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Old 09-12-2011, 07:39 AM   #16
rsutton1223
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Vehicle:
2009 CTSV 6MT 537whp
Black Raven

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So let me get this straight...

You are hitting your front bumper on your driveway (which I do too...just go at more of an angle)...so you want to put a 700 dollar carbon fiber piece there to take the abuse?

Get a knock off Bayson R poly lip and call it a day. Why would you put a carbon fiber lip as a cement impact protection piece? You are just going to be here in a week complaining about how Subaru's design caused you to break your expensive CF lip. But...any lip you put on the car is going to decrease your ground clearance.

I put on the SPT lip before the Bayson R was available to protect the bumper and because it looks good on the 2011 bodies.

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Originally Posted by lordgrinz View Post
I would think you would build the car to deal with off-road damage in mind. We don't all live in the city and pimp our cars out
They do...it's called a SUV or truck...and most SUV's aren't even built for it these days. You bought a rally inspired car that is tuned for the road. Not a rally car that happens to be street legal.

And FWIW...in just about every rally event I have watched...the front bumpers of the cars are all destroyed by the end of the run regardless of manufacturer. I swear they replace them after every race like they are a wear item. They also lift and lower the car depending on the track. On tarmac, they lower the car to stock levels for handling and on gravel/dirt they raise the car for more ground clearance.
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Last edited by rsutton1223; 09-12-2011 at 07:47 AM.
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