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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-22-2019 Thread Starter
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Installing premium bumper on base S550?

If you read my other posts you know my car was rear ended. The auto body shop has to replace the rear bumper completely, inner and outer. I know you cannot install a premium valance on a base bumper. The question is if replacing the whole bumper will a premium bumper fit or would it require modifications?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019
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All Mustangs, under the skin are nearly identical. You can install a premium bumper to replace the base model. But make sure all connecting components are for the new bumper and not the original. I was rear-ended earlier this year and the Ford dealership I took her to used a donor car with a premium setup. Long story, short, the only problem is they ordered everything else based in my VIN and things didn't quite fit right. If your shop of choice gets all parts for a premium kit, you should be good.

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Awesome thanks for the advice. Still not entirely sure if I want to spend the extra money though. Thinking of selling it if they don't total it. Estimated damage right now is 9k. They just sent it to the dealership though cause I pointed out a trans leak and oil leak that wasn't there the night before the accident. Yes I know for sure cause I was under the car inspecting every inch for leaks cause 2 days earlier the dealership fixed my timing chain cover leak and didn't secure the radiator hose correctly when done and it leaked. So literally the night before the accident I was combing over every inch looking for leaks. Now that it's leaking after the accident I'm worried that for the next 5 years I'm going to have continual problems with leaks and vibrations. Guess I'll have to wait and see what the dealership finds.
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