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#1 kshepherd

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

Is there any way to get ahold of some of Mikes LS1 flares nowadays? Mine are prettty fackered up and im sick of looking at em lol.
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#2 rustyg

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

You should be able to order them from Diversified Creations, but my opinion is they're junk.
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#3 kshepherd

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

QUOTE (rustyg @ Dec 29 2012, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You should be able to order them from Diversified Creations, but my opinion is they're junk.


Why is that?

Is there a better custome flare out there for z's? I'd rather not pay big bucks for new factory flares.
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#4 rustyg

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

They are a shifty fit, a few members here have installed them with minimal satisfaction afterwards. To be honest I'd rather buy factory replacements before dishing out the $ for ls1 flares.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

I'm pretty sure the LS1 flares are even more than oem.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:18 PM

The general consensus of the LS1 flares are they're a much crappier fit than they used to be. I would go back to OEM, personally.

I have a good friend who does some really badass fiberglass & carbon fiber work. I will more than likely have a custom fiberglass set made once I get my truck where I want it.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:26 PM

Fiberglass the factory ones to the body.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:29 PM

Wow really? lol. Someone is high strung.

Anyways, I had LS1 flares when they first came out and I was very disappointed. The stock flares are much better and if you want the clearance LS1 flares give you all you really need to do is trim a bit. LS1 flares are flimsy, don't fit right, and come unfinished. And at the time I paid $600 for them. Biggest waste of money to date for my truck. In fact I ended up going BACK to stock flares.

Edit: Oh, and they didn't come with any hardware either.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:47 PM

As far as replacing flares, they are out there. I bought a new flare for $120.00 from a local body part shop. Not as heavy duty and the fit wasn't perfect, but hey it is on the passenger side so I don't have to look at it everyday. idunno.gif
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:04 AM

I priced out the passenger side flares for my '99 Balzr2...$800.00 from the local dealer...I'll start searching the junk yards, right awaay!
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:06 AM

QUOTE (Jammer @ Dec 29 2012, 11:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I priced out the passenger side flares for my '99 Balzr2...$800.00 from the local dealer...I'll start searching the junk yards, right awaay!

On second thought, maybe the custom flares would be cheaper afterall.

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You should have no problem finding a set in the junkyard. There's sets that pop up on here every so often, someone's always parting one out.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:33 AM

My truck got wrecked this summer and I found a full fender with a good flare attached for like $100. It might take a little searching but it'll be a lot cheaper.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

what about some fenders from a place like glassworks unlimited? if you don't mind fiberglass and some fitment work, these get you a lot of clearance.
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