- Apr 18, 2010 10:56:07 pm
- Edited 3 times, last by SqMK on Nov 30, 2011 3:17:17pm.
The tools that will be needed for this are as follows:
Power drill with a phillips screw head
3M adhesive tape (optional; can be purchased from local auto store for a few dollars)
8 screws (4 on each side; kit should include them. If none are included then you can get them at a local hardware store)
Extra set of hands (can be installed by yourself...but an extra person always helps)
Wax and grease remover
Tarp (not necessary, but helps protect the painted side skirt...as opposed to the ground)
Painters tape (used for dry fitting)
OEM scissor jack and handle
Tire iron and wheel lock socket
Turn your front wheel. This way you have enough room to get a power drill in the front wheel well.
The very first thing you will want to do is take your wax and grease remover and spray along the lower portion of the inner door sill. Take your microfiber towel and thoroughly wipe down these areas and wipe dry. The whole point of this step is to clean the area where the RS1 side skirts will rest. Get rid of any dirt, wax, grease, etc. It will also help make the 3M adhesive tape stick properly and ensure that the RS1 side skirt remains seated on the inner door sill.
If you are concerned about scratching your OEM side skirt apply painters tape to the following 2 areas.
Place your lip on a soft surface such as a tarp, plastic, grass, etc. so as not to scratch it up. Clean underside with wax and grease remover. Apply 3M adhesive tape to the following areas. I personally recommend one strip in each area where the side skirt will rest just below the door sill. Remove protective backing of tape; exposing the tape itself for mounting the side skirt to the inner door sill.
Place the OEM scissor jack just under the mounting points (these areas are designated with the upside triangle). Proceed to jack car up in the air using the handle. You only want to jack the car up high enough to remove the wheels. Use the OEM tire iron and wheel lock socket to remove your lugs and wheel locks.
This next step is where you will mount the actual RS1 side skirt to the inner door sill (be sure your door is open). You want to start by placing the very front of the side skirt in the front wheel well. Carefully position the middle of the side skirt on the inner door sill at an angle (the reason you want to do this at an angle is because of the 3M adhesive underneath). Allow it to rest there with one hand holding it into place; while using your free hand to reach towards the rear of the side skirt and pull it into the wheel well.
Once you pull the ends of the lip into the wheel wells, you are ready to screw them into place. Carefully use the power drill to attach the screws (2 in front and 2 in rear) securely into the RS1 side skirt.
Once you have successfully attached the RS1 side skirt, re-attach the wheel and carefully lower the vehicle. Do the same procedure to the other side.
Lastly, be sure to pick up all your tools; so as not to damage your vehicle.