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Old 06-11-2008, 08:33 AM   #101
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more pics? closer shots? thanks.
Will snap some on the way out and post tonight.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:55 AM   #102
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To the OP:

Did you use self taping screws or nuts and bolts? It says self taping screws in the steps, but the cross section has a nut and bolt.

Looks great btw. I'm on the fence about doing this to my wagon.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:18 AM   #103
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yeah i know i took it off last nite and just made another single lip like i had before. they just dont look good on bugeyes, but ooo well i tried.
atleast you bugeye guys can learn from my mistakes and work.

but the "V1 lip" looks beter on the bugeyes
If you use the foam blocks under the lip where the bumper curves up it will sit straight instead of forming to the bumper.
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Old 06-11-2008, 02:08 PM   #104
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Ok well I am a horrible photographer but here it goes, also it was really bright and I could not see the screen, so that does not help things.




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Old 06-11-2008, 03:01 PM   #105
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If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the lower bumper insert?
If you are talking about the foam blocks, they are leftovers from Stanley Steemer carpet cleaners. If you are talking about the grill, it is Grillcraft.

[quote=Hokie-wrx wagon;22601795]To the OP:

Did you use self taping screws or nuts and bolts? It says self taping screws in the steps, but the cross section has a nut and bolt.
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I did use the self tapping screws, as it was much easier, and made smaller holes. I was originally going to use the nuts and bolts, but decided against it. So far, the self tapping screws are doing just fine.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:05 PM   #106
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looks different to me. did you do it the same way the OP did?
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:46 PM   #107
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no, although covering the bolts is the same seal he used. It is a black piece of like 3in-4in material used on walls that I cut with a razor to the width I wanted, some metal corners cut from a metal edge piece. Bolted to the holes that are under the front lip, I had to drill holes in the piece of material, then the door seal is glued to the bottom of the car skirting the black piece.

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Old 06-11-2008, 08:58 PM   #108
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If you use the foam blocks under the lip where the bumper curves up it will sit straight instead of forming to the bumper.
i did, the curve was just real tough around the brake ducts and threw it all off. the bottom of the brake ducts is lower than the center section on bugeyes so the upward angle you have to make puts the rubber in a binde.
so i just went back to the V1 lip.

but it doesnt matter anyways cuz i ripped my lip off this after noon while playing around on the backroad behind my house
tip: watch out for mud holes/small jumps leading up to a 180 deg. turn

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Old 06-12-2008, 02:33 AM   #109
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for bugeyes and the GC's i think its best to leave the foam out of the sides so that it creates a even lip all the way across. or at least very the thickness of foam so there are no crinkles.
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:51 AM   #110
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Followed the OP's directions pretty closely for my 2005 PSM wagon, and the V2 lip came out pretty good! I got some hard foam from Michael's in place of the Stanley Steamer stuff, and it worked fairly well. Went with slightly longer screws as well.
I also noticed that you have to stretch the rubber quite a bit to remove the wrinkles. We drilled a few too many extra holes in my bumper to get it right :/.
Will post pics a little later!
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:10 AM   #111
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Ok well I am a horrible photographer but here it goes, also it was really bright and I could not see the screen, so that does not help things.

ok what is that bracket thingy? and what is holding it to the bumper ??
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:58 AM   #112
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The silver elbows are from a piece of metal corner bracket from home depot, cut them into individual pieces with a saws all. Then they are bolted to the bumper with 1/4"x3/4" Hex bolts, washers and locking nuts, 11 nuts/bolts total 22 washers. I just used the holes that were already on the bumper to bolt through.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:25 AM   #113
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[quote=Mobutusan;22606193]If you are talking about the foam blocks, they are leftovers from Stanley Steemer carpet cleaners. If you are talking about the grill, it is Grillcraft.




Grillcraft, Thanks!!
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:47 PM   #114
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I've never run out and done a DIY mod so quickly. I read the post and had it on within 3 hours It turned out great, and IMO, I would rather have this lip than the STi splitters and black JDM lip. I accidentally docked my car on a curb (forgetting I had put the lip on) and it popped right back! Can't do that with a plastic/CF lip.

It came out a little crooked, but hey it's DIY... i'm adjusting it

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Old 06-12-2008, 11:05 PM   #115
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More pics as promised:



You can tell where the screws are, but luckily it doesn't really show up when your above it.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:48 AM   #116
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Looking good guys. Levelling the center section is definitely the PITA part.

And CoopsCustomz, I completely agree. I don't even want the STI splitters anymore since I've done this mod, and I'm much happier with this lip than I would be with a hard lip.
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:01 AM   #117
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How much does it bend when you are going on the highway from the air would you think it is it pretty ridged? I put the solid piece on mine to stop it from folding over.
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Old 06-14-2008, 03:24 AM   #118
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I don't think it bends too much - but the two pieces that I put together with tape are starting to come apart in places.
This is after driving about 250 miles with it - at highway speeds.
I used two-sided duct tape originally.
Anyone have any suggestions to remedy the problem?
Jam some better tape in there? Super Glue?
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Old 06-14-2008, 12:53 PM   #119
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praet0rian - are you going to the Alki Meet? I'd love to check that out in person.
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Old 06-14-2008, 02:32 PM   #120
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I might be there - not sure yet. I'd rather do the Reverse cascade loop run if that ends up working out.
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Old 06-14-2008, 03:55 PM   #121
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i think i am gonig to try this on my bugeye w/owm lip kit. I do not have the center piece that connects the lips and think this could work as a good connector and be sturdy
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:24 PM   #122
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I used 3m outdoor double sided mounting tape for the garage door seal part of mine, the clear stuff. And its has yet to fall off, have driven around 500miles with it on and hit speeds of 90ish, also it just went up Mt. Washington today so it was altitude tested.
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:40 AM   #123
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Hmmm - maybe I should look into that stuff. My duct tape isn't holding up after two days. :P
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:08 AM   #124
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Just make sure you hold it up there good for the start of it and it will hold the rest, although its pretty hard to deal with because it sticks to everything so I did short strips end to end all the way across. Stuck them up with the red backing still on then when I was all done and felt it was on good enough went around peeled the red backs off and put the lip up.
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:42 PM   #125
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I am going to try this once i finish my spare tire well sub box looks good!
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