How to: Lip kit install

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How to: Lip kit install

Post by TheRandom1 » Thu May 10, 2007 2:24 pm

I scanned the installation instructions for the Mopar Lip Kit since a lot of people here seem to have gotten their kits without them.

They're pretty self explanatory, but I'll say this: Be very careful tightening down the screws that hold the lip kit to the bumper. With fairly light pressure, the screws stripped on mine.

Also, I didn't use the side skirts kit, I just used double sided tape to hold them on. Two weeks in, and it's holding up just fine. Double sided tape around the top and bottom of the sides, and screws into the fender up front, and the rear wheel opening in the back.

Feel free to add any of your own tips to this list as well!
Last edited by TheRandom1 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:38 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Thu May 10, 2007 9:23 pm

i took some pics for those who can't understand the directions

keep in mind that this is MY way of renoval/installation, and if you wreck anything (which you godda be an idiot to do when doin it this way) i'm not responsable

REAR

first i renoved the TORX screws on either side
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then remove the two push-in retainers underneith
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then pull the splash shield towards the wheel and remove the 3 nuts on either side (10MM, i use an air ratchet cause with a regular ratchet or gear wrench it takes forever)
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then remove the four PHILLIPS screws along the top and off it comes
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BE SURE TO REMOVE THE LISENCE PLATE LIGHT (YOU MIGHT RIP IT OFF OTHERWISE)

my kit is already installed so i don't have pics of this part but here...
-look very carefully for the "X" marks, drill an 1/8" hole at all of those (i think 14 in total)
-DCX says then to drill a 5/16" hole but i found that a 1/4" suits me better (that's 1/16" smaller for those who have troubles with math)
-if your kit is pre-painted don't bother with the next part
---if your kit is just primer either take it to a professional, or refer to my painting How-To http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?t=19876
-if you want to black out the center piece like me, i recommend a "TRIM BLACK", it's a flat black that doesn't require a clear coat
-insert the studs into the lip (small side in)
-install the filler/support piece
-peel back the the plastic on the adhesive and put the lip on
-use a rubber roller to get a good pressure (you can pick one up at your friendly neighborhood hardware store)

REVERSE REMOVAL FOR INSTALL

FRONT

again start with removing the TORX screws
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then the 8MM screws along the bottom ( i had 3, DCX said there should be 5, but whatever)
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the headlights and 3 screws on the top (all 8MM, lets you get to the nuts in the next step easier)
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then the 3 nuts on each side (10MM) and off it comes
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REMEMBER TO REMOVE THE TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS AS NOT TO RIP THEM OFF

again, my kit is already installed so i don't have pics of this part but here...
-look very carefully for the "X" marks, drill an 1/8" hole at all of those
-DCX says then to drill a 5/16" hole but i found that a 1/4" suits me better (9 in total)
-DCX says to black out a spot, i used black vinal
-peel back the the plastic on the adhesive and put the lip on
-use a rubber roller to get a good pressure

REVERSE REMOVAL FOR INSTALL

as far as side skirts go, i don't have them (YET), i'll update when i get them

and just an FYI, don't bitch about the pics, due to the fact that they're all taken with a cell phone

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Post by TheRandom1 » Thu May 10, 2007 9:31 pm

Very informative pics, thanks man!
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Thu May 10, 2007 10:02 pm

yeah no prob, i was really bored today, took like an hour with all the arrows and linking the pics

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Post by 2003silverneonsxt » Thu May 10, 2007 10:31 pm

also be careful that u put the things into the "gold threaders" the right way or ull rip them outta their holes on the lip..

i made that mistake :(
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Post by TheRandom1 » Thu May 10, 2007 10:47 pm

Those are the parts I stripped out.. now in a couple places my lip is 1/4 inch from the bumper or so...
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Fri May 11, 2007 12:20 am

bummer, that's why i read the directions thouroughly like 6 times

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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri May 11, 2007 7:15 am

We read the directions, but when you screw into those pieces, they're not held into the lip very well, so if they're not in there perfectly, they'll pull out with almost no force. I was using a nut driver with only my thumb and index finger on it, and still managed to pull them out.
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Fri May 11, 2007 8:54 am

now that's just weird. cause i used a vise-grip on the non threaded part to tighten them up

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Post by lolelectricbluesxt » Fri May 25, 2007 7:17 pm

I was just going to simply doubleside tape my side skirts and call it a day, but I ended up throwing a few screws in there for good measure. It was a good thing I did, because the double sided tape did not hold on the drivers side.
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Post by Craz1000 » Fri May 25, 2007 10:37 pm

i ahvent done the back yet but the front on the 00+ after you finish un bolting them litterally fall out and plop on the floor if you thouch them after, just watch out
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Post by stratton08 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:33 pm

how much do one of these kits cost?
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Post by bigbird » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:35 pm

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Post by danman132x » Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:20 pm

Hudson_Neon wrote:now that's just weird. cause i used a vise-grip on the non threaded part to tighten them up
same here
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Post by horner21 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:07 pm

nice just bought me an 03 sxt and am looking for places that sell the mopar kits please help

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Post by Swordfish2Cowboy » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:31 pm

horner21 wrote:nice just bought me an 03 sxt and am looking for places that sell the mopar kits please help
Good luck. I lucked out and got mine while the getting was good. I recommend you get every spare part you can lay your hands on just in case, as Neon stuff is becoming harder to come by since they don't make the cars any longer.
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Post by horner21 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:50 pm

i have the front and rear i picked up from local dealer for 94 now i am just looking for sides

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Post by Johny » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:22 am

Since TheRandom1's links don't work any longer, I've uploaded some scans of the instructions for the side skirts:
http://johnyr.net/car/Skirts%20instructions/

I'll get the front and back scanned if I get them in the summer (or if anyone has them I can host them)
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Post by TheRandom1 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:04 pm

Sweet, thanks!
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Post by 04 Mo Neon » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:42 am

links dont work btw gg
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Post by TheRandom1 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:48 am

Yeah, I no longer have that domain. PM me if you need them and I can email them over.
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Post by Johny » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:21 pm

TheRandom1 wrote:Yeah, I no longer have that domain. PM me if you need them and I can email them over.
If you want Sean, you can send em over to me and I can host them for you
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:21 pm

Coming over now.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:40 pm

Edited the first post, thanks Johnny!
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Post by srtjesse » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:36 pm

my front bumper doesn't have the x' on it what can I do
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:43 pm

since your bumper is white, you could just put some washable marker on the threaded parts on the on the lips and put them against your bumpers. drill where the marks are

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