Difference in front P-type flares between 82, 83 and 84 up?
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    Difference in front P-type flares between 82, 83 and 84 up?

    Are the older p-type front fender flares different than the newer p-type front fender flares? I know that the older cars without the wrap-around front turn signal have a reflector on the trim right in front of the flare but I am curious about the flares themselves. They appear to be the same to me but I haven't calibrated my eyeball lately.
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    Yes they are different to match the bumper

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    One of the years don't have mud flaps also.

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    82/83 Ptypes differ. The 84/85 air dam is a bit larger and deeper, so the flares changed to match that.
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    So I grabbed a couple of older style fenders and an 85 fender out of the stack. I can't see the difference. Point it out to me where these '83 fender flares differ from the '85. Pardon the sawdust and busted drywall - doing some remodeling. That lone unattached flare looks the same as the rest, too.


    Here's an '84 fender, too. It seems that mudflaps bolt over any and all these flares. Pardon the mess - I'm running out of room for all those hoods and hatches stacked in the back there.

    Is it possible that the flares for the '82 are unique and that the '83 is like the '84 up?
    Dave Harrison

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    '85 white Mark2 7mgte 5sp 1990
    '85 white Mark2 7mgte Auto 2009
    '84 maroon Mark2 6mge 5sp 2013
    '86 red Mark2 7mgte 5sp 2016
    '85 black Mark2 6m Frankenmotor 5sp 2017

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    difference is directly below the 82/83 side marker light - on the bottom of the "L" shape - 82/83 is "flatter" -- the '84 is curved
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    CelicaSupra.com Member supkar's Avatar
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    Correct. It's where the flare meets the bumper air dam. Pardon m language, ha, ha. The 84/85 is slightly lower in this area, if I recall.
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    difference is directly below the 82/83 side marker light - on the bottom of the "L" shape - 82/83 is "flatter" -- the '84 is curved
    83-Red P-type , 6M,. LJM strut-bar, RC intake,Thorley header,Tenzo 17" wheels, cross-drilled rotors, Eibach springs, KYB shocks, 85 hatch and int., 82 header panel=Frankenkar

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    I think I understand now. I've been looking at the leading edge where it meets the bumper and thinking that they all seem straight up and down. But I guess I should be looking instead that it flares out away from the side of the car towards the bottom edge of the 84/85?
    Dave Harrison

    current lineup and year acquired:

    '85 white Mark2 7mgte 5sp 1990
    '85 white Mark2 7mgte Auto 2009
    '84 maroon Mark2 6mge 5sp 2013
    '86 red Mark2 7mgte 5sp 2016
    '85 black Mark2 6m Frankenmotor 5sp 2017

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    Not sure what you just said but the difference is where the flare meets the bumper, simple as that. The later years had a deeper curve in the air dam part of the bumper, so the flare is more curved in that area. You have both kinds in the pic, just compare the two if you still actually have them in your possession
    83-Red P-type , 6M,. LJM strut-bar, RC intake,Thorley header,Tenzo 17" wheels, cross-drilled rotors, Eibach springs, KYB shocks, 85 hatch and int., 82 header panel=Frankenkar

    87 4 Runner, White, 22RE, 302K on original motor, still strong

    "This car is so loud , I heard you before I saw you!" said the nice policeman. Hidden Content

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