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Fiber Glass Fenders

Ive been thinkin about putting fiber glass fenders on my truck for a while but ive read that they dont fit perfect and might need trimming. I've never done any body work before so do they need much work? I was thinking about getting these 1998 to 2010 Ford Ranger Front Fenders. 4" flare 3" rise
Also does anyone know how close the red gel is to matching the factory red from ford?
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eh the gel coat is not that close... but glass works are suposed to be the best fitting, ive worked with some fiberwerx ones, and usually its the mounting thats a pain. i think you shouldnt have too much issues tho
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well would getting it in red make it easier when i go to get it painted?
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probably not cuase it will still need to be sanded primed and painted
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it would probly make it eiser to blend, and scince i dont think it costs more i would go for it
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well its only $50 more and id probably drive with them on a while before i got them painted how much would it cost to get them painted?
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are you torador red or flame red.... give us some pics
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this is the best pic i have at the moment sorry
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well, it may be off but will be better than white. just for the love of god, dont keep the front bumper...fibers look kinda homo with factory bumpers
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well id like to get the fiber glass fenders with the dixon dros bumper but i really dont want to pay $700 so it will be with the stock bumper for a while
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The front glass is pretty easy to install. Unbolt your fenders, put the new ones up and drill holes where they mount. All the mounts are adjustable so its pretty easy. With a little adjustment they should line right up. Painting them can be kind of pricey, I had a spare pair I sold and the guy paid $600 for a shop to sand and paint them.

Personally for a DD I think the full prerunner bumpers show too much frame and the stock bumper looks cleaner. Bend your stock bumper out to match the fenders and it keeps the lines clean.

Here is my bumper flared out to match the fenders

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well my stock bumper has too many scratches and i really want that prerunner look anyway because after college i want to put the DBR 4x4 system on it
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does anyone have a picture of the DBR bumper on a ranger? preferably with fiberglass fenders too
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im not stoked on the DBR bumper... the skid is too wide. and you could probly go to a local fab shop and have a nice one built and Powder coated for less than 700....and shipping....and paint. they are nice becasue the bolt on but might as well save some dough and get somthing you really want
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i like the wide skid plate but i dont know any local fab shops but ive been trying to find another bumper does anyone know a different company that makes similar bumpers? That black truck looks awesome what size tires are those?
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Just out of curiosity why are you building a prerunner in Garner? Unless yall got some secret trails I don't know about
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haha no i want to get the DBR kit once i get out of college because i plan on moving to florida but i love prerunners and i figured id start now that way i can spread the cost out. do you know of any good trails around here?
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Nah, not anything that you don't have to worry about cops on and is trespassing at least. Uwharrie is about the best bet
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yeah i ride my dirtbike out there and have taken the truck a couple of times but theres not much you can do in the truck because of all those rocks.
Ive been looking at new shocks cause mine are flat worn out ive been looking at these King piggyback performance Bypass Kingshocks but idk how much they are
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ha not cheap! gonna be spendy.....


have a look
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wow ok so any ideas for cheaper shocks?
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in what terms... like good shocks for day to day living and decent off road? if so i say fox's with remotes, bilstien 7100 or 5150s. you would need shock hoops for both as the mounting and legths are not going to fit factory. but if you plan on doing any offroading thats my best bet.

if your looking for bypasses for sure, rad flows are probly the cheapest you can get but i belive are steel bodied...not so great for heat disapation but eaiser on the wallet... then foxes after that(probly best bet) and kings....kings are always more money because too many mall crawlers slap on blank interanled shocks to get the look of 50 shox on one truck....
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well my stock bumper has too many scratches and i really want that prerunner look anyway because after college i want to put the DBR 4x4 system on it
dont buy glass and wait then, once you get lt then you can worry about tire clearence, if you buy fenders and never go lt its just a waste of money and youll be as cool as this guy VVV

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im looking for day to day living and decent offroad. there are a couple of rough back roads around here that i like to go bounce around on and i like to go to OBX and drive out there. That was something else i was going to ask about how do you mount the new shocks? will they fit like the stock ones? I know if i get remotes i need to mount the tank but will the shocks come with mounting brackets? How do you figure out which length to get?
sorry i know its alot of questions but all this info is really helpful!

I want to get glass now for looks and performance later i dont need clearance but if i get glass i can take my 1"BL off and have more tire clearance than i had with the BL.

will the flares stick out farther than my tires seeing as my stance isnt widened? Because i have the stock flares on now and my tires stick out from those now that i have bigger tires.
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