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View Poll Results: to flare or not to flare ?
flare because it looks better. 4 30.77%
dont bother, save your money. 9 69.23%
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Old 02-09-2010
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to flare or not to flare....

hey all, Im having a slight dilemma.

recently I got a set of OEM ford flares for my ranger (within the past 6 mos) because the rims I had at the time were 15x8 and had a 5x5 bolt pattern, so I was using 1" adapters which made the wheels stick out 2" beyond the fender edge.
but around the same time I also got a new set of rims (15x7-5x4.5) which means my rims are now perfectly set with the fenders.
I put the flares up on the truck (and managed to keep them wedged there for effect) and I thought it didnt look right now the wheels are flushed.
now, I still have the adapters, and I considered taking the bolts out and replacing the stock bolts in my hubs with 3" ones from summit racing. then using the adapters as 1" spacers to give my truck the wider stance, which would also have my tires/rims standing out 1" again.

however, the problem is that with my tires/rims that far out I was constantly having to have my camber reset. (almost every other month) which can become pricey over the long run...

anyways, while I think my truck would look great with the wider stance and the flares, I am trying to weigh that against the actual costs of replacing my hub bolts and having to do a camber adjust every 2-3 mos.
what do you think ?
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take them off!
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i think if they actually matched teh colour they would look pretty good actually
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I posted a mock up in the snapshots section, but here is a pic of them in a mattish black, I agree, they do look much better when they match closely
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i think if they actually matched teh colour they would look pretty good actually
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they do not belongg.

Jack it up, swap out the front end and put some bigger tires.. + color match it, then it'd look good.
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