Mustang Mach 1 Chin Spoiler Install: 99-04

Posted 2/25/2013 by Jeff Jimenez

Add some serious styling with our SVE Mach 1 chin spoiler! Watch the installation video here.

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As we all browse the web looking for the perfect chin spoiler for our 1999-04 Ford Mustang, the original 2003-04 Mach 1 style chin spoiler is among the most popular out there. In fact it's almost getting hard to find a 1999-04 Mustang V6 or GT that doesn't have a Mach 1 chin spoiler on it as time goes on. The one question many Mustang enthisuasts have is " How can there be 2 different brands making the same product and be all over the place with pricing? What's the difference?"  Well we want to clear this up for everyone with a side by side comparison of all the Mach 1 style chin spoilers that we offer. The following will describe texture, fitment and color of all the chin spoiler and also what comes with them in the package.

First up, we have the original OEM Ford Mach 1 Chin Spoiler. This is an original Ford OEM piece and includes all installation hardware. If you were to buy a 2003-04 Mustang Mach 1, this is the chin spoiler you would have received from the factory on your new Mustang.  This is the most expensive Mach 1 Chin Spoiler, but it is the original. Knowing it is a Ford OEM part you are getting a quality long lasting product that has the Blue Oval stamp of approval.

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As you can see from the pictures, the Ford OEM Mach 1 Chin Spoiler has a textured finish and is molded black in color. When installing this chin spoiler as will all the Mach 1 Chin Spoilers, you do have to drill holes in the bottom of your Mustang's bumper cover to properly secure the chin spoiler. It will be shipped in the box as pictured above, not folded or compressed.

Next up, we have the SVE Mach 1 Style Chin Spoiler. It is the most economical of the group. This chin spoiler is our own brand and is made just like the Ford Mach 1 Chin Spoiler. It features the same style texture, as can be seen in the picture and also is molded in black. The SVE Mach 1 Style Chin spoiler includes installation hardware and is ready to be installed. Please make a note on this chin spoiler, as you can see it is shipped in a smaller box than the Ford OE chin spoiler. Due to this fact, the chin spoiler is slightly bent to fit into this smaller box and needs to be left out in the sun for a short period of time to heat up and return to its original shape. This is no way damages the chin spoiler, it just cuts down on shipping cost, which ultimately saves you money.

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Now, the first two Mach 1 chin spoilers we listed are the Ford OEM Mach 1 Chin Spoiler and the SVE Mach 1 Style Chin Spoiler. Both of these are made of the same material and offer the same looks. The down side to these spoilers is that if you ever accidentally bump a curb, they will scratch and neither will flex much to absorb a curb hit. 

Now that you've seen the differences the choice is all up to you. No matter what Mach 1 Chin Spoiler you go with, you know you will be receiving a quality products regardless of brand. We simply wanted to highlight all the differences and explain some installation procedures to keep any confusion out of the purchasing decision. 


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Mustang Mach 1 Chin Spoiler Install (99-04 SVE)

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Published on 2013-02-25
Product: 99-04 Mustang Mach 1 Chin Spoiler
Brand: SVE
Fits: Mustang V6, GT, & Mach 1
Year Models: 1999 (99) - 2000 (00) - 2001 (01) - 2002 (02) - 2003 (03) - 2004 (04)
LRS Part #: SVE-17626M1

Follow along in this video as Jmac shows you how to install a Mustang Mach 1 chin spoiler on a SN95 Mustang. These Mustang chin spoilers are one of the easiest ways to add some serious styling to your Mustang for a great price. This is an SVE Mach 1 Style Chin Spoiler for your 1999-04 Ford Mustang. It is made of durable ABS plastic to withstand impact for a durable, lasting product. This is a great way to add some Ford Mustang Mach 1 styling to your Mustang at an awesome price!

Wether you are replacing an old worn out Mach 1 chin spoiler or adding some styling to your Mustang. Look no further than's SVE Mach 1 chin spoiler. It will get your project SN95 Mustang looking great in no time!!

If you own a 1999 to 2004 Mustang you probably heard of the Mach 1 style chin spoiler. Now here at, we've got two options for you-- the factory Ford original, and our SVE brand. Now, out of the box it's real hard to tell the difference between the two.

Texture almost identical. All the holes are in the exact same spots. That way it's a direct bolt on for a factory '03-'04 Mach 1.

The Ford unit has these Christmas tree style pushpins already installed-- one in the front center, two in the back corners-- to ease with installation. That way you can snap it up in the place. And it holds itself while you put in the rest of the pushpins.

Now the main difference here, flip these over and use the pushpins to line it up and give you a real good representation is the rear length. You can see that Ford one there is a little bit shorter. Our SVE one is a little bit longer. It takes it all the way back to the edge of the fender well.

Now in a factory Mach 1-- this is a factory '04 Mach 1 we're working on, in fact-- you have a little bit of gap at the back of the chin spoiler and the wheel well opening. This is factory. That's the way it came. And our SVE chin spoilers are a little bit longer. That way it takes up that gap, and moves the chin spoiler all the way back to the wheel well opening.

Now a common misconception is that these factory chin spoilers are almost indestructible. Well, that's not exactly the case. This factory chin spoilers very wavy and beat up, scratched from hitting parking bumps. It's just not in real good shape, makes this car look a lot worse than it needs to.

So we're going to take this off, replace it with our SVE chin spoiler. Now removal is simple. All you have is three of those Christmas tree style pushpins, and then 14 of these screw center pushpins. All you need is a Phillips head screwdriver, and possibly a pushpin removal tool to get this chin spoiler off.

I'm going to go ahead and pull this factory chin spoiler off, get everything cleaned up, and then we'll show you how to put the new one on. Installation is relatively simple if you're working with an 03-04 Mach 1. But let's say you don't have an '03-'04 Mach 1. Let's say you're going to put this SVA chin spoiler on your '99 to 2004 GT or V6. Again, not too terribly hard.

Couple of extra steps, though. You want to grab you a buddy or two, take your chin spoiler, and line it up under the bumper cover, lining up the back of the chin spoiler with the wheel well opening on both sides. Have a Sharpie marker handy, and mark the two rear-most holes and the center round hole on the bottom of the bumper cover. Once you have those marks made, take the chin spoiler back down, grab you a drill with a quarter-inch drill bit, and drill those three holes.

Now we took a cue from Ford, and include all the original type hardware-- the three Christmas tree type fasteners, and then 14 of the screw type pushpins. You want to take these three Christmas tree fasteners and put one in each rear hole try not to drop them. They can be a little tricky to get in, because it's a tight curve in the back.

And then one in the center hole. Now what that's going to do is allow you to put that chin spoiler up into place just like this. And it'll hold itself.

Now the chin spoiler is held into place. You can grab your Sharpie, mark the rest of your holes, and drill them out. And then install you push type fasteners. Now if you've got an '03-'04 Mach 1, all you've got to do, slide a fastener in the hole, and push the screw center in. I'm going to go ahead and finish this up.

All right. I got all the pushpins in. This thing is securely mounted.

Man, it really changed the front end look of this car. Now I can't stress enough just how much of a direct fit this chin spoiler is on an '03-'04 Mach 1, and how easy it is to put one on your '99 to '04 GT or V6. Really can be done in your driveway.

Common hand tools. Not going to take a whole lot of time. And it's going to add a bit of style to your GT or V6, or completely dress up a once tattered Mach 1.

Now the big difference comes in here at the back. Completely flush with the wheel well now. Before we had almost a thumb's width gap at the back. Now it's completely flush. We took care of a factory issue. Now for more accessories and restoration parts for your Mustang, check out