A pair of fender flares is a great way to revamp your ride’s sense of style. Perhaps more practically, these rugged components will protect your exterior when you’re out rock-crawling. They also allow for the application of larger wheels. But you can’t just select any old pair — they’re not exactly a dime-a-dozen, after all, so take your time. But once you’ve made your selection, how do you go about installing it?
We’ll go into each of these phases of the buying process more in-depth here, but let’s tackle the one that matters more — getting these suckers on.
Luckily, installation is pretty simple and should only take about 10 to 15 minutes per fender. Just follow these steps and you’ll be ready to rock in no time.
- Unbolt your existing fender flares and remove them from the vehicle. Typically, factory fender flares are held on by bolts mounted from the backside that can be accessed by reaching behind the fender.
- Lay your new fender flare against the body of your vehicle to make sure it fits correctly. The front edge should line up with the bumper, and the bottom edge should line up with the bottom of the fender.
- If your vehicle didn’t come with flares, you’ll need to drill holes into the body. Follow the template that comes with your kit.
- Install the double-sided foam tape on the backside of the fender flare. Wait until you’re ready to install before peeling off the second side of the tape. Next, align the holes on the fender flare with the holes in the vehicle body, and apply.
- Bolt the flare to the body. Repeat the process for each fender.
Choosing the Right Brand
With such a wide selection to choose from, it may be harder than you think to settle on the right flares for you. If you want the “fresh-off-the-line” look, you’ll want to browse our selection of factory-style fender flares. If you don’t care about a few scratches, then our off-road flares are what you should be looking at.
You’ll find only the most respected names in the game lining our virtual shelves here at AutoAnything. Choose from brands like Bushwacker, Rugged Ridge and EGR fender flares. Better yet, each one will be custom-made for your exact vehicle. So, whether you’re looking for new Dodge Ram fender flares or Jeep fender flares, you’ll find exactly what you need for a perfect fit and easy installation.
Fender Flare Installation Wrap-Up
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