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Old 05-16-2012, 12:18 PM
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Default Fender flares, what a nightmare to install!

Out of everything I have done to my truck thus far installing the fender flares was by far and away the most difficult tedious time consuming modification. I have been working on it since 2am and I have only got the right side complete. Maybe I am just having a bad day and also the fact that I am using flares and the front bumper from my other wrecked ranger so nothing is lining up properly.

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Old 05-16-2012, 01:33 PM
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Default Re: Fender flares, what a nightmare to install!

I let a local shop install mine, since I was in no physical shape
to be pulling tires off for drilling etc...But, it took me maybe 15
minutes to remove them recently. Without having to remove tires!
Now, I like looks of my truck without flares.
Yours doesn't look bad. Looks pretty good!
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:32 PM
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I let a local shop install mine, since I was in no physical shape
to be pulling tires off for drilling etc...But, it took me maybe 15
minutes to remove them recently. Without having to remove tires!
Now, I like looks of my truck without flares.
Yours doesn't look bad. Looks pretty good!
Yeah I am not stressing too bad on the fact that everything is not lining up only because when I send it to get painted they will do all the aligning and straightening of the flares and front end.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:38 PM
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Default Re: Fender flares, what a nightmare to install!

Yeah mine were a pain too. Getting the holes drilled in the exact spots was tough. And i had to use a combination of those stock clips and bonding tape. I got 3 of them installed damn near perfect but one of the front ones i kinda fucked up on and it doesnt sit flush against the body...theres a small gap. And theres literally nothing i can do now to fix it. And it took me from like 5pm to 1am to get mine installed.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:26 AM
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Looking at your photo your bumper is out of alignment not the flair.the bumper is leaning forward.
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Looking at your photo your bumper is out of alignment not the flair.the bumper is leaning forward.
I know. The truck was hit in the front and the inner structure is all out of whack. I have to disassemble the entire front end and just pound it out and line everything up properly. Not to mention the truck that the bumper, hood and the flares came off of was hit on the driver side.
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