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Ford GT500/CS/BOSS Rear Diffuser (10-12 All)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Shelby GT500/Boss Styling
    • Genuine Ford Part
    • Features Grained Texture
    • OEM-Quality Plastic Material
    • OEM Fit and Finish
    • Fits 2010 to 2012 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a detailed overview and installation of the Ford GT500/CS/BOSS 302 Rear Diffuser, available for all 2010 to 2012 Mustangs. So in this video, I'll be going over the styling and appearance you can expect from this particular rear diffuser directly from Ford as well as the materials and construction. I'll top the video off with the installation, letting you know upfront it will get a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, meaning it does not require any cutting, trimming, or drilling to get this installed.The Ford GT500/CS/BOSS Rear Diffuser you see here today will be for any '10 to '12 Mustang owner looking to switch up the rear end look of their own S197 to be similar to the styling of the Ford GT500, California Special, and Boss 302 models. Now, this is gonna be geared for the guys out there looking to switch up the design, but not really aiming for an aftermarket look, but wanna keep it in the Ford family with a true Ford OEM part directly from their own warehouse. Now, typically, with something like this from Ford, you'd expect a pretty high price tag, but actually, this one's gonna be more on the affordable, compared to some of the other aftermarket options, coming in right around the $160 mark. Now, if you are someone looking for a more race-inspired design, there are plenty of different options out there from very different manufacturers to give you that aftermarket look, but this one's gonna stay true to the Ford family.This is literally going to be a direct-fit replacement coming from the Ford warehouse, and it's something you would've seen on the '10 to '12 Shelbys, California Specials, or Boss 302s, which all share the exact same rear diffuser design, the one you see on the table today. Since it is a direct-fit replacement from Ford, it does not require any drilling, cutting, or permanent modification to get installed. It'll be a direct bolt-on install. Now, after all, this is something that is gonna be a perfect accident repair. If you need a rear diffuser and you're looking to pick up an upgraded styling, this is a great way to go, or for the guys out there looking to pick up a more aggressive design.So as you can see, this one is a little bit larger and wider than the factory option that came on your GT or V6, and it does come with a matte-black finish and a textured design here just to give it a little bit more detail and, of course, rock resistance and impact resistance. Underneath here, you get a fin styling right under the license plate, between the two tailpipes, which actually might appear to be a separate piece, but it is all one connected continuous piece that, in my opinion, really flows with the lines of the body style. And since it did come on those Shelby and other models I mentioned earlier, you would expect it to look like it came from the factory. Since it is coming directly from Ford, expect really high-quality, pressure-injected thermoplastic, which is impact-resistant and long-lasting, just everything you'd expect from the Ford warehouse. So you don't have to worry about sacrificing quality with this.Because it has such a high-quality material and because it's coming directly from Ford, I'd expect it to typically have a pretty high price tag. Fortunately, that's not the case with this option. It comes in right around the $160 mark, which is more affordable than a lot of the aftermarket options with lesser-quality materials. Now, because of that, I would typically recommend this one for anybody looking to pick up a new rear diffuser, because you've got an upgraded styling, which, in my opinion, is more aggressive, doesn't require any extra work as far as install is concerned. So if you're in need of one, in my opinion, this is a perfect fit.As far as that install is concerned, you wanna have simple hand tools on deck, like a ratchet, socket set, Phillips-head screwdriver, flat-head screwdriver, pliers, very simple hand tools such as those. And of course, two to three hours at the most on the install time, and it definitely gets a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. To kick things off, you will have to remove parts of the rear bumper. Now, pop open the trunk. You'll have to push away some of that trunk liner to gain access to a couple of push pins as well as the trunk light harness, which you'll have to disconnect. You'll also have to disconnect your tail light harnesses and remove those as well to gain access to the some of the things you need. The whole bumper should come off with the removal of a couple of screws inside the wheel wells of the rear. In addition to that, there's a couple of clips inside as well that'll help things come off a lot easier. Once you have the bumper completely off, you'll have to remove a couple of the wiring harness from inside. Now, that step isn't exactly required, but it is recommended to make things easier on you in the long run. From here, installing the diffuser after removing the factory option is extremely simple. It's just a matter of push pins that go all the way around the edges of the diffuser from the Ford factory. From there, just put everything back together in the reverse order you took it off in, and then you're good to go.One thing I will mention here is your backup sensors. If your Mustang is equipped with those, you will have to drill holes to make those work if you do have them equipped. If you're okay losing those and you don't wanna make any drilling or modifications, then, of course, you can skip that step. But if you'd like to make those work, the drilling holes will be necessary, in which case the installation instructions, which will detail everything I just mentioned and help you along your way, will also help you with that step as well. Overall, everything should take about two to three hours at the absolute maximum, and, again, a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.Just to wrap it up, if you're the owner of a '10 to '12 Mustang, you might be looking for a way to swap out your rear diffuser to get something a bit more aggressive, while sticking to the Ford family options without going to an aftermarket design. If that sounds like you, you might wanna check out the Ford GT500/California Special/Boss 302 Rear Diffuser, available right here at americanmuscle.com.

