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Changed my opinion of fender flares

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SkyMan

When they started putting those bolt on plastic fender flares on trucks in the US I thought they were ugly.  Sure, bolt a bunch of plastic carp on my vehicle, nice.  But here I'm thinking they might be a good idea.  First, They ward off other vehicles a little.  The vehicle looks a little wider partly because it is and partly I think psychologically like the hair standing up on a dog.  Either way, vehicles stay a little farther from the expensive metal parts.  Secondly it's a lot cheaper to replace a plastic flare than repair/paint a metal fender.  So, I'm thinking to get a set but I think they'look stupid without wider wheels/tires so I'll have to save up for that too. 

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easy44

Those are pretty flimsy excuses to allow you to put new wheels and fat tires on your truck.

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SkyMan

Actually, I don't want the big off road (loud) tires.  But I'll be looking at bigger street tires.

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lamoe

I had to add them

Original tires were rather narrow - replaced with wider ones but they stuck outside of body  and threw mud all over the place.

Had some made and installed  - rears are 1 piece but fronts are cut to accommodate doors.

Sanded / painted them, still threw some mud on body so made mudflaps (used metallic red interior floor maps) - had to fill gaps between body and fenders

 

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