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Has anyone tried to install the wicker stage 2.5 upgrade from ACS Composite on a Grand Sport? I took advantage of a Black Friday sale on ACS and order a pair of the 2.5 wicker upgrades. As soon as it arrived I tried to install the pair but to my surprise the holes on the wicker did not match the spoiler screw sockets. I doubled checked the part number and it's suppose to be compatible with both the Z06 and GS. I suppose it could be a manufacturing defect. It's just strange, I've ordered lots of stuff from this vendor in the past and never had an issue. I left a message on their technical hotline; hopefully, I can talk to somebody this week and get a replacement part out. The 2.5 in wicker is slightly larger that the GM EOM stage two version. Looks really aggressive. I'm a bit disappointed that I could not get them installed. Hope to have a fix soon. Keep you posted. Let me know if anyone has installed this on their GS.
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Has anyone tried to install the wicker stage 2.5 upgrade from ACS Composite on a Grand Sport? I took advantage of a Black Friday sale on ACS and order a pair of the 2.5 wicker upgrades. As soon as it arrived I tried to install the pair but to my surprise the holes on the wicker did not match the spoiler screw sockets. I doubled checked the part number and it's suppose to be compatible with both the Z06 and GS. I suppose it could be a manufacturing defect. It's just strange, I've ordered lots of stuff from this vendor in the past and never had an issue. I left a message on their technical hotline; hopefully, I can talk to somebody this week and get a replacement part out. The 2.5 in wicker is slightly larger that the GM EOM stage two version. Looks really aggressive. I'm a bit disappointed that I could not get them installed. Hope to have a fix soon. Keep you posted. Let me know if anyone has installed this on their GS.
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Pics cmferdz63? It would be good to see what you are talking about.
 

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Pics cmferdz63? It would be good to see what you are talking about.
There are 5 screws that secure the wicker. With the new larger wicker in place, I secured it with the first and last screw from the backside, leaving the two middle holes open along with the side hole. As you can see, the open ones are not quite in alignment with the nut that's attached to the actual spoiler. So I am unable to install those screws. All of the holes should be in alignment.
 

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Update: Good news. I exchanged a few emails with Joseph over at technical support for ACS composite; very helpful guy. He asked for a few pictures of the problem which I sent. I had a response by the next day confirming that I've got a defective part. Replacement is getting shipped to me 2nd day air along with a return shipping label for the defective part. Very good customer service, nice to know that they stand behind their products. I really like the enhancements that they offer for the C7. I'll include pics once I get the part installed.
 

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Update: Replacement part came in and fit like a glove. The update took about 10 minutes per side and most of the time was dedicated to removing the old adhesive tape. Here are some pics. This was an easy upgrade.
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Welcome to our forum TommyV.
 

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Thanks for the post! I just ordered the wicker stage 2.5 upgrade from ACS Composite for my GS!
Your very welcome, You will see that this is an easy upgrade.
 

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I meant to post this after my installation of my wicker stage 2.5 upgrade 3 weeks ago, but time got away from me.

What was supposed to be a 20 minute tops install turned out to be a 4 day install.

I began by removing the spoiler bolts with my Torx screwdriver. I removed the bolts from the left winglet, no issues, I removed the bolts from the right winglet, but the last bolt seem like it was welded in.

So I cranked down and sheared off the Torx screwdriver tip in the bolt! Oh shhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! 🤬🤬🤬
What a piece of crap, damn thing is hollow!

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As you can see by the looks of the bolt, I had to get out the channel locks to get the bolt out.
I couldn't continue with the install until I got another bolt. So I ordered some from GMPartsGiant.com.

Bolts came in 4 days later and I finished my wicker stage 2.5 install and I am happy with the aggressive look!
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Sometimes its the little things that really complicate and an otherwise straight forward job. Looks super! Thanks for sharing.
 

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I meant to post this after my installation of my wicker stage 2.5 upgrade 3 weeks ago, but time got away from me.

What was supposed to be a 20 minute tops install turned out to be a 4 day install.

I began by removing the spoiler bolts with my Torx screwdriver. I removed the bolts from the left winglet, no issues, I removed the bolts from the right winglet, but the last bolt seem like it was welded in.

So I cranked down and sheared off the Torx screwdriver tip in the bolt! Oh shhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! 🤬🤬🤬
What a piece of crap, damn thing is hollow!

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As you can see by the looks of the bolt, I had to get out the channel locks to get the bolt out.
I couldn't continue with the install until I got another bolt. So I ordered some from GMPartsGiant.com.

Bolts came in 4 days later and I finished my wicker stage 2.5 install and I am happy with the aggressive look!
For tools such as screwdrivers at a reasonable price but still decent quality, I, personally, have been happy with original Klein tools (but stay away from the fake knockoffs which some unscrupulous third-party vendors peddle on Amazon). Zoro sells authentic Klein tools. For a step up to the next higher price/quality bracket, they also sell Proto and Blackhawk. You can find Zoro online by .com to end of their name. I have bought many tools from Zoro; they are distributors for a host of brands covering a wide range of different tools and supplies. I have been extremely pleased with their customer service every time I have ordered from them. I highly recommend them. Another cool feature they have is that listed in the specifications section on the tool's page, it tells you where that tool is made, which can give a big hint about how brittle the steel is which was used to make the tool.
 

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