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15SierraAT

16+ GMC Sierra 1500 Front End Conversion for 14-15

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Bump! This guide was so helpful, thanks again!

 

Headlights & harness - ~ $1500

Full bumper assmb  $750

fog light harness adapter - $65

Upper bumper pad repaint - $175.

 

For a little under id say $2500 I am beyond happy. I still have all my old components incase I ever decide to revert back and sell the 16+ parts as I doubt they'll lose much value. This is a very good investment if you plan to keep your 14-15 Sierra for 7+ years as it solved my itch on wanting a new truck since I am not a fan of the T1's. This conversion is definitely not for everyone and I believe i got a steal on the bumper so keep in mind prices do vary. But it is not a hard swap by any means. 

 

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On 3/11/2019 at 6:08 PM, texasaggies16 said:

Bump! This guide was so helpful, thanks again!

 

Headlights & harness - ~ $1500

Full bumper assmb  $750

fog light harness adapter - $65

Upper bumper pad repaint - $175.

 

For a little under id say $2500 I am beyond happy. I still have all my old components incase I ever decide to revert back and sell the 16+ parts as I doubt they'll lose much value. This is a very good investment if you plan to keep your 14-15 Sierra for 7+ years as it solved my itch on wanting a new truck since I am not a fan of the T1's. This conversion is definitely not for everyone and I believe i got a steal on the bumper so keep in mind prices do vary. But it is not a hard swap by any means. 

 

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That looks 1000x better man and nice work on the deals you got for the parts. Did you buy a different color upper bumper pad and just take it to a paint shop for repaint?

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Personally, I prefer the 2015 front end with squared grille round fogs. I do like the LED taillights better on the 16+ though. I am sure your lighting performance is twice as good as a 2015 though by going to the LED lights. I just put an HID kit, Morimoto LED fogs and 30" bar behind the grille like Texassggies to battle those problems. Nice truck in either spec OP. 

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On 5/8/2019 at 5:01 AM, zoom said:

That looks 1000x better man and nice work on the deals you got for the parts. Did you buy a different color upper bumper pad and just take it to a paint shop for repaint?

Yes when I bought the bumper/grill for 750 he gave me a black upper pad that was is nearly perfect condition. So I had to get it repainted from black to my color but that was easy. 

 

Thank you very much! I still am extremely glad I did the conversion. Could I have gotten away with my original lights all together? Yes but I dont know if I could own a vehicle without LEDS now LOL! I feel my truck looks better now, I am happier to drive it and I have yet to see one like it. 

 

If you are patient on parts I think this conversion could be done even cheaper. Well Worth it for anyone not wanting to buy a new truck lol.

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On 5/8/2019 at 11:24 AM, L86 All Terrain said:

Personally, I prefer the 2015 front end with squared grille round fogs. I do like the LED taillights better on the 16+ though. I am sure your lighting performance is twice as good as a 2015 though by going to the LED lights. I just put an HID kit, Morimoto LED fogs and 30" bar behind the grille like Texassggies to battle those problems. Nice truck in either spec OP. 

I dont have anything against the 14-15 front end minus the amber corners when can be cleared.. But I was just tired of aftermarket HID parts and was tired of messing with it. Honestly HIDS/leds in fogs and a light bar is PLENTY of light but im a bit of a perfectionist so I like the factory look of my full conversion along with all the LEDS matching. 

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19 minutes ago, texasaggies16 said:

I dont have anything against the 14-15 front end minus the amber corners when can be cleared.. But I was just tired of aftermarket HID parts and was tired of messing with it. Honestly HIDS/leds in fogs and a light bar is PLENTY of light but im a bit of a perfectionist so I like the factory look of my full conversion along with all the LEDS matching. 

I'm in the same boat, factory look is better 99% of the time, plus it will be better for resell as well whenever that time might come. I have the newer headlights on the way right now and I've been waiting on a good deal for a full bumper assembly to pop up and then I'll continue with the rest. The original front end doesn't look bad by any means so I'm willing to wait a good amount of time on each of the parts for the conversion, I just had to switch the headlights out now but we'll see what deals come up.

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7 hours ago, zoom said:

I'm in the same boat, factory look is better 99% of the time, plus it will be better for resell as well whenever that time might come. I have the newer headlights on the way right now and I've been waiting on a good deal for a full bumper assembly to pop up and then I'll continue with the rest. The original front end doesn't look bad by any means so I'm willing to wait a good amount of time on each of the parts for the conversion, I just had to switch the headlights out now but we'll see what deals come up.

I would check your local facebook marketplace. I found my bumper on facebook the day i started looking!

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On 2/22/2018 at 10:40 PM, 15SierraAT said:

*You will have to locate 4 retainers for the grille, these are already pre drilled, As for everything else, it goes together like a breeze!

 

(Bumper Assy) I didn't use either of the yellow items in the photo below, I trimmed the old side retainers down roughly 3mm

to accommodate new top pad:

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Where did you trim on the old side retainers for the new top pad to work? Top, bottom, or sides of the retainers? Did you use a Dremel rotary tool or something similar?

Here's a picture of my driver side retainer.

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Also, my new 2016 grille matches up at the top where 4 bolts go, and it matches up in the center where there are 2 push retainer clips, but that seems to be all that lines up. It seems like it should have 2 more push-in retainer clips out near the edges of the grille like my 2014. And the bottom of the 2016 grille, none of the bolt holes seem to line up with the bolt holes on the "air baffle" that sits behind the grille. The 2014 grille had 4 bolts along the bottom of the grill that mounted to the truck. What am I missing here?

 

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On 7/8/2019 at 3:28 PM, uncledaddy said:

Where did you trim on the old side retainers for the new top pad to work? Top, bottom, or sides of the retainers? Did you use a Dremel rotary tool or something similar?

Here's a picture of my driver side retainer.

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Also, my new 2016 grille matches up at the top where 4 bolts go, and it matches up in the center where there are 2 push retainer clips, but that seems to be all that lines up. It seems like it should have 2 more push-in retainer clips out near the edges of the grille like my 2014. And the bottom of the 2016 grille, none of the bolt holes seem to line up with the bolt holes on the "air baffle" that sits behind the grille. The 2014 grille had 4 bolts along the bottom of the grill that mounted to the truck. What am I missing here?

 

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PM me i can help you.

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