Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. Adam, here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a detailed overview and installation of the Roush Rear Valance which is available for all 2010-2012 Mustangs, both GT and V6 models. So in this video, I'll be going over the styling and appearance, of course, of the Roush Rear Valance, and I'll talk about the materials and construction that goes into it. Now, I'll top the video off with the installation, and I'll let you know upfront here it will not require any drilling or permanent modifications making it a direct bolt-on, ergo a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. The Roush Rear Valance you see in front of me today will be for any '10 to '12 GT or V6 owner looking to pick up a more unique styling for the rear end of their S197 that does not require any drilling or modifications like cutting, while also carrying a lighter price tag, coming in north of $150 mark.Now, of course, in my personal opinion, this is the trifecta of everything you want. You want a more unique styling to be a little bit different, separate yourself from the pack. You'll also want an affordable price tag, and you don't wanna have to do any cutting or drilling to the body of your Mustang. That's a no-brainer. This is definitely gonna be the one for you if those are the three things you're most interested in. On top of that, this is built for dual exhaust guys who wanna bear the Roush brand name, because this is a design that was noticed on the special edition Roush Mustang which is now available for your GT or V6. While you're shopping around for a rear valance for your S197, you might notice there are a ton of options out there, and most of them in, my personal opinion, look pretty similar to each other.The Roush option we have here is one that I think stands out the most with the dual fin styling on each side. Now, since it is built for dual exhaust Mustangs, I do wanna point out if you have a dual exhaust with quad tips, this unfortunately is not going to fit, simply because they're just not cut out enough. It is worth pointing out that Roush does conveniently put together a kit for the guys out there who are trying to pick up a rear valance and an axle-back at the same time to fit perfectly in these slots. Roush does have a square tip axle-back exhaust that is for a dual exhaust for your '10 to '12 Mustang. Both GT and V6 models are available, and it fits perfectly with this rear valance specifically. Now, if you're not too ready to pull the trigger on a $600 kit, you can save yourself all that money and do piece by piece, and, you know, spread it out over the long run. This particular rear valance comes in just north of the $150 mark. So 150 bucks compared to 600, I can see where the complaints would come in, but of course, this is just gonna come with the attractiveness and not all the sound.As far as materials and construction goes, expect this to be made directly from Roush out of an OEM quality, high-pressure injection molded, thermoplastic olefin, which is basically just a really, really, hard plastic. It was then finished in a textured black which, of course, prevents against rock chips, of course. It's great for daily drivers, and it can hold up against any weather condition, especially all through the year. And if you guys are located in a wintery weather area, you don't have to worry about this cracking, or fading, or any of that nonsense.As far as the installation is concerned, expect to have this one done in about an hour or two in the driveway at home. Have very simple hand tools on deck like a ratchet, socket set, pliers, and a screwdriver. Overall, this one definitely gets a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter since it will be a direct swap. You'll notice in the directions it says to remove the rear bumper, but our guys here at AmericanMuscle found that it wasn't completely necessary. There will be two push pins and two bolts underneath the stock valance that you'll need to remove. Then another bolt on each side by the inner rear wheel wells. The factory valance should then pop right out, and you can swap it in with the Roush option. From here, you'll need to use the new push pins provided for you in the kit for each side underneath, then replace the bolts on the wheel wells. From here, you're good to go.If you're the owner of a 2010 to 2012 GT or V6 Mustang, you might be looking for a way to get a very unique rear valance at an affordable cost of just about 150 bucks, and that does not require any cutting or drilling to get installed. If that sounds like you, one of the only options available fitting that profile is the Roush Rear Valance we have here which pairs up perfectly with this square tip axel-back that they also offer. Now, if that sounds like something you're interested in, you can check these out right here at americanmuscle.com.