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bush wacker and xenon fender flares

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by motofool, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. motofool

    motofool 1/2 ton status

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    How much triming can be done with the installion of either of these flares. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    i want to hide the trim job /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif with the fender flares how much do i have to play with as far as room.

    side note wheres a good palce to get these flares at? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. bablazer73

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    I don't know abot the Xenon, but the Bushwacker cut out style open the wheel opening up to 40". stock is around 35", so about 2 1/2-3" trimmed from either side.
     
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    my suggestion no flares, do a search of the site and you can find pictures of cut fenders. i have bushwackers on mine and if i had it to do over again i wouldnt put them on, they look cool yea, but break easy. i have seen a lot of cool fender cutting pictures on here just search for them and go that route, i wish i would have. chris
     
  4. motofool

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    trail durability is not really a concern on this item.

    are you guys breaking the plastic or ripping them out of the fender?

    where did you get yours and how much were they?>
     
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    BushWackers are too much money for a short lived POS thats gonna crack right away! I trimmed my fenders and use fender flares from JC Whitney.
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    I can't see spending that much money on something thats gonna break or crack to peices.
    Bill
     
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    BushWackers are too much money for a short lived POS thats gonna crack right away! I trimmed my fenders and use fender flares from JC Whitney.
    I can't see spending that much money on something thats gonna break or crack to peices.
    Bill

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    I need to come out 3-5" to get tires covered for inspection.. what do you suggest???
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    Xenons don't break. They are expensive though. Someone mentioned some for 18 wheelers work well, freightliners I think. But I couldn't find them online. "freightliner" in any conjunction with fenders or flares brings up a zillion hits on google, none of which (for the first 13 pages or so) were relevant. Thanks whoever put me through that! Give links next time. (caveat: xenons are easy to find with a search, so I will not be criticised!)
     
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    What size tire you plan on runnin? Mine are 38.5x14.50.15 TSL/Sx's.
    Bill
     
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    What size tire you plan on runnin? Mine are 38.5x14.50.15 TSL/Sx's.
    Bill

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    im running 40" hawgs on 16.5x12 rims...

    you can see it pretty good here.. they make sure your ENTIRE tire is under a fender flare... and mine stick out...
    and before someone says make one.. I thought of that but the wife wants it to look nice... /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif

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    the jc whitney fender flares are they a cerain shape or mold to any shape of your fenders?

    it looks like you have your fenders rolled and the flares installed (puttytat)

    so the xenon flares are much better then the bushwacker ones?
     
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    If this to get it through a vehichle inspection just install narrow tires for the inspection, or go to your local mack, freightliner,volvo,peterbuilt,etc,etc parts dealer and look at their fender flares.
    Bill
     
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    the jc whitney fender flares are they a cerain shape or mold to any shape of your fenders?

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    they come in 4 seperate rolls and are flexible.

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    it looks like you have your fenders rolled and the flares installed (puttytat)

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    Yes I added the lips back after I trimmed the fenders.

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    so the xenon flares are much better then the bushwacker ones?

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    Xenons at least are flexible unlike BushWacker cut outs!
    Bill
     
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    Nice work on adding the lips back. How did you do that?
     
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    I used scrap metal from an old hood cut into 1-1/2" wide strips and welded them back on. I tried to roll the lip on one fender and didn't like the results.
    Bill
     
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    Im new here but the JC Whitney universal flares come in 25ft rolls up to I think 4in wide and they offer surface or lip mount. Im going up on my rig and the prev. owner already ate my sheet metal going surface mount on my 76 Burb
     
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    anyone know how much xenons open it up to?

    what im trying to do if prevent any rubbing with my 36" tsl radials that im getting. I like the look of fender flares much better then jsut hacked wheel wells i like what tweety did but it looks to be expensive to pay a body shop to weld on material on the fenders my 110 mig wont do it thats for sure.

    i found xenons for 330$ kinda high but same price ive found teh bushwackers so far.
     

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