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Old 05-30-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
Mobutusan
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Join Date: Jun 2006
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: North Bay, CA
Vehicle:
2004 WRX Waggin'
Blue

Default DIY Front Lip - Version II

Version II Garage Door Lip Hahaha!
(Work in progress, still tweaking and updating...)
*FYI, all pictures were taken after driving ~500 miles over the last week. The lip scrapes coming into and out of my driveway, as well as many other places, and is holding up very well so far. Cleans up easy with Simple Green and a cloth.

I just got done doing this to my '04 WRX Wagon, and I thought I'd share. It's a different enough take on the DIY lip that others have done, that I thought it could use its own thread. I love how it came out.

This design covers most of the unsightly scrapes on the bottom of the bumper, and evens out the bottom of front bumper.

*This is for a stock '04 bumper without side splitters. I'm sure the method will be similar for other models, years, but I don't know for sure.

Materials:
EPDM foam rubber garage door sealer (same as in other threads. got mine from Lowe's for $16)
Double sided sticky tape (normal scotch tape style, not foam tape)
Small foam blocks or something similar. (should be stiff/hard material that can be cut with a sharp knife to specific shape. I had some foam blocks left by Stanley Steemer that are used to put under furniture after carpet cleaning.)
Self tapping screws ~3/4" (15-20pcs.) ~1.5" (5-10 pcs.)
Washers ~1/2"-1" wide (20-30pcs.)

Step 1: Cut the garage door sealer in half, into two sections that should be more than 90" long.
Step 2: Lay out both sections flat, and run strip or two of double sided tape along the top of one section. Carefully stick second section to first section so the cross section looks like the picture.
Step 3: Cut some foam blocks into sections with a trapezoidal cross sections about 25mm wide, 17mm tall on one side, and 20mm tall on opposite side. These pieces go between lip and bumper to even out the raised center section when mounting the lip.
Step 4: Fit lip around bottom of bumper, secure with screws and washers.
Step 5: (More details to come...)

Garage Door Material


Lip Cross Section


Prepped Lip


Before (Lots of ugly scrapes)


After




Close-Up


Finished Product






For more reference, check these threads:

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/exteri...p-wrx-8-a.html
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=395394
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=583184
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1275327
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1389639
http://dirtyimpreza.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3032
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Last edited by Mobutusan; 05-30-2008 at 06:28 PM. Reason: Updated
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