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#56502
body kits?? 4 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 15
Tell me lads is it difficult to fit a body kit
Side skirts front and rear lower spoilers/lips
And before ya slag.. I admit I dunno the proper
Names of the parts im no engineer but im not
Stupid either. .. is there much involved in fitting?
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#56503
Re: body kits?? 4 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 40
All depends on the type of kit it is some have screw or bolt holes there that line up perfect others you have to do this yourself your going to get it sprayed leave it to that person, they do it day in day out but if you want to try it have a go
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#56506
Re: body kits?? 4 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 27
Hi Greg ... some of the stuff that are copies as opposed to original after market parts ( Tom's, Kaminari, Autopista, Greedy, Bomex etc )are of really poor quality fit, so you'll probably end up paying / spending serious amount of time trying to make them fit.
I had a copy of a Tom's rear bumper and when I put it on ... it did not even look like it was meant for an MR2, no bolt holes lined up, it was out of shape, so I ended up putting it in the bin ... that's all it was good enough for!!
Beware of buying second hand ones, the quality of them depends on how careful the person was when taking them off, most genuine skirts and bumpers are fibreglass, and with the age of them now, you will probably have to have some repairs carried out before fitting. So ... in short, the proper stuff is a bit more expensive, but 99% of the time, they just bolt on
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#56508
Re: body kits?? 4 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 88
Its a piece of cake .. Well mine was ... depending on the quality of the kit but if you are getting it professionally sprayed get them to fit it also .. makes life easier ..
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#56517
Re: body kits?? 4 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 24
How's things man, I'm doing my own for the fun, but getting it sprayed by a professional and fitting myself to save few pound. What I'm doing first is fitting them all on and making sure it's fitting properly bolting all them on and screwing it where it has to be before getting it sprayed. So that when it is sprayed it fits and bolts like a glove have a look at my page of modding my 2 it's one of my topics.
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#56523
Re: body kits?? 4 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 80
well i sprayed and fitted mine myself its not hard just have to put a bit in of work and lineing up the bumpers and lines ive only fitted one and thats the one on my 2 i bought the toms skirts in good nick of quandry just needed a respray they bolted straight on a bit of mastic and a few tech screws it was sitting nicely on the car. the rear bumper i got was a replica toms it was ropey enough didnt fit as nicely no holes lines up and again a few tech scres and mastic solid out no rattleing or nothing try it urself first if you cant do it then get a professional u only learn from experience worth a shot
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Re: body kits?? 4 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 15
Thanks lads
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