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Old 08-08-2007, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Can you say DIY front lip?

I had some time on my hands, so I figured I'd try this out.
For $30 ish, you get

1 x Garage door bottom seal
1 x roll of 3m doubled sided moulding tape
1 x Krazy glue (actually I had a bottle laying at home)









Does it stay on? I pray to God it does. Although i did a s**t job on it, it still works. Just don't look underneath my front bumper, or crawl under my car to check it out. It's not pretty

btw, i'd have another buddy help you out on this one. It took me 40min, when it should have taken me about 1-2 hours if I did everything properly. I ran out of 3m tape, so I had to improvise by peeling off and cutting some into little sections.
and for the love of god, use jackstands. I used the temporary jack from our trunk, so it was a PITA.

enjoy.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:31 PM   #2
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Looks pretty good Justin
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:33 PM   #3
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I'm proud of ya man...a year ago you wouldn't dare touch your car, and now today you're doing DIY i wouldnt have the balls for
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:31 AM   #4
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nice! it's funny that you made a thread cause I just did mine last night! took me 1.5 hours -- but I used nuts and bolts.
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:09 AM   #5
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sweeet Diy job! I would like to do the homedepot bumper lip as well
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:00 AM   #6
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wow looks great! good job man!
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:28 PM   #7
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Looks fantastic!
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:38 PM   #8
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nice work!


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Old 08-09-2007, 01:38 PM   #9
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Hey, I really like it.. <thinks>
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:19 PM   #10
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i went to home depot today. They don't carry
any more. What is the brand of seal did you buy??
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:19 PM   #11
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ahh, sorry forgot to mention.
I went to Home Depot and Canadian Tire, they didn't have that brand. I don't think they have them in Canada.

So I went to RONA, and just asked for the garage door sealer. It's a different brand, something like "energy save" cheap brand, for $17.
It's not as nice as the "Frost King" brand, but whatever, it's DIY

And take your time on this. Don't rush it like I did. I made so many mistakes it ain't funny. You can see double sided tape sticking out from underneath my front bumper where I attached the DIY lip
" IF " this DIY lip rips off, I'll do this again, but I'll take my time.
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:42 PM   #12
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is this work, basically they are same size.

2 -1/4" wide, 9' long, just differnt brand

Item Depth 2.500 In.

Item Height 11.875 In.

Item Weight 0.851 Lbs.

Item Width 11.000 In.

Material Vinyl

Type 9' (2.7 m)

Weight Units? (Lbs. / Oz.) Lbs.

Width 2.25




http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/s...k=P_PartNumber

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Old 08-09-2007, 08:46 PM   #13
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Yea that works too.
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:24 AM   #14
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actually, you know what . . . i installed the DIY lip on the wrong side of the rubber seal

I checked back on the DIY forum, and I totally reversed it. The correct way shows that the lip sticks out more, and doesn't have any flares on the side.

I think i'll be re-doing this next week
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:45 AM   #15
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honestly tho... i mean yeah good job.. and yeah it looks good

but how can you live with knowing you have garage door sealer stuck to the bottom of your car. I couldn't do that man.. haha its almost like using some brackets and a 2x4 for a spoiler
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:38 AM   #16
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i did it with mike too (vrgs) ,here's pics.......nice job--j-chow


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Old 08-10-2007, 02:51 AM   #17
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Do you guys happen to have the link to the DIY front lip thread?

Thanks I feel like trying it, I hope it works..
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:56 AM   #18
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honestly tho... i mean yeah good job.. and yeah it looks good

but how can you live with knowing you have garage door sealer stuck to the bottom of your car. I couldn't do that man.. haha its almost like using some brackets and a 2x4 for a spoiler
Well, yea, it does look and feel 'cheap' ... but I can't fork out $200-250 for a real lip
That, and if it does scratch, it'll only be the rubber seal that takes it.
If I had the real thing, and I scratched it . . . i'll be crying my butt off
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:31 AM   #19
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The frist day i was scratched it ~~~i was thinking i am lunky abbout this is not real~~~hahaha
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:41 AM   #20
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J-chow: Yours looks pretty good, nice work. Oh and did you reverse your strut bar yet?

timothyip: Sorry, I can't really say the same for yours, I see gaps between the splitter/bumper... Bleh, ruined STi.

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Old 08-10-2007, 06:03 AM   #21
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ha, now i am wondering how many DIY lip i would see from now on.
tim has it, william just did it it, OP just did it. i have it. total counts four now.

it was pretty easy job if you have 2 people.

here is mine





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Old 08-10-2007, 12:10 PM   #22
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I don't mean to go OT, but your front tires are in the wrong orientation. Did you have your tires rotated recently? Your tires are directional - meaning they're designed to roll forward in a particular direction. It's not going to make much of a difference now in the dry weather, but once we get rain, your front tires (in their current orientation), won't evacuate water properly.

Back OT - Somehow to my eye, your lip and timothyip's lip don't look right. Perhaps it's because J-Chow's lip is tucked underneath and is flared out? Both of yours looks like it's just following the edge of the bumper and is more pointed down. Do I make sense? Bah, I don't know what I'm trying to say.

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Old 08-10-2007, 12:36 PM   #23
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^^^ Yeah, instead of directing water out of and away from the tire, they will be directing it towards the centre. Holy hydroplane batman!
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:01 PM   #24
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^We've pointed the error out in their last photoshoot thread too, I guess they still haven't swapped the front wheels around... oh well, shouldn't matter right? the car is awd after all
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:12 PM   #25
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It looks like the peanut gen may be more difficult to do than the '06 because the bumper isn't as even along the bottom. It has to dip upwards across the middle.

I have wanted a lip, but my light bar comes under the bumper where a lip would go. This DIY might be the way to go for me as I could cut the "lip" around the bar without having to chop through a $200-$300 part
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