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I am looking for a little insight here. Have a 2010 Dodge 1500 big horn with the chrome bumpers and grill. I am looking to convert to color matched.
Can anyone recommend where to purchase these parts and also do you know if different bumper brackets are required? My dealer parts department is not being very helpfull.
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If you have a mineral gray truck I am looking to do just the opposite - go from the sport color keyed, to the chrome.
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I've looked into this. The bumpers are $$$. They come in plain and then you need to get them painted. Grill can be obtained but its not that cheap either and depends on the color of your Ram. Mine was not available when I checked.

As far as mounting them, it should be straight forward mounting.

Another option at least for the bumpers is to take yours off, take them down and get them media blasted to remove all the chrome and then have them painted.
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brvheart, Unfortunatly my truck is white. Looks like I am going to go ahead and have them sand blasted and re-painted.
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my opinion is if u wanted the sport bumpers you should of just got the sport model
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my opinion is if u wanted the sport bumpers you should of just got the sport model
how insightful.

I swapped the grille on mine just the other day, ordered it at the parts counter for $281. It comes painted and took all of 10 min to install. As for the bumpers. . . I dont mind the chrome bumpers.

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Here is a picture of another guys truck from another forum, some of you may know him. His chrome bumpers are paint matched.
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The bumpers can be chemically stripped (it costs around $100 - $120 in this area), then painted as you like them. I like that grille conversion ^^^^ it looks really good!

Or, if you like the style of your original grille, you can strip it yourself if it's plastic. Believe it or not, old fashioned Easy Off oven cleaner will remove the chrome from plastic, as will the old whitewall tire cleaner, BleechWhite.
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platinuminjected, I completly agree. I would of bought the sport model, but I found a used 2010 1500 quad cab, hemi, big horn, 20" KMC Rockstars, weathertech floormats, Predator, magnaflow muffler, cai, 9K miles for $25,500. I couldnt pass that deal up!
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The truck is going in tommorrow to get done. I am going to paint the chrome bumpers. I will post pics on Friday evening as soon as I figure out how to attach pictures. Going to get the grill, bumpers, mirrors, and handles colormatched. Getting the taillights, 3rd brake light, fog lights, head lights, and puddle lamps tinted, lastly getting the calipers painted white and a high temp clear applied. Hopefully it comes out as nice as I am hoping it does.
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