How To Install Mach 1 Chin Spoiler
99-04 Mustang, 99-01 CobraPosted May 8th, 2008 by TheProfessor
The Mach 1 Chin Spoiler is another must-have mod that will give a more finished look to your 99 to 04 Mustang. In this episode we take you to American Muscle headquarters to show you how to install this part. They have great prices on the Mach 1 Chin Spoiler and their kits include heavy duty hardware unlike other ones.
What You'll Need
Drill and 1/4" Bit
Box wrench and screwdriver
This video is specific to the Ford Mustang (1999-2004) including 99-01 Cobras.
In this episode we are on location at American Muscle's headquarters. We will be installing a Mach 1 Chin Spoiler on one of their employee's Mustangs.
As you can see most Mustangs have that unfinished look going on in the front. With a few easy steps we can give this car a much more aggressive appearance.
Here's the kit you can buy at American Muscle. It includes the spoiler and mounting hardware.
First step is to raise the vehicle on jack stands. Ramps may or may not pose a problem when you go to roll the car off at the end.
Then you want to line up the spoiler and hold it in place using some duct tape. Here's where most people mess up their chin spoiler install. If you want your car to have an authentic Mach 1 appearance make the spoiler flush with the wheel wells like shown here. The front of the spoiler will not be flush with the bumper but that is how the original Mach 1s came from the factory.
The spoiler has mounting holes predrilled. Use these holes as a guide and drill through with a quarter-inch bit. The kit comes with plenty of bolts and locknuts. Use a washer on both ends so the bolts don't rip through the bumper in the event you hit a parking barrier or other obstacle.
Tighten up the hardware and expect it to be harder to turn than usually since these are locknuts. These locknuts will keep the bolts from vibrating loose over time.
Continue installing all of the bolts and note that you won't have room for a bottom washer on the two ends.
If you get sick of turning the bolts by hand use the same drill and a fat screwdriver bit to cut down on some of the work.
Remove the tape. And take a look at your new front end. Here's a before shot in case you forgot. Just remember your front bumper is significantly lower and you'll want to watch out for curbs and those concrete barriers in parking lots.