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Which lip to replace the old one on my Talon?

Posted by Blk95gs, Jun 15, 2006

  1. Carbon fiber RMDSM lip (lip A below)

    9 vote(s)
    47.4%
  2. Carbon fiber ABS Dynamics lip (lip B below)

    10 vote(s)
    52.6%
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  1. Blk95gs

    Blk95gs Proven Member

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    This is the old lip I had for like a month (we will call it 'Lip A'):

    Talonfreshpaint01.jpg


    It's shattered. And you can't find them anywhere, and if you do, they're on backorder. But I can get it in ABS plastic. Anyway, I do have the opportunity to pick up this identical lip off of this exact car, of which there are MAYBE 2 in the country (And this will be 'Lip B'):

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    So. the question is, which do you prefer? Lip A or Lip B?
     
  2. Whiplash

    Whiplash Proven Member

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    They look the same?
     

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  3. EclipseSH21

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    Lip A if left unpainted. Lip B if painted to match. :thumb:
     
  4. diablos991

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    I would have to agree. :thumb:
     

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  5. Blk95gs

    Blk95gs Proven Member

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    The lip on my car bolts directly to the bottom of the bumper, as if to create a 'step' effect.

    The other comes up onto the bumper, inside the openings and what not. I love my lip but can't find another! :cry:
     
  6. dnhieu

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    make that 3. i dont like the other lip but i think if it was painted it would be unique and pretty cool looking.
     

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  7. markGSX

    markGSX Proven Member

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    agreed also about painting the 2nd one.
    also... i think your bumper was cracked in the middle? the 2nd lip would help to cover and reinforce that area since it lays inside the bumper.
     

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  8. notwho

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    Agreed, however, the lip would look strange without some side skirts and rear bumper lip. I say go with A and leave it be.
     
  9. olmytsi

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    :thumb:
     
  10. mopardwh

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    YEP :thumb:
     
  11. laserspeeddemon

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    dido to post #3
     

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  12. Blk95gs

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    That's what I was thinking. He said he'd let Lip B go for $250. Now I have to think about it.

    Lip A is on backorder indefinately. You can get it in ABS plastic. But it's $370 shipped :notgood:
     
  13. olmytsi

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  14. Blk95gs

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    I was actually looking at that one. I just like how mine sat down so much farther, especially since my wheel/tire combo doesn't allow me to lower the car that extra .5" that it needs. It really evened out the 97-99 front.

    On a positive note, I just ordered a new eBay bumper (what I used last time as well) for $114.90 shipped :thumb:

    ***the poll is at 50% to 50% haha.
     
  15. housegsx

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    Cupra R lip! :thumb: I have one, but I haven't installed it yet. Only like $89 too.
    Cupra lip
     
  16. Blk95gs

    Blk95gs Proven Member

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    A VW buddy of mine just told me to do that too haha.

    Get pics, I want to see it. It's not really as aggressive as I'd like a lip to be, but it's a lot cheaper.

    **EDIT**
    he sent me a pic of his friend's car with the Seat lip.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. mitsuclipsegsx

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    370 shipped?? If your talking about the machv one its $205 shipped.:confused:
     
  18. housegsx

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    That car is in this thread...http://www.dsmtuners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=193722
    There are a few other pics. I don't have it on my car yet because I still have to get a new bumper first, so no pics of mine yet.
     
  19. olmytsi

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  20. mitsuclipsegsx

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    resize it,LOL
     
  21. Blk95gs

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    It isn't bad, just too subtle. I liked how the RM lip was aggressive but not too aggressive.
     
  22. RWKustoms

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    Your busted lip (RMDSM lip) looks similar to this one on Ebay which costs a fortune and is CF:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-9...36475QQitemZ8073253719QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

    Lip B can be found here but it will be ABS. As others have stated just paint it to match and it should look pretty nice:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-9...36475QQitemZ8075786359QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

    Or you can get this lip that everybody seems to have now:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-9...36475QQitemZ8072930370QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

    Hope this is some help as I have dealt with lip issues myself in the past.

    And by the way I like LIP A better.:thumb:
     
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  24. RWKustoms

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    After seeing these pics I think I'll buy this lip off Ebay today.
     

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  25. CanadianTSi

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    I've had the Seat Lip in my garage for the last 6+ months...need to get around to installing it.
     

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