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DODGE VIPER 1999-2002 &
FENDER VENT GRILLES
PART # ACC-962008 or
Your new grille vents
come to you with a protective liner. Do not remove liner until installation
2 x Stainless Vent Grilles, 2 x screws, 4 x Support brackets (certain kits),
2 x Stainless Brackets, 2 x Adhesive Promoter Packs
NOTE: 2 x "L" brackets for mounting.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Designed to Fit Dodge Viper GTS or RT-10's
1992-2002. The grille will fit on 1992-1998 Vipers but will require
you to customize the mounting a little (see end of instructions).
For mounting on Vipers 1999-2002 see instructions below:
- Open the hood completely. You
will notice a ridge at the very inside of the hood where the inner
structure meets the outer skin. Your new vent grilles are designed to
fit directly into this ridge at a diagonal angle. In fact, the grille
itself will only conform to this area in this way. The first step is to
prepare this groove by cleaning away any dirt and grime that may have
built up. Then scrub the ridge with household rubbing alcohol.
- Position the grille into this
ridge to get a good look at just how it is to be placed and how it will
fit. The bottom of the grille should seat at the bottom of the fender
lip. Holding the grille in position mark the location of the small hole
in the top of the grille to the inner wall fender and remove the grille.
Using a 9/64th drill bit drill a small hole where you just
marked. Being ESPECIALLY CAREFUL NOT to POKE through to the outer
- Once this area has been
thoroughly cleaned swipe the area where the Vent Grille touches the
inner fender with the adhesive promoter provided.
- If you are comfortable on how
the Vent Grille will fit then slightly bend the grille into the curved shape needed
to match the car fender. Once bent to shape you should be able to
hold the part up to the fender and it automatically conform to the
curved shape of the fender (without tape holding it in place).
Position then peel the
red release liner from the back of the grille. Carefully reposition the
grille over the hole you just made and set the grille so that it sticks
right into the groove. If done properly the grille should stay in
position by itself. At this time rivet the top of the grille using the
Note: You may also use the
screws provided instead of the rivets if you do not h have access to a
rivet gun. If using the screws simply screw them into the hole so they
are tight. Do not over tighten.
- You have been provided with a
stainless bracket which is designed to attach directly to the grille
behind the badge over to the hood fender wall. Scrub the two points of
attachment with household rubbing alcohol let dry then swipe once with
the adhesive promoter provided. Then simply peel and stick the bracket
and set into position pressing firmly to both areas to set.
- Carefully lower the hood and
adjust the edge of the grille so that you achieve a nice contoured
shape. If properly installed
the grille should not come into direct contact with the painted inner
fender. Remove protective liner.
small "L" bracket at bottom of grille.
- Repeat steps 1-5 for opposite
Note: Care must be
taken when cleaning your vent grilles. It is a good idea to lightly dust
your grilles with a clean soft cloth first in order to prevent any
particles from scratching them. Then wipe (using a new clean soft cloth)
with a good quality streak free glass cleaner.
NOTE: Once these grilles are
installed you will want to open you hood with extra care.
Keep the hood perfectly centered while opening it so the the grilles do
not bump the side of the cars fender. Although not required It
works easiest when opened by two people.