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07-01-2006, 11:41 PM
Long story short. I hit a dog with my car. (Dog survived) I broke a fog light and bracket which I replaced, but I cracked my bumper underneath. Question is, i am searching for one on Ebay and all I find is bumper cover. Is this what I need as a replacement. I want to make sure I get an actual bumper and not something like a bra. Thanx.

07-02-2006, 12:00 AM
Yes, this is what you need. The bumper cover is what we all see, basically, the plastic outer portion that looks good. If thats all thats damaged, thats all you need.

07-02-2006, 12:07 AM
Thank ya much. That is what I will get.

07-02-2006, 12:50 AM
I would recommend getting a OEM GM bumper cover. A lot of those on e-bay are remanufactered covers.

07-02-2006, 10:46 PM
So dont buy this then?? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-FRONT-BUMPER-COVER-1999-2004-PONTIAC-GRAND-AM-GT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33640QQihZ014QQitemZ 330001960057QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

07-02-2006, 11:04 PM
That one does not look like OEM. If you look closely, there is no indent for the Pontiac arrow.

07-02-2006, 11:10 PM
Crap. I dont feel like spendin 300 bucks at a dealership.

07-02-2006, 11:54 PM
If you just can't afford the OEM part...... the aftermarket bumper will usually fit about 95% true. I worked at a body shop for a year and we'd use aftermarket parts here and there to save money....only with the customers knowledge of course. Most of the time, we had to adjust something to make it fit right. Because the OEM part is patented, the aftermarket companies have to make a slight change in their design, usually resulting in a different fit and therefore the adjusting. Sometimes it was a big difference where we actually had to cut & tweek things, and other times the difference was so minor, (like the indent for the Pontiac emblem on this one from ebay), we didn't have to do jack to it.

It just depends on the chance you wanna take. I'd say either save up for OEM part......... or just know that this aftermarket bumper most likely isn't gonna fit quite right, and take your chances with yourself, or a good bodyshop getting it to look and fit well.