Ok so step one for the fronts is to remove the five(5) 10mm bolts on the underside of the factory flares. After you get those out, grab a hold and pull real hard...bunch of popping noises as the plastic plugs snap.
Step two: Put on your patience hat, removing the sheered plastic plugs is a pain in the arse. Here's a pic of the rear with some of the plastic plugs still in there (the rear does not require unbolting...just a couple strong pulls)
Step three (front) cut the front inner fender linings approx. flush with the body (I eyeballed the **** of this, again remember to put on your patience cap
) Also, remember to change out of your favorite J-Crew pants...
Step three, loosely attach all eight(8) bolts with two washers and one nut...the center three or four are a huuuuge PITA, especially if you have big hands. The directions say some drilling may be required, but my holes were almost perfectly in line, I was able to push and shove for a couple of them. Tighten down (not too tight). Reattach inner fender lining with two of the original 10mm bolts and a larger (I think I used a 1/2") washer through the large holes in the top center of the liner.
Should look something like this
My trouble here is...notice the gap on the bottom at the rear (door side, not bumper side). Maybe I trimmed too much, but there is nowhere that you can attach this portion...suggestions? Or does anyone make custom linings that you guys know of?
Repeat for the passenger side.
Rear was a piece of cake...pull the old ones off, tighten down two more bolts+2washers&a nut/ea. in the top center of the rears. Install five self tapping screws (included). USE AN ELECTRIC DRILL, I almost overtightened one with the electric drill...I can't imagine what would have happened if I was thoughtless enough to use an air ratchet.
OH on the fronts, you need to tuck away the plug from the side marker lamps...here is where I stored them:
Passenger side, beside the air box
And the finished product:
And you can see that the pinch seam really needs done! I'm going to have my body shop do this for me next week (after the first of the month)...Do y'all think it's possible to trim it down far enough to flush up with the flare (they're a very good body shop)?