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View Poll Results: Do you want fender flares for your wagon? How much are you willing to pay?
No thanks/too expensive 10 16.95%
Yes, $300 - $400 for the set 35 59.32%
Yes, $400 - $500 for the set 9 15.25%
Yes, $500 - $600 for the set 6 10.17%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-14-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
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I may have found a source to manufacture fender flares for the '02-'07 WRX Wagon. The question is whether or not there is sufficient demand for it.

The flares would be 2.5" wider than stock, thus allowing up to a 285 tire to be run on wheels with the proper offset and some negative camber for good measure. The rears would be in two pieces for the rear door.

The stock fenders would have to be cut to allow a wider tire to be run. The flares could be either riveted on and left in a black polyurethane finish or molded and painted to match. These would be a round flare...not the box style of the sedan.

I'm just looking for a head count...manufacturers need to see numbers before committing.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:35 PM   #2
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:37 PM   #3
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tell me a price, I have been looking for nice fender flares for awhile
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:38 PM   #4
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price depends on demand.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:38 PM   #5
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price?

Any more details that are need to know?

I'm interested

EDIT: price post above was not there a second ago lol subscribed for more info
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:41 PM   #6
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for the poll, is that price for front and rear? just rear?

thanks
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:44 PM   #7
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^for all four
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:50 PM   #8
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keep in mind that the Kakumei rear over flares for the sedan are $600+...just for the rears and an additional $500+ for the fronts.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:56 PM   #9
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i would be interested... for the right price... and the right look
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:57 PM   #10
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Usually fiberglass flares go for $250 + $40 shipping. This is for all four pieces made by a regular shop, no brand name and good quality.
I saw these for miatas, 240sx, bmw and so on...

I paid $330 shipped for 4pcs of IS300 flares for my wagon and they needed work.

If your flares a good quality and they fit good, i'd pay up to $500.

When i say good fitment, i'm looking at :
- same flare width so when is mounted on the body you gain same width on both sides
- the flare must follow the body contour
- some sort of mounting points (inner lip would be great, if not, then even spaced recesses for bolts to be used --- like old flared bmw)
- flare should follow the bumper and door splits
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:22 PM   #11
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Usually fiberglass flares go for $250 + $40 shipping. This is for all four pieces made by a regular shop, no brand name and good quality.
I saw these for miatas, 240sx, bmw and so on...

I paid $330 shipped for 4pcs of IS300 flares for my wagon and they needed work.

If your flares a good quality and they fit good, i'd pay up to $500.

When i say good fitment, i'm looking at :
- same flare width so when is mounted on the body you gain same width on both sides
- the flare must follow the body contour
- some sort of mounting points (inner lip would be great, if not, then even spaced recesses for bolts to be used --- like old flared bmw)
- flare should follow the bumper and door splits
In regards to your criteria for "good fitment", can you clarify that a bit?

When you say "flare must follow the body contour", do you mean sit flush against the body? If so, not a problem.

When you say "mounting points on the inner lip", do you mean the section that sits flush with the body, or something else?

When you say "follow the bumper and door splits", do you mean two pieces for the front (one that goes on the fender and one that goes on the bumper)? If so, that can be a bit challenging to keep prices down because that will require multiple molds or simple cutting the flares where the body and bumpers meet. In regards to the door split, that was the intent from the beginning.
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:18 PM   #12
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I'm surprised nobody wants to know what they look like. Are they similar to what other people have been doing with Scion and IS300 flares.
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:28 PM   #13
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^ that was the first thing I thought. So what do they look like. Drawing or something. but 285 wide makes me wonder if it wont look stupid.
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:34 PM   #14
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^ that was the first thing I thought. So what do they look like. Drawing or something. but 285 wide makes me wonder if it wont look stupid.
Right, too many people now are "how can I get the biggest wheel under my fender, i dont care how it looks as long as it fits. I'll convince others it's cool" If it looks good I will consider it, a 285 on a street car is hard to pull off in Minnesota in the winter.
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:58 PM   #15
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Well, I did some modeling with clay to get a feel for what it could look like. Obviously, this isn't finished as it didn't continue onto the bumper. The actual flare would continue onto the bumper. As it is, nothing is set in stone...the whole thing is up in the air at the moment.









Remember, these pictures are a mock up to simply give an idea of how they could look.
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:58 PM   #16
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Any comments on the way the flares could look? Too bubbly, too big, just right, ballin' outta control?

Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:00 PM   #17
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too big
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:10 PM   #18
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WAY too big in my opinion. I like the ones on this car:









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Old 04-16-2010, 03:47 PM   #19
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Price pretty nice, when you say set is that for 2 or for four though?
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:20 PM   #20
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So, you guys are more interested in maxing out with 265's then? Seems reasonable.

Price would be for a full set...all four corners. Still ironing out the design and details tho, so there isn't a product for sale yet.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:36 PM   #21
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Maybe I'm nutty, but anything bigger than 18 x 8 is too much. 225s are solid.
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:06 PM   #22
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225's are the smallest i would go... and i would definitely buy a set of wagon fender flairs if the look clean
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:56 PM   #23
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WAY too big in my opinion. I like the ones on this car:









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Old 04-17-2010, 01:12 AM   #24
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I believe they are retrofitted IS300 flares.

I'd love a cheaper fender flare option. But even at $400, I'd rather spend a little more money and get sedan fronts and rears fitted on.
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