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DOHC_tuner
08-21-2009, 04:24 PM
Well apparently Im a noobie;crap

Well some here may recall me as the Quad 4 hybrid H.O. LD9 guy. Well Im looking to reduce weight on my Alero. Since a carbon fiber hood for the Alero is not feasible I am looking into swapping my front end for a grand am front along with a carbon fiber hood.

Question is what front end do you recommend. I did notice some very appealing headlights on ebay for the grand am but it states they do not fit the GT model. So what do you recommend?

lone_wolf025
08-21-2009, 04:34 PM
If it fits a Grand Am of the 99+ model years it will fit a GT as well. Only difference externally between a GT and an SE is the ribbing panels and different styled tails. Fitting of parts is the same across both body styles.

As for recommendations, GT looks better, but after the swap the rest of the body panels probably won't look right altogether.

SikMindz
08-21-2009, 04:47 PM
You're like the opposite of CrazyTaxi..

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/1250/1441/3123220011_large.jpg

DOHC_tuner
08-21-2009, 06:58 PM
Its been done on a red alero. Looked alright. But Im doing it for a purpose.

PhantomLover007
08-21-2009, 08:19 PM
I don't think I have ever seen that pick of that Alero/GA hybid. Got a link to more picks Sik? Looks pretty clean from what I see.

burgett2103
08-21-2009, 08:42 PM
that does look pretty sharp actually

Bryan
08-21-2009, 08:53 PM
Wow, I've never seen that car either..I like it.

PhantomLover007
08-21-2009, 09:29 PM
Dammit B. Err time I see your posts, I think it's my car... lol

DOHC_tuner
08-22-2009, 03:05 PM
I am interested in the SC/T kit. Where can I get it? Also let me post a link to the headlights Im interested in and see if anyone has had any bad experience with these.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1999-2005-GRAND-AM-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHTS-BLACK-2000-2001_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQh ashZitem45eda068b4QQitemZ300339456180QQptZMotorsQ5 fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_5107wt_1165

DOHC_tuner
08-22-2009, 03:45 PM
Okay well apparently only ''pfyc.com" sells it. Is it possible to get just the front lip? Anyone selling one?

cmtapanes
08-22-2009, 04:08 PM
I whish there was a better picture of the GT with Alero headlights. I was wondering if it was possible to do the headlights swap because I heat that rubber trip around the headlights in our cars. Now that I see is possible I may think on doing it.

So what's needed to do the swap? alero fenders?

DOHC_tuner
08-22-2009, 04:11 PM
The swap includes the following in my case

Grand am hood, fendors, front bumper, and headlight mounting panel. So if you looking to do the Alero front end swap on your Grand am you will need to do the same but with Alero parts of coarse.

burgett2103
08-22-2009, 05:44 PM
customgrandam.com sells just the front lip.

DOHC_tuner
08-22-2009, 06:31 PM
Awesome! Has anyone purchased any thing from them? Are they reliable?

zukiracer19
08-22-2009, 06:53 PM
nicest alero ive ever seen, u need to go turbo to fill that front bumper.

PhantomLover007
08-22-2009, 11:02 PM
Awesome! Has anyone purchased any thing from them? Are they reliable?

Yes. David is very reliable.

DOHC_tuner
08-25-2009, 12:42 PM
nicest alero ive ever seen, u need to go turbo to fill that front bumper.

Thanks. Turbo was on the list, which is why I opted for low compression pistons. Yet for unmentioned reasons I needed the car back on the road. So I remained all motor and sold the turbo stuff.

However I was discontented with a all motor running on low compression pistons. Now Im back with a decked polished 086 high compression head, H.O. cams...(I could not wait to get my hands on some W41 cams), SS swirl poslished valves, balance shaft delete and some other goodies.

She's already running I just need to hook up the cooling system and get some bucket seats. If time and funds permit otherwise I might just reupholster the stock seats with black suede.

caboose73
08-25-2009, 06:05 PM
ya im doing the same thing DOHC cause i wanted weight reduction and couldnt find a c/f hood for the alero

DOHC_tuner
08-25-2009, 10:22 PM
What up caboose? Yeah its on my list along with other goodies mentioned on the previous thread on aleromod. So did you ever find the specs and link to the light weight windows and doors?

caboose73
08-26-2009, 12:48 AM
after searching forever i found it

caboose73
08-26-2009, 12:50 AM
after searching forever i found it www.vfnfiberglass.com the doors weigh 12lbs each