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Fitting cup side skirts

Hi guys, I am going to fit my cup side skirts this weekend, I have done the bumper and rear spoiler.

I have never removed or swapped over the side skirts before, anyone done it? Any tips?

Looking at the cup side skirts there are screws at the bottom but can't see where the alfa romeo logo bit is held on, or does it just pop out? I don't want to damage anything so any tips gratefully recieved.

Also I fitted the rear spoiler, it's has the original 4 bolts and I put a layer of tiger bond around the seal joins and it seems well bonded but went I hit 80/90 the spoiler wobbles a bit so just wondering if this is normal?

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You needn't touch the original skirts. The Cup skirt fits over the original leaving the part of the originals in the door aperture visible.

Exactly how the Cup skirts attach is unknown to me but I suspect that the screws underneath ( longer ones needed? ) are re-used to attach both skirts to each side of the car. Adhesive for the upper part?

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Jon,

IMO, those wheels would look so much better in Anthracite, they seem to get 'lost' in black on a black car.

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You needn't touch the original skirts. The Cup skirt fits over the original leaving the part of the originals in the door aperture visible.

Exactly how the Cup skirts attach is unknown to me but I suspect that the screws underneath ( longer ones needed? ) are re-used to attach both skirts to each side of the car. Adhesive for the upper part?
Cup skirts go over the top of the original sill covers.

You are correct in your assumptions Jon.

You will need to first remove all the screws from the sill 'turn-under' that pass through the original plastic sill covers.

The screw heads face towards the ground, on the other side and removable plastic threaded piece creates the clamping effect.

Due to their location Expect the following: corroded disintegrating screw heads, AND the plastic threaded part to be brittle causing it to break away from its snug mounting hole causing both to just spin, swearing will ensue.

If you get the screws unscrewed the plastic inserts can be removed from the back of the sill too, highly likely you will need to replace quite a few if not all of them.

Clean the plastic sill covers up with some alcohol or solvent based cleaner.

I would then apply black 'body kit' sealant, mostly on the the 'fillet' edges (ie where it wraps around the original skirt on the leading and trailing edge of the sill to wheel arch, along the tops either side of the door.

The section with the exposed Alfa Romeo Logo on the sill cover I would put a trainline style bit of sealant around the cutout in the Zender skirt to get the best seal.
This will stop grit dirt and damp getting between the two plastic covers, this is important has hard debris between the two could potentially cause damage to either item.

Once applied and sealant still soft, work your way along the 'turn-under' and start fitting and tightening the screws.
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Where did you get your Cup Kit from and how much?
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Yeah I agree Clive but I bought them in that colour and the condition is to good to justify a colour change, plus I will be putting them back on the rosso ts spider as they weigh a massive 75kg each lol!

Jowey really appreciate your detailed guide thanks for that hoping to get on Sunday.
You got any pics of your cup kit fitted? Look nice in your profile pic the black against the red.

Nelly their is a genuine cup kit in gumtree but it's 1000 still in packaging.

Expect to pay 300 for bumper or 250 for splitter, 250-300 for side skirts and between 100-150 for spoiler. There is some genuine side grills on ebay for 299 but I prefer the original clean lines they don't do nothing for me.

The genuine zender ones are getting hard to find now, there is a guy on ebay selling copies that are exact but they can be hard to fit even with a good body shop. I think a6 advised me of this. I think the splitter is 170, spoiler 150 and side skirts 199 so cheaper.



So guys with spoilers, is it normal for the rear spoiler to wobble abit at around 90?

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Cant say as ive seen any speed related wobbling on mine,but it does wobble a little on rough bits of road at any speed
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I've got one of the plastic inserts/screws in my glovebox I'll try remember to get a photo of it so you can get and idea what they are.

You should also used the sealant for the front spoiler.

I have no spoiler so can't comment on it wobbling, I didn't ever do 90 in my TS with spoiler fitted but will say the spoiler was very well stuck on the boot lid, sealant and well torqued fittings.

Should imagine there is a factory torque figure for this?
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Nelly their is a genuine cup kit in gumtree but it's 1000 still in packaging.

Expect to pay 300 for bumper or 250 for splitter, 250-300 for side skirts and between 100-150 for spoiler. There is some genuine side grills on ebay for 299 but I prefer the original clean lines they don't do nothing for me.

The genuine zender ones are getting hard to find now, there is a guy on ebay selling copies that are exact but they can be hard to fit even with a good body shop. I think a6 advised me of this. I think the splitter is 170, spoiler 150 and side skirts 199 so cheaper.



So guys with spoilers, is it normal for the rear spoiler to wobble abit at around 90?
Thanks. Had a look on Gumtree... Just need to work out how to get a grand out of the bank without the Mrs noticing and seen them on eBay too. Are there different options for the front?

Had 140 out of mine down the autobahn when I first got it after running it in and don't remember the spoiler wobbling too much but then again I wasn't looking in the rear view mirror that much either.
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Here are the pesky screws and their brittle plastic landing pads.
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Thanks jowey, and nice looking gtv :-)

A few more pics

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For some reason the pics on my phone come up sideways?

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Before I started on the skirts

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A chance to check the seal and thankfully in good condition

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New cup side skirt on

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One down one to go

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Thanks jowey, and nice looking gtv :-)

A few more pics
Thanks Jon,

Can see the wheels much better in that pic of yours, Speedline Cassiopeia !

Good work on the skirts, hopefully not too much hassle.
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Looks good.

Vented wings next ?!
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nope not to much hassel although I think I will replace all the screws along the bottom as they are old and don't fill me with confidence so will replace these shortly.

Won't be adding the side vents they don't do anything for me and I like the look of clean lines.

Next the other side lol o and machine polish as I have just ordered one :-)
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