5th Gen Front Lip(s) - CLOSED NLA
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01-01-2013, 08:13 PM
Teaser of the G
SF Bay Area, CA
2012 Legacy GT and 2009 Forester XT
The files size of the pictures I tried to upload earlier was too large. I have made them smaller and now they are uploaded. Sorry, even though I used my camera instead of my cell phone, the pictures are still not great. The sunlight is too bright on the white car and makes hard shadows on the ground, makiing it difficult to get the true shape of the lip while looking down from the front of the car. I think it will be overcast tomorrow so I will try more pics.
The S204 lip has already been produced with 50 units on hand at the vendor from what I understand.
The minor modifications that I made are simple, took only 5 minutes and are probably not totally necessary. I just wanted to make sure that the lip material on the underside of the bumper cover didn't overlap the tabs for the pop-its that hold the bumper cover on. This is just to maintain the ease of front bumper cover removal and reinstallation. I used tin snips to take 2 small half moon shaped pieces (about the size of half a nickel) out on each side where the lip meets the under side of the bumper cover at these two locations. I also took out another small half moon shape on each side to ease installation of one of the mounting screws. I did not install all 21 screws, only about 13 and the lip is on more that good enough. I installed the 7 in the middle section, the 2 in the rear by the wheel arch, and then skipped every other one around the curve under the fog light. The lip mounts with self tapping screws into the bottom of the bumper cover so it very important to get the lip located accurately before screwing/drilling the hole. Installation was fairly straight forward, however, having an extra set of hands around to hold the lip firmly in place while installing the screws would be helpful. I will try to get picture of these small modification and post them tomorrow.
Otherwise....Enjoy!!! I like it a lot!!!
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