2.1 Before performing steps 2.2 & 2.3, check the back of your bra for mounting tabs (vinyl- or cloth-covered ABS plastic that keep the bra snug against the vehicle and are usually found at the bra's major seams or at its edges.) Mounting tabs will align with spaces above, below, or at the sides of the grille, the head-lights, the turn signals, or the driving lights. Do not Install them yet!
2.2 Fit license plate opening behind license plate, license plate bracket. The plate usually slips through the plate opening like a button slips through a button hole. If the plate is surrounded by the bra on only 3 sides, the opening slips around the plate like a yoke and is held in place using two straps/hooks that stretch in the direction they are sewn. The hooks most often attach to the grille of the air intake but will on rare occasions attach to each other.
2.3 If step 2.1 revealed the presence of mounting tabs, insert them into the appropriate spaces. See figures 5 & 6 for examples. If yours is a one-piece bra, skip to step 2.5.
2.4 Engine compartment connection components are used to keep the body section of multi-piece applications snug and secure. These components are usually some combination of the following: fender corner pocket ormounting tab, elastic strapls-hook or chassis clip or elastic loop. Determine which of these is applicable to your installation.
2.5 Fender corner pockets slide around the forward point of the fender like a hand slides into a mitten as shown in figures 7 & 8.
2.6 Fender corner and engine compartment mounting tabs usually insert (in a downward and slightly outboard direction) into an opening in the engine compartment at or just behind the forward point of the fender as shown in figure 9.
2.7 Elastic strap-hooks will attach to an opening in the engine compartment sheet-metal or to the hood's height adjustment post as shown in figures 10 & 11, or to the rolled edge of the sheetmetal crossmember that traverses the distance between the fenders.
2.8 Elastic loops always attach to the hood's height adjustment post as shown in figure 11.
2.9 Chassis clips attach to the sheetmetal of the fender at the junction of the fender and engine compartment sheetmetal or on a diagonal of the sheetmetal crossmember that traverses the distance between the fenders as shown in figure 12.
2.10 Felt covered hooks must be bent into the correct shape to maximize their grip at various attachment points. Use pliers to achieve a sharp, straight crease across the body of the hook so that the creases are parallel to-and tightly hug-the edges of the attachment point. These hooks must be bent into one of the following shapes as determined below: the flat-bottomed U shape, the right-angled L shape, and (less commonly) the tight-radiused V shape.
2.11 Attach the wheel well hooks. Begin with the uppermost hook in each wheel well and bend to the appropriate shape as determined in the following steps. If you have a one-piece unit. attach the rubber-coated top strap hook by grasping the bra material and the hook and stretching both to the wheel well on each side. The hook must pinch the material against the fender as shown in figure 13.
2,12 Look to see if your vehicle has an uncountoured wheel well liner that overlaps the fender's sheetmetal as shown in figure 14. if so, the felt covered hooks that attach into your vehicle's wheel well must be bent into an L shape and inserted between the fender sheet-metal and the liner so that the hook's crease rests against the sheetmetal of the fender/wheel well (figure 14). During the first installation you may need the included black plastic shim/slat to create enough space to get the hook started as it slides into position.
2.13 In most cases the wheel well hooks must be bent into the flat-bottomed TJ shape as shown in figure 15, with the distance between creases determined by the depth of the rolled edge of your vehicle's fender.
2.14 Once the uppermost hook is secured, attach the next highest hook on each side, alternating sides and working down until all wheel well hooks are bent and attached.
2.15 Bend and attach the hooks across the bottom of the valance panel.
2.16 Secure all s-hooks and/or bend and attach felt covered hooks into lower air intake as appropriate.These usually attach to either the rear edge of the molding that forms the air intake or to the vertical intake grille supports as they meet the air intake's edge.
2.17 Secure the screen over the radiator grille by attaching the s-hook to the opening in the sheetmetal crossmember that traverses the space between the fenders as shown in figure 16, or loop the elastic loop over the hood's height adjustment post as shown in figure 17.
2.18 Double Check to ensure that all hooks, elastic loops, felt covered hooks and mounting tabs are securely attached to the vehicle. Failure to secure all connection components will void your warranty and may result in damage to your vehicle.