I found a guy selling a set of 2" flares at a really great price so the question is besides letting me put bigger tires on the car are they any other disadvantages or advantages to it?
thanks in advance and
Never had flares on a Z, but based on another experience with them, I'd never have them. When I first met her, my girlfriend (now wife) had this blue VW bug with fiberglass flares on it. But not for long. "Max" vibrated so much that they routinely cracked and fell off. Or she'd brush against something and crack or rip one off. More than once, I'd arrive for a date only to find one of Max's fenders in the back seat and I knew the movie was off. Fortunately, I know glassing, so I eventually rebuilt and strengthened all four as they fell off one by one.
Yeah, it was a long time ago and they weren't exactly flares of the type that go on Zs. And I know Zs don't vibrate like that little buzz bomb. But I still have never liked flares ever since.
I think they look great if done right. There is several styles on the market, and they each have their own look. I've seen them on cars like Scottie's and think that is real aggressive looking... I've also seen the ones on the Camel GT series cars which are really big... I think IMHO that is to much... but were needed for the large racing tires. I say go for it...
If you decide to pass let me know... I'll pick them up.