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I know im not the only one with this problem.! #286791 Sep 28, 4:09pm Sep 28, 4:09pm
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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.

Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: BlkCelicaGT07] #286792 Sep 28, 4:12pm Sep 28, 4:12pm
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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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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: slidr] #286793 Sep 28, 4:14pm Sep 28, 4:14pm
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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

Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: whywait] #286794 Sep 28, 4:16pm Sep 28, 4:16pm
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zip ties work wonders


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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: SurgicalRizz] #286795 Sep 28, 4:43pm Sep 28, 4:43pm
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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.

Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: ExNihilo] #286796 Sep 28, 4:46pm Sep 28, 4:46pm
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I've done the zip ties as well...

Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: coyote0106] #286797 Sep 28, 4:55pm Sep 28, 4:55pm
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yep, zip ties here too laughsilly


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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: SquadOne] #286798 Sep 28, 4:56pm Sep 28, 4:56pm
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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 *

Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: RookieGTS] #286799 Sep 28, 4:58pm Sep 28, 4:58pm
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<--- zip ties

Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: spaztikid] #286800 Sep 28, 5:25pm Sep 28, 5:25pm
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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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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: spaztikid] #286801 Sep 28, 5:25pm Sep 28, 5:25pm
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mine is like that too rich. remember in santa cruz?

Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: ghostingcelica] #286802 Sep 28, 5:48pm Sep 28, 5:48pm
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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

Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: Pnoy] #286803 Sep 28, 5:53pm Sep 28, 5:53pm
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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.

Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: sickcelica696] #286804 Sep 28, 6:17pm Sep 28, 6:17pm
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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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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: Zero] #286805 Sep 28, 6:25pm Sep 28, 6:25pm
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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!!

Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: grcelica] #286806 Sep 28, 6:47pm Sep 28, 6:47pm
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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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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: jonnyess] #286807 Sep 28, 6:53pm Sep 28, 6:53pm
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i think going at exccessive speed tends to worsen the problem


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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: jonnyess] #286808 Sep 28, 6:57pm Sep 28, 6:57pm
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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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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: Zero] #286809 Sep 28, 7:23pm Sep 28, 7:23pm
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110... spineyes


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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: RetroJ84] #286810 Sep 28, 7:44pm Sep 28, 7:44pm
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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

Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: Sultan] #286811 Sep 28, 8:13pm Sep 28, 8:13pm
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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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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: Chelica815] #286812 Sep 28, 8:18pm Sep 28, 8:18pm
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zip ties the fucking plastic shit!!! thumbsup thumbsup

Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: booyaolian] #286813 Sep 28, 9:14pm Sep 28, 9:14pm
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zip ties are handy, but you'll have to keep replacing them, esp. when you change the oil.


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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: Zero] #286814 Sep 28, 10:48pm Sep 28, 10:48pm
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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: Celica_Noob] #286815 Sep 28, 11:00pm Sep 28, 11:00pm
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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: JBing] #286816 Sep 28, 11:30pm Sep 28, 11:30pm
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Zip ties, thin wire, take them off, or jdm underpanel. wink


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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: GOLDCELICA] #286817 Sep 29, 4:15am Sep 29, 4:15am
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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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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: gtstrdstyle] #286818 Sep 29, 4:24am Sep 29, 4:24am
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zip ties here too!!! damn...

Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: defjukie] #286819 Sep 29, 5:53am Sep 29, 5:53am
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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

Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: ragingpaseo] #286820 Sep 29, 6:48am Sep 29, 6:48am
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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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Re: I know im not the only one with this problem.! [Re: ragingpaseo] #286821 Sep 29, 6:54am Sep 29, 6:54am
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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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