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I'm looking to buy a pair of replacement fender liners, and noticing a lot of what's available does not show the 3"-ish diameter hole for the brake cooling air pipe. Can anyone suggest a verified aftermarket source that has the proper hole, or is it typical with the aftermarket parts to cut the hole yourself?
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You might want to do some searches here and on the Solstice forum. Most of the reviews I have seen for the available aftermarket fender liners have indicated flimsy construction and poor surface finish.
 

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I did do some searching, and it seemed like a lot of folks were saying OEM looked better, but is prone to cracking. The OEM prices that I've seen are in the $300+ range, so if a decent after market pair could be located for less, I am certainly open to it.
 

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Yes the aftermarket ones are shiny and look chintzy'er, BUT they do seem to be made from a more flexible plastic.

In response to your original question, there are definitely 'correct' (specific) aftermarket ones for the Solstice GXP with the cooling pipe holes pre-molded. Not sure about the Sky, or if the Sky and Sol ones are interchangable - though I highly doubt they are.
 

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I don't think they inter change. OEM one's were available as little as 6 months ago. The problem with them, is they normally arrive all scratched up. The cheap aftermarket ones seem to fair better in transport.

Cutting the hole is quite simple if you have the original or that part of it. I need to start looking for some replacements too. Just realized I have a huge double crack. Fender is destroyed. Had never notice before, so don't know when it happened.
 

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Yes, I haven’t found any non OEM options yet with the hole, so probably have some hole cutting ahead in my future. Would love to hear from someone that’s dealt with it before. I would think finding the exact spot to cut may be difficult.
 

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If u do not race your car a hole would not be necessary....it is the extra heat generated from extreme braking that u would need a hole.
 

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Yes, I haven’t found any non OEM options yet with the hole, so probably have some hole cutting ahead in my future. Would love to hear from someone that’s dealt with it before. I would think finding the exact spot to cut may be difficult.
Wouldn't you just lay your original fender liner on top of the new and mark the hole placement?
 

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I suppose it could be that easy, assuming the aftermarket piece nested right into the OEM.....we'll see soon enough.

I do not plan to race it, but at the same time I want to keep all the features that make it a Redline.
 

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copy pattern from OEM:
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use two holes to locate pattern on aftermarket:
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mark with sharpie; use hole saw, then open with jigsaw:
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then fitcheck:
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Ebay (carpartswholsale).
A year ago. I dunno what’s available now.
The finish—as you can tell from the photos—is a little rough compared to OEM.
I like them fine—but i am not that particular about the appearance of my engine bay.
 

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@Flashy - Thanks for the reply.
Anyone else purchase aftermarket fender liners recently? If so, where did you get, and how do they look?
 

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Can't believe I'm in this place, maybe bored from having to stay at home....
Anyway, if anyone remembers where I use to live (Palm Coast), you can ask the new owners if they can let you go up into their attic. Way back inside, You'll fine around 4 sets of original front L&R wheel well liners, 5 sets of aftermarket wheel well liners and 2 set L&R rear wheel well liners... Happy Hunting!
Do NOT ask me for the address, I am old and can't remember... Wink!
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BTW, hate this new forum format........
 

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Believe it or not if you have your bumper off, there is only one place you can put that hole and have it clear all the framework up front.

When I made the front vents on my 2.4 functional...and I use the term loosely...I didn't have fender liners with the holes in them but once I looked with the bumper off...it was very clear on where they had to go.

Now considering you probably wont take the bumper off to replace one, using the original as a template works. I believe it is a 3" hole saw I used and it was the exact right size. I'd verify with your old liner.
 

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Marvic, I can’t believe you left all that stuff behind!
Yes I did WIll, I also left in the trash the day I left - Black Door Panels, Black and Gray Seat covers, 2 spoilers, about 3 sets of rugs, Monsoon rear speaker just to name a few things.,
I kept at my brothers the L&R side windows and a front Opel windshield someone here wanted but he BS me and never came to pick it up, he still has them....
Still have the L&R A pillars that hold 2 meters each, looking to sell them with 4 Aerospace gauges and wiring harness, if anyone is interested just drop me a line here....
BTW, I notice the guys are bitching about the format of this website, if you look back on this tread I mention that then, you guys are way behind,.... :)
 

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My gawd the dinosaurs are coming back!!!! Great to see you back sir. You have been missed
Thank you Bob, been keeping low because of the situation that that we are in right now..
Been racing Golf Carts around the Villages Florida, got it going at 37 MPH.... lol
Hope all is well..........
 
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