Got just about all the parts for the fix and conversion!
Front and rear pre painted color matched steel bumpers arrived and they look real good. Rear bumper I opted for fully assembled so it comes with all new plastics, brackets and lights etc all pre installed… even new hardware for the install. These are a 2-3 coat base and 2 coat clear and they are FAST. Got the rear bumper in less than 1 week and the front I got this past Friday.
Upper front bumper cover, opted for new but just primed as they wanted $550 for a painted non folded for shipping version, got a new one for $100 and a qt of paint and 2k clear for $100 which I will use for the grille as well. Grille is in and picked up a few clips and stuff so I have everything Just in case. Tested and assembled the new morimoto HXB 4 banger fogs and they are beasts! All I need to do is paint the upper front cover and grille and wait for winter to be over.
One annoying thing is that the AGS has been annoying the $hit out of me. I pulled the unit to check and I’m pretty sure the motor/actuator is bad and causes my Cel to come on which kills my remote start. No one but one company sells the motor by itself and it’s $160 for a [email protected]
servo. I don’t want the AGS at all but no one can confirm if it can be deleted with AlFAOBD. I have purchased the knock off motor and will get that modified and relocated so I don’t have to worry about it for now and delete the AGS. Also picked up a cheap rear tailgate badge and color matched it. Wish it was better quality but not many options with the factory beveled edge perimeter like stock. All the nicer bagels are hard edge which I don’t really like and are a 2 piece design.
Good news is so far with everything I’m $900 lower than what the insurance gave me and I’m getting better fogs, paint matched front and rear bumpers!