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FENDER flares any one experiment with it yet?

MIGGZ Aug 14, 2014

  1. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Hey guys

    Been thinking about doing a set of fender flares but have not had any luck with seeing a A3 or S3 with them has anyone done it before?

    the reason im kinda interested is i have 17' porsche twists/cups for track and they sit just past my fender, im going to be upgrading soon to a set of 18's and thinking maybe space them out further so get it a little wider.

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  3. jamiebennett81

    jamiebennett81 Registered User

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    would be quite interested in this, kits look like they are all from the states though
     
  4. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    yeah they are from the states they not too expensive the guys on votrex want $400 ex shipping where as these guys JDM Fender Flares are alot cheaper.
     
  5. jamiebennett81

    jamiebennett81 Registered User

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    they look nice, but I would be nervous about ordering the fenders, as they aint cheap, when they are for a completely different make of car...
     
  6. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    yes but being fg cutting and moulding is easy and how different is the a4 to us?
     
  7. jamiebennett81

    jamiebennett81 Registered User

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    sorry I'm being dim, but the only fenders I see on that site are for ZG for celica cars....
     
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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  9. antwan64og

    antwan64og Registered User

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    If you're doing it in earnest go flared with moulded protection for the front of the tyre.

    If the tyre sticks out past the body work it promotes lift (think high speed instability) plus the tyre gets chewed up especialy on track.

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  10. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    yeah i suppose hey
    but that looks so ugly
     
  11. IrishDave

    IrishDave Registered User

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    Nope. I think it would look sh!te.
     
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  13. Tooks

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    Not to mention what must happen to the handling widening the track that much....
     
  14. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    essentially if you use the zg fender you widening track by 17 to 18mm a side? thats really not that wide
     
  15. sportquattro

    sportquattro Registered User

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    looks naff IMHO, but as always it's your car your choice

    Nige
     
  16. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Registered User

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    It's deffo a bit of a Jap rice thing and not to everyones taste but I see no reason the two scenes can't combine... I remember a few years a when people first started using jap rims on on euro cars, people were kicking off about it! Now rota grid drifts are all the rage... And you can't exactly say that RS4 looks sh!t now can you?

    I say go for it mate... Be the Shepard, not the sheep!
     
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  17. jimmcgee

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    I knew I had seen this before , go lookup a lotus proton :nyah:
     
  18. JUS3IN

    JUS3IN 14.0 @ 98mph 2s 60ft

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    like +1
     
  19. Greg-S3

    Greg-S3 Registered User

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    Why not just have your arches pulled and done properly? We do a few at work and can flair arches a good 1-1,5 inches (metal quality depending German cars are normally fine)
     
  20. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    i think your car could pull it off miggz.
    But I do like the above idea a lot, its a more oem option, and will blend in and to the untrained eye might not look altered.
     
  21. Nick_sheep

    Nick_sheep All The Gears But No Ideas

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    I second this
     
  22. Sc08 LAB

    Sc08 LAB Registered User

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    Be the first to have it on the 5, it's not for me although you're right, people do like to wine about it and be rude 👆 .

    I would love to see how it looks although to make it look a little more classy if maybe consider smoothing it over so you can't see the bolts, so it blends in to the body work more, but hey I'm not man enough to do this anyway 😉.

    Get it done and gets plenty of pictures up but with bigger wheels, even 18's would look small I think.
     
  23. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    That's also crossed my mind, but to find some one here thats affordable and won't botch it is a little scarce you find but they want as much money as a gt28 kit
     
  24. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Thanks Karl I rate I could pull it off my whole car is black and white and adding those flares in black would kinda be like my old mk3 vr6 where the fender plastics were also black.
     
  25. MIGGZ

    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    I actually kinda like the bolt gaps hey that rugged look is sexy
     

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