How To: Install Zenki Lip on 91+ S13


#1
  1. Acquire a zenki bumper lip and pull out all the metal bracing. Here is mine after being sanded down and de-greased.
    http://forums.son240sx.ca/album_pic.php?pic_id=371
    Now you must paint it. I went with rubberized flat black because I wouldn’t sure how long regular paint would hold up. I’m not sure it looks ‘right’, espically since I had painted my old little lip gloss black. I may pull it off tomorrow and paint it gloss black and see how it goes.

  2. Drill holes in the stock little lip that line up the holes in the zenki bumper. You will be zip-tieing the bumpers together. I think this is a good solution because you can easily remove it if you get really stuck, and it should help prevent damage to the bumper if you hit something because it will break away. A crummy picture of a couple of holes drilled (sorry for the quality)
    http://forums.son240sx.ca/album_pic.php?pic_id=372

  3. I don’t know if anyone else had this problem … I lined up the bumper with the wheel wells and ziptied it there too …
    http://forums.son240sx.ca/album_pic.php?pic_id=373
    But now it didn’t sit flush with the old lip … it sticks a little too far out?
    http://forums.son240sx.ca/album_pic.php?pic_id=374
    But anyway you don’t notice unless you are right up close to the car looking down, and it helps the lip make the front of the car more menacing.

  4. You’re done! That was an easy one :slight_smile:
    http://forums.son240sx.ca/album_pic.php?pic_id=375

It is QUITE low … and it definetly scrapes the ground a bit. A lot. Holding up fine however, and I’m starting to really like how it looks. Now all I need is sideskirts and this car will finally look as low as it acutally is. Stay tuned to me and bing were going to work that out real soon :slight_smile:

FYI: Fair market value for these lips: $60 to $80 depending on condition. I know a lot of people think they are worth way more or way less … but in this area that’s a fair price to ask / pay.


#2

I did what you did; drill holes in that black strip. And it did sag after a while.

A better solution is to put zipties between the black strip and edge of the bumper.

It will hold bettere that way. I’ll try and get pics in case you dont know what I mean.


#3

well if i knew it would fit on a 91+ that easily i wouldnt have sold it to you :stuck_out_tongue:

looks good, and ill find another one for myself and put ift on my car


#4

Please do I can’t picture what you mean.


#5

Looking towards front from driver front wheel

http://240sx.cubicdesign.com/images/misc/lipunder.jpg

Front shot

http://240sx.cubicdesign.com/images/misc/lipfront.jpg


#6

booooo to spending more than 15 mintues on this install.

i’ve installed and knocked this lip completely off mroe than 20 times now and it gets easier and easier every time.

i hold mine on with only 4-6 zipties not and a couple hooks up fornt, but i will be changing that up again soon.

lately i havent even cared how flush it is. having a flawless car is just for other people to look at, bing cares not what others think. the lip gets misaligned all the time and it gets left that way.


#7

What are these lips made from? I was thinking of putting one on my car, but am not sure if it will fit, and might have to trim it a bit…so does anyone know? And are they flexible?

And how do they come off the 89’s?

GRRRRR…Stupid Hotmail posted two messages…Can a moderator delete one?


#8

so when you ziptie it…does it want to bounce around or can you make it pretty tight…I want one but my problem is that that black piece on the bottom of the bumper your tieing it off to is damaged on my car…i wonder if you could just take that piece off and attach the lip elsewhere?

Anyone?


#9

To tell you the truth i dont even remember how i attached mine, but i tore off the black 1" lip that was originally attached to it, cant remember what i attached it too, i think the holes by the intercooler slot on the bumper.

It cant be that hard :roll:


#10

intercooler slot?

where can i find me one of these?


#11

You goof, I mean the hole in our bumper for rad/intercooler.


#12

putting this thing on is a mission. Seems like I cant get it flush at all (the sides stick out large)… ive taking out the black strip and the metal peice that was held with it…

Gonad how did you get your sides so flush? is your lip stickin out in the front or is it flush and lined up?


#13

^^^ Try pushing the ends up higher, that will pull the middle section closer against the car.


#14

zipties hold like sh!t…i started out with the thick zipties but i couldnt get the lip to sit nyce and flush with the bumper. I didnt even drill a single hole i just found one that matched up with the hole on my zenki lip and it was right in the middle threw a small bolt and nut in that one hole and with one screw on each end of the lip inside the fender and it looks perfect. no gap between the lip and front bumper? only gap i have is at the sides cuz i havnt put on my fender caps(cars an 89)…did all my body work mounted the bumper and forgot about the caps and now im too lazy to sand em and paint them… :? Theres nothing wrong with the zipties…their my best friends at times but i think 3 bolts along the front will make sure u dont run over your lip.


#15

Can someone re-post the pics please?

It seems that NONE of them work.

Not even the ones that the writeup is about.

Thanks a lot,

Gaz


#16

you dont even need pics. its so simple. (you dont necessarily have to) jack up the front end of the car and stick your head underneath, place the lip onto the bottom of the bumper and start feeding zipties through the corrospondiong holes. easy as pie.


#17

why does everything have to be done with zipties, go get a the sandwich plate with bolts and sandwich plate with holes from the zenki bumper, remove the back small lip of your chuuki bumper, install zenki sandwich plate (you only need to add two small holes on the bottom) put your lip on, install the second sandwich plate, done, stop doing things half ass


#18
  1. Drill holes in the stock little lip that line up the holes in the zenki bumper. You will be zip-tieing the bumpers together. I think this is a good solution because you can easily remove it if you get really stuck, and it should help prevent damage to the bumper if you hit something because it will break away.