Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How to Put On a Body Kit

How to Put On a Body Kit

Body kits have soared in popularity in the past decade, and now it's hard to see a tuner car on the street without one. Installing a body kit correctly takes a little bit of work, but the results can completely change the look of your vehicle. In this case, the project vehicle is a 2010 Toyota Vios (Yaris Sedan) and the body kit in question is a GT Street from Thailand, but these tips are fairly universal for most vehicles.


    • 1
      Wash and dry the car using the car wash shampoo. Make sure the vehicle is clean, particularly the lower area where the body kit will be attached.
    • 2
      Apply rubbing alcohol to a paper towel and thoroughly clean the lower part of the front bumper. This is the area where the body kit will be attached. Repeat this process to the inside of the front lip of the body kit.
    • 3
      Hold the front lip onto the front bumper with the help of an assistant. Make sure everything looks like it will fit correctly and there are no clearance issues.
    • 4
      Apply a strip of the 3M automotive tape to the inside of the body kit. Don't peel off both sides of the tape yet, just make sure that the tape is securely on the body kit.
    • 5
      Peel back the second protective layer on the tape and with the help of an assistant, put the front lip onto the front bumper, being sure to keep it properly aligned, Once the kit is on, press it firmly into place with your hands so that the tape has a good chance to stick onto the bumper.

    • 6
      Repeat steps 2 through 5 on the rear bumper. The process is identical to the front bumper, just on the rear end of the car.
    • 7
      Clean the rockers of the vehicle that run along the side of the car using the paper towel and the rubbing alcohol. Repeat the process on the backside of the rockers of the body kit.
    • 8
      Check the fit of the rockers. They should fit snugly on the rockers.
    • 9
      Apply the double-sided tape to the backside of the body kit side pieces. Make sure it is firmly on the kit.
    • 10
      Peel back the double-sided tape and with the help of an assistant, apply the body kit to the side rockers. Make sure it is firmly pressed into place.
    • 11
      Drill two self-tapping screws into the corners of the rockers using a self-tapping screw and the drill with right angle attachment. You want to secure the body kit to the car through the fenderwell area.

Source of instructions: How to Put On a Body Kit |



  1. This may be a bit of a rant, but I can't stand it when individuals modify the body of their car, upgrade the wheels and the stick Pirelli stickers on the wheel. Get actual Pirelli tyres! (not that they could even afford them!) I've unfortunately seen it a couple of times around the area I live in....

  2. Hey keep posting such good and meaningful articles.

  3. These tips are very useful for me and for that really thanks for sharing with us.