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Old 08-30-2013, 07:08 PM   #826
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:58 AM   #827
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Karlton, apetron, yours do look as though they were installed more carefully than others I've seen. I know that I would need an 05-07 rear bumper, just wanted to be sure that a flush fit was possible once the bumper was changed.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:36 PM   #828
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Karlton, apetron, yours do look as though they were installed more carefully than others I've seen. I know that I would need an 05-07 rear bumper, just wanted to be sure that a flush fit was possible once the bumper was changed.
Most likely because both sets were installed by Karlton himself. I did all the cutting on mine but he helped with all of the alignment and setup.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:43 PM   #829
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I was reading your post and was wondering if you think i will rub with 18x11 +20 with 285 tires
I ran 18x11+21 with minor rubbing up front.

And if you go lower than 2 inches your wheel will rub the coilover depending on camber.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:55 PM   #830
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Most likely because both sets were installed by Karlton himself. I did all the cutting on mine but he helped with all of the alignment and setup.
Gotcha. Well it shows haha. I will be talking to a local body shop and showing these photos.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:02 AM   #831
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Just man up and do the install yourself.

It really is not difficult.

After you install the flares and are happy with fitment, then get a body shop to paint them:

You will easily spend $1-2500 getting a good body shop to cut your panels, bond/weld, seal, bodywork and paint without the cost of flares.

You can save over half if not most if that by doing it on your own.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:29 PM   #832
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Just man up and do the install yourself.

It really is not difficult.

After you install the flares and are happy with fitment, then get a body shop to paint them:

You will easily spend $1-2500 getting a good body shop to cut your panels, bond/weld, seal, bodywork and paint without the cost of flares.

You can save over half if not most if that by doing it on your own.
I hear you. I would need to buy more tools to complete it, welder for example. The inner and outer fenders are already split from aggressive wheel fitments. The body shop who is installing a friends is charging 1k.

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Old 09-02-2013, 09:19 AM   #833
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You don't need much tools lol. I did mine with grinder, dremel, 3m panel bond, clear silicone, nutserts, and bolts of your choice.

You don't have to weld them shut. You can rivet them, use expandable foam inside any gaps, bond it, then seal.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:16 PM   #834
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You don't need much tools lol. I did mine with grinder, dremel, 3m panel bond, clear silicone, nutserts, and bolts of your choice.

You don't have to weld them shut. You can rivet them, use expandable foam inside any gaps, bond it, then seal.
Speaking of 3m panel bond. Is it possible to use that stuff without the dispensing gun? I'm thinking maybe squeeze it out and mix like you would jb weld or something? I'm all for buying one time use tools but that thing is a tad expensive.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:00 AM   #835
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Speaking of 3m panel bond. Is it possible to use that stuff without the dispensing gun? I'm thinking maybe squeeze it out and mix like you would jb weld or something? I'm all for buying one time use tools but that thing is a tad expensive.
Not that I am aware of honestly.

It needs to be mixed at a specific ratio which the gun when set properly does when you squeeze it.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:57 AM   #836
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Have any of you had issues with rubbing of the front tires on hard turns? It may be because I sit too low because my wheels aren't that aggressive (10s on 285/30/18s).

I was wondering whether trimming down the fold on the inside of the flares would eliminate this issue. Have any of you guys run into an issue like this before and what did you do to fix it?
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:16 PM   #837
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Have any of you had issues with rubbing of the front tires on hard turns? It may be because I sit too low because my wheels aren't that aggressive (10s on 285/30/18s).

I was wondering whether trimming down the fold on the inside of the flares would eliminate this issue. Have any of you guys run into an issue like this before and what did you do to fix it?
You are supposed to trim the lips off of the insides of the flares. They are only there to make removing them from the molds easier.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:30 PM   #838
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You are supposed to trim the lips off of the insides of the flares. They are only there to make removing them from the molds easier.
Thank you!!!
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:05 PM   #839
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Ya trim all that crap off lol it's like a half inch of pointless fiberglass.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:53 PM   #840
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I trimmed about half of the width of it off just to test if that's where I was rubbing. Turns out when I do the same test at the same speed, it still makes the identical rubbing sound (no more no less). So I think it might be an issue else where.

Mind you the test turns I'm making are slight elevation changes as well so maybe height is a factor?

Edit: One other question, did you guys cut the front bumper at all when installing these? Mine wheels sit pretty damn close to the bumper that's why I ask

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Old 09-06-2013, 03:38 AM   #841
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Edit: One other question, did you guys cut the front bumper at all when installing these? Mine wheels sit pretty damn close to the bumper that's why I ask
If its hidden under the flare and you want to chop it off do it. ( not the nutserts tho ) I cut a bit of my bumper's
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:35 PM   #842
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I did not cut my front bumper at all.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:13 PM   #843
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I cut the corner of my bumper off, and some of the attachment clip. I prob have 70% of the attachment left or so. But yea, basically if it's hidden under the flare, you can hack it off lol.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:25 PM   #844
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I cut the corner of my bumper off, and some of the attachment clip. I prob have 70% of the attachment left or so. But yea, basically if it's hidden under the flare, you can hack it off lol.
I take back my previous statement. We did the same thing on my car.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:26 PM   #845
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had a friend of mine take some shots of the car, let me know what you guys think and what i can improve on maybe?
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:50 PM   #846
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Car is too small in the pic to see anything.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:25 PM   #847
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Well I zoomed... Looks good though man. Just make her faster I'd say
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:38 AM   #848
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does any know where i could get this black stripe molding??

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Old 09-13-2013, 01:08 PM   #849
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thats my car ^^^ got it at a local truck shop. call around.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:00 PM   #850
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does any know where i could get this black stripe molding??
looks like just door edge stuff u should be able to get in a pretty good amount of length ebay probably the easiest way probably most auto parts places like advanced auto parts pepboys bigger napas might have it
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