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Old 11-20-2011, 11:13 AM   #1
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Hi,

Currently purchased a nice set of C6 Z06 chrome rims..

Size: rear 325/30/19

I am looking for a good clean quality rear flared fenders for my 2001
C5 convertible..

I don't like duraflex.. I regret buying my 350z kit from them..

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Old 11-20-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
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Search L5 or TPE flared rear quarters also CORVETTE CREATIONZ has some coming out soon. Good luck!
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:26 PM   #3
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Hi,

Currently purchased a nice set of C6 Z06 chrome rims..

Size: rear 325/30/19

I am looking for a good clean quality rear flared fenders for my 2001
C5 convertible..

I don't like duraflex.. I regret buying my 350z kit from them..

Thank you....
I have the L5 flares:



If I had to do it over again I would do the TPE flares (which were not available when I did mine).

They are the entire quarter panel and are fiberglass. I'm running a 13" wide CCW wheel with 345/30-19 tires.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:31 PM   #4
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I'm running OEM 2008 Z06 Rims on my 98. Click the image to open in full size.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:48 PM   #5
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I like the L5 better have them on my conv now with CCW 345 35 18 M/T D/R on them. A vendor on here has them on sale at the moment superman09. I like the way the L5 just set with the car.... Robert
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:50 PM   #6
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Youre gonna need a 5/8" spacer for those rear wheels to sit properly.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:57 PM   #7
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Run l5's with a 3/4 inch spacer i got mine from h&r heres mine with l5s and c6z spec'd rims. I love how wide the l5s make the car feel from the rear, kind of like a c6z on steroids. Ignore the rear diffuser fit its on its way to being replaced.










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Old 11-20-2011, 09:02 PM   #8
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Have a real grudge with L5 - so take that into consideration. I consider them low life suppliers. Poor quality and honest communication is the exception to the rule. It took me almost a year to get my money back from L5 and they went down kicking and screaming.

TPE - excellent communication and far better quality. Some body shops don't want to do the required prep on the L5's. Plus if you look at the difference in appearance, in my opinion, one looks like an add on with no real lines (L5) and the other like it was OEM (TPE). With TPE you also have the option of going front and back flares.

In any case, do your homework and then enjoy.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:10 PM   #9
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Anyone got a pic of a C5 with TPE and a C5 with L5's side by side..
For a comparison..
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:11 PM   #10
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Thats real clean looking actually...Is this the rear from Qwik's company??

C6 style right?
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Thats real clean looking actually...Is this the rear from Qwik's company??

C6 style right?
Yes the c6 style rear from quik, It fit really nice for a fiberglass part. They are redoing the molds for the carbon diffuser, I will post pics when i get the new one installed
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:18 PM   #12
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Yes the c6 style rear from quik, It fit really nice for a fiberglass part. They are redoing the molds for the carbon diffuser, I will post pics when i get the new one installed
Nice! Thanks for the quick reply...Sick cage too BTW
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:05 AM   #13
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Run l5's with a 3/4 inch spacer i got mine from h&r heres mine with l5s and c6z spec'd rims. I love how wide the l5s make the car feel from the rear, kind of like a c6z on steroids. Ignore the rear diffuser fit its on its way to being replaced.
Listen to this guy...these are the facts. C6Z spec'd wheels with 3/4 inch...exactly what I run. I run 345's on the back. My car got 10x the attention from random people when I went this route. From the back and rear 3/4 view, the L5's make the car look the way GM should've made the Z06 body. L5 fit was pretty good...a few tweaks necessary, but nothin big.
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Click the image to open in full size. L5's and love them, but as stated my body man hated working with them. But that's what I paid them for so I wouldn't have to do it. They turned out great and get a lot of attention!!! L8R FLASH
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Have a real grudge with L5 - so take that into consideration. I consider them low life suppliers. Poor quality and honest communication is the exception to the rule. It took me almost a year to get my money back from L5 and they went down kicking and screaming.

TPE - excellent communication and far better quality. Some body shops don't want to do the required prep on the L5's. Plus if you look at the difference in appearance, in my opinion, one looks like an add on with no real lines (L5) and the other like it was OEM (TPE). With TPE you also have the option of going front and back flares.

In any case, do your homework and then enjoy.
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Click the image to open in full size. L5's and love them, but as stated my body man hated working with them. But that's what I paid them for so I wouldn't have to do it. They turned out great and get a lot of attention!!! L8R FLASH
TWO very big considerations when you select which ones to go with. Good luck with your decision..........
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Youre gonna need a 5/8" spacer for those rear wheels to sit properly.
I don't think so.......................
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:27 PM   #17
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I don't think so.......................
Wanna bet?
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:45 PM   #18
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Hey , Thanks for the info..

What about the TPE fenders?
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-t...nels-pics.html

Or should I just go with the L5?

Also can you point where I can buy the 3/4 spacers?

Thanks..

Next thing I want to do, CAM & Headers..

I installed Drilled Rotors and MagnaFlows..
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Run l5's with a 3/4 inch spacer i got mine from h&r heres mine with l5s and c6z spec'd rims. I love how wide the l5s make the car feel from the rear, kind of like a c6z on steroids. Ignore the rear diffuser fit its on its way to being replaced.










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Here are the TPE fenders

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