On some vehicles, a wing or spoiler can help increase downforce on the rear of the automobile to extend traction at excessive speeds. On a Toyota Corolla, a entrance-wheel drive car, a traditional spoiler would be counter-productive because it would take downforce away from the drive wheels. That’s why a spoiler on a Corolla is designed for seems, not for performance.
Toyota Corolla Spoiler Installation Instructions
1. Pop the trunk and apply the blue painter’s masking tape along the whole rear section of the trunk lid where you need the spoiler to go. Apply it in all places to minimize damaging the paint.
2. Set the spoiler onto the trunk, then step again and look at the place it sits. Regulate accordingly.
3. Measure the space between the posts that assist the spoiler and the sides of the trunk. Regulate the spoiler so it is centered. Use the tape measure to adjust the spoiler ahead and again on the lid.
4. Trace the perimeter of the spoiler posts onto the blue painter’s tape using the permanent marker. Then carry the spoiler up and measure the space between the side of the spoiler and the threaded insert on the underside where it bolts to the trunk. Transfer that measurement to the trunk lid. Set the spoiler back on the trunk and double examine your measurements, tilting the spoiler up and down to ensure the holes you’re about to drill are in the best spots.
5. Drill the holes in the trunk lid utilizing the drill and metal drill bits. Start off with a small diameter bit corresponding to 1/eight-inch, then step up progressively until you get to one dimension bigger than the bolts that secure the spoiler.
6. Set the spoiler on the trunk lid and have your assistant hold it in place. Raise up the trunk so the spoiler is perpendicular to the automobile and you’ll entry the underside of the lid. Be certain the holes line up correctly.
7. Peel back the painter’s masking tape and take away it from the trunk. Have your assistant hold the spoiler down on the trunk as you carry it up, then thread in the spoiler bolts into the posts utilizing the three/eight-inch ratchet and socket. Ensure all of the bolts are proper before you drive the vehicle.