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Old 09-18-2013, 10:23 PM   #276
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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.
Yep good summary. If you go the route of trimming the fenders they'll definitely allow you to squeeze some extra tire under there. I think jimbo and I both eventually came to the conclusion that they look better body colored.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:42 AM   #277
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I wanna do the mod so badly but it'll look stupid without fitting wheels.
I just want a more aggressive style for the head view.
And its my favorite mod, because it flows better with the lines and forms of the wagon than a sedan front end swap.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:40 PM   #278
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Lol I never got to install mines. I had two other projects to finish.

jimbosv650 don't you think it would look better if you used front flares for the rears too ?
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:09 PM   #279
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Hmm probably would look better because they could go all the way down in the back and look even with the fronts.

Serkan you started all of this craziness almost exactly one year ago.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:06 PM   #280
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Ahem...


you all need to get in on this action
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:17 PM   #281
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There's no way in hell that I could afford $650 on flares plus another $x on bodywork. Not to mention proper wheels and tires to fill those flares. Wish I could...
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:20 PM   #282
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Would 10x18 +25 or Rims like that fit with the golf flares?
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:02 AM   #283
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I think you can fit 18x10 +25 with some camber in the fronts. Not sure about rears.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:06 AM   #284
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Ok. Thanks.
The rims would stick out abou 4 cm in the front.
The flares are 3 cm wide... Would fit I guess.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:54 PM   #285
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Yup that's where camber comes in. Don't recall the wheel specs, but Mechatricity is running 255's.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:20 PM   #286
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Yeah in the front you could make it work, but the rear would be a challenge. 255/40/17x9 +35 required trimming as much material as i could out of the rear flares (they have a small lip on the inside edge). Strut clearance is my biggest issue right now, i can't go much lower then -0.5* in the rear. Ultimately you'd really need camber plates to solve that problem.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:18 PM   #287
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:25 PM   #288
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Scrapping this project and going another route. I have 2 sets of these flares, if anyone is interested shoot me a PM.

EDIT: These are sold. Thanks for all of the PM's!

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Old 10-24-2013, 11:59 PM   #289
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Yeah in the front you could make it work, but the rear would be a challenge. 255/40/17x9 +35 required trimming as much material as i could out of the rear flares (they have a small lip on the inside edge). Strut clearance is my biggest issue right now, i can't go much lower then -0.5* in the rear. Ultimately you'd really need camber plates to solve that problem.
255 in federal tire is technically 265 right? I always heard Feds measure one size lower than actual spec
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:33 PM   #290
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Nice...
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:17 AM   #291
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mechatricity (or anyone else that has done this, for that matter), do you have any pics with the flares on your stock wheels?
I am really digging the look of the flares, but fear the stock wheel setup will leave the wheels way too sunken in once the flares are installed
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:35 AM   #292
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He does on a previous page in this very thread.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:30 AM   #293
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mechatricity (or anyone else that has done this, for that matter), do you have any pics with the flares on your stock wheels? I am really digging the look of the flares, but fear the stock wheel setup will leave the wheels way too sunken in once the flares are installed
Uh yeah....it looks extremely stupid.

They HAVE to be run with wide wheels. Otherwise, what would be the point.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:59 PM   #294
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Uh yeah....it looks extremely stupid.

They HAVE to be run with wide wheels. Otherwise, what would be the point.
Spacers could be an option
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Spacers could be an option
Or buy the right wheels.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:09 PM   #296
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Or buy the right wheels.
That's the best option
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:19 PM   #297
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Wish they had fender flares for my car ):
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:57 PM   #298
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great mod!
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:06 AM   #299
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I made a thread about fitting VW mk2 fender flares to GD sedan fender before :

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2314044

I am still at the process of building the gd sedan, so I haven't gotten to the body work yet. But I bought an 02 impreza wagon as a winter beater.

Since I had extra set of these flares I wanted to try them on the wagon.

The fitment couldn't be better. They stay on the arches flush with only 3 screws.

If you are going with wide wheels you will have to cut your wheel arches (~ 1.5") and maybe pull the remaining (fender roller) to make room behind the flares for the tires.

These fender flares needed very little trimming. I will take pics of what needs to be trimmed when I do the other side.

I didn't get mines from this website but this could be a source to buy them :
http://www.aptuning.com/index.php?pa...mart&Itemid=14

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My god!!
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:47 PM   #300
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This thread inspired me to run them on my RS, how they look:

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