View Full Version : DIY Flares

18-09-08, 01:28 AM
I fitted bigger tyres today and they stick out by about 2". I've seen some 4wds with the plastic rubbery flares and heard that its just lawn edging.

Has anyone done this mod?
Any particular tricks involved or is it a matter of cutting to size and fastening using tek screws to the wheel arch?

Any help would be appreciated!


18-09-08, 07:41 AM
Thats the general idea with the garden edging- although oer time the tek screws wear and loosen up. Try and add some strength to the wheel arch before hand, not sure how?

You could try sourcing the original flares from over in New Zealand. Try "trademe" which is their version of ebay. They have a heap of imoprts there with flares and they come up for sale quite often. The make the vehicle look heaps better.


Not sure if the link will work.


18-09-08, 03:57 PM
MORE new tyres :0

Getting ready for sunday are you...???

Try Don Kyatt Spare Parts in West Melb, near you and the sell rubber flares like that by the meter

172 Roden St, West Melbourne, VIC 3003

p: (03) 9329 8200 f: (03) 9329 0682


Dont know how much tho

Cheers Matt

18-09-08, 05:46 PM
In the end i went for a ride and got:

5m of 100mm wide flares from Niddrie Clark Rubber for $16.95 / m
lots of self drilling screws, 20mm long for $9.85

Will go down and install them now I think.

Cheers for the info Matt, if i need some more I'll know where to go :)

18-09-08, 07:08 PM
Bunnings is your friend :)




Though i think they will only work if you have a flat surface to screw to.

18-09-08, 10:29 PM
Cheers Steele!

Well instead of Bunnings I went to Clark Rubber and got some flare rubber to put on.


Also got a box of 50 20mm metal tek screws (almost as good as zip ties for fixing stuff when its broke)



Put about 8-9 screws in each flare so they should hold up all right.

They well and truly cover the tyres now, its going to look dicky when i go back to 31x10.5 coopers but aw well.


Final Result, all legal and chunky, should do well next time I find the chopped up clay. The tyres have also raised the car about 2" so clearance is better.


19-09-08, 01:39 AM
Looking good Greg
Its turning into quite a beast :)
Would those be the Simex tyres that M1s3ry was selling?
Cheers Matt

19-09-08, 07:29 AM
yeah, that would be them :)

19-09-08, 06:11 PM
'Tis looking good greg! :)

19-09-08, 07:17 PM
good work mate, i used the same rubber flares, but ive been lazy and only done my rear wheels, id put some more screws in though, nothing wrong with too many, i also didnt use as much i only used 1m on each side, try cutting the ends on a 45 degree angle, tidys it up a bit

looking good mate

19-09-08, 08:03 PM
Looks good.
If I wasnt so lazy I should change my flares over to bigger ones to cover my simexs.

19-09-08, 08:14 PM
how much does clark rubber charge for the flares ?

19-09-08, 09:52 PM
greg got his cheap, it should have cost about 20-25 per metre, there is a smaller flare that costs 16 per meter and im sure that they got their prices mixed, they did with mine :D expect to pay 80+, keep in mind its flexible unlike garden edging and is 100000000 better looking

20-09-08, 02:14 AM
Cheers guys!

I Cleaned it up after taking the photos and cut the corners off to make them neater. The rubber cost me 16.95/m, I've heard that each clark rubber store is owned by different people so prices vary.

The reason i didnt put more screws in is that the drill bits i was using snapped and so i had to fashion an 8mm driver to just drill the tek screws straight in so I kinda went a bit slack.

I think i measured about 1m per front flare and 1.3m for the rears, saying that though, I bought 5m and have about 1m spare.

All in all, I'm quite happy with how they look and hopefully they do the job, if they deform too mush ive heard you can poke wire down the hole in the outside to help them keep shape.

10-11-09, 03:56 PM
hey greg, with your lift is it a suspension lift or body lift? Do the 33 inc tire fit with out much modding? i want to get some 33

10-11-09, 05:09 PM
I went with the Bunnings garden edging got a roll of 10m x 75mm black
cut them to size & used self drilling 25mm screws then shaped them with Mr Angle grinder

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12-11-09, 12:25 PM
Ngwagon, I have 2" lifted springs in the rear and have tweaked the torsion bars in the front. The 33's are on -23mm offset wheels and they do rub when under full flex, I think if i trimmed my bump stops and tweaked the torsion bars a bit more they'd be fine. A 2" body lift should do a similar thing.

Apart from the suspension lift I havn't done any more mods to make them fit.

12-11-09, 04:35 PM
Personally I used ramset washers with rivets, a nice clean flush finish.

16-05-10, 08:58 PM
You could try sourcing the original flares from over in New Zealand. Try "trademe" which is their version of ebay. They have a heap of imoprts there with flares and they come up for sale quite often. The make the vehicle look heaps better.


how do we get authenticated on trademe. Can't seem to work it out. And you need to be to ask sellers questions.

16-05-10, 11:36 PM
Hi all
Each to their own I recon the rubber flares look tacky (cheap and Nasty) I got flares from an escape form the wreckers but one wrecker in Victoria sold the left front after I paid for it. I am now short the left front flare. I inquired about Duraflare but not sure what they look like on. Those esc ape ones are like rocking horse s*****t to get hold of. I keep looking and one day I will get what I am after.

17-05-10, 07:35 PM
Thats how I got mine wiseowl, patience but :lol9[1]: geez it was hard waiting;)