    Shelby GT500 Styling. This Lower Rear Valance (a.k.a. Diffuser) is the exact same one that is featured on the Shelby GT500, California Special and Boss Mustangs. Offering aggressive race inspired styling this rear diffuser makes the perfect replacement part or appearance upgrade for your Mustang.

    Quality Construction. Made from OEM quality high pressure injection molded thermal plastic for it's long lasting durability, this rear diffuser features an OEM grained texture to increase longevity against rock impacts from daily driving.

    Application. This Rear Diffuser is a direct fit replacement for the 2010 to 2012 Shelby GT500, California Special and Boss Mustangs, and can be installed to upgrade the appearance of the V6 and GT models.

    Shipping Note: This product can not be shipped to an APO/FPO, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Alaska, the US Virgin Islands or Canada addresses.

    Fitment: 2010 2011 2012 Details

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    Does this fit on a 2013 GT? I want to add this to my new 2013 GT. WIll this fit, (does the 2013 have the same dims as the 2012 rear end) or am I going to have to wait for the Spring of 2013 to get a properly matched product?

    dave72b

    • You'll have to wait for the proper product unfortunately. There were many changes made between '12 and '13. The appropriate product for your car will be out soon enough, so I'd just wait it out.

      Logan50

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    Can this be easily mounted and the stock removed without a lift?

    EricM

    • The Ford GT500/CS/BOSS Rear Diffuser can be easily installed without a lift.

      AMRobD

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    How do I get the 4 tabs below the license plate to get seated correctly? I noticed that they weren't all the way in after I put the bumper back on the car. They won't go in no matter how match I push on the diffuser.

    AcePilot

    • The Ford GT500/CS/BOSS Rear Diffuser has tabs that simply need to be pushed in for a proper install. We recommend propping the Diffuser up so that it is not being installed on an angle.

      AshleyK

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    will this product fit my 2012 3.7 v6, base convertible, with dual axel back exhaust?

    JorgeR

    • The Ford GT500/CS/BOSS Rear Diffuser will fit a 2012 V6 Mustang with a dual exhaust system.

      AshleyK

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    will this product fit my 2012 v6 3.7, base convertible.

    JorgeR

    • The Ford GT500/CS/BOSS Rear Diffuser will fit on a 2012 V6 Convertible.

      AshleyK

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    Is it directly replacement rear bumper valance for 2010 mustang v6?

    TaifA

    • Installing the Ford GT500/CS/BOSS Rear Diffuser on V6 Mustangs will require a dual catback exhaust system.

      JaHarrisAM

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    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Fit 4.78 4.8
    • Appearance 4.95 5.0
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.76 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 21, 2018

      GT500 valance

      Was worth it looks way better had mine painted to cars color looks better then plastic look

      JorgeC

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 19, 2018

      Excellent for the price!

      Fit really well. Had no issues with quality or fitment. Really great product with GT500 styling for a great price.

      KyleP

      Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      May 05, 2018

      Looks great!

