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      04-24-2013, 09:53 AM   #1
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xline side skirt upgrade

Hey all. I finished removing my sdrive side skirts and replacing them with the satin xline skirts. Some folks wanted some details and pics on the process. So here goes: first the installation is super easy, it took about 1 hour total!
The first thing to do is to remove all the torx screws along the bottom of the skirt. Torx equals star shaped heads. These plastic screws come out really easy, only hand tighted at the factory. However space is tight under the vehicle, so you may need to drive up on something to get a drill or large screwdriver.
Next remove one of the pins/rivets on each of the wheel wells. You only need to remove the one closiest to the skirt. I could not completely remove.this pin, but I popped the heads off and it got the job done. I will have to replace these 4 pins but the skirt functions and stays snug without them.
After screws are removed, grab the skirt underneath and pull forward towards you. It may help to open the doors. The skirt pops right out.
Slide the new skirt into place making sure that the new skirt slide under the flame/material protector. It takes a little effort to.get into place, make sure it snaps fully underneath the doors. Replace torx screws and there it is, all done. I will get pics up later. Let me know if anyone has questions. It really makes a big difference to the vehicle!
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      04-24-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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Looks great!
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      04-25-2013, 01:48 PM   #3
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That looks great. Where did you order stand alone xline skirts from?
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      04-25-2013, 02:06 PM   #4
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Getbmwparts.com is where you can find everything at great prices. Feel free to contact them to get the exact part numbers, quick turn around.
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      04-26-2013, 07:10 AM   #5
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Thanks.
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