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Bushwacker flares?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    If I cut trimmed the fenders to stuff some tires under them, could I buy something like the bushwackers to cover up the cuts? Do you think they would look better with or without, if you have them could you post pics? Thanks guys! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    firend has em' on his heep XJ i think they look Bada$$ but he doesn't like them says they are a pain and can't keep the bolts in to hold them on but in my opinion they'd look sweet on a K5 but they're expensive, but if you got the dough go for it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. stallion85

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    Ok I just found them on the net, I know now you can use them for fender trim jobs, could someone post pic's if you have done this?
     
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    Expensive....yes they are, about $350 for front and rear!!! I sure would like to see what they looked like on a K5 before I dropped that kind of dough on some plastic bolt-ons!! /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Bad bo ti has a pic of them in his webshots HERE
     
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    Wrong body style but pics anyway...

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    Only reason I run them is to keep the truck semi-legal for the street. If I didn't need too, I wouldn't. They don't hold up to any kind of impact and crack and rip apart. My fronts are almost completely cracked through in numerous places and only have about 5 screws on each side left. The rears are new since I ripped the old ones off at Hollister.
     
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    Thanx man, I think I like em /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  8. stallion85

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    Also, are they limited to the amount of cutting before they will not fit any more? I am putting 35's under a 2.5" lift and am /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif to fit /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    My old jimmy had them when i bought it and at first i liked them, but after seeing them everyday i started to hate em. They cracked apart and personally i think they were ugly on my truck, they hung over the tires (38 15.50 tsl radials) I like a little of my tire to be outside the fender. Glad i dont have them on my blazer now. It looks better with just plain ole trimmed fenders rather then a huge hunk of plastic. Personal opinion.
     
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    Yea, I agree they could become annoying and hideous to the eye, How bad do fenders look after taking the /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif to them?
     
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    not bad... just take a file or a grinder and smooth out the edges, i think a Nicely trimmed fender looks better then a non trimmed fender....
     
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    Word /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif I am glad to hear that /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Lebra makes a rubber universal type flare that comes in 2.5", 3' AND 3.5" wide for about $50 for the set at Truck Add ons
    I've yet to find a good pic of them
     
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    Here is a picture of mine with the Bushwacker cutout flares. You might have a problem putting them on if the fenders are already cut.
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    I got mine from EBAY 200 for the set of 4, 60.00 to ship. They were used, But in new condition.
     
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    Can't belive I haven't ripped them off on the rock yet. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifI like the looks of them.Not to hijack a thread but will they fit with out cuting the fender.Call me weak but i just put new fenders on and can't bring my self to cut unrusted metal in mn. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    But dont you have to drill holes in the fenders to mount them anyway?
     
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    Yeah, you do have to cut the fenders to put them on. And also drill holes to attach them. Thats why I used the least rusty fenders in my pile to use!!
     

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