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Old 11-21-2006, 11:02 PM
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I just got off the phone with my buddy from Compact Divisons up in Canada. I'm going to be sending him a set of stock arches and a million clips so we can get this thing done. I've posted in the Canadian section of NAM looking for a car near Toronto for fitment testing.

I'm thinking half an inch. Tastefully...
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:10 PM
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hahaha your bearings would be crying before you got out of the driveway
Awesome!

Seriously though, I've thought about this before, I mean it shouldn't be too hard to experiment with yourself since you dont have to do anything expensive to the car like cutting the rear fender, if you screw up all you need to do is get a new plastic fender part and clip it in.

Maybe I'll try this during winter if I can find a garage to be in.
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:17 PM
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Something like these:

http://www.hosokawa.co.jp/bond-mini/...ges/151_01.jpg
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:51 PM
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Sweet!
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Old 11-23-2006, 04:02 AM
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Arches will go out monday.
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Old 11-23-2006, 04:48 AM
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Vis Racing had some...
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:04 AM
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Yah thats true...and its a VERY nice kit which i have almost bought a few times before. My only problem is the rivets in the fenders....not really my thing. But there may be a way to replace them
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:55 AM
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Looks like a MS Design replica, same kit as on the black S in this thread, but on that one I'm pretty sure its original.

About the rivets, shouldn't you be able to just have your bodyshop make them smooth, filling in the holes?
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:47 PM
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Yah thats true...and its a VERY nice kit which i have almost bought a few times before. My only problem is the rivets in the fenders....not really my thing. But there may be a way to replace them
How much is this kit?
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Old 11-23-2006, 05:23 PM
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How much is this kit?
I dont know...you would have to contact VIS racing. And like Fj0 said...that may be a replica kit (which may have fitment issues). Estrictlyforeign used to carry the real thing, but it seems to be missing. It is a fulll kit (arches, sideskirts, front/rear lip) so the price will probably be up there, but its a great kit.


Fj0, yah i was thinking about laying fiberglass over the holes since i do a lot of glass work, but i can't find a us company that carries MS design stuff anymore
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:56 PM
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I had the wide arches from Moss before..There is 1 major problem. If you plan to fill the arch with wider wheels/tires you will get major RUB in the back. I am running M7 spring/17X9 with 245/35/17 and have to cut/remove 1-1 1/2 inches METAL in the back else the metal will EAT into the tires.
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I had the wide arches from Moss before..There is 1 major problem. If you plan to fill the arch with wider wheels/tires you will get major RUB in the back. I am running M7 spring/17X9 with 245/35/17 and have to cut/remove 1-1 1/2 inches METAL in the back else the metal will EAT into the tires.
you got any pics?
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nevermind... I checked out your thread
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:13 AM
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Yah thats true...and its a VERY nice kit which i have almost bought a few times before. My only problem is the rivets in the fenders....not really my thing. But there may be a way to replace them
I agree with not going for the " bolt on " look. When I first saw them at a show back in 02 I thought they were needed for the install process and figured it was part of the deal. Turns out they were merely cosmetic.
Another issue is the mounting system. The closer you can come to using the stock mounts the better.

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