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Old 09-17-2008, 11:48 PM   #1
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How To: Home Depot Lip

Since i was recently looking into buying a used SRT4 i spent some time on www.srtforums.com and started seeing something they called the "home depot lip" so i checked it out on the forum and found a complete "how to" on it and it looks pretty good and is very cheap. I think it'll be a great replacement or alternative to the Mach 1 Lip. check it out you guys :

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Step 1:
Go to Home Depot!
http://www.homes-germantown-maryland...%20Depot-l.jpg
Step 2: Get Garage Door Bottom Seal, i think they come in 9 ft packs, one will be enough, 2 if u think u will mess up (part #03749)(also notice that there is a foam type and a hard rubber type, i prefer the foam) and a two sided double stick tape that is preferably black, lots of tape, lol (less is seen when black)
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y73/txl146/lip001.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/DSC_0195.jpg
Step 3: Place Double stick tape On smaller edge of weather striping.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/DSC_0196.jpg
Step 4: Clean bottom surface of bumper to apply lip. The take off top cover on tape to prepare it to stick on bumper. When putting the lip around the bumper, make sure it sits flush, some like it back more, but i like it flush. Go slow and make sure to get the tape to stick evenly, any extra weather stripping, just cut off flush at the end of the bumper:
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/DSC_0205.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/DSC_0203.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/DSC_0202.jpg
Step 5 (optional): I put screws in mine just for saftey, but its not needed, but i suggest it. Put a small screw vary on size depending on person along bottom edge on lip into bumper. I used some washers so it had more area on the lip. Make sure to put the screws back far enough that you wont put a screw out the front of the bumper. I put one about every 4-5 inches.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/DSC_0206.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/DSC_0207.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/DSC_0209.jpg
And step back and compare to a car with a real lip, aka, the 520hp 515ft/lbs termanator!
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/DSC_0211.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/DSC_0212.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ie989/12-4.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...fie989/9-5.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ie989/1-12.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ie989/1-12.jpg


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Old 09-17-2008, 11:51 PM   #2
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here's the link on the forum for a better view:
http://www.srtforums.com/forums/f75/...ot-lip-379671/
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:56 PM   #3
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nice, but i'm afraid it might look rice
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:58 PM   #4
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every diy mod can be perceived as "rice" i guess its a matter of perception, i happen to really like it and it protects too.
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Old 09-18-2008, 12:01 AM   #5
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I'm thinking to try it out tomorrow myself. I'm just saying might not look nice and clean.
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I'm thinking to try it out tomorrow myself. I'm just saying might not look nice and clean.
yea but for 10-20 bucks and 15 minutes of your time its worth a shot i guess. take some pics if you do to see how it'll look on our foci
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Old 09-18-2008, 12:29 AM   #7
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sweet i might try this
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not a bad idea! i wonder how well this will hold up over time...
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not a bad idea! i wonder how well this will hold up over time...
a guy on the srt forum it with held speeds of mph so I guess it'll do ok. Screwing it in will help more
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This is indeed a nice alternative, cheap, but it just might do the trick. I guess with a few screws in there it might just hold up well. Like to see it on a Fofo, if it looks right I might do this too.
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