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Anyone running their car without wheel liners. I have worn holes in all 4 of my liners and would prefer to just remove them all together? Any concerns?
 

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The stones thrown up by the tires hit the part that was protected by the liners and make little stars on you paint.
 

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Anyone running their car without wheel liners. I have worn holes in all 4 of my liners and would prefer to just remove them all together? Any concerns?
Yes. Road debris will start hitting the stuff that used to be protected by the wheel liners.

Just live with the holes.
 

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Thanks for the input. I will just let them be.
 

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I just had one of my fronts fall apart. I was considering strategic placement of stick on foam padding on the inside.
 

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My front right one fell apart because all the fasteners had popped out on the track. Replacement cost me about $50. Replacement hardware cost me another $20 or so, but that $20 bought me enough hardware to replace 25 OEM wheel liner fasteners with more secure versions. I love Mcmaster-Carr.
 

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black duct tape :)
I did that, actually. I made my own wheel liner out of gorilla tape while the replacement was being shipped over from the UK.

Unfortunately, because it's not rigid, the wind that passes through your oil coolers will billow your duct tape to the extent that it will begin to rub on the tires.

The result of this is that your wheel will become absolutely coated in black, melted, vaporized tape particles that will take about 4 hours to clean off to get to the 'yeah, that's good enough for now' stage.

So, I would advise other owners against this.
 

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I was thinking about some type of foam liner as well. I have access to very high temp foams that would not melt. Since my car is a track only car it would be nice to be able to easily inspect my suspension at the track. I have also had one of my liners come lose and rub my wheel during a sessions causing me to pit. I am also considering adding the Reverie vents to my wheel wells so I would need to vent the liners as well.
 

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2-Elevens don't have wheel liners, and if anything... their clams are even thinner. On my 2008 2-Eleven, I "tiled" the inside of the wheel well with rectangular dense foam rubber pads, about 1/4" thick. So far I haven't had any cracks in the clam.
 

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I have worn holes in all 4 of my liners ... Any concerns?
What do you think it would hit if you didn't have the liner?

Creating your own is a good option, or look on the wrecked forum, see if you can nab a set from a FUBAR'ed car.
 

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I've always wondered why these cars always wear through their wheel liners. My Exige has the same issue. I'm at stock ride height and stock wheel/tire size.

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I ditched my rear liners after running a few thousand miles without them after doing the clamhinge. I have yet to get any marks or chips even on the underside. The gravel seems to accumulate rather harmlessly at the rear of the clam's wheel well.
 

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Whats the part number? I am looking for fronts...keep in mind the fronts are two parts front and rear. I looking for both rear parts of the front liners... thanks
 

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What do you think it would hit if you didn't have the liner?

Creating your own is a good option, or look on the wrecked forum, see if you can nab a set from a FUBAR'ed car.
One thing to watch for. I was running without a liner on the left-rear and the wires to the tail lights worked their way down and got completely workn through by the tire (I had installed a BOE surge tank.) So if you do some non factory solution, make sure your wires are secured and out of the way.
 

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2-Elevens don't have wheel liners, and if anything... their clams are even thinner. On my 2008 2-Eleven, I "tiled" the inside of the wheel well with rectangular dense foam rubber pads, about 1/4" thick. So far I haven't had any cracks in the clam.
Any chance you can post a few more pictures?
I am considering louvers myself..tired of liners.
Where did you get the foam pads?
 

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Holy Thread Resurrection Batman!

Also thinking about doing this as I'm SICK and TIRED of replacing the damn FRONT liners.

Peectures!
The tiled foam seems like gold. Looks like that'll probably be the route I go since the last horrible, awful shop that worked on my car didn't reattach the bracket for one of the liners, so it always rubs.
 
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