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This is a discussion on tire well within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; the front left tire well on my wrx is missing...is the only down side of this cosmetic? every time im ...

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    the front left tire well on my wrx is missing...is the only down side of this cosmetic? every time im driving down a sandy road i hear the sand spraying around. is all this sand collecting somewhere/damaging in any way?

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    I would prob put something there.....there are a few harnesses up inside the fender area which are exposed if that entire plastic well is missing....a used one cant be that expensive or hard to find..Ive seen a couple junkyards around my way have WRX's in there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvoEatr View Post
    I would prob put something there.....there are a few harnesses up inside the fender area which are exposed if that entire plastic well is missing....a used one cant be that expensive or hard to find..Ive seen a couple junkyards around my way have WRX's in there...
    ^^^Yup. You're not doing your body and electricals any favors.

    I'd say just buy one new. They are only ~$40, IIRC. You are also going to need all of the little plastic clips.

    I'm likely going to do redo most of my front plastic bits this winter. They do through a beating autoxing.
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    im going to get a new one in about the next 2k miles...i should be fine to wait that long correct?

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    Hopefully...If you can avoid it I wouldn't go driving through like mud or sand or water or anything...Ive seen wires up in that fender area get corroded through and cause some problems before..anything you can do to protect them is a plus...

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    Sand is an absolute nuisance. Once it gets stuck somewhere, it's a pain to remove. Sand can cause lots of friction to moving parts, and render them useless.

    I stripped a 3/4in bolt because of sand particles. I was fixing a tank, and now the tank was unserviceable, and couldn't be used for the next week because of it.
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