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Old 11-02-2006, 07:46 PM   #1
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EXT: Front Lip

For those of us/you with the lx or dx models or those who have lost their lip due to whatever circumstance and that are having a hard time locating a new one or an aftermarket one, heres a quick, cheap fix that most people wont be able to tell isnt stock.
Materials needed
Garage Door Bottom Seal(Available at Home Depot, Lowes, etc) $7.97 Get the kind that is kind of bent alread, as there is a completely flat and thinner version available, but it doesnt have the bend to it that you need.
Screws, i used sheet metal screws
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Blood, sweat, tears
Box cutter

Here is a picture of the garage door bottom

its rubber, its incredibly flexible, and its not going to break if you hit a speed bump with it.
here is me flexing it


alright, that being shown/said, lets start this diy

1)Acquire all the materials needed
2)Starting on the passenger side of the bumper near the wheel well, place the new lip material(read garage door bottom seal) up under the bumper where the lip is supposed to be.
3) Using sheet metal screws start to secure the new lip into place.
******Do not screw the screws in too far, as it will go through the new lip, and wont hold it in place, but do screw them in far enough to make it hold and be snug, youre going to put a lot of screws in it, so dont worry about it coming off********
4)As you move around the bumper youll come into curves and such, just use as many screws as necessary to position the new lip into place, and dont worry, the stuff is incredibly flexible.
5)Once you have secured it and gone all the way around the bumper, youll eventually make it to the other side and be at the end of your bumper, this is where your box cutter comes in handy. Cut off the excess lip material and voila, you have a new custom lip, and youre only out less than 10 bucks, and 10 minutes of your time.
Please Note:A couple of members have contacted me about how it helps to use washers when securing the lip onto the car. While i have had no problems personally(i used 9000 screws) if you feel as if you might be want extra security with yours, i reccommend using the washers to secure it in place even better.


You should end up with a finished product that resembles a 90-91 front lip or an se lip. Before anyone calls this ghetto, keep in mind that before i told people what it was, most people thought it was just a stock lip.
Word.
Finished Product

variation
ex lip upside down with diy lip attached
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:51 PM   #2
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damn that looks good man, and for 8 bucks u can't beat that deal,
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:54 PM   #3
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Super creative, when I first saw it in the image gallery I thought, hey nice stock lip. Sneaky bastard
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:58 PM   #4
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Very crafty! haha...nice work man!
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:24 PM   #5
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looks nice and stockish. Good job.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:48 PM   #6
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very good i must say
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:50 PM   #7
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thanks for the positive comments everyone, and just so were all on the same playing field i was really really really hesitant to actually do this. i was like, no, im not putting some fancy weather stripping on my car. 2 hours and 9000 phone calls to junkyards, my mind had changed.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:58 PM   #8
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Old 11-03-2006, 09:34 AM   #9
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hahaha that's so cool.
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Old 11-03-2006, 09:40 AM   #10
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1000x better than no lip. good job mike.
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Old 11-03-2006, 09:52 AM   #11
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What a great I idea, price is nice and it looks really clean too.
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Old 11-03-2006, 10:50 AM   #12
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Great DIY. I saw it last night before you did the DIY and was amazed. Great job.
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Old 11-03-2006, 11:15 AM   #13
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dude that is fucken awesome man it looks just like the stock lip if i knew this i wouldnt of boughten the ex lip i have but good shit man props to you for thinking of this diy
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nice, now take another one and put it on itt
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Old 11-03-2006, 11:32 AM   #15
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oh shit. thats awesome. ill be stopping by home depot this afternoon!
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:12 PM   #16
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Haha! I looked at the finished pic before i read i was like its a stock 90-91 lip so what! But i read it and damn no joke you cant even tell thay its a DIY!
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woot. thanks for all the positive comments again everyone. its a pretty straight forward diy, and i just wonder if they make some longer piecesthat would create an even longer looking lip. i didnt see any at home depot, but perjaps lowes or somewhere would have it, and if anyone finds it and does it, let us know and post some pics please.
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Old 11-03-2006, 02:37 PM   #18
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Pretty cool man. Creative and looks good.
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:40 PM   #19
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I like the fact that it is flexible so it won't break off or get detached from the bumper easily. Very creative.
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:13 PM   #20
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hahhah, thats dope!! good job man!!
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