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Old 05-08-2004, 01:22 AM   #1
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Angry Attention wrx wagon owner's

I'm having difficulty finding a front lip for my wagon. The only ones that I have found are the oem lip ( $800 ) from subaru and the liberal one. I'm just wondering if there are any others or how hard is it to make the sedan ones fit. BTW does anyone know were to get the oem uk one any cheaper than what the local subaru dealership is charging for it? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 05-08-2004, 01:28 AM   #2
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talk to ben tang, hes got the greddy sedan lip modified for his wagon

lnr makes one in carbon

and theres the uk kit... check out www.vividracing.com

the seemingly identical jdm kit
www.japanparts.com

and a few other knock offs
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Old 05-08-2004, 01:50 AM   #3
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yup, custom is the key
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Old 05-08-2004, 02:02 AM   #4
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That's a pretty good price for the jdm front lip spoiler from japanparts. That exact same piece from subaru is $862, so roughly $300 more. Has anyone bought any thing from them. If so does it cost alot for freight and is the delivery a lengthy process?
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Old 05-08-2004, 03:01 AM   #5
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I just put a lip on my wagon. It's the Wings West one for the sedan. You need to cut away part of the stock bumper, but it is a pretty close fit after that. The body shop needed to put a bit of silicone around the edge to make a close fit to the bumper, though. It gets paint next week, so i'll try to let you know how it works out. It was just so much less than ordering from the US.
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Old 05-08-2004, 04:56 AM   #6
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http://www.lnronline.com

Probably what I would get if I had a wagon. CF baby!
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Old 05-08-2004, 05:48 AM   #7
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the STi V1 is a close fit, and look at the shape of it, and it isn't hard to install on wagon front bumpers.

Or else, you must ditch out big dollars to buy the UK kit.
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Old 05-08-2004, 10:46 AM   #8
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or - if you want a minimalist lip, you can make one yourself:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=456176

(I skipped a few steps in between -- see the thread for full details)




good luck with your lip search!

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Old 05-08-2004, 12:05 PM   #9
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Thanks guys for all the help so far. Dendrobium your install was way cool, very original. I saw your car @ the Burnaby library and it is really sweet, I love those gold SL's. Does anyone know how good the fitment is on the lnr lip. I'm hoping for oem like fitment. Does any one have pictures for the sti v1 lip on the wagon?
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Old 05-08-2004, 01:10 PM   #10
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thanks valley-wagon.

As to your question about japanparts.com:

I've ordered some little things here and there from them (I think vovo has as well) and their prices are always quite good (I'm sure you can find cheaper if you REALLY search but you risk shady vendors, shipping/handling headaches etc.) I'm not sure how they are on "bigger" items like a lip and such but my experience with them has always been positive and it doesn't hurt to ask for just a quote from them.

The process usually goes like this when ordering from japanparts.com:

1. You pick the parts you want on-line from their website.

2. They send you a thoroughly detailed price/shipping/availability quote (and answer any questions you may have) by E-MAIL within 1-2 days (pls remember there is a +16 hour time difference from Van to Japan) It's nice cuz they will tell you if parts are IN STOCK or even available.

3. You can then choose to act on the quote or not (ie. pay them)

4. They will usually ask you one last time if you want to process your credit card order or not (nice in case you change your mind)

5. They will subsqeuently provide you e-mail notification of when they ship your order out, and provide a purolator dropship-by-air tracking number.

Because they drop-ship from Japan, I've received stuff from them in as little as 3 days before (ordered on Monday night, received on Thursday!)

The longest I waited was perhaps 1.5 weeks.

Overall, very prompt, courteous service (they are japanese after all ) just be patient with their English a bit, and don't be afraid to ask for rare JDM stuff that they don't even list on their website -- 'cuz they can usually get it for you!

Also, you know they are pretty accurate when they ask for your VIN/chassis code to make sure the parts you order will fit your car

Good luck!

-- Dendrobium

P.S. Just a heads-up you will usually receive a GST/handling bill from PBB Global logistics a few weeks after your japanparts.com order arrives. The handling amounts are usually quite reasonable (compared to what ups and fedex brokerage fees can amount to!)
For example, I got dinged ~18 CDN$ GST fee and ~15 CDN$ handling fee on a $250 CDN order -- not terribly cheap but not terribly unreasonable either.

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Old 05-08-2004, 01:30 PM   #11
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Thanks Dendrobium, I'm going to have to throw them an e-mail here shortly. P.S. I love the thoroughness of your posts. It help's out alot.
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Old 06-02-2004, 08:11 AM   #12
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for your business and your kind (and accurate!) posting
Most anything thats available on the Japanese domestic market we can quote for; and advise turnaround time
Again many thanks and Doomo Arigatoo!!
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