I recently was in touch with the guys at SpoonFedTuning to try out a new carbon fiber lip they’re producing based of the Seat Cupra R lip – and wow am I excited with the outcome. I had previously ran the OEM version of the lip, but I had two issues with it – it never fit right since it was so hard to mount (too narrow), and the finish was kind of blah (textured plastic). The SpoonFedTuning version takes care of both of those complaints – it’s 100% carbon fiber, and they’ve widened the lip and improved the mounting points for a much better fit on the B7 Audi A4/S4…
The installation is simple – they provide the necessary hardware, along with rubber bushings to ensure a close fit without stressing the carbon fiber. They also provide the following diagram to illustrate suggested mounting points (circled in red), which I followed and was very happy with:
The lip is otherwise super easy to install. What I did was jack my front end up (due to coilovers, there isn’t much room to work under the car unless I do) and put the front axle on jack stands. I then test mounted the lip using 3M double sided mounting tape, until I felt I had the lip perfectly aligned. You want to make sure it’s centered, as well as sticking out far enough from the front bumper.
I found that my ideal placement was so that the lip ended on each side of the car with about a 1 finger gab to the end of the bumper. Once you have the alignment where you want with the mounting tape, pre-drill the holes through the lip & bumper (use a size down on the drill bit from the screw) and then manually tighten the screws into the bumper, starting in the middle and then working your way out.
Between test fitting, drilling & tightening the screws, I spent no longer than 1 hour installing everything – and that was working in the dark, by myself, and taking my time, so you can figure that’s a pretty reasonable time estimate.
I’m very pleased with the outcome – I’ll obviously need to be very careful not to hit any curbs or take any bumps too fast, but I think that is something I can manage at this point. The mounting hardware is very easy to install or remove, so you could potentially remove the lip for daily driving and only install for car shows & such – once everything is drilled it should only take a few minutes to screw it back on or take it off…
Here are a few more pictures I’ve taken – let me know if I missed any angles you were interested in seeing and I can provide more pictures upon request!
Thank you to James @ SpoonFedTuning for answering all of my questions along the way. You can also check them out on Facebook here.