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Any one know of an AFFORDABLE fender flare?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by milspecjimmy, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. milspecjimmy

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    i want something that will cover the tires i want to run, but i am not going to spend 400 bucks on fender flares. any suggestions ?
     
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    Check out JCWhitney. They sell a few different styles that are just cut to fit (ie not made for any specific application just a roll of flare).
     
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    fenders are highly overrated.
     
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    i fabricarte everything for my trucks (side effect of having no money). Flares shouldnt be that hard, and if you could make em i bet they would cost less that $10. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    JCWhitney has some cools ones for good prices. I'm going to order some from them myself... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    i just priced out some 3 inch flares from a local offroad shop he said 70 out the door.
     
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    Home Depot has it in bulk /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    They call it rubber base molding /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    ok ill spend 70 and you can get the ghetto cove base trim, well see what is more pleaseing to the eye! /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    just bolt on some mud flaps if flying debris is a problem, fender flares are just things begging to be torn off by rocks.

    j
     
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    Flares suck, but if "Johnny Law" said that I had to put some on then I would use plastic lawn edging. Costs about 5 bucks, has a rounded edge, and I wouldn't be pissed when I tore them off on trees or rocks.
     
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    ok ill spend 70 and you can get the ghetto cove base trim, well see what is more pleaseing to the eye!

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    the base trim.... ya can get it in colors, not just a standard black....
    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifGant
     
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    thats right up there with using duct tape and foam in a can to fix rust holes /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif, or stacked hockey pucks for a body lift /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif.
     
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    yeah, you are kinda right... but more wrong... see this method is safe and legal...
    but i do agree. it is a shortcut. but the stuff ya get from JC whitney, aint much different.
    only diff is ya get a few mounting styles instead of havn ta rivet or screw it to the fender through the moulding. you get a little tab to use.
    Grant
     
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    i AGREE with 74 blazer! Answers on here don't always have to be shops or aftermarket! I build a lot of what I do, sometimes it's cheaper to get something aftermarket, but to me, a cheap fix like molding for something that will rip off on the trees, Is a damn good idea! Most of us buy it black and that's the color of the stuff JCwhitney sells! I like the fact that we have people around here that give good ideas, rather than always sending people to 4wheelparts all the time! That is what this site is based on! So /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif to 74 Blazer! /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    didnt mean to put down your idea too much, just try and use the right part for the job, and hate it when i used to have to explain to some one when they ask why i am using stuff like that. cause i have before /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    no no man, i agree. to some people looks are the thing.
    im not worried about looks. if ya dont like the way it looks dont look at it...
    BUT, i do have to say this, there is a time for the right thing and a time for the other thing that works.

    oh and also, since you are the second guy saying it is my idea... it wasnt, but have seen it done. someone else posted it befoee me..
    anyway...
    Grant
     

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