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Old 01-06-2015, 03:46 AM   #1
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Spoiler installation cost

About to purchase a gt500 spoiler from American Muscle and was wondering the price you guys paid to have it installed. My mustang doesn't have a stock spoiler and I don't really feel comfortable drilling into my new car so I'll leave that to some professionals. Any info helps!


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Hard to say, as body shops that would perform this type of service vary from location and state. Not sure what the hourly rate is in your area, but in Florida, it's around $90.00 per hour.

Does the spoiler come with a template that can be placed on the surface of the trunk to mark the hole locations?

I's not that difficult to drill the holes. The "trick" is to place a large section of masking tape at the location of where you would be drilling the holes. The tape prevents the drill bit from "walking", as well as the paint from chipping. Once the holes have been drilled, remove the tape, and take any type of automotive touchup paint to dab around the inner hole (even though its hidden, you want to prevent any water from getting into that hole and rusting; the paint would protect the fresh metal that is exposed from drilling).

However, if you are uncomfortable with this (understandable), then the best bet would be to simply make some calls to local body shops and ask what they would charge. I'd have to say (from doing this myself) that it would not take longer than one hour.

Also try calling your local Ford dealership; they usually have a body shop, or have a prefered one they use for this sort of service.
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In the Austin, TX area I was able to get mine mounted and installed for about $90. They drilled the holes and everything. I did not have a template for drilling.

The good thing about the GT500 spoiler, is it is very hard to mess up the install. It has small indentions on the bottom of it to allow it to sit perfectly on the hood. Even the shop that did the install said it was a no brainer.
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When I was going to do mine, most Ford shops said they would only install the spoiler if I ordered it through them. And it comes unpainted. So then they would have to paint it and install it. For parts, paint, and labor, they wanted to charge around $1,000.

From AM i got the spoiler for $320-$330, had it overnighted to me, and have the shop install it for less then half of what the dealer wanted. And it came pre-painted!
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A local dealership here wanted $180 to install, 2 hours of labor ... no thanks.

The AM Gt500 spoiler only had 2 studs / nuts, so its really a simple process. I just measured in and drilled the holes larger than was needed, and used a large washer to center the wing using the larger hole. No need to be exact. I lined the wing and holes with 3m tape and its centered, snug, and water tight. Easily done at home if you're thorough, although i certainly understand having reservations about wanting to do it.
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About to purchase a gt500 spoiler from American Muscle and was wondering the price you guys paid to have it installed. My mustang doesn't have a stock spoiler and I don't really feel comfortable drilling into my new car so I'll leave that to some professionals. Any info helps!

Hey Scott - It's really tough to say and I hate to throw out estimates as they vary from shop to shop. Our best recommendation would be to get a few estimates around locally!

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I paid $50 to get my GT/CS spoiler installed. It's not a difficult install so don't go anywhere that will cost you and arm and a leg for it.

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I paid $50 to get my GT/CS spoiler installed. It's not a difficult install so don't go anywhere that will cost you and arm and a leg for it.

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Not difficult? Then why pay someone to do it

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Lol i'll meet him in the middle that at $50 i would have just paid someone. Just because i can do it myself doesnt always mean i want to -_-
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Sorry, I should've said not difficult for a professional.

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And I had just gotten the car and had relatively little experience with that sort of stuff. I was in the same position as the OP. I didn't feel comfortable drilling holes into my new car.

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I wasn't comfortable at first but given shops around me wanted upwards of $120 I decided to do it myself which was an easy install. Bought some tape and quality drill bits which ended up being a good investment anyways.
Just take it slow use tape where you need it.
Then again at $50 I might have just had a shop do it.
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A local dealership here wanted $180 to install, 2 hours of labor ... no thanks.

The AM Gt500 spoiler only had 2 studs / nuts, so its really a simple process. I just measured in and drilled the holes larger than was needed, and used a large washer to center the wing using the larger hole. No need to be exact. I lined the wing and holes with 3m tape and its centered, snug, and water tight. Easily done at home if you're thorough, although i certainly understand having reservations about wanting to do it.
Its been a couple of years since I did my gt500 spoiler, but I thought it was not two but four? Then again I didn't have a spoiler to begin with so maybe you only need two if you already had the OEM one.

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I did mine last Christmas and would have sworn it had 4 as well, but we just did my Fiance's a week or 2 ago and there were only 2 (the inner most 2). I even ran my hand all along under the wing and couldn't even feel where two other studs / bolts would go... maybe i'll pull my trunk liner off one evening and compare.
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Got mine Installed for $100 and they had to drill 8 holes since it came with no spoiler
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My local body shop installed it for 75 bucks. 4 holes and it looks great!Click image for larger version

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One other bit of information: once the GT500 spoiler is installed, its doubtfull that you will remove it and install the factory spoiler. Right before I sold my Mustang, I removed the GT500 spoiler with intensions to sell it; when I removed it, it had placed some "lines" in the paint that would show with the smaller factory spoiler, so it got left on and sold with it.

Also, do not over tighten the bolts underneath! Otherwise the threaded studs in the spoiler itself will strip, and the spoiler will not come off unless you drill the studs out.
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