Today’s Thursday Twister comes as a suggestion from DT reader Erik202 who writes:
I had an idea for a coffee brake discussion: Bolt On Flares. These things seem to be a hot item lately and while i dig them on some cars ( say a nissan/datsun 240z with 14×10 RS Watanabes) they are showing up on everything and are being taken to extremes by outfits like Rocket Bunny, Libertey Walk and RWB. For me the novelty is wearing off and i find myself, especially in the case of RWB, appreciating (important note NOT AFFORDING) skinny 911s more than ever. In fact my city just had it’s first RWB build and seeing the social media posts of Akira Nakai cutting into the sheet metal of an otherwise pristine air-cooled Porsche irked me in a way it never had. I guess my question is this; Are these things going to go the way of custom velour interiors, wild paint graphics, neon under body lights, fast and furious body kits and gigantic wings or are they going to start showing up as OEM equipment (maybe they are already….IDK)
Here is the CL add that got me thinking about this: 1974 BMW 2002.
some credit also goes to that flared Saab sonnet featured a couple weeks ago.
Thanks Erik202 — how do you feel about bolt-on fender flares? Comments below.