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DIY: RS1 Lip Install!!

Old 07-24-2010, 12:21 AM
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Okay so everyone asks, how to you install a RS1 Front Lip. This is the DIY!! I looked everywhere and I couldnít find one thread after thread of people just saying it easy and that you just need four screws and double sided tape -_-
Thatís no help people!!! We need pictures and instructions so this is the way I did it. I have the fender fog lights and I didnít need to cut no inch or anything. All you need to do was sand the sh*t out of it so here it is:

First thing you need to do is to put on your lip without any screws or anything just to check if you need to make any mods or anything. I suggest you put some painters tape from getting any scratches on your car.

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After that if you have fender fog lights youíre going to need to sand the plastic that goes inside the little openings in the bumper.
Turn this:

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Into this (the thinner the better)

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Now that you are done with your lip we move to your fog lights, if you donít have these kind of fog lights skip these steps
How you are going to have to sand down and cut some of your fog light plastic. In order for them to fit.
Sand here:

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Cut here using a blade

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Now put on the lip ( its better if you have someone help you, and put in the fog lights if they donít fit try sanding them down some more. Itís going to be a tight fit. Take the fog lights out and get yourself a hair dryer or an industrial one. (I used industrial)
Do you see the gap where your lip meets the bumper youíre going to fix that. Have a person hold the side that youíre not working on. For example, if youíre working on the right one have them hold the left side. Remove the side of the lip that your working on and heat up the plastic.
Once the plastic is hot and flexible put it back on and slowly push the plastic onto the bumper using a wet rag. DO NOT HEAT UP THE LIP WHILE ITS STILL ON YOUR BUMPER IT WILL F*CH UP YOUR PAINT!! Do these steps to both sides. The slower you are the better results you will get.


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Now get your lip painted!!! (I got it painted for $120 same day )
Now that its painted place some double sided tape here

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Place your lip on the car, and now you are going to put two screws on each side. The lip onlu came with 2 so I had to get some M6 screws at home depot along with some secure nuts.
Drill them in and they should look like this

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And thatís almost it!! But if you donít want your lip to fall of do this little mod I came up with .. remember the screw it that your lip came with? Youíre going to use one of the metal brackets
Find the middle of the lip and see where the bracket meets the bumper. You might need to cut the bracket and drill some holes for it to work. Put it should look something like this:

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And your done

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Old 07-24-2010, 01:11 AM
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Nice write up.

I just kinda slapped mine on. Fogs came later and there is no bracket in the middle. It scrapes almost everyday going into and leaving from work, but she's still there.
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i shoulda used the tape for mine. i scratched the ____ out of my bumper lol. great idea on the double sided tape i should take mine off and do that
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Yea I bought the fog light before I knew about the vrd ones, yea my lip is not going any where with that bracket in the middle, I dont know if the double sided tape is doing much but hey you can never be too sure.
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Will the RS1 Lip Kit block OEM Fog Lights??

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Originally Posted by mangoagogo View Post
Will the rs1 lip kit block oem fog lights??
Idk to be honest with you, but personally I don't like how they look =/ they look kinna ugly ... in my opinion sell them and get yourself some different once
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I'm just trying to help
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:20 AM
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nice write up man.
but those home depot screws/ bolts whatever look like ____. you need something to make those less ghetto haha
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it doesnt really matter once its on. not noticeable
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Originally Posted by FlintMica2005 View Post
it doesnt really matter once its on. not noticeable
really? it seems like it would stick right out
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nahh it looks worse bc he took a pic of them so close up. from far its not bad at all. i have ____ty rusty screws in both my front and rear CF rs1 lips and its not noticeable at all
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ahh gotchaa
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Lol I sanded them and painted them black so you can't really tell, took the picture before I painted them so can't even tell now
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Rusted screw FTL
Anyone know what to use that wont rust?
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haha i was gonna suggest that. with the flint it would blend in decently
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Mine are rusty as well, but you don't notice unless you're really looking for it. Sometimes I hit 'em with a Sharpie.
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thats what ill be doing soon once i throw double sided tape on this
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The srews are stainless steel so they shouldn't rust... you can just use a small tree branch??? Lol jk jk
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Well, I have 7 screws holding my front lip on my Civic and ALL of them are starting to rust.
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