Body Lift Gap Guard Installation
Raising your pickup or SUV using a body lift kit is one of the surefire ways of creating extra spunk in your vehicle. But because this process leaves a gap between the truck's body and frame, you may find it unpleasant and unfitting to look at. Covering up this gap seems to be the best solution for this nuisance, and it can easily be done with a body lift gap guard. Installing this add-on would definitely make your truck look better. In addition to its aesthetic function, the gap guard could also keep dirt, mud, and water from getting into your engine compartment. The process is not a complicated one, so 30 minutes might be all you need to get this job done.
Required skill level: Novice
Needed tools and materials
Cleaning the wheel wells
Clean the inner wheel wells of your vehicle. Hose it down with water to remove caked-on mud or any other dirt. This will allow you to see its surface clearly, which will be convenient when you are already marking the holes.
Marking the holes
Mark the spots where you will drill the mounting holes. Usually, body lift gap guards come in with pre-molded holes on them. We recommend you to use these holes as guide when you are already marking.
Follow the marks that you have made, and drill a hole into the wheel well. Be careful while drilling because you might accidentally cut a hose or wire behind the wheel well. Hang the gap guard in proper position, and lock it in with one of the push clips. Start drilling the other mounting holes, and secure them with the remaining push clips.
- Body lift gap guards are specifically designed to fit a certain location in the vehicle. So you might want to find the right gap guard for each wheel well before starting the installation. It will save you time and keep you from troubles in looking for the right match later on when you start the procedure. Usually, it is already indicated in the gap guards which side they are paired with, so you should not find this preparation troublesome.