Didn't find much online describing the install of these 75mm Flexi Flares for a Discovery (even less for a Discovery 2 like mine) short of a few forum posts with limited photos... so here's a run through of how I mounted mine.

~ FIND THEM HERE @ LUCKY8: https://www.lucky8llc.com/products/flexi-discovery-ii-flexi-fender-flares-75mm

~ BUILD THREAD = https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/threads/10336/

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Comments

    • Tinker
      Tinker

      NOTE: It's worth mentioning that the plastic screw-caps didn't hold up too well. Many fell off or wouldn't stay closed over the screw & they started rusting pretty quick. I'd recommend skipping the plastic caps altogether & getting some shorter more aggressively threaded screws with either a flanged head or a washer. Do yourself a favor & choose a good anti-corrosion coating (eco guard, ceramic coat, yellow zinc, etc). I would NOT recommend stainless screws though, as water & salt can react with the aluminum body panels & accelerate corrosion of the both fasteners & the body (i.e. galvanic corrosion).

      about 2 years ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Tinker

      @Konig Any carbon steel hardware with a good coating, my favorites being either Yellow Chromate Zinc or Aluminum Zinc Flake.

      about 1 year ago
    • Konig
      Konig In reply to Tinker

      Tinker what material screws would you recommend that won’t corrode against aluminium mate?

      about 1 year ago
    • Doc Elder
      Doc Elder

      Are those the Defender Kit wide

      about 7 days ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Doc Elder

      Pretty much 👍

      about 7 days ago
    • LowRange
      LowRange

      If you have to cut the wings and the doors, that’s the worst solution. There are extended arches (from terrafirma) that doesn’t require cutting . Don’t get me wrong, you made a nice how to video but wrong product.

      about 1 month ago
    • LowRange
      LowRange In reply to LowRange

      Tinker I just cut my wings and doors to fit the new arches, lol, now i’m thinking buying another car.

      about 1 month ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to LowRange

      I'll have to order a set so I can have a look BUT the cutting was mandatory to fit the 35" tires without a huge amount of suspension lift, and I plan to move up to 37" tires here soon so it's even more required. But thanks for the tip!

      about 1 month ago
    • ROBO K
      ROBO K

      Do what I done fitted zinc roof 8mm self tappers with rubber washers don’t rot and look 👀 👌

      about 1 month ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to ROBO K

      Sounds like a good replacement, & what a shame they don't come with at least decent hardware for the price.

      about 1 month ago
    • Ja3kfrost6
      Ja3kfrost6

      Do you get any dust or water come through the rear doors now u have cut them ?

      about 2 months ago
    • Ja3kfrost6
      Ja3kfrost6 In reply to Ja3kfrost6

      Spot on cheers

      about 2 months ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Ja3kfrost6

      Thankfully nope! And I've had it over the door handles deep in water at a lakeside sand dunes area without so much as a damp spot 👍 That was definitely the "scary" part of the mod, but the key is putting that rubber seal back in place & doing your best to adhere the sealant like you see me do in the vid.

      about 2 months ago
    • filthy animal
      filthy animal

      Brilliant video mate,where did you source the flares from?.

      about 3 months ago
    • filthy animal
      filthy animal In reply to filthy animal

      @LRD2V8 thanks buddy,I put in a search and there they were.

      about 3 months ago
    • LRD2V8
      LRD2V8 In reply to filthy animal

      @filthy animal Flatdoguk mate.. they do 50 and 75mm

      about 3 months ago
    • filthy animal
      filthy animal In reply to filthy animal

      @Tinker yea just looked at lucky8,I am in the Scottish Highlands. I'll find em somewhere mate.👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

      about 3 months ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to filthy animal

      Thanks! The guys over at Lucky8 are a great resource 👍 If they don't have them then I'd have a google search for "75mm flexi flares Disco 2"

      about 3 months ago
    • Defender90 Keswick. Nigel's Land Rover channel.
      Defender90 Keswick. Nigel's Land Rover channel.

      At 0:49 LMFAO!!

      about 4 months ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Defender90 Keswick. Nigel's Land Rover channel.

      I thought about poking it with a stick too :P

      about 4 months ago
    • Malcolm Young
      Malcolm Young

      Note this is a year old BUUTTTT....Tape measure...Needs a 'TapeBoss'.....to go with the DEBOSS T shirt....

      about 8 months ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Malcolm Young

      I would've LOVED that TapeBoss back when I worked construction... the genius of it!

      about 8 months ago
    • Tim Bateman
      Tim Bateman

      Great video, when can I book you in to do mine 😉 You can make another video doing mine and I won't charge you! 🤣😂

      about 9 months ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Tim Bateman

      We can do the slightly smaller flares, I'll bring the chainsaw & jackhammer, so long as you have some cold ones stocked up... ha! 🤪

      about 9 months ago
    • Chris Bremez
      Chris Bremez

      Such a bad job... “just eye-ball it, matey. You’ll be right!” 😂

      about 9 months ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Chris Bremez

      Close enough is good enough? HA! But in all seriousness I can see how you'd think that by watching with your fingers in your nose & mouth breathing.

