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dolanm56   
Mon Mar 19 2012, 07:57am
Member No: #19681
Joined: May 09 2011
Location: scotland
My VTS spoiler arrived this morning, bought from ebay for £160 + £12 postage and packaging which i thought was a great bargain so snapped it up.

Im going to try fit the spoiler today but what i would like to know is, Do i need anything other than whats came with the spoiler ? as it appears to have foam sticky pads attached and the uprated struts came with the spoiler.

Couple of pics of the spoiler unboxed, will get some more up when it's fitted.




Stuey   
Mon Mar 19 2012, 08:10am
Member No: #84
Joined: Jan 24 2007
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire
No mate that's it. Just a Torx head driver and your away. A little tip, let the boot warm up in the sun so you can remove the plastic trim a little easier and less chance of it snapping too
craig573   
Mon Mar 19 2012, 08:13am
Member No: #22671
Joined: Oct 31 2011
Location: Shildon
When replacing the struts make sure you have the boot lid supported before removing them.
dolanm56   
Mon Mar 19 2012, 08:27am
Member No: #19681
Joined: May 09 2011
Location: scotland
Stuey wrote ...

No mate that's it. Just a Torx head driver and your away. A little tip, let the boot warm up in the sun so you can remove the plastic trim a little easier and less chance of it snapping too


Sun, whats that . We rarely get good weather here in scotland especially over the past couple of months it's been atrocious.

Would it help if i keep the car running for a while with the heating on full ?
dolanm56   
Mon Mar 19 2012, 08:28am
Member No: #19681
Joined: May 09 2011
Location: scotland
craig573 wrote ...

When replacing the struts make sure you have the boot lid supported before removing them.


I will do buddy thanks for the tip, struts or spoiler whats best fitting first ?
Biohead   
Mon Mar 19 2012, 08:52am

Member No: #6049
Joined: Nov 05 2008
Location: Bracknell
Yeah get the car nice and warm inside - it softens the plastic trim that way and less likely to break the clips. Be nice and gentle and you can often get away with only breaking one.

And as others have said, have someone or something supporting the boot when you take off one of the struts - you'll know about it if not!
dolanm56   
Mon Mar 19 2012, 09:13am
Member No: #19681
Joined: May 09 2011
Location: scotland
Biohead wrote ...

Yeah get the car nice and warm inside - it softens the plastic trim that way and less likely to break the clips. Be nice and gentle and you can often get away with only breaking one.

And as others have said, have someone or something supporting the boot when you take off one of the struts - you'll know about it if not!


Thanks bud, I downloaded the spoiler fitting tutorial and had a read through that so im pretty confident i will manage.

I can only imagine what would happen if the boot closed without the support from the struts, im guessing the glass would possibly shatter ?
Dave_Retired.   
Mon Mar 19 2012, 09:33am

Member No: #1
Joined: Aug 07 2006
Location: Northumberland
Might not but it's the falling on your head when loading/unloading you need to be concerned about............
craig573   
Mon Mar 19 2012, 10:03am
Member No: #22671
Joined: Oct 31 2011
Location: Shildon
I would do the struts first as there is less weight on the boot, and if you dont support the lid it will shatter the glass as i found out the hard way when doing mine.
dolanm56   
Mon Mar 19 2012, 11:43am
Member No: #19681
Joined: May 09 2011
Location: scotland
All done and dusted and pleased with the results.
All in it took me around 45 mins to an hour, never really had any problems but most of my time was spent fiddling about just on the plastics that covers the bolts and the one that covers the 2 side panels

I did managed to crack one clip the rest were fine though so the plastics still clipped into place fine, i put the struts on first as i didn't want to take the chance of the boot bouncing off my head or worse breaking something.

Just taking the car to get a clean then i'll get pics up

dolanm56   
Tue Mar 20 2012, 02:54am
Member No: #19681
Joined: May 09 2011
Location: scotland
Some pics of the c4 with new spoiler






JonM   
Tue Mar 20 2012, 03:26am
Member No: #211
Joined: Apr 06 2007
Location: Redditch, Worcestershire
Look great apart from that sticker on the back window
BigJohnD   
Tue Mar 20 2012, 04:11am

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
Agreed.
dolanm56   
Tue Mar 20 2012, 04:32am
Member No: #19681
Joined: May 09 2011
Location: scotland
Im thinking of getting tints on the rears so the sticker will be going at some point
Commodore   
Tue Mar 20 2012, 06:10am
Member No: #21107
Joined: Jul 31 2011
Location: Ruislip, Middlesex
Agree - spoiler and car look very tidy, but lose the childish sticker off the back window, it does nothing for the car (not to mention it's obscuring an already small rear window).
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