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2005-2009 Saleen Mustang For all S281, S302, H281 and H302 models based on the Ford S-197 Mustang platform, with the exception of the S302 PJ (see below). Be sure to specify year, model and equipment if asking for help.

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Old 12-22-2014
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Default Q: Quarter window louvers cracked?



Both of my quarter window Louvers have cracked, I found both of them at the same time. Has anyone had this experience?
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Old 12-22-2014
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Yes. This trim can crack and they can fall off the car.
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Old 12-23-2014
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Mine are both cracked but not loose so Im not touching them.............yet.
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Old 12-23-2014
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Yup. Common problem. The adhesive Saleen used is unflexible and if the car was outside and it got cold fast causing the cracks.
i thought i bought a pair a few years ago but ended up getting 2 drivers side.
i have been unsucessful in finding just a passengerside but if anyone wants my extra driver side i will send it to you.
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Very common, and in some cases it will crack at the same spot but on the top side too. My passenger is cracked on the top and bottom.
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Old 12-23-2014
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Yup. Common problem. The adhesive Saleen used is unflexible and if the car was outside and it got cold fast causing the cracks.
i thought i bought a pair a few years ago but ended up getting 2 drivers side.
i have been unsucessful in finding just a passengerside but if anyone wants my extra driver side i will send it to you.
Exactly the problem. We can get you a replacement set if anyone wants them.
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I have one that was passed to me that I can pass on. Im not sure where I put it
but I will look over the holidays and see which side it is.
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I had one pop off completely during spirited cornering...
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Mine is a Left one.

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Is that "YOUR" hand Roberto? LOL

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Dang it ....i need a right one....
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Doesn't Saleen still have these... and there are carbon Fiber ones for sale in the forums here too...
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I am on my 2nd pair and both cracked again. I my consider a CF pair but not a Saleen part.
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I am definitely going a different route. Probably the PJ cover.
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I am on my 2nd pair and both cracked again. I my consider a CF pair but not a Saleen part.
We can offer you the Carbon Fiber version. We havent had any issues with them cracking thus far.
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Mine have done the same thing on both sides as well.
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just found 2 more cracks in the louvers. has anyone just removed them and left them off. seen pics of 2008 with them off, did saleen build them that way? like the looks of the louvers but if they are going to crack again, not going to waste the time and money on them. does 281 motorsports still make them in CF, if they do anyone have some feedback on them?
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Louvers or the window deletes? Big diff.... The louvers from silverhorse are thick..i cant see them breaking.
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just found 2 more cracks in the louvers. has anyone just removed them and left them off. seen pics of 2008 with them off, did saleen build them that way? like the looks of the louvers but if they are going to crack again, not going to waste the time and money on them. does 281 motorsports still make them in CF, if they do anyone have some feedback on them?
We dont make them, and we havent used them yet. If you want to be the tester, we will sell a set to you at employee cost of you give us all feedback.
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Mine are both cracked top and bottom. Are they just glued on? No taking out the window to replace?
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Just glued on...pain in the butterfly to get off...
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Mine are both cracked top and bottom. Are they just glued on? No taking out the window to replace?
Use extreme caution when removing as the urethane used to install them was "gobbed" in there and can take your paint when you lift. We have a razor technique I can explain to you if you want to call me.
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Mine were cracked as well so I removed them with the intention of leaving them off. Once I finally got them off, painstaking as it was, I soon realized that I would either have to replace them, or repaint around the quarter windows. The louvers had rubbed and scratched the paint around the entire window and took paint from the inside edge of the quarter window with it when I removed them. I bought a pair on Ebay for $150 to reinstall.
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Mine have been cracked since I purchased the car. Doesn't bother me enough yet to do anything about (it is a 2 feeter in terms of visual).
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