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fender flares

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Jay-coma, May 12, 2018.

  1. May 12, 2018 at 3:57 PM
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    Jay-coma

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    i want fender flares that are close to the stock ones..I see bushwhacker makes flares that look like the factory ones.Anything better?
     
  2. May 12, 2018 at 5:44 PM
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  3. May 12, 2018 at 8:14 PM
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    Its either oem or bush wacker, i have bushwackers and they are nice, scraped a tree one and it was all pushed in but when i backed out it just poped back into ace
     
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  4. May 13, 2018 at 5:33 PM
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    I just finished painting my oem ones. I hated them when they were just plastic but now they look pretty decent. Photos before and after.

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  5. May 13, 2018 at 9:38 PM
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    I did this aswell, but am about to just rhino line mine because the rears get paint chips on the bottom fronts of them and I've painted them a few times. They do get lots of compliments from other owners that see me at a gas station they have the same issue.
     
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  6. May 13, 2018 at 9:48 PM
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    I left th bushwackers ones plan cause i knew they would get damaged. They have held up to the elements just fine and a quick rinse has them lookin like new minus the scratches lol
     
  7. Jun 22, 2018 at 12:59 PM
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    Hey @Sperrunner I know this is an older thread, but how much more clearance does the bushwhackers give you compared to factory? I cut about 1.5 " out of my factory ones on the cab side for clearance for my 33's.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:40 PM
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    The stick out i think the same as oem ones, i dont have fronts but the rears mount flush to the wheel well so they dont take any clearance away
     
  9. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:41 PM
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    Hmm you only have flares on the rear? How does that look do you got a pic?
     
  10. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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    I have my s runner flares up front which arnt as wide. Im to cheap to buy bush wackers for the front rn lol

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  11. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:45 PM
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    Newbie here, but what is special about an s-runner? Your rims are sweet BTW
     
  12. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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    Thanks and its the factory preformace package on the 5lug tacomas, there is a few things different on it vs a normal 5lug.
     
  13. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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    @Sperrunner Do you know of any aftermarket fenders for the 1st gen's ? Something that is pre-made to clear bigger tire's?
     
  14. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:52 PM
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    How big are you talking?
     
  15. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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    33's. I want something that will just bolt on. I already cut my MFR fender and flare, It don't look terrible, but want to change it eventually.
     
  16. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    Pretty sure most guys here can clear 33” on a 2.5” lift with trimming of the pinch weld wheels with like 3.5” bs and a good alignment
     
  17. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:59 PM
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    yeah I'm dumb and got bad wheels just cause they look good American Racing 17x9 4.5bs -12offset (They dont clear my caliper so have to run a wheel spacers also.) So I have to take additional steps. I also can't get a good alignment because of stock UCA's.
     
  18. Jun 22, 2018 at 2:09 PM
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    How bad doe sit hit yout caliper? There are other guys on here with 4.5bs and it works fine
     
  19. Jun 22, 2018 at 2:12 PM
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  20. Jun 22, 2018 at 2:22 PM
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    17's don't clear your caliper?! wtf? Most 16's will clear Tundra brakes, 17's are pretty much guaranteed to clear. What calipers do you have?
     

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