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Flare Tips ;)

  • Plan on at least couple of hours, depending on tools, etc.
  • Front flare is EZ…REAR is more complicated because it requires removal of inner fender. I will attempt to give you some pointers in following pictures, so you don't have to send the kids inside ([email protected]#$%). :eek:
  • Inner fender removal is EZ. Replacing it was the toughest part. I've included a diagram for lining up the holes to make it easier.
  • You don't need to jack up the car, although it might help. I installed mine without a jack.
  • A good eye, ratchets, electric screwdriver with multiple attachments will all come in handy. You will also need one of those stubby screwdrivers for small spaces. I have a set of ratchets/drivers with a squeeze grip, which replaced the need for the stubby screwdriver. Your tools may vary. ;)
  • Install only one side at a time so you always have a 'stock' side to refer to in case you forget where the screws go.
  • I ran into a gap between my front flare and Splash Guard. I could have lived with it, but successfully modified the Splash Guard. Instructions enclosed.
  • If you're installing color matched (painted) flares, the tape backing will likely have some over spray. Remove this over spray with the flat end of a screwdriver, thumb nail, etc. If you don't remove the excess paint, it might flake off when removing the backing and undermine the seal. [/list=A]

    I am including several pictures. Some have one flare installed and one flare off so you can compare. I am also including several shots so everyone should get a good idea of before and after.

    I really like the ways these turned out. If you have any additional questions, let me know! :)



 

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My digital camera know no bounds when it comes to DETAIL. The detail shows a lot of WHITE around the trimmed rubber area. You cannot see this at all when it's installed. Plus, as illustrated, it's on the INSIDE of the rim.

 

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INNER FENDER Picture from Tim's Flare Installation instructions. (Rear)


Believe me...if you remove this inner fender, your biggest hassle will be realigning the screw holes. Note the numbers in order. This order will help line up the other 9+ holes. You will need to remove #3 to reinstall the Rear Splash Guard, but no biggie.

 

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Impressive Mrs. Goodwrench

Excellent installation chronology, but where are the pictures showing ideal positions you had to assume to properly install each flare. Inquiring minds want to know!;)

They really look good, especially with the Manik Sidesteps so right now you have the "baddest" Beige MDX in the forum. Maybe we will have to start refering to you as "the little ole lady from San Diego"!:D:D
 

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Your level of mechanical (and photographic) competence continues to impress me. The flares look sharp -- esp in body color...
 

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Re: Impressive Mrs. Goodwrench

remery said:
Excellent installation chronology, but where are the pictures showing ideal positions you had to assume to properly install each flare. Inquiring minds want to know!;)

They really look good, especially with the Manik Sidesteps so right now you have the "baddest" Beige MDX in the forum. Maybe we will have to start refering to you as "the little ole lady from San Diego"!:D:D

Hey REM...you old coot! What's this "little old lady" crapski? I'll be visiting your email later!! :D:D In the meantime, visualize me flat on my butt, straddling the rear tire. 'Bout popped my fishnets...not a pretty pic.

Originally posted by TheWorm
Your level of mechanical (and photographic) competence continues to impress me. The flares look sharp -- esp in body color...
Thanks Worm! :D
 

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fender flares

Wow. Lean, mean, fender flaring MDX machine! I have to say, it looks somewhat challenging process, at best (and I consider myself a DIY guy). Anyways, great job!
 

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Any guesses on who the author/editor of the 2002 MDX owner's manual will be? How about a poll on who we should recommend to Acura for this position?
Ghost, we need a little magic too from you on these pictures(just as earlier).
Dmor, you are the greatest.
 

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bdespain said:
DMor,

Who painted the fender flares? Acura or a body shop? What did the paint job cost?

Looks great!!:cool:
I had a body shop paint them for $250 but took a romp through some unsat results, with a screwed up paint job on the first try, then a lost flare piece on the second try. So...would highly recommend having Tim paint them for $350 and spare yourself any downside/footwork, plus get a first quality job delivered to your door. Unfortunately, you can't tell much about a body shop by looking and I was referred to mine by two other body shops. Lesson learned. ;)

I should also add, that I received my flares long before Tim was shipping them painted. But...this was just as well, because back then...I had a Mahogany on order. :eek:

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Thanks Pittmdx. I'm sure Ghost will think of something. Between Remery, Worm, and Ghost we have the ummm "creative" field pretty well covered! ;)
 
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