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Old 02-20-2013, 08:13 PM   #226
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Dena, I am ordering a set and was wondering how hard it is to do it yourself. I was thinking I should take mine into a body shop and have done since I have never done body work either. But yours turned out great!
There is a diy one t3h_claps bloq, just Google it
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:44 PM   #227
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Just for curiosity, is anyone running Karlton Flares with 17" wheels?

Asking as:
- the diameter of a 295/30/18 is approx. 24.97"
- diameter of a 275/40/17 is 25.66"
(as per http://www.csgnetwork.com/tiresizescalc.html)

So diameter wise the 17" (at 40 profile) fill the well just fine. Given not as wide as 18" at 295 (17" tires tend to bottom out around 275 wide for availability) but could be adjusted with the offset.

Still curious if anyone has run 17" yet on these flares and how it came out?

Anyone?
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:06 PM   #228
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I made this little diy when I first installed the flares: http://t3hclap.com/archives/552

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Just for curiosity, is anyone running Karlton Flares with 17" wheels?

Asking as:
- the diameter of a 295/30/18 is approx. 24.97"
- diameter of a 275/40/17 is 25.66"
(as per http://www.csgnetwork.com/tiresizescalc.html)

So diameter wise the 17" (at 40 profile) fill the well just fine. Given not as wide as 18" at 295 (17" tires tend to bottom out around 275 wide for availability) but could be adjusted with the offset.

Still curious if anyone has run 17" yet on these flares and how it came out?

Anyone?
I ran 17x10 +18 enkei rpf1s with a 8mm spacer (all I had) with 295/35/17 hoosier A6s for a few autox events and of course it fits just fine. People run 315/30/18 which is close to the diameter of a 275/40/17 so I don't see an issue.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:23 PM   #229
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Its nerve wrecking once you do the initial cuts. But after a few minutes you get over it lol

Ive installed mine myself.

As long as you follow karltons DIY it's actually quite easy.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:50 PM   #230
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Dena, I am ordering a set and was wondering how hard it is to do it yourself. I was thinking I should take mine into a body shop and have done since I have never done body work either. But yours turned out great!
I had 0 experience messing with a body of the car and it turned out pretty nice.

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-exter...ton-flare.html

^ Read this, don't read 50 pages don't read 100 pages... read all 200+ pages. It'll help you understand what you're working with once you get the flares; granted there is a lot of useless pages in there too but 70% of it is useful; read, take notes, take screenshots.

http://t3hclap.com/archives/552

^ hit that up too.

Measure a million times before you start cutting; even when you think you got it 100% right take that bitch off and put it back on and measure again. Also give yourself at LEAST 3 days to work on these; mine took about 16+ hours total with breaks and whatnot. Make sure you also have another car to get around in incase you need to go get supplies.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:44 PM   #231
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This thread wouldn't be right without the original lol. When I first made the flares:



More recent pics with some friends







wheel/tire specs:
WRB 18x11 +5 295/30
UGM 18x11 +15 315/30
SGM 18x11 +10 285/30
OBP 18x10.5 +10 275/35
so beautyful!
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:32 AM   #232
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Just making sure it is not me but this link given for Karlton flares is dead:

http://t3hclap.com/archives/552

Tries it last two days and on three computers, no luck.

Just me?
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:05 AM   #233
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Just making sure it is not me but this link given for Karlton flares is dead:

http://t3hclap.com/archives/552

Tries it last two days and on three computers, no luck.

Just me?
Works fine for me
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:53 PM   #234
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Anyone done these on an 04 sti? I know the rear bumper is slightly different, curious as to how it looks
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:13 AM   #235
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Anyone done these on an 04 sti? I know the rear bumper is slightly different, curious as to how it looks
I put them on my 04 and instead of using the 04 rear bumper I just swapped to an 05 to make it easier
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:48 AM   #236
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:58 AM   #237
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beautiful ^^^
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:33 PM   #238
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hello everybody!

