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Old 03-18-2005, 02:42 AM   #1
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Question Need help from those that have JDM STi front lip

Does your lip line up nicely along the top edge?

Does it cover the "canal" on the side of the bumper completely?

Reason is, I fudged up cutting slot on my bumper when I installed the STI front splitters and want to use this JDM Lip to cover up the mess

I'm afraid that three slots in the canal will be exposed if the new lip won't cover up very well.

When you installed yours;

Did you start installing from one side and work through the other side?

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Start from the center ( the lower edge where it meets the bumper) then work on left and right sides?

Sorry for my silly question, but I want it to look as neat as possible.


Close up picture of yours would be highly appreciated

Thanks in advance for your help......
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Old 03-18-2005, 10:20 AM   #2
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Please do not put this junk >>>>>>> in your subject lines- it's totally unneccessary.


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Old 03-18-2005, 11:03 AM   #3
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Wow, That's something I gotta learn. Sorry though.

Anyway....Any inputs??

Pls help.
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Old 03-18-2005, 11:23 AM   #4
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post a pic of what you messed up. i'd install it by raising the front end, resting the middle section in the air dam, and raising both sides to slide into the wheel well. to ensure proper lip placement and adhesion of the 3M double-sided tape, i looped some dental floss around the adhesive backing, mounted the lip, and pulled out the backing with the floss.

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Old 03-19-2005, 12:15 AM   #5
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Sound like a neat installation technique. I don't understand much of looping dental floss around the backing but I will have better picture when I do it myself, I guess.

I will post the picture of my ugly slot.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-19-2005, 05:49 PM   #6
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I used white elec tape (white STi) to cover the holes from the STi splitters.there is the slightest gap right on that part where the top of the lip sits kinda underneath the headlight on the bumper sides...but if you use tape over the Holes...you won't even see the tape or the holes really.Just insures you don't see a Black gap right there.

sanding and grinding is the best way to make the replica fit snug like the Real JDM part.I even bored the holes out to use the stock pop rivets.
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Old 03-20-2005, 10:01 PM   #7
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Mrfairlady, Can you discribe how you install the lip? Any tip to make the top edge line up perfectly without any gaps?
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Old 03-20-2005, 10:22 PM   #8
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That should help!

I wanted to take the bumper off and fit it that way..but I ended up Re-painting the lip and the body shop "baked" it and warped the Hell out of the bottom peice.I then cut it off and sold it,..as well as the body shop payed me for the lip and bought the V-Limited.

Hope this helps.

That lip is made for a WRX type Bumper..not the STi bumper...because of the Splitter Cuts in the bumper.You see that Lip on SPEC C Lmtd's mostly and that car uses a regular WRX bumper.

The Real deal even has the Grey Stripe (Grey stripe on white,Silver--BLK Stripe on Blue,Black) that runs down past the fog covers Like the Factory Splitters and side skirts!its the ****! and I'm sure Pops right on w/ no problems as opposed to the replica.It is a decent fitting
Replica (I've owned a few Replica parts for many cars),.and the Sanding of the inside of the Lip by the wheels is a MUST!!!
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Old 03-21-2005, 12:43 AM   #9
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Thank you so much for your work put on and pics. Your are of great help. You are very observant and put everything into detail.

From Japanese magazine, JDM STI lip fits very well. The top edge fit flush with no gap can be seen. I've seen the real, new one in person. It has a thin black sponge stripe along each top inside edge. I think the problem of exposing of holes has been addressed by Subaru Of Japan. The curve part that runs along the fog light has rubber strip to seal the lip with the bumper. That's quality you should expected from an OEM piece and the price you pay.

The replica one is not as neat. That's why a lot of work needed to put on the lip cleanly.

I might opt to fork out some extra dough for the original one.
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Old 03-21-2005, 12:50 AM   #10
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here's a closeup of my gruppe-s replica one.

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Old 03-21-2005, 05:02 PM   #11
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The Real deal JDM one would be best but Some don't want to fork out $500+ for it....

Desiel Clown.
I think yours looks great...but don't you have a WRX?
STi Bumper seems to be the culprit...but yours FITS NICELY!
Looks like the little "nub" (Corner of the top of the lip) on yours actually popped in right behind the foglight Perfectly.
I had to shave mine off to look good.
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:29 PM   #12
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Agreed with Myfairlady, The lip on DieselClown's has a very nice fit. That nub tucked and filled in the canal like the original one. And the top edge lines up with bumper's indented line perfectly.

DieselClown; Could you tell me how you make your JDM Lip a perfect fit like that?
Any installation tips you can pass on to me??
How did you deal with those gaps and spaces between the bumper and lip??

Pls advise.

Sorry guys for not posting my pics as I'm not allowed to post a pic in here. I don't know why. But you can see my similar post with pic in WRXFanatics.com. I use the same log in name.
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