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Motorsport rear lip spoiler removal

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by lockwood, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. lockwood

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    I'm thinking of replacing the small rear lip spoiler on my Motorsport with a larger one in a similar style. Does anyone know how the current one is fitted, stuck on? if it is, how to remove it without damage to the paint?
     
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    I have read here there are holes with bolts holding it down.

    If I was you I would buy a second bootlid, build it up the same as the first, except with the wing on it and swap them over monthly at will. :)
     
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    Slightly larger one as fitted to SS should bolt on...
     
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    The small spoiler is stuck on with double sided tape.
     
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    Do you know how to remove it without damaging the paint? I don’t want to get to a point where I am damaging the paint and have to continue regardless.
     
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    Heat it up and gently pull it up.
     
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    Correct. I removed my little stick on spoiler no issue. I used a hair dryer, fishing line, lots of eucalyptus oil and paitence, plenty of it!
     
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    What sort of spoiler are you thinking of replacing it with?
     
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    a similar style, just a bit larger. I think it would be like the one on the SS
     
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    For SS one you would have to drill holes etc to mount it correctly. Why bother ?
     
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    Only for appearance, none of them perform any real function on street cars
     
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    I was thinking of doing something similar. But was going to go down the path of getting another boot lid as I don't want to touch my original one. Maybe one day.
     
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    I have a slipstream blue bootlid with the SS lip spoiler in my garage if anyone wants it
     
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    Hey duaned, I want to do the same remove the tiny lip spoiler and fit the genuine large spoiler on my Motorsport. Unlike the standard lip spoiler on most SS's, you are confirming the smaller lip spoiler fitted to the Motorsport edition is only glued on?
    I ask as the dealer is trying to tell me they need to patch up the holes once spoiler removed and obviously repaint if thats the case, if not the case I will defiantly push to have my large boot lid spoiler dealer fitted.
     
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    The MS small spoiler is double sided taped on. You can actually leave it there and add the large T43/T4X spoiler to the bootlid.
     
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    The largest spoiler requires cutouts in the boot lid and the underside braces. Personally I'd look for another boot lid with large spoiler and have it painted.
     
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    I was thinking the MSE optional large spoiler might be worth considering as the standard MSE spoiler is too small IMO. Would have obviously been simple to have bought one with the big spoiler but I couldn’t source such a car with all the bovine excrement around them being sold out.

    In any case, didn’t Holden state it’s a factory fit item only? Does that imply that there are some strengthening plates behind the sheet metal bolt holes that can’t be easily retrofitted to my boot lid? Or is it just that Holden couldn’t be bothered documenting a MSE big spoiler spare parts kit?

    Are the big MSE spoilers available through spare parts for something approaching reasonable $ (they were a $550 factory option)?

    (Part answered by Cuda while I was typing; thanks for info. Do you have pictures of the boot lid underside?)
     
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    Has anyone left the original lip spoiler in place and mounted the optional large spoiler? If yes could you provide some pics to see how it looks PLEASE
     
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    Looked into this out of curiosity a while ago. The RRP ex GST price is around 600. Think you need to upgrade gas strut (due to weight addition?).The spoiler kit P/N is 92457817, not seen one out of the box but..... you would be lucky if they came all black and shiny in the box so perhaps up for paint as well. Dont know about strut cost. It could be a bit of an exercise ( time and $ ). If you know a good spray painter that can colour match then Cuda's suggestion is worth considering. I'd keep the original boot(and lip spoiler) somewhere safe rather than putting holes in it. Later on if you change your mind you can swap it all back as it came delivered. Factory T4X option was cheap in comparison.
     
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