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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-07-2014, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Rim Size and Ss Bumper

Thinking about putting an ss bumper onto my lt since I broke my bumper .. only question is will it be to low with the stock 15 inch rims? Yes I am getting sideskirts with it.
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Well it's about $600 before paint vs a $200 base bumper.

Also, you should look into bigger wheels.

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Not tying to impose on your question, but how does it look with just an ss front bumper (no skirts or rear bumper). Thought about doing it but am kinda eerie.


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Looks better than stock.

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I did this, well I put the SPORT bumper on without the side ground effect trim and I think it looks okay. SS bumper was like $300 more.

Rim size will not affect ride height unless you screw with tire size.




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Okay thanks coby that looks very nice. I'm thinking about buying 18in rims for it as well but with my bumper being broke was my first priority.. I didn't wanna put a base bumper on then upgrade later anyway. I was just worried about my car sitting to low.
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If you go with the sport bumper it will be 2" lower in the front but no lower than the air deflector that is now or your stock bumper. so if you never rubbed with the stock you shouldn't with the sport. The SS bumper with it's lip on the other hand is and other inch lower and are now getting close to the ground. Plenty of info here on parts needed to do the swap.

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-08-2014, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Okay thank you for alll your help. Do you know where I could find a sport bumper. All I find are base and ss.
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Only place I could find one was at the dealer, paid $291 plus brackets, plus air dam, plus lower grill.

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Yea get the ss bumper
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