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Q: Is this DIY for all civics?
A: This DIY is for all Civic Coupe models but possible variate to Sedan. (Pic at the end of DIY)
Q: How much did this project cost?
A: Depends on how much of the tools you have already. Order the requiring Parts will est to 80$.
Q: Does it come painted?
A: No, the lip does not come painted or primed.
Q: What is the lip made of?
A: Depends which one you purchase, I purchased poly-urethane but there is also ABS which is more flexible.
Q: How long does this project take?
A: From start to finish, took me about 3 hours with complete dedication.
Q: Can I cut the lip before I rivet it on?
A: Yes, but it would be harder to measure exactly where to cut since you are flexing it.
Q: How many rivet/washers do I need for this project?
A: You will need min 17 rivet/washers but get at least 25 if you mess up.
Q: Can you remove the lip anytime?
A: Yes, but it will be at the cost of rivets.
Q: Is there an easy fix to the holes on the side of the bumper?
A: Yes, you can fill it with a little putty and use touch up paint from the dealership.
Q: How strong is the lip when driving?
A: I ran a constant 120 mph with the lip on after 2 weeks and it is still holding without any issues.
Q: How low does it extend downwards?
A: About 2.5 - 3 inches
Q: Does it crack easy or withstand scrapping?
A: With poly-urethane, under normal wear and tear it does really well for scraps and bending while holding it's shape.
Q: Can we use the same method in this DIY for the S204 STI Lip?
A: Yes, but the end mount application will be different.
- Hand Power Drill
- Riveting Tool [3/16]
- Phillips screwdriver
- Flat-tip screwdriver
- 5 mm Hex wrench
- Eye protection (recommended)
- Heat gun (optional)
- Clip Removing Tool (optional)
- Bumper stand or boxes (optional)
- Cleaning Alcohol (optional)
Front Lip - 06-07 STI CS2 Style front bumper lip
Part Link - http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUBARU-IMPREZA-WRX-STI-2006-2007-CS2-URETHANE-FRONT-BUMPER-LIP-SPOILER-/190834172708?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make:Subaru&hash=item2c6e9a6324&vxp=mtr
Cost - $59.99 + Free Shipping
Shipping / Receiving Time (48 States) - 7 to 15 business days
Comment(s): There are several sellers of this lip on ebay. If you cant find one then just wait a week or so and it will be restocked. If you paid more than $70 shipped, you paid to much. Average pricing is 64$ and lowest is 59$ I've seen in the past 7 months.
Note: There are 2 lips for 06-07 STI, please make sure you have the CS2 or CS Sports Style and not the S204 Lip.
Rivet - 3/16 Large Head Rivets and Washers (50)
Part Link - http://www.ebay.com/itm/281099996259?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
Cost - $14.50 + $2.27 Shipping
Shipping / Receiving Time (48 States) - 3 to 10 business days
Comment(s): I used 22 Rivet/Washer on this project including the ones I miss pulled. Actual amount on the bumper is 17. I bought 50 because it was almost the same price as 25 and you have more left for future projects or mispulls.
Prep Work (optional)
Step 1 – Lip Prep
When I got my lip, it was covered in a bit of oil from the manufacturer. I used a bit of rubbing alcohol to clean the entire lip down and made sure there was no cracks or abnormal bends.
Step 2 – Lip Color
This is a perfect time for you to prime and paint your lip if you want to color match it or just be different. This way you can get it in all angles. I personally used these at the bottom start with primer, then the base coat, metallize etc
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