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      10-04-2010, 05:27 PM   #1
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I can't have nice things - busted lip

I had a little parking accident yesterday. I saw the parking curb, so I slowly pulled up...but obviously pulled up a little too much. Then I heard a big crack and little shiny pieces flying everywhere.

Bye bye Arkym lip. It was nice knowing you. May have to go with Challenge after the winter.
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      10-04-2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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that looks like a clean enough break that you may be able to have it fixed
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      10-04-2010, 05:42 PM   #3
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Looks good still
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      10-04-2010, 05:44 PM   #4
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that looks like a clean enough break that you may be able to have it fixed
dont think it can be fixed... looks like a part of the lip is still attached to the front bumper...

good things its just a lip. could be worse.
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      10-04-2010, 05:45 PM   #5
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Wow.. you must've hit a monster curb..
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      10-04-2010, 05:45 PM   #6
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Ouch. Sorry to see what happened to the lip. I think a Challenge lip is certainly a great idea. Hopefully that works out!
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      10-04-2010, 05:50 PM   #7
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I had a little parking accident yesterday. I saw the parking curb, so I slowly pulled up...but obviously pulled up a little too much. Then I heard a big crack and little shiny pieces flying everywhere.

Bye bye Arkym lip. It was nice knowing you. May have to go with Challenge after the winter.
That's a very clean break. Looks like the Akrym lip broke right at a seam, likely where the pieces were glued/bonded together during manufacturing.

I'm assuming this is the FRP version, correct?
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      10-04-2010, 06:09 PM   #8
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so how does the parking curb look?

but seriously, sorry to see...good luck with your next lip...
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      10-04-2010, 06:21 PM   #9
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Ouch. I'm always paranoid about parking head first. I always reverse park if possible.

Sorry bro.
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      10-04-2010, 06:29 PM   #10
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Side note: I don't understand the off-center license plate thing. Do people think that actually looks good?
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      10-04-2010, 06:35 PM   #11
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Side note: I don't understand the off-center license plate thing. Do people think that actually looks good?
I'm sure its a form of necessity, rather than style. Much better alternative than punching holes in the front bumper cover.
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      10-04-2010, 07:05 PM   #12
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Had the guys at IND look at it today. Not worth fixing. Little bummed that I only had it for a couple months. It's the CF Arkym lip - but definitely fiberglass and lots of glue involved in the piece.

Yeah - I know the plate looks like ass. But the tickets are $50/pop and they add up quick. The look horrified me at first, but I've gotten used to it. Maybe I'll get used to the no-lip look too.
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      10-04-2010, 07:13 PM   #13
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DAMMN! That sucks.
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      10-04-2010, 07:16 PM   #14
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never understood the fascination with lips on this forum
the front of the car is already damn low
why would i want to make it even lower??
i've never been a fan of anything that looks stuck on
if it isn't part of the bumper it looks cheap

but still sorry you damaged it, those things are expensive
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      10-04-2010, 07:25 PM   #15
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Yeah sucks. Chicago not to kind to lips period. On second lip myself, actually have the vorsteiner front bumper and thinking about going to stock for winter, not sure if the lip can survive a city winter. Challenge looks nice, good luck
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never understood the fascination with lips on this forum
the front of the car is already damn low
why would i want to make it even lower??
i've never been a fan of anything that looks stuck on
if it isn't part of the bumper it looks cheap

but still sorry you damaged it, those things are expensive
Amen, brother. I think we are part of a small minority though.
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      10-04-2010, 09:04 PM   #17
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Ouch....challenge it is!
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      10-04-2010, 09:18 PM   #18
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      10-04-2010, 10:19 PM   #19
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grrrr. I had the clubsport lips on my ZHP; I hated curbs. I would park 1 foot away. Just use the reflection on the car parked next to you. That is how I did it. It worked 95% of the time. Good luck
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      10-04-2010, 11:02 PM   #20
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My condolences. I say it's the curb's fault... damn curbs! I leave my ass end hanging out to avoid this kind of thing.
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      10-04-2010, 11:23 PM   #21
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ouch... i'm always scare of that too. including drivin up and down crazy driveways
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      10-04-2010, 11:28 PM   #22
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Use reflection or back in..or get out and check..better safe than sorry. That or you can invest in Alek's front camera haha.
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