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- How to Install a Roush Front Chin Splitter on your 2013-2014 Mustang GT and V6
Hey, guys. Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com here with my review of this Roush Front Chin Splitter for 2013 and 2014 GT and V6 Mustangs. This chin splitter is going to be a good option for those S197 owners out there that are not looking to spend a ton, but that want to add a little something and change of the looks of the front end of their Mustang. It's a perfect option for those that aren't looking for something that will be over-the-top and something that will add to the looks of the car, but something that's different all at the same time. This splitter is different than the standard spoiler would look. It's made to have an aggressive race-inspired styling and it's not like a standard chin spoiler because it's not going to add length and extend downward. It actually comes off of the front bumper and extends outward. The idea of the race-inspired wording here is because the splitter actually directs some airflow. It's going to direct the air under and around the car to reduce drag and also increase the downforce. This will not only make the car more aerodynamic, but will also force the air through the cooling system as well, which can never hurt performance. The chin splitter also plays off the lines of the car in the front bumper here. It's not just a flat piece that's going to extend all the way across the bumper, but it steps up right here in the middle and then thins out on the edges. This design is right in line with the little lower grill and the lines of the front bumper. In my opinion, this adds some dimension to the front splitter and helps it to look like it's a factory part that came on the car. It also gives it an aggressive look, but one that isn't too drastic. So, the splitter is made from a TPO material with a grainy texture finish. This makes the splitter both highly durable and very lightweight. And not only that, but this type of material and texture is what's going to give it an OEM appearance, and from looking at it on the table here, it does seem very durable and it's cleanly made. It's pretty much exactly what I'd expect to see from a chin splitter made from this type of material. Roush also used OEM data to mold the splitter to make sure it has a perfect fit and we are going to install this on our car so we can double check the fit then. And as far as price, this is currently the least expensive option out there for both chin spoilers and chin splitters for the 2013 and 2014. It costs below $200, which is a great deal, in my opinion, considering things like the fit, the OEM finish, and the style that it offers. But, like I said, if this splitter isn't enough for you, there are some other options on the site that you can check out, too.Installing the chin splitter is very easy, a one out of three wrenches on the scale, and should only take you about an hour from start to finish. You do have a few options when it comes to the install and they will vary in difficulty. You can follow the Roush instructions, like we did here, but you don't necessarily have to. It's all up to you and what you're most comfortable with. You also have an option of cutting your stock splitter or keeping it intact. A lift or a jack stand will make things easier, for sure here, since you will need to get under the car for portions of the install. And if you can get the car up high enough, you might not need to remove the front bumper. The Roush instructions have us cutting the stock splitter, so we removed it, since it's only held in by a few clips. We got the tabs off and then we measured and cut the splitter. You will want to use the clips that come with the kit in place of the factory clips. And there is some drilling here, but the new splitter can be used as a template for the mounting locations. An easy way to go about it is to use the new splitter as a guide and mark where you'll be drilling. It's going to be three holes on each side. You're going to want to make sure that the splitter is centered on the bumper and be sure that everything is in line, so you can drill properly. Once everything is drilled, the new splitter can be installed using the hardware in the kit to attach the splitter to the bumper. Then the remaining J clips can be attached to the new splitter. The factory splitter is then reinstalled in the vehicle. After that, it's just a matter of reinstalling everything else such as the bumper, if you removed it. After installing this, you can see that it really does have a great fit. It looks perfect and the lines of the lower grill and front bumper work right into the lines of the splitter. I'm not sure it can get much better than this, and you don't even notice the stock splitter under the new splitter, and I will say that you guys saw how much hardware is holding this thing onto the car.So, you really don't have to worry about this thing folding or issues with the attachment. So, overall the Roush Front Chin Splitter is a very affordable way to add some OEM looking style to the front end of the '13 and '14 GT and V6 Mustang. It is a great fit, it's durable, and it almost looks like a factory part. It's only one of many options, though, so you can check it out more online for yourself. I'm Stephanie, and for all things Mustang, keep it right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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