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Prerunner Flairs and Bedside Opinions please

Well I found this link today and the guy is right here in town I was thinking about taking a look at them and seeing what all it entails to install them on my rig.

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=128933

I know I would have to paint them but my questions are as follows...

1) Would I still be able to use my shell on my bed?
2) What should I offer the guy if I do indeed think about getting them?
3) How much would this change the look of my truck and what size tires would I have to go with?

Thanks all I do value your opinions good or bad

Ory
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1.) by shell what do you mean? you have to cut the bedsides off and use the new ones by bolting them down. you still use the floor and the front ( as towards the cab) the tailgate i am unsure about.

2.) 450 is probably an already good price for all 4 if anything maybe try 350-400

3.) it will change the look of your truck significantly, tire size depends you could probably go anywhere from 33-36" tires depending on what you do with your truck and the backspacing of your wheels

If you go offroading in the woods i would advise against them since they are fiberglass and are prone to cracking easily when pushed upon. if you want them for the look factor and bigger tires then sure go for them but you will more than likely need a bigger offset wheel so you can run larger tires and they wont rub.

that is my opinion on them
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By shell I mean my camper shell that sits on the bed rails

And as for wheeling in the woods that is the only place I go so maybe I better let these pass me up
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It would change the look. But.... its not likely that you are going to wheel hard enough to push or crack the fenders.

I think they would look dope.
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im not a big fan of fiberglass fenders unless u have a long traveled truck.....so my opinion would be no..u dont need them thats why i sold mine awhile back
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They look good on long travled trucks out riding hard in dunes, but I think they are fugly on any other truck.
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I think if I were able to get these for 300 buck I might really think hard about it but since I am still stock I dunno
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yea...idk. i think it'd be cool. but....more has to be done to make it all look right imo.
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I dont know why you would want them unless you have a long travel suspension set up that requires more room for tire clearance... I think they are kinda ugly
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I dont know why you would want them unless you have a long travel suspension set up that requires more room for tire clearance... I think they are kinda ugly
I would want them to set the truck off make it way different ya know something you hardly ever see esp around here where prerunners are rare
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dude, build a long travel truck then! Theres a lot of "poser" pre runner trucks in southern California. Guys put a lift on the front (spindle lift or whatever) and dont do anything to the rear (maybe even lower the rear!). Then they get fender flares and a tube bumper. I just think it looks funny.

heres a pretty good kit, most off road fab shops can custom build something like this as well:

http://www.dixonbrosracing.com/content/view/8/2/

IMO, if you dont have the travel that requires fiberglass fenders, its just poser.
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We will see what happens they hadnt even crossed my mind till I saw these for a good deal and I prob wont get them because I doubt he will go for 300 bucks plus I got to many other mods in the progress to get side tracked with this lol
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hey dude, I am in colorado and I have some 3 inch flare fenders that would look better than 6 inch. they have slight shipping damage(a little time with some fiberglass and they would be perfect), but I will sell them both to you for 150.
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