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Old 01-26-2007, 08:49 PM   #1
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Bought a cheap spoiler for bg5. Picture in the auction looked normal. Here's what I got. This thing is huge. Anyone knows what it is? And how hard it is to mount one given that are no bolts sticking out of the spoiler, just holes from bolts? How do I secure new bolts in there?


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Old 01-26-2007, 09:19 PM   #2
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It is hard to tell from the photos, but it does appear as if maybe there are a few pre-drilled holes on the underside of base of the spoiler mounts ?

I have no sense of scale here... perhaps if you rested it upright on your Subaru Legacy's trunk we would have a better understanding as to its actual proportions, and from that you could get a sense of weather or not this particular spoiler is something you want or not.

At any rate I would be real cautious and carefull about how you line that thing up, before you start drilling holes in your legacy's trunk lid.

When you get the thing lined up correctly mark its foot print on the trunk, and then see about pre-drilling holes in the spoiler (if required), then paint the base mounting locations of the spoiler, position it on the trunk (so the paint "markes" the lid where the base is going to sit) remove the spoiler, drill the holes in the trunk lid, reposition the spoiler apply adheasive to the mounting bolts and screw them in from below the trunk up into the spoiler.

...Oh, and at some point maybe you would want to paint the spoiler so that it maches your car ? This is perhaps best done before you mount the spoiler.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:21 PM   #3
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Oh and is this in fact a BG5, or a BD ?
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:31 PM   #4
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Oh and is this in fact a BG5, or a BD ?
Yeah, its supposed to be for a BG. Sure I'll paint it before mounting.
Normal spoiler is sort of in line with the roof, this one is sort of in line (or higher) than the roof rack.
Its used and I'm not sure that holes that are in there are usable for mounting purposes. I suppose I can drill new ones...
I'll get a pic of this on my car tomorrow.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:35 PM   #5
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Ummm... I was sort of assuming you have a sedan (BD), and not a wagon.

I am thinking maybe this spoiler was ment for mounting on the trunk of a sedan... you are planning on mounting it up on the roof ? I dunno how that will look.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:42 PM   #6
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Ummm... I was sort of assuming you have a sedan (BD), and not a wagon.

I am thinking maybe this spoiler was ment for mounting on the trunk of a sedan... you are planning on mounting it up on the roof ? I dunno how that will look.
I have no idea how a sedan spoiler looks like, but I would assume that mounting surfaces would be fairly flat there. This one has mounting surfaces that are concave.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:52 PM   #7
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I think that is indeed a wagon spoiler, looks like it'll fit honestly. No label or anything at all is on it?
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:23 PM   #8
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I think that is indeed a wagon spoiler, looks like it'll fit honestly. No label or anything at all is on it?
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Nothing. Just some holes, which, I think are not for mounting, since the thing seems hollow inside. However there are metal plates on the edges, which I think I can use for mounting.
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Old 01-27-2007, 01:53 AM   #9
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what you might end up having to do is drilling holes into the bases of the wing itself, and punching in some threaded anchors. if it were a little bitt flatter (and not nearly as tall!), i would say just use double sided tape, and call it a day.

where did you get that spoiler from anyway? and how much was it? i might be interested in something like that for my wagon.
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:22 AM   #10
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interesting. Not sure I will like it on the car, but who knows. Let's see pics with it mocked up. Maybe it will surprise me and I will love it up there...

Either way, I'd tape it in place, drill holes, then pull off the tape and remove the spoiler. This will show you exactly where to jbweld in some metal nuts for the bolts to grab into. Then just let it dry, and install with bolts... You can also sprey foam spray into the holes before jbwelding in the nuts, and the expanding foam will put pressure on the nut and hold it in place better as it surrounds the nut...
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:09 AM   #11
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^^WTF dood. Delete that post

(it was deleted)

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Old 01-27-2007, 12:59 PM   #12
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^^WTF dood. Delete that post


First of all, a user cannot delete his/her own posts here.
Second - why?

Anyways-
That looks like it's really really tall...like, Wagon RICE tall
But I'd be interested to see what it looks like if you tape it up there for a preview.
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Old 01-27-2007, 01:28 PM   #13
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more pics.


I bet with a wing like this every cop will want to stop me. I think I want a normal one, mostly for the purpose of having cleaner tailgate glass...
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:19 PM   #14
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where did you get that spoiler from anyway? and how much was it? i might be interested in something like that for my wagon.
It was on ebay, bundled with jdm tail garnish. The pic in the auction was of a normal wing, but when it arrived -the garnish was slightly damaged (small pieces of plastic fell off on both sides, I think I can glue them back if I decide to keep it) and the wing ended up being this huge thing . But it was cheap - about a 100 for both shipped. Now I am thinking whether to get a refund or keep it.
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^^WTF dood. Delete that post
what is wrong with you?!? Either you don't agree with the fact that I might not like the style of the wing, or you think my mounting suggestions are incorrect. Either way, my comments are fine. I did not flame anyone. I offered my suggestions on looks and mounting, both of which he asked about...


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more pics.

I bet with a wing like this every cop will want to stop me. I think I want a normal one, mostly for the purpose of having cleaner tailgate glass...

After seeing it on the car... I think I actually like it, assuming you have some fancy wheels and a few other racing-style details to match it's aggressive look. I don't think it will look too "rice" or cheap. I think it could actually work!!! I'd keep it after all...
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Old 01-27-2007, 03:13 PM   #17
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tape it up to hold in in place (or have someone hold it) and take a pic of it with the entire car. I think people are mistaking just how it looks on the car by just looking at it with the roof

http://www.japanparts.com/images/Ima...base=1&no=2328

http://www.japanparts.com/images/Ima...base=1&no=4170

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Old 01-27-2007, 04:53 PM   #18
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assuming you have some fancy wheels and a few other racing-style details to match it's aggressive look. I don't think it will look too "rice" or cheap.
Agreed. If your car is otherwise stock looking, I think it might look out of place, but if you have wheels, etc. it could work.


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It was on ebay, bundled with jdm tail garnish. The pic in the auction was of a normal wing, but when it arrived -the garnish was slightly damaged (small pieces of plastic fell off on both sides, I think I can glue them back if I decide to keep it) and the wing ended up being this huge thing . But it was cheap - about a 100 for both shipped. Now I am thinking whether to get a refund or keep it.
if you sell, or want to refund, let me know cause i want.

i'd even trade you my OEM-style wing.

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Old 01-27-2007, 05:48 PM   #20
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if you sell, or want to refund, let me know cause i want.

i'd even trade you my OEM-style wing.
Interesting
If you were local to me - I'd swap today. PM me your zip so I can get an idea of a shipping cost.
Just in case - here's a closeup of mounting surface

Under the holes in the center there's a hollow space so I don't know if these are usable for mounting purposes. On the side there's a metal plate that is held by two bolts.
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:22 PM   #21
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Hehe, here's my lame atempt at photoshop, to see how it would look painted

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Oh boy...

I don't see it working. Nah-ah. Nope.
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You could possibly mount it lower with part of it over lapping onto the glass to decrease the height, other than that, this is a no go
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You could possibly mount it lower with part of it over lapping onto the glass to decrease the height, other than that, this is a no go
I think there's only one way this can be mounted, unless I start sawing parts off
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