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Fiberglass Fenders

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thereverend, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. Nov 8, 2014 at 6:56 PM
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    thereverend

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    Just got a set of 'glass fenders for my '14 DC SB 4.0 SC 6SPD soon (this week) to have OME885, 5100s, All-Pro UCAs, Deaver progressive AAL.

    Anyway, any tips or tricks on the installation? Really, tips on both OEM removal (like any hidden bolts) and installation (sanding, filing, etc).

    Please help this newb because I think I'm doing OK so far.
    Thanks guys ya'll been a wealth of info.
    -Adam
     
  2. Nov 8, 2014 at 7:03 PM
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    Pick up a set of wheel spacers or the fiberglass fenders are going to look goofy at stock track width.

    Removing the FM antenna can be a bitch. I ended up cutting mine out and now run a splitter that makes the CB antenna do double work as the FM antenna.

    Sand a little, check fitment, sand a little... don't get impatient and take the grinder to them to speed things up. You'll regret it later.

    Have a plan for your intake. Removing the stock fender liner is going to expose the intake tube to the open fender. Intake no likey the dirt, mud, sand, snow, etc. I ended up just cutting the tube and patching the hole in the inner fender's sheet metal. Sucks air from the engine bay.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2014 at 7:08 PM
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    Yeah deffently want to see some pics of glass with 5100s
     
  4. Nov 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM
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    DEFINITELY need/want some pics of a 2014ish with 'glass and no long travel susp.I see your point sbout the spacers but that may just look like a band-aid. As far as the antenna issue I ordered one of 40" soft wire marine antennas http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O8SQNG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (hell, it was just $6). Think that may work? I also ordered ($6) one of those antennas that's flexible and goes on the windshield. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JKE8AOU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  5. Nov 15, 2014 at 1:17 AM
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    Yup!!

    As for hidden bolts, there are two in the door jam for the fenders. The rest is the bottom of the headlights.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2014 at 9:28 PM
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    I've got the volamnt CAI w/dry filter that has the hoser that goes to a "ram air scoop"(if you want to call it that so I hop-e that ,ight cure that issue of where it pulls air from - i.e from the top of the core support instead of the inner fender, maybe. And I guess I hadn't thought of the long ravel issue vs oEM tucked in look. You think 2 inch spacers will,be sufficient?
     
  7. Sep 27, 2015 at 3:59 PM
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    I know this was nearly a year ago but I am wanting to do a similar thing and have the lift but am still up in the air about spacer, what glass and what intake?? Any updates.
     
  8. Sep 27, 2015 at 10:45 PM
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    I see the op is from Birmingham Ala and I'm not far from there so if I could check em out sometime let me know.
     
  9. Sep 29, 2015 at 9:37 PM
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    Also am thinking 285/75 17s unlike the common 285/70 17s
     

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