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Rear Bomex Spoiler instructions found BUT...

At long last I've found the instructions and installation kit for the Bomex spoiler. First of all, they are in Japanese and the translation is not quite clear.They say the where but not the how. Then if you look at the installation kit.



The installation kit is this one. See what I mean.
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Like they say in my country; "Mientras el acha va y vierne, descansa el palo" (Which means - While the ax comes and goes, the tree rests) Meaning, you have to keep on it regardless. Placing some Eumir Deodato music. I started to look and got to it. I removed the old OEM rear smoked sort of spoiler that Toyota sold me in 1997. Needless to say, the screws were corroded and full of rust. When I applied some much needed torque to the screw driver, the head broke off. Fine, I just used some glass sealant and some hardware retainer clips and filled and plunged them. Meaning no water will run into the already made holes. Some sand paper, filling and some paint will do the job.


The spoiler needs some bondo filling and some sandpaper to get the small dinks that I found, easy. After that, some paint and clear coat and we are all set. Looking at the installation kit parts and hand fitting it. I got an idea to install it. Keeping in mind that speed brings air pressure. It will go one, and keep on, forever, trust me it will. RAV On, RAV hard.



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Well, here we go. here.


I sprayed undercoat and did some bondo job. Then, it started to get kind of moggy. So I sprayed another quick coat but this time I place the halogen lights which are very hot. At the time of this post, it looks good. Next weekend, it's going on.
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In this very moment, it's being installed. I'll post pictures ASAP.
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Done! My biggest worry, how the hell it was going on with that stupid installation kit. Easy as Lemon M. Pie. here.



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Congrats on the install. Looks good Mensa.
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Interesting observation: I notice in the little time I've installed the spoiler. At speed, it pushes down on the rear. That is its function. However, I think it's putting too much pressure on the back of the vehicle. I have two solutions for this.


1. Lower the front end
2. Add a front lip lowering the Bomex front bumper.


I just feel it like too loose on the front end at speed. Any body else has any constructive criticism?
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