Hey guys, Adam here with americanmuscle.com and today we're taking a closer look at and installing the MMD V-Series Side Scoops pre-painted for all 2015 and newer Mustang. You should be checking this out for your own S550, if you're looking for a pre-painted side scoop option that adds a nice modern touch to a very classic style part. These are reminiscent of the '60s and '70s muscle cars. You can get yours for your new S550 with a modern spin from MMD and MMD is Modern Muscle Design so it makes a lot of sense. Now, the man behind the MMD series is, of course, Chip Foose himself, world-renowned custom car builder. And he really put a custom touch on this to make a part that not only looks good on the side profile of your Mustang but also follows a lot of the S550's body lines looking like it could have come on the car off the factory line. And I think that's achieved very well here on the V-Series Scoops. Now, these are offered pre-painted right out of the box to the color code of your choice matching your factory paint color offered for all S550s. We have ours painted PQ, which is the race red color on our 2018 GT. This is a great option for the guys looking for out of the box styling without having to worry about where they're getting their custom paint from, so on and so forth. You'll notice in the category if you're shopping for side scoops that there are a ton of different options available. There are a bunch of options out there that look very similar to the one that we have here, especially from MMD. Now, there's an MMD by Foose classic side scoop that's similar, maybe a little bit more bubbled, a little bit more rounded, and it comes up a lot shorter. So, this one's a little bit longer and it also has an open face. The open face is because it's not going to use a honeycomb insert. Now, guys, it's gonna be hit or miss, you either really like the honeycomb insert to round out the styling, or you think it's a little bit tacky, because it's not functional, it goes both ways. I can see both sides. If you're not looking for the honeycomb insert, you might be interested in this V-series, it's got a much bigger gap here, it's got an open face look to make it look a lot more functional. So, to each their own, it's all personal preference but there is an option for everyone out there if you like scoops. These are offered in a very durable ABS plastic which is an impact-resistant, UV resistant material. You don't have to worry about a cracking or chipping, none of that nonsense. It's offered for around 300 bucks, you get both sides, driver and passenger. As far as the install guys, I'm giving it one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, there's no drilling, no cutting, no modifications necessary. It's gonna go on using 3M automotive bonding tape. Now, the 3M included in the kit is specifically made to be weather resistant and heat resistant for exterior applications on vehicles. So, it's made for this use. If you're using it correctly, it'll stay on as long as you want it to and then you can take it off yourself without having to worry about it falling off. Applying it you wanna make sure you're focusing in on the cleaning and prepping process. Alcohol wipes are included in the kit to properly clean both the backside of the scoop and the surface of the vehicle where they'll apply. You wanna free it of all dirt and dust and anything that can prohibit the bonding of the 3M tape, so focus on that first. Adhesion promoter is also included in the kit, if you wanna give yourself a little more peace of mind and really give a stronger bond to that 3M. We're gonna be skipping the adhesion promoter process for this video's purposes because they are just gonna be removed right after the fact. So, keep that in mind, I won't be using that for the install. But it is something I'd recommend doing if you wanna make sure you're giving yourself some of that added peace of mind like I said. Now, overall 30 minutes from start to finish, I'm gonna take you through every step of the process, let's get to it. Only tool using this install include a pair of snips, wire cutters, you can also use a knife or a box cutter, something to cut the 3M tape roll. All right guys, we're gonna start here on our table with our side scoop. There's some padding envelopes that are included in the kit that these are housed in for shipment. I like to put that down on the table just to keep this from scratching when we flip it over face down. What you're basically gonna do is take the 3M tape roll included in the kit and cut strips to length to fit over the little sections that are specifically for the 3M. There's three, one on both sides, and then one on the bottom. Now, what you're gonna do is cut them to length like I have already done, you're gonna use wire cutters, scissors, box cutter, something like that to get that done. Once you have that taken care of take the alcohol wipes included in the kit, you're gonna break one of these bad guys open and you're gonna use that to clean that area where the 3M is going to apply. This is a very