: Before & After EZLip



Manseeno
01-12-13, 04:19 PM
First, a little background: When I bought my V, it was missing the lower air deflector and belly shield. I really wanted to make it right using correct parts, I even special ordered the belly shield from the dealer....but I found that the holes were torn away from underneath the front bumper so the front of it will not attach securely (I haven't give up yet though, might try zip ties instead of the PITA push pins). So, I'm not ready to replace an otherwise perfectly fine front bumper, so I thought I'd try an inexpensive option for the other piece my V was missing. Here's before and after attached:102336102337

AAIIIC
01-12-13, 10:04 PM
What are we supposed to be looking at? Perhaps you could provide some description to go along with the poorly illuminated photos.

FuzzyLogic
01-12-13, 10:15 PM
He did the $10 Home Depot mod, but paid $30 for it.

Manseeno
01-13-13, 01:14 AM
Sorry for the poor pics, I was trying to show how this looks just in case anyone else finds themselves in the same situation.

The first pic shows my lower bumper missing the lower air deflector (the black rubber piece that's supposed to be there is missing, and the mounting grooves/slots are damaged & hanging).

The second pic shows the garage door seal installed where the factory lower air deflector would normally go. Again, I did this because the slots that would hold the missing factory piece in place was missing (like it bad been torn out).

And yes, this is the infamous garage door seal lip....I did try using the stuff from Lowes first, but the double-sided tape would not adhere....so yes, I paid $30 for the ~$10 mod, lol but to me it was better than spending $100 for another part from the dealer that may not be able to stay attached.

AAIIIC
01-13-13, 12:58 PM
I don't understand what I'm seeing in the first picture. My bumper doesn't have a row of bumps sticking down like that. :confused:


He did the $10 Home Depot mod, but paid $30 for it.
Heavens! He'll probably have to take out a loan to make up that massive difference.

Manseeno
01-13-13, 06:18 PM
[QUOTE=AAIIIC;3191720]I don't understand what I'm seeing in the first picture. My bumper doesn't have a row of bumps sticking down like that. :confused:


That's because your V very likely still has the correct factory lower air deflector; if you ever damaged it to the point it had to be removed, then your lower front bumper will look like my "before" pic.

AAIIIC
01-14-13, 07:53 AM
I've had the front end disassembled twice. Mine doesn't look like that, hence my statement.

thebigjimsho
01-15-13, 11:43 AM
At some point some shop or dealer didn't replace some of the pushpins under my '09. At VIR, the undertray broke loose and was flapping away, creating massive turbulence. That caused the base of my hood(at the windshield) to flap about 3/4". I could maybe budge it 1/4" by hand.

Got underneath and ziptied up what I could and used pushpins in a couple other spots and went back out, hitting 150mph...

jaygone7
01-29-13, 11:33 PM
103107

ONEBADCADDIE
01-30-13, 03:56 PM
103107
How did you install yours? I like how it sits closer to the front and is more of a lip. Since I don't have my oem I want to do this.

FuzzyLogic
01-30-13, 06:36 PM
Don't bother. It looks terrible and doesn't function under wind resistance because it's too soft. You might be able to build up the area behind it with a strip of metal, but that'll be ruined the moment you hit a bad bump and scrape the front end.

jaygone7
01-31-13, 09:11 AM
3m double sided tape and tap screws with big washers.
Been 9 months on and no issues and I had bottom out a lot of times!
Since its flexible walks right threw anything

RCVW
02-17-13, 07:09 PM
Ive done similar to my front bumper....nothing but compliments from folks. Wish I could fiberglass or carbon it over actually...

http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx332/RCVW/auto/20130216_141604_zps5294e801.jpg

xbladr
02-17-13, 09:31 PM
is that matte white?

ONEBADCADDIE
02-18-13, 01:41 AM
I like the white. On a mission at the moment of painting or wrapping mine matte white

lilgCTS-V
02-19-13, 12:02 PM
i think it looks better then stock, no? what do you guys think, my stock one is all torn up

ONEBADCADDIE
02-19-13, 04:42 PM
I think it looks good. I had minor issues when putting it on so it folds a little near the corners of the bumpers but not enough that I care..good mod for $10-$15 especially if the stock one is damaged because they can get expensive.

05 CTS-V LURKN
02-19-13, 05:27 PM
i need help?!?!?!?!... how do i post a thread???

mberisha
02-19-13, 06:45 PM
^^^yes you do....

05 CTS-V LURKN
02-21-13, 05:32 PM
wait what lip is that or what is it?.. how did you get it or make it look like that ?
103107

ONEBADCADDIE
02-22-13, 08:30 PM
It's pretty much a garage door lip you can buy from home depot or lowes. Can also be found on eBay called ez lip 3m tape stick and go

jamesdem1123
02-24-13, 12:24 PM
Which sealer did you use? Link please? (http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/Search?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&keyword=garage+door%20seal&Ns=None&Ntpr=1&Ntpc=1&selectedCatgry=Search+All)

05 CTS-V LURKN
02-26-13, 11:50 PM
what lip is that or how do you do it please let me know I'm looking for 1 myself

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do you mind sending me pictures of your eyelid and letting me know how you did then I think it was awesome
Ive done similar to my front bumper....nothing but compliments from folks. Wish I could fiberglass or carbon
http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx332/RCVW/auto/20130216_141604_zps5294e801.jpg

ONEBADCADDIE
02-27-13, 04:44 AM
^ love this car..
Go on eBay and type in Ez lip

Jeff James
04-08-13, 07:34 PM
I kept my Fascia when it was replaced in a "Natural" disaster (Hit a possum at 95 going home from Beautiful Fresno at night). I have it mounted on a piece of 3/4' plywood that will become the buck for a Composite splitter. It will look very similar to these but will be flatter underneath and way less flexible. It will protrude forward an inch or so and will look like many of the V2 or Corvette Pieces. Will be a track only mod unless one likes to repair/replace. I will figure out an easy mounting so it goes on & off easily. No pics yet but soon.