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Old 12-21-2009
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Couple pics with flares gone, and the dreaded metal rivet... thing...

Sorry if the pics are dim... What can I say... I'm Canadian... I wake up this morning, throw on my swim shorts and step out the front door of my igloo for a nice swim to cool down in this horrible heat... and what do I get... clouds EH!

Anyways, here's what I could do quickly this morning to show you what and where these rivet things were... as I said, one of them is kinda loose so I was able to pull it away from the body a bit and look at the shank, and it appeared to be maybe ribbed, but not threaded like a screw... and there is some sort of plastic surround on the inside of the fender, similar to whats on the exterior.... No idea how to get it off...

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Ok so here is a pic or two of the metal rivet... things...

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This gives you a clear idea of where on the panel they are located. Bottom right of the panel, next to the door.
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That little paint detail line there... They couldn't protect the panel better?? C'mon Son!
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Ahhh :), such an improvement on the rear end.. with the fender flares on basically just the side walls and lugs were exposed beyond the flares. Stance IS everything. Now I can look down the side of the truck, line up the front and rear fender, and HEY, the sidewall of my tires and how far they stick out the truck lines up too.. before the front end seemed to extend out about an inch further from the flares than the rear did.. wasn't happy with that.
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A shot of what I see when I look out my side mirror :) Ver' Nice.. paint chips here I come!
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That line will go away if you give the truck a nice wash/wax/clay-bar.
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That line will go away if you give the truck a nice wash/wax/clay-bar.
Yep, I think I'll try and sneak into my employers heated warehouse over a weekend and give it a good waxing... tough to get it clean and then drive to another location without messing up the paint again though in canadian winters :(
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I know how it can be with keeping it clean in the winter. I always give my truck a fresh coat of wax before winter hits because it doesn't get a bath til spring.
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Now you just gotta fill those holes up and get them painted
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why does your rear axle look so far forward?
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lookin good man like everyone has said before the lines will go away after a wash and wax
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how much for the flairs? PM if you want to sell them......
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why does your rear axle look so far forward?
The axle was pulled forward a bit from the 4" skyjacker leafsprings. I've been told by a couple people that this tends to happen a bit.
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how easy was it to take the flares off i've wanted to swap mine over to the fx4 black plastic ones.
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truck looks good man, i have to agree it looks better without the flares. although paint chips are gonna suck, but you dont seem to mind. truck looks mean man. in a good way.
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Looks good!
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Those holes would drive me nuts!!

Put em back on!
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looked better with flares imo
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how easy was it to take the flares off i've wanted to swap mine over to the fx4 black plastic ones.
It wasn't too difficult... I mean most of the clips and stuff that held them in are in tact anymore.. So if you don't plan on making removing them so that you can easily pop them back on again, then it's no problem.

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truck looks good man, i have to agree it looks better without the flares. although paint chips are gonna suck, but you dont seem to mind. truck looks mean man. in a good way.
Thanks... Ya I'm not too too concerned.. it'll suck.. But I mean I plan to eventually remove the holes and get it repainted, then possibly do spray in bedliner as protection for the lower half of the body... So it would all be fixed then.

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Those holes would drive me nuts!!

Put em back on!
No worries, I'll fill them... for now I don't care... give it time... the end justifies the means... or in the case, putting up with a dozen+ holes over every wheel well :)
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ehh
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I really like how the stance looks with the flares off. screw the haters. :)
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Dont like it when they stick out that much but to each his own
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Liked it better with the flares, but im sure once those holes are fixed they will look better.

How do you like your Canadian Salt for the winter?? seems like a nice place for it to hide
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i took mine off about a month ago, the people who had my truck before me got wax all over mine and i think trucks look alot better without flares.
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Ahh very nice join the club! I'm welding my mine in when I get my truck repainted this summer. Looks much better.
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Liked it better with the flares, but im sure once those holes are fixed they will look better.

How do you like your Canadian Salt for the winter?? seems like a nice place for it to hide
Ya, once the holes are gone, and the paint is fixed up.. and possibly the bottom half of the panels are done in bedliner, things will be looking sexy.. I also think in the spring if I take my cap off and put the tool box back on that would help too.. The Cap adds a lot of overall volume to the truck which makes the stock fender flares seem even smaller than they are.

and what if when I do the bedliner on the panels... I do the same thing to my aluminum tool box.. really tie the whole truck together.... or hey... anyone ever seen a ranger entirely blacked out with bedliner?? lol Just kidding.. that's a bit much


OH! and the **** that was under there after only a year and a half on the roads... no rust that I've spotted yet.. but man, just the collection of ****.. add to that those paint scratches gradually getting deeper... those scratches alone were enough to make me want to remove the flares. If I ever wanted em back on i'd wrap that whole inner lip of the plastic flares with some sort of rubber like most aftermarket ones have.
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Looks way better, you should send me those old flares now
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for some reason this pic

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makes me want the 06+ tails
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I think it looked much better with flares than it does with holes everywhere.
I also don't care much for them sticking out so far past the body. But it's not my truck.
The truck is going to get filthy every time there is a hint of rain/snow on the road though, that's for sure!
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