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Old 09-19-2015, 02:49 PM   #1
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An idea for my Roush chin spoiler.

After seeing some horror stories on these chin spoilers for 13-14 folding under the bumper at high speeds, it just now had me wondering. Can turnbuckles used on other chin spoilers be used on these as well?
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I'm sure you could figure out a way to do that no prob. But honestly, I have one, and know plenty of people with them. When installed correctly, not abused by parking curbs, they do not have this problem.
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Old 09-19-2015, 03:30 PM   #3
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I have had mine on for 3 months. Have went down the strip a few times with it on. No issues.
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I've had my Roush chin on for a few months. Hit 120mph a few times and never had an issue.
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I'll bet the ones that failed were improperly installed. When done right, these are solid. Roush does not make an inferior product period.
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Same. The whole mounting of the Roush on a cutaway portion for the old splitter really does provide extra stability. While I haven't done a GoPro video of the splitter to look for flex at speed, it's a pretty solid mount when done properly. There are ways (ill advised IMHO) to shortcut the install and my money is on that may be causing the issues you referenced.
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To answer your question, i don't think turnbuckles would really work, due to the angle, and relatively small contact patch. Also, the roush splitter is a rather pliable material, i could see it deforming around where the turnbuckles are installed. I mean, they would "work," but the mounting would be incredibly awkward, not look that good, and would honestly be more trouble than it is worth since they're really meant to be installed on something more solid.

I had mine on when i started tracking, and would get about 15-20 laps on average per session. Lets shoot on the low end and say 15 laps per session, 4 sessions a day over 2 days. In two outings at this same track, thats almost 250 times my roush splitter saw over 150 mph, and a consistent 80-100 sustained. If there is an issue with the splitter, its likely an installer error. I'll admit lol, the install is a bit of a pain in the ***, but you really cant cut any corners here.
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^ That's a lot of driving!! Awesome
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There are ways (ill advised IMHO) to shortcut the install and my money is on that may be causing the issues you referenced.
I suppose so, but I have no idea if it was properly installed or not. It was already on the car when I bought it last year. I first heard about the issue from someone at a local mustang accessory store that going 145+mph would make it fold under the bumper. Then I did a quick search and this is what turned up. 155mph + roush chin splitter = carnage

Seeing that scares me a bit if I ever have the chance (legally of course) to run up those speeds.
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had mine for a long time and lots road miles, highway miles and some runs down the strip. no issues at all. My side splitters were a little loose after install and just added a couple more of the body pins for it.
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I suppose so, but I have no idea if it was properly installed or not. It was already on the car when I bought it last year. I first heard about the issue from someone at a local mustang accessory store that going 145+mph would make it fold under the bumper. Then I did a quick search and this is what turned up. 155mph + roush chin splitter = carnage

Seeing that scares me a bit if I ever have the chance (legally of course) to run up those speeds.

Looks to me like it was not installed with the factory splitter as the instructions state just by looking at the pictures.

Crap like this always cracks me up. People always so quick to blame a company for something like this. So many variables.

I don't ever plan on cracking 130 or so in my car so I will wipe the sweat from my brow. Lol
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I suppose so, but I have no idea if it was properly installed or not. It was already on the car when I bought it last year. I first heard about the issue from someone at a local mustang accessory store that going 145+mph would make it fold under the bumper. Then I did a quick search and this is what turned up. 155mph + roush chin splitter = carnage

Seeing that scares me a bit if I ever have the chance (legally of course) to run up those speeds.
Likening this to a roller coaster: You're pretty sure you are okay but you are still worried. Here's what I'd suggest and you get a weekend project for a couple of hours out of the deal. Bill from CJ Pony Parts has a great Roush Splitter install video here. I'd watch the video a few times to get an idea of how the install goes aka where parts should be and what it should look like installed. Get under your car and pull the splitter and check. I've had things that just drove me nuts worrying about before. If you are really questioning the install (mainly from being an unknown) check it and sleep better. I know I would.
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