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FENDER FLARES OR NO FENDER FLARES?....THAT IS THE QUESTION

frozenropes24

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Trying to determine whether or not get rid of these flares. I have never seen the truck with the 33s and no flares. I had everything done at once and I've never been a fan of these Bushwacker flares. Now I want them off
but I'm a little concerned the tires are going to look way to small floating around in these wheel wells with no flares. Also, if I do remove the flares, how mych of a concern will rocks being thrown up at my truck be?
I'm running -19 offset for reference.
 

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You have it backwards. The tires will look bigger without those gigantic flares. You really need 37's for those flares to be proportional to your tires. I would be more worried about how bad the paint is damaged under those flares.
 

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Yeah those fender flares make the wheels look small.
Also lol if you think fender flares actually protect the paint, rust galore for a few years with those.
 

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Yes, I would say you’ll have a beefier “look” without those flares.
Without them, your wheels will pop out more and not be buried in them. You may be pleasantly surprised at the difference. Expect to do some body/paint work tho…good luck👍
 

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Or maybe just go to a slightly less aggressive fender flare? Especially if the paint is damaged. Not sure if there's something out there like this, but it would look a lot more tasteful:

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I would get rid of them provided there is no damage that you have to now address. The Rebel flare is perfect IMO but I might be biased.
 

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You have it backwards. The tires will look bigger without those gigantic flares. You really need 37's for those flares to be proportional to your tires. I would be more worried about how bad the paint is damaged under those flares.
OK great. That's , music to my ears. Cant wait to get them off. Unfortunatley I blind bought them, had them shipped to my mechanic so never saw what the truck looked like with JUST the wheel and tires, no flares. The flares have only been on for a year so hopefully paint damage is none or minimal.
 

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Or maybe just go to a slightly less aggressive fender flare? Especially if the paint is damaged. Not sure if there's something out there like this, but it would look a lot more tasteful:

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My first try is going to be just get them off and then go from there. What I dont want is to take them off and have my tires throwing rocks up all over the truck.
 

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Yes, I would say you’ll have a beefier “look” without those flares.
Without them, your wheels will pop out more and not be buried in them. You may be pleasantly surprised at the difference. Expect to do some body/paint work tho…good luck👍

Even if they've only been on 1 year you think it's likely to have some damage?
 

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It really depends what the truck was exposed to.
I wouldn't expect any surprises if it was my truck under my control.
 

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