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i have a '01 prelude and i recieved the ww aggressor II bodykit for the prelude about a week ago and i am verry anxious to have it put on...so i was wanting to know if it would be ok and safe to go ahead and install the kit my self and have it painted later...or should i jus wait and have the bodyshop do all the work??...pretty much this pretains to how difficult it is and the tools i need or might already have.

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i say wait till it gets painted! dont think it looks good driving around having a body kit unpainted. just looks weird!
 

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i have a wings west avenger kit on my civic and i did install it myself. What i would do is go ahead and drill the hole yourself by following the instructions that come with the kit. Do this before its painted, once you got your kit to fit properly, take it off and get it painted. Oh yeah, and if your kit comes with sideskirts, dont do them yourself they're a bitch to get on.
 

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SilverCiv98 said:
i say wait till it gets painted! dont think it looks good driving around having a body kit unpainted. just looks weird!
Agreed don't put it on until you have painted the kit because it looks weird, and just makes your car look cheap....

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i have a wings west avenger kit on my civic and i did install it myself. What i would do is go ahead and drill the hole yourself by following the instructions that come with the kit. Do this before its painted, once you got your kit to fit properly, take it off and get it painted. Oh yeah, and if your kit comes with sideskirts, dont do them yourself they're a bitch to get on.
Yeah I put on a couple Wings West kits on Integras, and we drilled hte holes and everything BEFORE we painted the kit. Don't put them on all the way just get them so that they fit right and stay on properly. After that get them painted so they match right and then put them on your car and its done. But make sure you have someone to help you put on the kit because it's very helpful to have someone hold it up while you drill the holes or apply the double sided tape.

Also if you get them painted seperate from the car its very hard to match the paint unless hte person painting it is damn good. Sometimes people leave them on and hae shopes paint the kit and so when they do paint it the car is there so they can compare the two colors to get a closer match.

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Also if you get them painted seperate from the car its very hard to match the paint unless hte person painting it is damn good. Sometimes people leave them on and hae shopes paint the kit and so when they do paint it the car is there so they can compare the two colors to get a closer match.
Yeah i made that mistake. I got the kit painted without them comparing it to the color of the car. The color is almost right, they just put a little to much of what looks like a gold flake into the paint. So in direct sunlight the shade of the kit looks just a little lighter than the shade of the car. :mad: But no one notices it except me because im so goddamn picky.
 
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