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xXJay22Xx 01-02-2013 09:37 PM

Is this body shop bargaining me?
 
because I have been in a car crash my insurance sent me to a body shop, first they had said they will install any additional parts to my car, for example: front end, side mirror caps, and flares. They had installed my bumper and side mirrors for free, but then when I bought the flares they said they will charge me 800$ to install them? Is it really that much to install flares and paint them? O.o

stevenluczynski 01-02-2013 09:40 PM

flares.....

xXJay22Xx 01-02-2013 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by stevenluczynski (Post 15026291)
flares.....

yes, flares whats wrong with flares? my car is too low and rubs on my tires lol

stevenluczynski 01-02-2013 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by xXJay22Xx (Post 15026296)
yes, flares whats wrong with flares? my car is too low and rubs on my tires lol

Pretty much everything unless you have a race car

xXJay22Xx 01-02-2013 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by stevenluczynski (Post 15026302)
Pretty much everything unless you have a race car

Um, yea... but yea going back to my question.. are they ripping me off?

E46DrEaMeR 01-06-2013 02:44 AM

heres an idea....get wheels/tires that fit, arches flares woteva you call em aint the way t go!! unless youre going the M3 rear fender route

E46Snowball 01-06-2013 03:33 AM

Oh my lord this is a tough crowd...just answer the damn question. To be honest that doesn't seem to bad, if they painting all 4 flares...front and rears, which is 200 each...
I think it should be closer to 600 if they don't have to prep it. Maybe this price is the result of the free mirrors and bumper installation. Good luck bro, and hope this helps a little...lol.

Bmw0224 01-06-2013 04:33 AM

Not worth it

xXJay22Xx 01-06-2013 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46DrEaMeR (Post 15035403)
heres an idea....get wheels/tires that fit, arches flares woteva you call em aint the way t go!! unless youre going the M3 rear fender route

Well, I have TEIN Suspension so my car is low, and I also have 19" BBS on them (I think they are 19 Inch not sure. So I figured I'd get them flared so it wouldn't hit the fender for every dip I come across. Hmm, but I would probably take the M3 rear fender consideration.

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Originally Posted by E46Snowball (Post 15035433)
Oh my lord this is a tough crowd...just answer the damn question. To be honest that doesn't seem to bad, if they painting all 4 flares...front and rears, which is 200 each...
I think it should be closer to 600 if they don't have to prep it. Maybe this price is the result of the free mirrors and bumper installation. Good luck bro, and hope this helps a little...lol.

Thank you!!! haha I was waiting for a response. All I wanted to know the right estimate or a close estimate of installing/painting them. Everytime Someone sees my car they say "Yea, the flares go good on them" because I flared my original fenders with a machine so it wouldn't scrape on the side (From the dent it had from someone hitting me there)

Mr. Din 01-08-2013 09:28 PM

are they flaring out the stock fender wells as well or just bolting on some flares?

xXJay22Xx 01-09-2013 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Din (Post 15043435)
are they flaring out the stock fender wells as well or just bolting on some flares?

Well the original fenders they had flared them, but I'm pretty sure the fixed them when it was sent to the body shop.
The guy at the body shop said if I buy 7 inch flares (I think that's the right size they told me) they would cut off the original fenders and wield the 7 inch flares making it look like a wide body or something like that

330i ZHP 01-09-2013 06:34 AM

oh god - please post pics of these flares - need a good laugh

xXJay22Xx 01-09-2013 04:22 PM

Whoops correction:

Inside dimension is 24 width x 15 height ( inches )
Outside dimension is 29 width x 19 height ( inches )
2.0 - 2.5 inches wide

e4ortysix 01-09-2013 05:33 PM

Please dont do this.

330i ZHP 01-09-2013 05:34 PM

please post pics of the "flares"

xXJay22Xx 01-09-2013 05:44 PM

Yea I'm kind of debating on getting them now. And plus with 800$ I can get a csl trunk -_- lol

I don't have the flares or have bought then but these are the ones I thought looked nice

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=00160493988

e4ortysix 01-09-2013 06:15 PM

CSL trunk is definitly a better choice. They look pretty good on a vert

itscoo2pyopants 01-09-2013 06:21 PM

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...0NJ4kxzwWb08qA

floydlloyd85 01-09-2013 06:36 PM

It will look awful. But with welding and painting involved. The money sounds about right. Maybe even too reasonable.

xXJay22Xx 01-09-2013 07:04 PM

Yep getting a csl trunk is a must for me lol

Yea the body shop guy said he was going to cut out original fenders wield it and paint it etc.


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