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Old 09-20-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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OEM rear wing

I have a 01 Coupe, and I've been trying to rid myself of the nasty OEM spoiler/wing (NOT the M3 style lip spoiler) on the trunk. I called the dealer and he said he isn't sure if the spoiler is stuck on with 3M adhesive or drilled. I thought it was surley drilled until hearing his words, so I went out and pried off the trunk lining under the turnk lid and couldn't see any signs of drilling

So I called 4 other GTA dealers and they all said it's adhesive (but a few seemed to be confusing it with the M3 style Lip Spoiler). Then I called a few well known Bodyshops they said it's bolted.... WTF IS IT?!!??!

Does anyone on here know for sure if it is either 3M adhesive or bolted?

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Old 09-21-2006, 11:54 AM   #2
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Its bolts...why did you take the liner off??? The bolts would be right on the edge of the left and right side of the trunk.
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Old 09-21-2006, 01:06 PM   #3
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Yea the m3 spoiler is stuck with 3m...and the wing is bolts.
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Old 09-21-2006, 06:09 PM   #4
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Update: after a few confirmations, there are NO bolts on my trunk (that's why I took the liner off to make sure there weren't any). The COUPE's rear wing is adhesive but the sedan's is bolted on. They are also visually different - if only slightly.

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Old 09-21-2006, 08:27 PM   #5
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it doesn't make sense for a wing like that to be glued on...you could just yank it off!!!!
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Old 09-21-2006, 09:16 PM   #6
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it doesn't make sense for a wing like that to be glued on...you could just yank it off!!!!
It would take some SERIOUS yanking !!

A heat gun and dental floss would do the trick but then you have paint damage. Either way you're looking at a complete repaint
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Old 09-22-2006, 10:09 AM   #7
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Mine was sticked on using adhesive. Got the bodyshop to take it out and repaint the whole trunk so it's perfect.
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