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Post by neonslg09 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:28 pm

ok, cleared up my suspicisions thanks guys! :)

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Post by dblsg » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:31 pm

no problem, i was confused i couple of years back when i did the lip too :lol:
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Post by UriahRR » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:56 pm

Does anyone know if you really have to cut the Type-R lip in half to install it? ^Not this one, this is the Civic SiR lip. I'm talking about the one that was on the blue car a while ago.
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Post by glasswars » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:14 pm

UriahRR wrote:Does anyone know if you really have to cut the Type-R lip in half to install it? ^Not this one, this is the Civic SiR lip. I'm talking about the one that was on the blue car a while ago.
yes, you are going to need to cut roughly 2 inches out of the middle and mold it to your bumpers shape with a heat gun.
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Post by neonslg09 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:22 pm

great someone said that, i bought the type-r lip today. so i have to cut like two inches off. then use my lovely heatgun, aka hairdyer and mold it?

explain the molding part to me. please

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Post by glasswars » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:37 pm

i really would invest in a heat gun. blow dryer just won't be hot enough.

heres what you need to do:
- after cutting the lip to the right size, place each piece on the end of the bumper.
- heat up the lip to the point where it is too hot to touch.
- have a bucket of ice water on hand, and a rag.
- while the lip is still very hot, dip the rag in the ice water, and press it against the lip. if steam starts to rise, your doing it right.
- repeat several times. over a couple sessions. (eg; do it 5 times, then come back a couple of hours later and do it again.)

the point of this process is to shape the plastic to the curve of the bumper. which will help it seat better once you are mounted up.
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Post by neonslg09 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:42 pm

whew, man thats some work just for a lip.

but ok, got it, maybe ill pick up a heat gun friday. now, for mounting it, did you just use tape or some screws? what exactly

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Post by glasswars » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:47 pm

i have 6 screw in it. 3 for each side.

one where the lips meet.
one about 6 inches away from where the lips meet.
and one at the fender liner.

and the lip is backed with 3m double side the whole length of it. are you putting this on a 00 bumper?
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Post by neonslg09 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:09 pm

negative. 02 bumper :)

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Post by UriahRR » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:37 am

I'm probably going to do this once I get my 02 bumper as well. It doesn't look like that much work, but I do need to buy a heat gun as well (easy to use?).

It's just such a better deal to get the 02 bumper-$70 and add the SiR lip-$70 instead of the R/T bumper for $400.

Questions. Should I get a regular fiberglass lip for ease of cutting? Ebay had ones that were polyurethane for about $70, but I worry about cutting that one. Also, the polyurethane one says it will revert to its original shape when heated. Will this really be a problem?
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Post by neonslg09 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:27 am

UriahRR wrote:I'm probably going to do this once I get my 02 bumper as well. It doesn't look like that much work, but I do need to buy a heat gun as well (easy to use?).

It's just such a better deal to get the 02 bumper-$70 and add the SiR lip-$70 instead of the R/T bumper for $400.

Questions. Should I get a regular fiberglass lip for ease of cutting? Ebay had ones that were polyurethane for about $70, but I worry about cutting that one. Also, the polyurethane one says it will revert to its original shape when heated. Will this really be a problem?
well what lip do you plan on getting? the SiR lip?

i bought the type-r lip thats made out of ABS plastic. if you want the SiR lip trying searching for ones that are made of plastic instead of the polyurethane. but dunno if the poly would be a problem or not. i dunno if i helped or hurt your question lol

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Post by glasswars » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:50 am

do not get fiberglass.

polyurethane is much better, and will never crack if you scrape.
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Post by UriahRR » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:22 pm

But will the heat gun and saw still work as effectively?
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Post by skaterking411 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:54 pm

does anyone know if you have to cut the integra lip in order for it to fit
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Post by glasswars » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:55 pm

the heat gun will NOT mold it back to it's origional shape.

my advice; sicne you have the 02 bumper, adn the lip.

place the lip around the bumper, uncut. and let it sit like that in the sun for a day or two.


and yes you have to cut the integra lip. NOTHING is bolt on.
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Post by neonslg09 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:06 pm

thats actually what i was going to try out first, just let it soak up some of the killer heat that virginia is going to encounter this weekend.

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Post by UriahRR » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:37 pm

glasswars wrote: my advice; sicne you have the 02 bumper, adn the lip.

place the lip around the bumper, uncut. and let it sit like that in the sun for a day or two.

Does the sun really warp it that much?
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Post by glasswars » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:38 pm

it helps to give it shape
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Post by neonslg09 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:42 pm

its like a mild natural heat gun

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Post by glasswars » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:01 am

yeah. because when they ship it to you, they literally ROLL it into a small box. and it stays that way when you take it out of the box. so you need it to naturally open itself up to the shape of your bumper over a couple of days.
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Post by UriahRR » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:18 pm

I suppose I'll try it when I get both of them. Is there a preferred heat gun to use? I know nothing about them :roll:

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Post by OB » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:32 pm

UriahRR wrote:I suppose I'll try it when I get both of them. Is there a preferred heat gun to use? I know nothing about them :roll:

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Post by UriahRR » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:38 pm

OB wrote:
UriahRR wrote:I suppose I'll try it when I get both of them. Is there a preferred heat gun to use? I know nothing about them :roll:

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Just buy a cheap one from sears or home depot. Should cost you around $20.

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Post by Xanderfitnessjunkie » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:25 am

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Will this lip fit a 2003 sxt bumper?

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Post by occasional demons » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:48 am

I doubt it. The 2003 to 2005 front fascia is different enough along the bottom that it would take some modification to make an '00 to '02 lip fit.

While I can't recall if there was anything added to that car, the ACR and R/T's had the lip molded in from the factory, so there is no removing it.

You could install a 2001/2002 R/T front fascia, or an export '00 to '05, but you'll need to also change the headlights/turn signals.
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