MS6 grille + lip facelift

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  1. dale_gribble

    dale_gribble Greenie Member

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    I decided to give the MS6 a bit of a facelift. I started by ordering:

    All Fit Lip Kit with 1.5" lip, for front/rear bumpers:

    Lip Kit For Cars | Traditional 1.5 Inch All-Fit Lip Kit

    And Diamond XXL powder coat black grille mesh from customcargrilles.com

    https://www.customcargrills.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Diamond_XXL

    I pulled the front bumper off and got to work.

    I was very impressed with the All Fit lip kit. It comes premade with that 3M tape and a bunch of screws/washers for a good install. It isn't that garage door stuff; it is a very solid but flexible lip material and it installed very nicely.

    Next was the custom car grille mesh sheet. I watched a few of the guy's videos before trying this. You should too. I followed his instructions and got the grille mounted up and glued. Note, this is reversible and the stock grille could go back on if I wanted.

    Here the grille is cut, mounted, bent to shape and glued to the bumper.

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    I knew my crashbar looked shitty, so I used some of that garage door stuff that people used to use for lips, and used double sided tape so when people look through the grille they don't see a mess, since the new grille is wide open.

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    Here's the bumper ready to go on with the all fit lip and grille

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    And here's a few pics of the setup, in and out of the sun.

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  2. VashEXE

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    It all looks pretty nice, but that black deal on the top of the bumper looks like a little Hitler.

    Fitting.
     
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    Agree, like the changes but the hitler bumper doesnt work.
     
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    SharksInSpace Planets and shit. Silver Member

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    Now you've got me intrigued about how that all-fit would look on a juan. Did you do front bumper only or the side skirts/rear bumper also?
     
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  5. dale_gribble

    dale_gribble Greenie Member

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    Guys, GOOD GOOD call on the bumper wrap. I knew something wasn't quite right also, and it was definitely the wrap.

    Voila.

    This looks SO much better.

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    Much better!

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    @dale_gribble , any intention on adding the lip to the side skirts?
     
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    Are you happy with the length of the lip? Would the next size up (2.5") be too much do you think?
     
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    dale_gribble Greenie Member

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    Neg. Just the front was fine with me.

    I think it could be too much. I've lightly scuffed this thing a few times already. The 2.5" brings the lip that much lower and further from the car.
     
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