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Old 01-16-2014, 03:03 PM   #15
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I think what he is talking about would not extend the fenders out, just down. Picture something more on the lines of a filler strip that is maybe an inch thick in the middle and tapers to a feathered edge on the ends. Now set it under the fender, lined up exactly with the edge of the fender.
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Yes, something like that. Although exactly straight down might look a little funny. I'm sure it would have to come outwards a little bit to look right.
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Look where the curvature of the fender stops and it suddenly becomes flat for the last inch above the wheel (in the direction from the center of the hood to the wheel). Now imagine the curvature continuing for another inch or so, followed by a similar flat section that is a little lower than where it is now...
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:38 PM   #18
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Your best bet is to get ZG Flares and that would mean you would have to cut into the body, I know what you're trying to say but I don't think anyone has done that to this car at least. Another way to get rid of the gap while maintaining stock height is bigger tires and wheels, maybe 19" wheels and bigger tires just enough to clear out the gap. I'm not sure about the front rubbing though.
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It's not much, but it's something...



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Go on the 86worx website and look at the Garage Vary low down fender trims (sorry on my phone so not sure how to link), they are very much like the ones on the zele car above and available for $350.
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This is as OEM and as minimal as it can be, the TRD ones. TBH I can't even tell that it's there XD

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Yeah, I was just brainstorming. I've already got my wheel gap taken care of:



Chances are you guys are right, but I think theres a possibility that someone could make something that doesn't look too bad. They wouldn't be able to make it "flush" or lose the gap completely, but they could cut it down a little.

Also, regarding the rivets; Would it be possible to use a similar set-up that those stick-on spoilers use? 3-M or whatever...
If you don't mind me asking, what are your wheel and tire specs? You may have reduced the wheel gap at the cost of raising the car, messing with the gear ratio, and also greatly hurting acceleration. I swear I'm not trying to bash.
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If you don't mind me asking, what are your wheel and tire specs? You may have reduced the wheel gap at the cost of raising the car, messing with the gear ratio, and also greatly hurting acceleration. I swear I'm not trying to bash.
Lol. I lowered it with a pro-kit and have 18x8.75 +33 wheels with 225-40-18 continental DW tires.
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Yes! those posts above are what I meant... so someone DOES make something like that that looks good.

And you were all doubting me... :P
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