Originally Posted by magr80 View Post
[quote=padgett;13184731]Looks really nice & I plan something similar. Two questions:
1) Which is the right part number for a 2012 Laredo Grille: 55079377AC or 57010708AC or something else entirely have 2011 parts listing but not 2012)
2) What prep is need for the paint to stick properly ?
Suspect that for the $400 difference between a chrome plastic grille and the body color grille that one could be painted. I am finding some subtle differences in parts between the 2011 and the 2012.
^I have never seen a body color grille. I purchased it off of ebay so I am not sure of the exact part number. Sorry In order to prep the grille, it was sanded down with 320g paper and then sprayed with an epoxy followed by paint then clear. The shop I took it to was unsure if it would stick and never tried this method so he actually did not charge me. He said if the paint held up, to come back in 3 months and pay him $100 for the job. Which I thought was very fair!
Originally Posted by superserialMBP View Post
In total, $260+the grille. The price came out to be more than I expected but it included the front and lower grilles and turned out pretty nicely in my opinon.
Originally Posted by jchochla View Post
Originally Posted by JMP8562 View Post
Part Number- 234157W
The putcos are a direct plug and play and go in just like a factory bulb which entails taking the factory air box off in order to get to the driver's side lamp, unless you have freakishly long and thin hands haha.
Total install time was about 35 minutes (5 on the passenger and 30 on the drivers)
Thanks for all the compliments guys! And sorry for such a long post!