'Loudmouth' Subaru Impreza Front Bumper
A project that continues to shape and develop as it is produced, the ‘Loudmouth’ front bumper is designed for 03 - 05 Subaru Impreza with the designed suited to high airflow and racing applications thanks to unique inclusions such as increase air-travel, larger space available for front mounted intercooler set ups and fitment of large front canards to direct airflow more prominent around front of car.
The name ‘Loudmouth’ derives from the styling choices of both Rocket Bunny and Liberty Walk bodykits from which this bumper design takes its brash and aggressive styling cues from.
The design was first created in a photoshop edit, to confirm shaping and idyllic proportions for the shaping design. From here a number of options were created in AutoCAD to be tested for feasibility and airflow characteristics.
With a set design chosen, it was then a process of purchasing a stock Subaru bumper and cutting, gluing, bogging, and clay-forming the design. A large amount of this work was done by hand to get proportions correct and also to learn how the materials formed and behaved when shaped.
After bumper shaping was complete the aero details such as radiator shroud and canards could be mocked up out of cardboard before being CNC turret punched and bent by hand. From here these were fitted up onto the car using nutserts to allow for easy removal if the bumper was to be used for street applications.
After the bumper finalised it was sent to be professionally painted and detailed. Thanks to previous planning and a lot of valuable skills learned the mounting of all the hardware, bracing, and shrouds went without issue and fitment is 100% OEM+ which was one of the main goals of this bumper.
The next step from here is long term testing with daily driving, track days for aero testing, and more defined quality control when it comes to mould making and reproducing this bumper for the number of interested parties.
More images and the story of Loudmouth can be viewed on the DM Designs Instagram account here: