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slidr Mar 2, 2:01am - #115201 

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New TRD Spoiler...

Well, I got my new and painted TRD spoiler in the mail today from some guy I bought it online from. Was looking at it, and it came with the 3rd brake light, which he didn't mention. Oh well, I guess I saved myself some money.

I was also looking through the instructions and there is a lot more than I thought I would have to do to install it. Seems I've gotta drill some more holes in the trunk, and then rust proof them, and then paint them (don't see the point in painting the holes if they are gonna be covered up), and then do a whole lotta other shit too. I'm not gonna go to class tomorrow for this reason, so I'll have some pics up early tomorrow morning of the before and after pics of the car, that is if I don't fuck things up too bad.

I scanned the install guide, but that was before I found it online, so I guess I won't post it. But I will provide pics of the finished product.

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Stephen Mar 2, 2:05am - #115202 
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Congrats on the spoiler thumbsup If you think you can install in successfully then go for it...otherwise, take it to a pro. Just take your time and don't fuck it up smile
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v3n0m Mar 2, 2:07am - #115203 

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Yeah, what Stephen said. If you don't feel comfortable, take it to a pro.
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slidr Mar 2, 2:10am - #115204 

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Originally Posted by Stephen
Congrats on the spoiler thumbsup If you think you can install in successfully then go for it...otherwise, take it to a pro. Just take your time and don't fuck it up smile
Well, it comes with some sort of cardboard piece so I can line up the holes with it, and drill the new holes I need. I don't think I will fuck it up, but if you knew me...

I took off the stock spoiler this weekend, and lost one of the nuts in the lining of the trunk somewhere. Havn't found it yet, and probably never will. I'm cursed. spineyes

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v3n0m Mar 2, 2:13am - #115205 

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lol, that's nothing. when i installed my apr spoiler one of the old nutts fell down on the rear hatch's frame & it's been rolling around since them. it's impossible to get it out, so i dont bother trying to get it out
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slidr Mar 2, 2:16am - #115206 

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Originally Posted by v3n0m

lol, that's nothing. when i installed my apr spoiler one of the old nutts fell down on the rear hatch's frame & it's been rolling around since them. it's impossible to get it out, so i dont bother trying to get it out
That's what I meant, inside of the trunk lining as in, inside of the trunk frame.
rofl

I tried to shake mine out, but it never fell out, and it doesn't rattle anymore, so it must be stuck somewhere. rofl

EDIT: Whoops, and by trunk, I mean hatch. wink

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Stephen Mar 2, 2:16am - #115207 
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Yep, when I put on my TYC tailights one of the bolts holding the stock lights on fell down into god knows where and I'll sure as hell never see it again. spineyes
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Johnny178 Mar 2, 2:20am - #115208 

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Can you scan the template and post it?? PLEASE
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slidr Mar 2, 2:24am - #115209 

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Originally Posted by Johnny178
Can you scan the template and post it?? PLEASE
Sure, but the only thing I grabbed before I went to work (where I am right now) was the install guide.

I can bring it and scan it tomorrow if you like.
They also say to copy the template, and use the copies as a guide because they only send you one template, and you need two of them (one for each side). But I assume that you could do one side at a time?

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slidr Mar 2, 2:25am - #115210 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by Johnny178
Can you scan the template and post it?? PLEASE
Sure, but the only thing I grabbed before I went to work (where I am right now) was the install guide.

I can bring it and scan it tomorrow if you like.
They also say to copy the template, and use the copies as a guide because they only send you one template, and you need two of them (one for each side). But I assume that you could do one side at a time?
If you would like some copies of the template, I could make some copies to scale and mail them to you, free of charge of course. happywink

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Johnny178 Mar 2, 2:26am - #115211 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by slidr
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Can you scan the template and post it?? PLEASE
Sure, but the only thing I grabbed before I went to work (where I am right now) was the install guide.

I can bring it and scan it tomorrow if you like.
They also say to copy the template, and use the copies as a guide because they only send you one template, and you need two of them (one for each side). But I assume that you could do one side at a time?
If you would like some copies of the template, I could make some copies to scale and mail them to you, free of charge of course. happywink


That would be great!!! thumbsup PM me and Let me know what ytou need from me!
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slidr Mar 2, 2:32am - #115212 

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Originally Posted by Johnny178
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by Johnny178
Can you scan the template and post it?? PLEASE
Sure, but the only thing I grabbed before I went to work (where I am right now) was the install guide.

I can bring it and scan it tomorrow if you like.
They also say to copy the template, and use the copies as a guide because they only send you one template, and you need two of them (one for each side). But I assume that you could do one side at a time?
If you would like some copies of the template, I could make some copies to scale and mail them to you, free of charge of course. happywink


That would be great!!! thumbsup PM me and Let me know what ytou need from me!
YGPM.

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Johnny178 Mar 2, 2:34am - #115213 

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Thanks a bunch, much appreaciated
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slidr Mar 2, 2:34am - #115214 

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Anyone else?

Also, before I mail it, I will try to scan it and post it online, and see if it will print out the same size as it was when I scanned it.

If that works then anyone can print it out whenever they like.

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slidr Mar 2, 2:37am - #115215 

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Sorry for the multiple posts, but when I get home, I will gather all of the other paper guides and such that came in the box, and scan them tomorrow and post them. This way, anyone who bought a spoiler that didn't have all of the paper work with it will be able to install it and troubleshoot any problems they may have.

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slidr Mar 3, 1:40am - #115216 

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Well, didn't get around to installing the TRD spoiler yet, cause when I got home last night, I realized that I didn't have any 12mm or 14mm drill bits.

