Originally Posted by mldehan
So I have a 03 XLT and just want to know what it would take to put stock fender flares on, and were the best place is to go for the flares? I take it their just bolt on
I would honestly venture onto look into aftermarket flares. Such as the many options available from Bushwacker. Their quality is absolutely top notch. And the fit and finish is actually better than the factory flares. They are a no-drill mounting system. So yes, basically a bolt-on.
Yeah they're a little on the expensive side, but they are very good products. I'd steer away from the OE style because they are the OE style for 93-00 trucks. AKA they'll look dated on your '03.
Your Bushwacker options are as follows:
Extend-A-Fender (offers more coverage than stock, while still looking stock):
Pocket Style (offers the same extra coverage as the previous flares, but also adds an "off road" touch...):
Don't even consider the "Cut-out style". They look out of place even on a hugely lifted truck.