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    I just purchased the Version 1 fender flares from autokonexion, and was wondering if anyone on here had done their flares themself or where they got them done at. I dont have a problem drilling holes, taping it off, and marking the lines myself...but when it comes to hacking off a chunk of fender and tucking it/welding (or whatever secret there is for the second layer on the rears). I'd like to have someone who's done it before! Any suggestions?
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    These are the best instructions I've found:
    http://www.awrracing.com/media/wide_...structions.pdf

    What wheels are you planning to run? Running skinny wheels with spacers to fill out the wheel well changes your suspension geometry and can negatively impact handling (the same can be said for zero offset wheels like Sportmax).
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    • #3
      Originally posted by nickt93 View Post
      What wheels are you planning to run? Running skinny wheels with spacers to fill out the wheel well changes your suspension geometry and can negatively impact handling (the same can be said for zero offset wheels like Sportmax).
      I don't know that I'd say running wide 0 offset wheels negatively affects handling, but it does change the suspension geometry. It may not be as accepted as running a 15x8 +36 6UL, but those wheels can't fill out flares either, not without spacers anyway. My car handled extremely well with the Sportmax wheels.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RotorNutFD3S View Post
        I don't know that I'd say running wide 0 offset wheels negatively affects handling, but it does change the suspension geometry. It may not be as accepted as running a 15x8 +36 6UL, but those wheels can't fill out flares either, not without spacers anyway. My car handled extremely well with the Sportmax wheels.
        You know from experience since you ran that exact setup, so I'll certainly defer to you on this one. I doubt the handling impacts of either the spacers or low offset wheels would be that noticeable to most drivers, and for a street car (versus a dedicated track or autocross car) I don't think it would be any problem at all. Just wanted to make sure the OP was taking all of these things into consideration.
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        • #5
          lol yea had a good conversation with Eric before I bout the flares and decided on wheel and tire sizes. I'm going 0 offset with 15x8 rota zero plus wheels. Just hoped someone had some expirience with cutting these fenders.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by nickt93 View Post
            These are the best instructions I've found:
            http://www.awrracing.com/media/wide_...structions.pdf

            What wheels are you planning to run? Running skinny wheels with spacers to fill out the wheel well changes your suspension geometry and can negatively impact handling (the same can be said for zero offset wheels like Sportmax).
            great set of instructions, but this is not a quick and easy project.
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            • #7
              bring your car to me and ill do it for ya!

              i havnt done it before but i know how it needs to be done!
              95 R-package 6 speed, MSPNP, AEM WB UEGO, HDHCDD, Walbro 190lph, stock inj, GT2860RS V-band, ARTech Manifold, 3"TBE, TiALMVS 38mm WG, Blitz BOV, NO BOOST!
              79 Corolla Gutted, weber 32/36, Header, Volk Rays, Ghetto slammed :lol:

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              • #8
                Originally posted by wonton View Post
                bring your car to me and ill do it for ya!

                i havnt done it before but i know how it needs to be done!
                Really?!! Sweet As soon as they come in I'll let ya know, I'll bring the beer and pizza lolz!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Flash13783 View Post
                  Really?!! Sweet As soon as they come in I'll let ya know, I'll bring the beer and pizza lolz!
                  sounds like a plan! we can do it in my garage, i have a welder so we can close up your rear fenders properly!
                  95 R-package 6 speed, MSPNP, AEM WB UEGO, HDHCDD, Walbro 190lph, stock inj, GT2860RS V-band, ARTech Manifold, 3"TBE, TiALMVS 38mm WG, Blitz BOV, NO BOOST!
                  79 Corolla Gutted, weber 32/36, Header, Volk Rays, Ghetto slammed :lol:

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by wonton View Post
                    sounds like a plan! we can do it in my garage, i have a welder so we can close up your rear fenders properly!

                    Depending on when this gets done, I want to know so I can see if I can make it out to join in on this. Keep me posted.
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                    I don't want some dude's balls on my neck while I'm yelling at some Vietnamese guy.

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                    • #11
                      we have it planned for next Saturday as of right now!
                      95 R-package 6 speed, MSPNP, AEM WB UEGO, HDHCDD, Walbro 190lph, stock inj, GT2860RS V-band, ARTech Manifold, 3"TBE, TiALMVS 38mm WG, Blitz BOV, NO BOOST!
                      79 Corolla Gutted, weber 32/36, Header, Volk Rays, Ghetto slammed :lol:

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                      • #12
                        Sean, when you get real good at this, you can do mine. LOL
                        My new flares should be here by the end of the week. I can't wait to see what Erics Sportmax look like on my NB. BTW I think the negative impact on handling is only going to be noticed at the traqck, just like most of us will never feel fade in our stock brakes, but for those like Nick who track their cars regularly, I would suggest 1 set of zero offset tires/wheels for the street, and 1 set of 40mm offset superlight weight wheel/tire combo for the track. I haven't been yet, but I am keeping my Enkei wheels just the same.
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                        • #13
                          im good at everything man! haha.....theres nothing i cant do within reason!

                          im gonna do chris's (Flash) and im gonna be doing mine, and your if you let me! ill make sure we will get lots of pics so you can see the quality of work!

                          i wont try and tackle a project if i know i cant do it!
                          Last edited by wonton; 02-10-2010, 06:29 PM.
                          95 R-package 6 speed, MSPNP, AEM WB UEGO, HDHCDD, Walbro 190lph, stock inj, GT2860RS V-band, ARTech Manifold, 3"TBE, TiALMVS 38mm WG, Blitz BOV, NO BOOST!
                          79 Corolla Gutted, weber 32/36, Header, Volk Rays, Ghetto slammed :lol:

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                          • #14
                            Re: Fender Flares

                            Originally posted by wonton
                            im good at everything man! haha.....theres nothing i cant do within reason!
                            Except for deal cards
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                            No matter how many friends you think you have, the size of your funeral will depend on the weather.
                            Originally posted by sharkythesharkdogg
                            I don't want some dude's balls on my neck while I'm yelling at some Vietnamese guy.

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                            • #15
                              shut up! :lol: cards just hate me! cars dont! :D
                              95 R-package 6 speed, MSPNP, AEM WB UEGO, HDHCDD, Walbro 190lph, stock inj, GT2860RS V-band, ARTech Manifold, 3"TBE, TiALMVS 38mm WG, Blitz BOV, NO BOOST!
                              79 Corolla Gutted, weber 32/36, Header, Volk Rays, Ghetto slammed :lol:

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