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Old 01-19-2011, 12:58 AM
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DIY Duckbill Spoiler install

DISCLAIMER... YOU KNOW... ATTEMPT AT YOUR OWN RISK... ITS NOT MY NOR FITFREAKS FAULT IF YOU RUIN YOUR CAR.

I haven't seen a DIY for this yet and I know I could've used this when i did it, but luckily i saw VINNYMAC had the same one so he helped me, now I'm helping you.

This is for those who have ordered or thought about ordering a Duckbill style wing like N1Concepts CF duckbill, or kenken spoon replica (which are really very similar from what i can tell) or any other for that matter.

A lot of ppl are deterred by the fact that they dont use the OEM hole locations and therefore avoid this easy inexpensive mod. With all mods there are always some customer fabrication to make things work and that's what makes it fun. You learn more about your car that way too.

Any way I did this mod and took some pics to show others where to drill and how to make this a very easy install that might take you an hour if you take your time and have all the parts necessary.

Tools needed/recommended:
-Flat head screwdriver (to remove cover to access OEM spoiler bolts on top)
-10mm socket (duh its a honda)
-power drill of choice
-1/4" drill bit or unibit with multiple step sizes
-nuts to fit on bolts of new wing if they didn't come with it
-5 plugs from lowes in the hardware section in the the "automotive" drawer of plugs
-Locktite glass glue next to the spray paint usually? or some type of water sealant for you plugs and oem holes unless you like water inside your car
-3m doublesided tape, for cushion and adhesion

Okay so onto the project:
First you'll take off your stock wing by using the flathead to remove the two covers on top of the wing. Then you remove the two 10mm bolts and the wing is only held in place with 3 posts that arent bolted down so just pull straight up.

Now is when you will drill your top holes for the bolts.
If you hold your wing up in place you will notice that the bolts on it are just a smidge more narrow than the oem holes.
You'll want to drill your new holes about 1/2" closer to the body and 1/16" in from the oem holes, sorry my paint skills suck
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then you will have to drill some access holes on the opposits side of the hatch to put your nuts on. use a unibit or something big enough to get a ratchet in there or like me just do a hand tighten
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Now you should test fit the wing and see how it lines up and also may need to bore out the holes for better fitment.

once you know the wing is how you like it, remove it so you can cover the holes. all 5 of them. I used plugs and some glass glue on top of that. you can do whatever you like here
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once that dries you can add some 4-6" strips of ds tape between each oem hole for cushion and extra adhesion. I had to double apply the tape so it would make contact with the underside of the wing

Now just put your wind back on and open the hatch and put your nuts on to secure the wing. It might help to take out the rubber grommets so you can have two angles to approach the bolts from. Like i said earlier i just hand tightened mine and its not budging.

Your all done
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Feel free to ask about any details i might have not explained well or add to this if you have had success with other options.
 
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:41 AM
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Great! Thanks for the diy!
 
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:04 PM
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Yeah, thanks man, I was wondering how the hell you put on of those on.
 
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:54 PM
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Hey man, that weather strip front lip is SICK! I've never seen anything like that! Do you have a DIY somewhere for that?

BTW: Bad ass DIY for the duckbill I've had mine chillin for a long time, been too scared to try it myself thank you very much for this. I'll be installing ASAP. Rep+ to you my friend!
 
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:42 PM
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Yeah I did my lip from a diy I found on here somewhere. Its a weatherstrip for the garage door. $13 at home depot and some self tapping screw that's about it
 
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:37 PM
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very nice DIY, I should have made one when I installed mine. One thing I did that was very handy was used painters tape and masked off where I would be drilling on both sides. It made it possible to make measurements and markings so there would be no mistakes and when yo drill it helps protect teh paint from the metal shavings.

Thats kind of weird though I dint have to make access holes for the bolts. I have an authentic Spoon Duckbill spoiler
 

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Old 02-11-2011, 06:03 PM
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Yeah a more experianced person woulda known to tape and measure but mine was more trial and error, but it turned out great. I woulda taken more pics but I was in the zone and forgot
 
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:51 PM
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hahaha we eyeballed it instead of using tape.. that's actually fairly smart thing to do. that way you get the proper lineup where the nut goes in
 
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nice job, thats spoiler looks great.
 
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:14 PM
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Ok, I have turned this site upside down looking for that weatherstrip front lip DIY to no avail. ryanroland, Do u have a link for that somewhere?
 
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by cr4zy3lgato View Post
yup that's the one! sorry I didn't have that link handy and I couldn't remember where I found it either.
 
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:07 AM
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Thanks guys.
 
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:11 PM
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!!!

I want! The duck bill jut chains the whole look of the fit! Good write up!
 
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First time poster here, and a duckbill is on my list of mods to do. I do have a question about the duckbill, does it interfere with the antennae? Can you open your hatch all the way without it running into it?
 
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:21 PM
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It's going to bend the factory antennae a little bit when you open it all the way... As far as I know it's not going to damage the antennae in any way... but spoon makes a short antennae for the specific types of spoilers.

Here's what it looks like:
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You can find these all over the internet... but here is one place to get it:

SPOON Sports Short Antena for Honda Jazz & EP3 BestJDMParts.Com
 
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Right on, thanks for the info!
 
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Nice install and write up. Did you sacrifice and fuel economy?
 
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Originally Posted by fitit2010 View Post
Nice install and write up. Did you sacrifice and fuel economy?
Not that I can tell but I only fill up once a month or every other month but i haven't noticed any drop in mileage
 
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Originally Posted by ryanroland View Post
You'll want to drill your new holes about 1/2" closer to the body and 1/16" in from the oem holes, sorry my paint skills suck


hey ryanroland....

In the text it says "1/2 inch closer to the body and 1/16 inch in from the oem holes" ... but the picture shows "1/4 inch closer to the body and 1/8 inch in from the oem holes" so which is it?

1/2 inch closer to the body? or 1/4 inch closer to the body?

1/16 in from the oem holes? or 1/8 inch in from the oem holes?

Just looking for some clarification... don't want to mess up and put my holes in the wrong place...

Thanks
 

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