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Old 12-24-2010, 04:25 PM   #1
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2011 Camaro SS/RS MPD1 Spoiler Install

Krissy and I installed the MPD1 spoiler on the new Camaro...yeah I know, it didn't take long to start modding the new SS.

The spoiler arrived from MPD1 about ten days after ordering it. It was prepainted and very well packaged. The fit of the spoiler is great....it flows very well with the lines of the car and the gaps/tolerances are tighter than stock (but not to the point where there is any contact between the spoiler and the car). There was a slight problem with one of the holes in the spoiler lining up...but a Dremel quickly solved that problem. There were two small defects in the paint, but they were microscopic and I am confident that most people probably wouldn't even be able to locate them. In terms of looks, I think it's the best looking spoiler for the 5th Generation Camaro. We had several people stop by in the neighborhood that were complimenting the car and the new spoiler. One of them was quite a nice compliment from a neighbor's father in law who owns a very nice M3.

Anyways here is a write up that I feel sure would cover any spoiler install, but it is specifically for the MPD1.

Please start with a freshly washed vehicle...it makes for better "before" pictures.
BEFORE














Start by opening the trunk and removing the eleven push pins and the trunk latch cover.



This will allow the trunk liner to fall free, but you still have to slide the emergency trunk latch through the liner.



Then remove the four rubber covers to reveal four 10 mm nuts.


Here is one of the center nuts.


These two pictures show the outer two nuts on each side of the spoiler.





This is the way I used to remove the nuts to help make sure that I didn't lose any inside of the trunk lid. Having two sets of hands is definetly recommended here.


After removing all six of the 10 mm nuts, there will still be a push pin holding the spoiler in place. With some gentle pressure and compression of the pin, the spoiler should seperate pretty easily.


Naked rear end....


The hardware supplied from MPD1. The plastic pieces are for Camaros that do not have a factory spoiler with predrilled holes. There are six screws, locking washers and seals.





Comparison of the factory spoiler next to the MPD1.


The seals were applied to the spoiler and it was put on the car for a test fit.




At this time, you can go ahead and attach the spoiler to the car with the supplied screws. Depending on the fit and finish, you may have to use a Dremel tool to help make sure that all of the screws line up correctly.



Stand back and admire the work...




















Hope ya'll enjoyed the thread and the pictures....

See ya on the road,
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Old 12-25-2010, 01:35 AM   #2
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Awsome work man!!!.....very detailed...i will be using this when i do mine

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Old 12-25-2010, 08:13 AM   #3
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excellent write-up and excellent looking Camaro. Thanks for taking the time to do this.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:38 AM   #4
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Great install instructions,Thank you!

When I do the install on these i like to use clear silicone instead of the round gaskets to keep the spoiler as flush as possible.

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Old 12-27-2010, 09:03 AM   #5
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I have to say i was never a big fan of anything bigger than the stock spoiler, but that does look good. Gives a bit more of a mean look to the car.
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Old 12-27-2010, 02:11 PM   #6
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Great install instructions,Thank you!

When I do the install on these i like to use clear silicone instead of the round gaskets to keep the spoiler as flush as possible.

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Thanks Eric, any particular brand of silicone that you prefer?

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Old 01-10-2011, 04:21 AM   #7
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nice write up. I like the spoiler... planning on getting one.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:43 AM   #8
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Thanks Eric, any particular brand of silicone that you prefer?

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Any clear silicone will work.

BTW I see a Firehawk there. I owned a 93 Formula Firehawk in 97 that I got with 1400 miles on it. The engine was modded quite a bit on it, I think it was #186 out of 200 built. Cool car, but horrible build quality.



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nice write up. I like the spoiler... planning on getting one.


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Old 01-10-2011, 07:01 AM   #9
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Thanks Eric, yeah the Hawk is my baby....2002 1LE car that just turned 50K. She was my hole in the ground to pour money into before we got the SS. CCW's, StopTech, Moser, Spohn, Corsa, American Racing LT's, and a pretty nice sound system have helped me make this car into the way it should have come from the factory.

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Old 02-05-2011, 09:04 AM   #10
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THANKS! I'll be using these instructions today.

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Old 02-05-2011, 09:20 AM   #11
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great pics! thanks for sharing!!!!

cam i ask the cost for a pre-painted spoiler?
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:13 AM   #12
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for posting these instructions....

installation was a breeze and I probably would not have noticed the push pin and would have been pretty frusterated and eventually pulled out the hammer and chisel to bust the old spoiler off....
(not really, but you get the idea.)

one note.... only 5 of the 6 holes lined up which was close enough for me....

note #2.... during installation be very careful not to cross thread.... use an old time regular screw driver so you have better control on the torque.... no cross threading!

here are my before, during and after pics
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:53 AM   #13
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Very cool write up...I will be using this thread also during install...
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:16 PM   #14
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Props to the OP, like others have stated I probably would have missed the plastic clip which would have led a rise in my blood pressure. Time to show off.





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Old 03-21-2012, 11:43 AM   #15
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man thanks for the pics they are awesome and helped me so much with my install!!!
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:33 AM   #16
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has anyone installed this spoiler on a 2012? Do the holes line up any better?
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:24 PM   #17
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Is there any special tool for removing pins in trunk liner?
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:45 PM   #18
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:04 AM   #19
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Thanks for your your help Extinct!
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:41 PM   #20
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Thank you for this tutorial. Installed mine today and it was a breeze. BUT 2 people is advised, unless you have three hands and long arms.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:10 PM   #21
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has anyone installed this spoiler on a 2012? Do the holes line up any better?
They lined up absolutely perfectly on my 2010.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:27 PM   #22
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My MPD1 spoiler is currently at the body shop getting painted. Can't wait to get it put on. Has anyone tried to duplicate the factory stripes on their new MPD1 spoiler? I would like to match the factory stripes (black) on the new spoiler, keeping them about 1/4" from the top of the new spoiler just like the stock spoiler looks.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:43 PM   #23
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Thank you for this tutorial. Installed mine today and it was a breeze. BUT 2 people is advised, unless you have three hands and long arms.
Amen to that! I always make sure to have a helper.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:49 PM   #24
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Thanks for taking the time to document this procedure. I received my MPD spoiler this afternoon and followed your procedure to install it. Pretty simple, took less than an hour. I first used the included spacers but didn't like the light showing through the gap. So I removed it and applied a small bead of clear silicon caulk around each hole. I also use some blue loctite on the screws to keep them tight. No problems with hole alignment, but it took a few minutes to get one of the screws started in straight.

The spoiler arrived in great shape. I wiped it down and examined it carefully, and was not able to find a single imperfection in the paint. The fit was perfect as well.
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Is there supposed to be a plastic clip with the mpd1 spoiler? Installing mine this weekend and just got all the nuts off my stock spoiler and plan to use that hardware for the mpd1 since I bought it used and didn't get the extra set of harware
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