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IMHO the flares should be a solution for needing more coverage for your existing tire/wheel/suspension setup rather than a goal themselves.

I think it looks kinda goofy if you don't have tires that are wider than 285 or spacers
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^^. Looks goofy with 35s, in my opinion.
lol how about 34.6"
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Re: Bushwacker Pocket Fender Flares

I thought all these things were good for was scratching up/ruining your paint and collecting dirt?

I've seen several posts from people in this forum that have them saying that if given the chance to do it again they wouldn't.
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Re: Bushwacker Pocket Fender Flares

I think they are cool

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Re: Bushwacker Pocket Fender Flares

Yes dust and dirt can get between the weather seal and the body and over time the friction will damage the paint. I take mine off about once a quarter for a good cleaning and wax. At this point I wouldn't have any issues if they were never put back on but this isn't a show truck either.
You could apply a thin strip of packing tape as a buffer between the two if you are concerned. Even better than that it would be cool if there were some c shaped weather strip that you could apply to the painted surfaces for the flares to rest in.

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lol how about 34.6"
In all honesty, less than that even, with the 35" KM2s. Probably closer to 34".

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Re: Bushwacker Pocket Fender Flares

Look is great with adequate tires. Too much fender gap with the Black one for me.

I have had them for about 5 years now I would guess. Biggest waist of money I have ever done. They are a crap piece of plastic, not much stronger than a good milk bottle. If you seriously off road your truck, they will not survive. Still afraid of cold weather with them, I could see them shattering on a frigid day.

I am on my third set of them, they have scratched my paint, but that is not the real problem, once you put them on, you can never go back without spending thousands is my guess to get the original stuff from Toyota, Junk yards would be your friend.

They look good, but are made very cheap. I would never do it again for any reason after having them. Eye candy, many things will bring the truck to a more capable off road vehicle, these are just pretty, and a very crummy product, be prepared to replace them once every year and a half, if you do trails where the body twists and tire compression is normal. If you crawl the maul, they are great.
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I hate mine, but they do the job of keeping crap off my windshield at every turn. Only product, besides fiberglass, that comes close to cover the LT wheel span.

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Re: Bushwacker Pocket Fender Flares

well, to each their own. I go back and forth on whether or not I like my bushwackers... but then again, I do that with my rims, tires, bumpers and roof rack. I'm constantly changing my rig up, so take that for what it's worth. I agree that the plastic is pretty flimsy, though it stiffens up well when it's actually put in place.

That being said, Bushwacker is an excellent company to deal with, in my experience. I emailed them a few weeks ago just to inquire if I could get a set of rear bumper caps, because I need to recut new ones for a planned body lift. Got an email back about an hour later asking for my address so they could send me replacements. No questions asked, no flak, no guff, no money, nothing.

Today the FedEx guy pulls up and offloads the box. In it I get a full set of hardware for 4 flares and the full rear flares for both sides, in addition to the 2 little pieces I asked for. Pretty good customer service, if you ask me.
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I love them

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