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Old 06-02-2008, 12:51 PM   #51
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looks good! Lets see a bugeye rock it! Did you put that foam stuff all the way around or just in the center "void" section??
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:00 PM   #52
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i was waiting for someone to pull this off... nice work.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:14 PM   #53
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NICE! Gonna have to check this out.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:38 PM   #54
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:39 PM   #55
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I wonder if this would look good on an 04/05 with the STi side splitters, but rather than doing the top part all the way around, just have it in between the two splitters...
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:51 PM   #56
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Got any more info about those foam blocks?
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:43 PM   #57
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it looks a lot better than when people adhere it to the underside of the bumper. A+
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:03 PM   #58
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It looks pretty good, but wouldnt this classify as "rice" for the subie
Rice is very subjective. There is a fine line, and I don't think this has crossed the rice line, since it does actually function, and allows less air to flow under the car, besides just looking super sweet.

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How flexible is this stuff?
It is quite flexible, but very tough as well. However, when the two pieces are stuck together, it is much stronger, and stiffer. I think that is why it mounts so nicely. (See pics)

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can you post a picture of how it looks at the end where it meets the wheel well? is exposed and looks like the cross-section (minus the block of course, which btw, is an awesome touch).

oh, is this paintable? and bump for someone to do it on a gc.
This part of the lip could use something to finish off the edge, but you'd probably never notice it anyway. If anyone has any ideas for this part, let me know. (See pics below)

I don't think paint would hold up very well on this, since it is foam, and very flexible, but I guess it could be done. If you try this, let me know how it goes.

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looks good! Lets see a bugeye rock it! Did you put that foam stuff all the way around or just in the center "void" section??
The foam is just in the center part where it is raised. That is the only hard part about this really. Trying to get it uniformly even, and level across the front. Around the corners, it is screwed directly into the bumper.

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I wonder if this would look good on an 04/05 with the STi side splitters, but rather than doing the top part all the way around, just have it in between the two splitters...
Sounds like that would look good. In one of the other threads, a guy did something similar on his TSX, and it looked really good. Be sure to post pics if you do this.

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Got any more info about those foam blocks?
The blocks I used were fairly hard, but still compressable, and were easily cut, and shaped with a sharp knife. I saved these from when our carpets were cleaned, and they used these to keep the furniture off the carpet as it dried. (See pics below)

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Old 06-02-2008, 04:15 PM   #59
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alright well i attemted to do it to my bug eye this weekend, and i f'ed up...
where the front section on the bumper isnt level all the way accorss,it made the lip wrinkely

ive got a few ideas on how to fix the problem but i didnt take any pics cuz it looked like ass.

i will attempt to get it right mabey this week some time but def. by this weekend is over.

its just the "hump down" on the front corners of the bumper were kicking my ass so i called it quits for a few days.

by god this will be on the car if its the last thing i do!!!

i'll keep you up dated..
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:40 PM   #60
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How did you make it stick to the side of your bumper on the part that sticks up? Did you just use the double sided tape again, or is it just sitting on there resting up against it?
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:04 PM   #61
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How did you make it stick to the side of your bumper on the part that sticks up? Did you just use the double sided tape again, or is it just sitting on there resting up against it?
Are you talking about the top edge of the blocked, center portion, under the grill? There is no adhesive there. Due to the shape of the foam rubber,
and the way it mounts, the top edge just lays across the bottom of the bumper.
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:35 PM   #62
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great job, very good write up. You have made me think about doing it to my own 07 wrx
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:19 PM   #63
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Great idea! I like this, much better than the version 1.

How did you get the lip to hug the curve at the edge of the wheel well? Did you drill any holes on the lip for the mounts?

btw what kind of mud flaps do you have on?
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:31 PM   #64
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lol I've been wondering why so many kids have been coming in to home depot asking for this stuff. We actually sold out of it the other day.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:50 PM   #65
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found this in another thread

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Old 06-03-2008, 11:11 PM   #66
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That looks like V1
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:23 AM   #67
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i'd have to say that it looks alot better then some i have seen!! Good job bro! the first one that is.
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:30 AM   #68
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Here's a couple snap shots of mine I threw on today. I used double sided "clear" mounting tape and hairpin clips. I didn't want to drill any holes in my bumper and all day its been held on tight. I even took it to 100 real quick to see if it would waiver but it didnt.




I absolutely love it! I'll keep it until I'm able to afford a full kit... whenever a decent one comes out for the 08.
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:09 AM   #69
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Wow, the '08 looks like a perfect candidate for the V.2 lip. With some spacers along the middle, you could have it straight across, and cover up the middle gap. From what I can tell in those pics, that still looks pretty good.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:18 AM   #70
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not quite a v2 on that 08 though.
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not quite a v2 on that 08 though.
ha, true. But still nice for DIY
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:30 PM   #72
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:49 PM   #73
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looks good. Only thing I don't like is the fact it covers up some painted surface with black. the opposite direction that I want to go. IMO any part added to your car that is not color matched is ghetto, of bad taste, and would look WAY better painted to match.... with that said I've got the V1 frost king lip myself

I will probably fiberglass over it in the future and paint to match.....its just way more work than I want to spend on it right now.

EDIT: after thinking about it... I bet I could use those foam blocks underneath the entire lip in order to make the entire lip extend lower. and it will not cover up any painted bumper up above... HHMM.... for the price of foam and a $9 front king thingy... I think it might be worth a try...

here is mine now...

think it would look better with a "double thick" lip ???

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Old 06-06-2008, 02:24 AM   #74
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^^^Do eet! I'd like to see some other people pull this off on other model years. Honestly though, I think the V.1 looks pretty good on most bugeyes (especially the Prodrive lip), and GC's, since the bottom of the bumper is flat, or mostly flat with some shallow bends. It's just not the same on the '04-'07 bumper.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:25 AM   #75
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Good job on the V2,it looks far better than the V1...
I would like to see this on an bugeye as well.
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