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W124 rubber lip?
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W124 rubber lip?
I like keeping slipstream out from under my car, but I don't like scraping fiberglass on speed bumps and crappy parking lot ramps. Does anyone know if a rubber lip/splitter/air dam was ever produced for the W124 bumper cover?
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02-04-2011, 06:51 PM
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RE: W124 rubber lip?
You could go the "cheapie" route and use some vinyl siding from home depot, some pop rivets, and some Krylon Fusion rattle-can flat black/spray vinyl dye.

Not 100% OEM, but can look quite good in some cases
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02-05-2011, 02:06 AM
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RE: W124 rubber lip?
I actually did that with some plastic garden edging from Home Depot, and it worked really well. Improved handling over 80mph, and looked like the real deal.
Unfortunately, the stuff I used was rigid like the bumper cover itself, and a week ago I caught a parking stop and it ripped off not only my ghetto-fab lip spoiler but a nice chunk of the bumper cover it was attached to. When I get a new bumper cover, I think I'm going to reinforce the bottom edge so it has some actual strength to it. Think racing splitter struts, but internally.
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02-05-2011, 02:15 PM
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RE: W124 rubber lip?
Lol I was going to suggest that. I was thinking about trying the softer rubber gardening edging stuff. I saw a BMW at the jy with it and it looked factory. They is a few different types iirc.
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02-05-2011, 02:28 PM
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RE: W124 rubber lip?
The BMW lip style is what I'm going for. Aerodynamically sound, obstacle-friendly, and aesthetically compatible.
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02-05-2011, 07:14 PM
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RE: W124 rubber lip?
(02-05-2011, 07:14 PM)okto Wrote: The BMW lip style is what I'm going for. Aerodynamically sound, obstacle-friendly, and aesthetically compatible.

I could swear that JC Whitney sold that stuff at some time in the past. Possibly they still do?

I know they've got out of some of the weirder stuff that used to hide in their catalog.
05-10-2011, 10:54 PM
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RE: W124 rubber lip?
I'm in the same boat, well not really, my front bumper cover is demolished. I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to a stock bumper cover, but the only real aftermarket one is the Duraflex FRP one. It appears to be a copy of some AMG body kit, and pretty much exactly what you guys are looking for. Not to my taste, but check ebay if you want a closer look.
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