Went to the Homo Depot today to look for some 12 and 14mm drill bits, and drill bits generally come indentified by fractions, but I noticed that on the drill bit package, the metric conversions were shit like 12.3mm and 14.4mm.

Will those bits work, or do they actually have bits that equal 12mm and 14mm exactly?

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celica2nv Mar 3, 1:44am - #115217 

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congrats...i jusut got replica one from spoiler depot and somebody else on the site installed hi perfectly he als had to drill a wwhole for the third brek light...my question is do you have to rust proof it and paint it like you said...nybody know? thanks in advance thumbsup
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slidr Mar 3, 1:46am - #115218 

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Originally Posted by celica2nv
congrats...i jusut got replica one from spoiler depot and somebody else on the site installed hi perfectly he als had to drill a wwhole for the third brek light...my question is do you have to rust proof it and paint it like you said...nybody know? thanks in advance thumbsup
You don't have to, but it would be wise considering that once rust infects an area, it tends to spread.

I got a can of some rustproofing spray that I'm gonna spray on the holes once I drill them. I'm not going to touch the holes up with touch-up paint though, like it states to do. I think rust proofing them will be good enough.

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CeLlYgT04 Mar 3, 1:48am - #115219 

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Can't wait to see some pics! thumbsup
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Originally Posted by slidr
Well, didn't get around to installing the TRD spoiler yet, cause when I got home last night, I realized that I didn't have any 12mm or 14mm drill bits.

Went to the Homo Depot today to look for some 12 and 14mm drill bits, and drill bits generally come indentified by fractions, but I noticed that on the drill bit package, the metric conversions were shit like 12.3mm and 14.4mm.

Will those bits work, or do they actually have bits that equal 12mm and 14mm exactly?

^^ Anybody know? frown

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slidr Mar 3, 3:54am - #115221 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by slidr
Well, didn't get around to installing the TRD spoiler yet, cause when I got home last night, I realized that I didn't have any 12mm or 14mm drill bits.

Went to the Homo Depot today to look for some 12 and 14mm drill bits, and drill bits generally come indentified by fractions, but I noticed that on the drill bit package, the metric conversions were shit like 12.3mm and 14.4mm.

Will those bits work, or do they actually have bits that equal 12mm and 14mm exactly?

^^ Anybody know? frown
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Need to buy the bolts when I get off of work in a few hours. Anyone know?

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v3n0m Mar 3, 4:43am - #115222 

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they should have 12 & 14 mm drill bits. did you try going to another place? they sell 12 & 14mm rachets, so why not drill bits happywink
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
they should have 12 & 14 mm drill bits. did you try going to another place? they sell 12 & 14mm rachets, so why not drill bits happywink
Well, I sent my dad shopping for them since I'm at work, and he said that all they have are drill bits rated by fractions, and they are also translated into millimeters, but they do not convert to exact millimeters, but rather numbers like 12.3mm and 14.4mm.

I talked to one of my friend tonight, and he said it should be ok, because a fraction of a millimeter isn't all that much.

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celicatalbot Mar 3, 5:03am - #115224 
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Good luck with the install

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CelicaRacer05 Mar 3, 5:53am - #115225 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by v3n0m
they should have 12 & 14 mm drill bits. did you try going to another place? they sell 12 & 14mm rachets, so why not drill bits happywink
Well, I sent my dad shopping for them since I'm at work, and he said that all they have are drill bits rated by fractions, and they are also translated into millimeters, but they do not convert to exact millimeters, but rather numbers like 12.3mm and 14.4mm.

I talked to one of my friend tonight, and he said it should be ok, because a fraction of a millimeter isn't all that much.


and you could grab some washers to throw between the head and the inside of the hatch, and from the spoiler... just paint them and put them in, use some of the rustolium...
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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by v3n0m
they should have 12 & 14 mm drill bits. did you try going to another place? they sell 12 & 14mm rachets, so why not drill bits happywink
Well, I sent my dad shopping for them since I'm at work, and he said that all they have are drill bits rated by fractions, and they are also translated into millimeters, but they do not convert to exact millimeters, but rather numbers like 12.3mm and 14.4mm.

I talked to one of my friend tonight, and he said it should be ok, because a fraction of a millimeter isn't all that much.


and you could grab some washers to throw between the head and the inside of the hatch, and from the spoiler... just paint them and put them in, use some of the rustolium...
I bought the drill bits today, and that's what the guy said I could do, just throw some washers on. I don't get how that would fix it though? confused

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Originally Posted by v3n0m
Yeah, what Stephen said. If you don't feel comfortable, take it to a pro.


try it, if you screw up, then take it to a shop
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Originally Posted by beans
Originally Posted by v3n0m
Yeah, what Stephen said. If you don't feel comfortable, take it to a pro.


try it, if you screw up, then take it to a shop
Well the only thing I could possibly screw up is the drilling of the new holes. If I fuck that up, I'm pretty much fucked.

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slidr Mar 5, 5:30am - #115229 

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Has anyone ever done this install before? I'm now questioning the fact that you have to run the wire through the hatch. Anyone verify where the high mount brake light for the spoiler gets plugged in??? frown cry wave cool

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Bump.

Gonna install in like 30 mins, and need some feedback if there is any.

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slidr Mar 6, 2:36am - #115231 

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TTT

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Anyone have any tips for drilling the holes in the trunk?

Mine turn out fucked up, and I have to file them down for a half hour, and even then they still don't look good. rofl

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v3n0m Mar 6, 11:28am - #115233 

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the hole's are gonna be covered, no one's gonna look at them happywink You still havent installed it confused damn dude, what's taking you so long. you just gotta drill the extra hole for the cable & hook it up.
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Johnny178 Mar 7, 3:28am - #115234 

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did you finish the install yet????
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