The Japanese-market-only S203 special edition WRX STI from 2004 had a front lip on it, AND an optional rubber under-skirt that attached to the bottom of the lip. This gave the combined lip and skirt a more rounded appearance compared to the traditional V-Limited front lip.
Our S203-Style lip is shaped like the combination of the S203 lip plus its rubber under-skirt. (Our lip is one piece, though, unlike the OEM Subaru multi-piece setup.) By reduced airflow under the front of the car, the lip increases downforce, and improves handling and high-speed stability. If you have a 2004-05 non-STi WRX sedan, you'll need a set of the STi side splitters. The lip will bolt right up to a 2004-05 WRX STi.
The 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.
The 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.
You'll re-use a few of the stock push-type body fasteners. We offer spares here.
This lip will NOT fit the 2004-2005 WAGON directly. The wagon is narrower, so you'd have to cut a section out of the middle of the lip to get it to fit.
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.
Shipping Weight: 80.0 lb
Manufacturer: Mach V Motorsports
Category: Body Kits & Spoilers