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Old 01-31-2015, 12:27 AM   #1
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Front end swap

Alright so I own a 2011 v6. I swapped it to the gt front bumper a while ago with the fog lights. Today I swapped front ends with a 2014 5.0. Swapped the bumper, hood, splash guard and all that

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I read a lot before and everyone said it was a direct swap.. It's not..
I had to cut a few pieces so the bumper support would fit with my headlights and I still have to mess with the foam part behind the bumper since I had to swap that so it would fit but the holes didn't line up

Overall I'm satisfied though
Looks pretty aggressive now!





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Personally I would have saved all the money you spent and spent it elsewhere, like on some new HID headlights or halos. Not those ugly stock halogens.


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That looks pretty good! If you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost?
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Looks good!! The 13-14 front end is my choice of front end. You need to update those head lights tho!!
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Personally I would have saved all the money you spent and spent it elsewhere, like on some new HID headlights or halos. Not those ugly stock halogens.


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Well I spent nothing on the 13-14 front end with the cdc grill, and chin
We traded front ends straight across lol and I have some lights waiting to go on. They're hid with halos and all that from Hidguy



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That looks pretty good! If you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost?

Nothing
We traded front ends
The only thing I spent money on was for gas lol met a guy, from Florida, in Louisiana. I'm from Texas so we met half way lol



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Can't beat free and a little gas money for the look you want!

Personally I like the 10-12 front ends and grille choices but the 13 and 14 rear ends. I'm about to finish my tail light and decklid swap on my 11 once my parts arrived. If I can find a 13-14 rear bumper and valance I'll likely do that as well!

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Well free is always good lol


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Looks good!! The 13-14 front end is my choice of front end. You need to update those head lights tho!!

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They change into many colors but since it's night time, my iPhone camera sucks lol I'll get better pictures in the morning



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So he got the 10-12 front for a 13-14?
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So he got the 10-12 front for a 13-14?

Yes



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Update complete!
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They change into many colors but since it's night time, my iPhone camera sucks lol I'll get better pictures in the morning



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Did you buy those from HIDModshop?
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Did you buy those from HIDModshop?

Yeah they're from them



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Good for you man! I like the ambition!


I personally like my 12 front end and the 13 rear end. Though I might consider a GT500 swap just to get that hood with the heat extractor. Anyway, very nice job, and I love the look.
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Good for you man! I like the ambition!


I personally like my 12 front end and the 13 rear end. Though I might consider a GT500 swap just to get that hood with the heat extractor. Anyway, very nice job, and I love the look.
You could get a 13 or 14 front bumper and brackets for cheaper than a GT500 likely. Then I've seen a surprising amount of take-off GT500 hoods on ebay.

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Thanks everyone!

Unfortunately the lights are messing up. When I step on it the lights start to flicker and if I floor it they shut off completely.. Not sure if it's the lights or the way the shop wired everything. Im at a different shop and they are looking at it so I can see what is the problem.



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Thanks everyone!

Unfortunately the lights are messing up. When I step on it the lights start to flicker and if I floor it they shut off completely.. Not sure if it's the lights or the way the shop wired everything. Im at a different shop and they are looking at it so I can see what is the problem.



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Did they put in a relay going to the battery or is it powered only by the headlight connectors?

If they're HIDs, you need a relay otherwise you'll get flicker.

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Not sure lol I'm still waiting here
Either way, I'm gonna go back to stock because the projector on the driver side is messed up. It's not centered like the other one.



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Not sure lol I'm still waiting here
Either way, I'm gonna go back to stock because the projector on the driver side is messed up. It's not centered like the other one.



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Well my gut says they didn't put one in or wired it badly. It would make sense that it's not getting enough power under load.

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Not sure lol I'm still waiting here
Either way, I'm gonna go back to stock because the projector on the driver side is messed up. It's not centered like the other one.



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Not sure lol I'm still waiting here
Either way, I'm gonna go back to stock because the projector on the driver side is messed up. It's not centered like the other one.



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Yeah the guy said they wired it up bad. He said they ghetto rigged it to work but that he fixed it for now. Now I'm gonna go to the original shop and try and get my money back or something for their sloppy work



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Any pics of 10-12 on 13-14?
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Any pics of 10-12 on 13-14?

I don't have any but I can message the guy I traded with and ask



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Alright so I own a 2011 v6. I swapped it to the gt front bumper a while ago with the fog lights. Today I swapped front ends with a 2014 5.0. Swapped the bumper, hood, splash guard and all that

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Today's 2014 5.0 swap
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I read a lot before and everyone said it was a direct swap.. It's not..
I had to cut a few pieces so the bumper support would fit with my headlights and I still have to mess with the foam part behind the bumper since I had to swap that so it would fit but the holes didn't line up

Overall I'm satisfied though
Looks pretty aggressive now!





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I noticed your car didn't originally have fog lights, when you swapped to the gt front end and had the fogs did you buy a harness to connect them? I'm doing a front end swap as well but I'm installing the gt/cs fogs that go in the lower fascia but I'm not sure what I'd need. I have a 2012 and the only cheap kit I've found is for 13/14 and they don't include the wiring harness. Any tips or ideas? Thanks!
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I noticed your car didn't originally have fog lights, when you swapped to the gt front end and had the fogs did you buy a harness to connect them? I'm doing a front end swap as well but I'm installing the gt/cs fogs that go in the lower fascia but I'm not sure what I'd need. I have a 2012 and the only cheap kit I've found is for 13/14 and they don't include the wiring harness. Any tips or ideas? Thanks!

When I did the first swap I bought the starkey harness.

I think this is what you need
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The shop that installed the first set of fog lights said they were impressed by the kit.



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When I did the first swap I bought the starkey harness.

I think this is what you need
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The shop that installed the first set of fog lights said they were impressed by the kit.



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Yeah I've seen this before. I might have to get it, but other than that did you have any troubles or missing parts/wiring. I have everything ready to go but the fog lights and want to do it all in one shot lol.
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