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Old 03-26-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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I wa wondering if anyone already researched the possibility of a front clip swap from a 05 gxp to a 03 sle or similar?it looks possible to the untrained eye.
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The side cladding and rear bumper wouldn't match up. Plus it'* false advertising, someone calls you out on your GXP, "Hey man lemme see that N* under the hood..."
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I know someone swapped the GXP rear, tails and trunk onto an SE, so those should work. The front bumper should swap with the inner support also. You'd need to check on fog light wiring. Door moldings may or may not.

As for false advertising, you won't find many people who will ask you that. Plus, if you like the style, then give it a shot. It'* your car remember.
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Are you talking 'clip' or fascia? Typically, a front clip is the ENTIRE front end of the vehicle. The front fascia and other trim is possible, but there are other parts you need to swap as well. Some of these will include:

Fog light harness. Connectors and light locations are different.
Filler panel underneath the forward section of the car.

I can't help but think there are a couple of items I'm forgetting. I'm sure someone will chime in here and help complete the list.
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The side cladding and rear bumper wouldn't match up. Plus it'* false advertising, someone calls you out on your GXP, "Hey man lemme see that N* under the hood..."
If he is only swapping the front fascia, the side cladding won't matter. Although something I wouldn't do, this is an appearance mod. If he were to start putting GXP badges on, it would be a different story. In 2005, the SLE has the same body style as the GXP.
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I have a sport car already and have no need to put the gxp bages on the car this is the "family" car.I just like the front grill layout and the foglight placement as well.You know i cant help but notice that the 2000 to 2005 bonevilles look alot like the mitsubishi diamante i had in 1998,just an after thought.
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