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Original Mugen Lip vs Mugen STYLE Lip

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by fixngo, Sep 13, 2007.

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  1. fixngo

    fixngo New Member

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    I was looking on ebay for some mugen lips, and came across some mugen look alikes that saids "ABs PLASTIC" mugen style lip

    the price is obviously cheaper but what is the difference i wonder

    and when you want the buy the original ones, how can you tell if it is real or fake
    Anyways, if i would buy the look alikes and then paint them, no one can tell right,
    but the guilt inside me , i would not know....

    anyone that has bought front or real lips before
    Any ADVICE anyone?
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    buy the fake, because as soon as you curb it .. it wont hurt so much to see it damaged because you didnt spend an ass load of money for the Mugen name..
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Urethane only on front lips and bumpers. I'd only go urethane for any and all body kit stuff personally. Fiberglass splinters if you sneeze too hard..

    Anything else will get raped the first time you / the lady friend bumps a curb with it.
     
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    urethane is that like rubber or something?
    i know fiberglass is no good, because where im at theres alot of dips, and chipped ground, even at my work man, theres a huge water way/drain

    how about plastics? no good?
     
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    abs plastic or urethane lips are what you want
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Urethane is what your stock bumper is made out of. That stuff can take a beating.

    ABS is better than fiberglass, as it will flex instead of just shattering. But once it flexes to a certain point, it'll snap/crack too. You can bend a urethane bumper in half and it'll pop back to its original shape as long as you don't crease it. ABS/fiberglass would be trash after such a feat.
     
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    thanks alot
    now i know what i am positively gonna get

    imma get the Abs or Urethane Mugen style, because i would definitely feel better knowing im scrapping the not so good lip.

    and if the paint comes out nicely enough, nobody would tell the difference

    :) <----- one happy camper
     
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    What about when using aero parts on a track car??? The way the other materials
    flex makes me think they wouldn't provide the aero stability of fiberglass, :huh: but I guess it comes down to what you want to use your car for... i myself would get the flexer ....but i had a slight curiosity..


     
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    I don't think it would flex much unless there was a splitter attached to it. Even then, if brackets were used that hold it to the bumper/frame it wouldn't be an issue. I'd assume cost/weight is the reason they go with fiberglass.
     
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    oh yeah duh... i didnt even think of the weight loss from fiberglass...
    :mad:
     
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    dude, this thread is a year old...
     
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