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Old 05-16-19, 06:45 AM
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Default Side Skirts - OEM or ??

Yes, i read the FAQ and found the "aero fitment thread" which is really old, the photos that i assume once were in there aren't there anymore. It's kinda useless.

so, sideskirts right?





My main question is, does nobody make a replica OEM 97+ style sideskirt?? ^^pictured above^^ (or are those not OEM?) if no, why not? From what i can tell it's either OEM (if you can find a set) or you have to go with something chunkier like these:






^^ these are both ebay sideskirts i believe, and i'm sorta ok with them, except for that HIDEOUS gap under the door. is there a good way to fill that in?? it's especially noticable on a white car, which I have
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Heres a better shot of what I can only assume is genuine OEM >> the fitment I want:


So, yeah. I guess I'm just asking you guys what are my options? SOL? have to settle for the ebay stuff? I can't find OEM for sale in the classifieds or anywhere on the internet. Not sure I'd like the price when/if I do either.

Sorry, I've been out of the SC game for a long time.

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that gap is for the factory 97+ piece that comes with the oem kit. I think you can find those pieces used or maybe even new from the dealer still. The AC (and replica) kit is a good compromise between the factory 97+ oem kit and vertex-style agressive kit.

edit: Nevermind about what i said regarding the gap. I noticed what you were referring to in those pics. just didn't think of that space as an abnormally large gap.

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Are you saying there's a trim piece for the lower potion of the door? And thats why some cars look like they have a massive gap down there cuz they are missing it? such as :


BTW to the owners of these cars I love your rides I'm not "hating" just explaining what I see.
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Ya, there is a panel piece on the bottom of the door for the 97 and newer SCs. If you install most aftermarket side skirts on a pre-97 body, there will normally be an "indent" area at the door bottom without the piece.
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Ya, there is a panel piece on the bottom of the door for the 97 and newer SCs. If you install most aftermarket side skirts on a pre-97 body, there will normally be an "indent" area at the door bottom without the piece.
interesting. did not know that. it should fit pre-97 doors too right?


this is all I can find online. surely this isnt an oem piece or fit. what gives?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/LexSC-SC300...sAAOSwYDZaT16G

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It's a trim piece that is interchangeable with the earlier trim piece in that space. The gap is indeed unsightly without it. If you buy a set of OEM skirts, make sure the door trims come with them.
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^^ but where can i source them ?? may have luck at a salvage yard, how are they attached? i am worried they'd snap in half trying to remove them :/
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As I recall, they're held on by a few push pin thingies and I believe a couple bolts going through to the inside of the door.
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Originally Posted by Dokuji View Post
^^ but where can i source them ?? may have luck at a salvage yard, how are they attached? i am worried they'd snap in half trying to remove them :/
There are held on quite securely with the oem clips and no they will not snap in half as they have a metal strip in the back. I have a pair I can snap pics of next time I go to my storage cage.
As mentioned above the AC Shine APT kit is a good fit and very durable. See the kit on my 99SC400.

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Looking good, my dude!
I honestly never knew about this trim piece. I used to own an sc300 so I'm not entirely new.
kinda frustrated by this though. just another thing for my OCD to obsess about and eventually pay for
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There are held on quite securely with the oem clips and no they will not snap in half as they have a metal strip in the back. I have a pair I can snap pics of next time I go to my storage cage.
As mentioned above the AC Shine APT kit is a good fit and very durable. See the kit on my 99SC400.
beautiful car, what wheels do you have on it?
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Thanks, the wheels are ERS SR12 19x8.5 and 19x9.5.
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Love the sc lip kits, even the aggressive ones are somewhat tame compared to others
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