HELP!!! - Trouble in mounting Rigid flush mount lights in bumper
So, I need some advice here. As I did not want to be responsible for something like this myself, I decided to have a local 4x4 shop install some Rigid flush mount lights into my rear bumper to give me some extra light when backing up at night (it really helps with the back up camera!).
Long story short, I got the truck back and come to find out, one of their technicians was obviously very careless with the grinder that they were using to cut into the bumper. Now when I went to have this work done, they said that they were going to use a plasma cutter (which they might have on the driver's side mount as it is perfect), but obviously, they used a grinding wheel.
Luckily, when I showed the owner of the 4x4 shop the damage, he offered to make it right and asked what I wanted to do. I am planning on having a leveling kit installed ($229.99 parts and $278.76 labor plus $100 alignment) and he offered to do the leveling kit for just the cost of the parts or he offered to replace the bumper. Kicker of the latter offer is that he said that he would not reinstall the lights (~$550 for parts and labor). While I would get the full refund on the lights and the labor ($550) and the new bumper, I wouldn't have the light kit anymore. I did call our local Ford dealership and explained what happened, and they said that the price for me to replace my bumper would be $607.34 for me or $560.08 for the shop (due to their wholesale discount).
So now my dilemma:
Needless to say, I am very particular about my truck. I take very good care of her and it really aggravates me to see the scratches...now, you can't really see the scratches unless you are actually looking for them and it does not appear to go all of the way through the chrome so rust shouldn't be an issue. On top of that, I really like the back up light kit.
So, should I keep the kit and deal with the scratches and get a discount on a leveling kit? Or should I say screw it, have them replace the bumper and refund me for the lights and labor and pay full price for the light kit? If I go with the latter, I may be able to find another shop that will do a better job, but that is not for certain.
What do you guys think?