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Old 03-31-2014, 08:50 AM   #1
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Over the past few months I've had the pleasure of working with HPT Motorsports in the test, fitment, and installation of their new VS style front lip. They have developed this lip to be of the highest quality and fitment of any other like this style. Just like all their other lips, this one falls under the same category of a true polyurethane mold with a smooth black finish. The fitment is absolutely perfect and very easy to install. The durability factor with a true polyurethane lip is far superior to any of the cheap plastic style found on many bargain sites.

I've had this lip on my car for a few months now and have gone through a really tough winter and it's been bumped, scraped, and attacked with road salt. It remained flexible down in the negative degree temperatures where most lips begin to fail and crack when even lightly impacted. The finish stayed smooth and took the daily beating of road salt very well.

Another note about this lip has less to do with the lip itself, but the company that backs it. In communication with HPT Motorsports has been a pleasure. Customer service is pleasant, attentive and email response is very quick. I've been extremely happy with the whole process of working with them and I look forward in representing their lip at this years Wicked Big Meet on June 9th 2014 in Stafford Springs, Connecticut.

To purchase, please head over to HPT Motorsports website located (HERE)
Direct link to the lip can be found (HERE)

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Old 03-31-2014, 08:51 AM   #2
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:36 AM   #3
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Surprisingly I like it, I'm not usually a fan of the larger front lip kits but this one is pretty nice!

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Old 03-31-2014, 11:38 AM   #4
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Any plans to produce one of these for an 04/05 fitment?
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:54 PM   #5
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Vendor status needed to post???

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Old 03-31-2014, 01:06 PM   #6
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Looks great!
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:59 PM   #7
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I don't work for HPT, not selling the lip, or asking anyone to buy it.
Just a review of the lip and my experience working with HPT.
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:16 PM   #8
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Thanks for posting this. I've been looking at this for the last few days, trying to decide whether to pre-order or not. Looks like they won't be available until mid-April, but you can save $10 if you pre-order now. I like how much they sit forward of the bottom of the bumper cover, it's a more aggressive look. The lip I have now is not very visible, which is just as well because it's cracked in half after this winter. Did you use the self-tapping screws to mount, or upgrade to small nuts/bolts/washers?

ETA: I guess the $10 off deal is over. Yep, expired in the 28th.

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Old 03-31-2014, 02:19 PM   #9
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Thanks for posting this. I've been looking at this for the last few days, trying to decide whether to pre-order or not. Looks like they won't be available until mid-April, but you can save $10 if you pre-order now. I like how much they sit forward of the bottom of the bumper cover, it's a more aggressive look. The lip I have now is not very visible, which is just as well because it's cracked in half after this winter. Did you use the self-tapping screws to mount, or upgrade to small nuts/bolts/washers?
I used the self tapping screws on mine but the production lips will come with both self tapping screws and nuts and bolts.
It's definitely more aggressive than the v-limited I had previous to this one. I love it!
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:56 PM   #10
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Thanks for the post! Do you have to drill holes into your bumper to install it? Thanks!
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:08 PM   #11
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Notes:

You will have to drill holes into your existing bumper to mount this lip. Lip comes with 23 pre-drilled holes. See "instructions tab" for more details.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:15 PM   #12
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Thank you. However, I don't see an "instructions tab"

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You will have to drill holes into your existing bumper to mount this lip. Lip comes with 23 pre-drilled holes. See "instructions tab" for more details.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:19 PM   #13
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Thank you. However, I don't see an "instructions tab"
Haha, the tab will be there soon (I think)
Dale just quoted the "notes" section on their site.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:01 PM   #14
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I wonder what this would look like on a 08-10 STi bumper....... Maybe I should grab one and test it out.
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:47 AM   #15
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How long till these are back on order?
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How long till these are back on order?
Subiemods.com has them I believe
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:23 PM   #17
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Thanks for the awesome write up Overland04! We truly appreciate all your help with this and it's been a pleasure working with you as well. Your time & efforts are easily apparent with the quality review and detailed pictures. So thank you again! We look forward having you at our booth for WBM 2014!

Regarding the current status on the VS lips, we just pre-sold out yesterday for our first initial shipment due mid-month. We do have more on order (along with the other CS style line-up) but we probably won't see that stock for another 4-5 weeks. It's a pretty large order so the mfg. will be quite busy getting those made and shipped out to us. But if anyone has any questions or concerns, please dont hesitate to contact us.

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Wish the shipping wasn't so ridiculous or I'd be all over this.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:18 AM   #19
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Why can no one make a quality polyurethane lip like this for the 04-05 STi. The v limited lips out there are garbage. This looks to be of very good quality.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:25 PM   #20
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Wow shipping is a bit crazy. Such a nice lip though...
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:37 PM   #21
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its a bit much for the shipping cost.. maybe we can do a group sale on this (maybe free shipping) LOL
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:47 PM   #22
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I don't understand why free shipping can't be offered....there are companies smaller than you (HPT) that offer free shipping on lips that cost less than $100 :/
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:23 PM   #23
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How about a front lip for the 2015's?
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:45 PM   #24
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How about a front lip for the 2015's?
They literally just came out. Ever heard of R&D?
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:46 AM   #25
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They literally just came out. Ever heard of R&D?
Ever hear of a suggestion? jeesh
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