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How to mount them there ZG Flares

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johnc    724

Here's the 1/4 panel and wheel before I started cutting. Looking at the marked lines again I probably only cut up between 4.5 and 5", not the 6" I stated above. Sorry about the confusion.

 

RearWheelFit-1.jpg

 

RearFlares-1.jpg

 

RearFlares-4.jpg

 

And here's what it looked like after and this measurement is probably why 6" was stuck in my head. I wanted to get at least 6" of total wheel travel.

 

RearWheelTravel.jpg

 

The 1/4 panels on this car were pretty rough so it was hard to get a nice looking opening, but once the body shop gets things straightened up I can install the flares and cover up things. Plus, its a race car...

 

RearWheelWell-3.jpg

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johnc    724

Notice the lack of springs on the struts in the photos? :) Unfortunately the first time I tried lifting the tire up into the cut wheel well the Koni 8611 compression damping was on max firm. Fixed that real quick!

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240hoke    32

Thanks for the pictures.. this should be a good thread when its done with. YOu did cut away a good amount of meat, Ill have to do the spring thing and see what im looking at. I will say I like the way the inner fender worked out, definitly a good way of doing it.

 

 

At any rate for those of you interested in ZG install kits I will have a few ready to ship out monday, pm me if you are interested.

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Damn it the fenders are perfect on my z and I hate to cut them up and put flares on, but damn every time I see a zg flared car makes me say screw it.

 

Nice write up hoke!

 

Your car looks sick! What size/offset/brand wheels are you running and what size tires?

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240hoke    32

Best thing to do would be to glue/fiberglass them to the to body to smoooth them out.

 

I actually am planning on doing this when I repaint the car, but I wanted wider wheels now and it will be a while before I repaint. I am really stoked with the way it turned out so who knows I might leave them be.

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JMortensen    235
Has anyone smoothed the ZG;s once installed to hide the recesses for the bolts? I like the ZG flares, but would like a sleeker look. I want to get away from the 4X4 flare look.

Why don't you just look at some different flare styles? The MSA Street flares are pretty similar to the ZG's in shape, a little bigger by the looks of them, and don't have the recesses for the bolts. Also the MSA IMSA flares, or the Jim Cook Racing flares would work.

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Sparks280zt    17

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Why don't you just look at some different flare styles? The MSA Street flares are pretty similar to the ZG's in shape, a little bigger by the looks of them, and don't have the recesses for the bolts. Also the MSA IMSA flares, or the Jim Cook Racing flares would work.

 

MSA no longer makes the Street Flares

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toecutter    10

I'm pretty sure the rear flare on that car is on the wrong side. It looks like he's got the left one on the right side of the car. I made this mistake when I first mounted my ZG's!?

 

240hoke great contribution. Love the car. Z's just don't get much nicer than that!

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gav240z    10

HI there, are you still doing the ZG install kits? I have the flares but not the Allen bolts, felt or washers etc..

 

I like the way your Z turned out, the way I had imagined the install process seemed to be a much harsher install than what it actually is. Granted it is a bit of cutting and I'm still not 100% sure if I'll do it.

 

I don't think I'd need my Z lowered more than what you have done so it looks like the perfect tutorial to emulate.:mrgreen:

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240hoke    32

toecutter -- After looking at those pictures closely I think you are right, my flares were fatter in the front and tapered in a little towards the rear. Looks like he might have them flip flopped, but its kinda hard to say from those pictures.

 

 

gav240z --

 

If your car is as low as mine and you are running wide tires I reccomend you cut them a little farther up like johnc, perhaps .5" to 1" farther in the rear. I may be cutting up a little farther in the future for safe measures.

 

And Yes I am still doing the kits:

They are 55 dollars plus 5 bucks shipping.

 

It includes:

24+1 SS 1/4" allen button head bolts

24+1 SS 1/4" AN style washers (smaller diameter)

12+1 Nutserts for the rear

12+1 SS nuts/lock washer/washers for the front

4 Strips of welting - this is nice quality stuff, i loved using it on my car, very flexible and easy to work with.

 

Pm me if you are interested.

 

Thanks!

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rudypoochris    10

I was wondering, if you were to cut the outer rear fender, instead of bending the inner fender back up and tacking, would it be possible just to clamp it flat against the outerfender? This way it would become the same layer as the outerfender and you would bolt through both when you installed the flares (avoiding nut insert thingamajigers). That would allow you not to have to weld, and then you could just use epoxy or something similar to seal it up nicely. The question though, is, is there enough metal? just a thought.

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240hoke    32

No I dont think its possible, if you looks at the design of the inner fender it cant very well be pinched together, especially if you cut it up higher like johnc. I tink youll end up warping hte fender and it would also leave a sharp edge. But who knows give it a try and let us know!

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bjhines    33

I went with putting the tops of the rear flares 3.75" up from the original lips... I hope this works out fine for 2" shorter struts with 16x10" wheels...

 

ZGrearflaremountingheight.jpg

 

 

 

I fit the fronts similarly... though they do not seem to need as much cutting

 

ZGfrontflaremountingheight.jpg

 

 

 

I added a few more pics...

 

initialcuts.jpg

 

 

initialcuts2.jpg

 

 

initialfolds.jpg

 

 

initialwelding.jpg

 

 

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