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Old 12-09-2008, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default Vectra front bumper

I read some of the acticles about changing out he grill on the Aura to the Vectra, but has anyone done any research on changing out the whole front bumper?

Vauxhall Vectra Front Bumper Spoiler - SRI (05>)


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Old 12-10-2008, 12:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: Vectra front bumper

Well, the fact still stands that these are 2 very different cars that share a platform and "look" quite similar in ways, but definitely don't share parts other than their platform bones.

SO...aside from custom fabbing to fit such a fascia regardless, somehow, there's no other way. And with that, I don't think any Aura owner has tried the work.

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Old 12-10-2008, 02:43 PM   #3
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Razzi makes a body kit that others have installed on their car. You can buy the piece individually also. That front air dam might give you the look you want without purchasing the vectra bumper and it not fitting.







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Old 12-10-2008, 04:53 PM   #4
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Razzi makes a body kit that others have installed on their car. You can buy the piece individually also. That front air dam might give you the look you want without purchasing the vectra bumper and it not fitting.

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Sorry man, but that is f-ug.

DerrtyByrd, as beach stated, the cars share almost no similarities at all, other than vague styling. You could try, however I'm guessing you would be wasting your time.

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Old 12-13-2008, 03:31 AM   #5
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Default Re: Vectra front bumper

well the cars do have share the same hood fenders front doors windsheild and platform

so it could work as long as the mounting hardware is the same under that bumper and grill. my guess is no one has tried or wants too really. maybeye talk to some opel forums and they can get some imagines of the cars with no bumper or diagrams etc....

personally id keep it saturn rather than make a frankencar but thats me

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Old 12-21-2008, 02:52 AM   #6
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well the cars do have share the same hood fenders front doors windsheild and platform
uhhh no, they do not. The hood and the fenders are not shared.

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Old 12-21-2008, 09:15 PM   #7
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uhhh no, they do not. The hood and the fenders are not shared.

HeyMo

there not look the same to me even have the flare around the wheel and are trimmed at the same angle were the bumper meets. have you verified this via the part numbers?

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Old 12-25-2008, 05:02 PM   #8
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Default Re: Vectra front bumper

yeah i dont know about the hood, but by the looks of it the bumper looks like it matches up in the same place with the quarter panel...

i would like to see it done though, i think it would look cool.

it looks the same to me...


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Old 12-26-2008, 08:06 AM   #9
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can we get a aura picture at the same angle to compare

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Old 12-26-2008, 02:21 PM   #10
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can we get a aura picture at the same angle to compare


AGAIN, guys, just because something "looks" the same or even identical, does not mean that it is. The Vectra and Aura do have very, very close noses but they are not the same--appearance doesn't tell it all. There's more different there than meets the eye.

Not to say something isn't somewhat similar that someone could really dig into a custom job to make a Vectra bumper connect to an Aura, but it is not just a snap right on and go. Maybe someone should just try it to prove it for all

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Old 12-27-2008, 05:29 AM   #11
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Default Re: Vectra front bumper

Vectra and Aura side by side:


high resolution version (1.13MB): http://80.252.99.81/MOPIDB/download....11D66EbIGdhfCj

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Old 12-27-2008, 06:55 AM   #12
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Default Re: Vectra front bumper

there is a difference in the fender where it meets the a pillar but it still looks like the bumper would swap. but like the mondeos and countours the whole brackety could be different even though it would set perfect on the contours front end with there fenders.

my guess no one has tried and are scared to try and tackle it or are like me and dont care for it

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Old 12-27-2008, 04:26 PM   #13
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The headlights aren't the same, and don't even appear to be exactly the same shape. Honestly, I don't think there is any way that this could work without massive modifications to the Aura.

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Old 12-28-2008, 07:34 PM   #14
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well even if its different you could fiberglass and mold the bumpers to make it work. same way you build a svt bumper for 95-97 contour

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Old 12-29-2008, 04:08 PM   #15
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Well obviously that could be done... Just sounds like a lot of work that doesn't seem worth it IMO.

With that kind of logic you could swap out the bumper from anything and slap it on your Aura.

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Old 12-29-2008, 04:14 PM   #16
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Well, the fact still stands that these are 2 very different cars that share a platform and "look" quite similar in ways, but definitely don't share parts other than their platform bones.

SO...aside from custom fabbing to fit such a fascia regardless, somehow, there's no other way. And with that, I don't think any Aura owner has tried the work.
He will find this out very shortly after taking off the old one.

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Old 12-30-2008, 06:24 AM   #17
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Well obviously that could be done... Just sounds like a lot of work that doesn't seem worth it IMO.

With that kind of logic you could swap out the bumper from anything and slap it on your Aura.
well yeah and i wouldnt do it but hey its not my car

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Old 12-30-2008, 02:15 PM   #18
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You are going to need the following (and maybe more) :

Bumper
Foam for Impact Beam
Bumper mounting brackets
Radiator Support / possible Radiator
Radiator Grille
Lower bumper Grilles
Bumper Guide Pieces....
and more.

It is much like the swap on my buddies Rabbit to Jetta conversion. Same frame, same front end for the most part, but all these pieces are different. Even though the bumpers look almost identical, the Impact beam foam was shaped different, the radiator support is shaped different and the radiator needed to fit the support.

Even though they are the same, there are many differences... and working for Vw parts, I would know how different they can be. Your 2004 jetta may be completely different from your neighbors... same with the new GM cars. Even though they have the same motors.

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And on top of that the Vectra and Aura are built on two different platforms!

So, I think this would require much more work than it would be worth it.

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Razzi makes a body kit that others have installed on their car. You can buy the piece individually also. That front air dam might give you the look you want without purchasing the vectra bumper and it not fitting.







http://www.razzi.com/product.php?mak...product_id=394
See that looks awesome. With some lowering springs or coil-overs would look great with a set of rims. It is a very simple kit... the vectra, don't get me wrong, it is good looking and would be a nice one of a kind.... but you need to figure out all that you need. If you get most of it together and try to put it together and find out you need an exspensive part or a part you cannot get or a part that takes time to get, you are gonna be there with the face of you car apart and will need to put it back together.

So even if money is not the issue, or time is not the issue... you need to know exactly what you need and what will be your back up if the car is down longer than expected.

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