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Old 09-27-2012, 07:59 PM   #26
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So excited for saturday
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:17 PM   #27
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Yessss.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:18 PM   #28
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Not even my car and im excited
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:47 PM   #29
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Nice, we now know that we have a reliable, cheap source for flares.

I will try to finish mine by the weekend. Not sure about the painting tho. I don't want to spray can it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:20 PM   #30
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I'm thinking I'll leave them black until I can get some color matched paint and then paint everything including the side skirts.
I'm also thinking my tires aren't wide enough.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:31 PM   #31
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I'm thinking I'll leave them black until I can get some color matched paint and then paint everything including the side skirts.
I'm also thinking my tires aren't wide enough.
Grimmspeed sells WRB in a spray can I used there PSM for my old fog bezels and color is pretty spot on. And yeah im gonna need to.get some wheel spacers or sell my wheels and get wider more offset ones.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:45 PM   #32
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Update: I managed to install the front flares this morning. It took a little creativity, but I got them mounted. Keep in mind if you have rolled fenders, they won't exactly line right up. Some pics:





Looks pretty goofy with only the fronts but I've gotta run some errands. Probably get around to the rears tomorrow.
Opinions? I'm not completely sold on them myself.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:51 PM   #33
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It looks like you lowered it quite a bit, stock fender arch line is visible. I think you should lift the flare a little so that line is hidden.

I think it would look really good once the flares are color matched.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:53 PM   #34
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I think they look good! I think if you would space the wheel out farther it would be perfect
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:37 PM   #35
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Yeah they are a little too low. Rears should be on tomorrow. Color match probably next week. As for the wheels, they're 18x8.5 +35 so the offset is ok I just need wider tires I think. I dunno I'm not convinced just yet.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:38 PM   #36
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OK i think those look badass, personally. Once they're color matched that should be quite hot.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:40 PM   #37
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OK i think those look badass, personally. Once they're color matched that should be quite hot.
Agreed. However the rear is what im most interested in seeing. Either way looks clean, not hacked, good job to both
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:49 PM   #38
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Thanks very much guys. Here's what it looks like head on along with my fresh retrofit.

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Old 09-29-2012, 08:50 PM   #39
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oh yes. like very much.

So jimbo how do you have them mounted right now?
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:55 PM   #40
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Thanks very much guys. Here's what it looks like head on along with my fresh retrofit.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:57 PM   #41
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oh yes. like very much.

So jimbo how do you have them mounted right now?
I was able to drill holes on either end and attach them with the supplied screws. I'm a little ashamed to say that I used some zip ties to fasten them along the top. Theyre not at all visible though. I tried 3m double sided tape, but it didn't work for me. Couldn't convince myself to actually drill into the outside of the fenders.

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Old 09-29-2012, 09:14 PM   #42
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i wonder how these would look on a sedan
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:04 AM   #43
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That looks really good.

I will be using urethane adhesive to stick the top part. But to do that I will have to cut the excess part of the arch under the flare. Leave 3/4" - 1" lip hanging and roll it outside, so the flare will be sitting on top of it. Than I will apply urethane adhesive between the rolled lip and fender flare.

Bottom ends will be screwed so no need to apply adhesive on those areas.


I will take some pics of the trimming and installation process of the other side and update the OP.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:50 AM   #44
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I can't wait to see these painted. It's a subtle item that makes a huge impact on appearance. Once these are done up, it's going to look hot. I'll be watching for the final pics!
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:57 AM   #45
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I was able to drill holes on either end and attach them with the supplied screws. I'm a little ashamed to say that I used some zip ties to fasten them along the top. There not at all visible though. I tried 3m double sided tape, but it didn't work for me. Couldn't convince myself to actually drill into the outside of the fenders.
There's no shame! :-) they look very good. Thanks for the information. Looking forward to seeing the rears. This is definitely something I would like to pursue on my car, but more for for rather than function as I don't have any clearance issues currently.
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:05 PM   #46
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Id be interested in the rear installed. I have a sti front end on my wag. but need something to make the rears a lil bit wider. ~Subscribed~
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:01 PM   #47
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Looks great . Going to use these for the rears only .
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:26 PM   #48
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Ok guys so I put in work and got the job done. The rears took so much modification it's not even funny. Had to cut off a lot of plastic. Example:

Had to trim all sides like this to get the flares to sit flush with the body.

Once mounted I had to trim the contour that goes inside the door. I was out of cutoff wheels, so I used a hobby knife. It was a relatively slow and tedious process and I cut my finger pretty bad lol.


End result


All in all I really like them a lot now that they're all on. There's a small corner in the lower rear that I'm not happy with. I think I'll try heat, otherwise I'll just trim that corner piece off.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #49
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Tomorrow I'm going to pick up some black door edge moulding and run it between the flares and the fenders just to clean up the rough edges
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #50
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Nice work.

Only thing that bothers me is you are showing the arch line too much in the rear. Maybe lift it up a little bit ?
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