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post #1 of 21 Old 12-13-2008, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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Will an 08 SRT8 bumper fit on 05 laredo?

Came across a Mopar site selling an 08 SRT8 bumper cover for $135. Its alot cheaper that the 05-07 SRT8 bumper covers for some reason. I know the 08 have a diff profile under the headlights, but it looks to me I can grind that part off on both side and the front face of the headlights in my 05 will fall in front of the part I cut out and it will not be noticable. Here is the link, thought it shows a basic bumper in the diagram pic.

http://www.moparpartsamerica.com/par...layCatalogid=0

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post #2 of 21 Old 12-13-2008, 12:31 AM
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The grill and the bumper and the HL are all different on the 2008.

I would go all 2008. Then you can have the 2008HIDs too.

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So its prob cheaper to go with the 05 SRT8 bumper then? lol. The grill is over $200 for the 08, and HID's are prob big money. And from reading other posts somewhat on the PITA side to hook-up. I got the HIR bulbs in my headlights already, and really dont see the need to upgrade to HID. Oh, and how is the grill different? I only saw pix and know they have different part numbers but cant seem to see the difference.
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Was just tring to save some money if a little mod coule be done, but i'll go with the 05 SRT8 if it means changing my headlights and grill out. Not that much of a $$ diff anyways.
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It looks doable, the headlights are still the same size, the 08 bumper would fit in front of your headlights. The grille also looks the same size but might be different where it fastens to the bumper. If I get time I'll look up the part # for the grille to see if it changed.
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the grill is at a complete different angle and the size is different.

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Hmmm. Think im gonna have to take a ride to the dealer down the street with a tape measure and check out the difference with the 05 and 08 grills. LOL. Like I said, it looks to me the only difference is the 08 bumper turns up and fills in the space under the headlights. Was thinking of grinding that part away then adding some abs plastic to extend it back under the lights. A little body work and it should look good. I think the bottom face of the headlights would fall in front of the part I need to cut away anyways. Unless its like YB Normal said and there are different fastener points. I have been to the dealer neer me and I already know they will be no help, they wont even entertain the thought of trying to modify something to make it work, just tell me the SRT8 bumper isnt made to go on it in the first place.
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Well if you can put 08 headlights in an 05 then the grille would still have to fit between the lights and at the same angle.

Here's a pic of the 08 SRT8 bumper on an 06, the 06 also has 08 headlights.
Note the gap at the bottom of the grille to the bumper, there's the difference. No big deal.





With 08 grille


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post #9 of 21 Old 12-13-2008, 03:30 PM
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thanks YB for posting those...you beat me to it. Those are GRip Grip on cherokeesrt8.com
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post #10 of 21 Old 12-13-2008, 03:32 PM
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here are the part #'s for the complete SRT conversion for the body--

Front SRT-8 Bumper

- Front Bumper Cover ( Item # 5029989AB )
- Bottom Black Grill Insert ( Item # 5030066AB )
- Chrome Strip Insert For Bottom Of Bumper Grill ( Item # 5030069AA )
- Support Bracket ( Item # 5029991AB )
- Retainer Clips ( Requires 9 ) ( Item # 6503598 )
- Front Bumper Cover Support Extensions ( Item # 5030266AB right & 5030267AB left )
- Front Supports ( Requires 2 ) ( Item # 5030620AA )
- Front Support Bolts ( Requires 4 ) ( Item # 06507668AA or AA1 )
- Front Bumper Air Dam Brake Cooler Ducts ( Item # 5029992AB right & 5029993AB left )
- Front Bumper Air Dam Brake Cooler Mount Screws ( Requires 4 ) ( Item # 6503598 )
- Front Bumper Air Dam Brake Cooler Screws Hex Head ( Requires 2 ) ( Item # 6508146AA )

Rear SRT-8 Bumper

- Rear Bumper Cover ( Item # 5029990AB )
- Rear Bumper Absorber ( Item # 68001049AA )
- Plain Rear Chrome Support Strip ( Item # 5159095AA )
- Bumper Support Clips ( Requires 3 ) ( Item # 4806226AA )
- Rear Bumper Lamp Reflector Inserts ( Item # 55156103AA right & 55156102AA left )

Side SRT-8 Rocker Moldings

- Left Rocker Molding ( Item # 5030000AC )
- Right Rocker Molding ( Item # 5030001AC )
- Plastic Rivits ( Requires 16, 8 rivits for each molding) ( Item # 6500911 )

SRT-8 Front Grill

- Front Grill Black Clear Coat ( Item # 1CH981X8AA )
- Front Grill Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat ( Item # 1CH981RJAA )
- Front Grill Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat ( Item # 1CH981SBAA )
- Front Grill Blue Steel Metallic Clear Coat ( Item # 1CH981BMAA )

SRT-8 Roof Rails

- Roof Rail Universal ( Requires 2 ) ( Item # 5030272AB )
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Luv how that looks, but that gap below the 06 grill would annoy me. Plus the price for the 08 SRT8 bumper would offset the cost of new 08 lights and grill. Still wondering why an 08 SRT8 bumper is so much cheaper than 05-07.

Also I only have the 3.7, so the exhaust will be hard and costly to run with an SRT8 bumper, no??

Another question, I found a set of 20's that I really like. They are the "Iroc rims", basically look like the SRT8 without the pricetag. Someone told me they wont fit, even though it has the same bolt pattern. But they didnt explain why. I know there are different offsets so i'd like to cram em on somehow if possible.

http://www.finishlinewheels.com/spec...0IROC91B06.jpg
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Not having much luck finding 08 headlights, other than ones off ebay with scratches and broken tabs.
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post #13 of 21 Old 12-13-2008, 06:58 PM
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you need 20" wheels with an offset of +35-+50 to fit right...the Iroc wheels wont work.

I have a thread on streetjeeps showing what i did to fit the SRT exhaust to a non srt. Its pretty simple and any exhaust shop xcan do it.
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awesome, gonna check it out.
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Y pipe and srt muffler removed.....



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