumper on.
    Yeah, I get that too, when trying to explain the difference between a V and an STS with E&G V grille.

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