These lips are like the famous V-Limited edition STi front lip, whose purpose it is to reduce airflow under the car, increasing front-end downforce, and improving handling and high-speed stability. Available for both 04-05 (sedans only) and all 06-07 cars. (06-07 wagons will require modifications.) If you have a 2004-05 non-STi WRX, you'll need a set of the STi side splitters. The lip will bolt right up to a 2004-05 WRX STi, or to any 2006-07 WRX or WRX STI.
The 2004-05 lip is made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (more commonly known as ABS) plastic. ABS is not quite as flexible as polyurethane, but it's far more resilient than fiberglass or even carbon fiber. Plus, ABS is inexpensive to mold, so we've been able to further reduce the price on this spoiler. Note that the shape of this lip is more round than the original Subaru V-Limited lip.
The 04-05 lip also comes with a stiffening bar that bolts to the inside of the bumper, to help the bumper skin and lip join together without gapping.
2004-05 Install Notes: You'll use existing holes and fasteners, except for two additional nuts and bolts (included) for the center. The OEM fastners have a countersunk design. Because of the combined thickness of all the layers you're going through, you may want to drill out the hole on the lip to clear the countersunk portion of the fastener. We had to do this on one fastener on our test car, but not on the others.
2006-07 Install Notes: Installation on 2006-07 models requires drilling some holes in the underside of the factory plastic bumper. (These holes would not be visible if you removed the front lip). You'll install the included stainless steel screws to secure the lip to the car.
On either lip, you'll re-use a few of the stock push-type body fasteners. We offer spares below.
Finish notes: The lips are made of black ABS or polyurethane. The finish is quite smooth, but there may be scratches or imperfections on the surface. If you're concerned about the appearance, we'd suggest painting with something like Rustoleum Paint for Plastic or Krylon Fusion for Plastics. If you do leave it bare, the polyurethane will eventually start to bleach from the sun.
Thanks to Mach V customers Davis Schuncke and Nhat Ngyuen, and more, for supplying the pictured vehicles!
Note that this is a new style, similar to, but not exactly like, the real V-Limited lip.
SKU#: 05400, 05401, 06626, 06627, k05005
Shipping Weight: 60.0 lbs
Category: Body Kits & Spoilers