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Old 12-09-2012, 08:31 AM   #1
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Default Cost of Modifying 05-07 GD STi Rear Fenders

Hey guys

im trying to find out how much i should be paying for my rear gaurds on my 2006 wrx sti to be modified?

like the ones in this link - http://t3hclap.com/archives/49

im in australia so no one has done this gaurd work before and yeah just chasing what i should be paying

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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The easy factor is the per-hour labor-rate. The difficult one is finding a shop that performs custom and/or high-end restoration work.

My experience is that most shops are in business to perform regular, recurring, and usually insurance, work, which ends-up being nothing more that get it in and get it out.

Here in the United States, there is no Federal or State mandate that I know of where those working within a body-shop are to be schooled, then receive ongoing training and be certified. Thus you are left to spending a lot of time to hopefully locate a 'qualifed' shop within a relatively large area-range and so-forth.

What are the laws in the country or in each province/state? Is it a requirement that all persons working, and not just the shop itself, be licensed/certified and or have continual training? If not, you'll have to shop very carefully. Even if certification and training are required, you'll still have to shop carefully, even if these people are trained since as you put it, no one seems to have done this type of work.

For the sake of conversation, why do you want to modify your rear fenders? As I know from reading other fellow Australian enthusiasts' posts, that the laws in your country are very strict. You cannot add fender-flares and the tires (tyres) may not go past the OEM body-lines of the fenders. Thus I understand the reason to maximize the rear wheel opening to the outer fender body-arch garnish.

How much more tire do you want to fit to the rears? I ask because in the link you provided, once you cut the lower-inner lip off of the fender, you will separate the outer fender from the inner fender, thus the writer's need to use a special urethane-type adhesive-sealer, among others.

If the shop is unaware of this and/or cannot figure-out how to make this work, then is it worth it to place you car into the hands of another to gain a few extra millimeters worth of tire under the car, to end-up with nothing but a headache, to say the least?

Don't get me wrong, because I'm for modifying a car. But if the cost, and not just in dollars, is much, much greater in terms of improper work (damaged: fender/quarter; missealed; separate panels; etc.), then is it worth it?

I would say however that this could be a five to ten hour job for both sides and there is no guarantee that the work will be done properly.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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Certified, training, laws, schooled, federal ????


He asked a simple question and you are giving a way too formal answer.

I am sure custom labor is insanely expensive in Au just like North America. So expect to pay good amount of money if you want it to be done properly.

The real concern here is to find a shop that will do it properly.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:35 AM   #4
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i have found a shop in my town that is able to perform the task and they said they feel comfortable with this type of work....they just havent done it before and wanted to know what type of price range i was thinking of spending so they could come to a fair agreement.

im running xxr 530 18x8.75 +35 all round with 2.5degrees camber in the rear and its still rubbing a bit, i just want to shave and pump so i can run less camber really....also they are fitted to 225 tyres so once these wear out i would like to go for a 245 tyre which means i will need some more room.

i understand where you are coming from about the guarantee thing, but i have faith they will be able to do a good job. if it is going to cost say $500 bucks i would be happy with that as it's going to save me the hassle of attempting it myself.

the australian state laws say nothing about rolling/shaving/pumping of fenders.....i guess it would just be all in moderation....we are also allowed to run extended flares but im not going for that type of look as i want to keep it clean.

but yeah back on topic....roughly how much should i be paying for such a service.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:54 AM   #5
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Trimmed or trimmed and pulled? I had mine trimmed for $60.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:55 PM   #6
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Can it be trimmed w/o removing the rear flare mouldings?
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:59 PM   #7
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you should ask around in Australia, not here
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:11 AM   #8
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i have found a shop in my town that is able to perform the task and they said they feel comfortable with this type of work....they just havent done it before and wanted to know what type of price range i was thinking of spending so they could come to a fair agreement.

im running xxr 530 18x8.75 +35 all round with 2.5degrees camber in the rear and its still rubbing a bit, i just want to shave and pump so i can run less camber really....also they are fitted to 225 tyres so once these wear out i would like to go for a 245 tyre which means i will need some more room.

i understand where you are coming from about the guarantee thing, but i have faith they will be able to do a good job. if it is going to cost say $500 bucks i would be happy with that as it's going to save me the hassle of attempting it myself.

the australian state laws say nothing about rolling/shaving/pumping of fenders.....i guess it would just be all in moderation....we are also allowed to run extended flares but im not going for that type of look as i want to keep it clean.

but yeah back on topic....roughly how much should i be paying for such a service.

dan
Get better, better fitting wheels. You'll likely spend close to what you paid for your wheels.
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