Mitsubishi Lancer Spoilers and Wings
Spoilers and wings are designed to make your Mitsubishi Lancer more aerodynamic by increasing downforce and improving traction. If you are looking to change the appearance and aerodynamics of your Mitsubishi Lancer, mounting a spoiler or wing is a quick and easy way to accomplish this task.What are the spoiler types?
When it comes to the Mitsubishi Lancer, you will generally find three types of wings and spoilers that are compatible. These include:
- Rear wings: The primary function of the rear wing is to reduce the amount of lift on your Mitsubishi Lancer. This creates additional tracking, allowing your Mitsubishi to better hug the road.
- Front spoilers: These accessories mount to the front of your Lancer just underneath the bumper. They reduce the airflow underneath your car, thus reducing the amount of drag on your Mitsubishi Lancer.
- Roof spoilers: These accessories mount to the roof of your Lancer to manipulate the air that flows over the Lancer.
When you are looking for wings or spoilers for your Mitsubishi Lancer, you will come across a variety of materials, including:
- Aluminum: This high-quality metal is lightweight and has a longer life span than other types of materials.
- ABS plastic: ABS plastic is widely available for body kits and other parts. It also fits more vehicles, like the Mitsubishi Lancer.
- Fiberglass: This durable material is easy to work with. This means that many custom spoilers and wings that are specifically designed to work with your Mitsubishi are made from fiberglass.
- Carbon fiber: This is one of the most durable materials available. It is also lightweight, meaning it is not adding unnecessary weight to your car.
- Silicone: Mitsubishi Lancer spoilers made from silicone are known for their longevity. This material is also highly malleable, allowing you to choose from a number of shapes and styles.
Installing aftermarket wings on your Mitsubishi Lancer can take some work. However, you can install the wing by following these steps:
- Step 1: Remove the lining from the trunk by carefully releasing the plastic clips or fasteners that are holding it in place. You may need a screwdriver for this task.
- Step 2: If the mounting brackets do not sit flush on your Mitsubishi Lancer, you will need some car weatherstripping. Place the weatherstripping between the gaps left by the brackets.
- Step 3: Using a tape measure, mark with a sticky note or low-adhesive piece of tape where the brackets will be placed. Mark the exact location of the bracket holes.
- Step 4: Drill the bracket holes. Use a dremel tool to make the edges of the holes softer. Ensure that the holes are the correct width for the mounting hardware. Use a small amount of automotive paint on the holes to prevent rust from forming on your Mitsubishi Lancer.
- Step 5: Install the bolts, washers, and nuts. After putting on the wing, tighten all of the bolts so that the part is secure.