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I thought I had read somewhere that a Type R spoiler could be attached to a Type S ? ( I have a 2007 Civic Type S gt ctdi 3 door)

Having seen this item Genuine Honda Civic Type-S Boot Spoiler-All Colours-2007-2011 [08F10SMG620*] - £245.00 : Cox Motor Parts Direct - Genuine Honda Brakes Clutches & Accessories I assumed it was similar to a Type R and asked my local Honda (Sunderland) dealer about it and if they could fit it, they said : -
It is not a job we have done before but it could be done, we would need to
order in the standard type R spoiler as Honda don't do this as an accessory
part and the lower window would need to be replaced as it is different on
the Civic Type R because it has the holes in for the spoiler + the spoiler
would need to be painted Blueish Silver. The prices are -

Parts - Spoiler £573.61 inc vat + extra window £544.48 + clips,bolts etc =
£1359.70 inc vat

Paint Cost £120.00 inc vat

Labour £168.00 inc vat

Total £1647.70 inc vat


Which of course I won't go with. . . . and replied :-
Naturally I wont take you up on this offer , as the link showed Cox motors sells the part sprayed and ready to fit for £294 and most DIYers fit them just by drilling a couple of holes, I just assumed you being the "experts" could get a £294 spoiler and attach it the way half these Honda enthusiasts do for about £50 -£100 saving me the bother.[/COLOR]
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To which they said :-

No problem I have checked Cox Motors website and the only thing I would be very care full. Just they use the picture of the spoiler on the Civic 5dr as well and the part number they are giving on the picture isn’t a Type R spoiler it is much thinner than the picture and the price is exactly the same as the thinner one from Honda. If that is the case I could match that price for the thinner spoiler which is the accessory spoiler for your model. If I was you before I order off them I would get in touch with them & make sure it is a Type R spoiler which you are ordering.



To which you will be thinking what a load of wind this is ha ha , BUT, I guess I got it wrong the Cox ad does say a Type S spoiler, is the photo showing the correct item OR a Type R ? Can't say I was aware of what the Honda lad said, ie that its fitted to a 5 door Type S? Don't think I have actually seen one .

So 4 questions. . . .
1 Is this spoiler really totally different to a Type R ?
2 Can a genuine Type R spoiler be fitted cheaper/easier than he says?
3 if it is different, Is this Type S spoiler much easier to fit than a Type R ?
4 Is the Type S spoiler nothing like the photo but wafer thin and sits on the original except it is colour coded, which means I already have it anyway. . .
 

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Yes
Yes (buy a 2nd hand one and bond it on)
Not sure
Not sure
Loads on here have fitted the type r spoiler to their S type and all were bonded on, the type r ones rarely pop up for sale though, new from lings honda parts they are £573
 

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Replace the rear window ! Ha ! Best thing iv ever heard. Take it to a body shop and they will probably paint it and for it for £150 ish. It coats me £300 to have mine sprayed, fitted and remove a massive cress put down the side
 

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Sounds like they have no idea or are trying it on.
Buy a second hand spoiler for £150 and bond it on with Sikaflex (£10).
Done.

The other spoiler is just a lip spoiler and that is only bonded on too. It is very different to the CTR one.
 

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Sounds like they have no idea or are trying it on.
Buy a second hand spoiler for £150 and bond it on with Sikaflex (£10).
Done.

The other spoiler is just a lip spoiler and that is only bonded on too. It is very different to the CTR one.

Have to agree, I bought mine for £140 and bonded it on (Sikaflex £10)

Job done
 

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Is it that simple ? Stick adhesive on it and stick it over the top of the original ? ? or does it require much else done to it ? (excuse my ignorance :confused:). Would the "lip" spoiler have to be removed ?
 

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my dealership told me the same thing, apparently the type r has a bootlid that already has the holes in it, where as the 5 door doesnt... i got a type r spoiler and some black silcone type adhesive and bonded the spoiler on and its now on more solid than my type s smaller spoiler ever was.
 

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Is it that simple ? Stick adhesive on it and stick it over the top of the original ? ? or does it require much else done to it ? (excuse my ignorance :confused:). Would the "lip" spoiler have to be removed ?

Hi,

"Total £1647.70 inc vat" is criminal, but guess they only want to do this with all original parts.

Whether genuine or a GRP replica Type R spoiler from ebay (approx £90), there's no need to remove anything from your Honda.
Genuine may have captive bolts, but you can remove
The GRP replica (well the one I have) nothing to remove, it has captive nuts in the front but are recessed.

The spoiler just fits on top of the existing rear plexi-glass hump.
So just get it painted and you can bond it on.

There are lots of threads, such as
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/styling/100580-5-door-type-r-spoiler-fitted.html
 

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Absolutely ridiculous! Have a look at mine or anyone else's build thread for how to fit one. It's extremely easy!
 

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Hi,

"Total £1647.70 inc vat" is criminal, but guess they only want to do this with all original parts.

Whether genuine or a GRP replica Type R spoiler from ebay (approx £90), there's no need to remove anything from your Honda.
Genuine may have captive bolts, but you can remove
The GRP replica (well the one I have) nothing to remove, it has captive nuts in the front but are recessed.

The spoiler just fits on top of the existing rear plexi-glass hump.
So just get it painted and you can bond it on.

There are lots of threads, such as
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/styling/100580-5-door-type-r-spoiler-fitted.html
thats great, just the answer I was hoping for Thanks
 

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£1600 for a type R spoiler fitted ... ***!!!

Sikaflex - Sika Sikaflex EBT+ Adhesive Black 300ml | Screwfix.com

Spoiler you be somewhere between 100 and 150

Give the back a good old clean to take off all the wax and crap (Something like g3 detox is good) and same with underside of spoiler

put some sikaflex on

bit of weight on



done job!
 

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The type s spoiler is the same as a type r one in shape just alot smaller I had it on my type s and it's connected with adhesive tape and a bracket at each end, very quick and easy to fit but I prefer the type r spoiler ;)
 

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This is what I love about home-grown modding. Where there's a will - there's a way. Perfectly done Karlos :)


£1600 for a type R spoiler fitted ... ***!!!

Sikaflex - Sika Sikaflex EBT+ Adhesive Black 300ml | Screwfix.com

Spoiler you be somewhere between 100 and 150

Give the back a good old clean to take off all the wax and crap (Something like g3 detox is good) and same with underside of spoiler

put some sikaflex on

bit of weight on



done job!
 
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