Would buying a lip help prevent this from happening? I would bet that it would mitigate the cracking, but I would really like to prevent it in the first place. A few hundred for a lip beats replacing a front bumper.
found the bayson r sti lip for 2008-2010 stis, and I have an 11 wrx. My understanding is that I would have to do some extra drilling to make it flush and strong. For $130, I could deal with it, just put on some plasti dip if I dont like how it comes from the company. Thoughts?