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Old 07-28-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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10-12 GT grill w/ fog lights on the V6

I would lke to fit a GT grill with the fog lights on my v6 bumper, does anyone ever did that? Is that possible? ( i know the grill doesnt fit directly into the v6 bumper ) what modifications i would need to do?
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Not sure but it should work.
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You would have to cut half the bumper off. With the v6 the area surrounding the grille is part of the bumper with the gt the area around the grille is part of the grille if you notice the gt grille is black all around where as the v6 is painted
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Not worth modifying (if its ever been done) to get a GT grill into a V6 bumper cover (2010 to 2012). The upper part of the V6 bumper cover would have to be cut, as the GT grill becomes the "top" piece.

For about $200.00 bucks, you can get a good used GT front bumper cover, then have your paint shop paint it. I went this route, and for under $500.00 total, I had the GT front bumper, lower valance, GT grill with fog lights, and paint work.

You may even get lucky and find a GT front bumper in your color with perfect paing. You'll pay more, but save on the painting cost.

Don't forget that the V6 fog lights used a different bulb than the GT's, so the plug end has to change. Either buy two ends and splice them, or buy a conversion plug kit.
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Don't forget that the V6 fog lights used a different bulb than the GT's, so the plug end has to change. Either buy two ends and splice them, or buy a conversion plug kit.

That all sounds great. What fog lights? My V6 has none. That is why I want to make the change. How much work is it to route the wiring and switch for the fogs? Thx
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Don't forget that the V6 fog lights used a different bulb than the GT's, so the plug end has to change. Either buy two ends and splice them, or buy a conversion plug kit.

That all sounds great. What fog lights? My V6 has none. That is why I want to make the change. How much work is it to route the wiring and switch for the fogs? Thx
Sorry , did not catch that you do not have fog lights currently.

I had bought a complete fog light kit from Starkey products. I think AM sells this kit; pricey, but it includes the OEM dash switch (replaces the one you have now (an added benefit is you'll gain the auto lights feature; headlights will turn off/on at dusk/dawn and when the wipers are operated). It comes with a complete stock appearing wiring harness, but the ends that connect to the fog lights for a V6 use an H11 connector, and the GT's use the H10 bulb. So, you can either cut the H11 (V6) off and buy H11's or buy an H11 to H10 conversion connector. It also has the V6 bezals and fog lights; you won't need this. I know you can buy the OEM light switch and wiring harness seperately. Give them a call. Make sure the OEM light switch is for the fog lights, as there's one for no fogs, and one with fogs (switch pulls out to operate the fogs).

I would discourage making your own wiring harness, unless you have access to the factory wiring schematics. It can be done, but to do it right (factory circuit connections), it's better to buy one pre-made. PM Charlie-Santos, as I think he made his own, but I think he used an under dash type switch. Be sure you use relays rather than wiring a homemade switch to a battery source; these bulbs draw a good amount of amperage; something a switch is not going to be directly good for as the direct switch to supply the power. The switch will arch, and eventually crap out on you. Arching is not a good thing under the dash either!

After I installed the Starkey kit, I ran this for about 8 months before I did the full swap of my 2011 V6 bumper to that of the GT front bumper. I bought all used parts; the GT bumper cover was $150.00. It was white, with no tears or cuts in its plastic. Avoid a cover that has these, as it's expensive to have the epoxy or glue done to repair these types of damage (my son works as a painter at an automotive bodyshop). Next was the upper GT grill and fog lights, and the lower valance. I bought all used there as well, and got some great deals off of Ebay. I'm now in the process of converting the lower GT valance to that of the Boss's; I want the Boss valance and splitter. I have the splitter, just need the Boss valance.

