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    Thread: Lip Saver???

    1. 01-02-2008 02:58 PM #1
      I recently read a magezine feature about a father son STI build. They bought a very expensive and extremely low JDM body kit. Unfortunately, it was too low to be driven daily without killing the front lip, so the father fabricated a metal skid plate of sorts to keep the lip from getting muffed up. I was just wondering if anyone on here has something like that. I am going to be painting my stock valance colormatched again and will have to come up with and/or buy something to stop this from happening. Does anything like this exist?

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      01-02-2008 03:01 PM #2
      Is your car extremely low? It'll have to be in order to scrape the stock valence on the bumper.

      I haven't seen anything made, I guess people just suck it up and deal with it around here

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    3. 01-02-2008 03:03 PM #3
      i need that for my lip....i wish i had pics of the bottom of it

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    4. 01-02-2008 03:05 PM #4
      No, but is lower than stock. My valance currently is peeling horribly due to weather, large (sometimes unavoidable) potholes, speedbumps that must be crossed in order to enter many parking lots where I shop, etc. I would just like the paint to last a while. I have noticed (at least I think) that the front end is lower after the jetta front end conversion. Could just be me though. I'm just surprised that no company has jumped on this idea. I could see it bringing in a decent amount of money with relatively little work needed to create it. It would almost be like a large splitter that doesn't stick out at the bottom.


      Modified by dgea1986 at 12:07 PM 1-2-2008

    5. 01-02-2008 03:37 PM #5
      throw on a cupra lip to kind of keep the gashes/bumps off the bottom.

      you might need to do some fabrication, but it should save you some cash in the long run.

      my car has been lowered around 2 inches (i know its not as low as most) and i still have problems with scraping. honestly, a change in your driving habits and where/how you park will do you some good.


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      01-02-2008 03:39 PM #6
      J-13 made up his own little splitter type thing to go on his stock lip. Looks pretty good too.
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    7. 01-02-2008 04:04 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by luvdemdubz »
      throw on a cupra lip to kind of keep the gashes/bumps off the bottom.

      honestly, a change in your driving habits and where/how you park will do you some good.

      im not so sure a cupra lip will protect much... maybe just the thin section where it is attached to the lip, but that isn't much. but you are right, changing driving/parking habits will cut down on a lot of scrapes... just have to be more aware of the lay of the road and always go up sharp inclines (such as a driveway or parking lot entrance) at an angle, not straight on


    8. 01-02-2008 04:06 PM #8
      how the hell do you scrape stock valence when its barely lowered?

    9. 01-02-2008 04:15 PM #9
      take driveways head-on at full speed?

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      01-02-2008 06:00 PM #10
      every time i hear my car scrape a little part of me dies...

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      01-02-2008 06:02 PM #11
      I'm fabbing my own for a stock GLI valence cause I'm sick of mauling it but I've never seen any mass produced one.

    12. 01-02-2008 06:41 PM #12
      Good ideas

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      01-02-2008 06:43 PM #13
      I have the rieger one. It's saved me so many broken bumpers and paint jobs.

    14. 01-02-2008 06:45 PM #14
      ive got a splitter on my car right now, im trying to sell it though but its made of abs plastic, its kept my gli valence in perfect shape, if you could mold that to fit the bottom of your lip and bolt it on it would def. save it

    15. 01-02-2008 06:53 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by icwhatyoudidthere »
      how the hell do you scrape stock valence when its barely lowered?

      umm you should see my driveway. i RARELY scrape but it does happen.
      also when i roll my car onto ramps to change my oil it scrapes like mad


    16. 01-03-2008 08:43 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by luvdemdubz »

      umm you should see my driveway. i RARELY scrape but it does happen.
      also when i roll my car onto ramps to change my oil it scrapes like mad

      Thank you. You don't have to be slammed to scrape a front bumper.


    17. 01-04-2008 12:48 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by dgea1986 »

      Thank you. You don't have to be slammed to scrape a front bumper.

      a stock mk4 bumper you do. maybe yall need to learn how to drive a lowered car


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      01-04-2008 12:50 AM #18
      Quote, originally posted by icwhatyoudidthere »

      a stock mk4 bumper you do. maybe yall need to learn how to drive a lowered car

      IMO that's not called driving...it's dodging.


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      01-04-2008 01:12 AM #19
      if your low enough to worry about messing up your lip then only answer is to be careful while driving.
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    20. 01-04-2008 01:16 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by icwhatyoudidthere »

      a stock mk4 bumper you do. maybe yall need to learn how to drive a lowered car

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