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Sep 28, 5:09pm - #286791 
I know im not the only one with this problem.!

Today it finally happened, the last screw holding up my under body plastics fell off. ON THE FREEWAY!!! all the sudden i hear a horrible scraping noise, get off and find that my plastics were draging under my car. it was still attached by the back screws so i tucked it under the lip and drove home. im pissed, i think i need a new front bumper.

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Sep 28, 5:12pm - #286792 
You don't need a new front bumper, just go buy some clips from the dealer, or find a way to fasten it up there like I did.


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Sep 28, 5:14pm - #286793 
I know those plastics are supposed to help keep the engine compartment clean and help w/ aerodynamics but damn they are enough to piss a guy off somedays angry angry angry

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SurgicalRizz
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Sep 28, 5:16pm - #286794 
zip ties work wonders


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ExNihilo
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Sep 28, 5:43pm - #286795 
Originally Posted by SurgicalRizz
zip ties work wonders


Yup, my car's only 3 months old and I've already begun to resort to zip ties.

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coyote0106
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Sep 28, 5:46pm - #286796 
I've done the zip ties as well...

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SquadOne
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Sep 28, 5:55pm - #286797 
yep, zip ties here too laughsilly


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Sep 28, 5:56pm - #286798 
dude you guys drive too fast or what?? or go over bumpy roads?? Because I have never had that problem **YET** laughsilly * knock on wood *

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spaztikid
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Sep 28, 5:58pm - #286799 
<--- zip ties

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Sep 28, 6:25pm - #286800 
DONT BUY THE CLIPS FROM THE DEALER!!!!!!!


someone bought a box of clips (the same ones for the celica) at wal-mart. it had lots for a great price, unlike the dealers idea of a good deal/steal. thumbsup


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Sep 28, 6:25pm - #286801 
mine is like that too rich. remember in santa cruz?

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Sep 28, 6:48pm - #286802 
three clips of my front under panel plastics was gone and the only ones are holding it are at the back. I never yet heard any scrapping noise.. hhmm... prob coz i'm not driving that fast enough rofl grin grin

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Sep 28, 6:53pm - #286803 
the worst was when i just put on my new bodykit, got on the highway and ripped it to like 90, then heard the sound, I thought it was my sideskirts dragging down the road, but it was those damn plastics. I didnt have any zipties so i had to take my shoelace and tie it to the radiator,not fun.

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Sep 28, 7:17pm - #286804 
Originally Posted by sickcelica696
the worst was when i just put on my new bodykit, got on the highway and ripped it to like 90, then heard the sound, I thought it was my sideskirts dragging down the road, but it was those damn plastics. I didnt have any zipties so i had to take my shoelace and tie it to the radiator,not fun.


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Sep 28, 7:25pm - #286805 
haha! I am experiencing this for the first time. Test fit my blitz bumper sunday, which is lower than the plastics, and had the bolts out. It made the horrible scraping noise. When I got home and put stock bumper on, saw I lost most of the clips. But I thought I had enough still for it to hold. Was in a hurry today coming home from work, hit 110 and bam off they came, or I should say they folded under the car. I completely removed them tonight, I'll fix'em up tomorrow. What a pain in the ass!!

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Sep 28, 7:47pm - #286806 
Purchased a box of 15 clips for Ford vehicles from Autoone...they are a little thicker than the OEM Celi clips and fit really snugly in engine holes and wheel dams. No plastics falling out in CT !!


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Sep 28, 7:53pm - #286807 
i think going at exccessive speed tends to worsen the problem


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Sep 28, 7:57pm - #286808 
Originally Posted by jonnyess
Purchased a box of 15 clips for Ford vehicles from Autoone...they are a little thicker than the OEM Celi clips and fit really snugly in engine holes and wheel dams. No plastics falling out in CT !!


so they DO fit for a celica, right?


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Sep 28, 8:23pm - #286809 
110... spineyes


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Sep 28, 8:44pm - #286810 
still hasn't happened to me... I think it's still a good idea to carry zip-ties in the glove compartment. They come in handy for a lot of things

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Sep 28, 9:13pm - #286811 
Same thing happened to me a while back. It was the plastic that covers the Oil Filter. So which OEM parts did you guys purchase and for how much? If they fit, I rather go that route instead of the zip ties.


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Sep 28, 9:18pm - #286812 
zip ties the fucking plastic shit!!! thumbsup thumbsup

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Sep 28, 10:14pm - #286813 
zip ties are handy, but you'll have to keep replacing them, esp. when you change the oil.


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Sep 28, 11:48pm - #286814 
I am getting ready to just take my plastic off whenever I get underglow for my celi smile

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Sep 29, 12:00am - #286815 
take em off thumbsup


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Sep 29, 12:30am - #286816 
Zip ties, thin wire, take them off, or jdm underpanel. wink


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Sep 29, 5:15am - #286817 
Yea on my celica (the one that got wrecked cry ) all of my underbody plastics fell off. Even the driver side wheelwell... So expect caus im sure its gonna happen


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Sep 29, 5:24am - #286818 
zip ties here too!!! damn...

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Sep 29, 6:53am - #286819 
why is everybody having so much problem with this? poor body kit install? or just tons of missing clips here & there? haven't have any problems so far... spineyes

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Sep 29, 7:48am - #286820 
Zero - the aftermarket clips for Ford vehicles fit wonderfully. The stems have a plastic feathering down the entire length, so they bend to the size of a smaller hole. They are tremendously secure! I replaced all my OEM clips with these babies and my car is tighter than my wife's sister!!


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Sep 29, 7:54am - #286821 
Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
why is everybody having so much problem with this? poor body kit install? or just tons of missing clips here & there? haven't have any problems so far... spineyes


I will say mine is because of poor body kit install. My brother and I put my kit on, and we felt like putting MOST of the clips on would be good enough... so I bought both wheel-well plastics, and zip-tied the front bumper... the front bumper is still zip-tied.

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