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1984 Carrera, to flare or not to flare

Hello all,

I have an 84 Carrera 3.2 which I'm thinking about having painted as the current job didnt use quality products and the red has trned a bit orange.

I loooooove the turbo look and wanted you alls opinion about doing this change and adding the flare extensions.

Can it negativly affect the value of the car?
I saw some parts so looking at $1k?
New wheels another $k?


Any input will be appreciated
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It will cost you at least $1k, and the value of the car will drop at least $1k, $2k right out the widow if you ask me! And then you will have another $2k for the wheels! The narrow body 911 looks much cooler, and is more nimble to drive than wide body cars.
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I say do as you wish

First its your car do as you want.As far as the value ,I feel its going to depend on the work .I have a 74 wide body and its just so much fun ,plus for most not all the wide body looks the best.I bought all new fenders for mine and not the weld ons.I say do it right and it will sell.....JMO I also have a 88 911 turbo
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Go wide. If thats what you want. I did
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Mine is wider then turbo
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an alternative to the wide arches is to drop the suspension height and fill the gaurds up with wider rubber and wider rims. to me you get a better look as in factory trim if you are running 6 and 7s they sit in too far. 7 and 8s or 7s and 9s look fantastic especially when dropped to RoW height or just a little bit under that.
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You love the look, so it! I did and I love it too!
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One thing to consider with turbo flares, those cars from the factory have two wheel bearings per side due to wider wheels. I love the look too!!!
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