(approx) 1 Hour
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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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Roush Front Chin Splitter
Looks great and easy install. Front end changed up a lot and this chin splitter made all the difference, I recommend this to anyone with a 2013-2014 S197 mustangHelpful (0)
November 25, 2019
I love the upgraded look from stock. The only thing I didn't like was having to modify and re-use the original chin splitter in order to install this one. It would have been better if it was a direct bolt-on piece.Helpful (1)
August 07, 2019
Great product! Makes the car more aggressive in the front end! Very since material also very easy to put on! Great product in general!Helpful (1)
July 31, 2019
Very good quality product
Very good quality product, does require some knowledge to install and modify existing parts for a solid factory like install. Directions are very thorough and includes all necessary hardware. Love the look on the car.Helpful (1)
July 28, 2019
Install went reasonably well. I noticed some small differences, when time came to screw the splitter in place. Might be due to the larger track pack radiator making for a bulkier underside in the front area.Helpful (0)
July 23, 2019
DOES NOT HOLD UP
It looks great and is a perfect fit but after driving with it on after 6 months its starting to curve downward in the front, I don't know if its from the wind drag of highway driving or it gets too hot in the sun but I'm going to have to replace it soon.Helpful (2)
June 12, 2019
Much needed part
Excellent part to add a slightly more aggressive front end look. Cutting stock chin to fit this piece was a little more work than a bolt on but with the right tolls took no time at all. Great quality.Helpful (1)
May 13, 2019
Aggressive looks but not overbearing.
Great product, seems sturdy, mounted easily, looks great ! My oem bumper cover was damaged by a wildlife encounter, that's why it took an afternoon to install.Helpful (1)
May 13, 2019
Well designed and visually appealing
This chin splitter is by far the most appealing choice for the 13-14 cars IMO. The install is a bit involved but nothing out of reach of the average car enthusiast with some tools. Took about 2 hours from start to finish with power tools and no lift.Helpful (0)
May 12, 2019
Front Looks Great
I felt like the front of my 2014 GT Mustang Convertible looked a little dull. I put this Chin Splitter on and it looks like a different car.Helpful (1)
Hello, I have a 2014 V6, the stock splitter was torn off in an accident, would this Roush splitter still work without the stock one?
The Roush Front Chin Splitter will require the OEM splitter, as portions of this will be reused for installation.
does this chin spoiler decrease ground clearence over the stock oe chin spoiler my car is lowered 1.7 inches in the front i d like this part but need to know if it has additional overhang or does it just go out further
Vertically it don't affect the clearance but at an angle driving forward it will due to the longer chin (horizontally to the front). For example, my drive way is very steep and high upward, and with the original chin I would go straight in but once I had the Roush chin installed I have to enter the drive way at an angle, appro. 45 degrees from original entry. So any precipitous road side drain ways will or might not affect you, depending on how deep, or any high drive ways.
I dont have the OEM air deflecter under the car anymore.. can I still install the Roush chin spoiler?
Can you use this chin splitter on any lower grille?
Ive seen comments about this splitter snapping off at high speeds because of downforce, is that true, and if so should i have to worry about that happening if i hit the factory limiter of 155 mph?
As long as the chin spoiler is installed properly, it should not come off.
Yes, support rods will work with the Roush chin spoiler.
The Roush Front Chin Splitter sticks out approximately 3 inches.
The Roush Front Chin Splitter will not require the stock splitter, however we do recommend using the stock air deflector.
This will not fit on the GT/CS models since they have a different front end than the standard GT models. For this, to fir, you would need the GT/CS front bumper.
The Roush Front Chin Splitter will completely replace the OEM chin splitter, and will not require the stock piece for installation, however this will reuse several pieces of hardware, so if your hardware is missing, we recommend looking over the installation instructions to see what you may need to pick up from the Ford dealer. https://lib.americanmuscle.com/files/69127-manu.pdf
Yes this chin spoiler will indeed fit your 2014 GT CS.
This chin spoiler is made of a thermo-formed TPO material, which is relatively similar to a more heavy duty plastic. Prep work is required in order to paint this part. I suggest checking with local shops to see if they would be able to paint this item.
This item will not fit the 2012 V6 or GT mustang due to the slightly different front end design. For this to work you will need to do a full front end swap of the 13-14 style cars on your 10-12 mustang.
Installation of the Roush Front Chin Splitter (13-14 GT, V6) can be done with out modifying or using your factory splitter, but this will require modifications and extra steps in other areas to make sure the new splitter is installed and secured properly. It looks like we had a customer submit their installed here http://www.americanmuscle.com/roush-chinspoiler-2013-cust-install.html where it appears that they were able to do so without using the factory spoiler. Unfortunately since this is not recommended by the manufacturer we are unable to guarantee you will be able to do this.
With the Roush Front Chin Splitter (13-14 GT, V6) you absolutely have the option of taking your stock splitter off if you wish to do so. The stock splitter can be taken off and cut to be used as a guide for you when you are installing the Roush Front Chin Splitter.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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