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Body Kit (self-installation) #116735 Mar 3, 3:44pm Mar 3, 3:44pm
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Body Kit (self-installation)
I was thinking if its a good idea to install the kaminari kit myself. Since the kamanari kit has a pefect fitment, it can't be that hard right? Also, does anyone here know if the kit comes with pre-drilled holes. Thinking about doing it myself. Try'in to save some money, you know?. Oh yeah, and one other thing! If I let the professionals work on it, do they paint it or do they install it first?


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Re: Body Kit (self-installation) [Re: 401Celica] #116736 Mar 3, 4:19pm Mar 3, 4:19pm
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paint first


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Re: Body Kit (self-installation) [Re: 401Celica] #116737 Mar 3, 4:43pm Mar 3, 4:43pm
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Definately mount it first dood and leave it on there a while. It does'nt fit perfect I had to trim a little here and there.


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Re: Body Kit (self-installation) [Re: 401Celica] #116738 Mar 3, 4:50pm Mar 3, 4:50pm
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yep sanded first (in case it just sucks)

then install the bumper
then see test every single spot to make sure its perfect
then take it off
sand better
primer
paint
clearcoat

Re: Body Kit (self-installation) [Re: IcEd blUe] #116739 Mar 3, 5:45pm Mar 3, 5:45pm
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I guess i'm just gonna have to pay somebody to do it because that sounds like a pain in the ass.


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Re: Body Kit (self-installation) [Re: 401Celica] #116740 Mar 3, 5:57pm Mar 3, 5:57pm
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just install it, make sure it fits. if it fits well enough that it dosent need modification then just take the kit and get it professionally painted then re install it yourself and save $200. but if it needs to be modified just let the body shop do it.


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Re: Body Kit (self-installation) [Re: drkramm] #116741 Mar 3, 8:28pm Mar 3, 8:28pm
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Originally Posted by drkramm
paint first


Yeah, I installed my kam. rear myself, wasn't hard. I've also taken off my front bumper and put it back on which should be about the same as putting on the kam. front since they both use the stock mounting locations.

Go for it thumbsup


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Re: Body Kit (self-installation) [Re: 401Celica] #116742 Mar 3, 8:49pm Mar 3, 8:49pm
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yea i just installed mine...not hard...perfect fit..comes pr drilled and stuff


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