GT bumper installation

Discussion in '2005+ Ford Mustang v6 4.0L Tech' started by 2005S197, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. 2005S197

    2005S197 Junior Member

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    Good Morning,
    I have a 2005 V6 and I just bought the GT rear bumper skin because I am installing dual exhaust.
    I thought I read on the forums here that I may need additional brackets\mounting hardware to install the GT bumper skin.
    Has anyone here done this that can share their experience\part numbers?
    Thanks,
    Bill
     
  2. Juice

    Juice forum member

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    Should just bolt on. I put a gt500/CS cover on mine, it was a direct fit.
     
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  3. hobojck

    hobojck Junior Member

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    Your good to go, it's the front bumper that has different brackets.
     
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  4. Apexmaster35

    Apexmaster35 Junior Member

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    Which exhaust are you installing? Does the 4.0l v6 go from each header down to single pipe
     
  5. TexasBlownV8

    TexasBlownV8 Formerly TexasBlownV6

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    It does, to a y-pipe underneath, out to a single muffler.

    The rear GT bumper fits right on in place of the V6 bumper cover.
    FWIW too, you can cut out the driver side to have a cutout for the other muffler; there's a template online for marking that, or can make and use a template pretty easily, too (have done a few using such a template).
     
  6. roddy

    roddy Junior Member

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    I've done this as well...I prefer the clean lines of the V6 bumper. I made my own template by tracing the passenger side cut-out, then turning it over, and using the back side to mark the driver's side for cutting. I used a pair of tin snips to cut it out (slightly undersized), then a beer bottle wrapped in sand paper to smooth it out and finish.

    Apexmaster35: I used the Magnaflow X-pipe kit, and a left side extension pipe from a GT. After that, any "GT" axle-back kit will fit.
     
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  7. roddy

    roddy Junior Member

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    duplicate post...please delete
     
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