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Old 09-24-2013, 09:25 AM
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When you see them side by side with alternatives, the Karlton flares fit way better and look like they fit the original lines really well. Just a really nice fit
I like how they come down on the front bumper.

Honestly can't find a better example than Apes's car. I freaking love this car.



LIC's dry carbons are nice too. I think more expensive than these.

When you are looking at these this is what you are looking at in reality...

1. Purchase of the flares
2. Having them prep'd and painted
3. Cutting your fender so this is NOT a reversible mod.
4. Cutting your fender liner or spending a solid day or two modifying them.


It's not just a quick one night bolt on project. You're looking at a few weeks to a month just to get them on depending on how fast your body shop is and you have to have a reasonable amount of mechanical skill or you might as well pay to have them installed.



That's part of why they come off as expensive to me. Not because the product itself is not worth it. Product itself is top quality from what I've seen.
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Originally Posted by OneManArmy View Post
I like how they come down on the front bumper.

Honestly can't find a better example than Apes's car. I freaking love this car.



LIC's dry carbons are nice too. I think more expensive than these.

When you are looking at these this is what you are looking at in reality...

1. Purchase of the flares
2. Having them prep'd and painted
3. Cutting your fender so this is NOT a reversible mod.
4. Cutting your fender liner or spending a solid day or two modifying them.


It's not just a quick one night bolt on project. You're looking at a few weeks to a month just to get them on depending on how fast your body shop is and you have to have a reasonable amount of mechanical skill or you might as well pay to have them installed.



That's part of why they come off as expensive to me. Not because the product itself is not worth it. Product itself is top quality from what I've seen.
+1! Ape's car is what really makes me want oto run flares on my bugeye. shes still not turbo, but im sure its quite obvious at this point to those that have seen my scoob know i went for style and handling over power at the start.

but ya, im thinking of picking up a set of 07 flares, and making my own bits and pieces (i.e front bumper portion to fit my V2 cleanly) and ya, its going to take a while to really get in that dialed look. a lot of mock up fitment and cutting. but like Ray said, alongside the STI rear roof vane install, this is irreversible and really must want tot do it!
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Honestly... he's made zero mistakes on that car. It's one of my all time favorite sedans... period. Only thing I'd do is open up the headlights and put something in the shade of the JDM darker gray chrome color in there. Just darker. And tint that isht... cause night rider.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:03 AM
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Agreed. The headlights stand out on an otherwise flawless car; just a little darker would help. Other than that, the car is one of the nicest I've seen in person too and the flares are one just of the reasons. Then there's that engine bay...
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Just an FYI, that green SF5 does NOT have Karlton flares. They're generic Jeep flares, if I'm not mistaken. I read this thread on SubaruForester.org.
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That's an old shot of my car.

Newest shot courtesy of Prettymike:


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inside and out this car rocks! literally! you carbon *****.
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Nice Ride Apetron!

Im interested in doing something for my wagon. Right now the front sedan conversion is done on my wagon and rear is just pulled but never been happy with the rear. Ive been debating the sedan rear fender conversion for a while now. Honestly I like the karlton flares better, the only thing is if I went with flares I would need to convert my front end back to wagon fenders. Not a big fan of having the flares on top of the sedan fronts while the back is just flares. Oh the dilemma...

How much labor time are we talking roughly to put flares all around?
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I knew something changed on your car to make me like it more last time I saw it... and voted for it. LOL!

I like the new wheels better too. way. way better. You should dump those tein's and get roman's hood struts... cuz black.
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Originally Posted by Prettym1k3 View Post
Just an FYI, that green SF5 does NOT have Karlton flares. They're generic Jeep flares, if I'm not mistaken. I read this thread on SubaruForester.org.
Originally Posted by Prettym1k3 View Post
Just an FYI, that green SF5 does NOT have Karlton flares. They're generic Jeep flares, if I'm not mistaken. I read this thread on SubaruForester.org.
Yeah, it was pretty clear they were generics and not made specific for the Fozz.


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That's an old shot of my car.

Newest shot courtesy of Prettymike:

LOL. I also thought the last time you were out at the meet that the lights weren't chrome, but then he posted that pic.
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Nice Ride Apetron!

Im interested in doing something for my wagon. Right now the front sedan conversion is done on my wagon and rear is just pulled but never been happy with the rear. Ive been debating the sedan rear fender conversion for a while now. Honestly I like the karlton flares better, the only thing is if I went with flares I would need to convert my front end back to wagon fenders. Not a big fan of having the flares on top of the sedan fronts while the back is just flares. Oh the dilemma...

How much labor time are we talking roughly to put flares all around?
It took Karlton and I about 8 hours to do the install on my car. That's all the cutting, drilling, alignment, etc.
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Originally Posted by ddavis View Post
Nice Ride Apetron!

Im interested in doing something for my wagon. Right now the front sedan conversion is done on my wagon and rear is just pulled but never been happy with the rear. Ive been debating the sedan rear fender conversion for a while now. Honestly I like the karlton flares better, the only thing is if I went with flares I would need to convert my front end back to wagon fenders. Not a big fan of having the flares on top of the sedan fronts while the back is just flares. Oh the dilemma...

How much labor time are we talking roughly to put flares all around?
You should get in on this! It will look way better than just the sedan front swap.

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It took Karlton and I about 8 hours to do the install on my car. That's all the cutting, drilling, alignment, etc.
Well worth the time and effort. Your car is awesome!
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Originally Posted by ddavis View Post
Nice Ride Apetron!

Im interested in doing something for my wagon. Right now the front sedan conversion is done on my wagon and rear is just pulled but never been happy with the rear. Ive been debating the sedan rear fender conversion for a while now. Honestly I like the karlton flares better, the only thing is if I went with flares I would need to convert my front end back to wagon fenders. Not a big fan of having the flares on top of the sedan fronts while the back is just flares. Oh the dilemma...

How much labor time are we talking roughly to put flares all around?
Talked to my lady about the same issue with her wagon, sedan front end makes the flares a bit more complicated.
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That is why I never did it either, just doesn't look complete without the rear done.
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That is why I never did it either, just doesn't look complete without the rear done.
Agreed. I've nearly pulled the trigger on it like 4 times and then I go... man I just can't do it without the rears.

One of these days I will get some STI splitters though.
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