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Old 08-25-2008, 11:04 PM   #1
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Angry Fender Flares

Today my tacoma didnt pass safety inspection because my tires are too wide.. They told me to go get fender flares. I measured from the wheel well to the edge of my tire and that is 7" inches! Those are going to be some long fender flares and it's going to look gay!! What should I do? i love my rims and my bf goodrich mud terrain tires! Should i get the stupid fender flares so i dont get pulled over and fined or is there any other alternatives?
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Get some cheap flares just so you can pass inspection and then take them off. Closet them until your next inspection.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:10 PM   #3
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check out some bushwacker fender flares.......they look really good. or.......do what swwacoma said and get a cheap set just for inspections. by the way....welcome to tw!!
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and where might i get cheap ones?
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welcome to the forum!

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Old 08-25-2008, 11:11 PM   #6
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and where might i get cheap ones?
for cheap....try ebay.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:12 PM   #7
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do they make them 7" wide? thats a lot of tire to cover
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:14 PM   #8
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do they make them 7" wide? thats a lot of tire to cover
it would be close enough for the leo not to notice it or pay any attention to it.
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i wont have to drill into the side of my taco will i? how exactly do they put them on?
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i wont have to drill into the side of my taco will i? how exactly do they put them on?
Cut-Out Fender Flares install using set-screws or factory bolt locations -some drilling or cutting may be necessary depending on your specific vehicle
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:21 PM   #11
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i wont have to drill into the side of my taco will i? how exactly do they put them on?
thats gonna be the drawback.....drilling is required. here is the instruction sheet for the bushwacker cut out style flare.

http://www.bushwacker.com/Instructions/31919a.pdf
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:02 AM   #12
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Welcome to TW!

Couldn't she use double sided tape. Or glue magnets on the fender flares. Pull up near the station, put them on. After passing inspection, get out of their line of site & remove them.
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Nice truck!

I can't believe they are nit picking you on tire size.
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Couldn't she use double sided tape. Or glue magnets on the fender flares. Pull up near the station, put them on. After passing inspection, get out of their line of site & remove them.
Exactly what I was thinking. Double sided tape can work wonders.

I don't, however, know much about fender flares and what would be considered cheap. Go to Walmart and make your own, lol. Creativity at its best.

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Today my tacoma didnt pass safety inspection because my tires are too wide.
what do u have to pass an inspection for?
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:24 PM   #16
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Certain states require inspections every x amount of years to make sure your car falls with in certain predetermined criteria. Guess its meant to keep the roads safe and such.
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If you are happy with the way your truck looks, screw the flares. Borrow a set of stock wheels and tires from a nearby member, go get inspected, pass, put the larger ones back on.
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If you are happy with the way your truck looks, screw the flares. Borrow a set of stock wheels and tires from a nearby member, go get inspected, pass, put the larger ones back on.
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If you are happy with the way your truck looks, screw the flares. Borrow a set of stock wheels and tires from a nearby member, go get inspected, pass, put the larger ones back on.
+++My thoughts exactly!
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If you are happy with the way your truck looks, screw the flares. Borrow a set of stock wheels and tires from a nearby member, go get inspected, pass, put the larger ones back on.
Yeah, F the man
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