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Hey fellow Subaru fanatics, I'm looking into installing some fender flares but I was wondering about one thing in particular that people install when installing a widebody or fender flare kit. Not everyone has this but some people put this black "rubber like looking seal" between their kit and the fender and I can't seem to find what that is. I absolutely love the look of that though and would like to install that on my car too, whenever I do decide to wider.

Could someone please help me out??
 

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Probably double sided tape. Most of these kits are dubious in quality despite their brand recognition. I would avoid them entirely. They require putting holes in the fenders in the place the car is most likely to rust. Sounds like a poorly thought out plan.
 

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Some people use black trim. You can find it on Amazon.
You do have to CUT & DRILL your car's fenders. While you could easily replace your front fenders the backs aren't really repairable.

If you paint match the fender flares, the trim you are looking for keeps the flares from blending in and looking factory.

Rust is not a problem if you prep/prime/ paint properly. Also that "as seen on TV" Flexseal works as a great undercoat. But if you travel on gravel you should recoat when you swap brake pads or rotate tires.

I have the full HT Autos kit, paint matched, on my '16WRX. And I still get people video taping me on the highway every other week.....it was daily the first couple of years. I think they look naked without them now.

The best, but most costly option would be to get a VIN off a S209 and order replacements from Subaru. About $3K in parts b4 paint n body. They look a bit nicer.

If you decide to cut your car hit me up. I can give you some great install tips.
 

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Some people use black trim. You can find it on Amazon.
You do have to CUT & DRILL your car's fenders. While you could easily replace your front fenders the backs aren't really repairable.

If you paint match the fender flares, the trim you are looking for keeps the flares from blending in and looking factory.

Rust is not a problem if you prep/prime/ paint properly. Also that "as seen on TV" Flexseal works as a great undercoat. But if you travel on gravel you should recoat when you swap brake pads or rotate tires.

I have the full HT Autos kit, paint matched, on my '16WRX. And I still get people video taping me on the highway every other week.....it was daily the first couple of years. I think they look naked without them now.

The best, but most costly option would be to get a VIN off a S209 and order replacements from Subaru. About $3K in parts b4 paint n body. They look a bit nicer.

If you decide to cut your car hit me up. I can give you some great install tips.
Thank you for the reply! That didn't quite answer my questions but gave me more info and that's appreciated! I did find the answer to my original question shortly after I had posted this.
 
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