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Old 03-26-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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Chin spoiler broke off!

on my 2013 v6 the chin spoiler sort of bent down and broke off a bit on the passenger side when I hit the curb parking the first day I got it... I wasn't so sure how low it was and it happened )':
how much would it cost for repairs?? Could I fix it myself?
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Call ford, tell them your situation, and instead of the stock chin splitter which probably costs $100 tell them you want the 13' shelby front splitter kit. The shelby kit is only $160.
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Its very easy to remove and replace.It is held on the bottom by either screws or plastic screws and tabs that pop out.You could remove it and when your ready replace it with an aftermarket chin spoiler.

I love the roush chin spoilers.Check out Late Model Restoration site,they seem to have a large selection on there web site.Also to be fair check out the other Mustang Parts
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Call ford, tell them your situation, and instead of the stock chin splitter which probably costs $100 tell them you want the 13' shelby front splitter kit. The shelby kit is only $160.
Have you done this yourself?
also, thanks for the quick reply!
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I was interested in getting the shelby front splitter kit (3 pieces i believe) so i contacted ford. All said and done, it would've come out to $159. I'm waiting for something to happen to my stock front splitter so i can do the switch because im only willing to spend the money once i actually need it. I think you have the perfect excuse to do the switch haha.
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Do a search on the net.There is video's of how to remove and replace this.
The most work is getting the front end of your car off the ground to have room
to work on it.
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The problem isn't the front air dam. It looks like you ripped the bumper where the screws mount, correct? If so, you have two options: Replace bumper and retain 100% stock compatibility and look (from underneath), or redrill the bumper slightly offset from where you ripped it, then redrill all air dams you buy to match the new hole positioning.
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The problem isn't the front air dam. It looks like you ripped the bumper where the screws mount, correct? If so, you have two options: Replace bumper and retain 100% stock compatibility and look (from underneath), or redrill the bumper slightly offset from where you ripped it, then redrill all air dams you buy to match the new hole positioning.
I see this too. Looks like a front bumper replacement.
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That sucks but a good tip is to park in reverse Next time.
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The problem isn't the front air dam. It looks like you ripped the bumper where the screws mount, correct? If so, you have two options: Replace bumper and retain 100% stock compatibility and look (from underneath), or redrill the bumper slightly offset from where you ripped it, then redrill all air dams you buy to match the new hole positioning.
Yess! they holes where the screws go broke off! and if I do drill me bigger holes or even maybe even put small steel plates over and drill holes over those, I'm afraid that since the chin spoiler is Bent it might brake off an even bigger part of the bumper! O: I hope I don't have to replace the whole thing/:

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That sucks but a good tip is to park in reverse Next time.
I've been doing that ever since(x
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Hate to see this. I've scraped the chin spoiler on my 2011 so many times i can't count. I have a new Stillen chin spoiler but im afraid to put it on becasue its lower to the ground than the factory one. My Mustang isn't even lowered
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The chin spoiler is garbage now, bent way too much. You will need a new one of those. However, if you move like 2" to the left or right of the preexisting mount holes, drill a hole through the new spoiler and bumper, then used the metal nut clip over it, it will work just fine. Nobody but your mechanic or oil guy will even see it.

Newer Malibu's have rear fascia inserts held on like that. I somehow ripped one loose with a huge pothole. I did exactly what I described above and had it fixed within 10 mins. No one would ever know unless they got under the vehicle.
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The chin spoiler is garbage now, bent way too much. You will need a new one of those. However, if you move like 2" to the left or right of the preexisting mount holes, drill a hole through the new spoiler and bumper, then used the metal nut clip over it, it will work just fine. Nobody but your mechanic or oil guy will even see it.

Newer Malibu's have rear fascia inserts held on like that. I somehow ripped one loose with a huge pothole. I did exactly what I described above and had it fixed within 10 mins. No one would ever know unless they got under the vehicle.
Great advise! Ill try taking it off today(:
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The chin spoiler is garbage now, bent way too much. You will need a new one of those. However, if you move like 2" to the left or right of the preexisting mount holes, drill a hole through the new spoiler and bumper, then used the metal nut clip over it, it will work just fine. Nobody but your mechanic or oil guy will even see it.

Newer Malibu's have rear fascia inserts held on like that. I somehow ripped one loose with a huge pothole. I did exactly what I described above and had it fixed within 10 mins. No one would ever know unless they got under the vehicle.
Great advise! Ill try taking it off today(:
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The chin spoiler is garbage now, bent way too much. You will need a new one of those. However, if you move like 2" to the left or right of the preexisting mount holes, drill a hole through the new spoiler and bumper, then used the metal nut clip over it, it will work just fine. Nobody but your mechanic or oil guy will even see it.

