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Sorry if this is a beaten topic.

But I am looking getting the wing spoiler for my 2010 Mazda 3 sedan. I currently have the lip spoiler but I just think the wing looks nicer.

Has anyone had any experience with this kind of swap before? Can I just take off the lip spoiler and replace the wing spoiler without any holes?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Wing spoilers weigh more then lip spoilers, lip spoiler should be factory tacked on with some very sticky trim adhesive you may want to peel the lip spoiler off and see how different the paint under the lip spoiler looks from that around it that was not covered by the spoiler (as the wing spoiler wont cover the line of unfaded paint that the lip did) and you may notice an unsightly line of slightly different colored paint under where the lip spoiler was. I peeled off the factory door ding protection trim from my old 08 at 80k miles and the paint under there was a slightly different shade (factory color, just not weathered) and you may see this as well, and if your like me no one else will ever notice but that's all you will see when you walk up to your car so I ended up putting them back on a week later, but the wing spoiler will need bolts/screws to hold it down properly for any length of time.
 

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Wing spoilers weigh more then lip spoilers, lip spoiler should be factory tacked on with some very sticky trim adhesive you may want to peel the lip spoiler off and see how different the paint under the lip spoiler looks from that around it that was not covered by the spoiler (as the wing spoiler wont cover the line of unfaded paint that the lip did) and you may notice an unsightly line of slightly different colored paint under where the lip spoiler was. I peeled off the factory door ding protection trim from my old 08 at 80k miles and the paint under there was a slightly different shade (factory color, just not weathered) and you may see this as well, and if your like me no one else will ever notice but that's all you will see when you walk up to your car so I ended up putting them back on a week later, but the wing spoiler will need bolts/screws to hold it down properly for any length of time.
This is exactly the info I needed. Thank you! My car has a little under 85k on it so hopefully the fade isn't too bad.
 

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This is exactly the info I needed. Thank you! My car has a little under 85k on it so hopefully the fade isn't too bad.
Not a problem. just ask and if I know how to I will help. and its not so much really fading as weathering, remember your car is at least 4 years old. that's 4 yearsor more of uv rays, sun light, dirt and everything else that weathers your car and if you bought used and don't know if the prior owner waxed or you did not wax regularly it will be worse.
 
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