I have STI 06

Want to combine this flares with 18x10 wheels, 265/35 tires and (attention!) struts and springs from S203 with -15mm lowering. If I cut my fenders, tires will not scrape them or anything else - front bamper for example? Car will be riding on the track, I want to be sure that tires will not scrape the fenders.


Want to buy TE37SL (18x10). What offset do i need to combine perfectly my setup + AP Racing big brake kit? Maybe i need to buy wheels 18x9.5 or something else?


Thank you!

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:47 PM   #239
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First you'll need coils not struts, second 18x10 is a sludge too small for the flares so shoot for 18x10.5 +15 or lower
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:31 PM   #240
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I would also say that 285 is probably the minimum width for tires too. Anything else looks a little weird or is too tall.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:02 PM   #241
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I see your in Russia. Better see how much shipping from Karlton to there will be first. Sent a simple motorcycle helmet to Spain and it cost 200$ us lowest price freight to get it there.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #242
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I have a 98 impreza coupe with a hub swap but im not sure on what fender i should go with. I've been told my options are 240sx or datsun....are those my only choices besides custom fabricated fender flares???
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:41 PM   #243
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First you'll need coils not struts, second 18x10 is a sludge too small for the flares so shoot for 18x10.5 +15 or lower
It's a bad bad news )
Why do i need only coils, not struts? How many reasons for this?
TE37SL 18х10.5 available with +15 and +22 offsets. I think, that +22 would be better.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:47 PM   #244
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I would also say that 285 is probably the minimum width for tires too. Anything else looks a little weird or is too tall.
Want to buy Federal FZ201
It's available in 265/35 or 285/30. I have no idea which is better for 10.5 wheels.

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Old 02-26-2013, 11:51 PM   #245
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It's a bad bad news )
Why do i need only coils, not struts? How many reasons for this?
TE37SL 18х10.5 available with +15 and +22 offsets. I think, that +22 would be better.
+15 would actually be the better offset due to inboard clearance with the larger tire, also coils are pretty much a necessity for tire clearance.

Those tires look really nice but too be completely honest anything under a 285 will not be appropriate for a setup with these flares. There are however a few 275/35s that run a tad wide that will work well such as direzza star specs but they don't come as close to stock rolling diameter as a 295/30 will
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:53 PM   #246
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I see your in Russia. Better see how much shipping from Karlton to there will be first. Sent a simple motorcycle helmet to Spain and it cost 200$ us lowest price freight to get it there.
Shipping will cost $400. I think that it's a shipping by airplane. Maybe we can do it by the sea. It would be cheaper.

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:03 AM   #247
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+15 would actually be the better offset due to inboard clearance with the larger tire, also coils are pretty much a necessity for tire clearance.
I think that +22 would be better, because I'm afraid that AP Racing big brakes will not fits with +15. It's so hard for me to change struts to coils (Monoflex for example). But i will try...

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Those tires look really nice but too be completely honest anything under a 285 will not be appropriate for a setup with these flares. There are however a few 275/35s that run a tad wide that will work well such as direzza star specs but they don't come as close to stock rolling diameter as a 295/30 will
I get it.
looking for 285/30

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:24 AM   #248
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I think that +22 would be better, because I'm afraid that AP Racing big brakes will not fits with +15. It's so hard for me to change struts to coils (Monoflex for example). But i will try...

I get it.
looking for 285/30
+15 will give you more clearance for brakes than +22 will
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:55 AM   #249
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Hey whats up guys. Im gonna be ordering my flares tommorow. But wanted an opinion to know if my wheels would be wide enough or i i would need to run a spacer. I know im gonna need new tires already i currently am running 18x9.75 +20 xxr wheels. Wrapped in 225/40 federal tires. on a 2006 wrx limited Im at -4 camber up front and -5 in the rear. I have bc type br coilovers. Just wondering what options i have. Tire size? Spacers? I would really like to run these wheels bein that i live the way they look on my car and i only know of two sets in the hyper silver color here on the east coast. Thanks again for any input you guys might give.

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:24 PM   #250
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Don't bother with those wheels, they will be way too small.
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