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Old 05-02-2013, 11:18 AM   #251
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Mecha, when you cut out the rear fenders, how close did you get to the wheel well? Just wondering if you got close to where the well and the outside fender split. I'd like to avoid welding...
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:30 AM   #252
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Mecha, when you cut out the rear fenders, how close did you get to the wheel well? Just wondering if you got close to where the well and the outside fender split. I'd like to avoid welding...
The fronts are 1-ply as far as i can tell, the rears are definitely two ply but quite a bit thicker and more rigid. I have a gap between the plys as they approach the door but i doused everything in rust prevent-er and i'm not concerned about it at this point. You could fill the gap with Great Stuff, i may do that soon just so **** doesn't get slung up in there, but nothing it going to fall apart.

The fronts are kinda an annoyance because you have to be careful leaning into the engine bay, the fenders will fold in easily with that lip missing. I've done it a couple times, you can just reach up in there and pull it back out
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:35 AM   #253
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Gotcha. Thanks for the info. I'll probably do something similar then. Need to fit a 275 or 285/30/18.

They are on sale for $45 now, but they are sold out of the "no molding" flares. Any other places to source these?
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:18 PM   #254
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Not that i've found
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:17 AM   #255
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Yeah I saw the thick molding was the only thing they had in stock. I might get them just to see how much of a difference there is. We will see I have other things I have to fix on the car, but i am getting my wheels in Wednesday and they are 18x8.5 +38 with a 245/40/18 tire.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:19 AM   #256
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GREAT JOB on the fab work mechatricity! Now those are some serious wheels on your wagon, im loving it.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:08 PM   #257
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GREAT JOB on the fab work mechatricity! Now those are some serious wheels on your wagon, im loving it.
Thanks man!
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:39 PM   #258
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I'm going to bring this one back up and ask to play.... Here are a few test pics after major cutting with still more to go...





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Old 09-04-2013, 07:12 PM   #259
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Sweet! Welcome to the mk2 flare club. Are you just laying them over like me, or are you cutting your fenders like Mechatricity?
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:55 PM   #260
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Woot! Welcoming a fozz to the club! Looks good so far!
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:09 PM   #261
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Sweet! Welcome to the mk2 flare club. Are you just laying them over like me, or are you cutting your fenders like Mechatricity?

I'm just laying them over. Thus far its been a chore and I still have a lot of work to go... But so far I am happy. The rears should be the real intresting part though with how the door and fender gaps are.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:50 AM   #262
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Very nice job man!!!=)
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:57 PM   #263
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Just ordered a set for my wagon. Hoping they flow well on the rear with my STI front.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:33 PM   #264
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Cool post your progress as it comes.
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:07 PM   #265
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Best part they are a days shipping away. Should have them today.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:32 PM   #266
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Got my stuff in today. Tried mocking them up, What did you guys use to get the stretch on them? I feel like they are going to warp them. Going to work on the rears tomorrow and decide if I want to cut my wheel wells or not. I most likely will since I am on coils.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:11 AM   #267
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Just stretch them across, they won't warp. Cut the corners so they sit flat against the fender. Attach one side using whatever hardware you like. Pull them over to the other end and do the same. Paint them on the car so that the paint doesn't crack.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:13 PM   #268
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What exactly is the difference between the front and rear flares and has anyone now used just the fronts?
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:00 PM   #269
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The rears protrude slightly less than the front and also have a small piece that juts out.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:23 PM   #270
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You, sir, are so eloquent, I need to google every second word of you

Thanks btw.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:34 PM   #271
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Lmao you probably wouldn't think so if you saw me at work.

For reference:
Fronts


Stick out a little further at the top and flatten out more towards the front.


Rear


Thicker towards the front and have that piece that sticks out towards the back. Got tired of that piece and eventually cut it off in anticipation of some rear spats.


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Old 09-18-2013, 10:04 PM   #272
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For me these flares are not wide enough but to each his own. I do prefer the look on the wagons to the look on the sedan. It gives the wagon a better off road look that fits well.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:09 PM   #273
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Yeah they're not super aggressive or anything. I like them because they widen up the look of my wagon's narrow fenders a bit. For the price, and the challenge of modifying something and making it work, they were well worth it.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:12 PM   #274
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I get it, but sorry holmes... its just too much.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:21 PM   #275
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Lol opinions vary
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