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I am hoping someone can help me out with this. I bought a SRT8 lower lip for my 300c. I took it to my body shop and they told me there is no way to install it on my car even though I have all of the hardware. Does the SRT8 have a totally different front bumper? Has anyone mounted the SRT8 lower lip to a 300c?



 

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I wish I had more information for you but we unfortunately don't sell the lower lips and I haven't installed one.

Bump for ya! I'm sure someone will chime in soon. ;)

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Yes it is different. You should get the VIP300 srt style spoiler and sell the other to one of us...really!
 

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To do it right you need the front belly pan and the inner fender brake vent ductwork that connect to it. The front belly pan has the brake vents. I know wanna300c will probably post his pic when he sees this, but moddog's done it and found out he needed those parts.

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To do it right you need the front belly pan and the inner fender brake vent ductwork that connect to it. The front belly pan has the brake vents. I know wanna300c will probably post his pic when he sees this, but moddog's done it and found out he needed those parts.

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you read my mind

ok let me see if i can word this right:

the SRT8 front bumper (without the lip) is actually different from the 300C bumper. Why? check here:

http://www.300cforums.com/forums/ge...-300c-conversion-compare-srt-pics-inside.html

Now, ive been told if you want to put the OEM SRT8 lip on a regular C bumper, cut off those tabs you see, put it on with 3M double sided tape, then screw the 2 edges on. Should work, I see no reason why it doesnt. The 2 screw will act like the aligator clips that would have held your tabs to the bumper.

Here are some pics of my car:

http://www.300cforums.com/forums/ch...-car-porn-must-see-56k-ok.html?highlight=porn
 

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also, you do NOT need the brake vents.. you do NOT need new fender wells.. and you do NOT need a new belly pan unless you cant figure out how to redrill it and remount it
 

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Thanks for the help. I think it might be easier just to buy the VIP front lip. Have people had good luck selling just the lip? How much should I be asking for it?
 

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Thanks for the help. I think it might be easier just to buy the VIP front lip. Have people had good luck selling just the lip? How much should I be asking for it?
It's unlikely you'll get this, but when available it cost $700 new from the dealer. I guess it all depends on how much a person is willing to pay for something that's no longer available.

Personally I'd hang on to it. All the 2005's and probably 1/3 of the 2006's use that lip. Sooner of later someone's gonna need it who doesn't want the one piece with the extra vent.

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I'm really surprised that the lip is no longer available by itself. I thought manufacturers had to guarantee parts availability for seven years or something. Did I just dream that? (quite possibly!) So, if an '05 owner needs a body shop to replace the lip because of damage or something, they now have to buy the whole new one-piece bumper?
 

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I'm really surprised that the lip is no longer available by itself. I thought manufacturers had to guarantee parts availability for seven years or something. Did I just dream that? (quite possibly!) So, if an '05 owner needs a body shop to replace the lip because of damage or something, they now have to buy the whole new one-piece bumper?
A while back an SRT Engineer told me privately the REAL reason they went to the one piece is because the tool kept breaking when making the lip. If they hadn't gone to the ugly (in most people's opinion) extra vent I don't think many would be complaining.

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the extra vent on the 1 piece is actually easy to "close" at the body shop.. i had my headlight washer holes closed.. plastic weld, some plastic pieces, and sanding, and youll never know it was there, and i promise it will not crack with the flex and stress either
 
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