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Old 03-22-2012, 01:51 PM   #151
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I got mine today as well. I was a little disappointed to see that we have to drill our own holes and use our own screws. I had envisioned studs pre-mounted and ready for installation.

What are the best screw to use?

You are correct, the directions suck.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:13 PM   #152
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OK! So I received my Unrestricted Motorsports Dovetail spoiler and put together a quick installation guide.

Tools needed:

1. 10mm Socket with small 4" extension.
2. Long nosed needle-nose pliers.
3. Panel clip pliers (Optional)
4. Claw tool (Optional)
5. Your favorite brand of quick detailer and a clean towel.

The first thing I did was get my tools ready. You will need a 10mm socket to remove the six (6) nuts holding the factory spoiler on. The nuts are seen here behind these black rubber plugs towards the ends. There are (2) on the left and (2) on the right.

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Right:



Here I am removing the black rubber plugs:



And here is what it will look like after all of the four (4) rubber plugs are removed:

Left:



Right:




You will also need to remove the black plastic push pins to access the two (2) interior nuts. I bought this tool at Harbor Freight for $10 and it works great. You DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE THEM but they work great! They are called Panel clip pliers:



Here I am removing the plastic push pins with the tool:



And removed:



There are around 10 total on that interior trunk panel but I only removed the top most 4 of them. You just need to remove enough to pull back the cover a little to get to these inside two (2) nuts seen here:



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You should loosen and remove four (4) of the nuts and leave one (1) per side a little loose. I chose to leave the outermost nuts on finger tight.

*Be sure to NOT lose the nuts down inside the trunk lid when removing. I used a small claw grabber to remove them while on the last few threads and it works great. If you don't have a claw tool, just take your time and the nuts will come out cupped inside of the 10mm socket*

Once you have removed the four (4) inner nuts and have the two (2) outermost nuts loose, you will need to pop a clip through the top of the trunk lid. This is why we left the two (2) outermost nuts on finger tight.

Reach up into the trunk lid to access the white plastic bullet clip seen just to the left of the hole here:



You can use a flat-tipped screwdriver to push each end of the pin in while pulling up gently on the spoiler to catch it and hold it while you slowly remove the two (2) outermost nuts we left finger tight.

The easiest way to push the clip through is to use some long nosed needlenose pliers, especially if you have the long nosed pliers that are angled at the ends.

The stock trunk lid is now removed!~

This is what you're left with:





To install the Unrestricted Motorsports Dovetail Spoiler we will want to clean the trunk lid where the old spoiler was mounted. Once the surface is clean, we will move forward with the install.

Carefully set the Unrestricted Motorsports Spoiler onto the trunk lid and adjust so there is an equal gap on the Left and Right side of the quarter panel and ensure that the spoiler is flush against the trunk lid.

While holding the spoiler, open the trunk lid enough to access the bolt holes.

Using a pencil, mark the bottom side of the spoiler through the factory bolt holes.

Remove the spoiler and re-install it to verify your markings are correct.

Remove the spoiler again and set on work bench or other hard surface with some kind of cushion underneath it.

You will want to pre-drill the (6) marked holes with a 1/16" drill bit.

Spray soapy water onto the trunk lid liberally.

Remove the red protective film from the adhesive pieces on bottom side of the spoiler.

Optional: use some clear silicone around the factory holes in the trunk lid to seal those openings.

Once the spoiler is placed onto the trunk lid. Position it so you can see the drilled holes through the factory bolt hole locations.

Using the (6) supplied self tapping screws, screw the spoiler down to the trunk lid. Be careful NOT to over tighten the screws as they could pull through the embedded metal strip.

Once all of the screws are tightened, re-assemble the push pins and latch guide. Re-install all of the plugs into the factory holes and enjoy your new Unrestricted Motorsports Dovetail Spoiler!

And VOILA!!








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Old 03-22-2012, 02:32 PM   #153
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:40 PM   #154
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I'm on my mobile now but will post pics when I get home shortly
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:00 PM   #155
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Great Write-up!

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I got mine today as well. I was a little disappointed to see that we have to drill our own holes and use our own screws. I had envisioned studs pre-mounted and ready for installation.

What are the best screw to use?

Self taping screws are included in the box. Reason why the holes are not pre drilled is that they wanted to make sure the holes line up 100%.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:42 PM   #156
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Great Write-up!



Self taping screws are included in the box. Reason why the holes are not pre drilled is that they wanted to make sure the holes line up 100%.

Yep I found the screws and I agree about the holes not having studs.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:21 PM   #157
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:44 PM   #158
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what are your thoughts now that you have it installed? as good as you hoped for? I'm just gonna spray mine flat or satin black . BTW, you have the tell tale signs of a trunk lid repaint in your future. stupid stock spoilers.

Looks good, is it going green or black?
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:03 PM   #159
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Thanks. I'll have to take a look at that. I like the little splash of red that the SS provides.