important step in the process, you wanna make sure you're getting rid of all dirt and dust, that way the bonding is gonna be really strong between the 3M and the back of the product. You'll do the same thing on the vehicle but we'll take care of this first. So, I got my alcohol wipe here, just gonna give this a good wipe down and really what you're doing is removing dirt and dust. And because it's pre-painted, you're getting a little bit of that overspray taking care of so that it cleans that up a little bit. There's no dust and no excess spray. So, you see that there, we've got some of that red coming off. What we're gonna do next is essentially take our 3M, and we're gonna put it in place. Now, you do have the option of using the adhesion promoter first before applying the 3M because we are taking this off after the video of course, putting our vehicle back to stock. I'm not gonna use adhesion promoter, but it is in the kit if you wanna get a really good strong bond, which is more of a semi-permanent solution, gives you a little bit more peace of mind. You can do the same thing on the vehicle as well. But again, we're gonna be skipping that because ours are coming off. All right, so we've got that one taking care of, this guy on the sides doing the same thing, just laying her on, putting pressure down so it gets a good bond. You also wanna make sure when you're applying the 3M that it's not overlapping the edges, so it wouldn't be visible when it's actually applied to the vehicle. You wanna make sure it's staying on the backside away from the exterior edges. With that applied we can peel off the 3M backing. Once the backing is off guys, you wanna make sure you're not touching the 3M back. Your skin can be pretty oily, we don't want the oily residue getting on the stickiness which again could affect its bond. Now with that off, let's push our table aside. We're gonna grab another alcohol wipe, and wipe down our body. All right, next up, we're at our body and of course, the V-Series side scoops are a little bit longer than some of the other ones like I mentioned before. It's gonna hug this top body line for the side profile and the bottom where it meets the side skirt. So, what we're gonna do is take an alcohol wipe here and we're gonna wipe down the edges, sort of creating a little bit of a box. We're gonna go from the door line here, down to the side skirt and back up, cleaning those areas off. You want to avoid using things like Quik Detailer, stuff like that because while it does clean the vehicle, it also leaves a little bit of a chemical residue behind which can affect the 3M bonding. If you want to you can also use soap and water, it's a good safe bet, but alcohol wipes in the kit are specifically made and supplied for you for this purpose. All right. So, we've got that taken care of. If you want to you can use the adhesion promoter now, but we're gonna go right into applying our scoop. All right. So, here what we're gonna do is use this top line of the scoop against that body line and the bottom line against your side skirt line matching the edges up to just behind this door gap. You wanna make sure it's not overlapping that gap because then it can affect opening and closing your door. Line that guy up top and bottom. Once you have that lined up where you like it, carefully drop it into place. Put pressure all around to make sure the 3M gets a good bonding and now what you can do is repeat for the other side. Well, guys, that's gonna wrap up my review and install for the MMD V-Series Side Scoops in the pre-painted for all 2015 and newer Mustangs. You can get your set exclusively right here at americanmuscle.com.
Easy Peel and Stick Installation - No Drilling Required
Driver and Passenger Side Scoops Included
Fits All 2015-2020 Mustangs
MMD V Series. Add the intimidating appearance of the SEMA MMD V Series Mustang to your very own 2015-2020 Pony. Looking at home on both the street and the track, a set of Pre-Painted MMD V Series Side Scoops will give your S550 Mustang a much more menacing demeanor. These Pre-painted V Series Lower Side Scoops look fantastic when installed by themselves or when combined with other MMD V Series exterior styling products.
Painted Here to Match 2015-2020 Factory Mustang Colors. These MMD V Series Lower Side Scoops are painted right here, at AmericanMuscle HQ, with the same base coat clear coat urethane paint Ford used on the exterior of your Mustang to match your stock color perfectly.
High Quality Construction. Manufactured using the original OEM CAD data from Ford to ensure a precise fit, these Modern Muscle Design V Series Side Scoops are made from molded acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) material for its light weight, superior durability and impact resistance - making it perfect for the daily driver.
Quick and Easy Installation. No messy glue or drilling is required for installation. These MMD V Series Lower Side Scoops are designed to simply install with the supplied 3M doubled sided automotive bonding tape for a quick and easy installation.
