Bushwacker Fender Flares - Bigger Tire ProtectionPosted in How To: Body Chassis on February 12, 2014
When bigger tires and new wheels are added to a truck or SUV, the track width is often changed a bit due to the wider tire or a different backspacing in the wheel. When that happens, tires can stick out past the fenders and bedsides, allowing rocks, mud, and other debris to be easily kicked up onto the sides of your 4x4. While some off-road rash is inevitable while you’re playing in the dirt, there is no need to invite it by letting your tires kick giant rocks into your paint.
You have a few options to prevent this: You can add fiberglass, pull the steel fenders, or simply add fender flares. Adding fender flares is easiest route to go. They bolt or stick right onto the factory steel fenders and offer extended paint protection. Bushwacker has been in the fender flare business for more than 40 years and was a natural choice when we finally put flares on our ’04 Ram 2500 project truck.