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stock "R''. 24 77.42%
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Old 03-18-2007, 11:39 PM   #1
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Default front lip.which one to get?

should i get a stock ''R'' lip or the garage vary?

im going to paint my car back to white with the winshield frame black.
i have sportmax 002.im gonna get front and rear mud flaps.keep them black along witht the side kick panel.

which lip?i like them both but em leaning more towards the "R'' one.
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:37 AM   #2
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I wanted the GV for a long time, but then I saw some more photos and its REALLY aggressive. My car doesn't fit the GV look. It really depends on how outrageous you want the car to look.
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:33 AM   #3
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My buddy has the GV lip on his black car with bronze konig heliums, Headlight NACA duct, and lowered. It looks really good, but it is also really low to the ground. Personally I would stick with the mazda lip but the GV looks really mean esp. with a bit of a rake on the car.
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:52 AM   #4
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i like both, but like savington says, the gv lip will have fit the look you are achieving. its very agressive so you have to keep with that direction with the rest of the car.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:37 AM   #5
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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Garage Vary!!!!
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:08 AM   #6
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http://www.ratsback.com/

get both matching chin and skirt!
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:03 AM   #7
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If you live in an area with lots of steep/raised entrance driveways and have a lowered car, I'd think twice about the GV lip, only b/c it's much lower and thus easier to crack.

As for the rats back, the CF looks fabulous, but wasn't TurboTim unhappy with the fit of the headlight cover? Just a thought. I have no affilation ad actually dig the ratsback CF lips, but I'd make sure fitment is not an issue.
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:27 AM   #8
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Definately, if you live in an area with the step driveways, speed bumps, etc, and a lowered car, go OEM.

The plastic is really good. Mine got taken up and over a curb, which was enough to blow the air-bags.... (stupid '95 sensors/recall).... the nose was OK with no damage, and the lip just got pulled past the washers.... again no damage.....

Needed new 'shield + replaced bags......

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Old 03-19-2007, 11:43 AM   #9
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you should see if any of the ratsback stuff is on ebay. I've seen him sell products on ebay before, and it goes for less than what it's listed for on the site.

IMO, the oem looks better though.
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:27 PM   #10
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at stock height i think the ratsback would literaly EXPLODE in one day driving around here.with me being careful .thats why ratsback is out of the question.

im not really going for the ''everyone look at my car'' just miata enthusists to be able to see the lilttle girly car differences.and everyone else think its stock.
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I just think the GV lip looks awkward like a guy with a massive overbite and a pointy goatee
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Th GV breaks easily. I've never seen one that wasn't broken after about a year in fact. The R spoiler is nearly indestructable on the flip side.
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:07 PM   #13
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I voted for the GV because that's what I bought. I haven't installed it yet so I'll have to see how it looks and how long it lasts.
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:34 PM   #14
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where can you get the R at?
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where can you get the R at?
http://www.mazdastuff.com/directory.cfm?CategoryID=5

http://www.finishlineperformance.com
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:45 PM   #16
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I cant see the ratpack lasting long, These cars are low stock and a lowering spoiler does not help. You are going to scratch from time to time. I liked the stock "R" one the best. My car is stock ride height with the type II, I have scratched all the paint of the bottom. I try to be careful too.

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Old 03-19-2007, 05:49 PM   #17
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wow,im getting the ''R'' lip after hearing about the GV breaking.
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:51 PM   #18
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I personally like (and have) the Brainstorm F1 lip spoiler. I had mine wet installed (bondo'd in). so it looks seemless. The side skirts from VIS matches it perfectly.
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:38 PM   #19
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I personally like (and have) the Brainstorm F1 lip spoiler. I had mine wet installed (bondo'd in). so it looks seemless. The side skirts from VIS matches it perfectly.
Got some pix???
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Old 04-10-2007, 12:09 AM   #20
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mazdastuff.coms front lips are light gray,recieved one last week with mud guards.
the guards are a nice black,the lip is light gray/
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