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Glass front fenders...?

I would like to get 33's, but I have no lift other than torsion bar crank. I plan on adding some leafs in the rear soon to get a few inches or so. I thought about getting front fiberglass fenders to fit the 33's. Is it worth getting glass front fenders? I'm looking for the prerunner look and ride, plan on getting a dixonbros front prerunner bumper.
Are the fenders too hard to fit? I've been researching that they don't fit well, not that some don't.
What would be the final cost of the fender install, with paint (done by a shop), fitment, cost and shipping, and such. I'd custom them to fit if it's not hard, I can do stuff.
Are the fenders durable, as in do they chip or crack easily in normal driving/wheeling conditions? Also is there some type of internal engine shield under the fender at all?, or just the fender. Like a mud-guard of some sort?
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you can fit 33 stock on stock wheels with little to no trimming .... if you get glass i think it would make 33s look to small ... i am not sure about the rest of your questions, someone will chim in soon
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yea im with Jared, the 33's will fit stock..and only get the fenders if u need to clear 35's with no lift or u need them for the extra travel, you'd be fine without,and like you said there is no fenderwell, so mud will get all over unless you make a custom fenderwell
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Yea, 33's will look TINY, cuz I had 34's on when I had my front glass & they looked really small. I'd say 35's minimum!

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I have 15x8 wheels so the tires won't be on stock wheels. I just saw a post a few days ago with someone who got 33's and put them on to see how they fit before they put on their BL. And they said they rubbed the fender a little and the valence (on the front). I'm not worried about the valence, it will be taken off. But the fender, with maximum travel up in the well, I think it will rub alot, is this true. If it rubs when turning sitting still, how will it handle it when traveled up in the well?
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What size tires are on this? I like the way it looks, it seems like 35's tho as you guys have mentioned.
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they will rub some with the 15x8s like you said on the valance and on the fender flare. minior trimming is needed with 15x8s

that truck is amazing but it has a diff front suspension rather than stock so it is going to sitt differently than yours will. if your are going to do glass on stock suspension get 34s or 35s. 33s will look way to small trust me. i had 33s 15x8s on stock suspension and was fine in full travel with trimmed valance and fender flares. when i put my 3 inch body on with 33s they looks way to small!!
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What size tires are on this? I like the way it looks, it seems like 35's tho as you guys have mentioned.

if i remember right those are 35's. the reason that i remember was because i was blown away that camburg was using 35's on that truck. by the way that truck is SICK!!!
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That truck is cookin sick!!!!! I'm looking at getting a bumper that is very similar to the one on there, and with glass fenders it would look beautiful.
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