(approx) 2 Hours
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Hey, guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com. And today, we're taking a quick look at and, of course, installing the MP Concepts Blade-Style Rear Spoiler in the Transparent Smoked finish, available for the 2015 and newer Mustang. Now this is a great option for the guys out there with an S550 who are looking for a very unique spin on a ducktail style spoiler. Now I know it's called the rear blade style but it's a little bit unique in the sense that it has that ducktail finish that comes up but it has a small spin on it. It has the indentation in the middle that sort of follows the indentation in your rear windshield and it doesn't come down like most ducktail spoilers.Now the big thing about this is it's transparent smoked finish. Now it does have somewhat of a transparent look. You can see through it and it is going to have a gray finish to it. The materials here are an injection-molded acrylic plastic which is pretty durable. It's very thick, slightly flexible but it isn't flexible enough to break. Now because of that material and because of the transparent finish, it's not really meant to be painted, of course, you could, but if you're looking for the transparent finish, you want to leave it as is.Now I will say with it being transparent, looking straight through it here can be pretty cool, but if you are looking straight down at it, you can see the two studs as well as the 3M tape right on the base. Now that isn't super noticeable, in my opinion, it won't be a deal-breaker for most people but if you're worried about that it's something worth noting.Now the price comes in right around 200 bucks and the install I'm gonna give two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Now if you don't have a spoiler off the factory line, you are gonna have to drill two holes right into your trunk panel here to make sure that the studs pre-molded into the materials can go through. Now if you do have a factory spoiler, depending on which spoiler you have, you may need to drill as well, so it's all gonna depend on what you have off the factory line.Now the 2016 V6 we have here did not come with a spoiler, so I'm gonna be showing you the entire process of laying down the template in the kit, marking your holes, drilling them in, and attaching your spoiler. It's gonna use a mixture of the two studs as well as 3M automotive bonding tape to stay on and once it's on it's not going anywhere. Now it'll take you about two hours from start to finish depending on your experience. You're only gonna need a drill and drill bits as well as a 10-millimeter socket and a ratchet. What'd you say we get started?Tools used in this install include a drill, a one-eighths drill bit, a quarter-inch drill bit, protective eyeglasses is always a good idea when drilling, a ratchet, 10-millimeter deep socket, cleaning tissue or an alcohol wipe, painters tape, center hole punch, and a knife. First up here, put your spoiler on a table. You want to grab a knife, the 3M tape included in the kit and an alcohol wipe.Now the alcohol wipe isn't included in the kit but it's a good idea to have to just clean off the surfaces you're applying the 3M to. It's really important to make sure it has no dust or dirt that would prevent a good bond from your 3M. So what you'll do now is just flip this guy over. And the entire panel that has those two studs, the panel that will actually be contacting the trunk, we're gonna align at the edges with 3M. Now we'll cut off individual strips to go along each of the panels, but before we do so, let's clean it off.So I'm gonna open up my alcohol wipe here. And if you don't have alcohol wipes, a simple soap and water mixture will do the trick, Just make sure whatever you're cleaning it with is something like a microfiber and something that won't scratch it. At this point, I'm just gonna start unrolling the 3M, measuring it out to about the size that I need. I'm gonna cut each strip and apply it to the backside. All right, so I just applied that here and I'm just gonna run my finger across the bottom here, lining this edge. All right, just continue that process along all the edges.Now, of course, if your S550 came with a factory spoiler or if you have an aftermarket one already on there, you want to take it off at this point. Now we have a '15 V6 here that did not come from the factory with a spoiler, so we have a clean slate so we don't have to do that. Now at this point, we're gonna take another alcohol wipe and clean off this surface before taping down our template and going forward with the drilling. So grab your alcohol wipe or your soap and water and just clean off that surface. You want to make sure you're cleaning off everywhere that the 3M tape would apply to you, but also just where the spoiler is gonna contact this in general just to make sure it's not gonna scratch the paint with any dirt underneath it.Next step, of course, grabbed the template included in the kit. You're gonna need to cut it out. It is just one solid printed out paper. So we have it cut out for the shape, just follow the lines there. Now we're gonna tape it down to make sure that we have it exactly where we want before we do our drilling. The template itself has two marked holes that you'll need to drill through to help guide you through the process. I'm gonna use some painter's tape because it's safe on our paint here on our vehicle. I'm gonna rip off a little piece and I'm going to align it starting with the right side of our trunk edge. So we're gonna line up this with this line where the trunk meets the fender and the backside where it starts to curve down.So line that up, grab your painter's tape and tape it down. All right, so we have a tape down on both sides and I'm also just gonna put a piece of tape right in the middle to make sure that we know that it's aligned with the backside of this trunk all the way across. Now a good idea is to take the spoiler itself. Look at the bottom side, you'll see the stud on the right and the left. Put it into position to see if it lines up with the holes marked on the template. So we have that stud in place, bring this stud back in there. That perfect. Now let's see how it lines up to the trunk right at the edge where it needs to be. Same thing on this side.So we know our template's in the right spot that's gonna look good when it's installed. So at this point, we can grab our one- eighths drill bit and our drill and get to work.Now it's always a good idea before beginning your drilling process to grab a center punch and mark the center of the hole that way your drill bit doesn't dance around when you're trying to begin. Mark this pilot hole here. All right, so now I have a one-eighths drill bit, I'm gonna drill my first hole and then we'll jump up to a quarter-inch drill bit and drill through again.Now keep in mind guys, there are two panels you need to drill through, the first one you'll see I jumped through and then I drilled again and went through the second one, so you have to go through that outer and inner panel. All right, so now I jumped up to a quarter-inch bit and we can drill through one more time. All right, with our holes drilled, we can take our template off. All right. At this point, you can peel back at least half of each of the 3M tape rolls. Now we have that peeled up that way when we apply it, we can peel that excess off.So at this point, take the stud caps off. I'm gonna drop our spoiler into place through those holes. Now I'm not gonna put too much pressure on it just yet. I want to make sure that everything is aligning where we want it. All right. At this point, if we like where it sits, we can push that guy down, peel off the rest of the backing on the 3M and sticker them in place. So you want to put firm even pressure all around to get the 3M to get a good bond with the paint and then we can bolt it down from the inside.So now we can take off the rubber grommet that's plugging up that hole where the stud came through. Now we can put our washer through and then our 10-millimeter nut. Now a good idea to get this on is to tip your trunk forward, that way if you drop it, it doesn't fall into the trunk lid itself. Now you do have to get this washer through which can be pretty tricky. All right, so the washer's on over the stud, and tipping it back the other way can also help. I'm gonna use this extension to help push it through all the way onto the stud, just like that. All right, so we've got our grommet out of the way, I've got my nut on my socket, I'm just gonna gently feed this onto the stud. I'm gonna bring this down so we can't fall.Once you hook it onto the stud, you want to work it on by hand, just get it through a couple of threads, and then once you have that taken care of, we have the nut on that stud, let's grab a ratchet and tighten it down. All right, so once you have that tightened down, just repeat that exact process for the other side and then we can put our grommet back on. Now we take our factory grommets, plug the hole again, and the same thing on the other side.All right, so once you have that last grommet in, you can shut your trunk and you're good to go. So if you're looking to pick up a transparent smoked super unique blade-style spoiler for your S550, you can get the MP Concepts Blade Rear Spoiler in that transparent smoked finish for your '15 to '20 Mustang right here at americanmuscle.com.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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