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DIY - JDM Door Sills

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DIY: JDM Door Sills

It takes a certain amount of courage to tear apart our luxurious interior,
but even more to cut it ;) You will be doing exactly that using this DIY--tearing and cutting.
Do not worry! It's a cinch; trust me. If I did it, you can too.

1. Remove the top portion of the sill by wedging a flat surface underneath and carefully prying upward:

2. Once the top portion of the sill is removed, the bottom half is next.
Removal is just like step one. Pry from behind as to avoid damaging the paint:

3. Now the top and bottom halves of the sill are removed:
(check out the 12-year-old preparation plastic)

* if you're a neat freak like me, then clean underneath where the sill used to be.

4. Cut out the USDM sills as such:

Notice I cut before the small hump, just after the raised grips.
In step 6, you will bring the cut forward, right at the small hump.
It's easier to do this in two phases to eliminate an accidental screw up.

5. Pull apart the cutout:

6. Now that the main cut is finished, I used a dremel to smooth out the cut and actually bring it forward a bit, right to the small hump, so the JDM sill sits flush.

7. You may need to pull off the mount tabs from the USDM sill
if any slipped off during the removal. If so, do that now and place them
back in their mount holes. Finally, sit the JDM sill in place:

Repeat steps 1-7 for the remaining sill.

I spent more time polishing the sills than I did intsalling them:

Good luck and God speed!
Post any further questions or comments.

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Thank you very much, Keith :bowdown: Very nice pics and esp very nice work. I love your JDM sills, is there any more of it ? :giggle: Thanks for all my friend. Thread got moved in the DIY! -Mike
frantinez63 said:
I've had mine for a year and never installed
Holy sh.t. You ought to be ashamed of yourself, Eric
:giggle: -Mike
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Sure I believe you. And the best is: I'm not better like you. Wanna know why? Ok, time to be honest to you too, Eric... Believe it, since today I have not installed my...

- USDM Headlamps what I got during my stay in the USA last year.
- The EQ Radio from Stevieray

MikeD, you ought to be ashamed of yourself !
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khoerling said:
Yo Mike!

Could you please move my automatic transmission service to the DIY section:

No problem, Keith. Your thread got moved. Very nice taken pics and great info. Hat off, great work as usual, my friend ;) :bowdown: -Mike
Great and clean work, Istvan
Seems that you have no finished all the work with JDM parts. Parts like JDM folding mirrors, Type II Intake and now the JDM Door Sills. Gee I guess you have spend lot of bucks and work to get it realized. Time to change your Custom User Title to 'JDM KA8 owner' instead of 'EDM KA8 owner' :giggle: Be seeing you ;) -Mike
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