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The more and more I look at the chrome strip that accents the top of the whole bumper on my C, they more I might think the car would look better without it there. I have a minor (but noticable enough to be replaced) ding in the bumper and the chrome strip anyways, so I'm going to have to get a new bumper/chrome trim which my dealer says is gonna cost me upwards of $800. I was wondering if I could perhaps replace the bumper with a base model bumper or something? I plan on adding rectangular exhaust tips which wouldnt look right with the exhaust cut outs on the C bumper anyways. Only problem I have is that i currently have rear back up sensors and would like to keep them.
Does anyone know if i can interchange a base model or touring bumper on my C then cut out holes for the back up sensors? Or any other ideas on how to achieve a chrome-less bumper?
 

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You should be able to change them, you would have to drill holes in the bumper so the sensor can still sit in there. Any good body shop should be able to do this for you. Although you might want to do a test fit or something 1st with the exaust to make sure it clears the bumper.
 

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Hey Len, why don't you just paint over the chrome strip? It will look just like the top of the SRT8 rear bumper, and also cheaper than buying a new non-C bumper, then trying to retrofit the rear back up sensors.. Here's a pic.
 

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thats exactly the look im trying to achieve. i was unaware the srt8 did not have the chrome trim. however the fact still remains that i need a new bumper because of that ungodly blemish. im going to try to take it to a good body shop and see if they can fill it and not have to replace it, as i dont think it needs to be completely replaced personally, and can be touched up. will a base model bumper cost me any less from the dealer than a c bumper would? i imagine so because in their price quote they are charging me for the bumper and chrome accent, if i got the base one i would only have to pay for the bumper.
 

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lennoxavesosa said:
thats exactly the look im trying to achieve. i was unaware the srt8 did not have the chrome trim. however the fact still remains that i need a new bumper because of that ungodly blemish. im going to try to take it to a good body shop and see if they can fill it and not have to replace it, as i dont think it needs to be completely replaced personally, and can be touched up. will a base model bumper cost me any less from the dealer than a c bumper would? i imagine so because in their price quote they are charging me for the bumper and chrome accent, if i got the base one i would only have to pay for the bumper.
Couldn't it be ordered without the chrome accent if so requested?
 

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i assume so, but i think there would be a void in the bumper where the chrome should be and wouldnt flow properly with the lines of the rear. someone please help me on this im taking the car into the shop this week!
 
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