Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
revhead90

how to fit a front lip(dc2r)? tonnes of tape?

Recommended Posts

Keen on a DC2R Interga front lip to take some of the scrap-age blows instead of my front bumper, done some research and I have confirmed that I need a ADM/JDM oem dc2r front lip off a 94-97 Honda Interga (looks like this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/94-97-JDM-DC2-Integra-ITR-Type-R-Front-Lip-Kit-Coupe-PU-/300566791858?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item45fb2d46b2 )

 

What I can’t find is how people are fitting these to their s15's? From the pics in the link and looking at the mounting surface of the lip I can’t see how I would attach it to the s15 front lip? Anyone done this before that can help me out? Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As you can see from my display pic, my driveway is steep and kills my front bar most times, already have a bunch of scrapes under it and I plan on going lower! (want the front lip for some protection and I'l need a heaps of wooden boards to aid in climbing the driveway)

 

Also looked at some of the DIY jobies where guys and gals have used things like weather stripping/corner protector/garage door weather strips with double sided tape to attach these little yet subtle diy lips. Any thought on this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't bother if I were you, adding a lip will not work as "protection" in fact it will do quite the opposite. If you really feel the need you can attach it with rivets or small bolts/nuts and washers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with Datsun240z above, sounds like a waste of time. It'll just end up getting caught on something and bending your front guards.

 

You could always drill it and cable tie it, otherwise bolts/nuts/washers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i figured it would act as a bit of a buffer as it only gets lightly grazed (lots of small grazes have added up to deep scratches)

 

from the pics it doesn't seem like there is enough plastic on there to rivet/screw it, let alone use some wide double sided tape?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Forget the tape idea, you'll hit a high enough speed and the whole thing will fly off. Even sikaflex wouldn't be up to the task. Bolts/nuts/washers i'd say. If there's not enough to bolt up to, make an adaptor plate that goes between.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah true, don't want it flying off and slapping the side of my car ruining even more body work. I know there are a few s15's around with the dc2r lip so I'm hoping one of them will be able to inform me of how they went about securing the lip to their car.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

drill and bolts to the underside of the bar... not rocket science

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lol, the above comments don't seem like ther be fitted a dc2r lip to there s15. With this lip if you get an Australia spec lip it won't fit, I'm sure you've seen s15s with lips cut either end. You need to get a jdm as its slightly longer than the aus spec. You also need to get a poly lip bot carbon as you manipulate and stretch the lip on with a little heat. Fitting the lip. Forget tape it won't last, forget boltting it underneath as it hangs down 50mm. You have to fix one end and lift it over the s15 bottom nose and the lip actually sits on there with no tape or glue. Once you lift it up rap it around super tight as you will struggle to fit it and bolt it on the inside of your bar where the wheel is. I just used self drilliers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sorry earlier I was typing on my ph, you use the heat after you bend the bar around the corners as it flexes and bents the underside of the lip down. the heat helps it restore its shape with a little push with some pliers. if your in brissi ill just do it for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

raise car = no more scrape/damage.

 

your buying something that will eventually suffer the same fate as your front bar.. no brainer for me man.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s already stock height so I’m not going to raise it haha, it will definitely be getting lower :)

 

Lol, the above comments don't seem like ther be fitted a dc2r lip to there s15. With this lip if you get an Australia spec lip it won't fit, I'm sure you've seen s15s with lips cut either end. You need to get a jdm as its slightly longer than the aus spec. You also need to get a poly lip bot carbon as you manipulate and stretch the lip on with a little heat. Fitting the lip. Forget tape it won't last, forget boltting it underneath as it hangs down 50mm. You have to fix one end and lift it over the s15 bottom nose and the lip actually sits on there with no tape or glue. Once you lift it up rap it around super tight as you will struggle to fit it and bolt it on the inside of your bar where the wheel is. I just used self drilliers

 

Thanks for that, good info there but I still can’t picture how it is going to fit. Maybe I’ll just order a JDM lip and test fit it so I can get a visual reference and idea as to how to fit it. Unfortunately I’m in Melbourne :( would have been great to have someone that knows what they are doing to help me, appreciate the offer though, cheers mate :)

 

Anyone else want to share how they managed to do this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

its hard to type mate but could explain it on the phone. if you want to give me a call pm me. its a really nice lip and suits the s15 like it should be factory type lip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

its hard to type mate but could explain it on the phone. if you want to give me a call pm me. its a really nice lip and suits the s15 like it should be factory type lip.

 

 

Might take you up on that, cheers. I’ll give you a pm/call when I get over this flu :)

Mind me asking where you/your mate got his/hers from? there is a lot of stuff out there all at different prices (mostly items in America, want to avoid postage costs from there) and all claiming to be oem or abs plastic, poly plastic, JDM and USDM (don’t know how they can be both?)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my brother has an s15 here with the proper japanese integra type R front lip.. there is about 2cm at either end where it doesnt completely stretch over bit im pretty sure its fitted with just a heap of silicone or something. i cant see any bolts holding it on.. but its definately not going to come off.

 

you need the lip to match THIS style front end http://fastestlaps.com/photos/Honda_Integra_Type-R_DB8_(98_spec)_492dac3954f26.jpg

 

the australian integras (with the twin headlights) have a shorter front end.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my brother has an s15 here with the proper japanese integra type R front lip.. there is about 2cm at either end where it doesnt completely stretch over bit im pretty sure its fitted with just a heap of silicone or something. i cant see any bolts holding it on.. but its definately not going to come off.

 

you need the lip to match THIS style front end http://fastestlaps.com/photos/Honda_Integra_Type-R_DB8_(98_spec)_492dac3954f26.jpg

 

the australian integras (with the twin headlights) have a shorter front end.

correct, I got mine to fit like factory. I got mine from America and it was under 200 shipped. I looked last night but couldn't find who I bought it off. Mine is a poly urethane and the finish was that flat I didn't paint it or any thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

need abit of advice on this subject to!!!, when i was test fitting it all up the gap on each end was quite large.

how did you secure it onto your front bar with this gap?

IMG_3013.jpgIMG_3016.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sikaflex

 

surely there is a better way. to sikaflex that gap would be ugly az fook.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sikaflex, then apply fibreglass over on top and sand it back smile.png

 

hmmm na, will crack n break if ever i nudge something plus if i ever took it off there would be this chunk of fiberglass just chillin on my front bar.

might just play around with some spacer tube and nut and bolts…..

best i can come up with. bit more forgiving too and easy to remove if ever wanted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine fired perfectly and put a screw on each end. Full factory fit lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine fired perfectly and put a screw on each end. Full factory fit lol

wish mine did :o , I'm determined to make it fit!

got a few ideas. gonna have to get some rubber/plastic packers or something and screw threw them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If your main goal is to get the flat rear section to mate up against the flat rear section of the S15 bumper, then grind back a small recess, then heat with it a heatgun and bend it around using gloves and wood. Once in place, cool it with water to lock the shape in place.

 

If you're looking to screw it in at the sides, then you might find benefit in drilling some holes in tile/floor alignment wedges from Bunnings. They're pretty thick plastic, shaped as a wedge which would be perfect for that tapered gap, and can easily be cut to to shape using an angle grinder with a 1mm disc, a Dremel or even a razor knife.

 

If you need to get a stiffer and mount than the end of the bumper section can offer, bolt a 90 degree steel bracket to the inside of the bumper from the side (lightly grind the bolt heads down for clearance first), place the lip over the bumper, then bolt the lip to the bracket using the sections you heated and wrapped around.

 

Not sure how much of that made sense, so let me know if you have further questions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×