The GMC emblem on the Acadia is the same size as the Yukon. You can pick one up at most performance or after market shop. The old one just pops off and the bolt pattern on the chrome emblem lines up just fine. I had to cut the bolts down about 1/2 " and had to use some smaller washers. it takes about 15 minutes to switch them out.
I really like it on the white. I'll have to see how much I like the red once I get mine, then decide if it's worth changing. My husband doesn't like the "GMC" at all, he wants it removed all together, but I disagree (naturally!). :angel:
Okay! it's done. A little more work than 15 minutes, but Totally worth it. A great mod for the front end. Really looks good with the chrome trim. I would post a picture but it looks just like the one in this thread.
Also I would note that mine was what looked to be bent a little. I don't know if they all are, but mine had a slight vee shape to it. And it doesn't show much if you tighten down the center nut a bunch. I would also note that the washers are about useless as there is not enough clearance for all but one of them. And one of the studs is so close to the plastic it's not possible to attach a nut, but three work just fine. Also as noted by the original poster, the studs need to be shortened. I used my belt sander too just take of about a half inch as was previously stated.
It looks good on the right color...but I'm all about balance. So now I'd either need to remove the rear GMC emblem or get a second one to modify and install on the back(which would be fairly useless since you'd be installing it on something already chome). I actually prefer the red emblem for my Carbon Metallic as it "pops" off the car more.
My wife and I ordered a BG-metallic, and as I'd written in another thread I was kind of concerned about how that would look with the red lettering in the grill. I'm not as concerned at the back, because the red will fit in with the red brake lights off the trunk. I like the look of the chrome. However, I am of the more mechanically challenged set, don't have a belt sander, my fingers are somewhat mangled from too many years of football and wrestling, and I have no idea when I apply force if I'm doing it right or breaking it. I'm a big guy and I've literally torn apart metal fastenings when I didn't realize I hadn't removed all the screws. My question is, if I bought this before the my order comes into the dealer, is this something that the dealer could do without charging an arm and a leg?
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