Removal of flares

Scottie

1 AYC Bar
Location
Victoria
First Name
Scott
Drive
1999 Type S Legnum
Hey guys,

I have been thinking about taking the flares off my Type S and am wondering if anyone has done it before?

I am guessing there is less metal than a type V has underneath the flares?
 

bratwurst_boy

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
rainbow beach, queensland
First Name
daniel
Drive
98 legnum type s, jzza70 supra
i know that for the flare parts on the bumper they are just held on by 2 screws each side that you can get to by taking out the plastic inner wheel arch protector. i'm guessing that the rest would be held in the same way, you would probably be able to see when you take the plastic part out. you will be left with visable holes in your guards tho.
 

weeaazz

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
qld/noosa
First Name
james
Drive
legnum
yer there are 2 very big square holes on your front bumper if you take them off,i had to get them fibre glassed over
 
G

Guest

Unregistered
the fenders (front and rear) have holes in them also so a fair bit of body work will be needed
 

Scottie

1 AYC Bar
Location
Victoria
First Name
Scott
Drive
1999 Type S Legnum
I figured there would be holes, but is there less metal covering the wheel?

If i patched the holes up, is it going to look like a type V?
 
G

Guest

Unregistered
a little less, not that you would notcie.

but yeah lots of holes.

IMO it looks better with flairs
 

VR-04-TT

1 AYC Bar
Location
QLD
First Name
Paul
Drive
1999 Legnum Type S
I'm keen to take them off your hands if you don't want them. I know they'll have to be modified to fit a P.F.L.
 

SiliconAngel

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Location
Perth, WA
First Name
SA, Trevor
Drive
'99 Legnum VR4 Black MT
The flares over the arches are held on with one-way push clips. They have four separate compressible sections to each clip, and you have to squeeze them from inside the guard with pliers or similar. Its a little fiddly, especially if you've never done it before - the first few times I did it I had my fenders off the car, so very easy to see what I was doing.

And like the others I have NFI why you would want them off, unless you were thinking about some serious wide-body mods...
 

Scottie

1 AYC Bar
Location
Victoria
First Name
Scott
Drive
1999 Type S Legnum
Thanks guys.

I actually prefer the clean lines of the Type V. My flares also have a few scuffs on them and the rubber has hardened so would be looking at fixing them up if i kept them, would rather just take them off.

If i can take them off without wrecking them, i will to have a look and decide.
 

Mortz

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
Tweed Coast, NSW
First Name
Luke M
Drive
1997 Legnum VR4
I'm probably in the minority here but I really hate the flares. They have them on some of the EVO's etc as well and I just think they look like tacky stick on bits of plastic instead of actual cohesive parts of the cars body. If I had picked up a VR-4 with flares I would've been very tempted to pull them off. :)
 

VR4sum

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
New South Wales
First Name
Alex
Drive
2009 Toyota Kluger
Ill buy them off you if you end up selling mate.
I think they look better on and besides, its the cheap mans way of bringing my ride down a cm or so in ride height.
 

Macca

Showing some Leg.
Location
Toowoomba, QLD.
First Name
Craig 'Macca' Mclean
Drive
2000 Mitsubishi Legnum Type S
Does anyone know if the rubber on the flares are suppose to be stuck to the body or are they just glued to the flares? Is the rubber on them easily replaceable or is it a Mitsubishi only unit?
 

TomTom

1 AYC Bar
Location
WA
First Name
Tom
Drive
Mitsubishi Legnum VR-4 Type S
Rubber is glued to the plastic flares, there is no easy replacement and don't bother asking Mitsubishi for a price... I had a heart attack when they told me the set price!
 

Macca

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Location
Toowoomba, QLD.
First Name
Craig 'Macca' Mclean
Drive
2000 Mitsubishi Legnum Type S
How far into the hundreds is it? Damn, pity someone like Clark Rubber doesn't have anything.
 

TomTom

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Location
WA
First Name
Tom
Drive
Mitsubishi Legnum VR-4 Type S
Looked at Clark Rubber, there is nothing suitable available. Even our user Cumba from Germany who is working in this kind of industry couldn't find anything suitable.

It was somewhere around the $250 mark if I remember correctly - they come in your colour in case this justifies the price for you =)
 

Macca

Showing some Leg.
Location
Toowoomba, QLD.
First Name
Craig 'Macca' Mclean
Drive
2000 Mitsubishi Legnum Type S
Damn, better make sure I don't destroy it getting the flares off then. Thanks for the heads up Tom.
 
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