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Installing HK Fever Side Skirts

I bought the HK Fever Side skirts awhile back. They are gorgeous.....but have not installed them yet.

They don;t have any pre-drilled holes.

I also bought the CF mud flaps, but I already have the nice rubber molded mudflaps.

So, a few questions.

What is the best way to get the correct alignment and drill the holes? I'm assuming I use the same holes that attach the under tray.
What should I do regarding the flaps? I could just pull off the rubber ones and install the CF, but I think the rubber actually do better and look OK. I think I would have to cut into the rubber to get the skirts to fit.

Anyone done this? Quick How-to?

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I installed the side skirts with 3M VHB tape. Make sure you buy the prep wipe to make sure you get a good bond. They stayed on really well until I hit a pot hole and cracked the side skirt into. For the mud flap, I bought some rubber from Mc-Master Carr and made my own.

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Installing HK Fever Side Skirts

I used these rubber rawl nuts and did away with the mud flaps. I did 5 on each side.

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I drilled my own holes for this.

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I installed the side skirts with 3M VHB tape. Make sure you buy the prep wipe to make sure you get a good bond. They stayed on really well until I hit a pot hole and cracked the side skirt into. For the mud flap, I bought some rubber from Mc-Master Carr and made my own.

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Which surface did you stick them to? The undertray?

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I used these rubber rawl nuts and did away with the mud flaps. I did 5 on each side.


I drilled my own holes for this.
So you just drilled all new holes? Into the undertray and then into the frame rail?

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Which surface did you stick them to? The undertray?







So you just drilled all new holes? Into the undertray and then into the frame rail?



Thanks!

My side skirts didnít reach the undertray so my holes were made right into the fiberglass underneath.



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If you hold the side skirt up to the body, you will see where you need to place the tape. I put the tape on the side skirt then placed them on the car. I had the car on the lift, so then I placed some material to hold the skirt against the body. I left it that way for over 24 hours. One other thing I have done with all of the side skirts is to fill in the gap between the body and the skirt. To me, this gap is a great place to accumulate dirt, which in time, will scratch the body. My latest skirts, I have used soft foam. With the CF side skirts, I used silicon.

I currently have GRP side skirts because I track the car and that is how I broke the CF side skirts. I have another complete set of CF side skirts and I will put them on when I stop tracking the car. Never!

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Thanks guys. I'll jack the car up (stupid BMW is on the lift) and do some alignment to see if it makes sense where to drill/tape depending what I want to do. I'll take pics and post if it still isn't clear.

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