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Old 28-Jul-2005, 03:56 PM
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Exclamation DIY: Undercar Kit Install

Materials Needed:
Bag of Zip Ties
Wire Loom
Dremel
Exacto Knife
Drill
Screwdriver
Patience / Time


Day 1 - The Front:

First, Take off the bumper - on 96-00 there are 2 screws on bottom of the bumper, 1 in each fender, and bout 8 on the top of he grill and bumper top.


Lay the bumper down on its front so you have a better view of your patient. Bring a tube to the front to figure the approx width to your bumper.


On the underside where the supports are, cut a rectangular box slightly larger in width and about 7 inches in depth. and mark with a pen/marker


With a dremel cut along the line you just made


it may be easier to cut from inside or outside, i cut mine from the outside so i could see my work in front of me


Once the hole is cut out - take it out to reveal a empty space, just remember to keep your supports there so you can still attach the bumper to the underneath


Get the tube and use it as a guide for the placement and mark holes.


Predrill all holes for zip ties i made about 10, better safe than sorry


Neon tubes should have places for the holders that are strengthened by plastic place the ties at these points and make them tight - but no too tight its glass cmon..


Then in between the main points i put less tight zip ties but still enough to hold them there, same thing why not...
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Re-Install bumper cover, back on car refer to 1st couple steps but cmon if you can’t take of the bumper you shouldn’t even be doing anything like this.


Should look like this, no wires shown and or bulb.


Neon in place, hidden, cut-out for neon glow, and bumper cover holder still intact. Daytime shot shown, these are bright as hell....and now hidden too


To be continued Tomorrow on day 2:
I’m redoing the side skirts / rear and fixing wiring / switch
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nice write up
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Old 29-Jul-2005, 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by Buddah
Nice write up. I want the green ones too but in LED's. I've blown a few sets of neons already...either going over bumps...etc. LOL. I'll sticky it for you.
yeah but i love the glow of neons over leds..
but these shouldn't break at all esp where i'm mounting/mounted them they are protected...
another long day ahead today - sides and more being done...
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Originally posted by Buddah
Nice write up. I want the green ones too but in LED's. I've blown a few sets of neons already...either going over bumps...etc. LOL. I'll sticky it for you.
yeah but i love the glow of neons over leds..
but these shouldn't break at all esp where i'm mounting/mounted them they are protected...
another long day ahead today - sides and more being done...
also thinking bout doing my cluster
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Old 29-Jul-2005, 04:33 PM
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First things first -the side skirts and they have to come off.


There are 2 expanding screws and one clip underneath.
*word of advice – wash the car lol, I learned the hard way. mmmm road dust...


once removed just slide the side skirt forward and it should all come off, the clips holding the side together should still be on the vehicle.


You can do all this 1 side each I decided to do both at the same time, so off came the other side aswell.


Now this took some though on mounting. But I found the perfect spot. Find the center point in between the car and mount the tube under the metal lip of the side skirt support.


Now this is the part you have to be patient with. Mark the holes to cut out of your side skirts. Remember to leave your mounting location intact. Also cut little by little cause if too small you can cut more but if too large well new side skirts needed. Keep a big enough lip so the side skirt covers the tube, but lagrge enough so the tube shows through, so it takes some eye.


Then cut – some say you can use an exacto knife – but hey power tools cmon…


Done – now I had to recut mine as I didn’t cut enough the first time. But oh well better little by little, i don want bulbs showing...
Make sure you do a test fit. And I did and its perfect.


Now clean up your wiring, in my case I cut lot off and mounted it properly, on yours it’s a fresh kit so do it right.
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hmmmm. looks familiar that was extacly the same thing I did on mine except for side skirts. looks as if your tubes are smaller around then mine .....your side skirts fit better....had to remove a whole section of my side skirt to make it fit. great job you made me proud...I'am up for another photo shoot when you are
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Great write up Marco.
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thnx bud, took some shots last night...
i also re-did my guage cluster - looks good and def matches the rest of the car
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looks good, great write-up!
but i always thought neon kits were illegal because its a "distraction" when driving?

also, how would you go about doing the sides on a 90 civic 4-door with no skirts??
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Originally posted by 1PhatCX
looks good, great write-up!
but i always thought neon kits were illegal because its a "distraction" when driving?

also, how would you go about doing the sides on a 90 civic 4-door with no skirts??
You dont.
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naw lo bulbs visible. no blue, or red, green is iffy as its vulunteer firefighters. green flashing lightsd is illegal nothing said about steady green glow...
but i have drivin past many cops and nothing, and other memebrs have had green on all the time @ noght for over 2 years w/o problems...

as for doing that to something that has no skirts? = no, find some skirts
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is it just me or does it almost look way too bright?
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Originally posted by Fug
is it just me or does it almost look way too bright?
umm what?!?
you mean the undercar kit? or the whole car in general...?
cause chances are you havn't seen my interior lol
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Originally posted by BBProductions

umm what?!?
you mean the undercar kit? or the whole car in general...?
cause chances are you havn't seen my interior lol
haha, i remember when u posted that pic of ur interior a while back so i know what it looks like...it may just be the way the picture was taken or the effects used...but it looks almost blinding....the green underbody stuff that is...=D
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very very nice man
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Originally posted by Fug


haha, i remember when u posted that pic of ur interior a while back so i know what it looks like...it may just be the way the picture was taken or the effects used...but it looks almost blinding....the green underbody stuff that is...=D
lol well it is that bright, its the way its put on, and the kit itself. i like it. - also taken in a dark lot.
and umm my interior is even brighter now lol... engine too

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take pics of the engine then?
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