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View Poll Results: Do you Think wheel fenders are of any use ?
Yes I am really fond of curves Ö 60 70.59%
No Please , I am on diet. 18 21.18%
Sorry , but I donít have any opinion on this .. 7 8.24%
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Old 23rd October 2008, 11:31   #16
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flared sheet metal arches are just an excuse for more body/paint work. On the other hand , like you've said, on the indica , they let the arches take most of the scratches , and leave the paint/sheet metal relatively intact
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Old 23rd October 2008, 13:10   #17
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Spoke to Adrena.. he said he's having a tough time finding a replacement arch after breaking one. Scary!

Doesn't anyone know about this?
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Old 23rd October 2008, 13:36   #18
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Aftermarket fender flares usually look a lot more worse than the minute OE flare. However, on the right car it can do wonders.For Example
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Old 23rd October 2008, 13:50   #19
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Wheel fenders add a lot of beauty to the car. It adds muscularity and looks to the shape.
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Old 23rd October 2008, 23:57   #20
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its far better to get a dented wheel arch rather than getting a bursted tyre sidewall from a rickshaw.
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Old 24th October 2008, 00:52   #21
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I don't like Indica's add-on flared wheels. It looks cheap.
But I like the one on Swift or SX4, Integrated, may be expensive if scratched...
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Old 24th October 2008, 02:01   #22
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would you guys like to support your views with photos of the same vehicle?

that way its easy to relate to your reply and view point!

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Old 1st November 2008, 18:09   #23
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So no one knows where to get these for the zen, I guess.

None of the stores I asked for this had any idea.
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Old 1st November 2008, 18:34   #24
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Aftermarket fender flares usually look a lot more worse than the minute OE flare. However, on the right car it can do wonders.For Example
Well... that's Beemer's 1-series Touring championship car, isnt it? (could also be the 3-series, can't tell from this angle).
The flared wheel arches on that car are neither 'aftermarket' nor are they there for cosmetic purposes... they're there for functional ones. They're an integral part of the body, and have probably been designed and integrated with the overall body work after thousands of hours of testing in a wheel tunnel.

I think the point the OP was trying to make was the use of flared wheel arches as a cosmetic part of the car v/s the impracticality of being easy to dent and hard to repair...


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Aftermarket fender flares usually look a lot more worse than the minute OE flare. However, on the right car it can do wonders.For Example
These are not just flared arches, they are wide-body kits. The touring cars have a lot more track front and rear and the car gets a complete squat-stance for better handling and aerodynamics. Looks quite awesome doesn't it?

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Old 2nd November 2008, 17:32   #26
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The problem with the Indica is that Tata provides the arches only as part of the entire bumper assembly, so if something happens, you have to replace all of it :( . I speak from experience. On the other hand, when the arch is part of the body, a bit of denting and painting gets the job done. And let's not forget that insurance covers only 50% of the cost of the fiber parts.
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Old 3rd November 2008, 01:09   #27
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I have a thing for flared arches; they bring abundant muscle & character to the overall profile. Simply compare pictures of non-flared & flared Pajeros / Monteros to see what a world of difference they can make.

However, the ones on the new S are a little overdone.
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+1 here. I agree, with one small caveat.

Flared wheel arches have to be part of an overall design... they have to gel with the rest of the design of the car. Its possible to have a design and shape that will make flared wheel arches look completely out of place.


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I have a thing for flared arches; they bring abundant muscle & character to the overall profile. Simply compare pictures of non-flared & flared Pajeros / Monteros to see what a world of difference they can make.

However, the ones on the new S are a little overdone.
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I have learned my driving on Swift and now I am painfully aware of how these cosmetic curves can be painful for the pocket, and I use to attribute these to my novice driving skills. but recently I have been noticing that most of the swift seen on the road have dented / scraped fenders.
I had mentioned about this issue way back in 2007
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...tml#post394331 (Swift Diesel Initial views/Test drive)
My view now stands vindicated!
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