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Old 09-12-2011, 08:54 AM   #17
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2011 WRX Limited 5dr


Originally Posted by rsutton1223 View Post
So let me get this straight...

You are hitting your front bumper on your driveway (which I do too...just go at more of an angle) you want to put a 700 dollar carbon fiber piece there to take the abuse?

Get a knock off Bayson R poly lip and call it a day. Why would you put a carbon fiber lip as a cement impact protection piece? You are just going to be here in a week complaining about how Subaru's design caused you to break your expensive CF lip. But...any lip you put on the car is going to decrease your ground clearance.

I put on the SPT lip before the Bayson R was available to protect the bumper and because it looks good on the 2011 bodies.

They's called a SUV or truck...and most SUV's aren't even built for it these days. You bought a rally inspired car that is tuned for the road. Not a rally car that happens to be street legal.

And just about every rally event I have watched...the front bumpers of the cars are all destroyed by the end of the run regardless of manufacturer. I swear they replace them after every race like they are a wear item.
I'm looking for a thinner carbon fiber sheet like lip piece, I just found an $81 piece of 1/8" x 6" x 18" dragonplate carbon fiber board online. I'm thinking I can put those under the drivers and passengers side lip edges that stick down and out too far. Not sure how I would attach it though, this way I can replace it if need be. I could of swore to God I had seen some higher end cars come with something like this to protect the front bumper. How far down does you SPT sit then the original bumper? I've seen some picture of the Bayson R but that seems to be too thick, and sticks out past the bumper edge. Also, not looking for the carbon fiber to be an item to show off, so I could care less about looks, I want to protect the lip edge.
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