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Old 09-01-2013, 07:48 PM   #51
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Those screws are going to rust the first time you get them wet. I recommend getting some stainless steel button head screws. You can get them at hardware stores.

Hmm - I was afraid that might happen. I saw the SS ones, but I didn't want them to show so much (shiny!) so I thought I'd give the black a try. Luckily, the hard part is done, so if these do rust, I should be able to swap them out fairly easily, and I'll give those a try - Thanks!
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:43 AM   #52
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I am surprised that no vendor actually makes this lip....Im sure it would look good on a 04/05 as well.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:24 AM   #53
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Hmm - I was afraid that might happen. I saw the SS ones, but I didn't want them to show so much (shiny!) so I thought I'd give the black a try. Luckily, the hard part is done, so if these do rust, I should be able to swap them out fairly easily, and I'll give those a try - Thanks!
You know mine are countersunk and they work absolutely fine. No cracking or anything.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:24 PM   #54
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I am surprised that no vendor actually makes this lip....Im sure it would look good on a 04/05 as well.
I did this with mechatricity in his garage, and his girlfriend has an 04. I held the strip up to her bumper before we attached it to mine and it definitely looks great there, too.


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You know mine are countersunk and they work absolutely fine. No cracking or anything.
Did you drill countersunk holes, it just normal holes and let the screw compress itself in? Maybe I should have asked that before starting, haha.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:31 PM   #55
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Those screws are going to rust the first time you get them wet. I recommend getting some stainless steel button head screws. You can get them at hardware stores.

You can get black SS screws from McMaster-Carr that wouldn't rust. You can get them in a flat head, button head or socket head styles as well.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#socket-head-cap-screws/=ockcyq
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:36 PM   #56
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I did this with mechatricity in his garage, and his girlfriend has an 04. I held the strip up to her bumper before we attached it to mine and it definitely looks great there, too.

Did you drill countersunk holes, it just normal holes and let the screw compress itself in? Maybe I should have asked that before starting, haha.
I used an actual countersink drill bit. Worked like a charm ad didn't drill too far
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:17 AM   #57
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I have seen that japanparts.com (I think) sells this lip but they sell it as a rubber strip, but even for that I think its alot of monies. I def like this home made lip tho. I would like to find some poly to make it our of that way it can still felx and not rip off like the OP's did at first.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:07 AM   #58
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Anyone know how this holds up in snow? . Like backing out of your driveway is it going to want to pull off the bumper? I could see it being like a plow and just dragging all the snow :/
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:57 AM   #59
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They do well something similar but it is for the burn up wrc replica 04 bumper only.



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Anyone know how this holds up in snow? . Like backing out of your driveway is it going to want to pull off the bumper? I could see it being like a plow and just dragging all the snow :/
I've caught this lip on driveways and curbs backing out. It makes an awful noise but doesn't rip off. Especially if you use proper countersunk bolts. Everything just flexes. And I doubt it would even flex with some snow. It's pretty sturdy.

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Old 09-08-2013, 03:53 PM   #60
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Has anyone done this to their 08 and up subies?
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:26 PM   #61
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Definitely like the way that looks
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:58 PM   #62
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Looks great and makes for a great DIY project!
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:55 PM   #63
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Took a look at my08 premium. looks like the same design would work. I'll need to get some L brackets to support it though. I think if you drilled into the bumper along the sides and mounted upside down L brackets in the middle you could get a consistent mounting all the way across. If you lined it up to where the bumper straightens out and sanded it so it blends better it could look good too.

Might do it in the next week or 2. Little scared of drilling into the bumper. Anyone know a less permanent solution? Maybe involving the industrial strength velcro chilling in my garage or other undoable attachment methods. (toolbox clips and zap straps perhaps...)

Anyone have any cool ideas about how to trim/fold the bottom to make it look better/cooler/cleaner?

Next question is self tappers or nylon nuts and bolts?

And last one... did you pre-drill the holes in the lip before clamping it to the car?

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Old 09-12-2013, 08:09 PM   #64
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Took a look at my08 premium. looks like the same design would work. I'll need to get some L brackets to support it though. I think if you drilled into the bumper along the sides and mounted upside down L brackets in the middle you could get a consistent mounting all the way across. If you lined it up to where the bumper straightens out and sanded it so it blends better it could look good too.

Might do it in the next week or 2. Little scared of drilling into the bumper. Anyone know a less permanent solution? Maybe involving the industrial strength velcro chilling in my garage or other undoable attachment methods. (toolbox clips and zap straps perhaps...)

Anyone have any cool ideas about how to trim/fold the bottom to make it look better/cooler/cleaner?

Next question is self tappers or nylon nuts and bolts?


And last one... did you pre-drill the holes in the lip before clamping it to the car?
You might be able to get away with this: instead of drilling, but it will also add a little material between the bumper and lip so it might not blend as well.

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Could work. I'm not sure if it would hold up at high speeds though.

Does anyone have any pictures of something like this on an 08 DIY or not. I'm still trying to picture how it would look.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:38 PM   #66
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I don't know if I would trust any adhesive like that, especially after it didn't hold my Prodrive lip on.

I would go with nylon nuts and bolts vs. self-tappers. Did some yanking on mine today and it's not going anywhere.

As far as pre-drilling; I drilled as I went, to make sure everything lined up properly, and so there was no warping of the ABS.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #67
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just a little update. Polycarbonate is holding up MUCH better. definitely worth the extra coin for those thinking of doing this.

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^Still looks great!!

Update from me - everyone was right about those screws rusting.
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^Still looks great!!

Update from me - everyone was right about those screws rusting.

yup i had the same problem. I spray some rustoleum black engine enamel into a bottle cap and went through a dabbed all the screw heads with the paint. no more rust problems.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:26 PM   #70
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yup i had the same problem. I spray some rustoleum black engine enamel into a bottle cap and went through a dabbed all the screw heads with the paint. no more rust problems.
That's not a bad idea! Thanks.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:36 PM   #71
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I think i'm going to give this a shot on my hawk. I've always hated the way the bumper outcrops on the corners. I'm going to eventually couple this with a splitter.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:40 PM   #72
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I think i'm going to give this a shot on my hawk. I've always hated the way the bumper outcrops on the corners. I'm going to eventually couple this with a splitter.

awesome man! cant wait to see the results. be sure to post up.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:31 PM   #73
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Anybody do anything similar on the gr yet? My bumper is pretty messed up and I need a cheap solution
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:39 AM   #74
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So with this pic....how far down the bumper is it....and on the sides does it really sit flat/connect good cause it looks like it is resting on that point

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So with this pic....how far down the bumper is it....and on the sides does it really sit flat/connect good cause it looks like it is resting on that point
If you see the crease in the stock bumper, that's where you line up the lip. All the way around to the other side. And follow the natural crease. The sides are where they bolt the flattest and sturdiest. It will rip the bumper or lip off before the bolts come out.
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