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Old 08-12-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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I just ordered the front air dam, Large side skirts and small mud flaps for my 02 SE. I was wondering if there was a online guide or some tips on the install. I understand there is some drilling involved I so do not like that part lol. Well any help would be great thank you. All parts are OEM from a mazda dealer was told the parts would be there tomorrow.
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I just ordered the front air dam, Large side skirts and small mud flaps for my 02 SE. I was wondering if there was a online guide or some tips on the install. I understand there is some drilling involved I so do not like that part lol. Well any help would be great thank you. All parts are OEM from a mazda dealer was told the parts would be there tomorrow.
Buy some body panel adhesive for the side skirts, that way it will suction in nicely and will sit still while you drill some screws into the car. Front air dam is simple, as are the mudflaps.
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Ok Thank you
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Each component set should come with instructions. I bought an oem kit too.
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I've installed two sets of the large skirts and it's not all that bad. For me, half of the install time was taken up just getting the small ones off and getting the mounting surfaces properly cleaned up. Since you're starting with a car that never had skirts, you'll get to drill the holes in the bottom..which isn't all that bad at all. The fun ones are the ones that are drilled in the sides of the car under the door and on the fender and quarter panel. When I put the large sills on my 02, I didn't drill the holes, I just used the tape that comes on the skirts and added some 3M body moulding tape in a few extra places on the skirts and for the mounting brakets (make sure to get this exact stuff if you want to go this route).
If you need to hold the skirts in place to drill the bottom holes, grab some clamps and you'll be fine or use the screws/brakets that come in the kit that mount the skirts to the wheel wells to hold it in place. This will all make sense when you open the boxes up and look at the hardware and instructions.
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Thanks man. I should be doing the install monday so I need all the help I can get lol
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Now it is suspension time.
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Yeah for real. I also want some rims, And o yeah a turbo
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suspension + real roll bar should come first
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Get is debadged for even more win!
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hmmm I was thinking about getting the roadster badge. Will A real roll bar help with anything or is more for safety in the event of well a roll lol.
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how much where the side skirts and where they painted?
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they are color matched OEM pieces from mazda. the side skirts were 500 I want to say I have the bill in the glove lol
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roll bar will make your car stiffer AND will save your life
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Ok that sounds good. What bar do I get.
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they are color matched OEM pieces from mazda. the side skirts were 500 I want to say I have the bill in the glove lol
WOW, i'll just wait for some to show up used i got my air damn for $100 and flaps for $30 used and paint matched. that's a hella over priced for plastic .
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yeah the flaps where 50 new the air dam 200. the side skirt was money lol. O well I am happy with the overall look. first time I ever did body work or drilled anything lol. I think it came out nice for a first timer
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