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  1. 1. TOURENN – CIVIC BODY KIT (FG2 COUPE) INSTALLATION AND USER’S GUIDE Thank you for purchasing this product from Downforce. Our products are made with superior materials and hope you will enjoy your investment. If you are having any difficulties or have any suggestions please let us know. You can reach us anytime during Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm PST. (714) 778-4580. Before beginning any removal or installation, please take time to thoroughly read these instructions. This instruction is available for download online at http://www.downforce.biz/manuals/ • There are several WARNING sections in the installation. Always read and follow the instruction to prevent injuries, accidents, and possible damage to the vehicle. • Do not modify the product. • Do not install the product in any way other than described in the following instructions.. • Downforce and its dealers are not responsible for injuries, accidents, and damage to persons and property that arise from the use of this product. • This product is for off road use only. • By purchasing and using this product, you hereby agree to all terms listed above. PART NAME CIVIC BODY KIT PART NUMBER TA-12000 VEHICLE HONDA CIVIC COUPE 2006+
  2. 2. 1 Requirements Front Bumper Removal This bodykit requires you to remove all four wheels for easier clearance to work with. The vehicle must be equipped with proper working brake system and a flat workspace. If the vehicle is parked on an incline this will create an abundance of stress on the lift jack from the side which may likely cause the car lift jack to collapse (especially with OEM car jack). 1. First prepare the work area and protect the headlights, taillights, surrounding areas on the fender, side skirts and rear quarter panels with masking tape. Preferably with painters’ masking tape, which are blue for a clean release. This step is very important for both beginners and experts to prevent any We recommend the car lifted on each corner with jack stands rated at a paint damage from accidental encounter with sharp objects minimum of 2 ton each. This allows more room to work with on the install. To or tools. such as jewelry step is necessary to avoid injury or death. 2. Start off by removing a screw at the edge of the bumper. There is 1 screw per side of the car. Once you have both screws off, wrap them in masking tape and label them 4.1 for reference or stick them near the area of the bumper where 2 Necessary Tools and Equipments they came from. Use Figure 4.1 for reference. 3. Open the engine hood and remove the 4 plastic tabs from the radiator cover. This can be done by gently prying them out with a flat head screwdriver. Once the radiator cover is off, leave the plastic tabs inside the holes and put them somewhere safe. (Figure 4.2) Philips head #2 (4) Jack stands Car Jack 4. Removing the radiator cover will now expose 2 hex bolts that 10mm Metric Ratchet Lug Wrench Screwdriver (1.5 Ton Minimum) is hold the front bumper. Please use Figure 4.3. For (with extension) reference. 5. Underneath the front bumper there are 7 pop-off clips that needs to be removed. Please use Figure 4.4 for reference. Make sure you remove them carefully as you will need them to reinstall the front bumper. Electric Drill 9/64” Masking Tape Marker Sanding Block Drill Bit (with 80 grit sand paper) 6. Underneath the front bumper near the tires is a mud flap guard. Remove the 10mm bolt as shown in Figure 4.5. 3 Setup and Preparations 7. Gently pull the bumper off starting from the sides. The bumper has integrated tabs through the whole top which makes removal plan and simple. Place the bumper in a safe area where it will not get scratched. 1.) Park the car on a flat even surface. 2.) Make sure the emergency brake is properly working and fully apply the brake. 3.) Loosen the 5 lug nuts on all of the four wheels. 4.) Use the jack point shown on the picture above to lift the car. 5.) Place a rubber pad or soft wood block on the pad of the lift jack to prevent any scarring of the body. 6.) Lift the car and place jack stands in all four corners. 7.) Remove the wheels 4 Figure 4.6
  3. 3. Figure 4.1 Figure 4.2 Figure 4.3 Figure 4.4 Front Bumper Installation Figure 4.5 5
  4. 4. 1. In Figure 5.1 the arrows indicate where the tabs go into the bumper spacer/stay. If there are no cutouts on the bumper do not drill new holes. There should be small indentions where the holes used to be on the OEM bumper. These are deep enough to lock the bumper Rear Bumper Removal into place. If these holes are cut out, then removing the bumper will be very difficult. 2. Put the bumper into place and test the fitment. Align the body panels and then tighten the clips, bolts and screws to make sure the bumper properly seats onto the car. Figure 5.1 6 Side Skirt Installation 1. Leave the door open for workspace. Remove the bolts underneath the car where the side skirts are to be attached. Check and match up the correct bolt placements. 2. Mask off the side sills and door jams to protect the paint during the fitment test as shown in Fig 6.1. Figure 6.1 3. Place the side skirt onto the car and use 1.) masking tape to hold the skirt up while checking the fitment. Use a black sharpie marker to indicate the spots that may need additional sanding. In most cases if there are any spots that needs sanding down you should be able to see the rough part, which is called the scribe. Try not to go beyond the scribe mark. 4. Check for fitment in the areas pointed out in Fig 5.2. Use an 80 grit sand paper to cut away Figure 6.2 any excess fiberglass if the side skirt that is preventing the skirt to seat on the car properly. (Do not grind over the scribe mark unless you are a bodyshop professional.) 5. Once the fitment is good, mark the New Mounts which are the predrilled holes on the side skirts. Use a drill bit diameter of 0.15 inch. New Mounts can be seen on Fig 5.3 and 5.4. 6. Use the SEM spinning washer screws on the edges of the skirt in Fig 5.2 and 5.3. In the Figure 6.3 middle use the normal screw provided. Mount the two bolts on the bottom. 7. If everything is satisfactory, remove the side skirt and you are ready for paint. Figure 6.4 7
  5. 5. First remove the factory mud guards if there are any before masking. 1. First mask off the taillights and rear quarter panels to prevent any accidental scratches from sharp objects such as jewelry or tools. 2. Refer to Figure 7.2 for the types of screws. 3. Open the trunk lid and remove the 2 allen head bolts which are labeled #3. 4. Remove the 2 plastic clips under the bumper which are labeled #4. 5. Remove the eight screws as shown in Figure 7.3. 6. Now gently pull the bumper off starting on the edge. 7. Make sure not to damage or scratch the paint. 8. To install the bumper just follow the steps in reverse order. Figure 7.2 Figure 7.3

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