How do you put a 2500Hd grille on a 2008 1500 silverado???

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  1. bubba08chevy

    bubba08chevy GMFS Member

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    I just purchased the HD hood and Grille for my 2008 chevy silverado 1500. the hood lined up, but the grille doesnt. i already got everything painted to match my truck so if yall can tell me where my problem is it would help me out so much!
     
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    are you using the 2011 grille? if you are using the 07-10 grille it will be too tall and you will need to do a HD bumper swap as well. the 2011 HD should fit just like your 1500 grille.
     
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    ^^word....we have to know if its the 07-10 grill or the 2011 grill...big diff
     
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    so the 2011 is more narrow? which one looks better in your opinon
     
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    i have a 2008 silverado, so i ordered the 2008 2500hd thinking it would bolt right up.
     
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    Naw man, that one doesnt bolt right up...you have to move the bumper down for it to bolt right up


    You need the 2011 grill if you want it to bolt right up and keep your stock bumper

    Here is my 07 with the 2011 HD grill and stock bumper
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    will the 2011 one look as big and mean? how would you move down the bumper?
     
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    okay i have the 08 hd hood. will the 11 grille line up?
     
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    the 08 hood should line up fine w/ the 2011 grille there are very slight differences between the hoods but no one will be able to tell. Plenty have done the '11 HD grille with the 07-10 HD hood
     
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    Correct.
     
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    thank yall so much. im gonna try and return this 07-10 grille for the 11 and ill let yall know how it goes
     
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    okay no where localy has a 2011 hd grille in stock. do yall kno where i could purchase one for under or close to 300????
     
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    Online you can get it for like 200 shipped
     
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    can you give me a link please? ive been looking!
     
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    I want this info as well
     
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    This may be posted but NNBS is new to me on the 2011 hd grill can i just change the grilles without changing bumper or hood
     
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    Did you even read the thread??? The first post has all the part numbers. From there you can use those to search where to find them for the best price- its not universal since some people get better deals at their local dealership or parts place...
     
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    Grill
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    I understand you can run the 11' hd grille with the 08 1500 bumper. I've read twice and im just trying to confirm if I have to change my hood.

    CLIFF NOTES: can I directly swap my 08 1500 grill shell for a 11' hd grill without changing or modifying my hood or bumper. and does it line up the same
     

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