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    1. Member JDM-JTI's Avatar
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      06-20-2013 02:56 PM #51
      i see lately more high hp mk4 builds that could use more meat under their fenders and our stock ones just cant fit much more than a 235 without looking goofy

      rarely do i see mk5s looking for power .. they are mainly looking towards "stancing" their cars .. to which i forsee mk5 owners buying these and slapping 5" lips front n back on their RS' with 205s

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      06-20-2013 03:25 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by JDM-JTI View Post
      i forsee mk5 owners buying these and slapping 5" lips front n back on their RS' with 205s
      This make me angry

      Don't forget the 2 inch spacers they will need to make it flush

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      06-20-2013 03:45 PM #53
      Dear 1552,

      All I ask for is if you make the flare, please have 2 versions, 1 smooth and one with the riveted on look/function.

      As someone who tracks their car, having the ability to replace the riveted on fender flares as need be would be a fantastic benefit. However, I do appreciate the smooth look that the mk5 flares currently have and many who show their cars would also appreciate. Lastly, I would ask that the front and rear flares be two pieces, so taking the bumper off is a simply as it is in stock form.

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      06-20-2013 03:46 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by brad@fifteen52 View Post
      True, and I fully admit this has taken way too long. So long that we've been forced to go the lawyer route re: the OG manufacturer. But that's a different topic altogether.

      But I wonder if this is the same person who recently wrote us an email suggesting our $599.52 price for the Mk5 kit was "highway robbery..." It seems the author also went the universal flare route. While I think the car you posted looks great, and no doubt he was able to put his kit together for less than the cost of ours, I have to point out that not everyone is okay with a modded and universal fit, and this is the reason we're choosing to make model-specific kits for various VWs and BMWs (to start).

      Going the model-specific route means building prototypes, making molds (4 of them for every car we target), and producing parts in relatively low volume. Obviously this approach costs more and results in a more expensive kit. But like I said, some people think it's worth the extra money to go this route - we just hope there are enough of them to justify in the end everything we're going through



      I would do $599 for a custom set.

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      06-20-2013 03:57 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by SGelshawno View Post
      This make me angry

      Don't forget the 2 inch spacers they will need to make it flush
      With 5" lips, no spacers would probably be necessary

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      06-20-2013 08:42 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by JDM-JTI View Post
      i see lately more high hp mk4 builds that could use more meat under their fenders and our stock ones just cant fit much more than a 235 without looking goofy

      rarely do i see mk5s looking for power .. they are mainly looking towards "stancing" their cars .. to which i forsee mk5 owners buying these and slapping 5" lips front n back on their RS' with 205s
      Not sure if you read my reply to your first comment, but we had a legit business-based reason for going with the Mk5 kits first.

      Quote Originally Posted by Yak Meat View Post
      Dear 1552,

      All I ask for is if you make the flare, please have 2 versions, 1 smooth and one with the riveted on look/function.

      As someone who tracks their car, having the ability to replace the riveted on fender flares as need be would be a fantastic benefit. However, I do appreciate the smooth look that the mk5 flares currently have and many who show their cars would also appreciate. Lastly, I would ask that the front and rear flares be two pieces, so taking the bumper off is a simply as it is in stock form.

      Thank you,
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      I appreciate the feedback Due to the fact we can only invest in molds for one style, we're only offering our kits in the bolt-on design. I suppose if someone wanted to smooth over the bolt recesses and find an alternate way to mount the flares, that'd be a relatively easy way to get the smooth look.

      No need to make these two-pieces - to remove your bumpers you'd simply unbolt those sections of the flares and slide off the bumpers

      Quote Originally Posted by vwgeorge2 View Post
      I would do $599 for a custom set.

      Add me to the list please.



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      06-20-2013 10:18 PM #59
      Fantastic, because I want the bolt on style. ETA on Mk4 kits? lol
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      06-20-2013 10:24 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by aar0n. View Post
      With 5" lips, no spacers would probably be necessary
      why? I don't know if I'm thinkin right but flares would allow for some more aggressive/concave offsets on the wheels you can use which I'm very fond of.

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      06-20-2013 10:48 PM #61
      lol you are all crazy for even thinking about drilling your fenders!

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      06-21-2013 12:19 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by vToe View Post
      lol you are all crazy for even thinking about drilling your fenders!
      Why? Show me a better way to get more meat under a car without the expense of a widebody kit and I'll entertain the idea.

      Those of us who are performance oriented have no hesitation with drilling fenders, especially if it means we can run 265's all round.

      As it was, I had to pull my fenders to get BBS CH 19's to fit in 235 width
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      06-21-2013 01:08 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by vToe View Post
      lol you are all crazy for even thinking about drilling your fenders!
      You have to cut them too.

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      06-21-2013 02:08 AM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by vToe View Post
      lol you are all crazy for even thinking about drilling your fenders!
      Nonsense! Where is your sense of adventure!?

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      06-21-2013 11:58 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by brad@fifteen52 View Post
      Not sure if you read my reply to your first comment, but we had a legit business-based reason for going with the Mk5 kits first.


      "PO for 5 kits from a race team using Mk5 GTIs"

      you had a business based reason of 5 sets .. if you made em for mk4s you would have a legit business based reason of 10 sets sold within the first week...

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      06-21-2013 12:02 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by JDM-JTI View Post
      "PO for 5 kits from a race team using Mk5 GTIs"

      you had a business based reason of 5 sets .. if you made em for mk4s you would have a legit business based reason of 10 sets sold within the first week...
      Mitch, he said they will be making them, lol sounds like ur pissed or something

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      06-21-2013 12:04 PM #67
      Fender Flares are certainly an interesting alternative to wide bodies. Some people like the look, others do not. I personally love it. It makes a car so much more aggressive looking. Take a Miata for example. Now, the mk4 kits will most likely fit all mk4s, so all those guys slamming their cars to the ground that want wider wheels now have an opportunity to do so.

      The biggest thing is the cutting of the fenders, however, the mk4 R32 fenders are the same as all golf fenders up front. Now doing the rears is always scary because that is a lot more intensive if one must replace or repair those, but whatever, its worth it if you ask me.

      1552, what the eta on the mk4 kits these days?
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      06-21-2013 12:05 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by JDM-JTI View Post
      "PO for 5 kits from a race team using Mk5 GTIs"

      you had a business based reason of 5 sets .. if you made em for mk4s you would have a legit business based reason of 10 sets sold within the first week...
      Soooo mad lol. I'm guessing that race team was probably going to pay a good amount more than what they would charge for the general consumer

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      06-21-2013 12:21 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by BOUDAH View Post
      Mitch, he said they will be making them, lol sounds like ur pissed or something
      well i already bought jdm flares last year and did test fits and it was ****ty fitting.. I sold those bitches to a dude with a 240sx racecar .. if I had a set that FIT they would already be on the car, id rather pay 600 for a perfect fitting set than 350 for a set that looks half assed


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      06-21-2013 07:13 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Skela View Post
      Those of us who are performance oriented....
      Relax killer, I drive my car like I stole it.... That said, you need to cut them too!??!?! Ha, bastards are def bordering looney!

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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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