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Anyone running Bushwacker fender flares

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by txbartman, Sep 5, 2001.

  1. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone runnign the bushwhacker fender flares with 35" tires? I am considering this and want to see what it would look like before I dump the money.

    Brian
     
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    I just got some Bushwacker cutouts. I need to get them installed tho. I'm running 35s on a 4" lift. I hope to get to work on them this weekend.

    1984 K-5
    4" lift
    35x12.5 MTs
    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     
  3. txbartman

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    Where did you get them and how much? Have you done any fender trimming and/or do you plan to? Definitely let me know how easy the install is. I would love before, during, and after pics if you can get them. I also have a 4" lift with 35s.

    Brian
     
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    I got em off Ebay. I will have to do some trimming to get them to fit. You can go to Bushwacker.com and see the installation instructions there. Looks fairly straight forward. I will document as I go along!

    1984 K-5
    4" lift
    35x12.5 MTs
    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     
  5. Gold Rush

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    I used to run a set of Bushwacker cutout fender flares with my 36" Swampers. Yes you have to trim your fenders and take out the sidemarker lights on the front fenders. Unfortunately if you wheel where there are any trees and the trails get tight you will break the flares. Again tight trails where rocks get close to the body and hit them they'll break. I've taken them off because all 4 are broken. The only thing good these things are good for is if you are a pavement pounder or run in the mud. My tires also rubbed with a 4" lift.


    David
     
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    I'm going to install a 1-2" body lift also. I'll try and stay away from the tight situations.

    1984 K-5
    4" lift
    35x12.5 MTs
    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     
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    I run bushwacker cutouts, 4" lift and 33's. I have looked into it and plan to go with 35's next, don't plan to add any lift.
    Picture at
     
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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    The only thing good these things are good for is if you are a pavement pounder or run in the mud.

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    Really?........
     
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    i have bushwackers w/ aobut 5" lift and 35's, pics at my site below.
     
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    Excellent examples!!

    1984 K-5
    4" lift
    35x12.5 MTs
    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     
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    Boy, those look pretty sharp. If I can paint mine, I might consider a set of those. That's an easy way to trim fenders and never see. How much do you trim?

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    If your concerned about breaking your fender flares maybe you should unbolt them before you wheel? I've not seen how they attach but I imagine with some inginuity they could be quickly detached and reattached. This would prevent the breakage that is possible that you point out while keeping the rig street legal (If your state requires the the body be the widest part of the rig, if thats not true then you may not need them.)

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    Here is a picture of mine.

    So far I haven't taken them out but ??????

    [​IMG]<font color=red>[/b]"Rid'in HigH in my K5"[​IMG]
    ....[​IMG]<font color=blue>[/b]"8" Lift -<font color=purple>38.5's"[​IMG]....
     
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    Did you paint yours? Or do they come from the factory that good? I am guessing they come with a matte finish, not a high gloss.

    Brian
     
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    How do you keep the light bar on? I took mine totaly off the first time it got ripped off from low hanging trees.


    David
     
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    if anyone is lookin for a set i have some on Ebay..i dont know the # to them but just do a search under bushwacker

    [​IMG]<font color=blue>Donations accepted for the "Build Chaz's 1972 K5 fund"!!!</font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
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    I only found one under 'bushwacker flares'. They were for an 88-98 Chevy p/u. Can you get me more info on yours?

    Brian
     
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    OK the auction #'s are 595101755 and 595100921
    on set is for a 73-91 rear and the other is a 73-80 front

    [​IMG]<font color=blue>Donations accepted for the "Build Chaz's 1972 K5 fund"!!!</font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
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    They come with a flat black finish. I'm going to work on mine, hopefully, this weekend. I'll document it and pass it on.

    1984 K-5
    4" lift
    35x12.5 MTs
    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     
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    If you are worried about breaking them they come with lifetime free replacement from bushwacker. Call them and have them send you new ones.
     

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