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#1 SteveTDCi



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Posted 26 November 2005 - 06:11 AM

First off you need to go and but all of the bits from VW I went for the R32 skirts and had them painted Diamond black at a cost of £80.

The parts required were

N10354602 Screw @ £1.20 each 4 needed

1K0853493 Adaptor @ £2.84 each 4 needed

1K0853543 Support Strip @ £4.06 1 needed

1K0853544 Support Strip @ £4.06 1 needed

1K4853859AGRU Skirt @ £26.20 1 needed

1K4853860AGRU Skirt @ £26.20 1 needed

All prices Ex VAT


On to fitting ....

You should start with a pile of bits like this


And a car that looks like this


Start off by finding the start point for the fixing support strip


and then transfer this to the car.



You then need to find the height of the strip so by inserting the support strip in the skirt..


You end up with a dimension of 37mm


Transfer this to the car


I found that the 37mm dimension needed to be parallel to where the stone chipping finished


Next remove this screw in the front arch


and another under the car at the rear (no picture)

Bond on the support strips and allow them enough time to dry (see instructions on adhesive)


I found that when fitting the skirts the rear pulled away, so to resolve this I actually used plated self tapping screws to stop the skirt pulling the support off, since I have an Old FOrd in the garage I have plenty of waxoil kicking about, so I did give the screws and holes a good coating


Next you need to go under the car and remove 2 (from each side) plastic bungs


and replace them with the brackets


they hold the skirts like this


Once you are happy with the support strips and you HAVE HAD A TRIAL RUN at fitting the skirts making sure everything lines up you can now remove the tape covering the double sided adhesive on the back of the skirt


All that remains for you to do is fit the skirts and the screws and then stand back and admire your handywork



It should take you approximatly 1/2 hour per side less drying time. Any questions just ask.



Edited by old_n07, 19 February 2014 - 12:16 PM.
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#2 talk-torque



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Posted 26 November 2005 - 06:26 AM

Very good "How To Do" Steve. Thanks for that. Think I might wait until it's a bit warmer!

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 07:45 AM

Great guide[Y]


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Posted 26 November 2005 - 08:02 AM

yep, triffic

more of these sort of guides would be great benefit.

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 07:42 AM

Brilliant guide Steve!  Well done and thanks.

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 12:05 PM

Thanks Steve - what adhesive did you use to bond on the support strips?

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 12:21 PM

Great guide

how do the skirts fix to the guides? are they just resting on the top lips?

instead of using the guides (and drilling the bodywork) would it be possible to remove the tape and use a sealant (stickoflex, etc) to hold the skirt on?



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Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:27 PM

Sorry to sidetrack the topic but what size are those rims on your car?

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:38 PM

 Does anyone know if the skirts just rest on top of the strips or are they fastened to them?


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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:16 PM

 They look good on there.

Were they that textured finish like the rear and front valence. Because they look painted when on the car.


Get a seat cupra lip on the front and it will look great.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:26 PM

 R32 skirts come smooth and primed whereas the GTi ones are black textured

The poster mentions he had his painted black before fitting

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 03:39 PM

 ''The poster mentions he had his painted black before fitting''


DOH !!![*-)]

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 03:42 AM

 Who charged you £80 to spray the skirts? Very good guide thank you.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 06:05 AM

thanks for the thread!!!

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:16 AM

[Y]Great how to, Bookmarked for future refernce

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 05:45 AM

Re the higher section near the rear arch, does anyone know what holds this on? I've noticed mine is coming away on one side.

Is it just the tape?

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:06 AM

Are the support strips essential ??

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:43 AM

Just got a quote from Tps for these! £250 plus vat each skirt!

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:37 PM

I've just been reading this... 

2004 £26.10 

2010 £250.00


what the heck are they selling for now...!???

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:42 PM

Just got a quote from Tps for these! £250 plus vat each skirt!

You asked for R32 skirts.

The R32 skirts go for much more than the GTI ones...

You can buy the GTI skirts from VW directly for under £40 each side.



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

Good guide here mate. Need to remember it's here when I come to fit my side skirts when I get some lol


Click pic for build thread :)

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:06 AM

Cant see the picts? :unsure:

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:25 AM

Cant see the picts? :unsure:

I can see all of them,which is quite unusual for a ten year old thread.

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 10:24 AM

Great guide, many thanks OP, fitting these to my Mk5 GT sport 170 tomorrow, however I will just use the brackets and a couple of screws at each end  :Y:

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