Installing a car body kit can radically overhaul a vehicle’s looks. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need to do to successfully install your body kit.
If you’ve got a nice set of Mercedes wheels or any other model of vehicle that’s starting to look old, beaten, and worn down, a few replacements and upgrades may be in order. One such upgrade is a car body kit, which can be a quick way to provide a tremendous upgrade in the looks department.
You shouldn’t attempt to fit and install a body kit if you’re not at least somewhat handy, as it’s not an entirely easy process. Still, if you’re good with a wrench and a drill, you should be able to install a body kit and upgrade your Mercedes wheels to leave it looking better than ever before.
The first thing you’ll need to do is remove the old body kit. For the previously mentioned Mercedes wheels, this is actually fairly easy, as there are only a plastic pivots and several screws holding the kit to the vehicle. You can find detailed instructions online for individual car models that tell you where to find the screws you’ll need to remove each panel, but once you’ve removed one set, it’ll be easier to locate the right screws in the future.
You’ll usually need to drill holes in the new body kit to fit the places where the screws went on your vehicle. As the old saying goes, measure first and drill once. Mark the spots to be drilled carefully and always have a friend help.
Once the holes are correctly drilled, you’ll have to fit the body kit to your vehicle, which can require some trimming. Again, if you’ve never handled this type of job before and it’s clear that extensive trimming will be necessary, it’s best to call in a professional or you could risk ruining your new body kit. After the kit has been trimmed, it simply needs to be securely screwed into your vehicle to complete installation.
When you’ve finished upgrading a Mercedes body kit, you might also need to upgrade your Mercedes Benz wheels and rims to give the vehicle and overall refined look. After all, replacing Mercedes wheels is much easier than replacing an entire body kit. You can replace your Mercedes Benz wheels in an afternoon, and by matching colors or using quality aftermarket Mercedes wheels, you can get a unique look that completes your car’s curb appeal. Be sure to buy your Mercedes wheels with the body kit in order to handle the entire overhaul at once. With the right Mercedes wheels and a great custom body kit, you can quickly change the look of your vehicle, adding resale value in only a few days.
This article was submitted by UsaRim Staff Writer | Lester Green