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... most of you know this piece as the spoiler that comes with a kitted S60R. Since I have seen a kitted Sonic Blue now I might have other plans. I have however, seen what is available on the aftermarket as far as boot spoilers, and this IMHO is the best looking thing in town. I now must have one in the worst way <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p>Well, I visited the dealer today to find that while MOST colors are offered pre-painted, Sonic Blue is not any of them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p>... soooo, the parts guy searched and came up with an unpainted version for 250 smackers (as opposed to the 337.61 for the pianted version). Seemed reasonable.<p>... soooo, I wandered back to the body shop and they said, yeah, we can paint it. That will be 76 dollars please. Cool, I had a Sonic Blue Spoiler for the same price as a factory version <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p>... then he hits me up "...and 216 dollars to install it".<p>What?!? Has anybody installed one of these aftermarket??? 216 seems quite high <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> . I have installed spoilers before. The only thing that scares me about this one in that the base of it sits half on the plastic back panel of the decklid and half on the sheetmetal. Might be some double secret way of installing the the thing ... I mean if it takes a real body tech 2 1/2 to 3 hours to install it correctly, then I guess I can understand the cost. Just looking for a reality check here.<p>Oh yeah, and I need to "de-spoiler" my boot since I have that little lip on there from the factory. I am thinking it is just 2-way taped on there and I can yank the think off in a similar fashion to the way I removed all my badges. Does anyone know if I am correct <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> ?<p>TIA for anyone who can help.
 

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Re: Volvo S60 genuine accessory rear spoiler (Quick Brick)

Taking off your lip spoiler is as you say, two-way tape. Heat it up and some dental floss for King Kong and you're good to go.<br>I changed my factory spoiler ( bodykit version) to the Evolve one myself, it was taped and screwed in, the Evolve piece covered the holes. If you can take off your front grill...you can drill a couple of holes. Do it yourself, that is steep for that install.<br>-Jon
 

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Re: Volvo S60 genuine accessory rear spoiler (ForceReconTrojan)

Thanx FRT, I think I might try this myself. I was worried that the plastic back panel may have to be removed and modified in some way, or that attachments would need to be made to both metal and plastic. If it is simple as you say, It should make for a nice Saturday afternoon project.<p>I am currently checking to see if I can source the unpainted spoiler even more cheaply. Then let's see if the body shop is still willing to just shoot it for the 75 bucks they quoted <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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It takes about an hour to take lip spoiler off and clean residue, then install new spoiler. There price seems kinda high.
 

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Re: Volvo S60 genuine accessory rear spoiler (Quick Brick)

can't you just leave the standard "lip" spoiler on it together with the OEM sportkit-spoiler? (visual and technical speaking? with visual I mean:"maybe it wouldn't look stupid if you leave it there?")
 

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Re: Volvo S60 genuine accessory rear spoiler (JARMO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JARMO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">can't you just leave the standard "lip" spoiler on it together with the OEM sportkit-spoiler? (visual and technical speaking? with visual I mean:"maybe it wouldn't look stupid if you leave it there?")</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nope, not in the stock location anyway ... checked when I was at the dealer yesterday <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> , and they would try to occupy the same space ...<p>... so this here lil' one, she gots to go <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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Re: Volvo S60 genuine accessory rear spoiler (Quick Brick)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Quick Brick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>... so this here lil' one, she gots to go <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> .</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I was in the same boat, that lip did nothing for me. I worked a spoiler into the price of my car, well worth it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Volvo S60 genuine accessory rear spoiler (Quick Brick)

Quick Brick,<p>I'm not sure if you received an answer to your question on how the spoiler is attached to the vehicle. While I was at the dealer today, I popped the trunk on a kitted S60R parked on the showroom floor. There are two screws, one on each side, that are visible from below on the very outer edges of the lid where the plastic panel and metal deck lid overlap. You won't need to remove any pieces of the trunklid assembly to install... just <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> drill holes through the lid. Definitely measure twice - I wonder if the spoiler comes with a template?<p>Let me know if you want pics - I'll be back at the dealer on Monday.<p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Volvo S60 genuine accessory rear spoiler (Quick Brick)

Hi Guys,<br>If anyone is removing their original lip spoiler from their S60R I'd be interested in taking it off your hands.<br>Regards.<br>Mike
 

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Quick, are you talking of the pedastal style spoiler that is offered with the sport kit?<br>Have you ever thought about the Evolve spoiler?<br>The pedastal is a bit large on the rear deck for some. The Evolve spoiler seems a nice alternative.<br>To each their own, and your mods have been quite taseful and impressive. I just wonder if the pedastal spoiler (if that IS what you are talking about) may not end up overwhelming the rest of the elusiveness of an unkitted R. ????
 

