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

    Here it is... put it on the car without them damn clips that are being made in Somalia by little asian sweatshop children. Its been 3 weeks, dealer called and said they would reorder them again. My cars been sitting, just sold my spare cars and my old front bumper... which means it was zip tie time. I needed something to drive. No, I'm not proud of it. And yes, as soon as the clips come in, it will be PROPERLY installed. Before the pictures, here are my questions:

    Is the 2005-2007 Front cadillac emblem smaller than the 2008-2010? It has to be. The cutout for the emblem was nearly TWICE as large as my 2006 STS emblem. Oops. Buying a 2010 STS factory grill as we speak. I still need to paint the bumper reinforcement flat black, get the bigger emblem on there, get the clips that hold it FLUSH to the bumper, and find the chrome trim pieces from the factory upper and lower grill. That should be done in a week.

    Here you go... first one with pictures up of the conversion. (Hids are installed in low beam, high beam, and fog lights. They are the digital slim ballast HIDs, 8,000 in power.)









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

    Nice!
    How hard was adding the HID to the lows and fogs? I have the "intellibeam" with HID hi's and was wondering if it would screw with the system.

    The HID hi's are actually stupid bright but...

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

    Adding the HID is a piece of cake, but I dont know about the intelli beam. I did my high beam low beam and fogs a couple weeks ago and it was easy.

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

    fog lights are cake compared to the headlights, which are as easy once u get the bumper off. but maybe its me, with the aftermarket grill, i dont see a difference in the bumper styles, the grilles is what made the years a noticable difference. maybe it just me.

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

    The 2008+ grill OPENING is MUCH larger than the 2005-2007, as well as the lower part. Just look at a 2007 E&G mesh grill vs a 2008.

    Im not sure about intellibeam, but I had to drill into the housing to add HIDs.

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

    hmm i was looking at it more and it looks a little bigger. and yes to the drilling on the housings. i was able to fit the ballist into the compartment that leads to the parking light with the headlight but couldnt use it as the ballist wires didnt reach enough.

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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 K STS View Post
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    Is the 2005-2007 Front cadillac emblem smaller than the 2008-2010? It has to be. The cutout for the emblem was nearly TWICE as large as my 2006 STS emblem. ...
    Isn't that grill meant to work with ACC equipped cars? The ACC emblem would seem to fit perfectly in that spot.

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

    They give you a black backing plate regardless, but it looks stupid on an all mesh chrome grill.

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

    There really isn't that much of a difference between using the 2 styles of bumpers with the E&G grill. You would notice it much more if you kept the stock 09 grill.

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

    Why do people keep saying this? There is a huge difference. Why do you think I upgraded to the 2008+ bumper?



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    Not that much of a difference?!!!

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

    Yes nobody realizes the difference. The people at the body shop did not notice, and kept asking me why I was doing this.


    The people at the dealership kept telling me that I could put a 08-09 grill on my 05. I kept asking them if they ever go out and look at their cars.

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

    Ok well I guess if you are blind or whatever you can't see the difference. If you are compairing "A" to "B" as shown above, the difference is as clear as night and day.

    If you're refering to if people KNOW the difference, then no, the majority of the people would have no clue there was one. But obviously its visible.

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

    What's your final take on the fog light brackets--I think I recall you saying they weren't required-- or are they?

    I think it looks great.

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

    Thanks. Fog light brackets are NOT required. However, the LOWER SUPPORTS along the bottom of the new bumper are 2008+ ONLY, which the fog lights bolt to.

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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 K STS View Post
    Ok well I guess if you are blind or whatever you can't see the difference. If you are compairing "A" to "B" as shown above, the difference is as clear as night and day.

    If you're refering to if people KNOW the difference, then no, the majority of the people would have no clue there was one. But obviously its visible.
    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.

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