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Old 04-22-2009
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how to take off fender flares...?

ive searched and nothing rele explains HOW you take them off. just that they are just push pins and not screwed in. any tips on how to take the pins out and if they break where can i get replacements?
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well....theres those push in rivet pin things in the lip, then there's clips that clip to the side of the fender. I cut those rivet pin things at the head, then push the remaining through. You can get new ones at autopart stores and hardware stores. Remove inner fender to have full view of all those clips that clip to the body, take your needle nose or regular pliers or channels and squeeze 'em and pull out of the flare. There's a could you CANNOT get to, leave those for last, then pull the flare. It'll pop right off.

Alternative to cutting/destroying those push pin rivot thingys....is getting an interior panel remover tool. looks like a fork with two fingers.
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nevermind, shane beat me to it... with a better answer of course lol
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Indeed...you know me. lol.

I am very familiar with removing and painting and throwing and installing these bastard things. Wish my truck never came with 'em.
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hard enough wheelin/flex will rip them right off. try it
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hard enough wheelin/flex will rip them right off. try it
I can confirm that....on about 5 occasions. lol.
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lmao. i keep using zipties to put mine back on so they dont break when they fall off offroad. so funny. ive gotten to the point now where they just stay in the garage.
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ok, thinks. i can already tell its gonna be a *****... ill be back later w/ an update
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Dont be afraid to pull hard.


My 3 remaining flares are sitting outside in the bed of my chevy. lol. Gotta find me a RF flare someday. lol.
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i hate mine but i dont want 9 little holes all over my wheel well. it doesnt show up very much on the dwb but im afraid on red...
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got em off. i ended up just cuttin the pins and buyin new ones at autozone. $8.46 after tax for 30. and wth is DWB? ive seen it said all over the forums and i still cant figure out what it means. lol.
and has anyone painted the rear bumper step thats on the top? id like to do it and the front bumper to match but im affraid that back will rub off from steppin up on it to get into the bed. also just thought about have a shop fab up a tube bumper.
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Deep Wedgewood Blue... They are in love with it! lol


I dislike flares and holes so I cut it all off. lol
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DWB is short for Deep Wedgewood Blue. Its a very rare color on our rangers
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oo. ok. i couldve had one before i got my black ranger. but it was stepside and i hate stepsider. owned a z71 stepside and there was no bed room so i can only imagine how the ranger is.
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Flareless FTW!!!
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...just grab the end thats starting to get pulled off.. and yank, hard, it'll come off
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^^That;s my current method! after about throw number 2, it's just pull and rip 'em off. lol.
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...just grab the end thats starting to get pulled off.. and yank, hard, it'll come off
thats how i took mine off
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Same as mine lol, If it feels like it is going to brake, you are doing it right.
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lol. exactly what i did
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you can get those little push pin things at lowes in the hardware section
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