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      09-21-2012 03:57 PM #26
      I paid 100 bucks for mine to be installed at my local body shop

    2. 09-24-2012 01:43 PM #27
      Going to go the opposite way with this. Has anyone deleted the spoiler from a Turbo Model? Ultimately I'd like to see VW incorporate a spoiler that raises and lowers (ala Porsche).

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      09-24-2012 04:30 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo G View Post
      Going to go the opposite way with this. Has anyone deleted the spoiler from a Turbo Model? Ultimately I'd like to see VW incorporate a spoiler that raises and lowers (ala Porsche).
      Sure can delete it, just have to buy a new hatch for it since it will have holes in it

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      09-24-2012 10:38 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo G View Post
      Going to go the opposite way with this. Has anyone deleted the spoiler from a Turbo Model? Ultimately I'd like to see VW incorporate a spoiler that raises and lowers (ala Porsche).
      Someone may be willing to trade you rear hatches. I know that's what BryceCube did. He purchased a non-turbo and switched out the rear hatch for a turbo one (hatch and spoiler). So now he just has his original hatch in the basement collecting spider-webs...

      Some people dont like the spoiler idea (especially on a Beetle)... It took a while, but it finally grew on me.
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      09-25-2012 10:30 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by jwcardy View Post
      same here...we have had ours on for a couple of months...very easy and straight forward install...looks awesome.
      -wes
      Wes,

      Did you install yourself? If so, did you have any issues removing the plastic interior trim piece? No broken clips I assume...
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      09-27-2012 12:40 PM #31
      Everyone here has stated that the install of the spoiler was easy, however, most if not all mentioned that they had the spoiler installed. Has anyone going to the trouble of installing them self?
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      09-27-2012 12:45 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Cadenza_7o View Post
      Get the Mercedes racing team behind it, they can make anything fly...





      Still believe in German the Hermann Engineering???

      Still feel Mobil 1 really won on that Spoiler decal. Free advertisement for life with that photo.

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      09-27-2012 08:33 PM #33
      ... and, back to my question...
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      09-28-2012 06:13 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      ... and, back to my question...
      I wouldn't do it, just because the panel that covers the hatch is one major pain is the butt to reinstall, I know i had to do it twice.

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      09-28-2012 07:56 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by jpitzer4 View Post
      I wouldn't do it, just because the panel that covers the hatch is one major pain is the butt to reinstall, I know i had to do it twice.
      I know. My buddy had his installed at the dealer and they broke a clip on his panel. That's why I'm asking if anyone here did it. so I can learn...

      I've done some car work in the past. I may consider doing it. The trick is knowing the procedure for removing the panel...
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      09-29-2012 06:17 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      I know. My buddy had his installed at the dealer and they broke a clip on his panel. That's why I'm asking if anyone here did it. so I can learn...

      I've done some car work in the past. I may consider doing it. The trick is knowing the procedure for removing the panel...
      Actually removing it isn't the problem, reinstalling it is, The panel is in 2 pieces, the upper and lower, you only need to remove the lower section. when you reinstall it, you install the top of the lower section, you will see how it goes together, it fits inside the upper panel, now comes the tricky part, you must FIRST get the LARGE bayonets to go in first, they are on the bottom of the panel, then you need to work around the door making sure the smaller ones go in their slots, then you can just use your hand to drive them into the openings, meaning a good smack will engage them. can be done by yourself, but I would recommend 2 people. Hope this helps

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      09-29-2012 08:17 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      I know. My buddy had his installed at the dealer and they broke a clip on his panel. That's why I'm asking if anyone here did it. so I can learn...

      I've done some car work in the past. I may consider doing it. The trick is knowing the procedure for removing the panel...
      If the Beetle is anything like the MKV or MKVI. Then you will be fine the only people that break stuff are normally rushing or don't care. I have taken a couple of these off. They are normally plastic with metal clips. So as long as you don't do this with cold plastic, and you take your time you will be fine.
      MKV int. trim cover

      The clips you should come across


      O and there will be screws on the panel so don't forget those lol seen some fails around that

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      09-29-2012 08:36 PM #38
      Yeah, noticed the screws in the grab pockets. I may just try to do myself.

