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Bushwacker cut-out installation

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

  1. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    Alright, here's my deal. This weekend I chewed my fenders some. That made me decide to trim the fenders. I want a nice finished look and to protect the vehicle, so I also plan to install Bushwacker cut-out flares.

    Here's my question... The diagrams on Bushwacker's website says I would only trim about an inch or so. That won't be enough for me. One guy told me that I could trim further back than that and "flex" the flares to fit the opening. I haven't worked with the flares and haven't received them yet, so I don't now how stiff they are.

    Has anyone else done this? How flexible are these during installation? Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

    Brian
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  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I'd suggest just trimming the fenders like Steve has done to the UAV and skip the Bushwhackers. Those stick out pretty wide and I've seen a lot of them busted from unfriendly meetings with trees, rocks, etc. [​IMG] K5's are plenty wide enough without adding another 3 inches to each side! [​IMG]

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  3. laketex

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    i think it's goldrush that has bushwackers on his truck. He has made several unfavorable comments about them in the past. Yeah, trim like steve and tons of others have done. The UAV looks clean, unlike mine! Plus if you install the bushwackers and then dont like them, try taking them off and see how that looks. YUCKK

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  4. fr8train

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    Ask Wes(K30Guy) about his fondnessof Bushwacker flares. I would just the one that JCWitney advertizes...they are rubber and sick out about 1.5". Its kinda like a roll of flat rubber trim...it will bend when crushed between a tree not break into pieces.

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    oooppps WES=thatK30guy=WES

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  6. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    I got a set up for up front for half off... I have yet to put them in. They are really light weight and frankly I didn't realize that they were were cheap!! However they solve the problem with the tires sticking out and cover them so the popo will leave me alone. They will break first time you tap anything... but they come with a warrenty... so if you break em they replace em... I'm skipping getting them for the rear. Not worth the cash!

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  7. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I'm getting them. I like the look, I hate the look of chopped sheetmeatal, and I look at it as a way to chop sheetmetal andmake it invisible. No hurry to spend the $200+ though.

    Tim
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