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Old 08-23-2014, 08:56 PM   #1
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Installing GT500 Spoiler Without Drilling? (Just tape?)

Really want to buy a GT500 spoiler or a 3dcarbon 3d500 spoiler but not sure if I want to have my trunk drilled (car came with no spoiler)..Anyone have experience with spoilers attached with just 3m VHB tape or similar?

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If you install with just tape use 3m tape adhesive wipes you wipe the spoiler and the trunk with it before you install it will make it hold to the paint better. I've install spoilers this way on 4 ISF Lexus with no problem. Without drilling


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Really want to buy a GT500 spoiler or a 3dcarbon 3d500 spoiler but not sure if I want to have my trunk drilled (car came with no spoiler)..Anyone have experience with spoilers attached with just 3m VHB tape or similar?

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I would drill the holes. Also, there are locating tabs on the spoiler which would need to be cut off if you don't want holes drilled. That said, look at the side profile of the car with the GT500 spoiler. It hangs far off the car from a pretty steep angle, that's a decent amount of force for tape alone.
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I would drill the holes. Also, there are locating tabs on the spoiler which would need to be cut off if you don't want holes drilled. That said, look at the side profile of the car with the GT500 spoiler. It hangs far off the car from a pretty steep angle, that's a decent amount of force for tape alone.
^^ This ^^

I know a Mustang buddy that installed a newly painted spoiler (california special) with tape only. Blew off the car within a couple of hours. Scratched and gouged it all up. It may have been because he did not prep the surface correctly, or did not use 3M automotive tape, or perhaps not enough tape (that stuff is industrial strength!).

But why chance it? Its a large piece to be only using tape. The factory used tape and threaded fastners for a reason.
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Which do you value more? The wing or the zero holes in the trunk lid? When you answer that question you will know exactly which route to go.


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I would drill. using only tape would be like asking for it to eject itself. There is a lot of pressure on it.
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The reason it's bolted on is to hold the corners down, so if you just tape it the sides will slowly Starr to lift up

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The Shelby spoiler is absolutely worth it. Buy the OEM one from Ford and have a shop paint it and install it. Should be around $500 when its all said and done.

Skip the 3dcarbon one if you want the OEM look with the gurney flap. I got the 3dcarbon one because it uses same holes as the factory spoiler but the gurney flap is molded in (instead of a black rubber insert). Had to pay extra to have the gurney flap molding painted flat black to match the OEM look.
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