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Old 07-21-2015, 03:03 AM   #1
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Default Fender flares: 2005 wrx WAGON

Hey guys, so I've been wanting to do this project for quite some time now. My setup I'm planning on running is:
17x10 +20 xxr 531s
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I did a test fit today with the flares, I'm planning on finishing them this weekend. But here's an idea of the width of them with my puny 17x8s.

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/s...psjueubpgv.jpg

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps5s5wpjif.jpg

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/s...psbypts5h5.jpg

This was a bad mockup. Just wanted to see how they will fit. Will keep updates. If the pictures don't work I'm sorry I'll try to fix it, I'm not sure how to host pictures lol
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Old 07-26-2015, 02:30 AM   #2
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Alrighty, finished product from a whole day of working. FedEx lost my 4th tire... So I won't be able to drive till Tuesday, I'll take better pics then. But for now here's my semi finished product, lowering it a half-inch tomorow or so. Pretty happy with my end result.







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Old 07-26-2015, 02:32 AM   #3
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:44 PM   #4
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Old 07-27-2015, 03:31 PM   #5
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:47 PM   #6
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Hey how much did you end up paying for your fender flares and where did you get them bra ? Looks sick im just not down to pay 600$ american for a couple peices of plastic
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:58 PM   #7
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Hey how much did you end up paying for your fender flares and where did you get them bra ? Looks sick im just not down to pay 600$ american for a couple peices of plastic

Hahahaha yeah trust me I know, they're not Karltons but they get it done. They're fiberglass flares made by jdmflares.com. They're gc8 fender flares and require 0 mods. I'm certain the 240sx flares they have are also pretty similar. I paid $180 for them and bought some self tapping screws and covers from my local hardware store. Also, make sure you split some vacuum line over your fenders to prevent the rusting after you cut.
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:23 AM   #8
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:31 AM   #9
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How much cutting on the rear did you have to end up doing?
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Old 08-16-2015, 12:17 PM   #10
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How much cutting on the rear did you have to end up doing?

It was about, 2 inches or so. I used several tools, jigsaw, cutting wheel, oscilating tool, but the best was the jigsaw with a metal blade, then i grinded it down after, tacked a couple welds to keep the two rears together and covered it with some vacuum line. Took a day.
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Old 08-16-2015, 12:21 PM   #11
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Old 08-16-2015, 01:55 PM   #12
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Dude this is sweet, i'll be picking some of these flares up soon for my 2002 WRX Wagon.
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:47 PM   #13
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Dude this is sweet, i'll be picking some of these flares up soon for my 2002 WRX Wagon.

Thanks man, good luck with that!
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:49 PM   #14
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Keep in mind I did this all for pretty cheap, I'm still in high school, I just had to work and save my pennies for a couple months and I got it done, it's nothing to the standard of a show car, but I built it to my budget and to my standard and I'm very happy with how it came out.
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:38 PM   #15
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So you didn't actually cut your factory arches so that you can have usable suspension travel?
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So you didn't actually cut your factory arches so that you can have usable suspension travel?
I did cut them, and it's very functional I have rubbed only a few times and it was when I was going over some pretty gnarly roads. That was on the flares though, the fenders haven't once came in contact with the tire. Keep in mind these are raceland coilovers, so they're obviously going to be a harsher ride on bumpy roads, but even then it still doesn't rub.

You don't need to cut "up" necessarily, just cut "out" if that makes sense. You line the bottom flare edge up with the bottom fender edge, so it's aligned, then you mark up how far you have to cut, you take the flare off, and cut up on the line you made so it will be just under where you screw them in.




Who knows, maybe I should've cut higher, but they've worked fine for me on some crazy roads, I don't track my car it's just a daily, so it's held up fairly well so far.
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What do you mean cut out and not up?
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:38 AM   #18
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What do you mean cut out and not up?

It didn't really make sense when I said that lol, look at the flare from the side, see if the bottom edge is lined up with the fender edge, then you cut it out to where the fender edge is completely cut to right below your mounting points for the flares
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it makes more sense to cut more material out as you didn't gain any extra travel room since the flares are mounted so low. thats why it looks odd, to my eyes at least.

you're pretty brave doing what you did. i don't know many people willing to destroy any sort of resale value for a budget build.
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it makes more sense to cut more material out as you didn't gain any extra travel room since the flares are mounted so low. thats why it looks odd, to my eyes at least.

you're pretty brave doing what you did. i don't know many people willing to destroy any sort of resale value for a budget build.

Hmm, well I seemed to cut a decent amount off, next time I take the flares off themselves I'll take a picture to show the amount I cut.

And yes, I'm really not planning on trying to resell this vehicle for a long time, it's going to be my money pit for hopefully many years to come.
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Any chance you could take a picture from the back of the car to see how wide they sit? And my fenders are a little rusty anyway so might as well remove the cancer
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Any chance you could take a picture from the back of the car to see how wide they sit? And my fenders are a little rusty anyway so might as well remove the cancer

Hahahah exactly, the pictures don't do the justice to the 275s imo they look wider in person but maybe it's me lol, but I still think they look okay here, I just took this off my phone so sorry if it sucks

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Hahahah exactly, the pictures don't do the justice to the 275s imo they look wider in person but maybe it's me lol, but I still think they look okay here, I just took this off my phone so sorry if it sucks

I'm absolutely sold on this look lol. I was thinking of running 275's also since that seems to be the widest you can go without hitting radial territory. Probably won't happen for a while because Highschool life but this is totally something to look forward to. Here's how my bugeye sits at the moment.
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:34 PM   #24
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I love flared wagons. Looks good dude!
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I'm absolutely sold on this look lol. I was thinking of running 275's also since that seems to be the widest you can go without hitting radial territory. Probably won't happen for a while because Highschool life but this is totally something to look forward to. Here's how my bugeye sits at the moment.


I'm just about to start my senior year in high school haha! I just saved up and worked my a** off for everything lol
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