Fenders!?!

Posted: March 26, 2010 in Exterior, Toby Broadfield's S13
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I am still undecided on what wide fenders I am going to run up front once the new wheels get here.  I have looked at so many fenders, that I am sick of looking at fenders.  I’m not even sure exactly what size I need.  It will be anywhere from +20mm to +40mm.  But I am definitely thinking +25mm or +30mm.  Since I am running a full width tire, I am going to need more than the average stretched tire lover.  I’m almost positive that a +20mm isn’t going to cut it.  Vertex makes some really good quality stuff, but their front fenders are only +12mm.  So my only viable options are the D-Max N1 +25mm, Origin +20mm or +40mm, Version Select +20mm, Bmagic +20mm and I’m sure there are some cheap fake crap like Chaser Aerodynamics etc.  Actually, I am only assuming the Chaser stuff is crap…. I honestly don’t know.  Maybe someone will chime in and comment if they have any experience with any of these.  I’m probably not going to do, or need, +40mm.  First off, I shouldn’t need that much width.  Second of all, I don’t want the front wide fender to look out of place on the car since I won’t be doing rear over fenders and aggressive aero.  I’m trying to get the best quality possible, but since my options are dwindling, I’m assuming I’ll just have to “make” them fit perfect.  I don’t care about the vent style, as I will be filling those anyway.  So if anyone has any other ideas of brands or comments on the brands I listed, please comment!

One other thing:  My good friend Nate has a set of +20mm Chargespeed fenders sitting in his basement.  So I think I am going to hold off on buying fenders at the moment.  I’ll wait till I get the wheels, then bolt on one of his fenders to see how much more I need over the +20mm.   Then I’ll make my decision and pull the trigger.

Comments
  1. Jeff says:

    If nothing pans out you can always go for the full Rocket Bunny kit or whatever the hell that’s called!

  2. Jeff says:

    …I’m just grooving on some good vibes man!

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