A couple weekends ago a friend helped me finally install the 1994-1995 Accord Type-R front lip on my EP3 Civic Si, Haru. Here’s what the lip looks like uninstalled:
This is definitely a two-person job. No way could I have done it by myself; it’s just way too unwieldy. Here’s what it looks like on the car :
I still have to put the end caps on, but I’m going to wait a little bit before I do that, in the hopes that the tenacious mold release that’s on this lip will weather off at least somewhat:
If you look closely at the first pic, there’s a couple of spots where you can see light shining through. That’s because (if you refer back to my uninstalled photo of the lip) there’s two very thin spots near the curved areas of the lip. I think I figured out a way to secure that though, and make it sit nice and tight to the bottom of the bumper. I’m going to use a few of Honda part no. 71111-S5T-A00, which are small brackets with a little lip on them designed just for this purpose. After I do that, I think it’ll be perfect. I otherwise secured the lip using the OEM Honda-style plastic two-part push-in bumper clips, which I bought in bulk for cheap on Amazon.
I’m most likely going to secure the end caps by plastic welding, but I’m also going to look into whether there’s a strong adhesive for polyurethane instead. The last thing I want is for one of the end caps to fall off.
Anyway, spring is here, and so you can expect to see more progress on the car soonish.