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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:23 pm    Post subject: Inner Fender Liners. Reply with quote

In the great salt belt of east america, i am becoming pissed off.
I just waited 6 months of crap weather to get my pristine syncro back on the road, and it's been 6 months of anger and a $320 bus!
While I have grown to appreciate the beater bus, and am now even considering keeping it and thrashing a few more winters at it, thoroughly testing preventative and preservative products. I was going to sell it, but now that i've got all the late model features working, I'm somewhat hooked...

Anyway, I'm thinking about some plastic fender liners. Theres a very good reason these exist on ALL modern cars. They collect and reroute salt/road crap before it touches metal. But, they also have to be incapable of trapping this crap between their back sides and the metal.

So has anyone modified any from a known vehicle to work?

You guys will be seeing a bunch of summer time winter prep projects on this crap bus from me!

I really hate salt.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate salt too. we have started salting the roads here...too many people have moved in from other places and piss and moan at all the precious money they loose on 2-3 snow days. Confused

anyway...the Bus Depot sells plastic fender liners for our vehicles, but I haven't seen a set mounted and I'd like to see just how well they fit before I spend my money.

I was also wondering if TerraWagen will be looking into making them...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Inner Fender Linners. Reply with quote

Bus Depot sells some. I have 2 sets, and on both sets the Right Rear liner fit is horrible, so bad it's unusable. The other 3 are fine.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting....

http://www.busdepot.com/251800010

They are not original and not a vw part, so I don't know what they're talking about. So John you've used them and arent happy with the fit?

Ron, want to chime in on these?
Where do they come from, what are they, are they worth it, do they fit, do they work?

Anyone else have a set?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 2 sets, and am happy with the Left Rear, Left Front, and Right Front. The Right Rear sucks, I have 2 of them sitting on a shelf collecting dust. I tried to fit them on 3 different vanagons, so it's not the car it's the liner. Maybe a bad run? IDK.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so what's the difference with the right rear piece ? it's not a mirror of the rear left ? that's odd Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John could you share some pictures? I can't find any, anywhere.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too am considering a set of these, as my new charcoal canister will be behind the left rear wheel...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I imported liners years ago.
They all fit great.
Work well too.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I back up John's experience with the right rear liner. All three of the others fit great, but that right rear just doesn't. I gave up trying to fit it and I'm only running the other three.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote to have TerraWagen add these to the list, make sweet fitting molds and bang out a few runs Idea
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think people are way to anal about driving their cars....use them enjoy them if you set at home pissed off its not doing u any good
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vw7266 wrote:
I think people are way to anal about driving their cars....use them enjoy them if you set at home pissed off its not doing u any good


That's amazing. I never thought about that before. I'm going to go rethink my life.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have them, and the right-rear was a challenge but I got it to fit. It took a bit of trimming, but it fits snugly now.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How cool is it to run them on air cooled ride? No pun intended?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a difference in road noise when you get these in?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BD ad does say that you can secure them with bolts as well as self tapers? Is anyone doing this?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gbrandt wrote:
Is there a difference in road noise when you get these in?


Yes, but not dramatic. They do keep the wheel bays much cleaner.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about MPG? Notice any increase with them?
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