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Bushwacker Flares and OEM Mud Flaps

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Rustyrooster, May 1, 2009.

  1. Rustyrooster

    Rustyrooster [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if you can use your OEM Flaps with BushWacker Flares ?
     
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    I don't think so. My bro's 08 tundra, 4wheelparts had to take off the mudflaps to fit the fender flares
     
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    I don't really care honestly!! I just want them to hurry up and come out with the double cab, short bed ones!!!:eek:
     
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    If you are going with Bushwackers...Why keep the stock mud flaps. They aren't really all that great. Get some generic soft rubber ones that you can clip and install wherever.
    Just mho...
     
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    bushwacker flares for our trucks are garbage
     
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    You mean like quality wise they suck?
     
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    yeah. they have bolt heads glued on the outside to give the bolt on appearance, but still mount just like stock on the clips
     
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    Oh yeah, I knew that part but do you know how the quality is on the bushwackers? I don't know anyone that has them on a Tacoma where I live.:eek:
     
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    never seen them, cancelled my order when i found out they were not bolt on. I think they stick out a little more, but from my research they are no better than the stocks and not worth the money.
     
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    i googled them and was not impressed whatsoever. Looks like they were like "o shit, 2nd gen taco's want some, get something out quick!"
     
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    i would like some fender flares, i dont like the glass options we have, something sturdy and bolt-on that sticks out a bit more would be ideal.

    look what they did for old tacos:
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    Oh okay got yah. Now from the looks of that picture, they stick out more and even extend down more. Now I am assuming if that is the case, your truck will look lower then when it was with the stock fenders.
     
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    look lower and possibly shred them off if you catch them with the tire when its stuffed.
     
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    if they were $20 i'd say go for it.. but for $400+- you could do a lot to improve the performance and/or appearance

    I dont think they extend down (it looks like it in the pic) but they extend out
     
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    You sure about that?:confused:
     
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    what if its just for looks? i gotta prerunner so i just want somethin for looks n i dont off road as long as u dont count dirt roads!!! haha
     
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    I think they look nice on the tacoma when its just for looks but $400 is a little ridiculous not to mention you still have to get them color matched.
     
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    Yeah I agree, and they arent very small pieces that you have to get painted too!!
     
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    The factory flares extend down too. Id like some flares that look stock (no bolts) extend almost not at all (vs the .5" or so drop of the factory flares) and are about 1" wider.
     
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