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Old 01-16-2010, 09:52 PM   #1
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I have not found any detailed review about this 08+ wrx retrofit lip. Before I continue reviewing this lip, let me make this clear: I have ZERO affiliation with JNA and gain no benefit from people buying this lip.

I have 09 wrx base. even though it says it has to be premium on the website, base model works fine w/o any modification. It took me total of 30 minutes doing it myself. If "I" can do it, anyone else can do it.



JNA performance shipped it really fast and it came within 5 days. It came with lip, installation hardware (many screws and foam), and instructions. Lip is pretty flexible where I wouldn't worry too much about cracking or anything like that but it's not TOO flexible where it will deform on the highway.


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I am surprised how well it fit considering it is a retrofit lip. As you can see from the last picture, there is a slight gap on the corner, but I just need to get a small washer and put another screw in that area to make it perfect. I did not use the black foam that comes with it as I preferred the gap on the front. Screws hold the lip really well. I tried to move it around after installation, but it won't even move.

Overall, installation was easy and for the price (at least 50% cheaper from any other lips available for newer wrx...), I would recommend this lip. However, the only problem I have with this lip is that it's NOT noticeable at all... I might have to find something else to put on it in the future that stands out more. But if you like subtle lips that doesn't stick out too much, this is definitely the one to go for!
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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Is this lip smaller than the one you can order from subaru?
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:12 PM   #3
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no I think they are relatively the same size
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:03 PM   #4
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JNA are great guys! Ive ordered multiple parts from them with nothing bad to say. I had a falty HID ballast, replaced it real quick! Justin, ya got a great buisness. Keep up the good work!
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:45 PM   #5
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It fits on yours because the 09 has ground effects standard. 08s didnt unless they were premium. 09 wrx base= 08 wrx premium in terms of the lip and sideskirts

not my pic:
08 wrx non-premium has no front lip or skirts
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:35 AM   #6
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i have this lip it is a great fit but mine is for sale now due to new front bumper for my fmic
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:16 AM   #7
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I agree with the subtle-ness. I have a similar lip on my car, I want something that stands out.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:29 PM   #8
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It fits on yours because the 09 has ground effects standard. 08s didnt unless they were premium. 09 wrx base= 08 wrx premium in terms of the lip and sideskirts
Ah... thank you for the information. I was recommending my friend to get one just now who has 08 base.
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:22 PM   #9
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Car looks nice n clean! Thank you for the review!

Here is a base 2.5i
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:50 PM   #10
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nicest front end of a black 09(?) just need some fogs
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:56 PM   #11
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nicest front end of a black 09(?) just need some fogs
Yeah it is 09. Thank you for your compliment I definitely do need to get fog kit but have too many other things to buy as well.... So we shalle see...
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:39 PM   #12
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Car looks nice n clean! Thank you for the review!

Here is a base 2.5i
Thats great! I may PM you later if it fits without the premium front lip! The OEM is too expensive for my tastes.

*edit-Your website says premium bumper only though? Theres only the one under the WRX tab. need to do any retro-fitting or is there a seperate lip now for non-premium?

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Old 01-19-2010, 02:14 PM   #13
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Thats great! I may PM you later if it fits without the premium front lip! The OEM is too expensive for my tastes.

*edit-Your website says premium bumper only though? Theres only the one under the WRX tab. need to do any retro-fitting or is there a seperate lip now for non-premium?
Same lip, just needs a LiL more TLC to install
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To clarify, although implied, the car below is in fact a 2008 model. It is a 2.5i and it is not my car.

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If your wrx is base, it still looks like you have the premium lip on it. your front bumper looks exactly the same as mine, and I have the premium.
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I Bought mine today! Stay Tuned for a How To Video for the instal!!! Love Your REX hjmik!! Horns are great!
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Thanks for the write up HJMIK.. I ordered mine yesterday and should be getting it today. Justin was very easy to work with. I sent him pictures of my car to make sure it would fit. It will and I hope to have it on by this weekend. Good guys over there at JNA Performance.. I will be ordering again..
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Thanks for the write up HJMIK.. I ordered mine yesterday and should be getting it today. Justin was very easy to work with. I sent him pictures of my car to make sure it would fit. It will and I hope to have it on by this weekend. Good guys over there at JNA Performance.. I will be ordering again..
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Here is my lip installed... I think it was a bit deformed when I got it because when i laid it on the ground, the bottom portion of it was bent a bit...it still is but you can't really tell in the pics. But here it is on my car.







like hjmik, I decided not to put the foam in the holes... And I too have some gaps on both sides of the lip, but I will find a way to fix that... Overall I think the lip is decent. Can't beat it for the price.

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Isn't this lip actually made for the STI?
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Man... I think lip looks way better on white car cuz you can actually see the lip... not so much on black one
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