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Bought a cheap, already primed type r rear wing.

Pretty sure it’s a replica. But it fits well enough. And should look fine once it’s on the car.

Few questions about fitting it -

1. the four pre existing bolt holes are all along the main part of the wing. The ends have no fixing points, as they were covered up when the wing was moulded and copied and then not reinstated. Should I get some screw in nut inserts and put them where the single bolt fixing points are on the wing? Do I need the extra support at the ends?

2. Should I get it wrapped black to match the old peeling top of the bubble window? Or spray it body colour?

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the other issue you might have is the gas struts not supporting the extra weight.
The FN2 struts have a higher newton rating than the standard car and Honda supplied them in the spoiler kit that they used to do.
The only place I could find the stronger ones was Honda, even Stabilus who supply Honda do not list them.
Some have tried the struts from a Merc ML, you should find threads on the forum about that.
Good advice. The existing boot struts aren’t bad. But I can imagine the extra weight would make them sag.
 

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[….] i would recommend having someone help put them on due to the boot may fall on ur head […]

[….] When opening it will go slightly higher than usual due to the longer struts but not massively [….]
Cracking pal. Thanks for this.

A piece of wood or two would be a good substitute then…. For having no mates and a missus who couldn’t care less about cars!:LOL:

I’m a tall bugger, so actually a bit more height would be good, as I find myself whacking my head on the rim of the boot a lot when it’s open.

I also can’t see whether the headlights or full beams are on, as the steering wheel covers up the lights on the dash!
 

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I can completely relate to that actually with the boot and steering wheel I find it pretty useful having that little bit of extra room when opening the boot just careful when they're first installed as a few people have said they have flew up i personally havent had this issue but should be all good and also take care when removing the old struts and make sure they aren't compressed when removing as they could fly up take an eye or window I'm sure they wont but just go careful!! The wood should be fine when installing the boot will have to be raised slightly higher than usual tho bit not by much as ive said good luck :)
Noted. And bought.
 

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I supposed you could bond in some heli-coils .Could try it on one off them and see how it takes. I reckon that be pretty strong.
I just thought thought about using something like this.

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Screw in nut inserts would be a lot less hassle than helicoils. The plastic is pretty thick so a pilot and one of these on each end should work pretty well.
 
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