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      02-04-2011, 01:29 PM   #1
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Lip for Brake Ducts?

In light of it appearing that Apex will be coming out with a brake duct solution for our cars including backing plates. I am now thinking of swapping out my Tecnocraft Lip for a new lip or maybe even a more suitable bumper. IMO the stock bumper alone with brake ducts seems to stick out.

Anyone currently running a lip etc with brake ducts? I heard Challenge may also have a new lip to allow for this. (Vendors please chime in if you have any info).

Edit: The GT4 Lip is too expensive for a lip IMO
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In light of it appearing that Apex will be coming out with a brake duct solution for our cars including backing plates. I am now thinking of swapping out my Tecnocraft Lip for a new lip or maybe even a more suitable bumper. IMO the stock bumper alone with brake ducts seems to stick out.

Anyone currently running a lip etc with brake ducts? I heard Challenge may also have a new lip to allow for this. (Vendors please chime in if you have any info).

Edit: The GT4 Lip is too expensive for a lip IMO
We are finishing up the brake duct version of our Challenge lip currently. I expect ill have some photos of first parts to show around middle to end of Feb. Aside from the GT4 lip, i dont know of any other with it intergrated. I think a few guys have done custome jobs, but about all. From what i can tell, the APEX part is a replica of the BMW motorsport duct for a stock front bumper, but in plastic. looks very nice though
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Can't wait for the challenge lip. I've been holding out and I think this will be the one for me.
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I was wondering if the holes in the hamann or 3d lips would line up.
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Yup, Hamann has the holes for it.
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But...would the holes line up with the front edge of the underbody tray? If not, then the lip wouldn't be of any use.

I think I am going to wait until someone inevitably dings their challenge GTS style carbon lip with brake ducts, buy it at a much lower price and then paint it.
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can the current challenge lip be modified to allow for the brake ducts??????
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We are finishing up the brake duct version of our Challenge lip currently. I expect ill have some photos of first parts to show around middle to end of Feb. Aside from the GT4 lip, i dont know of any other with it intergrated. I think a few guys have done custome jobs, but about all. From what i can tell, the APEX part is a replica of the BMW motorsport duct for a stock front bumper, but in plastic. looks very nice though
Looking forward to checking it out.

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I was wondering if the holes in the hamann or 3d lips would line up.

I've wondered that too, but it appears no one has done it on here.
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can the current challenge lip be modified to allow for the brake ducts??????
I suppose anything is possible, but you would ruin it in my opinion.
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I've wondered that too, but it appears no one has done it on here.
I'm guessing no because I think the purpose of those openings is for aero/looks.
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I'm actually more interested in whether it's a problem to run ducts without the lip. I'm sure it's more optimal with one that has built in duct holes, but what if we don't?

Also, Jay you have PM.
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In light of it appearing that Apex will be coming out with a brake duct solution for our cars including backing plates. I am now thinking of swapping out my Tecnocraft Lip for a new lip or maybe even a more suitable bumper. IMO the stock bumper alone with brake ducts seems to stick out.

Anyone currently running a lip etc with brake ducts? I heard Challenge may also have a new lip to allow for this. (Vendors please chime in if you have any info).

Edit: The GT4 Lip is too expensive for a lip IMO
We are finishing up the brake duct version of our Challenge lip currently. I expect ill have some photos of first parts to show around middle to end of Feb. Aside from the GT4 lip, i dont know of any other with it intergrated. I think a few guys have done custome jobs, but about all. From what i can tell, the APEX part is a replica of the BMW motorsport duct for a stock front bumper, but in plastic. looks very nice though
Any update on the lip?
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