The primary time I noticed a sixth-generation Mitsubishi Mirage with the optionally available facet sill extensions (aka facet skirts) put in, I knew I needed to have them on mine. They add a pleasant little bit of upscale sportiness to the Mirage. Guess you by no means thought you’d hear these phrases related to a Mirage …All joking apart, months in the past I made a decision to splurge on a set, and till yesterday, they have been occupying an area in our front room for the final six months. They price about $252 for the skirts , painted an all, plus about $75 for the clear paint safety movie that is required. The sill extensions connect utilizing a mix of plastic rivets, double-sided 3M tape, and plastic clips. And these are real OEM Mitsubishi equipment in order that they match proper. Set up is simple with good printed directions from Mitsubishi.
First issues first, it is advisable take away the manufacturing unit black rocker panel trim, as highlighted above. That is performed by unscrewing three phillips head screws after which gently pulling the trim off, which can also be adhered with double-sided foam tape. I used a mix of a hair drier and floor prep cleaner to get the residual foam tape off.
One factor it is advisable add prior to installing the sill extensions themselves is the facet safety movie equipment (half quantity MZ576485EX), which adheres on to the rocker panels. I haven’t got any pictures of this 3M movie, however it’s so long as the rocker panels, is one piece per either side, and considerably tough to put in. I discovered it tough to use the movie with out creating air bubbles and with out having it fold over onto itself. Admittedly, my movie set up was not excellent, however so be it. As soon as it is on it is on. There are a few small separate nook items, and so they’re straightforward to placed on.
Subsequent up, it is advisable drill a single gap on the rocker panel’s rear utilizing an eight.5mm drill bit. Mitsubishi supplies easy-to-use templates which is able to information you as to the place to drill your gap. I began out with a 2mm pilot gap and went as much as a 5mm gap per the directions. I then deburred the opening and threw on some paint to stop any rust.
Lastly, you match the facet sill extensions. They match proper, really feel well-attached to the physique, and albeit, I like the look.
I labored slowly in an effort to not mess something up, and I consider it took me about three hours to put in. The second sill went a lot sooner than the primary one, and I might wager I might knock these out in about an hour and a half if I had been to do it once more.
I am fairly pleased with the outcome, and would purchase these once more in a heartbeat. And whereas the sills will not improve the automotive’s 78 horsepower, it now appears prefer it has at the least 80 hp, proper?