So last week I bumped the front end of my 06 g6. The collision destroyed the absorber behind the stock bumper cover, brake the lower DR side grille and bent the upper grill mesh. Progressive (my insurance company) quoted 979.00 for repair back to original condition. F*#k dat.
I found a new AIT bumper for 220.00 and I'm picking it up, so no shipping cost other than my gas.
I've been trying to find information on installing the AIT. I really don't see much pout there so I was hoping that some one in here could help me with a few answers.
1.) Do I still need to replace the absorber to install the AIT?
2.) How does it fit? does it need a body shop to coax it into looking right? Or is this something that I can do on the garage floor?
3.) Are the AIT mounting holes pre-drilled and use the factory hardware or will I need to come up with something else?
4.) Any idea how much it wold cost to paint the AIT bumper?
here are a few pictures of what went down so far.
this is the initial damage right after impact.