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Pissed off at bushwacker !!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 04prerunner, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Jul 25, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    04prerunner

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    So I ordered my Bushwacker fenders about 5 days ago. I ordered them from 4wheelonline.com and they came in really fast, only because these guys are in tampa.

    Anyway, So I ordered the (Extend-A-fender) flares for my (2004 tacoma)

    I did some research and figured this style bushwacker flare would be the closest to the stock fender flare as far as the size

    So I pull them out of the box and everything looks good. I installed the edge trim and drilled the holes in the fenders, then I go to mount them and the fender doesnt even get close to covering up the existing holes from the stock fender, where those orange clips go :confused::confused::confused:

    the front bushwacker fender covered the holes fine, but the rear ones were not even close !!!!!

    the part number on the box was the right one. (31911-11) for my 2004. Im assuming they put the wrong fenders in the box possibly??

    have any of you had this problem with your bushwackers? I called bushwacker and they were not aware of the holes when removing the stock fender??? I just cant believe there hasnt been a complaint about this yet. Im still waiting on 4 wheel online to call me back about returning them

    anyone have any input on this?? here are some pics of the holes so you guys can see what im talkin about. thanks for any help


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    if you look at the middle of the fender, It would cover the 3 middle holes, but would not cover the lower holes as you move down the fender. not even close
     
  2. Jul 25, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    luk8272

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    Best of luck getting this corrected. I find it hard to believe that they have been selling this item and no one noticed this. Hopefully just a simple mistake.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    thanks dude. the scary thing is I think these are actually the right fenders for the truck. I hope they are not, but everything else seemed to line up fine when I held them against the truck. but this just sucks, and the shitty part is I cant install the stock ones because, 1, I broke all the orange clips,lol, and 2, I tried herculining them and it didnt come out so good. So now Im stuck with no fenders :(:(:(

    but honestly theres something I like about the no fender look :rolleyes:

    the tires stick out a little bit now from the body!! looks kind of good. if there were no holes i might just leave it lol

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  4. Jul 25, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    Pics with the flare taped on the truck would be sweet right about now.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    oh man that sucks, best of luck to ya getting this rectified
     
  6. Jul 25, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    clips can be repurchased...and im sure you can probably sand and reherculine the stock fenders
     
  7. Jul 25, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    im at work tonight but i will put the fender to the truck tomarow and post a pic for sure
     
  8. Jul 25, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    are you sure you are not trying to put the front ones on the rear?
    I'm not trying to be a dick, we've all done dumbsh*t like that before, just thought I would throw it out there.

    Edit:
    Nevermind, I see looking at the pics the rear would have the notch for the gas door and you already mounted the front...

    so in light of that, I would say yes it is perfectly possible the put the wrong ones in the box
    is there an part number on the inside of the flairs?
     
  9. Jul 25, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    thanks man. ya thats the first thing im going to do tonight when I get home is check the inside of the flare and see if theres a part number
     
  10. Jul 25, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    man that sucks i hope you get it all figured out. i didnt know the stock flares had holes behind them.
     
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    x2 I didn't realize that either. hmmm.
     
  12. Jul 25, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    i dont have flares but if you tape the holes from the inside with air duct tape and herculine over it it makes a pretty cool appearance
     
  13. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    ? sounds cool. but cant really picture it. Do you know if anyone on the forum has done that?
     
  14. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:52 AM
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    me minus the tape, you just fold one peice over so its not sticky, and then tape it to the underside where the hole is
     
  15. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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    and youve seen this before?
     
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    what the line-x guy told me i shoulda done, he said the do this to their truck beds whenever they have holes in them,

    haha if you wanna drive up a few (hundred) miles we can reculine my fenders and herculine yours
     
  17. Jul 26, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    lol that would be awesome if i could do that. I actually herculined them but didnt do the greatest job so I have to redo them
     
  18. Jul 26, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    sorry to hear dude and i hope you can resolve this problem.
    hey would you be willing to sell me you your old stock fender flares?? let me know

    thaks
     
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    I honestly hate the look of the stock flares. They look so cheesy.

    And I love the look of the no flares look, so long as the truck is lifted and has bigger tires.

    The no flare look with our stock makes it look too "base model" for me. I just the front and rear fenders just flared out of the body itself like the old school trucks did.
     
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    Interesting....I thought this was an old thread when I found it today. I bought Bushwacker Extend-a-Fenders for my 2001 Tacoma today and had the same problem - they don't come close to covering the factory holes. I called Bushwacker, no response yet. Luckily the place will take them back and I didn't try installing them yet.

    This is the only mention I can find online about this. Maybe the factory made an error?
     
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