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Old 02-12-2007, 07:41 PM   #1
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Smacked a yield sign a couple of weeks ago in the snow and got some estimates today. The big boy commercial body man says $1,400 whereas the smaller business quoted about $800. Both do good work. I like the smaller business since he has no problem with me bringing in my own headlight housing (cleared of course ) I can get off of eBay for much cheaper. My question is whether or not an aftermarket front bumper is going to cause any fit/finish problems over an OEM bumper. I don't think he would have any problem with me brining in my own bumper just like the headlight.


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hrm.....i know it would be more work...but have you though of swapping up to the GXP front bumper?
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did the other two quotes include paint?


and to quote the ebay guy

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Brand New in the Box - Fit and Quality Guaranteed!
Meets or exceeds OEM specifications
he says guarantee.
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Yep, all quotes included paint. The $1400 was from a GM collision center while the $800 is from a very popular shop that does paintless dent repair but also specializes in bumper repair. He made a killing on the hail storm Columbia had in spring '06 and has opened up a new, massive shop. Very impressive. I like the GXP idea but I'm just afraid it would not look right. It wouldn't match the moulding down the side or on the rear of the SE. Funny you should mention that though. Those were the first words out of my friends mouth this morning when I talked to him. I'll just stick with the GXP wheels!
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