Roush Rear Valance Quad Tip Textured Black For Premium Models With Rear Park Assist Sensors 2015-2017
Roush Textured Black Quad Tip Rear Valance for all 2015, 2016 and 2017 Premium Edition Mustangs with Rear Park Assist Sensors.
A common modification for 2015-2017 Mustang owners is a quad tip exhaust setup. And for good reason, these setups add to the sound and styling of your Mustang. Unfortunately, if you choose to do this modification you are forced to cut your factory rear valance in order to provide clearance for the extra exhaust tips. However, CJ Pony Parts has the solution for you if you decide you're not comfortable modifying your factory valance. This Roush Rear Valance will not only provide clearance for a quad tip exhaust setup, but the textured black appearance will also give the rear of your 2015-2017 Mustang a tasteful look.
This rear valance from Roush is made to mount in the stock locations and comes in a factory-like, black textured finish to match the other body parts. All of Roush's exterior modifications, such as this rear valance, are precision engineered using CAD/CAM design and are manufactured with the same processes that the top automotive manufacturers use for OEM quality, appearance, durability and fitment.
*Fits premium model Mustangs only with rear park assist.
How well do you want your new 2015-2017 Mustang to look and perform? With any of the parts from Roush Performance, you can give it a major performance overhaul, and add some visual styling that will truly make your Mustang stand apart from the rest.
Order a Roush Textured Black Quad Tip Rear Valance for your 2015, 2016 or 2017 Premium Model Mustang with Factory Backup Sensors from CJ Pony Parts today!
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Intermediate skill is required for this installation.
For this installation, we're going to need a lift or a jack and jack stands, quarter inch ratchet, 7 millimeter socket, 8 millimeter socket, 10 millimeter socket, 3/8 ratchet, 13 millimeter socket, 14 millimeter socket, 15 millimeter socket, 10 inch extension, 17 millimeter wrench, 1/4 inch ratcheting wrench, 220 torques bit, 225 torques bit, tape measure, marker, center punch, Sawzall, dremel with cutting wheel, drill, 1/8 inch drill bit, 3/16 drill bit, 1/2 inch drill bit, 17/32 drill bit, safety glasses, scissors, tape and a file.
Before we start on the valance, we're going to cut off the factory exhaust and get it out of the way and give ourselves a little more room. As you can see, we're installing this awning convertible, which has additional braces underneath. Roush provides instructions in our kit for convertible, and instruction basically state this has to go away. If you're okay with doing that, it will fit a convertible, or I suggest probably using this on a fastback for that reason, because the bracing is there for a reason, but if you're comfortable without using that, it will fit your convertible.
Now, we're going to measure the cut. We're going to measure from the muffler back past this curve here. That's where we're going to cut. The measure we provide by Roush is 20.37 for the convertible. Make sure that you have the correct measurements, because the fast acting convertible actually cut about 2 inches difference to make sure you have the right one. A lot of us, including myself, probably don't have anything to measure .37 inches, so what we'll do, we'll measure to 1/3. That'll get us in the neighborhood, then we'll take a second measurement from the curve and as long as we're close enough, we'll be okay.
The Roush measurement provided from the curve is 3.93 inches, again, kind of hard to measure that. What we'll do is make sure we're a hair under 4 and we should be okay. Should be good, right there. Now, we can cut. Before I cut, I just want to measure 1 more thing. This is probably common sense, but because of the measurements and because we're sort of estimating, make sure you estimate on the longer side. Obviously, you can always make the metal shorter if we're too long, but we can't add metal, so go a little bit. If you're going to err, err on the longer side.
The pipe's cut, now we're going to move the 2 bolts to the rear hangars and remove the muffler. The exhaust off and now we're going to remove the rear bumper so we can install the quad tip valance. To do so, we're going to start in the trunk. We need to remove these 4 plastic retainers to remove this and then move onto the tail lights. These plastic retainers, simply remove them by hand by unthreading them and pull up and out on the panel to remove it.
There's 3 nuts that hold each of the tail lights in. If you have a car that comes with a factory sub-woofer, you do have to remove it to get to the third bold. To do so, remove this bolt here. There'll be 3 screws down here to move this panel and then 2 more bolts down below. With that away now, we'll remove this little plastic plug at the top. Slide this back to access the nut. With the tail light loose, I'm going to reach down, unplug the harness and carefully pull the tail light out, grab this rubber plug and just pull and bring the harness though with it.
We're going to repeat the process on the driver's side, which is much easier to do because we don't have the sub-woofer in the way. We'll move out of the trunk and down to the actual rear quarter panel wheel well section, here. You have to remove that well liner to get to the hardware. There's 1 clip located here, then 2 push pins located here and here. They look like a normal Christmas tree clip, but they're actually a 2 piece clip like the other ones. You want to separate the center, pull out, then the whole thing will come off.
