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Old 03-23-2011, 10:21 AM
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Default Fender flares ripping off.

Does anybody else have a problem with their rear fender flares ripping off? I am unsure what is causing it because it starts at the front corner of the wheel opening and the lip on the edge of the wheel opening gets bent out. I only have 265/75/16 on a 2005 FX4 with about 2" lift shackles. It has happened to both sides and i actually bolted one back on and it has already ripped a couple of the washers through. Even in the pic below, there was no connection with the tire nad the bed so I don't know what is causing it.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:04 PM
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Default Re: Fender flares ripping off.

what kinda tires are those? i have no idea what it could be.....tire rub at full flex?
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:58 PM
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what kinda tires are those? i have no idea what it could be.....tire rub at full flex?
The tires are a discontinued tire made by Kelly. They are Fierce Attitude M/T.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:03 PM
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Default Re: Fender flares ripping off.

After I did the front end conversion on my 97, I had a similar problem. I used an air riviter and put big ass rivits to hold them on. It looked good and worked good!
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:06 PM
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Default Re: Fender flares ripping off.

Yeah, I am considering removing them altogether. I bolted one back on when it came off completely and the other one is hanging loose at the front and it's just a matter of time before it breaks too.

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It's weird because I have accidentally got my truck off the ground and when it landed, there was not the hideous sound it makes when something is ripping them off. I guess it just has to be flexed just right.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:20 PM
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if you take them off, send them to me
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:22 PM
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if you take them off, send them to me
I'm thinking about taking them off. If I did that though, I would have to trim the wheel openings to get rid of those holes.
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