Ford Mustang V6 and Mustang GT 2005-2014: How to Install Front Lip

A front lip can add an aggressive factor to your Ford Mustang. The installation isn't too difficult and can be done at home.

By Bassem Girgis - September 29, 2015

This article applies to the Ford Mustang V6 and Mustang GT (2005-2014).

The Ford Mustang has a unique, aggressive stance. It's wide, it's low, and it sounds like an absolute beast. There are certain exterior modifications that can make the Mustang even meaner, one of which is a front lip. The front lip attaches to the front bumper and sticks out, giving the front end a more aggressive look. For a simple modification, this piece changes the look of the front of your vehicle. Even though it makes your car look meaner, it also makes it more vulnerable, so be cautious when going over bumps to avoid scratching the front lip.

Materials Needed

  • Jack and jack stands
  • Ratchet
  • Sockets
  • Drill and drill bits

Step 1 – Raise your car

Locate the proper jacking points, raise the front of the car using your jack, and secure it with jack stands.

Figure 1. Proper jacking points.

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Step 2 – Remove undertray

The plastic undertray connects to the bumper, and it is in the way for this installation. Remove the six 8mm bolts holding the front part of the undetray, and then follow by removing the 11 7mm bolts holding the back part of the front undertray. Remove the undertray panel by pulling it back and out.

  • Figure 2. Remove six 8mm bolts.
  • Figure 3. Remove 11 7mm bolts.

Step 3 – Remove factory chin splitter

Remove the two bolts on the wheel well facing forward. Repeat on the other wheel well. Remove the plastic retainers holding the factory chin splitter in place.

  • Figure 4. Remove wheel well bolts.
  • Figure 5. Remove retainers holding factory chin splitter.

Step 4 – Drill necessary holes

Align the factory splitter with the front lip that you got. Drill the necessary holes in the factory splitter to align it with the front lip.

Figure 6. Drill the necessary holes.

Step 5 – Install the front lip

Align the front lip with the factory splitter and install them. Bolt them together and install the plastic retainers back that holds the splitter in place. Use the push pins that came with your front lip to hold the splitter and the lip together. Install the wheel well bolts. Finally, install the underside back in place and bolt them in.

Figure 7. Install push pins to hold the splitter with the front lip.

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