Have you ever heard of so-called wheel arch corners? They are sometimes referred to as fender flares or mud flaps and can be purchased for all four wheel sides. However, the names are not correct. A real Wheel arch covers and covers the entire tread of the tire strainer is essentially another component. The wheel arch corners are somewhere in between. The items are available from specialist dealers and can be purchased in universal versions for almost any vehicle. In the following, the wheel arch corners and the benefits are discussed in more detail.
Wheel arch corners - interesting for tuning
Wide wheels, as they often occur in the tuning area, can extend beyond the fender. As a result, the tires not only distribute dirt and dirt in the wheel arch case while driving, but also throw them into the area via the fenders and the side areas of the body. To prevent the stylish vehicle from getting dirty after a short drive, wheel arch corners can be installed on the car as a fender extension or bumper widening. The articles are known to many car enthusiasts in simple gray versions, but also in chic carbon. Overpaintable versions are also commercially available, which can be individually adjusted to the color of the vehicle or otherwise (for example with a foiling) can be adapted to individual car tuning.
Wheel arch corners - what to look for when buying?
When buying the wheel arch corners, attention should be paid to qualitative articles. Of course, the dimensions should also match the vehicle and correspond to the radius of the wheel arch / bumper. Variants are commercially available, for example, which are approx. 25 cm long, 3,5 cm high and 2 cm wide. The width is given for the widest part of the wheel arch corners and this version can be used quite universally. When buying, it should be ensured that the wheel arch corners are really wide enough to serve the right purpose if there is a tire protrusion. For example, the articles are also available as a pair for only one axle. The fender flares should be easy to install. Universal versions are often only self-adhesive and are supplied with instructions on how to apply them correctly. Screw-on versions are not recommended. For this purpose, holes must be drilled, which is a permanent change on the one hand, but on the other hand also a danger point for rust formation if they are to be used on the body. When buying, attention should be paid to items with good customer reviews. It is also helpful if the universal applicability is specified directly in the product description. The articles should also be elastic and adapt perfectly to the body.
Glue on wheel arch corners - universal variants
If you buy universal wheel arch corners, you usually have to stick the articles on. Before sticking on a wheel arch corner, the interested tuner should thoroughly clean and dry the surface. If the surface has not been sufficiently cleared of dirt or if it is wet or greasy, the adhesive cannot hold properly and the wheel arch corner can come loose quickly. If you think the wheel arch corners are useful but not particularly suitable for the tuning area, you can ask in the tuning workshop for alternatives or buy variants that can be painted. The paintable wheel arch corners can be customized as desired. Painting the wheel arch corners should be done professionally and is not particularly difficult. The manufacturer and seller instructions must be observed accordingly.
Wheel arch corners - conclusion
Wheel arch corners are also known as fender flares and are used for vehicles with tires that protrude slightly from the fender. Especially in the tuning area, wide tires are not uncommon and wheel arch corners can help to collect the dirt and get the necessary road approval. The articles are available in varnishable, self-adhesive versions and can be used universally. The wheel arch corners can be used in different ways. They can be installed in the area of the front fenders to protect the body, also in the same place on the rear apron, but can also be used, for example, as a stone chip protection on the side wall or the rear door. And even misused and canards they have already been used on the front apron. Since they are mostly registration-free, the area of application is correspondingly diverse.
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