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gap guards

in preparation for my BL, i want to know where i can find gap guards for the best price. summit has them for $84 but i cant find any other website to compare too. no other site has them... at least that i have found. any suggestions?
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what do they even do?
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go to home depot they sell stuff for cheap that you can get to work
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I wAs told stair runner works you can get it at homedepot or where ever
That's what I'm doin when mine is done
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what do they even do?
they cover the gap that can be seen inside the fender-wells. most noticeable in the rear fender-well between the bed and frame.

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go to home depot they sell stuff for cheap that you can get to work
like?
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80 for that? woooow.
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Gap guards make or break a BL in my opinon. Cough up the extra money and getting them or something similar.
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yeah, i agree that it looks much better with it on.

but whats included with the 80?

sounds like its a little expensive for something to cover a hole.
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Gap guards make or break a BL in my opinon. Cough up the extra money and getting them or something similar.
agreed. i would rather buy them instead of presidential engineering something similar. and NO... NO DIAMOND PLATE!i!i!i!i!

any one know where i could find them cheaper though?
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yeah, i agree that it looks much better with it on.

but whats included with the 80?

sounds like its a little expensive for something to cover a hole.
its a set of 4 gap guards. (one for each fender-well) idk if the hardware is included.
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hardware IS included in the kit.. I just bought them!! worth the extra money ImO
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IMO their a ripoff. You can get the little plastic pushpins for 5 dollars at Lowes. I didn't even run the front ones, no need too.
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home depot also has them and if you work in an engineering field gasket material works too.
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For the rear, definitely make your own. When I had my BL'ed Ranger, I made my rear ones. Get some 26-28G sheet metal and have it cut to length. Then take and bend it at and angle so that it goes from the lip on the bed, to the chassis. Then screw it down with some self tappers. Just make sure on the driver's side you drill at the right spot, as the fuel line runs down this side of the chassis. I primed mine and sprayed it with rubberized undercoating, by far the best looking in my opinion. I don't have any close up pictures, but it looked like it was made with the truck.
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I got some rubber from a production plant that they just toss in the trsh and made my own.
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Go to homedepot and get some stair runner material gonna cost you like $20 max..

the stuff i got was to wide so i sliced it inhalf and put it on.. using self tapping sheet screws into the pinch weld seam.. just dont put a screw in a spot weld..

use the BACK SIDE of the rubber the not ribbed side...





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this is what the side you wanna hide looks like



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you dont need anything on the front the stockers take care of it...


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here my truck from the side they work great




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on day ill find that stuff lol

one of the disadvantages of living in bfe
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you need some Joey?
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yes lol
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Hey Joey I can get them from Stone and meet up with you one day.
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when you heading up there
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The Tenn. meet is the 21st so anytime after that I'm good.
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i missed that thread

probably just as easy to ship them too but heck i been kinda looking for them the last few months what's a few more lol
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IMO their a ripoff. You can get the little plastic pushpins for 5 dollars at Lowes. I didn't even run the front ones, no need too.
Rubber deterioriates over time...i wanted something that would last...and the ones PA sells are made of eurothane, not rubber. I got mine brand new from a 4x4 shop for $50.

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