(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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- How to Install a GT500 Style Rear Spoiler on your 2010-2013 Mustang
Hey, guys. Justin here with AmericanMuscle.com and I'm going to be taking a closer look at one of the most popular spoiler options available for your late S197. I'm talking about this GT500 Style Spoiler, available either unpainted or pre-painted, fitting your 2010 through 2014 Mustang. When weighing your aftermarket spoiler options for your S197, I think you'll find the hands-down favorite with many owners out there, myself included, is the GT500 Style Spoiler for many different reasons.The biggest reason being it really adds to the aggressiveness here at the rear of the car without being over-the-top. As for the build, guys, we're looking at a durable yet very lightweight AVS plastic for the construction. Now as I mentioned at the top of this video, you do have the option of grabbing this spoiler either unpainted, if you have a paint hook-up or if you're going to paint it yourself, or for a few bucks more you can actually spring for the prepainted version, which we have installed on our 2011 GT here.Now the prepainted parts do get sprayed right here in our state-of-the-art paint booth at AM and the best part is, since we use the same paint and clear coat that Ford uses in their factories, you can expect a perfect color match right out of the box. Getting your new spoiler installed on to your ride really isn't that hard of a job but you will spend a little time removing that factory spoiler, which can be a little stubborn. My advice, use a heat gun or a hair dryer or something similar and just take your time. Now once you get that thing out of the way, it's simply a matter of just cleaning and prepping the area using the supplied alcohol prep pads and that 3M adhesion promoter and then getting this thing installed into place.Now the nice thing about this particular spoiler is that you do reuse the bolt holes left by your factory spoiler so no drilling necessary. Now we do call it two hours here on the site but again, expect most of that time to be spent removing that factory spoiler but again, guys, hit up a Mustang expert here at AmericanMuscle.com if you have any questions or concerns. So if you're looking to grab one of the hottest spoiler options available for your 2010 through 2014 Mustang, then be sure to check out either an unpainted or a prepainted GT500 Style Spoiler at your Number One source for everything Mustang, AmericanMuscle.com.
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April 30, 2020
Love the Spoiler but....
The spoiler looks outstanding! The paper instructions, however left a few critical pieces of information out. The screw packet included 4 pieces of backed adhesive and 4 cushioned screw pads. The instructions didn't say anything about how to install these items. They may not be needed for every model but that should have been noted in the instructions. Also, the screw attachment holes in the spoiler bottom didn't perfectly align with the holes in the trunk of the Mustang. So the spoiler is just barely off center to the right. Maybe one or two millimeters. Lastly the instructions don't mention whether to remove the backing on the end pieces of adhesive tape. If you remove them in advance the spoiler starts to stick to the car before you get a chance to adjust the spoiler location. If you don't remove it the spoiler won't be as secure on the sides. Overall, the spoiler looks great and took about 2 hours to install by a novice father/son team.Helpful (2)
April 10, 2020
Completes the rear of the car
This wing really completes the rear of the car. Nice touch to change things up but not obnoxious. The hardest part is getting the oe wing off.Helpful (3)
March 21, 2020
Just What I wanted
The GT500 spoiler is perfect for my 2013 coyote. The part that takes the longest is removing the adhesive from the previous spoiler. Other than that this install is extremely easy and straightforwardHelpful (4)
February 21, 2020
Nice paint match
I just got this spoiler today and I must admit,I was a bit skeptical about the paint matching because of the overall age of the mustang (2010) but I couldn’t be happier. It really should give the back of my mustang a more aggressive look. The other positive is no drilling. The holes will line up with my factory spoiler that’s on there now. I’ll post a few pics once it’s installed. American muscle had this thing wrapped very tight for packaging so thanks to them.Helpful (3)
February 02, 2020
Great New Look
I loved the new look of the gt500 style wing the color match was spot on the only thing that sucked was getting the glue residue off the the car which was about an hour for me but it was totally worth the hassle.Helpful (3)
December 20, 2019
Paint quality and fit was perfect!
Just like every Pre painted part from AM the quality of the paint and the fit was perfect. Took no more than 15 minutes for me to install. Can’t ask for better. The spoiler is a great addition to the car. Guess that’s why this is the most popular aftermarket spoiler out there. Pair this spoiler up with a rear valence and your mustang will make every car that you pass jaws drop. Love this spoiler!Helpful (3)
December 19, 2019
4/5 paint match was meh
One if the holes for the install didn’t line up and the paint match was off my car is sterling grey and the color on the spoiler is slightly darkerHelpful (3)
June 30, 2019
What a difference.. Looks great easy to Install hardest part was getting the old glue and 3m off.. Came out great.. Paint matches exactlyHelpful (3)
May 19, 2019
The color is a little darker than the factory Sterling Gray but its not real terrible. Also wish it was painted black where the Gurney flap would be. It would also be easier to install if they would use studs for mounting like the factory spoiler rather than screws going into threaded inserts. Very time consuming to remove the original spoiler.Helpful (4)
May 16, 2019
Wing fit perfect excellent quality delivery was fastHelpful (3)
Do the holes matchup if you have an existing spoiler? In the description it says that the existing holes will be covered by the wing and that drilling two new holes is required. When reading some of reviews, they don't mention having to drill new holes and that the wing is a good fit. Sorry im a little confused so my question is "Will I have to drill new holes after I remove the stock wing or will the existing holes match-up with the new wing?"
Yes they do match up. If you don't have an existing spoiler they have to drill the holes but it does come with a template to make sure they are accurate.
Mustang rear spoilers my 2011 Mustang does not have a rear spoiler on it. what is needed to install the GT500 style spoiler on it? Does it come with a templet for drilling the holes in the deck lid? on a scale of 1-10; with 10 being very hard what is the level of the install?
Honestly, I don't think i would attempt drilling the holes. If you mess up you DO NOT get a second chance. If i were you i would take it to a reputable shop. I had a local shop quote me for $125 for the installation of a spoiler.
Does the Gurney flap detach from this spoiler or is it molded in.
Unfortunately the gurney flap is molded into this spoiler. It does not detach. One more detail to take into consideration when you purchase your pre-painted part is that the flap will be the same color as the rest of the spoiler and will thus not be black.
I have a 2014 GT with track pack. The description says this spoiler doesn't work with the factory holes. What do I do in this case? If i need to drill new ones and plug the old ones, does the new spoiler cover the old holes from the stock spoiler?
It depends on the spoiler you currently have on your car. If it is the pedestal spoiler, that comes on the GT/CS, that has 8 holes and this GT500 spoiler will only uses 4, which leaves 4 holes open. If you have an OEM spoiler that comes on the track pack (just a lip), this spoiler will use those existing holes.
I have the pedestal spoiler, that comes on the GT/CS, that has 8 holes and this GT500 spoiler will only uses 4, which leaves 4 holes open.Will this spoiler cover the 4 additional holes
This will not cover the holes left by factory GT/CS spoilers.
Unfortunately we currently only offer full stripe kits at this time.
Sorry but no. You may be able to switch to a license plate cam.
Yes, this will include all hardware needed for installation.
You would need to drill new holes for the installation of this spoiler.
The unpainted color is an off-white.
You do not, the factory ones can support the spoiler without issue.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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