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Old 11-20-2011, 07:46 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by 157dB View Post
They dont 'pull out'. they THREAD out.
Remember... Righty tighty, lefty loosie...
definitely DO NOT THREAD OUT.

Look how I found out..

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Old 11-23-2011, 10:37 AM   #12
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Opps, you must have a model earlier/later than 07...
Is that a GT500 spoiler?
I though we were dealing with a GT spoiler here...
Heat the studs up with the propane torch and pull them out.

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Old 11-24-2011, 12:44 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by asoka05 View Post
definitely DO NOT THREAD OUT.

Look how I found out..

not to be a jerk, but here i go. why would u use pliers directly on the threads? use the double nut technique and not ruin anything. i know u weren't planning on using them anyway, but C'mon Man.
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:34 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by JimC View Post
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.
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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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Old 11-22-2012, 09:44 AM   #16
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Bolt it down, the 3M tapes works awesome, but the studs and nuts actually hold it down.
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