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Removing Front Bumper on an '08 SGT to mount an APR Carbon Fiber Wind Splitter


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Hi there gang,

 

I just purchased an APR Carbon Fiber Chin Splitter for my 2008 SGT. The proper way to install this piece is to remove the front bumper and then set it down and clamp it onto the chin splitter. You then use the existing bottom bolt holes to mark the chin splitter for drilling and then you attach with the manufacturer provided stainless steels buts & bolts, etc. (see attached pics).

 

I was hoping someone may have an electronic copy of a pdf diagram showing a blow up of the necessary bolts and which order to remove. I am not sure how heavy the front bumper is and if this is a one man operation for the majority and then once i have the bolts removed I can get a friend to assist in lifting the bumper off and away from the vehicle. I can see that there are two bolts on the top that hold the two pieces of the bumper to the radiator frame. But not sure about the rest.

 

I do have a shop that said they would install for me and they are pretty clean but I am always leery of having work done on my SGT just to see that something else was scratched or damaged in the process. Like where the bumper meets the front fenders, etc. It has happened so many times before.

 

Thanks for any assistance - very much appreciated! Dana

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Are you talking about removing the front fascia? I believe that's what you are referring to, so on that premise i suggest a quick visit to the Edelbrock website.

Once there, download the PDF instructions for installing the E-Force supercharger for your year/model. There are excellent detailed instructions and pictures

for performing fascia removal.

 

Good luck!

 

Sam

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Hi there - APR already has a template made up and I received the splitter within one week of ordering it. As for those supports, I am not sure what they are attaching to. I think those two vehicles must have them going through the bottom of the plastic fascia. I am assuming that the owners placed some type of metal support bracket on the inside for them to securely fasten to? Otherwise I could see it just pulling through the plastic fascia eventually.

 

I am not going to use those support brackets. After speaking with Peter of APR extensively about it he said that unless I am truly racing my SGT at high speeds which would create quite a downward drag or pull on that splitter - then I don't have to worry about it. Other customers have done the same with no issues. I am not racing my SGT at high speeds. He had a customer with a Roush that did the same (see pics).

 

Thanks to all that have provided me with links to pdf's and exploded views! That is exactly what I was looking for!! I knew you guys would come through for me. What a great group we have here. Dana

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Right on FordRocks1! I am already aware of that chance. In my little town of Walla Walla, WA I know which streets and entrances I can traverse and which ones I cannot. But thanks for the heads up! Gang, now I am thinking about installing those stainless support brackets after all!

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