Mustang Shelby GT350 Owners Report Poorly Installed Splitters, Have a DIY Guide

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Now that more and more Mustang Shelby GT350s are reaching their owners, some of the people who ordered the VooDoo-engined 'Stangs have noticed their front splitter is gaping.
Before we move on to explaining why certain Shelbys come with poorly installed front splitters, we need to discuss some matters that were supposed to remain behind the scenes of Ford dealerships.

When Ford Performance set the Shelby GT350 Mustang free into the world, the Blue Oval's go-fast arm decided to ship the front splitter as a separate item, in order for the aero element not to be damaged on its way to the dealerships.

Along with the muscle car and the splitter, dealers also received a bulletin that offers clear instructions on how the chin of the machine needs to be installed.

Alas, some of the dealers appear to have the wrong kind of standards when it comes to this, especially since the most basic form of pre-delivery inspection can reveal the problem.

If you happen to have a Shelby GT350 sitting on your driveway with a gap between the lower front fascia and the splitter, there's no need to fret.

We've brought along a Ford Service video that shows how the splitter should be installed (hat wench tip to the Mustang6G forums for the clip).

As you can imagine, the operation is far from falling into the rocket science category, so fixing this potential issue is rather easy, in case you don't want to go back to the dealer who messed up your car in the first place.

There's a glitch in this muscle car matrix, though - upon coming up with the clip in the link above, Ford replaced most of the M6x15 hex head screws with torx head screws, so you should keep that in mind.

Oh, and by the way, you can always follow the instructions of a GT350 guy who has already solved this issue on his Mustang.
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