(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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- How To Install a MMD Ducktail Spoiler - Carbon Fiber - on your 2010-2014 Mustang
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Hey, everybody, Alex with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing my detailed review and installation of MMD's Carbon Fiber Ducktail Spoiler, fitting all 2010 through 2014 Mustangs. So no matter the model, be it GT, or V6, or 500, MMD's Ducktail Spoiler in Carbon Fiber is gonna be a great option for the Mustang owner out there that's looking for an incredibly unique and aggressive-looking option that's going to further accentuate the rear end as well as the lines of your Mustang.But real quick before I get too ahead of myself here, in terms of that installation or lack thereof, if your Mustang did come equipped with a spoiler, you're looking at a very simple swap here. However, if it did not, you're gonna be looking at the slightest amount of drilling. However, either way, I'm still gonna be giving this a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about an hour's worth of labor, and I'm gonna have more for you coming up on that later.But aside from the installation, plain and simple here, guys, this is gonna appeal to the S197 owners out there that just flat out love carbon fiber parts, what they do for your Mustang, but for someone that's not gonna be afraid to pay that price tag for what usually comes with any type of carbon fiber add-on. And being said, you should expect to be spending $350 here. Don't get me wrong. While I know that sounds expensive, there are plenty of other options out there in that price range. However, I will throw it out there that those are going to be unpainted options.But since it's released from MMD, this ducktail spoiler in carbon fiber has been received incredibly well, be it at your local car show or even at the track. I would also totally encourage you to check out the product page, where you can see just how many people installed this on their car and some of the really nice things that they had to say about it. Now, this is definitely something, in my opinion, I think that's sticks out like a sore thumb in the best way possible here. From my youth, I've always loved carbon fiber parts and what they do for any car. And on the Mustang here, this is really something that I think it's a great nostalgic throwback and feel to some of the cars that get through here. Not only that, it just looks great right here as well as it does on the vehicle itself.In terms of the construction and materials utilized here, guys, you guessed it, this is 100% carbon fiber. This is not a wrap. This is not a dip or anything at all. This is vacuum infused with resin. It's finished off in a really great-looking clear coat shine, something that I personally like about it as it's not something that's gonna pit, fade, or get chalky over time, like you might find with cheap or inexpensive and inferior carbon fiber.Now, additionally, with some of the inferior or cheaper kinds of carbon fiber out there, that could be hoods, trunks, spoilers, you name it, something that I personally pay attention to is the weave or the pattern that's used here. With MMD's Ducktail Spoiler, there's absolutely zero inconsistencies whatsoever, and at the end of the day, it's just a really nice-looking part. And in terms of the pricing, like I mentioned earlier, what this is gonna do to your wallet, it's only gonna be $350. That might sound expensive, but I'd throw it out there that there are other options out there which can easily get over $500. At that point, those aren't even gonna be unpainted. However, on the flipside of the coin here, for $50 less than the carbon fiber one, you can get one that is going to be prepainted to your car or maybe do a black one to just mix up the theme.So, again, for the money here, guys, you're getting way with 100% carbon fiber, some really stellar and aggressive looks, as well as ensuring that you're gonna have a perfect fit from MMD, which we're gonna talk about right now. And as I said earlier, in terms of the installation, you're gonna be looking at a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about an hour's worth of labor to get this onto your car. And looking closer, if your Mustang did come equipped with a spoiler from the factory, you're really gonna be looking at essentially a very easy swap from one to the other. But if your Mustang did not come equipped from the factory with a spoiler, you are gonna be doing the slightest amount of drilling. If this is something that you're just not comfortable with doing, there's no shame in taking this to a body shop to have the work done, but MMD is gonna have a very detailed set of install instructions that will come with this ducktail as well as having a drilling template to take all the guess work out of getting this on your car.For installation purposes here, we're gonna be showing you how to install this on a car that did come equipped with a spoiler from the factory. To begin, you're gonna need to get into your trunk and then pull down your liner, where you can then access the Ford 10-millimeter bolts holding your factory spoiler in place. So once those nuts are removed, you're gonna need to then remove your factory spoiler. I could personally tell you that it's held on there very well, and I would suggest using a plastic pry tool and then maybe something like some light-gauge fishing line to work it underneath there. And then once that's removed, you're gonna need to take a ton of 3M adhesive remover, something like that or Goo Gone, and then liberally coat all that adhesive. Let it soak for a while, and then work that off into your trunk.Now, having done a spoiler swap before, I can tell you that the most painful or difficult part is honestly just removing that factory adhesive off of your trunk. However, once that's off, it's nearly prepping the surface with the supplied 3M alcohol swab, getting this down onto your trunk, pulling the tape, and then installing your hardware, and then you're good to go.So that's gonna then conclude the installation and my review with MMD's Ducktail Spoiler in Carbon Fiber, fitting all 2011 through 2014 Mustangs, available right here at americanmuscle.com.
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