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Help. Trying to install spoiler,can I cut away the mounting bolt?
I would just go ahead and use the studs as intended. The trunk is aluminum I believe so you won't see rusting. Just put some paint on the edges to seal them back up and call it good.
Only the hood is Jim.
I wish they'd get us an aluminum rear lid for weight saving as well...
@157db, he's working with a 2010 spoiler here. They're different for sure.
If this thing is light enough and flush all the way around, he can get away with 3M tape without dropping it on someone's windshield, lol.
It would have to have good bonding tape all the way around for it to be safe, like my ducktail is.
Short of that, it's a bad idea and drilling would be the only piece of mind IMO.
I actually just ordered a Trucarbon CF deck lid, it's my second shipment as the hood I ordered was cracked and the deck lid was for the 2010+ model, but the thing weighed maybe 8 pounds. Definitely the way to go if you want to save weight. The stock trunk lid feels heavier than the hood to me! I'm also interested in securing the spoiler as well, as I also ordered the Trucarbon CF GT500 style spoiler as well, and I'd rather not drill through CF. I was planning on using a healthy amount of 3M tape, but I do live on the East coast, and don't know how weather changes would affect the tape.
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