Ive posed this same question myself. From the shape of the standrd bumper it look's like it will fit. But i've seen a diagram that showed there are holes in the bumper that the piece fits into.wkeatonjr said:Can the chrome piece for the rear bumper be added after purchase or does it require a different bumper altogether?
That's a hell of a great idea :thumb: - no reason why not, 3M holds really well. GM uses 3M for most of its exterior factory door mouldings.RIT333 said:Could you also have cuts the tabs off of the chrome piece and used a 3M Double Sided Adhesive Tape to attach it ? The stuff really hold good. Seems kind of scary to be cutting slots into a perfectly good bumper. Just a thought...
Great username by the way!! :thumb:axelfolee said:I thought about grinding off the tabs and then adhering the piece to the bumper using caulk or the double sided tape but I ultimately decided to just go the other route. I'm glad I did because that thing is really on there now and there's no way it's coming off. The last thing I wanted was for it go flying off while I'm doing 70 down the highway. I figured if I ruined the bumper somehow I could get a new lower cover for a few hundred bucks. Not chump change by any means but not disastrous. But the gambled paid off and like I said it's definitely not for the faint of heart.
Nice job axe can you post the part number for that? I think I might try it out on mine..axelfolee said:This is my fist post and I just wanted to chime in and let anyone interested in this know that you can indeed add the chrome piece to your existing bumper. I just finished installing it and could not be happier with how it turned out, it looks like it came right from the factory with it on. It does require cutting 16 holes in your bumper though so it may not be for the faint of heart. I definitely consider myself a DIYer so I had to give it a shot on my own but I'm willing to bet that any independent body shop will put this on for you for around $100. I ordered the piece from gmpartsclub for $200 including shipping and it took me about 2 hours to install by myself. I made sure to take my time measuring and cutting and being extra careful not to scratch the new piece. I held the piece against the bumper and marked where the openings needed to go. I used a power multi tool to cut all the openings but a Dremel may work well too. After forcing the piece in place by hand as best I could I then used a rubber mallet to tap the piece into it's final place. I rolled up a towel and put it against the piece and hit the towel with the mallet, do not hit the new piece directly! I was only able to attach a few pictures because this is my first post. I have about a dozen of the whole process though that I may be able to post at some point. Good luck!
If your talking about the lower chrome bumper pieces that comes standard on the LTZ's! Yes the will fit, you just have to make a few holes to mount them to the lower portion of the F&R bumpers! :thumb:Zeb said:Question, will the Equinox bumper part number listed here fit 2014 model as well? So far no matter what i google i can only find definitive proof it'll fit up to the 13' model year. Was hoping an expert could offer their opinion. Thanks ahead of time, sorry to resurrect the thread!
Thank you much sir! That was exactly what i was wondering!Toddman35 said:If your talking about the lower chrome bumper pieces that comes standard on the LTZ's! Yes the will fit, you just have to make a few holes to mount them to the lower portion of the F&R bumpers! :thumb: