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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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      10-22-2012 10:45 AM #51
      Congrats now you look like a turbo a little bit more lol jk. It looks good hope your happy with it bud.

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      10-22-2012 12:24 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by LEBlackRob View Post
      Congrats now you look like a turbo a little bit more lol jk. It looks good hope your happy with it bud.
      ...and even w/BiXenon/LED headlamps.

      But one thing, you can't get the turbo in yellow.

      And, I didn't want a turbo.
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      10-22-2012 05:21 PM #53
      The truck just dropped off my wife's 2013 Beetle TDI this morning.

      I think I'll have to order one of these spoilers...

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      01-26-2013 10:02 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      Here are some pics after the install....



      Does the drill is needed ,or just the tape Will work just fine?

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      01-26-2013 04:12 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      Here are some pics after the install....



      Looks fantastic...it's a one-of-a-kind now!
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      01-26-2013 08:29 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by drunken View Post
      Does the drill is needed ,or just the tape Will work just fine?
      If you mean did I need to drill into the trunk of my beetle and bolt on the spoiler or can it simply be held on with some type of tape.

      It will need to be bolted on. The spoiler is made of fiberglass and has some weight. So much so, that I strongly recommend upgrading your struts to the ones used on the Turbo.

      Quote Originally Posted by NickSarazen View Post
      Looks fantastic...it's a one-of-a-kind now!
      Just wait to see what I do next!!!
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      01-26-2013 08:33 PM #57
      Just a heads up: The JSK or JSP brand of spoiler on CarId.com is not good at all. I ordered one and it came all scratched up with globs, fish eyes orange peel and edges with thin paint. They sent me a replacement and promised it would be perfect. It was not as scratched but the paint flaws were still there. Plus my body shop said it had been wet sanded and buffed so much he couldnt fix it without repainting. Fearing if he started buffing it it would reveal thin spots. Body shop is working on getting me an oem spoiler but if its to expencive I will just live with my spoilerless TDI.

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      01-27-2013 11:42 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by MelindaJBZ View Post
      Just a heads up: The JSK or JSP brand of spoiler on CarId.com is not good at all. I ordered one and it came all scratched up with globs, fish eyes orange peel and edges with thin paint. They sent me a replacement and promised it would be perfect. It was not as scratched but the paint flaws were still there. Plus my body shop said it had been wet sanded and buffed so much he couldnt fix it without repainting. Fearing if he started buffing it it would reveal thin spots. Body shop is working on getting me an oem spoiler but if its to expencive I will just live with my spoilerless TDI.
      The brand I purchased (closest to OEM) was the PURE® - Factory Style Rear Spoiler. The paint job was great! No issues. The good thing about CARiD is that they will make it right if there are any issues. I guess if I experienced issues with the JSP, I would consider a different brand of spoiler. CARiD does not manufacture the spoilers. They deal w/a number of manufacturers.

      The best price I got on an OEM spoiler was just around $500. But it still needs to be primed and painted. By the time you are done, it will cost at least $700. I already looked into it.
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      01-27-2013 11:55 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      The brand I purchased (closest to OEM) was the PURE® - Factory Style Rear Spoiler. The paint job was great! No issues. The good thing about CARiD is that they will make it right if there are any issues. I guess if I experienced issues with the JSP, I would consider a different brand of spoiler. CARiD does not manufacture the spoilers. They deal w/a number of manufacturers.

      The best price I got on an OEM spoiler was just around $500. But it still needs to be primed and painted. By the time you are done, it will cost at least $700. I already looked into it.
      Yea, so did I that is why I went with the Pure spoiler also, I just didn't have them 2 tone it when I ordered it.

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      01-27-2013 12:19 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      I strongly recommend upgrading your struts to the ones used on the Turbo.



      Just wait to see what I do next!!!

      are you having issues with the hatch stayin up? we had the saame spoiler on our 2.5 for almost 9 months before we traded it in. never had any issues with the hatch struts.

