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Post by graham04 on Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:09 am

How easy or hard is it to fit a genuine spoiler to a standard tailgate? A complete idiot guide would be good.
The question being asked by a complete idiot of course.

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Post by Gar Green on Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:16 am

Easy enough. They come with templates, though you will have to drill into the boot lid. If you open your boot lid you will see 2 black plastic caps by the 3rd brake light, the bolts will line up around here and that is your access point.


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Post by Admin on Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:28 am

It would be interesting to know if the spoilers are fitted to the S on the production line in Hungary or at each countries importers?

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Post by graham04 on Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:16 pm

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Only one central plastic plug, 2 x 10mm dome head nuts with 2 threads protruding from the tail gate, which I assume are attached to the brake light. The wiring looms are the only other removable parts.

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Post by Gar Green on Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:07 pm

I'll grab you a photo when I'm home
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Post by Admin on Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:54 pm

Not on the Vitara but a Grand Vitara you mark the tailgate using the supplied templates, drill the recommended size hole x 2, then there are two locating dowels that you screw into the rear spoiler, add adhesive to the spoiler and locate the dowels into the holes previously drilled, there are no retaining nuts just adhesive

Here is a non genuine Vitara spoiler, the last picture with what I would say is showing one of the two dowels for fitment...

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Post by Rattly on Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:42 pm

Search Suzuki vitara accessories on you tube and there are two videos one on an orange car and one on a grey car, the grey car shows the figment of the spoiler, it needs four holes to be drilled! Here's the link. https://youtu.be/o4J0fNkvW4c
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Post by graham04 on Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:08 pm

Brilliant video of sticking shiny bits on our toys. 52 minutes long language not required, spoiler starts about 46 minutes in . Now I understand why I have no bungs on the tailgate. They come with the kit. Only problem now is..... do I dare take a drill to my car gulp!

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Post by hicky on Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:10 pm

good luck Shocked Wink

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Post by Rattly on Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:11 pm

I'm having same debate, drill or not drill!
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Post by Admin on Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:16 am

Rattly wrote:Search Suzuki vitara accessories on you tube......

My memory is getting worse, I even posted the video cyclops

http://vivavitara.forumotion.co.uk/t76-accessories-install-video

graham04 wrote:....... Only problem now is..... do I dare take a drill to my car gulp!

Rattly wrote:I'm having same debate, drill or not drill!

I have had a rear spoiler for my GV for over 3 years now (the adhesive has even gone out of date  Rolling Eyes ) and the only thing stopping me fitting it is taking a drill to the metal work and as I said before that is only two holes

In the past I have added EGR Rear Dust Guards to the original Vitara, Mk1 Grand Vitara and Jimny's, they are now called Winglet's and like the Dust Guards I have fitted they are a 100% no drill fitment just 3M tape...

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If you click this link below you will see EGR manufacture 2015> Rugged pack skid plates and DRL surrounds etc, perhaps with enough enquiries they would produce if not already in the pipeline a Vitara Winglet?

http://www.egrautomotive.com/decorative.html

I have just sent them a message on behalf of the forum to see if anything is due to be offered

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Post by Rattly on Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:23 am

Thanks Karl, I've had EGR products on GV, always great quality!
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Post by Admin on Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:20 pm

No joy i'm afraid Sad

EGR Europe wrote:Hi Karl,

Thank you for your interest in EGR products. Unfortunately we have no plans for spoiler or winglets. All the Vitara developments were tooling paid by Suzuki Europe and backed by European wide volumes. This product type wasn’t part of the discussions or range.

Without SIE’s tooling and volume commitment there is no way for us to justify the tooling cost (in excess of £50k) and unlikely to meet the minimum annual volume criteria of 3000 units.
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Post by Rattly on Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:43 am

Thanks for trying Karl
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Post by Gar Green on Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:48 pm

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Post by graham04 on Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:02 pm

Good price, shame about the colour.

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Post by Gar Green on Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:12 pm

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These are the bungs
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Post by graham04 on Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:48 pm

Well I took the plunge and drilled some holes. First thing buy new drills, don't grab one that's been used before, a couple of extra quid is worth it for your pride and joy. It was pretty straight forward until I drilled the 20mm holes. A huge moment of panic when I lined up the spoiler to find that there is no way to fit the nuts through these holes. First though, I have drilled them in the wrong place. They are of course sight holes sigh!. Another tip don't press a bung into one of these holes to make sure its the right size. They don't like to come out. A bit fiddly getting the nuts on, I used an extra dab of thread lock, just to be sure.
So if an average idiot can do it then so can you.
I bought the ready painted spoiler from the Suzuki shop for £250 inc P&P. Arrived in 2 days with all the destructions.
Don't forget to hoover up all the small metal fragments and stick some paint on the fresh holes.
I am going to sit in a dark room now to recover.
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Post by Admin on Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:56 pm

Well done that man, two years on and I still have not fitted my Grand Vitara one due to the drilling and that is only two holes for location dowels Embarassed

Anyone looking for a red rear spoiler can grab a bargain here....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292057014824?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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