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Old 03-27-2011, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've added a chrome chain link grill, the chrome mirror covers and the chrome door handles to my Terrain. It all looks great. Now I'm waiting for the factory chrome pieces for the roof rack to come to complete my chrome package. Anyone have any tips on how the remove the existing black pieces and install the new chrome ones?
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Originally Posted by CKeshen View Post
I've added a chrome chain link grill, the chrome mirror covers and the chrome door handles to my Terrain. It all looks great. Now I'm waiting for the factory chrome pieces for the roof rack to come to complete my chrome package. Anyone have any tips on how the remove the existing black pieces and install the new chrome ones?
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I will see what I can find out but this was something that I opted out of for my Nox.
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Thank you Brian - It will be most appreciated. I wasn't sure about doing the mirror covers until I saw them on an Escalade and they looked great. Then I brought my Terrain into the dealer for a minor recall issue and saw a bunch of Equinoxs on the lot with the Chrome Package and thought they looked great. When I told my 17 year old son what I saw on the Escalade and told him I would be doing the same on my vehicle, he dubbed it the "Terescalade". The chrome on the roof rack (at least for me) completes the look with the handles and mirror covers.

Steve - What are K&N Filters and what is H11 to H9 Conversion?
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Yeah if only you had gotten the LTZ. It adds the chrome package and the backup assist with a couple other goodies.
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Originally Posted by CKeshen View Post
Steve - What are K&N Filters and what is H11 to H9 Conversion?
K&N is just a drop-in "performance filter". I really dont think you get much performance out of it, but while doing some airbox modifications I went ahead and added one.

The H11 to H9 conversion is a headlight upgraded. I really have not explained it very well on any forum. But it replaces your stock H11 bulbs (1350 lumens) with H9 bulbs (2150 lumens). For around $40.00 you can dramatically increase the output of your headlights. The stock H11 are 55W while the H9 are 65W bulbs (slightly hotter but not enough to do any dmg, as its the same heat output as your highbeams, I have been running this way in multiple cars, I have an impala w/ 85k that has been this way since around 10k). It requires slight modification of the light housing, but its extremely easy. Here are some pictures of the results in another thread I slightly mentioned the modification. I like lights, but I hate illegal HID's that are designed correctly. Any HID put into a headlight designed for Halogen (which includes the halogen projectors on the LTZ or Terrain) is illegal (its not enforced enough imo), but they cause more glare then light on the road. I 100% guarrantee I have more light on the road than anyone that has installed a HID kit, and I did mine for around 40.00 while they spent nearly 200+ for cheap chinese parts sold in a made in germany box (LOL)

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I still need to do this to my headlights.

Did you order these bulbs Steve or did you get them from the auto parts store?
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
I still need to do this to my headlights.

Did you order these bulbs Steve or did you get them from the auto parts store?
H9's can be found in most autoparts stores, but I like Narva bulbs (made in Germany..must be good!)

http://store.candlepower.com/h-9.html
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Awesome. Thanks for sharing your find.
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
Awesome. Thanks for sharing your find.
Np...I might do a write up on them soon, my order for a new Nox got canceled for work, they informed me last week I was to get a runout (run the miles out) Nox around April....we have several laying around after some cutbacks
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Sorry to hear that. I bet you are bummed.
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
Sorry to hear that. I bet you are bummed.
The bummer was going through downsizing when the company is making huge profits.....Its the way of things these days.

Getting a new car is meh...its a work car after all. The one I'm inhereting is a Nox w/ 40k miles on it....so I will have it around a year once I get it (LOL)
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I bet it will make you eager to get back into yours from its fleet standards I am sure.
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CKeshen -- Where did you find the factory chrome roof racks? I've looked online and all I can find are stainless steel trim pieces that are glued over the existing racks. Thanks!
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I haven't looked yet but I think you can find them at gmpartsdirect.com it's worth a shot at least.
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