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Old 10-27-2003, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default Gruppe-s V1 Carbon fiber front lip

For those of you interested, i havent seen much info about this so i figured i'd let you know how it all went. the lip is very nice. it comes without screws but i had some laying around so it was ok. it does come with attached rivets and brackets which line up perfectly to the factory holes so i really didnt have to drill any new ones. which is a + if you break it off getting some air in your car or something. the edges were a little sharp so we added electrical tape around the inside so it didnt scratch my car. the drivers side when we lined it up stuck out slightly. so we added 2 screws in the wheel well on each side. (one reuses the stock location, the other is new, but both have to be drilled in the CF) the lip did need a little polishing just from its long trip from CA to NJ. overall im very happy with it. i was a little frustrated at first when there werent any screws but luckily we pulled it all together. install took about 1 hour with many "idea" breaks. takes really only 20 min. we were very careful. hope this helps your decision when buying. the price was cheap as well.
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Old 10-31-2003, 04:12 PM   #2
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Do you have any pics of it on the car?
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Old 11-01-2003, 10:42 PM   #3
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tomorrow PM me and i'll take some for you
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Old 11-02-2003, 10:08 PM   #4
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i'd love to see some too....i am very interested in it
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Old 11-03-2003, 01:40 AM   #5
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lets see how this works...
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Old 11-03-2003, 01:42 AM   #6
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Old 11-03-2003, 01:45 AM   #7
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i can send you the originals, it shows the details much nicer. these are VERY shrunken down to fit here.
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Old 11-04-2003, 10:12 AM   #8
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I just ordered this from Gruppe-S as well, can you please send me the original pics to WRXtreme02@cfl.rr.com thanks!

Oh , and where do the brackets go on the car?

Thanks
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Old 11-04-2003, 12:00 PM   #9
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Default it mounts absolutely factory

but i added 2 screws in the wheel wells to make it fit better. now it sits perfect (as you can see in the pictures) there are all the holes already in your car, so you dont have to make any on top. the Carbon fiber is a little rough on the top. so put something underneath it or behind it so it doesnt scratch your paint. ill email them to you one at a time because they are about 1 meg each
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Old 11-04-2003, 01:55 PM   #10
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wow, looks really good in the close up pics.
I'm going to wet sand the lip down and shoot a tinted clear coat over it to try and match my car a little better.

Will post pics when its done..

Thanks again.
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Old 11-04-2003, 06:54 PM   #11
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Old 11-04-2003, 08:26 PM   #12
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is your car lowered at all? how much ground clearnace do you have (either way please)
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Old 11-05-2003, 01:43 AM   #13
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it is one full inch more than the greddy lip (i was going to put it on but said NO WAY) after how low it was. since i drive fast i needed something i dont have to worry about. this is definately it. its not too low, i can drive like a mad man, its just the quick dips at high speed. as long as your somewhat careful you wont hit it at all. i've barely touched it once, and it was somewhere i hadnt been before. i'd say its pretty hard to bottom it out unless your going crazy...but im a valet and i also ALWAYS reverse park...you would take it out on a parking thingy or scrape it. i'd say i have about 4 inches or so to the ground.
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Old 11-05-2003, 10:17 PM   #14
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I've had mine on for a week now, and it fits pretty well and looks great. I did the screws on the ends and I covered the 'upper' edge with self-adhesive door edge guard which I applied using a blowdrier on low heat.

I read somewhere that STi deseigned the lip to reduce lift as much as possible, and I believe it. My car was 'lip-less' until I installed the v1. The car feels more stable above ~50 mph and MUCH better above 80 mph.
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Old 11-08-2003, 06:10 PM   #15
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did any of you guys use double sided tape to stick it on? My buddy used double sided tape on his civic w/ cf spoon lip and it has held up well on these hellish roads for almost 2 years (even after a collusion with a ground hog!). But i wondered if the sti lip is too big to be held up by just double sided tape?
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Old 11-08-2003, 06:30 PM   #16
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did any of you guys use double sided tape to stick it on? My buddy used double sided tape on his civic w/ cf spoon lip and it has held up well on these hellish roads for almost 2 years (even after a collusion with a ground hog!). But i wondered if the sti lip is too big to be held up by just double sided tape?
Not necessary as it is not a 'stick on' POS.
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Old 11-09-2003, 09:38 AM   #17
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Not necessary as it is not a 'stick on' POS.
i hardly think of a $600 spoon carbon fiber lip as a POS
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The original STi unit comes with double stick tape As does the STi V2 lip.
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IMHO, using ONLY tape to secure a $600 item to a vehicle capable of 150+mph is a foolish thing to do. A $600 lip on a street car is also a foolish thing to do, IMHO.
The price of something has very little to do with its actual worth, as is glaringly apparent in todays society.

The lip I have is an OEM replica and has brackets and screws, just like the original and could have been installed without the screws and stayed on at speed. I did, like M32WRXin3seconds did, add an extra screw on each end in the wheel arch for extra security.
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Yes, only a fool would use just double sided tape to "secure" a front lip. What kinda moron would do that
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Yes, only a fool would use just double sided tape to "secure" a front lip. What kinda moron would do that
Ask lawn dart...er...lawn boi..er...you know....
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