Installation Time: Afternoon
February 11, 2015
Great wing, but a little trouble with the templates
This wing arrived pretty fast with free two day shipping, and it looked great! Mine didn't have any major imperfections on it like some other people were saying, aside from the plastic frills throughout the wing pieces where the two pieces of plastic are joined together. The bodyshop I took the wing to wasn't able to completely remove those frills but it still looks absolutely wonderful and I had it color matched to my Windveil Blue 08 GT for $300. Now, lets talk about the installation.
My car came with a factory rear wing so those pre-drilled holes aided immensely with lining everything up as the center piece was pretty much ready go from the start (besides the two outer holes for that piece). Those two outer holes for the center trunk piece are dangerously close the the hinge mechanism for the trunk and I actually touched both of them with the drill bit I used but they still work fine, so watch out for that. Also, the allen bolts that come for those two outer holes are WAY too short, so I had to make a trip to my local hardware store to get some metric M6 -1.00 bolts that were 20mm long along with some washers. I highly recommend picking up some black 3M "extreme" mounting tape and using that for the center piece instead of the tape the wing comes with, although either way the bolts should hold the wing just fine. It's just for piece of mind.
The outer winglet pieces were a PITA to line up correctly and I had to re-drill some more holes near my first attempt ones to get them to line up. I don't know if the templates themselves were off but all of my holes were way off even after careful alignment Also, it was very hard to tighten the bolts being that they are in an odd place but once I put some blue locktite on there and manned up, I got it done.
The end result after all the hard work? The wing looks very stunning and changed the look of the entire car. I bought the wing for looks, but I can't wait to take it for a drive to see if I actually feel a difference like some others have said. I know I will be getting more compliments on the car though!