Same here, wish I would've noticed that before. I just measured and it'll be close, the top of the badge looks like it's at 1 1/2". Even if it does clear it, it'll look weird with no gap up top IMO. I'll probably try to removed it and re-apply in centered in the gap left behind.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:14 PM   #160
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what are your thoughts now that you have it installed? as good as you hoped for? I'm just gonna spray mine flat or satin black . BTW, you have the tell tale signs of a trunk lid repaint in your future. stupid stock spoilers.

Looks good, is it going green or black?

I like it. I just hope slamming the trunk doesn't weaken it or ding the paint but I don't think it will be an issue. I rarely slam my trunk anyway.

Funny you mention it, the car is going to the dealer next week to have the trunk lid repainted.

One of the body shops I use it trying to talk me into semi-flat black for the spoiler to match the factory ralley stripes. I'm damn tempted.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:21 AM   #161
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Same here, wish I would've noticed that before. I just measured and it'll be close, the top of the badge looks like it's at 1 1/2". Even if it does clear it, it'll look weird with no gap up top IMO. I'll probably try to removed it and re-apply in centered in the gap left behind.
That is a good idea. Please post pics if/when you are successful. I would definitely need to see how the badge re-location turns out.

I also have bumper to bumper vinyl stripes and am evaluating if I can match up my current vinyl to this spoiler considering that there is the cutaway portion in the middle. Need to talk to my vinyl guy first before I order.
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My wife tells me that my spoiler just arrived. It's supposed to rain off and on all weekend though, so I don't know if I'll have a good chance to test fit it.

I'm just going to remove the SS badge back there, the Corsa will tell everyone what it is.
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That is a good idea. Please post pics if/when you are successful. I would definitely need to see how the badge re-location turns out.

I also have bumper to bumper vinyl stripes and am evaluating if I can match up my current vinyl to this spoiler considering that there is the cutaway portion in the middle. Need to talk to my vinyl guy first before I order.

Will do, it just arrived today. I don't have time to test fit today, but will try tomorrow.
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I also have bumper to bumper vinyl stripes and am evaluating if I can match up my current vinyl to this spoiler considering that there is the cutaway portion in the middle. Need to talk to my vinyl guy first before I order.
What would the problem be with the notch? If you're worried about the vinyl not conforming evenly then you have nothing to worry about if it's any decent brand of automotive grade vinyl, as it's designed to stretch for that reason, at least that much.
Otherwise, I'm curious as to what you mean.
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ok, so do we drill all the way threw the metal plate with the 1/4" drill bit? doesnt seem like a good idea as the screws are smaller than the drill bit.
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ok, so do we drill all the way threw the metal plate with the 1/4" drill bit? doesnt seem like a good idea as the screws are smaller than the drill bit.
I received an email stating that the instructions had an error on it and should be 1/16" drill bit.

Yes pre drill all the way through the metal plate.
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Wow, I hope no one drilled the holes before looking at the screws.

To Unrestricted Motorsports: The packaging needs a LOT MORE filler. Mine was bouncing around loosely in the box and it punched a hole straight through the box at some point during shipping. On the bright side, it shows that the spoiler really is strong, there was no damage to it.
It almost lost a screw, the 6 were loosely taped together just floating in the box and one was shuffling around inside. If you're interested in pics, I have some.

The spoiler itself seems strong and light, though I haven't weighed it yet.
I didn't have much time today before it got dark but I did get the stock spoiler off and check-fit this one. It fits pretty well as far as I can tell so far (with an LED flashlight).

The SS emblem does 'fit' sort of, but not really. The spoiler rests against it, and tightening the screws will probably pull it in pretty tightly against it. Even if it's okay staying there physically, it looks downright stupid. You easily have enough room to move the emblem down if so desired but you'll have to choose which edge to line it up to. As you can (barely) see, the bottom of the spoiler and bottom of the trunk lip aren't parallel.

Excuse the pics for now, but they're the best I could do quickly in the dark.
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what if you put the emblem on the spoiler??
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what if you put the emblem on the spoiler??
Let me go test it to see if it will fit
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what if you put the emblem on the spoiler??
Then you'll have an emblem on the spoiler.

I don't see any problem with it, but I don't know if it'll look right with the angle of the rear face of the spoiler. It might be just fine and dandy.
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i used a 11/32's drill bit, i was going through looking at the different bits and compairing them to the screws and i make the hold slightly smaller than the screws. its on there good i think. I didnt use the tape yet because im going to piant first. going flat black for now until i can paint RJT
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So I test fitted mine. The fitment of this spoiler is spot on. When I removed my stock spoiler though it had rubbed off some paint. :( So I'll be contacting the dealer Monday to fix this. Any who, here is some pics.











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Hell yeah! Looks awesome
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Note: The drill bit size is 1/16" not 1/4".
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