Sport 300 Front Lip
The cars PO had damaged the original front lip on the car, it was
a point to reduce the cost of the car when I bought it and
therefore know it would need seeing to in time. Well the time
came as the plastic lip kept coming apart and basically looking
less than ideal. On finding out that the two part lip kit would
cost over £120 per side and prone to breaking if you
sneezed at it I searched for an alternative.
front lip from the Sport 300 is a rubber lip that fits to the
body work. At £65 and made of durable rubber this seemed
a suitable alternative. All that was required was a few holes
drilled through the rubber to allow bolts to go through existing
and cutting off the excess. The picture to the right doesn't
wonderfully show it, but the front is now a little lower than
before and looks a lot better than the broken plastic pieces.
I have gained a few scrapes on the rubber from some driveways
that have a sharp angle but generally I'm happier to replace
apiece of rubber if it gets too unsightly rather than the expensive
plastic parts that quickly looked tacky.
(Update 1th Aug 2003) The spoiler was looking
a little shark nosed from the side. I think either the S300 front
the S4s or the rubber lip is cut to fit.
Decided to get the spirit level out, a sharp knife and a cardboard
First to survey the ground. One good bit about gravel drives
is being able to make a level area by moving gravel around. So
after shifting car around to ensure that the car was level within
reason I eyed up the offending rubber.
First image shows the spirit level aligned with the car so you
can see the problem.Made a cardboard template and marked the cut
line so that I could duplicate on opposite side.
Result isn't too bad. A little straighter than others would
do but I'm just not that confident that I wouldn't muck the
piece of rubber up.
I personally think the lines looks better now when parked
up. Then again I am my own worst critic of the car.
Possibly I will try and align a bit better with the front
level if I feel confident in the future.