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Someone told me about this today and I looked it up as I always do. I saw some that were done up ok but man there were some train wrecks in there too.

I just thought this was a fresh topic to talk about. Not a whole lot of visual mod talk other than lighting.

I am too chickenshit to attempt something that could end up so wrong but maybe there is someone who isnt.

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The focus looks tough as! I like the concept; but also waaaaay to scared to bust up my own car doing it.
Even some bolt-on flares with the right, dished JDM wheels on a modern car can have a really good look to it.
With our high offsets you wouldn't need wheel spacers most likely; just get a +30 or lower offset dished wheel like the Cosmis XT206R's or most of the XXR's
 

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The focus looks tough as! I like the concept; but also waaaaay to scared to bust up my own car doing it.
Even some bolt-on flares with the right, dished JDM wheels on a modern car can have a really good look to it.
With our high offsets you wouldn't need wheel spacers most likely; just get a +30 or lower offset dished wheel like the Cosmis XT206R's or most of the XXR's
Holy shit thanks for replying! Haha I thought it might be a lost topic.

I would love some nice XXR rims *drool* I'm trying to do as much as possible and spend as little as possible however. The wheel spacer idea would be so we could have the stock rims which I think are badass and I plan to wrap them in some vinyl soon.

I looked at a couple DIY threads for wheel spacers and they seem easy enough. I might just do them to flush up my stock rims. I just don't know how to weld yet.

As for the flares I'm with you. They can look really awesome when done well. Those I think would be best left to professionals though lol.
 

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I think flares or widebody kits look better when the cars have bagged suspensions but yeah you'll definitely need a drop if you plan on doing flares like mikex said


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It will look awful without a drop

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Lol I am not planning on doing flares. I just wanted to post up a topic to talk about.

I agree, you would definitely need a drop for it to look good.
 
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If you do the spacers figure out what size you need to make it flush. I think 20mm rear and 15mm front would be good but may just poke a tad. On mine I will be putting wheels with a offset of 38 so it just barely pushes past the fender.
 

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I got a offset of 42 right now and it almost sits flush with the fenders. I would loveeeeeeee a widebody kit on the F5, but for now I'll just have to drop it with either the Storm or the Eibach springs.
 
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If I ever win the lottery I'm going to bag my car and get a custom widebody kit but until that happens I'll just be hoping lol I think it would look sooooo good


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If I ever win the lottery I'm going to bag my car and get a custom widebody kit but until that happens I'll just be hoping lol I think it would look sooooo good


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We can all dream man haha
 

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I took some left over garage door liner that I used for my front lip and side skirts and mocked up a rear left fender flare just to see what it would look like.

It honestly looked decent and you can put it on in a few different ways.

Perhaps I'll do a full mock up to see.
 

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Here's something i can get into! This is actually of huge interest to me

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This is my buddy Juan's car, some of you may be familiar with it, Static, Flared, and wide wheels with crazy low offset

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This is my car. Bagged 18x9.5 with a decent offset.

If anyone wants to go the flared route, Id suggest looking up Clinched flares on facebook, they have a ton of different custom flares. With that being said, you gotta go lower with flares otherwise it just looks weird, If you are going to go flares dont run XXR's Run some expensive real wheels, trust me, money well spent. Avant Garde wheels or Weds are amazing. but personally, Id love to see a low flared wide Forte. Who will be the first? If there is interest in Bags please let me know and i will begin putting together a kit for the Forte. Since it isnt common i would actually need to put things together piece by piece, but if you ask me totally worth it. Not the cheapest route to go, however you will most certainly be one of a kind. Id like to see this thread progress, anyone good with photoshop want to throw some stuff together?
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Oh, and as far as the wheel spacers go, I wouldn't ever run them. Plenty of people do, lots of them never have issues, but the ones that do arent fun. Just do some math and find a perfect offset for what you want and you will be golden. Online Wheel and Tyre Fitment Calculator. Offset, Tyre Stretch and Speedo Error | Will They Fit is a great resource for all the math that is involved and if you are into tire stretch finding a good fit for you is easy to do with Tyrestretch.com
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The wheel spacer idea was just so I could use the stock wheel.

Sadly I don't think lowering R2 would be smart here so I guess I can't be the one to try it first.
 

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The wheel spacer idea was just so I could use the stock wheel.

Sadly I don't think lowering R2 would be smart here so I guess I can't be the one to try it first.
That is why you bag it, so you can still have clearance while driving then set it down when you want. If it wouldn't kill handling I might consider bagging mine. Should be relatively simple seeing how I'm already on BC struts.
 

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I will only be using bolt-on spacers for the stock pro 'ceed GT rims in the interim as they are huge offset +52 or +55 or something. But that is temporary until i get some aftermarket wheels with some dish and flush-poke offset.

I really like the look of the bolt-on flares on the blue Mazda, almost a bit bozozoku style :)
 

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That is why you bag it, so you can still have clearance while driving then set it down when you want. If it wouldn't kill handling I might consider bagging mine. Should be relatively simple seeing how I'm already on BC struts.
Bagging certainly doesn't kill handling. I bought bags specifically rated for track use, i like to drive fast, i wasnt giving that up, so long as you dont go sleeve bags your handling would actually improve, depending on the PSI you want to run, I have 8 pre-sets for my bags each one with a different purpose.
 
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