Other than the paint (my son did that), I did all the removal and install myself; that's actually easy to do. You can have the front bumper cover off in less than an hour. Installing is just as easy.
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Thanks for the info Bucko. I did not pose the original query but had the same plans as Luizleao and just broke into the conversation.
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This was mine. Got the whole setup done with wiring and all for 350. The bumper cost 220, and the grill with fogs were 100, the wiring and bulbs for the fogs to match my HIDs were 50 but with my discount got it to 25. Some lil stuff I needed to buy too but overall its 350.
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Here u go
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Here u go

Very nice Charlie, thanks for sharing.
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This was mine. Got the whole setup done with wiring and all for 350. The bumper cost 220, and the grill with fogs were 100, the wiring and bulbs for the fogs to match my HIDs were 50 but with my discount got it to 25. Some lil stuff I needed to buy too but overall its 350.
I thought maybe at one time you were going to make your own harness...maybe that was someone else.

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I thought maybe at one time you were going to make your own harness...maybe that was someone else.

As I get older, I get more forgetful. Where are my car keys?
That was me! Lol I made my own harnes with some wires, some line taps, and soldering :p
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This was mine. Got the whole setup done with wiring and all for 350. The bumper cost 220, and the grill with fogs were 100, the wiring and bulbs for the fogs to match my HIDs were 50 but with my discount got it to 25. Some lil stuff I needed to buy too but overall its 350.
Where did you buy everything? Was it new/used/salvaged? It looks great, by the way - want to do the same thing!

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I did the conversion on my 2010, I had $750 in it but I went C/S and the Boss Splitter
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Where did you buy everything? Was it new/used/salvaged? It looks great, by the way - want to do the same thing!

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I bought the bumper on ebay on a Take offs seller. Then I bought the grill with fogs on this forum. I bought the wiring and switch myself and tapped into my side maker lights with a manual off switch
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Make sure the circuit you tap off of is rated at the same amperage as the load its going to support. For example, the fog lights on a 2011require 15 amps, and the parking lamps are also 15 amps, so Charlies recommendation is a safe one to tap into. Under no circomstances should you ever tap into an unfused power source! If the circuit were to short out, or if you overloaded a circuit (too much power draw), the wire insulation will burn off, and lead to a potential fire. Don't simply add a higher fuse either, as the wiring is also amp rated. If the circuit is rated for 15 amps, keep it at that!
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I bit the big one today. I bought a painted take-off bumper, upper grill with fog lights and a Starkey wiring harness. Can't wait to see the results.
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I bit the big one today. I bought a painted take-off bumper, upper grill with fog lights and a Starkey wiring harness. Can't wait to see the results.
Here are my finished results, really pleased with the new look.
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I've been thinking about doing something similar...I have a 2014 v6 with fog lights but looking to get the kit off ebay I've seen to relocate stock GT fog lights behind the grill...anyone have experience doing this? [I love my 14' V6 and have been working on a few mods already, I live 30min from American Muscle but their website has a lot of really good quality parts and mods. I had a cold air intake, strut bars, lowering springs are going on this week with strut and anti sway bars, new throttle body and throttle spacers, front lip, 8000k hid headlights and fog lights, all internal and external bulbs swapped for LED's, 3.7 side badges, a BAMA TUNE with 93 octane setup with their diablo sport tuner. Tinted windows 25%...More to come just a few ideas for you.
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Ummmm u can't run a new tb and a spacer buddy......sorry to burst ur bubble but I hope I saved u from wasting ur time and money figuring that out the hard way

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Why there is a lot of room behind the grill how would that not fit or work?
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It's not the fact that there isn't space u can't put that bbk tb which is larger in diameter and put a stock size spacer. It defeats the purpose. It actually won't even bolt up because of that

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I still don't understand how you can't splice in a second set of fog lights to the stock ones bellow and mount then behind the grill with gt lights....there is room and i have a heat gun and shrink tubbing. If I buy a set of gt fog lights no grill and the buy or make custom brackets that bolt
Onto the radiator frame and onto the fog light frames. There is nothing to stop that from working.
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Oh good Lord......U didn't read a dang thing I said in my first comment......Ima just go ahead and leave this thread....

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Lmao so u put a bigger tb on a stock inlet spacer? It defeats the purpose just use a stock TB. I have the bbk tb, Long tubes, ports intake mani upper, lower, you shouldn't use a spacer that's like taking a step back lol

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I'm surprised it bolted up to begin with lmao

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I thought this was a GT grill and fog light post...
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