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#61 Old 09-24-2013, 09:52 PM
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Well, yeah...but I want to be able to see it. I do like subtle though, I'm not a fan of gawldy for most things...
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Once I heat and stretch it in the front a bit it'll def be more noticeable. I like the fact the BaysonR lip wraps around the back of the bumper/wheel well but it def makes moving the lip out/forward difficult. Nothing my heat gun can't make happen though lol!

I'll be sure to take some before and after pics.


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^ I need to do the same in my thread, post pics of how it's secured and I'll do the same for comparison. And also so people doing this in the future have stupid proof options.. Haha
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Will do lol! I'll post sizes of everything I used too.

Now I need a set of rear splitters. Looks kinda weird with just a front lip. Couldn't refuse the $12.48 BaysonR front lip though lol!


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Where did you find that for $12.48?!

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NeverSummer. He's obv dealing on the black market at that price lol!! But I think he just didn't like the style of lip and hooked me up. He's going with the JNA style. I like that one too.


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Oh gotcha fol. That was pretty nice if David. I thought it was a typo. That's a great deal. :thumbup:

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I agree with needin a match all around
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That lip looks tittays Brandon...
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I never said I didn't like the style/look of the lip b-dawg. I happen to come across it while I basically had the other one purchased. So outta the good of my heart i gave you the less expensive one because I'm awesome like that! Lol


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So after loosening the hardware and heating things up, I was able to stretch the lip forward that 1/4" I was looking for. Now it's perfectly flush with the corners of the large cutout in the bumper and looks much better IMO.

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Here's a pic of all the hardware I used installed, and also stats for others to use as reference. I used M6 machine screws, washers, and locking nuts for the x16 smaller holes along the front. I drilled the holes for these out to 3/16 which gives a little room for fine adjustment. And I used M10 bolts, washers, and locking nuts for the x8 larger holes in the front and back of the lip. I drilled these holes out to 7/32 which also gives a little room for fine adjustment. Hope this helps someone!

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Looks good riot! I may have to find a lip for mine.....
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Excellent job Brandon! Looks great! :thumbup:
Maybe one day I'll get one and will have to remember this great reference!
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*UPDATE*

So my OCD would not allow me to leave this thing alone till I got it perfect, and now I can say it is. Figured I'd post up some of the things I did so others can see before/after pics and make choices that fit their taste.

First off, I yet again had to figure out a way to get the lip forward more, and it was still about 1/4" under the bumper in the front. So I did some thinking and found the culprit! The bracket in the pics below doesn't match up with the factory hole (which I basically forced mine to when I first installed) and was thinking of just redrilling a hole in the bumper so I could move the lip forward like I wanted to. But while I was under there I noticed the ridiculous gap between the bumper and lip that was behind it. Again, this got me thinking. If the bracket is secured to the lip on the bottom and secured to the bumper on top it's obv going to tweak/twist the lip. So what I did was remove the bracket, cut out the piece of lip the bracket was attached to, then simply drilled a hole through the lip and bumper where the bracket use to be.*READ* It's very important you don't over tighten this bolt though as it's very close to the edge/visible part of the bumper on the outside. As soon as the lip makes contact with the bumper just give it another quarter turn and then apply heat. The heat gun will seal the gap around the corner...not the screw! And as you can see in the before/after pics, the decision to cut that bracket out of the equation made for a 100% better fitment in the front and also got rid of the gap on the corners.

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And as you can see, now the lip matches up in the front around the corners and along the front....

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And lastly, I didn't like how at the ends of the lip where they curl around the wheel well that it just kinda hung out there and looked very unfinished. So I removed the bottom push pin that holds in the wheel well cover, drilled a hole through the lip, and inserted a longer push pin setup. I had spare push pins in my ridiculously large "extra parts" drawer lol...but you can buy longer/fatter push pins from any autoparts store. Here's the outcome. Looks much more OE and finished off IMO!
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My gf kindly came outside and gave me my OCD meds while doing all this FOL! But then she proceeded to say it def looked better, which only makes me appreciate the fact I have an inability to leave ANYTHING alone until it's perfect. It has it's pros and cons


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