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Car Ground Effects: Should You Install Yourself?

Posted on September 19, 2021 by Charles Hurley

To make your car handle and look better you need the right car ground effects. Use aero-dynamic wings, spoilers, dams or skirts to get the down force plus the stylish look you're on the lookout for. These car ground effects features aren't just pretty add-on's, they are designed to really work on your car, truck, jeep or SUV! Normally, they're wind-tunnel tested to generate huge rear down force to dramatically improve traction and keep your vehicle stable at high speeds without draining power from the engine.

In general you will save a bundle if you buy car ground effects from distributors carrying non OEM aftermarket brands (not the accessory offered by the dealer). The quality is comparable and the cost is a lot lower. If you install yourself you'll save even more. However, should you be installing car ground effects yourself? The solution depends upon your skills and on the sort of part and material selected.

Car ground effects products made in urethane and with simple designs are generally easier to install because they are lightweight and flexible. They generally come with double back 3M high strength tape which bonds the parts to your car tightly. Some manufacturers (like Wings West) offer great videos and detailed instructions on the installation of ground effects for cars. Products made out of fiberglass or with more elaborate designs, such as design style side skirts, require plenty of skills and expertise. To explain it is important to comprehend the complete procedure.

Installation isn't the only step required in order to have a finished product. Before final installation there is a "dry fitting" procedure involved which requires experience in order to accomplish it properly, then there is the

prepping procedure, installation and of course painting. Dry fitting refers to the procedure where the installer makes all the necessary adjustment to the product so as to make it fit perfectly. It involves trimming, grinding

And filling gaps in order to have the pieces fit the contour of the vehicle. This is a procedure that's best left to a professional body man who has done this sort of work before, since he can do it much faster and cheaper then someone who has no expertise.

If you're considering the purchase of car ground effects made out of fiberglass or with elaborate designs find the right shop to do the installation for you, before making the purchase, to avoid unpleasant surprises. Search for a body man that has at least 1 year experience in installing all types of ground effects in different materials. He'd be able to perform the job in less time for less money, then a body man with 30 years of experience but who has never installed a car ground effect before.