flares/cutting guards on Discovery

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:34
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I am putting 31x10.5x15 Cooper S/T's on our '91 Discovery but expect that I'll have to cut guards and install flares (tyres too expensive to take risk!). Would be interested in any comments, experiences and recommendations (incl. types of flares available, suppliers & prices)
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:40

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:40
How about a pair of tin snips and some flash jobs offa Fender????

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:47

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:47
you cant fit tiny 31's on a Disco without cutting? Joking right?

Guards wont do squat to a tire.. Use an angle grinder.. or if you want to do it correctly, replace the suspension.
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Reply By: Ferret - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 00:14

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 00:14
Been there, done that with a 95 4 door. Truckster, you should know that suspension won't make any diff. to tyres rubbing and infact makes it worse cos of the extra travel. I had mine trimmed and lip re-rolled at a panel beaters for $100 a side including some painting. Looked factory!
I assume you are talking about the rear lower rear quarter panels cos thats the only place that 31's will bind.
Pay the man.
Scott
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Follow Up By: dduck - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 21:28

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 21:28
Thanks Ferret. Would be interested in contacting the pb who did yours with a view to getting mine done if they're handy to me (Melb). Otherwise they might be able to "guide" a local pb if they're unsure of the job

Ray
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Reply By: dduck - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 21:32

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 21:32
Thanks guys. Have already considered tin snips, jigsaw, hacksaw, angle grinder, etc. Already had longer springs put in (shockers already done before that) which gave me a little bit extra height. Main concern is with the width of the tyre (10.5) in the arch.

Ray
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Reply By: Ferret - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 23:46

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 23:46
No worries , I'm in Perth. My advice would be to shop around. If the panel beater looks unsure and ums and ers, give him a miss. He would probably give you a higher quote anyway to put you off. Try a couple of you local Rover guys, they might be able to point you to someone with aluminium experience.
Cheers
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Reply By: seashells - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 11:16

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 11:16
try Discoweb.org they should have some thing.

seashells
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