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DON'T SEE A KIT FOR YOUR CAR?  GO CUSTOM!

$465 SHIPPED

IN ORDER TO PRODUCE A CUSTOM KIT WITHOUT THE CAR PRESENT WE REQUIRE THE CUSTOMER TO SUPPLY US WITH THESE ITEMS:

  • CUSTOMER SUPPLIED TEMPLATE OF THE PLUG SHAPE
  • PHOTOS OF THE ROOF WITH THE SUNROOF REMOVED
  • MEASUREMENTS OF THE SUNROOF GAP
  • MEASUREMENTS OF THE FLANGE HEIGHT

TERMS FOR CUSTOM KITS

  • KITS TAKE APPROXIMATELY 3-4 WEEKS TO SHIP
  • TURN AROUND TIME BEGINS WHEN WE RECEIVE PAYMENT AND TEMPLATE
  • PRE-PAYMENT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL KITS
  • WE CAN ACCEPT MONEY ORDERS, PAYPAL AND MOST CREDIT CARDS
  • WE MUST SEE PHOTOS BEFORE ACCEPTING A JOB
  • PHONE AND OR EMAIL SUPPORT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
  • NO RETURNS FOR CUSTOM KITS

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CREATING YOUR CUSTOM TEMPLATE:

STEP 1: Go to your local craft/hobby store and buy a sheet of "white paper".  Buy enough paper to cover the sunroof plus enough to overlap the hole by 2-3 inches.  The paper must be white, and flexible.  We cannot use posterboard or brown butcher paper.

STEP 2: Once you get the paper home cut it down to the size needed, 2-3 inches larger than the sunroof.  Remove the headliner and factory sunroof from your car.  This includes everything connected to the sunroof assembly.  You can do this yourself in about 30 minutes or have a qualified shop do it for you if you don't know how.  A Haynes manual will show detailed instructions on this.  You should now be looking at a hole in your roof with no moldings attached.

STEP 3: Next, tape the large sheet of paper to cover the hole in your roof, where the sunroof used to be.  Tape it to the outside of the car of course.  I recommend using masking tape, DO NOT USE DUCT TAPE!  Tape the paper very tightly across the sunroof gap, it should be tight enough to bounce a quarter off.

STEP 4: Now its time to trace the outline of your sunroof gap.  Use a very fine point pen to trace the shape.  Please do not use a marker or wide tip writing instrument.  The wider the pen tip the more error is introduced in the tracing.  From inside the car place the tip of the pen right against the sunroof flange and the paper and begin tracing the shape.  Have a friend hold a hard surface such as a book against the top of the car so you don't risk tearing a hole in the paper as you trace.  IMPORTANT - As you trace around the shape maintain a consistent angle with the pen.  We recommend you hold the pen at a 45° angle for best results.  The important thing is you maintain the same angle throughout the tracing.  This will improve the accuracy of the tracing.  Please try to use a consecutive line as much as possible to ensure that we transfer the dimensions to your custom sunroof plug correctly.  Try not to start and stop your lines while tracing.  You may now remove the paper from the roof.  If you doubt the accuracy of your tracing do it again. 

IMPORTANT: We cannot be responsible for errors in your tracing.  Any sunroof plug that is mis-cut due to an error in the template will be the sole responsibility of the customer.  We guarantee your sunroof plug will fit as long as the template is accurate.

STEP 5: Now roll your template up and mail it to us at the address below:

www.lighterfaster.com                                                                                                    2006 Spring Street                                                                                                           Eagle Mountain, Utah 84005

Please mail the template in a tube rather than folding the template.  Be sure to include your return address and payment if you have not already paid via Paypal or credit card.  We will contact you when we receive the template and then your 3-4 week waiting period begins.  We do our best to keep customers updated on the status of their custom kit as we manufacture it.  Before mailing the template to us make sure you email photos of the sunroof flange as pictured below.



Please include pictures of each side and corner of the sunroof gap.  Please take close-up pictures.  If you don't have a digital camera you can mail physical pictures along with your template.  These pictures are important to determine the type of custom brackets needed to install your kit.  We generally use three different types of brackets for most installs.  Email pictures to sales@lighterfaster.com

Along with your pictures we also need a couple of measurements from your car.  The first measurement we need is the sunroof gap itself.  You may ask "why do we need this if we have the template".  We verify the template with these measurements.  First measure the sunroof from center to center, both side to side and front to back.  Find the approximate center points and take your measurements as accurately as possible, at least to 1/16".  Write your measurements on your template before mailing it.  See diagram:



The last measurement we need is the height of the sunroof flange flats in various positions.  You should take measurements along the front edge of the sunroof flange as well as the sides, corners, and rear section.  Some cars with moonroofs do not have any flange along the rear portion on which to mount standard "L" shaped brackets.  We use flat brackets in this situation.  We need to know the height of the "flat" portion of the flange as shown in the picture below.  This measurement is taken from the top of the roof down the vertical face of the flange until the point the flat portion becomes shaped.  The shaped portion will not allow the mounting of a bracket on its face of course so we don't count this area. 

    

If you send in physical pictures of the sunroof flange write the measurement of the flats in the appropriate position on the picture so that we may supply you with the correct hardware kit.


CUSTOM FAQ:

1. Will a custom kit fit like the standard kits?

Yes, everything you would find in our stock kit will be included in your custom kit.  This of course includes everything you need to integrate a perfectly sized carbon fiber panel into your roof.

2. Why are the custom kits so much more expensive than the standard kits?

Time...  It takes quite a bit of time to produce a custom kit.  It may also include a larger than standard carbon fiber panel and/or more hardware to install it.  Don't forget we offer phone and email support for our products: support@lighterfaster.com

3. If I have a group of friends with the same car can I get a special price for a run of multiple kits?

Yes, email sales@lighterfaster.com for your proposed kit.

4. Is it guaranteed to fit my car?

Yes, unless the tracing was traced incorrectly.  We guarantee the panel will be the same shape as the template you send in.  We do reduce the overall size by 3/32nds of an inch to allow for a small gap where we can seal the kit and make it water-tight.

5. Does a custom kit include written instructions?

Yes, we will send along instructions from the stock kit that most closely fits your install.  Also you are entitled to unlimited tech support available at 801-471-4150 or support@lighterfaster.com

6. How are the kits shipped?

The $465 price includes UPS Ground shipping, a $40 value.  We can upgrade this if you need faster delivery for an additional cost.  Call or email for quote.

7. I don't own a Honda or Acura, can I still have a custom kit made?

YES, we can and have built kits for cars other than Honda and Acura.  Some examples are an Audi 1.8T, Ford Taurus SHO, Nissan 200SX.


 

Lighterfaster.com       801.471.4150

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