Saturday, August 11, 2018

Fitting Wheel Arch Kit On Yeti

Skoda Yeti outdoor wheel arches
So I found this aftermarket Skoda Yeti wheel arch kit online and I didn’t hesitate.
Let's get installing.

Where I did take my time though was in figuring out the best way to attach it to my wheel arches.

Screwing or pop-riveting into the bodywork is out of the question👎

So the choice can only be the double-sided PE-Foam tape.
It seems I will need about three rolls of it for this wheel arch kit.
The online reviews are unanimous… this tape is what I must use if I want plastic to stick to the outside of my Yeti. 
And still be there in five years!
I have already used it to attach my roof spoiler and I'm very happy so far.

exterior use foam tape
My wheel arch kit arrives...

set of wheel arches for skoda yeti
I wipe over my Yeti's arches with white spirit.
And brush out crud from behind the arches.
Strips of double-sided foam tape cut as needed.
I offer up the first plastic arch and press hard.

This wheel arch kit is a good fit

rear wheel arches on a skoda yeti
I complete both rear arches and move to the front.
So far, so good.
I need to remove this screw...

plastic inner lining for skoda arch
Then tuck the new plastic arch underneath the lining and put the screw back...

mud lining vw wheel arch front
I repeat the same on the other front side.
All in all about an hour and a half of work.
And I am definitely happy with these new arches.

skoda yeti parked in Chomutov, cz
railway tracks in chomutov, czech republic
I won't annoy the foam tape by jet washing my Yeti just yet.
The cost of this wheel arch kit was the equivalent of £80 plus the foam tape.
Good times. 

mk1 skoda yeti in blue
Thanks for visiting.
And feel free to stay tuned for more Yeti modifications I have planned.
If you also want the wheel arch kit for your Yeti it is available here on Amazon
And the PE-Foam tape is here on Amazon

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I will get a small commission, although not every time.
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I thank you for your support.

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