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Old 10-15-2012, 10:40 PM   #76
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Just ordered a few cans of Grimmspeed wrb. Should be painted by next weekend.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:04 PM   #77
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Mine arrived today. The front flare seems like it may need adjustment? idk, i have to take off my mud flaps when i install them. anyone have a more detailed step-by-step yet?
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:03 PM   #78
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Well it's sort of a trial and error thing. I just started mocking and cutting plastic until I ended up with something. Pm replied.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:02 PM   #79
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:05 AM   #80
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Are updates on the body work? Im very temped to do this diy. I like this idea better than the sedan front swap.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:47 AM   #81
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Unfortunately no updates from me yet.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:35 AM   #82
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Ahh get out of here... I was just looking for something like this*for a suby. Always been a fan of the NISMO 'wheel arch covers' for the R34 GTR (and R34 GTR Z-tune)





Way to be creative!

http://www.speedhunters.com/2011/03/...at_daikoku_pa/
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:50 PM   #83
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Can we get an actual, formal, complete DIY write up for this? The OP's first post was half assed, just like the link he posted. The pics are great but still doesnt illustrate how much cutting, drilling, etc. is involved. In other words, there need to be more details then what is up now. I tried to do this today and I went on to something else because I didnt feel i had the right tools. I also didnt know how the top of the arch on the flare attaches to the car fender. Double sided tape..yea..but that truely will not work. I tried it today. I dont want to ruin my flares and throw 65 bucks down the drain. So can someone do a DIY write up that has pics, step by step and a list of tools and hardware needed? Ive never done anything like this before. I need details. Write it like you are writing this so your 5 year old niece could do this. We need more details then just a few pics and "just get creative" remarks. I appreciate Jimbo is willing to help. But i dont think he wants me contacting him late at night when its evening time where I am. I am just being considerate. Im not trying to be a d-bag about this, it has just been a very long day for me.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:00 PM   #84
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Can we get an actual, formal, complete DIY write up for this? The OP's first post was half assed, just like the link he posted. The pics are great but still doesnt illustrate how much cutting, drilling, etc. is involved. In other words, there need to be more details then what is up now. I tried to do this today and I went on to something else because I didnt feel i had the right tools. I also didnt know how the top of the arch on the flare attaches to the car fender. Double sided tape..yea..but that truely will not work. I tried it today. I dont want to ruin my flares and throw 65 bucks down the drain. So can someone do a DIY write up that has pics, step by step and a list of tools and hardware needed? Ive never done anything like this before. I need details. Write it like you are writing this so your 5 year old niece could do this. We need more details then just a few pics and "just get creative" remarks. I appreciate Jimbo is willing to help. But i dont think he wants me contacting him late at night when its evening time where I am. I am just being considerate. Im not trying to be a d-bag about this, it has just been a very long day for me.
Then I think you need to take a deep breath and rewrite your post.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:00 PM   #85
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Cant wait till my wagon is up and running again so I can try these flairs out! Awesome find guys! I'm wondering how the will look with rear aero pieces!?
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:24 AM   #86
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The tools I used: drill and bits, hobby knife or razor blade, zip ties.
First I jacked up the car and removed the wheels.

I cut the lower part of the inside lip on each corner so that the bottoms of the flares sit flat against the body. I left a small triangular flap on each corner.

I lined up the flare with the fender and drilled each corner through the flare and the fender. I started by putting a screw in one side, then stretched the flare across and put a screw in the other side. I drilled a couple of additional holes about 3/4 of the way up on each side and ran a zip tie through that. There is nothing at the very top of the flare, it's not necessary.

Same process for the rear, except once the flare is mounted I went back and trimmed the excess plastic inside the door jamb. Just kept trimming until the rear doors opened and closed smoothly without dragging or catching on the flares.

There's no real how- to or DIY on this. I stumbled along and figured it out as I went. At first I did feel frustrated and thought it couldn't be done. I ended up doing the front on one day and the rears the following day.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:15 PM   #87
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BAMM!








Thanks to GrimmSpeed for the paint which matches perfectly. Since the flares are a bit stretched I was afraid the paint would crack so I painted them on the car. Mineral spirits, adhesion promoter, primer, and paint. I'm admittedly not the best spray painter so I do have a couple of runs and minor splotches I plan to wetsand and buff out after the paint cures. One step closer to being ready for the South Florida subie cruise next month.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:30 PM   #88
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Wow! That looks great. Makes it look so much cleaner and just overall better. Great job!!
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:38 PM   #89
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Interesting idea. Nice work.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:14 PM   #90
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Thanks guys! I like it more than I thought I would

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Old 10-21-2012, 07:10 PM   #91
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Can you post up a before and after? I'd like to see how much more they stick out assuming you haven't added wheel spacers.

Let me just say...

That looks unbelievable
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:29 PM   #92
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Thanks a lot! Haven't added any spacers, my wheels have a +35 offset.

Here's a before head-on

And this is after


They extend about an inch and a half from the fender. They would look terrible with stock wheels.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:33 PM   #93
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Got a little carried away and painted my grill shell



And finally got around to cutting my titanium sti key
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:13 PM   #94
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Thanks guys! I like it more than I thought I would

Damn that looks sick! Maybe this can be an alternative for wagon fans to be running 9.5" wheels

But im guessing when you have to take off your front bumper you have to remove the front flares?
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:28 PM   #95
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Well yes I would have to remove one screw and one zip tie to remove the bumper. Could be worse, Karltons are usually held on with rivets.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:47 PM   #96
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Is their any company that makes flares for a 05 rs?
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:32 PM   #97
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Looks great paint matched. I think it flows really good with the car. It doesn't look tacky, it actually looks oem. Congrats !!!
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:38 PM   #98
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The OP's first post was half assed, just like the link he posted. .
I dont want to ruin my flares and throw 65 bucks down the drain.
Write it like you are writing this so your 5 year old niece could do this.
We need more details then just a few pics and "just get creative" remarks. am.
I am just being considerate. Im not trying to be a d-bag about this
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:42 PM   #99
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Thanks Serkan
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:41 PM   #100
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Can anyone post a link to the pics? For some reason they don't show up for me.
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