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How to Install a Roush Rocker Molding Kit - Unpainted on Your 2005-2009 Mustang

Installation Time

3 hours

Tools Required
  • 7mm Socket
  • Soft Cloth
  • Center Punch
  • Drill
  • 1/8" in Diameter Drill Bit
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Small Pry Bar
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LIMIT OF LIABILITY STATEMENT
The information contained in this publication was accurate
and in effect at the time the publication was approved for
printing and is subject to change without notice or liability.
Roush Performance Products (RPP) reserves the right to
Revise the information presented herein or to discontinue the
Production of parts described at any time.


1. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
STOP! READ IMPORTANT SAFETY CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS BEFORE PROCEEDING.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
Appropriate disassembly, assembly methods and procedures are essential to ensure the personal safety of the individual performing the kit installation. Improper installation due to the failure to correctly follow these instructions could cause personal injury or death. Read each step of the installation manual carefully before starting the actual installation.
1. Always wear safety glasses for eye protection.
2. Place ignition switch in the OFF position.
3. Always apply the parking brake when working on a vehicle.
4. Block the front and rear tire surface to prevent unexpected vehicle movement.
5. Operate the engine only in well-ventilated areas to avoid exposure to carbon monoxide.
6. Do not smoke or use flammable items near or around the fuel system.
7. Use chemicals and cleaners in well-ventilated areas.
8. Batteries produce explosive gases, which can cause personal injury. Therefore, do not allow flames, sparks or flammable substances to come near the battery.
9. Keeps hands and any other objects away from the radiator fan blades.
10. Keep yourself and your clothing away from moving parts when the engine is running.
11.Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry that can get caught in rotating parts or scratch surface finishes.

1. Paint Preparation
1. Wipe each part with plastic prep (Dupont® 2319 or equivalent)
2. Wipe entire part with tack cloth
3. Apply adhesion promoter (Dupont® 2330S or equivalent) prior to color and clear coat applications. This part is made of TPO (Thermoplastic polyolefin) and requires a promoter for paint adhesion.
2. Pre-Installation
1. Wear eye protection
2. Clean area where the RPP rocker will be installed thoroughly before installation.
3. Stock Rocker Molding Removal
1. Remove rear wheels from vehicle.
2. Remove fasteners at front wheel well opening flange, two per side. (Figure A)


3. Remove five big push pins and one small per side from bottom of rocker moldings. (Figure B)


4. Remove rocker molding from body. (Figure C)


5. Clean both right and left hand side rocker areas on vehicle with rubbing alcohol.

4. Rocker Molding Preparation
1. Apply 3M 4298 Adhesion Promoter, or equivalent, to areas to receive double-sided tape.
2. Install the supplied tape strips to front and rear rocker moldings.
3. Peel 2 or 3 inches of the red tape backing tape backing and fold over to make a pull-tab.
4. Install ‘W’ clips to front and rear rockers. (Figure D)


5. Rocker Molding Installation
1. Apply 3M 4298 Adhesion Promoter to the areas on the car where the double-sided tape will mate to.
2. Install rear rocker molding to vehicle by positioning to vehicle and engaging ‘W’ clips.
3. Install rear front molding to vehicle by positioning to vehicle and engaging ‘W’ clips to body.

4. Install pushpins into bottom of front and rear rocker moldings.
a. The forward most hole in the front rocker must be folded into place. (Figure E)


b. Use the small push pin (Pin, 6.35 x 27mm Push) in the forward most hole in the front rocker
5. With all clips and pushpins installed, verify rocker fit to vehicle and continuous gap at front / rear joint.
6. Install front rocker molding tape area by peeling off protective backing and positioning on to body, aligning to body features.
7. With front rocker molding installed evaluate fit of rear rocker molding for proper alignment and gap at joint.
8. Install rear rocker molding tape area by peeling off protective tape and positioning on to body, aligning to body features.
9. Install the (2) self-tapping rear mounting screws (#8 x1) into rear rocker and through body flange. (Figure F)


10. Install front rocker flange fasteners (Scrivet, 6.3 x 23mm). (Figure G)


11. Re-install rear wheels on vehicle.
Note: If items are missing or for any questions regarding the installation of this kit, please contact Roush Performance toll free at 1-800-59-ROUSH.

WARRANTY
All retail parts carry a 90-day warranty from the date of purchase. This warranty covers defects in materials or workmanship, and does not include (i) normal wear and tear, environmental conditions, improper installation; (ii) road hazards, misuse, abuse, neglect, accidents, collision, fire, theft, freezing, vandalism, riot, explosion, or objects striking the vehicle; (iii) misusing the vehicle, such as driving over curbs, overloading, racing, or using the vehicle as a stationary power source; (iv) altering, disassembling or modifying the parts; (v) defects caused or induced by failures, breakdowns, or damage by other parts, components or the vehicle; (vi) subjecting the parts to excessive moisture or water or any motor vehicle fluids (e.g.: oil, anti-freeze, battery acid, brake fluid, etc.); (vii) acts of God, natural disasters and other similar causes beyond the reasonable control of Roush; or (viii) application of chemicals that affect the parts. This Limited Warranty does not cover surface deterioration of paint, trim, and appearance items that result from use and/or exposure to the elements, such as stone chips, scratches, bird droppings, lightning, hail, windstorm, dings, dents, earthquake, road salt, tree sap, water or flood.
ROUSH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO REIMBURSE CUSTOMER/DEALER FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE INSTALLATION OR USE OF ANY PRODUCT SOLD THROUGH THIS CATALOG OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY. EXCEPT AS MAY BE STATED IN THIS CATALOG, ROUSH DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ROUSH’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PRICE PAID BY CUSTOMER/DEALER FOR PRODUCTS SOLD REGARDLESS IF ROUSH HAS BEEN ADVISED IN ADVANCE OF ANY POTENTIAL PROBLEM OR IF A CLAIM IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THEIR DURATION, OR LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY.

This guide applies to Vehicle years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and Submodels: Bullitt, V6, GT, GT500

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