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'01 OBW Spoiler Question


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#1 Atomic Robot

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Posted 09 December 2003 - 01:55 PM

I'm thinking about getting a spoiler for my wagon, but was wondering if there's any drilling involved in the installation- I'm not sure I'd be comfortable doing that on my own...

#2 nickb21

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Posted 09 December 2003 - 11:30 PM

Yep, I'm 99% sure you'll have to drill, I read the install instructions for the plastic dust deflector, and you need to drill for that one too. I like the look of the spoiler, but at 200 odd bucks, and drilling holes in my car, I don't like it that much. There are probably some nicer aftermarket ones too.

Now the hood/bug gaurd thing that goes on the front has like too built-in screws under the hood, and a couple clips, I might pick one of them up..

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Posted 10 December 2003 - 12:01 AM

You have to drill to install every wing that I know of. Double sided tape will stick really good, so good in fact it will tear the paint off the metal, which is why you have to drill...

Atomic Robot: For the hood deflector, be sure to mount the rubber bumpers directly to the hood and not the underside of the deflector. If the rubber bumpers are attached to the deflector they will rub the hood scratching the paint, in some cases completely removing the paint causing rust. The instructions indicate this, but who follows them? Most dealer installed deflectors that I have seen have the rubber bumpers on the deflector which is wrong. The Subaru deflector includes a paper template which you tape to the hood temporarily, you then install the rubber bumpers to the locations where the paper template has a hole. Also use the rubber/plastic tape to protect the front hood edges where the deflector wraps underneath.

#4 Atomic Robot

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Posted 10 December 2003 - 10:48 AM

Thanks- I was afraid of that.

I found one at subaruparts.com for $107 + $10 shipping, but I'm not gonna drill. Dealer price is $137- installation is another $150. I think I'll have them put one on eventually, but first I've got to pony-up $550 for the 60K mi service that the previous owner skipped.

I haven't seen the front deflectors- I'll have to look into those, as well.




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