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Fender Flares

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by tacomagirl_09, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Aug 25, 2008 at 11:04 PM
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    tacomagirl_09

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    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?
     
  2. Aug 25, 2008 at 11:07 PM
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    Swwacoma

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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.
     
  3. Aug 25, 2008 at 11:10 PM
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    tacomaman06

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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!!
     
  4. Aug 25, 2008 at 11:10 PM
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    tacomagirl_09

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    and where might i get cheap ones?
     
  5. Aug 25, 2008 at 11:11 PM
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    neontrail

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    welcome to the forum!

    Try here

    Bushwacker Fender Flares - Cut-Out


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  6. Aug 25, 2008 at 11:11 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    for cheap....try ebay.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2008 at 11:12 PM
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    tacomagirl_09

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    do they make them 7" wide? thats a lot of tire to cover
     
  8. Aug 25, 2008 at 11:14 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    it would be close enough for the leo not to notice it or pay any attention to it.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2008 at 11:16 PM
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    tacomagirl_09

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    i wont have to drill into the side of my taco will i? how exactly do they put them on?
     
  10. Aug 25, 2008 at 11:18 PM
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    Cut-Out Fender Flares install using set-screws or factory bolt locations -some drilling or cutting may be necessary depending on your specific vehicle
     
  11. Aug 25, 2008 at 11:21 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    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
     
  12. Aug 26, 2008 at 12:02 AM
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    genxer36

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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.
     
  13. Aug 26, 2008 at 12:04 AM
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    I can't believe they are nit picking you on tire size.
     
  14. Aug 26, 2008 at 12:05 AM
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    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.

    Welcome to the board, btw.
     
  15. Sep 1, 2008 at 5:17 PM
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    what do u have to pass an inspection for?
     
  16. Sep 1, 2008 at 5:24 PM
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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.
     
  17. Sep 1, 2008 at 5:24 PM
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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. :D
     
  18. Sep 1, 2008 at 5:28 PM
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  19. Sep 1, 2008 at 5:32 PM
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    +++My thoughts exactly!
     
  20. Sep 2, 2008 at 3:31 PM
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