      about 9 months ago
    • Daniel Rusu
      Daniel Rusu

      Classic idiot

      about 10 months ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Daniel Rusu

      @Danielle Rousseau It's a wonder I didn't lose a finger in the process!

      about 10 months ago
    • Project 90's Project 90's
      Project 90's Project 90's

      Any tips on how to line them up center?

      about 11 months ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Project 90's Project 90's

      The best method I could come up with was: Find the front-to-back location by measuring the full inside width of the new flare, then throw that measurement up on the fender, split the difference & mark it, & if I recall correctly it was around 1 inch off front & rear. Finding the up-to-down location has a little more personal preference involved, but in my case I placed the flare up to the side marks, then slid it up & down to find the best spot for both functional clearance of the tire + the aesthetics, & if I recall correctly it was roughly 1.5 inches, then just hold it in place to mark your cut line. Lastly I highly suggest using the first cutoff piece to mark the other side... don't want it crooked from driver's side to passenger's side!

      about 11 months ago
    • crotchrocket
      crotchrocket

      Did you really have to remove the rear mud flap brackets for this? Were you able to reinstall some? Thanks

      about 1 year ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to crotchrocket

      Yes, plus they are terribly flimsy for serious off-roading & not helpful with the larger tires, so they had to go until I could build a better set of flaps.

      about 1 year ago
    • Sunset Watchman
      Sunset Watchman

      Nice work 👌 and cool video 👌

      about 1 year ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Sunset Watchman

      Thanks!

      about 1 year ago
    • Karel4x4
      Karel4x4

      Привет друг. Не подскажешь номер запчасти арок. У меня установлены 50 мм мне их не хватает хочу 75 но в России не купить такие в магазине!!! Только заказ с англии или америки... имея номер заказать было бы проще именно такие !!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Karel4x4

      https://www.lucky8llc.com/products/flexi-discovery-ii-flexi-fender-flares-75mm

      about 1 year ago
    • Frank Pineda
      Frank Pineda

      Where did you get those flares? I have a Land Rover as well

      about 1 year ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Frank Pineda

      Lucky8 has them, good fellas over there, here's a link: https://www.lucky8llc.com/products/flexi-discovery-ii-flexi-fender-flares-75mm

      about 1 year ago
    • Bruce Gonsalves
      Bruce Gonsalves

      Hi Tinker where can I get these flares diso 2

      about 1 year ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Bruce Gonsalves

      Lucky8 has them, good guys over there, here's a link: https://www.lucky8llc.com/products/flexi-discovery-ii-flexi-fender-flares-75mm

      about 1 year ago
    • Reba21079
      Reba21079

      Love the video. Are those the 50mm or the 75mm?

      about 1 year ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Reba21079

      Reba21079 Thanks! 75mm

      about 1 year ago
    • Малыш Фридрих
      Малыш Фридрих

      ладно передние арки, но то что он сзади сделал это вообще ппц полный... и зам он подкрашивает алюминий из баллончика тоже не пойму, дороги же солью только в России посыпают...

      about 1 year ago
    • mmaaxx30
      mmaaxx30 In reply to Малыш Фридрих

      Тоже немного непонял. Вроде все в роликах грамотно делал а тут порнуху такую сделал((. Винтовые заклёпки делать надо , а не саморезы... сваркой варить , а не жидкими гвоздями мазать. Сопли короче какието сделал, до первой кочки

      about 2 months ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Малыш Фридрих

      Дороги здесь, в Мичигане (Северная Америка), также покрыты зимой, должны быть осторожны, чтобы избежать коррозии! (Гугл переводчик)

      about 1 year ago
    • Mohammad Omar
      Mohammad Omar

      Great video just love the speed and its so easy to slow it down Oh thank you for the tip on the screws

      about 1 year ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Mohammad Omar

      Thanks! Happy to help :)

      about 1 year ago
    • Noah JD
      Noah JD

      Thanks for the video! Super helpful!

      about 2 years ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Noah JD

      Thankfully none at all! Even after nearly drowning it with water well over the hood playing on a beach alongside dunes... so it's safe to say it's better sealed than the damned airbox haha!

      about 2 years ago
    • Noah JD
      Noah JD In reply to Noah JD

      Also, I had a question, hows the water intrusion? Is there any at all? After fixing the pesky sun roof seal, the last thing I want is more water coming in lol.

      about 2 years ago
    • Nuno Ribeiro
      Nuno Ribeiro

      Why the cutting???....didn't fit without cutting??....Im going to install EZ Flares XL Universal Flexible Rubber Fender Flares (ebay)

      about 2 years ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Nuno Ribeiro

      It's a requirement, by design the flares are meant to increase the wheel arches to clear larger diameter tires as well as cover wider tires.

      about 2 years ago
    • Timothy Michael
      Timothy Michael

      Great video. You make cutting into the body seem easy!

      about 2 years ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Timothy Michael

