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Well, I'm happy to say that I might have the best condition front winglets out of any S60R. Why? I had the dealer install a brand spankin new set yesterday. And I didn't scratch them on the way home <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Anyway, I'd like to vent on how damn expensive these things are. $517 for the wings, including tax and shipping. $100 to paint from the dealership. I'm okay with all that, but the dealer quoted me 1 hour to 1.5 hours max to install them. Well, when I got the bill, it took them 2.1 hours to do the install. He said the glue from the old ones was a nightmare to remove. All in all, it was about an $850.00 fix for two pieces of painted plastic!!! <p>All this because some friend/idiot took my car while I was sleeping to go get breakfast and pulled into a curb way too far while parking. He claims he will take responsibility for most of the damage, but time will tell. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Other than the wings being slightly more expensive than anticipated, I love my dealer. The service shop is great (body shop is independent). I got an oil change (I supplied Mobil One), new fuel door, new brake sensor, car wash and interior detail, S80 with 1500 miles for the day, and a complete look over for $35.00. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Installing Front Winglets....... (jpbb03)

That's a lot of $$$. Can't believe they charge 2+ hours for the install!
 

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getting the glue from the double sided tape off is abit labor intense. but it didnt take me 2 hours.
 

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I did one of these last year and the glue was a SOB to remove
 

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I suppose I got luckier...<p>I bought my car CPO, and from what I can tell the front bumper on my car is NOT original (no holes for the winglets and the body kit WAS ordered with my car).<p>They were able to slap my winglets on in about 30-40 minutes, as there was nothing to take off.
 

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I will second that taking that glue (tar) off is a nightmare. It probably took me an hour and a half with a plastic knife, some "goof off", and bunch of towels.
 

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I wonder if the mechanic was using a heat gun? With a heat gun and a putty knife (or similar), I wouldn't image the glue being that difficult to remove.<p>However, I will give him props. The new wings look absolutely perfect. Plus, the labor rate was only $52 ish per hour. Not all that bad.<p>I'm moreso just disappointed with the total cost. I'm gonna be extremely careful with the new ones.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I did one of these last year and the glue was a SOB to remove</TD></TR></TABLE><p>YEA it is!!!! but!!! if its the 3m tape used by volvo you can go down to trash auto and get a can of spray "Power Lub" by CRC and it WILLLLLL NOT! mess with the paint and it brakes down that 3m tape like a champ!!<br>Hell over the summmer i had a 711 sluprey and my girl acdently split some down my shifter. I imedlety pulled over poped off the cover and grabed my power lub gave it a few spritz worked the shifter.. Well she worked my shifter LOL and i was back on the road in 5 mins flat no problems sence
 

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I always make sure that whoever drives my car knows that the cost of one winglet = one testicle.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60R1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I always make sure that whoever drives my car knows that the cost of one winglet = one testicle.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>seems like part of an R oath that must be taken to drive ones car.<p>I ______ know the cots of one winglet...<p><br>
 

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Re: Re: (S60R1)

3m body adhesive remover (which I think is just naptha?) made pretty quick work of the residual adhesive from my winglets.....worked great!
 

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Re: Re: (rgrove)

$240 - FRP Winglets from CFW<br>$18 - (1) can of self etching primer, (1) can of silver paint that is damn close in color, (1) can gloss clear coat<br>$30 - have an indy install<br>-----<br>$288 for winglets painted and installed <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by GiRaff3 at 5:30 PM 4-1-2009</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GiRaff3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">$240 - FRP Winglets from CFW<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not any more, they went up by <B>a lot</B>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Not any more, they went up by <B>a lot</B></TD></TR></TABLE><p>The factory ones did, maybe you have those and the ones from CarbonFiberWerks confused?
 

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<IMG SRC="http://carbonfiberwerks.stimuluscreations.com/product%20photos/CF%20Winglets%20and%20Lip/s60%20winglet%20small.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Complete set of two with aluminum brackets<p>In Carbon Fiber $399.99<br>In Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP), ready to paint primer $239.99<p>Henry<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by lowenhart at 6:03 AM 4-2-2009</i>
 

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I wouldn't buy those carbon fiber wings........ based soley on the size of that picture.<p>I looked over a couple of R's with those CF wings on them. Definetly not for me. Doesn't match correctly with the rest of the car.
 

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I like em and at that price I'll be damned if I'm going to pay too much more for an item that is quickly damaged. It's one inevitable thing about this car, if you have winglets you are gonna be buying winglets.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60R1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I always make sure that whoever drives my car knows that the cost of one winglet = one testicle.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I bet that doesn't work for the married guys around here <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"><p>If they had made the R in white, and I had a white R, I would Carbon Fiber every square inch of the thing that I could (even so far as CF plastic paneling on an '04!) CF + White makes me weak in the knees. Otherwise, I think it has to be done in moderation and never alone. Fortunately, I think that CF winglets + CF spoiler would fit the bill perfectly.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>m3nt0s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I bet that doesn't work for the married guys around here <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>My wife understands. When I had the body kit put on, she said,<br>"what's worse, me curbing the Pegs, or scraping those wing-things?"<p>So far neither have happened - fingers are crossed, as I am knocking <br>on my wood desk.<p>P.S. I have to place several returns in my post due to that large as hell pic<br>above, can we get that thing resized? And yes I am using a 24" widescreen monitor.
 
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