      I think the mechanic either snapped or bent one of the clips on my buddies while re-installing.

      Thanks for the info guys.
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      10-01-2012 08:15 PM #39
      I just received my PURE custom two-tone painted spoiler from CARiD. It looks great! It was packaged very well. I was a little worried as almost everything I receive shipped by UPS that is larger than a bread box comes damaged. No way. This thing was wrapped like a mummy.

      It also arrived fairly fast as this was a custom order (about a week).

      My car is currently at the body shop, so I'll see if they have time to squeeze this in. Otherwise, I will attempt myself.



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      10-02-2012 04:59 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      I just received my PURE custom two-tone painted spoiler from CARiD. It looks great! It was packaged very well. I was a little worried as almost everything I receive shipped by UPS that is larger than a bread box comes damaged. No way. This thing was wrapped like a mummy.

      It also arrived fairly fast as this was a custom order (about a week).

      My car is currently at the body shop, so I'll see if they have time to squeeze this in. Otherwise, I will attempt myself.



      Looks good,

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      10-02-2012 01:10 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by jpitzer4 View Post
      Looks good,
      Thanks... Can't wait to see it on the car!!!
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      10-03-2012 12:09 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      Yeah, noticed the screws in the grab pockets. I may just try to do myself.

      I think the mechanic either snapped or bent one of the clips on my buddies while re-installing.

      Thanks for the info guys.
      When I had a MKV I broke one. What happens is the plastic breaks around the area that the clip slides in. So it will not longer be of any use but lets be honest you can get by with 1 clip not installed after it is screwed back in. Just don't do it when the plastic is cold and you should be fine man.

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      10-15-2012 02:46 PM #43
      Looks GREAT! We bought my wife a yellow 2.5 and she wants the spoiler...so it's going to be an Xmas gift. Did you have to request the 2-tone paint? I think I'm best off giving them a call to make sure it gets done in 2-tone and not all yellow.

      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      I just received my PURE custom two-tone painted spoiler from CARiD. It looks great! It was packaged very well. I was a little worried as almost everything I receive shipped by UPS that is larger than a bread box comes damaged. No way. This thing was wrapped like a mummy.

      It also arrived fairly fast as this was a custom order (about a week).

      My car is currently at the body shop, so I'll see if they have time to squeeze this in. Otherwise, I will attempt myself.



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      10-16-2012 08:15 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by dallascajun View Post
      Looks GREAT! We bought my wife a yellow 2.5 and she wants the spoiler...so it's going to be an Xmas gift. Did you have to request the 2-tone paint? I think I'm best off giving them a call to make sure it gets done in 2-tone and not all yellow.
      Yes. Special request. Custom job. Extra cost. But apparently they do it on a regular basis. I'm quite happy with the results.

      Hopefully I will tackle the install this weekend.
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      10-16-2012 09:56 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      Yes. Special request. Custom job. Extra cost. But apparently they do it on a regular basis. I'm quite happy with the results.

      Hopefully I will tackle the install this weekend.
      Thanks. Let us know how the install goes. This is something that I would probably like to do myself, but she is a little less enthusiastic about me taking her car apart...
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      10-18-2012 10:29 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      Yes. Special request. Custom job. Extra cost. But apparently they do it on a regular basis. I'm quite happy with the results.

      Hopefully I will tackle the install this weekend.
      Good to hear I just was checking back to see if you did this and was like what the heck. Good luck with the install.

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      10-21-2012 09:10 PM #47
      Here are some pics after the install....



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      10-21-2012 10:34 PM #48
      You can find the install process here....

      https://picasaweb.google.com/1161401...eat=directlink

      Please note; all install information was not documented as many of the steps are outlined in the supplied instructions. What I attempted to include here were the specific steps where they pertain to our vehicles (2012 VW Beetle).
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      10-21-2012 11:34 PM #49
      Looks Good

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      10-22-2012 05:04 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      here are some pics after the install....



      looks great,

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