Jan 23rd, 2005, 07:19 AM
Im thinking of getting the S skirts for my cooper, im just wondering whats needed to install the S skirts myself, ive read the DIY guide but its not that helpful.
Ive checked out my current cooper skirts & it seems all i have to do is unscrew 7 or so screws on each skirt & then screw the S skirt in the existing holes.
Is there anything else i need to know or is it as easy as it looks ?
Any advice will be great, thanks. :)
Jan 23rd, 2005, 09:38 AM
I haven't done it yet but intend to. I believe there are some push in clips that you have to pull out as well. I think it's easy to break these, so you need to order a set from your dealer before you start the job (they only cost a few pence/cents each)
Let us know how you get along :)
Jan 23rd, 2005, 10:40 AM
It's any easy job. After you have removed the stainless steel sill plates, there are 4/5 plugs underneath. Simply turn 90 degs to remove. Remove screws underneath. You should be then about to pull the skirt off (yes this step destroys 9 - 10 plus - cheap to replace, I spent ~$30 in clips). I believe that new skirts come with clips - mine was second hand so I had to buy new clips. Reverse to put skirt back on. Be careful when removing sill plate, as they are expensive.
I thought the instructions were actually good.
Any questions let me know.
Jan 23rd, 2005, 10:44 AM
Search for S side skirts, or check the FAQ & DIY section for a full guide.
Feb 21st, 2005, 07:09 AM
HELP ME PLEASE !!!
Does anyone know if its possible not to break the 8 clips off when taking the cooper skirts off ?
Feb 21st, 2005, 08:47 AM
I believe you have to buy new clips, but they are cheap, only a few dollars each.
Feb 22nd, 2005, 03:12 PM
cool, im doing a similar job on my aero skirts, if i was to ask bmw for these clips, what are they called exactly, is there a part number?
also, on an aero skirt, is there double sided tape involved, my second hand skirts have some soft strip on the underside??!
or is there a good guide to fitting, apart from the bmw pdf?
Feb 25th, 2005, 09:14 AM
Got the skirts on. :D
I ended up getting new clips with the skirts.....broke the old ones.
Was alittle tricky with the sill, but got there with some fishing line.
Looks pretty :cool: now with the new skirts.