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Fender Flares

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by pomai, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. pomai

    pomai 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I need fender flares to pass a safty check. could you guys give me some advise or experiences with them. which are good or bad and why.
    Thanks very much in advance.
    Ed
     
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    I just used some belting off a conveyer ,got it free and pop-riveted it to the inside of the fenders...It's flexable and cheep....If thats not what you need check out Bushwacker,they make a tough fender flare...:D
     
  3. TravisO

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    I'd go with a cheap home made rubber flare for tire coverage because the expensive Bushwackers are gonna get broke out on the trail. Go down to Home Depot and get some lawn edging stuff like this. It's UV resistant. Get the Professional grade stuff as Home Depots website says it is "20 year guaranteed against cracking, fading or decomposing." ;)
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    Travis
     
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    The cut out flares do cover the tires but if you wheel with them they are plastic pos. I have replaced them once already. The last time I wheeled the burb they have split again I just took them off. We don't have laws in Alabama concerning fender flares :D Now I can cut the fenders even more because 16" of lift does not clear 44" boggers when wheeled :grin:
     
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    Yeah, I heard you need at lest two feet of lift to clear 44" boggers.
    Travis
     
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    BWWWWAAAHAHAHAH

    my other truck will fit 46's with a springover and no other lift. WOOOO HA!
     
  7. TravisO

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    Really? My Blazer has a custom 17.5" lift and I rub with my 37" Boggers. Your's must be a factory 'High Boy.' I heard they can clear big tires pretty easy.


    Does anybody else get the sarcastic tone here. Jeez. 37's with 3.25" lift (stupid saggy 4" springs).
    Travis
     
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    alright, I am only half kidding. My other truck is an M715. And there is some trimming that needs to be done in front. Check out my pal Tom's truck in the TTC, that's what it looks like.

    I grew up in upstate NY, I like sarcasm LOL

    all kidding aside it's interesting to see what clears and how. I am a big fan of the sawzall and cutoff wheel. Things seem to fit a little better that way but it's ugly LOL
     
  9. jekbrown

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    put the landscaping edging on for the inspection, when you get home, remove it. stupid laws anyway.

    j
     
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    I second that idea ;)

    I heard that WA use to be %80 of your tread was to be deflected, but I heard now its %100.... screw that
     
  11. TravisO

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    Oregon law says that the full width of the tire must be covered to the rear on all 4 tires using mud guards/fender flares to within 20" of the ground.

    No forward facing lights higher than 54".

    Tires and wheels must be DOT approved.

    This is all from a sticky in the Pacific Forum here.

    If anyone has updated info AND DOCUMENTED PROOF such as in the linked post then please post it.
    Travis
     
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    I have a set of NEW bushwackers that I decided not to use (was going to use due to large amounts of rust on 89 burb). Now I will be switching to a 91 rust free body with barn doors so the bushwackers can go...
     

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