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Old 08-03-2005, 11:28 PM   #1
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Who's interested in a carbon fiber lip for the SVT front bumper?

I live near Fiber Images' place of production. I went there to see about a hood. While I was there, I asked the guy if they had ever thought about making a carbon fiber lip for the SVT. He said that they were booked up on product developement till next year. I was thinking if I could show him that there is enough interest in it, they would make one.

So here's the question:
Would you be interested in buying a carbon fiber lip for your SVT front bumper?

Leave a message so I can contact those of you who are interested if this works.

**EDIT**:Since I see that soo many are interested in it, I now want to see who is willing to put a down payment on one in order for them to start R&D. I know they would need that first in order to make this a possibility.

**UPDATE**:Ok, I went to Fiber Images today(8/24/05). I pitched them the idea and they said they'll think about it. They have the SEMA show coming up soon, so I told them that I could wait for an answer until they were done with that. They were suprised to see that so many were interested. But here's the deal, we all need to pitch in for them to create a mold if they go through with it. The mold could cost upwards of $2000, so a down payment from everyone is needed. Let me know if you are interested in helping out.

**UPDATE**
OK, here's the deal. Fiber Images need a commitment from people that are interested in this lip. A deposite of $150-$200 is needed from each person to get the initial mold made. If you are still interested in buying one of these, PLEASE PM ME. I will take the deposites in to show them we are seriouse about it. I hope that everyone is still going to show support.

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Old 08-04-2005, 12:04 AM   #2
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Old 08-04-2005, 12:09 AM   #3
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yup that'd be kewl
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Old 08-04-2005, 12:17 AM   #4
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I have always thought that woudl be the shit. I had a Mugen CF lip on my EG civic, and it looked HOT. I would love one for the SVT.
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Old 08-04-2005, 01:26 AM   #5
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Yes. Most definitely. Especially if it had some FUNCTION. Think downforce.
yeah, I 'd be in it for the function. Just hope being lowered doesn't scuff it up if it comes out
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:10 AM   #6
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Im not dropped and my lip hits everything, my headers also always scrape on dips and bumps.
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:47 AM   #7
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I would be interested in a functional front lip, but not one in CF. If there would be one available with real appreciable downforce (as in it would require stanchions) but of a more durable material, I would be interested in that.

If not, it'll be me and a scroll saw making them out of plywood in my garage...
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Yes. Most definitely. Especially if it had some FUNCTION. Think downforce.
Why would you want more downforce on the front of your car?
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:19 AM   #10
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My wife would like one, now that she has annihilated the rubber one!

I think it might look cool, but functionality should prevail. And this is one aea of this car's design I think they got waaay wrong.

1) The rubber "lip" (it is correctly known as the lower front valence) is just too damn low and does not clear parking bumpers and scrapes even going into my driverway (at least with my wife not entering at an angle, and entering at 15mph).

2) The header is unbelievably low, in fact the lowest point on the car, and so it bottoms out vs a structural body piece (most cars have these skid plates built in).

So since it is so nonfunctional already you might as well go very low on the lower valence. But why not the design like I have on my 914-6, called a "flex-dam". Can't find a pic, but think of first replacing the existing piece with CF (flexdams were fiberglass), and then attaching a rubber skirt to the bottom to close the gap to the street to any dimension you want (by varying the size of the rubber strip). The rubber does get chewed up pretty bad, but it is very functional, and you get the CF on the top for aesthetics.

Plus the rubber strip is replaceable.
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