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Flares with or without

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by CP17Tundra, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Jan 12, 2020 at 1:58 PM
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    CP17Tundra

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    keep’em on or take ‘me off?
     

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  2. Jan 12, 2020 at 2:03 PM
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  3. Jan 12, 2020 at 2:04 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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    Without :thumbsup: I'm not a big flare fan, but they look a lot better than the Hideous bushwacker flares. My buddy put them on his F-150 and I was speechless. I did tell him he might want to go up in tire size.:D
     
  4. Jan 12, 2020 at 2:06 PM
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    Just know that after having flares on, once taken off there may be color difference since the area under it is pit of the sun. And the rubber seal around the flare edges could also have left scratches.
    Ask me how I know :anonymous:
     
  5. Jan 12, 2020 at 2:09 PM
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    Don't care for fender flares. Unless your wheels are really looking out
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:04 PM
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    Joe333x

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    I feel like fender flares are an easy way to trap salt and speed up the corrosion process. They do look good with big tires though, and look awful without big tires.
     
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  7. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:36 PM
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    1lowlife Toxic prick..

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    Same here....
    If I had it to do over again, I would have gone without.
    I had the dealership add flares when I bought my 2014 SR5.

    The offset of the stock wheels looks awful with my flares.
    Thought about removing them (I do remove them when I polish and wax) but the rubber seal has left a deep line embedded in the paint that will not buff out..

    My next Tundra will NOT have fender flares..
     
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  8. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:45 PM
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    Twinky

    Twinky Keep the shinny side up!

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    Hmm, about 7am to 1 pm no flares. Though after lunch and thru the evening I feel flares are an appropriate attire.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2020 at 11:29 PM
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  10. Jan 13, 2020 at 12:27 AM
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    Flares have to serve a purpose. If your're slinging mud on the side of your truck because your tire sticks out, yes, you need a flare. But if your wheel and tire is well inside the well, then no. I bought the OEM flare due to the plastic is color matched to the body not painted. But my flare is not enough to keep the mud off the side of the truck, but a lot better than without. I still have to go to the car wash twice or three time a week.

    Base on your truck photos, yes, keep them since you have an aggressive tire that will sling a lit of mud and grime on the side of your trick and mirror.
     
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  11. Jan 13, 2020 at 1:50 AM
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    easleycrawler

    easleycrawler TOYOTA ADDICT

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  12. Jan 13, 2020 at 4:24 AM
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  13. Jan 13, 2020 at 4:35 AM
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    I like flares if your tires stick out enough to make it look right.
     
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  14. Jan 13, 2020 at 4:42 AM
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    OEM wheels; no flares. Tires with an offset that make them stick out significantly past the body line, then flares can look good.

    For instance, this one (random internet photo) looks good with flares.

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  15. Jan 13, 2020 at 4:43 AM
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    Without. Just a cleaner look overall.
     
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  17. Jan 13, 2020 at 7:30 AM
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    Keep em!
     
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    TundraDude18 You are only coming through in waves ...

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  20. Jan 13, 2020 at 7:52 AM
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    I say keep them but I like flares and Red Heads...lol
     
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  22. Jan 13, 2020 at 8:23 AM
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    I too am bias to fender flares I tend to try stuff a lot of tire in the wheel well.

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    Do you need a co pilot to operate that rear wing?
     
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