You want to just bend the cover in behind the tires so it's out of the way. With the wheel liner out of the way, there's 3 7 millimeter screws, need to loop 1 downward and these 2 facing back, then repeat the process on the other side, then we're going to move underneath the car.
Underneath the car, there's going to be 6 more push pins, 2 on each side, 2 towards the middle and then 2 bolts in the middle we have to remove. There's 2 more 7's in the middle. Before we start pulling the cover off, just reach up and disconnect the marker lights and the back up lights. Remove the last 2 screws on each side. If that's released, you can pop the bumper free. There's 2 clips right in the corner, here, behind the tail light. Be careful when pulling them off.
Once you have it off, disconnect the harness. You want to put the bumper cover on a soft surface so you can work on it without scratching it. First thing you want to do, remove this big reinforcement panel, in here. What you want to do with that, all the wiring harnesses are attached to it, so disconnect at both sides, pull those plugs up. Disconnect here, as well and we're going to get the harness off the panel and remove the bumper support as 1 piece. Push these tabs upward and sort of lift up. Get the support off. There's 4 tabs total. You may have to use a smaller screwdriver, if you can't get it off by your hands, give it a little stick there.
Now, we'll remove our reflectors and the reverse light. Reflectors have 1 10 millimeter bolt on the side. Squeeze this and push it through. Back up light's going to be held in by 4 7 millimeter screws. Once the back up light's off, we're going to remove the bolts on the outside edges, here. The same on the other side ... Once everything's disconnected, we can separate the valance from the factory bumper cover. What we've got to do is basically, get all these clips off, here. Just squeeze them through and push. A small screwdriver makes it easier.
Once you have the factory valance off, you want to make sure you remove all the J clips. The factory, rear bumper cover has an upper and a lower piece, separated by the factory valance. Because we're going to a quad tip conversion, the Roush ABS plastic piece on the bottom is wider. It basically means this is in the way, so the Roush is 1 piece, all the way across. This is going to have to be cut off our factory bumper cover to use the Roush quad tip conversion.
You want to carefully mount the template to your bumper cover. Tape it down. Make sure everything's lined up with the notches and we're going to drill the holes and cut out for our back up sensors. Once we have the holes drilled, we're going to mark the sensors. First thing we're going to do is remove the sensor. Push outward on these clips. Push from the other side and they'll pop out. Now, we're going to mark the cut outs and this is going to be kind of hard to get into there and saw with the template in place. Just mark where you're cutting. You want to do that for the other 3 sensors, as well, and remove your template. Repeat the process with the other 3 sensors.
When the sensors were located in the stock bumper, they're painted body color so they blend. Now, they're going to be in the black Roush valance, so they don't need to be body color anymore. That provides these decals to go in place. What you're going to do is pull this rubber seal off the top and grab 1 of the decals. Just take the decal in the center, over the sensor, and we'll make it a nice, flat black cover and then reinstall the lower, rubber seal. Do the same for all the sensors.
With the valance mounted, now we can reinstall all the sensors. Just like the factory's, push down and popped into place and locked in. Now, we're going to repair the extension. Grab the supplied adhesion promoter. Put it on the edge, here, then we're going to install double stick tape. Next, grab the 3 J clips we removed from our factory bumper cover, slide them on these 3 holes. Now, we're going to slide it into place and then we'll reinstall the factory screws. Loosely reach in and pull off the tape we installed earlier. Press that out so it's attached, then tighten down the screws. Repeat the process on the other side.
Before we can install the plastic bumper support with the wiring, we have to remove this tab, here. It's actually going to get in the way of the quad tips. It clears the factory exhaust and will clear the quad tips, so installing, we're going to pop this clip off, cut this off, and relocate the harness. We'll drill a 1/4 inch hole in here to relocate the harness. Push it back through and cut off about 3/4 of the excess. Just enough to keep it in place. Before we install the bumper support inside, we'll install your reflectors, reinstall the speed nuts for the reflectors. These will cut into the plastic so they don't have to be real tight. Just get them snug. We'll reinstall the back up light.
We're going to reinstall the bumper cover reinforcement to all the electrical connections. We're going to use the Roush supplied adapters to connect the bumper support to the new valance and start by putting the J clip over this hole, here. Get the supply bracket and put it between the 2 of them and thread it in here. Get it hand tight for now, until everything's lined up. Get that started, now we can tighten everything down.
Now, to reinstall the bumper on the car ... Start by reconnecting the harness. With the bumper back in place, we're going to go underneath and reinstall the hardware we removed. With the bumper installed now, we can reinstall the tail lights and our shaker before we move on to the actual exhaust install. Roush quantitative valance with the OEM sensors looks factory when it's finished. It sounds great with our MagnaFlow Competition exhaust system. It's actually pretty straightforward. You just want to be careful when cutting out for the sensors, they don't cut too high into the bumper cover area. The whole installation will take you around 4 hours and be back on the road in no time.