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I don't see a lot of turbo 73s or round tail lights with turbo fender flares. any photos, are Ireland Eng still the best source for the flares? Thanks

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Two roundies running flares.

Per over at Grassroots/Classic MS

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Unless it is a real turbo they look cheap and tacky and UGLY, my humble opinion.

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I put flares on my tii several years ago. Ruffled feathers, but didn't matter.

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I have the flares from Ireland. I chose to leave them black.

Holy cow, how'd you get them on with the factory trim and bumpers? I have the flares and that's exactly what I want to do, but I've nearly given up on making it work with the lower trim!

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Unless it is a real turbo they look cheap and tacky and UGLY, my humble opinion.

haha, well if that is the case, then they'd match well with a set of your red seatbelts!

Do some cars need them to look great? Certainly not. I too really enjoy the stock lines, however on a street hot rod or race car it can make a lot of sense to be able to add the extra rubber without deviating from the spirit of what BMW intended for such cars.

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I say go for it. We don't all need to be purists.

The bolt-on flares definitely turn heads.

Hey Gary from Colorado, you have my wheels. I think.

Western "banana spokes".

Cheers!

Paul

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I struggled with the lower trim as well. I like the lower trim, and didn't want to deal with welding all the holes shut.

Rear Bumper: I took the ends off for now... so my rear bumper just goes from overrider to overrider. One day I'll find some early "short" ends that I can afford.

Front Bumper: I had to trim about an inch off of the front of the flare for the bumper... see picture below.

Front Fender and behind the door lower trim: I actually cut the trim to make it fit. First removed the plastic end piece (on the flat side, not the angled side)... then trimmed the trim to the correct size... then glued end piece back in. Had to drill an extra hole in the front fender to attach.

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Oops... forgot about the wheels.

Paul is right... Wheels are 13" Western brand. I got them in a trade many years ago and don't know much about them (including offset... sorry). Tires are 205 60/13 Akuret G.T.X.

I run Hankook Ventus R-S3 225 45/15 for autocross. Those DEFINITELY don't fit without flares.

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Honestly it's al a matter of taste and you can do whatever you want to you 02 as long as you don't put a chevy grille on it. That one I can't digest haha.

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