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Old 01-07-2005, 09:55 AM   #1
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Unhappy Cupped lip spoiler

Guys, I just received the cupped lip spoiler from "The Focus Shop".

I think if you are thinking about buying one of these, you should know what the website does not tell you, the spoiler was not designed for NA front bumper fascias.
It is shipped without instructions or hardware, and has to be trimmed significantly with a knife to fit the car and after the instructions were provided (very quickly by customer support) I would have to say I would not have bought the spoiler. It is clear that it was designed for another purpose. I'll put this up to an ebay-like dissapointment.

Here are their instructions, you decide if this spoiler was made for this car, keep in mind that you have a 1/4"-3/8" lip on the bumper fascia to work with:

You will need to pick up 14 to 16 bolts/nuts or screws,
8/32nds by 1 1/2" . Should you decide to just go with
screws(quicker install), make sure to get agressively threaded
ones. I have done both ways, and screws worked just fine for me.


To install, using a utility knife or a pair of heavy scissors,
you will have to trim the mounting flange in the corners down
to 1 1/2". You must locate the middle/center of the spoiler
flange and match it up with the middles /center of the bumper
valence. If you drop a piece if masking tape from the Ford
grille emblem straight down to the bumper valence, this will
make it easier. Begin installing screws in the center, 4-6"
apart, working your way across the front and around the
corners. A cordless drill works great, or it can be done by
hand. Be sure to insert the screws as far to the rear of the
mounting flange as possible. If you insert the screws to close
to the front of the flange/spoiler face, you risk deforming
the face if the spoiler due to the screw head coming in
contact with the spoiler face as it is screw is snugged.
Before trimming the excess length of the spoiler at the wheel
wells, make 100% sure the spoiler is square across the front.
If the spoiler is toeing in or out in the corners, you will
need to reinstall, finding the center of the mounting flange
correctly. Once the spoiler is square, trim the excess at the
wheel wells and you are done.



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Old 01-07-2005, 02:41 PM   #2
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Well ive read on a diffrant forum that it is acculy a mustang lip so that is why you have to trim it, but I have seen it in person and it looked quite nice installed. It really doesnt sound like much work but i guess you dont even want to give it a try.
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Old 01-07-2005, 03:48 PM   #3
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really....i didnt know that trimming might be nessasary for a direct fit.



that was sarcasm incase you didnt know. but anowho, you should epxpect things like that from ANY aftermarket body part.
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:08 PM   #4
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The guy who owns the focus shop is a moderator here. I have only heard wonderful things about the cup lip to be quite honest. As far as that whole mustang lip thing that was just someone with a vendetta out trying to ruin his business. I'm not gonna mention his name but most people don't think too kindly of him especially after the cheap shot he tried to pull. Personally I don't think that is too much work to do especially for the look it gives you.
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and you know what, it is only $97 bucks or something like that. you get what you pay for. although I guess the website SHOULD say something about the required trimming.
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As far as that whole mustang lip thing that was just someone with a vendetta out trying to ruin his business.
Dont take it there.

It is the mustang lip because its the one ive seen in person and next to a "cup lip" there is no diffrance. And as far as the unamed person goes it was not some kinnda vendetta it was letting people know about it, but the way it was presented may have not been the best means. Im not going to metion anthing else about what was said, if you know what happend dont bring it here.
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Does any of this really matter? I knew when the told me that it needed trimming that it wasn't made for out cars, but I still like it. Gives the front fascia a lower profile. For 70 bucks, would you expect more?
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If it looks like a rat, smells like a rat, and sounds like a rat. It's a rat. I already let out my feelings here about the situation on another thread so your right no need to bring it here. Too long ago anyways.
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If it looks like a rat, smells like a rat, and sounds like a rat. It's a rat. I already let out my feelings here about the situation on another thread so your right no need to bring it here. Too long ago anyways.

I don't know dude. I went to a restaraunt one time and there was this stuff that smelled like chicken, looked like chicken, but turned out to be battered frog legs.
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I don't know dude. I went to a restaraunt one time and there was this stuff that smelled like chicken, looked like chicken, but turned out to be battered frog legs.
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