      There was a scratch on the left side of the part. Not really bad, but I hope I can cover it with Black To Black. Other than that, I'm satisfied. The old one was really an eyesore!

      James

      Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 07, 2018

      Excellent style and fit

      Great part and the price point cannot be beat! Highly receommend

      JeffreyA

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      March 20, 2018

      A Very Nice Change!

      My stock part had a deterioration problem and this updated version fit the bill! A GT500/CS/BOSS stock look at a great price!

      THXX

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 17, 2018

      upgrade

      Very nice upgrade over the stock rear valence. Minimal time. Use a blanket to rest the bumper cover on to negate scratches.

      Eedd

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 17, 2018

      V6 2010 Mustang

      Fit very good. Looks amazing. Definetely gives that aggressive look you’re looking for.

      JuanU

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 11, 2018

      Rear has a new look!

      Awesome purchase, awesome price. This rear diffuser make a huge difference in appearance to the rear end of the stang. Highly recommended for those looking to have a more aggressive look without breaking the bank. Took about 2 hours to install give or take with basic tools.

      Whiteshadow

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 11, 2018

      adds character

      love the bold styling of this diffuser, it makes the rear end of my GT look like a shelby

      Drawls

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 07, 2018

      Really butched up the rear of my Stang!

      Love my '12 Mustang Club of America. She looked great from most angles as I got her. Except the stock rear diffuser was kinda blocky looking and didn't suit the lines of the car. This diffuser fixed that! Only reason I didn't give 5 stars overall, no directions included as promised in the video. I downloaded the ones from the site. I ended up just sealing and ziptying my back up sensors, a template for cutting the holes would of been nice.

      Smilodon

      Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 26, 2018

      2010 mustang v6

      Took about two and a half hours install overall perfect OEM part no problems putting it on the car excellent price to thanks AM

      KevinR

      Year: 2010 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 25, 2018

      Nice touch to the rear

      Great diffuser, makes the car look better from the rear, had a little fitting it in but over all looks great!

      Torres20

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      February 07, 2018

      Looks great!

      I put a pypes catback exhaust on my 2010 V6 a while back, and couldn't stomach the retro-fitted v6 piece (literally just cut a hole in the plastic,) so I finally sprung for this diffuser. Couldn't ask for a better appearance upgrade, and looks even better with the Pypes dual exhaust.

      DankeyStang

      Year: 2010 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      January 26, 2018

      Loved it more after painting it

      Fits perfectly with my 2010 mustang was my goal to get it that daul exhaust system also gave it the freaky looking loved it and price was pretty good. thanks for the good communication.

      TaifA

      Year: 2010 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 12, 2018

      Awesome!!

      Took longer than expected to deliver, but it's worth the wait!!! Was easy to put on and the fit was perfect! It looks awesome especially since I lowered my mustang. A must buy!

      MauriceL

      Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 22, 2017

      Great Upgrade

      Doesn’t look a whole lot different from the stock one but certainly adds a little more aggression to the rear of the vehicle. Cheap enough at $130 to do. Overal I’m happy and you will be too. Looks factory once installed.

      Zach

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      November 15, 2017

      Best diffuser for a budget

      This is the best diffuser anyone can get for a v6. Of course without getting a $1000 TruFiber diffuser... but I wanted the most depth I could get and this CS one is the best looking. And with the extremely limited options for a v6, this is the way to go.

      Jacob

      Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      October 19, 2017

      best rear diffuser

      Best rear diffuser in my opinion. Not too over the top like the RTR but gives the rear a distinct aggressive look. The shop had a difficult time putting it on so don't expect this to be an easy install.

      Nick

      Year: 2010 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 10, 2017

      Ford GT500/CS/BOSS Rear Diffuser

      Great product. Fitment was excellent. I had to replace the bumper cover at the same time anyway. No major issues.

      DirtyD

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 30, 2017

      great look

      well install was relatively easy once i removed the rear bumper cover, removed the bolts everything went back together fairly simple. definitely worth the money to give it a better look

      juanc

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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