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Old 03-25-2012, 01:04 PM
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Im looking to get rid of as much chrome on my truck as possible. I've heard that it is really difficult to paint over the chrome on the bumpers. I found a replacement sport bumper online for about 180.00 and was wondering if it is possible to install this in place of the upper and lower ST bumpers.

Also, can the chrome on the grille be sanded off easily and painted to match? I've seen some guys are plastidipping theirs, but I'm a little hesitant as to the quality with chips and peels.
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The sport bumper is different from the chrome bumpers on all the other models. The sport bumper utilizes different fenders and rides up a little higher against the fenders. You would have to replace your fenders with sport ones in order for it to come together properly. As for sanding chrome, I have no clue. Sorry
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Dose year matter with changing the slt bumper with sport bumper because I was really planning on changing it on my 06
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I'm pretty sure the fenders are the same, I'd never heard that before. The sport bumper does use different mounts and such though, it's an expensive job. Over $1,000 not painted IIRC.
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For the chrome on the grill. I believe soaking plastic chrome in bleach will remove that.

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I'm pretty sure the fenders are the same, I'd never heard that before. The sport bumper does use different mounts and such though, it's an expensive job. Over $1,000 not painted IIRC.
My bad on that. Same fenders, but different mounts. SLT has that little lip above the chrome bumper that is color matched. Sport has a solid one piece bumper.
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I had my chrome bumper replaced. the fenders ARE the same, but there is a major difference on how everything underneath mounts. Luckily I was on an accident and the body shop did the work for me. the cost was about dead eve from replacing the SLT front end and changing it to the sport front.


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Wow looks great!

Do you happen to have a fully complete list of what's required?
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Hey Henry , you might want to look into powder coating. I'll be getting mine done next week for $250 both front and rear, it would be easy for a good shop to match up a powder coat to your paint. Another option is to buy primerd bumpers , have them painted and sale your chrome ones to make up the cost. Good luck
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Sorry, i do not have the parts list. all i know is the body shop said the swap was not all that straight forward. But it looks great and lines up perfect if you can get it all figured out. I am sure you can find an exploded parts list to help. I think i saw one no to long ago. I'll see if I can dig up the web site again.
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