Dos and Don'ts When Buying Bumper Skirts
A bumper skirt is not just a mere car modification for your car; it also keeps the vehicle lightweight so that speeding down the road won't be difficult. With the many auto stores in the market selling different brands of bumper skirts, you'll surely be left with decisions, decisions, and even more decisions to make. To save you from the trouble, here's a guide to help you find the right bumper skirt.
- Look for a new bumper skirt that's made by an established manufacturer. This way, you're guaranteed to get the optimum performance and benefits, such as adding another layer of protection against collisions, which you will get once you install this in your car.
- Purchase a bumper skirt that is custom fit and won't require any cutting. To do so, check the make and model of your vehicle so that once you head to the store, the dealer will know exactly what to give you.
- Bumper skirts come in many different colors, such as black or silver. Pick one that matches your vehicle or according to the style you opt to have.
- Canvass around because you just might get one that's really affordable and worth it. There are a lot of stores that sell bumper skirts for really expensive prices yet aren't that durable.
- Don't buy from local salvage yards. The easiest way to jeopardize your car is by rummaging through old scrap pieces from these kinds of stores and installing them on your automobile. Since you're modifying your vehicle to give it a custom finish, might as well buy from established brands.
- Don't forget to explore different websites. There are a lot of online stores that offer really affordable bumper skirts and are heavy-duty.
With these dos and don'ts, you now have an idea how to bump into the right bumper skirt for your vehicle. All you have to do is explore the different stores and know what design you have in mind. Good luck!
A Guide to Setting Up Bumper Skirts
A bumper skirt is not just for car aesthetics. It's also to keep the vehicle lightweight so that it won't have a hard time speeding up the road. If you want to upgrade your old one or if you want to mount a new bumper skirt, then you really don't have to go to a mechanic because you can totally do it yourself. Here's a guide to help you install a rear bumper skirt on your W211.
Difficulty level: Hard
Tools that you'll need:
- Electric drill
- 2mm and 13mm socket wrench and socket driver
- 7mm bit
- Air saw
Step 1: Take the measurement of the center point of the trunk lid molding. Make a line from the middle of the big star on the trunk lid through the center point of the trunk lid molding and down to the bottom end of the rear bumper. The rear bumper is center line 1.
Step 2: Make lines 2 and 3 at the right and left side of the center line 1 with a 30cm measurement and stick the bumper template cutting onto the rear bumper. Make sure that you let the center lines 1, 2, and 3 on the bumper template match onto the center lines 1, 2, and 2 on the bumper you just created. Remember to match lines 5, 6, 7, and 8 at the bottom edge of the rear bumper as well.
Step 3: Stick the template. Use a pin to make drilling marks for drilling in screw holes. Make a total of 12 holes onto the number according to the red circles on the bumper cutting template.
Step 4: Cut the bumper skirt using an air saw machine according to the line 4 of the template of the bumper cutting.
Step 5: Tear the template off from the bumper. Drill in the screw holes using the drill machine according to the marks on the template of the bumper cutting.
Step 6: Be ready to install the bumper skirt. Assemble the skirt and two pieces of muffler tip eyebrow with two pieces of no.1 screw, two pieces of no.2 nuts, two pieces no.1 washers, and two pieces no.2 washers.
Step 7: Install the bumper skirt onto the right position of the rear bumper after above point 4 and 5. Use the ten pieces no.1 nuts and ten pieces no.1 washers to screw the bumper skirt to the rear bumper from holes 2 to 11. Use no.1 screw, no.2 nut, and washer no.1 and no.2 to screw the holes 1 to 12.
Step 8: The bumper skirt and eyebrows should be completely installed. And you're done!
With these seven steps, you're sure to get your bumper skirt installed in no time. Good luck!