Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the RK Sport Carbon Fiber Rocker Panels, which will fit all 2015 and newer Mustangs. In this video, I'll be going over the styling and appearance, of course, of the RK Sport Rocker Panels and the carbon fiber materials and constructions I'll be giving you the details on. At the end of the video, I'll give you the install, which I'll let you know upfront is a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, making this one a very simple direct bolt-on almost anybody can take care of.
The RK Sport Carbon Fiber Rocker Panels will be for any 2015 or newer Mustang owner who's looking to pick up a 100% true carbon fiber part for the sides of their S550 without having to make any modifications to their ride. Like a lot of the aftermarket parts for the Mustang here, there will be people who'll either love it, hate it, or are indifferent about it. Carbon fiber pieces are definitely going to be no different. This one I have with me today might cater to the guys out there who are interested in carbon fiber exterior parts, and the good thing about this one from RK Sport is that it's not just covered in a carbon fiber vinyl. It is 100% real carbon fiber down to the core.
Now, as far as this styling and appearance goes, it's pretty self-explanatory. What you see is absolutely what you get. Obviously, it has a pretty glossy carbon fiber appearance here, 100% hand-laid carbon weave that offers a very aggressive custom styling to the side profile of the S550, attaching to your factory rocker panels. Now, this is something you typically see on expensive luxury and super cars, in which case you would expect a difficult install with a pretty high price tag. The price tag is relatively high and up there, but the install is extremely simple, something anybody can do with literally just about 30 minutes to an hour in the driveway at home. But I'll touch on that install toward the end of the video.
Now, I'm gonna touch on the materials and construction as well as the price, all wrapped into one little piece here, simply because they are pretty much tied together. Now, this one, again, is 100% hand-laid carbon fiber weave with a glossy finish, very attractive appearance and styling here, something that a lot of you guys might be interested in. But since it is 100% true fiber, you're definitely gonna be paying the price for it here. Now, this one here is worth about $700 for the pair. You obviously get one for each side of the S550 from RK Sport. Now, 700 bucks a very expensive price tag, I will admit that, but of course, that is to be expected with true carbon parts. So if you're looking for carbon fiber, this is catering to the guys who are willing to pay the price to get it.
Shifting gears to the install portion of the video. Like I said a couple of times, easy enough for anybody to take care of with about 30 minutes to an hour in the driveway at home. As far as tools go, just have a ratchet and simple socket set on hand, nothing too crazy. You're not making any permanent modifications to your ride, so you don't have to worry about that. Overall, a very simple one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. To give you a quick overview on that install process, you're gonna have to remove your factory rocker panels by detaching it from the body itself and setting it on a table like you see here.
Once you've got that set up, take the RK Sport Carbon Fiber Rocker Panels and these will actually just attach right onto the factory piece you removed from the body. You'll be attaching them using some clips provided for you in the kit as well as some factory hardware, and once you get that attached, pop everything back on the vehicle, repeat the process for the opposite side, and you're good to go. Again, 30 minutes to an hour and a 1 out of 3 wrenches on our difficulty meter, easy enough.
So just to wrap up this overview and install, if you're the owner of a 2015 or newer Mustang and you're looking to pick up a true carbon fiber part for your S550 and you're willing to pay some expensive pricing for it, you might wanna check out the RK Sport Carbon Fiber Rocker Panels, which are available right here at americanmuscle.com.
Enhance Your Exterior.
RK Sport applies its knowledge of race car aerodynamics to improve your Mustang's style. RK Sport Rocker Panels enhance your S550 exterior by adding aerodynamic style to the side of your car. The panels are designed to gracefully accentuate your car's original lines while giving it a more aggressive profile. Racing Car Style.
Race car-style enhancements, such as rocker panels, reduce airflow beneath your vehicle, creating down force and improving traction as you drive. Rocker panels also help prevent sagging by adding structural reinforcement to the bottom of your vehicle. Durable Carbon Construction.
RK Sport Rocker panels are specially engineered in the USA. These durable, flexible, and impact-resistant rocker panels are manufactured from high-quality, hand-laid, high-temp carbon fiber. The panels are designed to withstand everyday wear and tear. A marine clear gel coat finish with UV protection helps prevent abrasion from road dust and debris. As a result, your rocker panels look sleek and new for years to come. Includes Mounting Hardware.
The RK Sport Carbon Fiber Rocker Panel package includes the mounting hardware you need to update your car with a polished, low-profile look. Application.
This pair of RK Sport Carbon Fiber Rocker Panels are designed to fit all 2015-2018 Mustangs, included V6, EcoBoost, GT and GT350 models.
- What's in the Box
- (2) Carbon Fiber Rocker Panels
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- V6 - 15, 16, 17
- GT - 15, 16, 17
- EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17