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      06-21-2013 08:34 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by vToe View Post
      Relax killer, I drive my car like I stole it.... That said, you need to cut them too!??!?! Ha, bastards are def bordering looney!
      I'm not insinuating you weren't. I did state though that there are those of us who need/want more rubber under our cars. This is a much cheaper alternative to a widebody setup, and less invasive by my estimation.

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      06-22-2013 01:12 AM #72
      Some preliminary fitting with double sided tape. Can't wait to get these color matched and start cutting

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      06-22-2013 03:44 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by brad@fifteen52 View Post

      Once these have been released we will begin on the Mk4 kits
      You know I'm first in line haha. Been pestering about them on the forum and even instagram since basically when the first mk5 flare post was made years ago and I decided to do that photoshop on my mk4.

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      06-23-2013 07:25 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by aircooled56 View Post
      Some preliminary fitting with double sided tape. Can't wait to get these color matched and start cutting

      those the z flares?
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      06-24-2013 09:35 AM #75
      I'm not a Fan, but to each their own. I like the motto of "Less is More"
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      06-24-2013 01:29 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by vr6fanatic View Post
      I'm not a Fan, but to each their own. I like the motto of "Less is More"
      When it comes to traction this is not so true, to an extent.

      Yes, that is a ZG front on the rear of my R. The ZG rears don't work, the arch is too wide and the flare itself is too wide.
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      06-26-2013 05:14 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by aircooled56 View Post
      When it comes to traction this is not so true, to an extent.

      Yes, that is a ZG front on the rear of my R. The ZG rears don't work, the arch is too wide and the flare itself is too wide.
      how do the ZG flares fit as far as contours of the MKIV body and all that? From the looks of that photo it seems pretty at home on the rear at least.

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      06-26-2013 09:43 PM #78
      They work pretty darn good I'm optimistic to the outcomes. Waiting for my two pairs of fronts to get here Friday and I'll post up more pictures. This time I'll mount up my low offset wheels and spacers to get an accurate idea of the overall look.
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      06-27-2013 09:32 AM #79
      So if one was to get these flares, what kind of wheel offset would be we looking at to take advantage of the now widened rear and front ends?
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      06-27-2013 09:47 AM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by Yak Meat View Post
      So if one was to get these flares, what kind of wheel widths and offset would be we looking at to take advantage of the now widened rear and front ends?

      FTFY

      That would fully depend on the total extra width the flares provide but once a set is mounted on a car, it should be easy enough to measure out the extra room and calculate from there
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      06-27-2013 10:19 AM #81
      I was never good with offset math, but then again, never sat down and looked at the equations. Good think i dont have to worry about it for a while.
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      06-27-2013 10:40 AM #82
      I'll let you know this week when I test fit. Initial thoughts are 10 inch + wheel with an offset of 15-20. My 9.5 inch wheels with a 28 et and 5 mm spacers still look small under initial fitting, and there is nearly 2 inchs to still fill.
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      06-27-2013 05:44 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by brad@fifteen52 View Post

      Once these have been released we will begin on the Mk4 kits
      So in another 3 yrs

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      06-27-2013 05:46 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Juicy_R32 View Post
      So in another 3 yrs
      Or more. Hard to say right now.

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      ^ Just happy that there are companies out there who are willing to develop new products for a 9 year old car.

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      07-02-2013 12:57 AM #88
      Just got done fitting the 240Z flares on my car. Attached via nutserts in the body/bumpers and bolts.






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      07-02-2013 01:22 AM #89
      Excellent!

      I have a few questions since I've been pondering on this project. Basically I just want some measurements and some in progress photos.

      Did you keep the dead on fender line, or in other words is the flare arch in the same place relative to the stock arch, just extended?

      Also can we have some close ups of attachment points?

      I bought two pairs of fronts, did you utilize the regular set?

      How much finishing work did it take to get these to mate up nicely?

      Sorry for all the questions, just gearing up to do this myself and I could use all the pointers possible

      PM me if you want to email/text correspondence if that is easier
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      07-02-2013 03:15 AM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by brad@fifteen52 View Post
      Or more. Hard to say right now.
      Are u serious? if so, im not interested. thats too long, i figured since you said the MK5 took longer due to manuf issues, then this would be quicker.

      Either way, the 240 flares look ok for id be using them for,

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      07-02-2013 10:29 AM #92
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      07-02-2013 10:48 AM #93




      on his build thread hes got a few closer up photos

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      07-02-2013 11:59 AM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by BOUDAH View Post
      Are u serious? if so, im not interested. thats too long, i figured since you said the MK5 took longer due to manuf issues, then this would be quicker.

      Either way, the 240 flares look ok for id be using them for,
      No, I wasn't being serious - to be honest this ordeal has made my a bit jaded and humor (or sarcasm) is my only defense mechanism

      The Mk5 flares are actually done and will begin shipping next or the following week. We'll get started on the Mk4 kits this month and I certainly don't expect this process to take nearly as long

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      07-02-2013 12:35 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by brad@fifteen52 View Post
      We'll get started on the Mk4 kits this month and I certainly don't expect this process to take nearly as long
      if you make em perfect fitting .. I will most likely be buying a set .. then changing my 225/40s to 265/40s front n back

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      07-02-2013 12:38 PM #96
      I was thinking 255 40 on an 8.5" wheel would be interesting.

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      07-02-2013 01:39 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by Basil Fawlty View Post
      I was thinking 255 40 on an 8.5" wheel would be interesting.
      These fit without flares just properly rolled / pulled feders.

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      07-02-2013 01:40 PM #98
      you can fit 285's under the stock rear fenders, but I can see wanting a square setup.

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      What size rim for those 285s?
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      07-02-2013 03:15 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      you can fit 285's under the stock rear fenders, but I can see wanting a square setup.
      I agree with this. As far as I see it you really only functionally need flares on the front fenders.

      I ran 265s and even briefly 275's on the rear on 9.5's many years ago and they fit with no poke or rubbing.

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      07-02-2013 03:24 PM #101
      The reason for wanting to do the rear flares is to keep the car reasonably square as far as track. As is from the factory the rear track is actually nearly over an inch narrower then the front. Adding width to the front only will start to disrupt cornering balance to the car.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Yak Meat View Post
      What size rim for those 285s?
      10's.

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      07-02-2013 05:29 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by aircooled56 View Post
      The reason for wanting to do the rear flares is to keep the car reasonably square as far as track. As is from the factory the rear track is actually nearly over an inch narrower then the front. Adding width to the front only will start to disrupt cornering balance to the car.
      Thats a little fact I did not know!
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