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Old 11-06-2012, 10:48 PM   #151
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so if I remembered right one of the problems associated with going uber wide wheels was more of an issue with the wheels coming contact with the strut in the rear. how are ya'll going to deal with this? spacers?

Or am i just completely wrong and this is a non issue?
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If you're wheels are rubbing on your struts, your offset is wrong. You need lower offset wheels when you go wider.
^This.

With a "proper" offset, your issue will be getting the tire back under the fender. You'll need either negative camber, rolled/pulled fenders, stretched tires (225/40 or 215/40 are popular options) or a combination of the three.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:20 PM   #152
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ah, thanks for the clarifications. I've now spent my entire night drooling over all the wide flared wagon options out there. IS300, Modified Karlton, VW, Scion Xb
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:09 AM   #153
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This looks horrible.
we know how your old Subaru looked too.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:21 AM   #154
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The flares would look great painted mecha. I thought I liked mine in black until I painted them, then I liked them even more.
Thanks jimbo... I was starting to think the same thing when I was washing it today. Maybe I'll blast them with some white krylon this weekend if i'm ready for the change.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:08 AM   #155
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I'm gonna need bigger flares....


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Old 11-07-2012, 08:11 AM   #156
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Since my buddy fxto5 sent me this link i figured i would let you guys know that corrado g 60 flares are wider and mk2 people have been useing them for a long time. Going to buy some locally and see how they fit on my 04 sedan.i will make a new thread when i find a set.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:46 AM   #157
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Is your car WRB? If so why does it look so much nicer than my WRB. The pain on my car is pristine, always garaged, no sun fading but it's just so much lighter in color than yours it looks like a kids toy car…I hate the color, love the car.

When I paint it I'm going to go with the new plasma blue or electric blue or whatever they call the newer offerings. A bit darker metallic paint I would be very happy instead of this almost candy coated WRB (its original too) Getting too old for anything that remotely looks like candy coated colors.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:28 PM   #158
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oh man i remember my old MK2 jetta! ( both of them ) ! sure do miss those little grocery getters! so fun to drive
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:32 PM   #159
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oh man i remember my old MK2 jetta! ( both of them ) ! sure do miss those little grocery getters! so fun to drive


I dd a 84 gti. since My wrx is down. had it for 7 years and put 50k miles on it.
never has left me stranded anywhere. Usually vdubs have electrical issues ect. not mine. Cant wait to find some corrado flares.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:40 AM   #160
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Hey, probably gonna get **** for this question, but I've got an all stock 91 legacy wagon(starting to mod) got stock 14's 185 60's and was wanting to know if 17in 215 45's would fit, I'm only worrying about the width since they are 215's, would I need spacers? Didn't know if you guys have any experience with legacys but would like another opinion. Thanks, I accept all criticism. xD
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:28 AM   #161
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Jim, that looks pretty damn good. Nice job.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:30 PM   #162
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Since my buddy fxto5 sent me this link i figured i would let you guys know that corrado g 60 flares are wider and mk2 people have been useing them for a long time. Going to buy some locally and see how they fit on my 04 sedan.i will make a new thread when i find a set.
Nice! Post them up after you're finished!
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:08 PM   #163
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Jim, that looks pretty damn good. Nice job.
Thanks very much
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:28 PM   #164
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I think Jimbo's looks good. As for Mecha, you need to paint them. They dont look "finished" IMO. Also, I think to make these flares actually work and make them look great would be to get a wide wheel to compensate for the wheel being sunk in. If Jimbo had a wide wheel like a 18x9"+ or 17x9"+ wheel it would great.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:44 AM   #165
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huge fan of this, looks wicked awesome
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:19 AM   #166
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This looks so sick. In for final painted pics. And if anyone has done this for sedan I'd like to know.
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Does look good! Like to see it on a sedan with the wider fender/quarters.
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Will these fit a sedan just as good?
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No one's done it yet
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huge fan of this, looks wicked awesome
I'm gonna make custom rear flares for my 2005 WRX. Recently I got 18x9.75 +20 offset and they stick out too much, plus I wanna go lower.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:45 PM   #167
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I'm a fan of your car. It'll look awesome with flares.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:59 PM   #168
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Has anyone matched up a set of Karlton flares to a 08 WRX for fitment?
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:52 AM   #169
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I'm a fan of your car. It'll look awesome with flares.
Thank you sir! I really like your wagon too!
Anyways, trying to make some flares for this bad boy....



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Old 11-26-2012, 09:43 AM   #170
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Not a Subaru, but my friends M5 with flares...











And yes, he does have wheels/tires that fill out the flares. You can see 1 of the wheels in the passenger seat. Currently has winter wheels on.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #171
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is there an actual walk thru yet on how to do this? my flares are still in the garage. i know some of you guys have said to basically "wing it". well how bout documenting how you winged it so those, like me who are not mechanics or have very little experience in body work, can accomplish this feat. you would be my hero and hero to many people years from now who will come across this thread in the future.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:34 PM   #172
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I in fact winged it to the point that my front flares are on the wrong sides (or at least, different sides than what jimbo did).

All i did was remove enough plastic from the ends to get them to sit mostly flush to the fenders. The rear took a lot of trimming, both on the ends and some where the rear door meets the body. Basically when i got them where i wanted them i started sending screws into the inner lip of the fender and bumper (and sideskirt). I punched several holes in the bottom of the fender lip and ziptied the flares to the fender at the top, though as Jumbo indicated i'm not sure it's really necessary. The rear flares have that large piece that sticks backwards...you can either cut it off and see if you can get things to sit, or do what i did and screw the bitch right into the bumper. I'll be hacking my fenders out very soon to fit larger wheels and tires, so i'm not averse to body modification.

Good luck!
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:10 PM   #173
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is there an actual walk thru yet on how to do this? my flares are still in the garage. i know some of you guys have said to basically "wing it". well how bout documenting how you winged it so those, like me who are not mechanics or have very little experience in body work, can accomplish this feat. you would be my hero and hero to many people years from now who will come across this thread in the future.
What flares do you have?

Honestly, when cutting the body for flares it's extremely easy to **** it up. If you don't have enough experience/know how to "wing" it, you should probably take it to a professional.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:59 AM   #174
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man I had my flamethrower out for that M5 primed and ready until Monster clarified that he had winter rims on :P

I don't like fender flares, and while I think those flares goofy when not viewed head-on (and especially goofy in pics where the car's wheels are turned and viewed from the side), it does look OEM-ish and is very impressive.. and not an end-all can't-go-back option. Awesome work Jim
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:20 AM   #175
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Quick pick of mine after body-coloring. The color isn't a perfect match and i'm not thrilled with the finish, so i may redo them at some point in the future. 255/40/17x9 + 28 will be coming soon...


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