Bolt-on Fender Flares?

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  1. aggcamaro74

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    Did you contact VFN Fiberglass?
     
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    sandiego74 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I did not. I was specifically looking at the bolt-on style of flares. I would love the Spectre Camaro's flares, but I can't pay for all the body work along with them.
     
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    I am curious what the status is on your Mother Russia special flares! I am pretty excited about these if they work.
     
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    sandiego74 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Unfortunately, they are slated to arrive July 25th. I've been trying to forget about them so the time will pass by faster, but we all know how hard it is to not constantly be hitting the "Track Package" button.

    As soon as I get them, I'll take pictures of them on the car.
     
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    I hit the Track package button at least 2-3 times a day when waiting for my parts to arrive! I will patiently await your photos.
     
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    Patience ended hahaha. What’s the update?
     
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    sandiego74 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    So, after losing the first package in the process somewhere, trying to contact the Russian seller, and then having to wait for a second package, I finally got the flares in. I put them against the fenders and, as I suspected, they don’t fit well due to the bulging crease that runs down the middle of the body. They do, however, fit, but they’ll have to be stretched and won’t contour the body perfectly. I have to wait to burn through my new Falkens anyway, so I won’t be putting them on for a little while. The front definitely fits better than the rear. Hopefully CyriusGarageWorks puts out their custom flares by then, and maybe, if the price isn’t too bad, I’ll try those out instead.

    Because of the need to stretch them out in order for them to fit, I couldn’t tape them on and take good pictures of them.

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    I can dig it. I see your issue there with the rear body line. How malleable are the flairs? I am curious if you could “ train them” by putting them in boiling water for bit and then fastening them on tight to the body, maybe they would develop a memory.
     
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    Are they Plastic?
     
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    I think the heat from the sun actually made them a little easier to bend, but they are already very pliable as is. They are similar to plastic. Not exactly sure what the material is.
     
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