Installing the KBD Nissan 350Z 2003-2008 357Mag Style 2 Piece Polyurethane Side Skirts is a relatively straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you with the installation:
Note: It’s always a good idea to read the manufacturer’s instructions that come with the side skirts for specific guidelines and any additional steps or precautions.
Tools you’ll need:
- Socket set or wrench
- Screwdriver (Phillips and flathead)
- Jack and jack stands (if needed)
- Adhesive promoter (included with the side skirts)
- Double-sided tape or adhesive (also included with the side skirts)
Step 1: Preparation Ensure that your vehicle is parked on a flat surface and turned off. If necessary, raise the car using a jack and secure it with jack stands for easier access to the side skirts.
Step 2: Removing existing side skirts (if applicable) If your vehicle already has side skirts installed, you’ll need to remove them before proceeding. Typically, side skirts are held in place with screws and clips. Locate and remove these fasteners using a screwdriver or socket set.
Step 3: Test fitting Before installing the new side skirts, it’s important to perform a test fit to ensure proper alignment and fitment. Hold each side skirt up to the vehicle’s body and check that the contours match and the mounting holes align correctly. Adjust as necessary.
Step 4: Preparing the surface Thoroughly clean the area where the side skirts will be installed using a mild detergent and water. This ensures that the surface is free from dirt, grease, and debris. Dry the area completely before proceeding.
Step 5: Applying adhesive promoter Apply the adhesive promoter included with the side skirts to the mounting surfaces on both the vehicle’s body and the side skirts themselves. This helps to improve the bond between the surfaces and the adhesive.
Step 6: Installing the side skirts Carefully align each side skirt with the vehicle’s body and secure them in place using the provided mounting holes. Start with the front portion and work your way towards the rear. Insert screws through the mounting holes and tighten them using a screwdriver or socket set. Ensure that the side skirts are securely attached but not over-tightened.
Step 7: Securing with adhesive To further reinforce the attachment, apply the double-sided tape or adhesive provided with the side skirts to the edges and underside of the side skirts. Press firmly to ensure proper adhesion. This step helps to provide additional support and stability.
Step 8: Final adjustments Once both side skirts are installed and secured, step back and visually inspect their alignment and fitment. Make any necessary adjustments to ensure they are symmetrical and aligned with the vehicle’s body lines.
Step 9: Test and finishing touches Lower the vehicle from the jack stands (if used) and take a test drive to ensure the side skirts remain securely in place. Finally, clean and polish the side skirts to give them a finished look and enhance their appearance.
Remember to consult the specific instructions provided by KBD for any additional steps or precautions specific to their side skirts. If you’re unsure about any aspect of the installation process, it’s recommended to seek professional assistance.