Application. These Pre-painted Modern Muscle Design V Series Side Scoops are designed to fit all fastback and convertible 2015-2020 Mustangs including the V6, EcoBoost, GT GT350 and GT500 models.
Choose the year of your Mustang from the options above. The color choices displayed will be the only exterior paint colors available for your year Mustang. The first two letters for each color option are the paint code for your exterior color.
If you need to verify your paint code, look inside the door jam of your driver's side door at your VIN plate to find your exterior paint code.
These Side Scoops are also available Unpainted for those who like to do-it-yourself
52017 GT -
ContrastS550Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
The paint holds up well in the Florida sun. Had these on my car for over a year now and they're still holding on strong after seeing triple digit speeds multiple times. I'd say it stands the test of time and the elements.
I ORDERED THIS ITEM TWICE BECAUSE THE FIRST TIME THE COLOR WAS WAY OFF. DIDNT MATCH AT ALL. WHEN I REORDERED AND GOT IT A SECOND TIME, THEY WERE THE SAME ONES I HAD SEND BACK, THEY DIDNT EVEN OPEN THE BOX TO INSPECT IT THEY JUST RESEND THE ITEMS. I COULD TELL BECAUSE IT WAS THE SAME COLOR FROM THE FIRST TIME AND I HAD SEND A RMA NUMBER AND IT WAS STILL IN THE BOX. SUCH BAD SERVICE AND I PAID A LOT OF MONEY FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE.
12016 EcoBoost -
KaliSInstallation Time: Less than 1 Hour
Even with proper install, they will come off
As other reviews have said, they don’t stick. I had one fly off on the interstate and I was not able to recover it. I followed the instructions as stated and they lasted less than 6 months. It wouldn’t be so bad if you could order just one, but I wouldn’t spend my money on a pair again.
12016 GT -
BrettInstallation Time: Less than 1 Hour
They will fall off.
I want to like these things. Seriously, they look great. The painting done, was great. The attachment system -- not great.
And don't think I'm an idiot and I put them on wrong... No, this is the second set I've ordered, the first flew off on the interstate while driving. I followed the guide to the letter. Full cleaning to promote adhesion to the paint.
It uses 3m tape and an adhesion promoter. You clean the car and scoops, then use alcohol pads to remove any grease/gunk from the adhesion area, stick the tape on to the scoops, then the scoops onto the car. Easy enough.
They fell off. Once on the interstate (never found that one, it's gone). The second set I ordered, because I assumed I did it wrong, fell off too. I had a guy yelling at me on a cruise at a stoplight that it looked like my car was falling apart :(
So yeah. The scoops themselves are well made, the paint is well done, they fit and line up nearly perfectly.. But the adhesion is just not there. Oh well. I liked the look.
12018 EcoBoost -
BeaInstallation Time: Less than 1 Hour
Loved these until one flew off on the highway damaging my new, perfect car. I did everything by the book while installing and they do look great, but at a high cost. My solution is to get the honeycomb inserts and place black tape in the back of the inserts to block the air. If they didn’t look so great I wouldn’t bother.
Fit and finish is outstanding. Paint match was spot on and were easy to install. They look like they came from the factory. Now only time will tell if it was a good investment. Praying they don't fall off.
I'm just worried about fixing it with double stick tape , is it going to stand against Air resistance on high-speed or it wull blow of as it's not a cheap product and i love that it will be always on place
If installed correctly the MMD V-Series Side Scoops will not fly off and will be very sturdy. Now, these are not tested at track speeds but have been known to be on the track.
A simple heat source would do the trick to make that adhesive malleable enough for removal. We typically suggest something like a hair dryer on the point that needs to be removed for about 5 minutes as this will provide enough heat, but won't be a cause of any kind of concern relative to the finish of your Mustang.
Unfortunately, we do not offer the inserts at this time and have not tested other inserts like the MP Concepts for fitment with these scoops and the manufacturer has not provided us with information on the size of the inlets on the scoop.
I would say highway speed would be around 85 at the highest. Higher than that, we cannot guarantee they will not come off, however it is not a terribly common problem, so I would venture to say that you should be fine, as long as these are properly installed.
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