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Old 07-17-2012, 10:39 PM   #193
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WOW! This thread has certainly been active today, to say the least. I'm glad to see the lip is getting such good feedback from everyone! At work today it was getting plenty of attention and compliments from co-workers and managers, so it certainly does seem to be a good improvement to the Focus' aesthetics.

Now, to try and reply to all that was posted. I hope I get everyone!

Originally Posted by Djzx3 View Post
Nice lip, She would look so much better with it though, if she was a inch or two off the ground?
Most likely, but lowering is definitely off the list for now. I think that doing so would also prevent me from getting into my driveway ever again. We just have to have one of the steep ones on the street.

Originally Posted by unida767 View Post
That is really nice Twenty good work. So you didn't have to remove any of the existing bod work it just stuck on and the same "screws" go through it and the trim? Sorry if that makes no sense. It looks excellent man. Once again thanks for this thread and pics.
We started by removing the six clips that hold the plastic undershield to the bottom of the front bumper; we tried to make it work with just those but the lip was still too heavy. So, the outermost two remain and the other four holes have the small nuts and bolts in place instead. So, all that was needed were the factory holes and a little creativity. Luckily, I had exactly six pairs of the nuts and bolts laying around, in the exact size needed. The lip merely sits below the bottom of the bumper, and the plastic undershield remains in place.

Originally Posted by RonMaiden View Post
It's such a pretty peice I'd worry about it too much and I would never drive it in winter weather period with it but it looks so dang cool. How much for one?
Thanks! I'm giving the clear time to cure but I intend to have it wrapped in 3M before winter hits. I'll touch on the pricing at the bottom of all of this.

Originally Posted by SvviftSVT View Post
That is pure sex. No other words
Cheers! I can happily stare at it for a long time.

Originally Posted by Zillon View Post
Very nice!

Still needs to be lowered, just a hair. Pro-kits would be a good fit.
Or Ford Racing springs, employee discount you know.

This was supposed to just be the winter beater....

Originally Posted by *Z3R0* View Post
Wow that lip just made the ride soo much hotter!
Love what small mods like these can do!
It's a small piece, but boy did it change the looks of the front! Glad you like it!

Originally Posted by dyn085 View Post
That looks awesome, congrats on your secret win!

Did Downforce say when they would be putting this out for the masses?
Boy was it hard to keep this quiet. I was really excited knowing this was in the mail.

No mention of availability yet, unfortunately.

Originally Posted by RonMaiden View Post
I might add that to my list of mods-to-come but I think the rear spoiler,exhaust and Pro-kit springs will be first.
You'll like it!

Originally Posted by Sonic_HedgeHog View Post
Very nice man... I obviously was not watching your thread yesterday FAIL...
Thank you!

Originally Posted by _RED_ View Post
Very nice lip

Although I agree with the others will look better with more lowz lol
Lowz would be nice. But my driveway doesn't like lowz.

Originally Posted by VH5150 View Post
Lip looks great, but come on--how much was it?
Originally Posted by wilsonfocus86 View Post
I'll touch on that.

Originally Posted by DurdySE View Post
Lip is sick! Good job, dude! And lowz, keep it stock height and get bigger wheels!

I would also like to throw in for price and release date.
Everyone wants lowz. But I must resist.

18's are always a possibility for a future season, but for now I'm going to work with the Rs. Due to winter and new wheels, this is already the third set of tires the Focus has worn in 7500 kilometers. Those suckers add up!

Originally Posted by misfire View Post
looks great

Originally Posted by DEREKC View Post
Is that a snowplow/scoop for the Focus? Hehe! Just kidding! (might have to be Canadian to get it).

It looks great Twenty!!
It certainly will be! Maybe I won't have to shovel the driveway by hand. Thanks!

Originally Posted by misfire View Post
looks great
Thanks misfire!

Originally Posted by RonMaiden View Post
So,how much was it? $1000?
The oft-asked question. I can tell you that it wasn't quite that much, but it's not a cheap piece either. Details regarding pricing below:

I was quoted three prices for three different lip variations (varying materials used in construction). I chose the most expensive, full CF version (and by choosing CF I could also pick the weave I wanted) to save the time and trouble of trying for a paint match.

Now, I am about to send an email off to Downforce tonight as I promised following the arrival and install of the lip, to provide my feedback as to what I think of it. I do not know if Downforce wants me disclosing pricing information yet, so I will ask and wait to hear back before sharing anything. I will also see what else I am allowed to share, for instance regarding availability. This particular unit was made once I ordered it, there weren't even any on hand yet.

Hopefully I can soon share more details with you all. Until then, thanks again for all the comments!
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