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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:18 pm 
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Finally finished the conversion to make the exterior of my 2005 Bonneville SLE look like a GXP less the emblems. So does she qualify to be called a SLP or GXE?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:46 pm 
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What all has been done to it, aside from the wheels?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:49 pm 
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Just the wheels and the spoiler. The ground effects, front and rear bumpers on a 2005 SLE are the same as the GXP.

The spoiler, although easy to replace, was tedious and took way more time than planned as removing the old adhesive on both the trunk and the replacement spoiler took a great deal of time (I did not want to screw up the clear coat). Also, had to order the special 3m adhesive tape, was not available locally.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:20 pm 
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Missing the GXP exhaust tips and brakes :poke: haha. Looks good though!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:24 pm 
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Gotta say, that's a slick looking ride. I do like those stock rims...they are second to the split 6 chromes with the gear graphic center caps for me.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:48 pm 
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Not bad! Looks good. Would have me look twice. Looks just like a 2005 SLE with GXP wheels.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:47 pm 
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nos4blood70 wrote:
Not bad! Looks good. Would have me look twice. Looks just like a 2005 SLE with GXP wheels.

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Thanks, maybe I should of changed out the exhaust pipes, overlooked that. I thought the GXP spoiler update was the key item to change, but I can see how the exhaust pipes make a big difference.

This was just a fun little project, although I did spend half a day trying to remove old adhesive tape trying to prevent paint damage. Maybe I will look at swapping out the exhaust tail pipes and removing the SLE badges.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:01 pm 
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How about SXE


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:32 pm 
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Jrs3800 wrote:
How about SXE



I like that best "SXE" !


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:34 am 
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Car looks very nice. Pretty country there - where is it?

If you decide to upgrade to shiny exhaust tips, here's a link on where to find them:

post441362.html?hilit=exhaust%20tips#p441362

Well, nevermind...those links are broken. I should have checked them before posting. 8-[ But you can still search for Silverline TK9002 and TK9003 - there's a left and right side.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:09 pm 
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looks good man!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:14 am 
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"Car looks very nice. Pretty country there - where is it?"

Thanks, it is the Appalachian Trail part of Pennsylvania. In the summer quite a few people are walking through the mountains from Georgia to Maine. These hikers live very primitive, kinda cool. When I see them I always try and give them a snack, Gatorade, etc.

The Appalachian mountains in this area are very old/ mature, and have become somewhat fertile for vegetation. They have worn down over millions of years and are covered with trees.


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Looks good!

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