      Oh I was plenty nervous about it! Especially that rear quarter around that door D:

      about 2 years ago
    • Dewmont Jerkins
      Dewmont Jerkins

      Really annoying video... lasted 43 seconds before I had to rescue my mind.

      about 2 years ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Dewmont Jerkins

      Cool story.

      about 2 years ago
    • Paul Hickman
      Paul Hickman

      I'm putting these on my classic but I have one gripe, the rubber seal you pull off the rear door, do you replace it ?. The reason I ask is I have this fear of water spraying in off the big fat tyres.. 😣😣😣

      about 2 years ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Paul Hickman

      I do, right around the 9:00 mark, but also the door has a secondary inner seal as well (not sure if it's there on a classic)

      about 2 years ago
    • Bree Hardison
      Bree Hardison

      I chuckled at 0.40 and stopped the video to say. I thought the prep for the tools would never end. Who knows I'm stuck at 0.40 second until this comment is done. lol I shall see. Still amused- it's a good thing

      about 2 years ago
    • Juan-Pierre Oosthuizen
      Juan-Pierre Oosthuizen

      00:50 fucking hilarious. Oh man i got a stupid sense of humor.

      about 3 years ago
    • Michael Vinci
      Michael Vinci

      just wondering boss do they have these for the Disco 1?

      about 3 years ago
    • Michael Vinci
      Michael Vinci In reply to Michael Vinci

      Cool .. thank you man and thank you for your tutorial on how to do it.

      about 3 years ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Michael Vinci

      Yep, up to 75mm wide.

      about 3 years ago
    • mitsucanter
      mitsucanter

      interesante

      about 3 years ago
    • シノン
      シノン

      Nice job, but i've got one question, why u didn't secure fresh cutted space after all with anti-corrosive paint or something ?
      Krylon would do better job after placing it on underlay like Corizon or something like it.

      about 3 years ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to シノン

      No problem at all, corrosion is certainly something to fear when slicing into the bodywork like that.

      about 3 years ago
    • シノン
      シノン In reply to シノン

      Ow okay then I missed that
      :)

      about 3 years ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to シノン

      You can see the paint I used right at the beginning. The fender cuts are into aluminum & require very minimal protection, then the rear cuts get double protection via both paint & sealant.

      about 3 years ago
    • Jake Ballard
      Jake Ballard

      I normally get irritated and leave if the presenter refuses to speak and waves things in front of the camera instead... But you actually do a good job of explaining things with pure gestures. Good work, mate.

      about 3 years ago
    • Jake Ballard
      Jake Ballard In reply to Jake Ballard

      I especially liked the bit where you "removed" the stock flare. :-)

      about 3 years ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Jake Ballard

      Thanks dude! I feel ya, there's just something odd about hearing your own voice as you edit video, so I thought I'd have a go at showing instead of saying.

      about 3 years ago
    • AllOffroad 4x4 Adventures TV
      AllOffroad 4x4 Adventures TV

      great video mate

      about 3 years ago
    • Ray Vega, Realtor. Miami, FL
      Ray Vega, Realtor. Miami, FL

      I love your video! Good job on the flares! Good looking Rover!

      about 3 years ago
    • City .Gomez
      City .Gomez

      Excellent vid!

      about 3 years ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to City .Gomez

      Thanks! Hoped it could be of use to someone, not too easy to find installs for D2's.

      about 3 years ago
    • Victor Manuel
      Victor Manuel

      thanks I've been thinking of doing this for some time didn't know how to go about cutting the rear door but looks good probably fit 33 in tires easier with a 2 in lift

      about 3 years ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to Victor Manuel

      Understandable, the door cutting part is worrying at first. And yes 33" tires would be preferable with only 2" of lift, 35" tires would require quite a lot of cutting to clear.

      about 3 years ago
    • NI Dorty Discos
      NI Dorty Discos

      how much off a lift has it got? i think thats the arches il b gettin for mine lol

      about 3 years ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to NI Dorty Discos

      I went with 35" tall by 12.5" wide from Interco, can see me putting them on some wicked beadlocks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBHCj-NUC_0

      about 3 years ago
    • NI Dorty Discos
      NI Dorty Discos In reply to NI Dorty Discos

      Stuff 'n Junk thanks. what size off tyres are u puttin on?

      about 3 years ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to NI Dorty Discos

      That is a 4" kit from lucky8, like so:

      http://www.lucky8llc.com/collections/lift-kits-2/products/terrafirma-discovery-2-4in-kit

      about 3 years ago
    • 7bayntuno
      7bayntuno

      Awsome little vid, first ever D2 arch flare instal vid I've seen, many thanks. What did you use to seal the gaps in the panels of the rear doors? It looked like you wedged something in there? Also are they the 50mm or 75mm flares? Love to see more of your truck 👍

      about 3 years ago
    • Tinker
      Tinker In reply to 7bayntuno

      Thanks! They are the 75mil wide variety. That bit I wedged in the gap is the old rubber outer seal that was attached to the removed lower door section, spot it at around 6:10

      about 3 years ago