Newer Malibu's have rear fascia inserts held on like that. I somehow ripped one loose with a huge pothole. I did exactly what I described above and had it fixed within 10 mins. No one would ever know unless they got under the vehicle.
Ill try taking it off today!(: thanks for the great advice!
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Ill try taking it off today!(: thanks for the great advice!
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on my 2013 v6 the chin spoiler sort of bent down and broke off a bit on the passenger side when I hit the curb parking the first day I got it... I wasn't so sure how low it was and it happened )':
how much would it cost for repairs?? Could I fix it myself?
How's everything going with that? Because I just saw that mine broke off on the far left side. I was leaving a parking lot and and the driveway exit was like straight down I had no way to not hit it and now it looks exactly like what happened to yours.
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I had a valet driver do this to my car but he managed to just rip out the screws on the passenger side towards the end of the splitter. I was able to drill a new mounting hole next to the old one and used a zip tie to hold the splitter on. Works like a charm
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I had a valet driver do this to my car but he managed to just rip out the screws on the passenger side towards the end of the splitter. I was able to drill a new mounting hole next to the old one and used a zip tie to hold the splitter on. Works like a charm
They should be insured for that and they would be replacing it...
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I had a valet driver do this to my car but he managed to just rip out the screws on the passenger side towards the end of the splitter. I was able to drill a new mounting hole next to the old one and used a zip tie to hold the splitter on. Works like a charm

Well I haven't looked at it closely, but I'm gonna try that. Thanks man.
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I had a valet driver do this to my car but he managed to just rip out the screws on the passenger side towards the end of the splitter. I was able to drill a new mounting hole next to the old one and used a zip tie to hold the splitter on. Works like a charm
Did this on my F150's chin spoiler! Also worked great.

Always wonder what the mechanics think when they see parts held on with tie wraps?!?
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Zip ties....the gift from god! Lmao.
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How's everything going with that? Because I just saw that mine broke off on the far left side. I was leaving a parking lot and and the driveway exit was like straight down I had no way to not hit it and now it looks exactly like what happened to yours.
I haven't done anything yet but first off I'm going to try and see if their is any way to somehow bolt it back on(: if that doesn't work I might just have to buy a new bumper/: ill let you know what happens!(:
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Did this on my F150's chin spoiler! Also worked great.

Always wonder what the mechanics think when they see parts held on with tie wraps?!?
Oh, that's nothing... I don't have mufflers therefore no rear exhaust hangers. So the rear of my exhaust has exhaust wrap around it then the ends are warped around a cross brace and zip tied tight. I had it like that when I went to steeda for gears, the mechanic got a good kick out of it... But hey, I have zero exhaust rattle and it has been on there for months, that's allot more than most people with no mufflers can say.

And I prob. should have said something to the valet but I didn't see it till the next day a d it was an easy fix so I let it go.
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Well, I guess I'm too proud of my Mustang right now to start using bailing wire and zip ties on it for repairs and mods!

However, my 2005 F150 got that treatment with its front chin spoiler when I crossed a center highway median to get out of a traffic jam due to an accident. Bent the plastic slightly, so I felt it was not worth the 200 bucks Ford wanted for its replacement. Temporary tie wrap fix; got to the junkyard, bought a used one, cut the tie wrap and installed the replacement.
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Chin spoiler repair

I too had an issue with the chin strap on my Boss. It tore the plastic off the back of the bolt lips/bumper and could not get it to hold securely so to fix it I did the following which works great
First, bought a small sheet of sheet metal, (fairly thin) and a good two part epoxy (used gorilla glue brand). Then I cut twelve 1 1/2 x 2 inch pieces and, using the spoiler bolt clips for hole location, drilled holes in each piece large enough for the spoiler bolts to slip through. Then I took the spoiler off and all of the bolt clips off the bumper. Cleaned the bolt hole areas well with a wet rag to remove all loose dust and dirt. Then, mixed my epoxy and set the pre drilled sheet metal pieces with epoxy over the bolt holes on the top side of the bumper bottom inner lip. Held each piece in place with clothes pins while epoxy dried. Once dried, removed clothes pins and placed all of the bolt clips makining sure they were placed perfectly. Reinstalled to chin strap spoiler which is now very secure.
Total cost $12 and time was 3 hrs.
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Hate to see this. I've scraped the chin spoiler on my 2011 so many times i can't count. I have a new Stillen chin spoiler but im afraid to put it on becasue its lower to the ground than the factory one. My Mustang isn't even lowered
I have had a Stillen spoiler installed for 18 months and it is not really any lower than the stock one. It does stick out further in the front so you need to watch how close you park but I have not had it scrape at all. I have hit the factory flap that hangs down behind the spoiler though.
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If you drive a sports car with a ground hugging front end, be it a Mustang, Camaro, Corvette, or Lamborghini, you simply cannot park by the front
door in parking lots and expect your car to be nice longer than a day or two. All you have to do to avoid this is stay away from the front door. An added benefit is you won't get door dings in your car either, and with the added walking, you will probably keep your weight down and keep your heart healthy. I won't go near a parking space that has any concrete curb or island in front of it. I treat such spaces
as if they are mined with explosives.
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Chin spoiler broke off!

I just stop before getting too close. The first thing I did when I bought my car is replace the scuffed up chin spoiler. After two years, I have yet to run the front end into anything. You just need to get a feel for where the front of your car is. Our cars are not that long, you don't need to pull so far in.


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My chin spoiler is scuffed to hell need to replace it now that I know where to stop when I pull into spots lol
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I am making my own chin spoiler. I will post pics when it is done

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Last summer I replaced my front spoiler with a Boss 302 version. Two days later, I was on the pike and had a semi throw a gator right into my path. Had to replace the bumper and spoiler. I have no problems with curbs, but they make sensors that tell you when you are too close.
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