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Old 08-18-2005, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fender Flare

Does anyone know where i can get a fender flare for my 1999 ML430 ? [:I] would it look funny if i first put a flare without upgrading the bumper ? Please need ur advise?
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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RE: Fender Flare

There are flares made for the 99. Believe they are the same as 98's which I once had. No bumper change is needed for these. Check with a dealer and see if they are still available
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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RE: Fender Flare

they look good without the updated bumpers as well, I was thinking about getting some
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Old 08-18-2005, 01:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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RE: Fender Flare

The OEM flares are available from dealers for pre-02 model year (cheapest), post-02 (more expensive) and sport models (most expensive). The pre-02 flares are the smallest and they fit well with the older bumpers (and even better with updated bumpers - I still have these older flares on my ML after upgrading the bumpers). The post-02 flares are a little "higher" than the older model's and they have matching bumper-adapter pieces (that mount over the rear bumper to flow the flare into the bumper). The sport flares are very different, with the rear being wide to match up with the rear sport bumper.
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Old 08-18-2005, 02:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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RE: Fender Flare

is this flares on the picture pre-02 or post-02?
whould anyone know the inch of this rims too? is this a 20 inch rims?
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Old 08-18-2005, 02:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Neither. Those are non-OEM flares.
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Old 08-18-2005, 03:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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RE: Fender Flare

those flares are not oem. they are part of the lorinser widebody kit. the wheels are 22"

stefan owns that ml here on the board. maybe he'll chime in if you have more q's...
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Old 08-18-2005, 03:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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RE: Fender Flare

im thinking of getting thesame rims and a pre-02 flares....do u guys think it will look ok?
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Old 08-18-2005, 04:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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sorry for the thread hijacking but i love ML55's

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Old 08-18-2005, 08:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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RE: Fender Flare

I have the OEM flares on a 99 430. They look good and blend fine with the bumper lines.
They were about $495 unpainted.
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