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zx360 06-10-2006 03:06 PM

clear corners 05 (small write up too with pics)
 
k so i took order on my clear corners and it came in like 2 weeks later...
http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/1...s0350au.th.jpg
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/675...s0364ek.th.jpg
here is a before and after shots... took about 2 hours, but i did also clean my messy rims in there....
http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/1...s0020lt.th.jpg
b4
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/792...s0433ye.th.jpg
after


ok so i started out with the passenger side cuz i figured it would be easier....

~started out jacked the car up and took the wheel off
~then took all the screws out of the wheel well cover
~ got me to this point
http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/2...s0065kl.th.jpg
~ unscrewed the little nut things that were holding it in and unclipped it
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/895...s0077fp.th.jpg
~ from there unhook the light, replace the bulb and put the new lense in and reverse everything you just did... grab a drink... (in my case a coke and relax for a second...)
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/928...s0088hy.th.jpg

OR clean your rim like i did
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/128...s0126re.th.jpg it needed it from this winter... (any advice to get it really clean? i got the big stuff but still some dingyness)

now to the other side... a bit more pics here...

~ again jack it up and take the wheel off
~ take the screws out
http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/8...s0132it.th.jpg
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/526...s0179hf.th.jpg the one that had me tricked... couldnt find it... its the empty hole not the other...
~ yank the thing on outa there.... carefully
http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/5...s0180yg.th.jpg
~ CRAM your hand in there... i dont have small hands and i made it work...just takes a bit of working on it... and for the other end i used a sawed off 13mm to get at it... made easy work of it...
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/342...s0204uz.th.jpg
~ if you unhook the light and kinda cram it upward you have about another inch or so of access to the nut...
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/618...s0241oz.th.jpg
~ un clip it and pop it on outa there...
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/964...s0255gg.th.jpg
~ replace... CAREFULLY i broke the freakin clip that holds it in cuz its a tight fit and i tapped it and it cracked off so i had to really make sure the nuts on the back were tight to hold her in place...
http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/1...s0278zf.th.jpg
~ put it all back together and your done...
http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/4...s0343yv.th.jpg

end result, after 2 hours, clear corners, clean rims, and a shorty antenna....
http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/7...s0428hs.th.jpg
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/685...s0388fr.th.jpg


comments welcomed... im looking at the color matched front grill and a DROP asap... thanks for takin a look [thumb]

PhilMayfield 06-10-2006 04:49 PM

Good stuff, Im gonna be doing the same thing soon as mine get here, so its glad to see a fresh write up on the subject [thumb]

violatedsohc 06-10-2006 05:18 PM

Where did you order them from? website, cost? shipping? I need some.

madmark10 06-10-2006 05:30 PM

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i bought mine on ebay for 18 shipped

i installed mine last night and you really dont need to take the fender well out that far, only up to the second clip or bolt

zx360 06-10-2006 08:57 PM

i got em on e-bay for like 20something shipped... and i took the whole fender well out cuz it just made it easier.... and they were really dirty so i hosed them off [thumbs]

S2 06-13-2006 09:42 AM

I'll add this into the HOW TO ARCHIVE.... thanks for posting it up!!

BlazingCopper_ZX3 06-14-2006 02:12 PM

And if you do the "Stealth CAI" at the same time its a WHOLE lot easier.
No more air filter box to get in the way!

zx360 06-14-2006 07:26 PM

^^yeah i know, i was ganna wait till i did that but since my car got egged i dont have the cash for that...

and yippie on a add to the how too [thumb]

RedDevilST 07-07-2006 05:49 PM

Wait, you have to take the wheel well cover out to install these clears??

madmark10 07-07-2006 05:55 PM

just the front close to the skirt under the engine, maybe 2 clips at most and then its visible


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