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Old 03-08-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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OEM Spoiler Install

Anyone have directions for installing the GM spoiler? I have a friend buying a used one. Is there a template?

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Old 03-09-2010, 10:33 AM   #2
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No directions but here is a hint:
If you install one of these spoilers you need to remember it may not come predrilled for the bumpers two mtg bolts under the car. You may need to drill out the accesse holes which are marked on the new spoiler. These access holes are needed so that you can get to the two stock mtg bolts that connect the bumper under the car.

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Old 03-09-2010, 03:36 PM   #3
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Thanks! Sorry I should have been more specific, I meant the rear trunk spoiler.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:36 PM   #4
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well. if you dont have the holes in the trunk. then you will need to take it to a shop to have them drill the spolier holes..
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:27 AM   #5
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you were right calling it a spoiler the other is a rear diffuser. i sold my factory spoiler to someone else, they made a timplate with cardboard using the underside of the spoiler. or if you know someone with a spoiler on their car they come off real easy and you can use the holes on that car to make a timplate. there is 6 studs and 1 plastic clip that you have to drill holes for. you could also call your local chevy dealer they may have a timplate. remember when you are installing the spoiler that you use some type of thread locker on the studs/nuts. chevy had a problem with them coming loose and rattling. too bad you don't live near me i would gladly do it at no charge. if you have the nerve you don't need a shop to do it.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:37 PM   #6
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Thanks! Good idea!
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:53 PM   #7
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No need to do any of that, get you a step drill bit, and take off the 4 round black plugs and the under trunklid pad, you will then see the 6 mounting locations for the spoiler, mark the center of each of the 6 holes, then just use the step drill to drill them out until you get the proper sized holes for the bolts, clean up the holes and use some touch up paint to cover the bare metal. Mount the spoiler and use loctite on the studs. recap the 4 outside holes and replace the under trunklid pad and you are done.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:19 PM   #8
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Cool! That will work, thanks!
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:43 PM   #9
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No need to do any of that, get you a step drill bit, and take off the 4 round black plugs and the under trunklid pad, you will then see the 6 mounting locations for the spoiler, mark the center of each of the 6 holes, then just use the step drill to drill them out until you get the proper sized holes for the bolts, clean up the holes and use some touch up paint to cover the bare metal. Mount the spoiler and use loctite on the studs. recap the 4 outside holes and replace the under trunklid pad and you are done.
are the hole positions premarked on the underside? mine came with a spoiler so don't know, but if you look you can see pre marked hole spots for the high wing spoiler that gm was going to offer.
plus i dont think that you can access all of the hole spots from under the trunklid pad the ones on the right or center right are at an angle.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:27 AM   #10
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are the hole positions premarked on the underside? mine came with a spoiler so don't know, but if you look you can see pre marked hole spots for the high wing spoiler that gm was going to offer.
plus i dont think that you can access all of the hole spots from under the trunklid pad the ones on the right or center right are at an angle.
I put a OEM Style spoiler on and had no problem accessing the holes where it goes, I am not sure what holes you are talking about I don;t see why they would be any different from the 4 outter holes, But I didn't use the 2 center holes on mine, I didn't think they were necessary on a small spoiler like the OEM. The holes were not premarked but you just need to drill in the center of the access holes that already exist.. It took me about 30 minutes to install mine..
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:24 PM   #11
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I put a OEM Style spoiler on and had no problem accessing the holes where it goes, I am not sure what holes you are talking about I don;t see why they would be any different from the 4 outter holes, But I didn't use the 2 center holes on mine, I didn't think they were necessary on a small spoiler like the OEM. The holes were not premarked but you just need to drill in the center of the access holes that already exist.. It took me about 30 minutes to install mine..
the ones i was talking about are the two that are beside each other, one is a stud the other is the plastic clip
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:36 AM   #12
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the ones i was talking about are the two that are beside each other, one is a stud the other is the plastic clip
Mine didn't have any plastic clip... must be something used at the factory, You can probably do away with it if you wanted to....
But if you still want to use it, In that case just forget my instructions, sorry...
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:29 PM   #13
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Here's a picture so you guys can see whats going on....

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are the hole positions premarked on the underside? mine came with a spoiler so don't know, but if you look you can see pre marked hole spots for the high wing spoiler that gm was going to offer.
plus i dont think that you can access all of the hole spots from under the trunklid pad the ones on the right or center right are at an angle.
I think your right on that never noticed them before at least thats what they look like

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Old 03-14-2010, 10:14 PM   #14
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I just installed my OEM GM Spoiler last weekend. I took a piece of cardboard and cut it to fit the underside of the spoiler and punched out the holes in the cardboard for the studs. I laid it on the trunk and marked my holes. I then drilled the holes. Be careful not to let the drill slide off the shiny paint. I drilled holes larger than the studs to allow for movement before tightening. Then touched up the holes with touch-up paint. I applied a thin layer of clear silicone around each hole to make sure to water leaked. Set the spoiler down, tightened it up, put lock-tite on the threads and DONE! Looks great!
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:38 AM   #15
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Here's a picture so you guys can see whats going on....



I think your right on that never noticed them before at least thats what they look like

these are the outside holes the ones i was talking about are in the middle under the carpet.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:47 PM   #16
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anyone know where i can get the spoiler
didnt get my car with rs package really would love to have a spoiler. any suggestions are helpful
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:31 AM   #17
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After reading this... am i correct to say that all i need to use is the 4 bolts that i can drill holes for using the locations behind the piece of fabric in the trunk?
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After reading this... am i correct to say that all i need to use is the 4 bolts that i can drill holes for using the locations behind the piece of fabric in the trunk?
There are 4 that are under plastic plugs and 2 under the carpet material under the trunk lid. I got the aftermarket OEM style made of lightweight plastic and just drilled the outer holes under the plastic plugs. My spoiler also used threaded self tapping bolts and not the studs and nuts that the factory uses. Mine has been on for a year and a half and has never gotten loose.
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:18 PM   #20
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i think i am going to just drill out where the plastic plugs are and bolt it on that way... the thing only ways a couple pounds max...
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10mm or 6mm nuts??? Need help fast lol
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:51 PM   #22
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Just did my wife's today. Her RJT Camaro came without one, and I found this gem on eBay for $80 shipped. Color matches perfectly, and the hole line up perfect. Pulled the grommets under the trunk lid (4 of them). Tapped a mark dead center through each hole for drill placement, and hit all four with a step drill bit. Put some yellow grease stick on the two remaining studs in the spoiler, then test fitted the spoiler to the 4 drilled holes. Tapped on the top, and the last two (the center two) drill sites were marked with the yellow stuff. Went at it with the step drill, and the spoiler dropped into place. GE Silicone Clear on outside of the trunk lid holes, mounted spoiler, more silicone to the studs, installed washers and nuts....tightened it down and then applied even more silicone to the nuts/washers. Silicone is your best friend when doing these.... Anyhow, pics below for those who'd like to see this stuff. if you haven't done one of these and are scared shitless, worry not, it is easy as hell. Peace !
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OOPS forgot the pics.

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does anyone know where i can find the hardware? is it just regular off-the-shelf-home-depot bolts? if so, what size?
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does anyone know where i can find the hardware? is it just regular off-the-shelf-home-depot bolts? if so, what size?
Don't be helpless...just take the spoiler to a lowes and find the stainless hardware section .....I just did that last week.....
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