Jump to content

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse

- - - - -

'01 OBW Spoiler Question

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Atomic Robot

Atomic Robot

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 182 posts
  • Solon

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


    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Members
  • 567 posts
  • Hunterdon County

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..

#3 alias20035


    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Members
  • 357 posts
  • Canada

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

Atomic Robot

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 182 posts
  • Solon

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.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users