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Ok, so i got a FG Mugen replica kit I want to install on my car (yeah yeah i know I've always been a stock nazi) I'll probably order stickershop's MUGEN CR-X Pro.2 graphics for it also, i'm kinda thinking of going the Mugen replica ZC CRX direction (still kinda being a stock nazi tho) anyway, I have my kit, and it's just a fiberglass shell. How does it mount, I assume I will need to mark and drill my holes and such, but I'm not sure on the sideskirts and door caps. I'm sure some of you have these installed and I am curious on the process as I don't really know where to start. Any tips, pics, etc would be helpful!
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cool cool, This was brand new that i bought off of someone, i didn't get any directions, etc. I think the WW instructions will help, as the kit is very similar, only it's fiberglass. There weren't any holes or anything so I imagine I will just drill them out where they need to go and get it all mounted up.
 

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the ww kit doesnt come with holes either. they supplied self tapping screws withi it.

For example, fit the front bumper on. Get it lined up and then use self tapping screws to mount it to the front bumper support. FYI you may need to bend the lip of the support to get the bumper to fit correctly. The hardest parts are the sides, getting them to mount flush. I did have it perfect on mine but last time i took the bumper off i was rushed and havent put it back exactly right yet.

The rear bumper may not fit right on the sides either. I had a problem of them sticking out pretty far. There are some plastic pieces from the original bumper maybe that have one screw through the center of them. You will mount the kit to these. Test fit and look at the plastic things. There was a tab or somthing that wouldnt let the kit sit flush with the quarter panel on mine. I took a razor blade and sliced it off and the rear bumper fits great now.
 

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ok so basically i am going to take my bumper off, take the screws off that hold the plastic bumper cover, mount the bumper bars/frame and use it to line up my WW kit?
 

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YOU?!?!? with a BODY KIT?!??!?! OMGWTFBBQ2!

:lol: Just kidding...

But yea, fiberglass.... yea, thats some fun stuff. As long as the front and rear bumper line up, and the side skirts don't require modding, then all should be nice and dandy.

However, instead of that 3M crap, use a product called "panelbond"... fairly expensive, but it is iron-clad... if you have a professional body shop supplier near you, they should be able to supply you with it... It is a two-part thing that uses a mixing-nozzle, so make sure they don't just sell you plain caulking or something... but it'll be much like that.

Anyway, i'd probably panel bond the bumpers to the metal supports as well as bolt them down. This will increase the load-area on the bumpers, and they'll be less likely to crack.

For the sideskirts, use panelbond everywhere except for the front fenders (if you ever want to remove them)... and then just use the normal screw attachments there.

By the way, i'm not a body guy, but this is what my pro body guy told me when i asked him about doing much the same thing to my other CRX... he used that method to install the fiberglass fenders on my pickup truck, and they DEFINITELY are not going anywhere.
 
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