Use 3M tape and don't over-tighten the bolts: https://www.civicx.com/forum/threads/type-r-wing.21900/post-639198Hey guys,
So I recently bought my wing from ABS dynamics and installed it myself, used blue loctite to hold it down and weather stripping between ALL parts too. However after 30 minutes of driving on a highway near Toronto, Ontario, both winglets bolts completely ripped through the base mount and broke the plastic instantly. Good news is that ABS agreed to give me a new one which I was shocked about to begin with, but I wanted to learn more and see where I went wrong in my installation in order not to screw up for a second time.
First time I didn't use the black stabilizers provided so will definitely be using those this time around to help secure it down. And it seems like most guys used 3M tape between all parts so I will do that as well, but I wanted to see if anyone had any other advise on how to keep the base mount and winglet together during high speed drives.
Thanks, all of your cars look amazing!
The stabilizer bars on the back are interesting, can't decide whether or not I like them
Do they help a lot with the flex?
I got inspired by this thread. I've had this Mugen replica spoiler on my 9th gen civic for the last 7 years. I've always had the spoiler wobble at 100km/hr + or anytime I hit a bump. I bought APR performance tie rods and basically did the same steps. There is now no more spoiler wobble!Yeah they’re definitely an acquired taste looks wise but they help a ton with stabilizing the wing and there’s essentially zero flex or bouncing at high speeds so it ended up being worth it for me.
Hey Green, for what it's worth expect your highway mpg to drop about 15/20 mpg. I used to get 45 on the turnpike and now at I'm about 27. ONE TIME I got 40 for like a hundred miles, but it was a fluke from the wind or something. The other big thing is this does wobble. The center piece on the oem is fiberglass and this is abs plastic which is much weaker. I'm not scared about the bolts giving at any point they're loctited (taut?) down. But around traffic especially going 60+ you'll notice the flex in the middle of it. Knowing what i know after installing I'd just buy the oem and get it painted. This is a major spoiler getting impacted by brutal wind, you don't want this breaking off and hurting someone. It looks great though! But if i don't replace it before that day comes I'm really gonna beat myself up over it. Abs says the normal wing does this but I've compared the center pieces... They're trying to sell products remember that. Don't cheap out on this, even if you have to respray.does the wing affect the car any at higher speeds? still love to get one but would hate it if it made the car a bit unstable at high speed