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Old 12-08-2005, 05:29 PM   #1
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Eurostyle's Replica IS lips

Anyone have one? or have a pic of one on a car?
I cant justify paying 150us for a piece of plastic. Im just curious how far off from the real IS lips, that Eurostyle's replicas are.
Anyone have any experience? Also if anyone has the replica infinity on their car i wouldnt mind seeing that either.
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:32 PM   #2
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I beleive that most of the members here that have IS lips are running Eurostyle units. From what I've heard they are very flexible and durable, as opposed to the weak brittle stock units.
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Old 12-08-2005, 09:50 PM   #3
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^True that.
Its somehting you are eventually gonna damage/run over/break, don't spend a fortune on a OEM one.
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:17 PM   #4
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Mine lasted one summer.....it held up pretty good until this one night i pulled into this driveway and it was misleading cus it was dark, it didn't look that steap, and my eurostyle lip broken into 3 pieces at the ends. Im sure it can be fixed, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

I have pics of em on my car, but you really can't tell the difference unless ur really up close.

After i smashed it into 3 pieces, I bought a brand new OEM one for cheap, only $60 more than i would have paid for a eurostyle one.

I've only had this one for a few months now, and it hasn't gone thru much abuse yet, but so far soo good.

If/When I break this one, i might go back to a eurostyle one.
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Old 12-08-2005, 11:31 PM   #5
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Looks pretty good if its on the pic in your sig..
I might just get one of them then. Better than throwing 200 on one..
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:01 AM   #6
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From what I've heard they are very flexible and durable, as opposed to the weak brittle stock units.
Brittle? I've run mine over many many times, banged into sidwalks and all it does is chip paint and grind plastic.
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:08 AM   #7
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I have one of Filip's 'is lips and I'm very satisfied with it, particularly considering the price.
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:47 AM   #8
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From what I've heard they are very flexible and durable, as opposed to the weak brittle stock units.
The stock "is" lips are not brittle. They are very flexible

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Old 12-13-2005, 12:55 AM   #9
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i just brought an OEM IS lip for my e30....ordered from germany....i had since then hit many curbs, speed bumps and so on....still....nothing happens!
original IS lips are very flexible. If you have a brittle one....your is not original then!
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Old 12-13-2005, 01:33 AM   #10
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Oh ok, sorry about this misinformation. Was not aware that the stock units were flexible, assumed they were because ABS usually likes to explode on impact.
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Old 12-13-2005, 10:45 AM   #11
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I've been through almost 10 of them, and Fil's piece is just as good. It looks identical, and cost less. The only reason I went back to OEM is because I like using the factory clips, makes taking it off a 5 second pull instead of going underneath. Also makes theft easier, but meh.

Fil's lip, unpainted:

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Old 12-13-2005, 11:21 AM   #12
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but the great thing about OEM.. with my experience... when you hit them on curbs you break the mounting clips instead of cracking the lip itself. for example, I was on the 401 behind a truck and a peice of wood fell off and i hit it with my lip... the onll damage is 3 broken clips in the front and scratched.

On the other hand, From all the abuse the lip is going to take, i wouldn't spend all that money to buy a new oem but just get fils is lips.
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:48 PM   #13
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How does phill's mount up?
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Old 12-13-2005, 10:19 PM   #14
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With my Eurostyle lip, I would just snap a couple of the zip-ties I used to mount it (20 in total, using the holes the factory clips go into). I smashed it into driveways like 3 times that summer (car was dumped on undersized tires), and every time it just took out a few of the ties.

You can mount it with anything you want, the top mounting tabs are just solid FG. I drilled 20 small holes using a factory clip as a template on each "tab", then used small zip-ties into the valence. Worked really, really well.
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Old 12-13-2005, 10:31 PM   #15
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With my Eurostyle lip, I would just snap a couple of the zip-ties I used to mount it (20 in total, using the holes the factory clips go into).
thats how i mounted mine also when i had a Eurostyle lip.

Its a pain in the ass trying to put it on when the lip is 3'' off the ground....I jacked the car up, but still didn't help much. I had to take it to work and put it on a hoist....made life much easier .

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