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Old 01-09-2011, 12:48 AM
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Poorly fitting w124 AMG Sideskirts - why?

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I'm mounting my sideskirts on my 300e. They're OEM pre-merger AMG. I prefit them and they stick out on the car by nearly an inch! What am I doing wrong?? Anybody with these have photos of how they attach?

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Interesting! Did the early AMG W124 models adapt the wide cladding to the sedans? Would that account for the inch?
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From a 1987 and 1988 AMG NA brochure...
With and without lower cladding...
Will stick out without the cladding
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It will look more normal once you get the rubber in place, but yes they do stick out a tad....mine did also, but unfortunately the 1st gen sideskirts don't work with the updated side cladding. Tough decision, but I decided on the cladding over sideskirts.

Make sure you have the underside mounted to the body also, not just the top. They should mold nicely in place.
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From my research and what original AMG literature I have, there are at least four different side skirt designs from AMG to fit the w124 sedans. They are:

Proper Gen I - Pre-Hammer kit design. These are the ones that should stick out a little. They are flared downwards near each wheel and tuck in in the center of the rockers. They are designed only to work with the cars without cladding. You find these on the really early cars and some of the earliest Hammer's without cladding.

Gen I Hammer - This is the style I have now. Pre-Merger AMG parts with round jack hole covers but flared across the bottom of the entire skirt. Designed to work with AMG's own side cladding on pre-1990 cars. From everything that I've seen they shouldn't have a lip on top.

Early Clad Cars - These have the screw holes precast to replace the OEM cladding and are for cars made post 1990 but before the AMG Gen II kits. So they are a direct replacement for the side cladding on 1990 + cars.

Gen II - Styled to fit the AMG Gen II kits sold for the facelift 1994-1995 cars. Rectangular jack hole covers.

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