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      01-27-2013 04:07 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by jwcardy View Post
      are you having issues with the hatch stayin up? we had the saame spoiler on our 2.5 for almost 9 months before we traded it in. never had any issues with the hatch struts.
      No issues thus far. Still w/the original hatch struts. Though I can tell a difference. I wouldn't want to be under the hatch in a wind storm. I will likely wait 'til they appear to be no longer working before I replace. The turbos w/the spoiler already have a bit of a beefier set of struts.

      Just noting the weight so no one thinks that it can simply be attached w/industrial tape (at least I wouldn't go there).
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      01-28-2013 12:42 PM #62
      We had a 2010 with vw spoiler, 2008 with vw spoiler, they were all problematic due to the weight of the spoiler, but the new design of the back hatch being much larger and suspended differently, and not the automatic opening, popping up with the key, i think you will be ok, larger struts would prob be better, but if it works it works

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      01-28-2013 01:34 PM #63
      OEM spoiler is $764 not painted. I think I will try the Pure brand next. I am very picky so those of you with Pure brand spoilers did you see dust in the paint, thin spots or globs?

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      01-28-2013 06:54 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by MelindaJBZ View Post
      OEM spoiler is $764 not painted. I think I will try the Pure brand next. I am very picky so those of you with Pure brand spoilers did you see dust in the paint, thin spots or globs?
      Nope, looked great to me, have had it on the car for about 5 months now

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      01-28-2013 07:28 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by MelindaJBZ View Post
      OEM spoiler is $764 not painted. I think I will try the Pure brand next. I am very picky so those of you with Pure brand spoilers did you see dust in the paint, thin spots or globs?
      As I mentioned you can get the OEM spoiler unpainted for about $500 (not from the dealer, don't be silly). After painting, it will come to about $700.

      Did not experience any issues w/Pure, however, it couldn't hurt to let CARiD know of your concern and that you had a bad experience w/a previous brand they sold you. You may need to speak w/someone over the phone to ensure you are taken care of. See my earlier posts (above) to see the quality.
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      01-28-2013 07:37 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by MelindaJBZ View Post
      OEM spoiler is $764 not painted. I think I will try the Pure brand next. I am very picky so those of you with Pure brand spoilers did you see dust in the paint, thin spots or globs?
      Melinda,

      Another thing you can do is to purchase any of the spoilers from CARiD unpainted (less expensive) then have your favorite shop paint it exactly how you like it. They may even be able to install it for you (which is a bit of work removing and reinstalling of the interior panels). See my install post:

      https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...25146413773697
      Last edited by the beet; 02-02-2013 at 05:52 PM.
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    32. 06-10-2013 03:32 PM #67
      I see its been a while since u got the spoiler now.
      How's the PURE doing so far?

      did it have any issues with how the trunk has that curved lip where the glass meets the body?

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      06-10-2013 03:58 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by etromic View Post
      I see its been a while since u got the spoiler now.
      How's the PURE doing so far?

      did it have any issues with how the trunk has that curved lip where the glass meets the body?
      It looks pretty good. It was slightly warped and we didn't notice till it was installed. You really have to look to see the difference between the sides. The paint was better than the other brand but not perfect. IMHO if you are a perfectionist don't get any of the aftermarket spoilers just get a OEM and have it painted by a reputable bodyshop. Yes it will cost like 4x more but it will be more likely to be done right.

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      06-11-2013 10:34 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by jpitzer4 View Post
      I bought it from Carid, had it painted to match and had installed by my body shop looks good just like the turbo spoiler



      right click on the ? mark to see picture
      Look very nice! Only the Turbo Spoiler is two Tone with Black on top and red on the bottom.

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      06-11-2013 10:59 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by IndyTTom View Post
      Look very nice! Only the Turbo Spoiler is two Tone with Black on top and red on the bottom.
      Yes but convertibles seem to flip colors. I don't know why.
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