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Re: Volvo S60 genuine accessory rear spoiler (RainyS60R)

<b>RainyS60R</b> I had gotten an answer, but none as detailed as yours. Thank you. I was thinking about where the posts land on the trunk and began to wonder if they actually landed outside the seal plane as you describe. Knowing this makes the install even easier. Thank you again ... I will be at the dealer myself this Thursday to get a new head unit and will check it out myself, but thanx again for your kind offer.<p><b>mhon</b> ... as you read, I will probably have one in about 2 weeks. Keep your set tuned to this channel <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> . If you still want it when I post up pics of the new one, I would be willing to let it go.<p><b>Eric_H</b> ... not only have I seen the Evolve one, but the VST one, and every other one I could find pics of on the 'net. I honestly prefer the look of the factory one by far ... spoilers are much like wheels in the sense that it is really a matter of taste. I think the pedestal spoiler, while quite large, is also quite low .. and yes, that IS the one I am refering to <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p><b>token</b> dear Mister Cotton Picker <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> ,you will see, if you examine both spoilers side by side at the dealer like I did, that the mounts on the pedesal spoiler are quite large. If I did what you are suggesting, the small lip spoiler would force me to place the pedestal spoiler forward from it's stock location 1/2" to 1". Now the rear edge of the spoiler would no longer line up with the back of the decklid, which would totally ruin the look for me, hence the surgical removal of my lip <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> . The hole would get rusted if left untreated. They will need to be sealed with primer and paint, which I plan to do.<p>Lastly, in terms of any template ... you dont really need one, they are inacurate in most cases anyway. The way I have always mounted a spoiler, is by using the spoiler itself as a template. Just find a gummy substance (yes, gum works <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> ) and stick it to the holes on the bottom of the spoiler. Put a strip of masking tape on the decklid roughly where the spoiler will be mounted. Position spoiler on trunk. Press real hard (transfering the "gum" from the smooth, freshly painted spoiler, to tape on the trunk). Now just stick a centerpunch through the gum and give a light "tap" with a mallet. Nice template, eh <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ?<p><br>
 

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Re: Volvo S60 genuine accessory rear spoiler (mhon)

Guys, be careful when removing that lip spoiler.. My dealer split mine in two when they pulled it off to do the swap. There are small holes drilled in the back creating weak spots and make it prone to breaking.
 

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Re: Volvo S60 genuine accessory rear spoiler (spudmanmike)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spudmanmike</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Guys, be careful when removing that lip spoiler.. My dealer split mine in two when they pulled it off to do the swap. There are small holes drilled in the back creating weak spots and make it prone to breaking.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Will do ... I am thinking that I would cut through the adhesive with dental floss entirely, as opposed to just yanking up on the spoiler ... I don't care much if I ruin the old one, but mhon does <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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Re: Volvo S60 genuine accessory rear spoiler (Quick Brick)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Quick Brick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Will do ... I am thinking that I would cut through the adhesive with dental floss entirely, as opposed to just yanking up on the spoiler ... I don't care much if I ruin the old one, but mhon does <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> .</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you could get it off in one piece it would be appreciated. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Heat from a hairdryer certainly will help soften the adhesive.
 

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Re: Volvo S60 genuine accessory rear spoiler (mhon)

If you can get it off in one piece, you could re-sell it. I got 50.00 on Ebay for mine plus I made 5.00 in shipping.
 

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Re: Volvo S60 genuine accessory rear spoiler (MASH)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MASH</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> If you can get it off in one piece, you could re-sell it. I got 50.00 on Ebay for mine plus I made 5.00 in shipping.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hey, don't give Quick Brick too many ideas!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Seriously, that's not an unreasonable amount as long as it comes off the car okay. <br>Oh, and if the shipping is reasonable - it would probably best go packed in a poster tube.<br>Cheers.<br>Mike
 

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Re: Volvo S60 genuine accessory rear spoiler (mhon)

mhon, I already sourced my new one for 215 dollars delivered from Rob at Red Bank Volvo (an advertiser here). It's on it's way. It needs paint after I get it. I will try to get the install done next weeknd if the painter is done in time ... I will PM you when it's done ... and I was already thinking of shipping it in a tube <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ... I agree, sounds safe and should cost about 6 bucks priority mail anywhere in USA.
 

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I took it in this morning. The price went up to 90 ... thieves. Body shop manager gave me some song and dance about how I must've been confused ... he probably said 75 to install it and 215 for paint. I had to check and make sure I dressed myself properly as he had obviously mistaken me for someone who had freshly fallen off of the turnip truck. I left it with him as I did not have time to agrue. He won't be getting any of my future biz ... cheap lesson learned in my book I guess.<p>Still cheaper that the factory version all in all. Will have it back by Thursday and probably get it installed this weekend.
 
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