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Thoughts on using L series side skirts

Hi guys, little back story,
I got my rl in January for cheap. Partly because it had a busted regular ion front bumper and a busted side skirt. I looked around and couldn't find either redline part at a reasonable price. I put another regular ion bumper (doesn't look too bad), but was left looking for a side skirt. I found a set on an l series at the junkyard and gave it a try. After 20 minutes of trimming and a mud flap, this is what it looks like. I plan on painting it blue to match.

It fits over the stock plastic brace. Its an easy fit, i took a little off the front and trimmed a couple holes for the back door latch and rear fender. Let me know what you think.


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Hi guys, little back story,
I got my rl in January for cheap. Partly because it had a busted regular ion front bumper and a busted side skirt. I looked around and couldn't find either redline part at a reasonable price. I put another regular ion bumper (doesn't look too bad), but was left looking for a side skirt. I found a set on an l series at the junkyard and gave it a try. After 20 minutes of trimming and a mud flap, this is what it looks like. I plan on painting it blue to match.

It fits over the stock plastic brace. Its an easy fit, i took a little off the front and trimmed a couple holes for the back door latch and rear fender. Let me know what you think.


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Looks decent I almost don't mind the silver on blue. Not sure how much you were looking to spend but rksports makes some nice looking effects. http://www.carid.com/2007-saturn-ion-body-kits/

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the silver looks good on there...

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For some reason, it reminds me of a GTP...

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Thanks Guys. my wife likes the silver too. I was planning on painting them blue as I will need blue for the bumper anyway. One less color to buy. I'll think on it for a while.

How does one order the correct color of blue for the paint? Is the paint code not a good source to use?? I'm going to be buying paint in the next coupe weeks.

REDLINE1313 - I would love to get a pair of those nice side skirts. These are cheaper, and I happened to come across these in the junkyard for $20. I was trying to find a stock replacement, but with the regular ion bumper, the twisted pattern on the skirts doesn't connect to anything else on the body. I'll post up pics once I get them painted, or decide to keep them silver.
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Here is my wife's SL2 with the L series skirts. Same silver color. I also put the SC bumper on, but I haven't gotten around to painting that yet
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I like the looks of it, not sure of the silver on blue, but the skirt looks good on the IRL. Nice work adapting it. Do you have pics of the Ion bumper on the IRL?

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where did the flaps come from - is that the bumper and part of the silver shirt?
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The flaps came from the L series. I had to trim them some. Im in the middle of painting the ion bumper, ill send up a pic once its back on the car

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