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Old 02-28-2011, 04:11 AM   #1
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Default How many people take off their fender liners?

Just seeing if thats common place? Mine was literally ripped off my passenger side one night while driving on the highway last year and I never replaced it. Do other people willing remove theirs? Any particular reason?
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:17 AM   #2
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I know some people with hellaflush and really low rides take them off to get more clearance
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:11 AM   #3
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mine was ripped off by the wind. had it replaced then it flew off again. now no fender liners
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:47 AM   #4
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no liners on mine when i bought it and never put them and i hate the rain lol got to seal off section by the intake lol very rare in this socal weather
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:52 AM   #5
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When I had my RS someone told me to take them off since water could sit between the liner and the fender and cause erosion.

I left them on with my WRX because as I've gotten older I began to realize that's a crock of ****.
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:45 PM   #6
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The one in my 92 legacy came off unexpectedly when doing the bed in for the new rotors. i was doing my final 55-5 stop, then all of a sudden, boom, crash, scrap, pow, and I looked in the rearview mirrior and saw the fender liner sitting in the middle of the road. That car was a huge rust bucket.
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:47 PM   #7
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Wire looms are exposed without fender liners
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:03 PM   #8
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I heard if you track the car alot then they could possibly fly off
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:13 PM   #9
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I didn't take mine out purposely.I am low enough that turning just before full lock I rub mine.So mine have pretty much been taken out by my tires.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:24 PM   #10
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Wire looms are exposed without fender liners
THIS, especially on the drivers side. I would not want that harness to get chewed away by rocks and sand being flung around by the wheel!!
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:32 PM   #11
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THIS, especially on the drivers side. I would not want that harness to get chewed away by rocks and sand being flung around by the wheel!!
Thats very true but if you wanted to take the liners out for clearance issues with wide wheel setups then i think it would be worth it to bundle up the wires and electrical tape them up and make sure their secured down with wire tires, you should be good after that.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:35 PM   #12
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My passenger side got torn off and i couldn't drive in the rain because of my cold air intake. When I was installing the new one ir took me a while to clean all the rocks and sand out of the cracks. I dont think that taking the liner off would give you anymore clearance at all. My tires wear through the liner and scrub the metal. So the places that would allow for more clearance have been worn down anyways. I would recommend keeping the liners. I don't see how it would be of any benefit to not have them.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:27 PM   #13
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for show maybe but for the streets no.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:39 PM   #14
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. I don't see how it would be of any benefit to not have them.

gives you clearance to not rub
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:41 PM   #15
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Thats very true but if you wanted to take the liners out for clearance issues with wide wheel setups then i think it would be worth it to bundle up the wires and electrical tape them up and make sure their secured down with wire tires, you should be good after that.
I guess in a worse case scenario, that's what I would do. Like if I found some kind of awesome wheel-tire setup that gave me crazy grip but meant I had to get rid of the fender liners.

I'd probably try to protect the looms with something more than a few layers of tape though. Not sure what I'd use.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:55 PM   #16
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I didn't take mine out purposely.I am low enough that turning just before full lock I rub mine.So mine have pretty much been taken out by my tires.
A heat gun and some pushing will move that plastic around.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:01 PM   #17
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Well seems like fender liners doing them self in is very common lol ... on previous cars I was not fortunate to have any but so far mine are still intact ... cant say the same about the plastic under the car tough lol
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:04 PM   #18
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:37 PM   #19
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keep them fender liners on boys !!!!
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:42 PM   #20
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mine was ripped off by the wind. had it replaced then it flew off again. now no fender liners
must have been quite a breeze...
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:20 PM   #21
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THIS, especially on the drivers side. I would not want that harness to get chewed away by rocks and sand being flung around by the wheel!!
Its not really hard to relocate them further up into the fender, and wrapping it in split loom offers just as much protection as the fender liners.

I removed mine because they were starting to look like this.

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Old 03-07-2011, 05:47 PM   #22
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I had my fender liner put on and then it broke near the bumper. After looking at it, I saw that the auto body shop only put one clip/ plastic screw into the bumper. Wondering how many clips/screws should have been put in to mount it to the bottom of my of my bumper?
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:46 PM   #23
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I'm taking mine out, only because i'm too low and they rub all the time. I'm waiting until the sand/salt is off the road though.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:53 PM   #24
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Unless you're too low to have them, I have no idea why you'd remove these. They protect your car in many ways.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:32 AM   #25
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I have mine but you have to keep them looking clean! This is a great product for the wheel wells: Griot's Garage Undercarriage Spray.
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