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Wheel Flares (Fender Flares)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by MrWrong, May 22, 2007.

  1. May 22, 2007 at 6:36 AM
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    MrWrong

    MrWrong [OP] Member

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    Not sure which is the correct term for Tacomas. I'm looking to add these to mine so when I get the larger wheels/tires from the Pre-runner it doesn't look awkward.

    First I'd like to ask what you guys think looks better (Matte Black or body color matching ones)? My truck's white (so I thought the black on white might make a nice contrast)

    Also, I've seen some out there ranging from $170 on ebay for the black matte ones to $450 for painted ones.

    I assume that the ones that are painted are made of a different material than the matte black ones right? I mean the clear coat look I think might be hard to put on those rubber/plastic looking ones.

    Any advice?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. May 22, 2007 at 7:21 AM
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    2003greenbean

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    i think black wouldlook real good i had some on my jeep and i was very happy with them
     
  3. Jun 4, 2007 at 8:49 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    Since you don't have them, I'm guessing you have a 2WD mini. If your Tacoma is in the 2001 - 2004 generation, you can transplant the flares from the 4X4 / PreRunner models (with some drilling), or you can try and find some thinner S-Runner flares.

    NOTE: Official Toyota-jargon for the flares is 'overfenders', in case you look them up in an online manual or contact the dealer.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2007 at 10:46 AM
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    MrWrong

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    Thanks Enola...that info will certainly come in handy.

    Mike
     
  5. Sep 9, 2007 at 11:13 PM
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    thenrie

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    I have a white 2000 Taco, 4X4, ext cab, TRD. My "overfenders" are black and I like the look a lot. You'll never be able to match colors with your truck buying prepainted ones. Even the white will likely be a bit off from the white on your pickup. Go with the black.TTH
     
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