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Thoughts on fender flares with factory rims and tires

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by bruce213, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:42 AM
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    Well I know hub centric is better for sure. I will have to check that brand out nevwr heard of it yet. But their are tons of wheels out their .
     
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    Tim, what about putting 1.25" wheel spacers on? It should pop those tires out.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:45 AM
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    If yours is mainly a street truck, adjustable 5100 Bilsteins in the front would do it, the 5100 rears don’t change height, Toytec or CB shackles would raise the back. But spend some of that flare money and get 6112s in the front instead of 5100s, your best bet for ride quality before more expensive off road suspension lifts. Avoid spacer lifts.
     
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  4. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:45 AM
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    Was thinking about it, but 2 sets of spacers pay for 1 wheel. Just 3 more to go. Even had them in my Amazon cart about to push the button. I’ve read all the posts here about no one having issues with spacers, but I’d still be worried every time I’m in the middle of nowhere with no cell reception that one would break.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:46 AM
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    Sway bars don't provide lift. However, you can run the TRD rear sway bar with a lift up to 2 inches without needing longer end links.
     
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    On this subject I have a 6 " suspension lift and thinking about a rear sway bar for when I'm pulling my camper .I have been told if I mount on top of rear end I would be ok .just wondering if that would work .
     
  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:50 AM
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    On my 17 I had a 3” rough country level lift kit and I liked it. I was thinking of going a little higher but I didn’t really know if the stock shocks and sway bars would be affected
     
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  8. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:52 AM
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    Need to see if it’ll clear brake lines and whatever else is on top. Probably easier to get longer end links.
     
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  9. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:53 AM
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    Well if you didnt mind that lift check out their 6" with the new lifted struts they have now. I have it on my truck only recently just got the struts and changing over from blocks to the lifted struts .

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  10. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:55 AM
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    They post here sometimes. I remember reading they make them in the same factory as Toyota wheels.
     
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  11. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:15 AM
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    And yes everyone I'm you get what you pay fpr on a rough country lift
    The sr8 wheels are nice .I like those alot .
     
  12. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:22 AM
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    Yours looks good with the flares. But aren’t really factory wheels. Those are TSS wheels with a different offset. So they stick out a little more than the typical TRD wheel.

    OP, unless you get spacers I think you should hold off on fender flares. It will look good from the side but will look funny coming or going. Every time I see a truck with fender flares and the tires are sticking inset, I think it looks like a muffin top.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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    What’s the best lift? I’ve only had experience with rough country and it wasn’t bad
     
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    For a simple lift, I like anything from Bilstein and old man emu. If you’re looking for a little more performance and have money to spend, kings,Fox and ADS get my vote.
     
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  15. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:32 AM
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    Keep in mind heavier wheels and tires will hit your mpg. If I were to do it again, I'd go lighter as it's my daily driver.

    I don't think there's anything wrong with lug centric, you just need to use the right lug nuts (ET), they need to be balanced by the shop on lugs not cone, and tighten the nuts progressively to avoid vibration.

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    I just upgraded to the black bolt kit

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  16. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:33 AM
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    Diferent strokes for different folks .I went with them because I will never off road my truck I have a budget to with me having 2 kids the truck is not top priority .But I feel rough country makes a good lift for our trucks maybe not other trucks but it seems to be well made.
     
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    Looks great!
     
  18. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:08 AM
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    My profile pic is before over size bump stops also. It sits level loaded now just a little bumpy I should have went with air bags but didnt want to air up all the time . and didnt want a compressor so .But if I had the money I would go with a bds lift .They make a real nice 7" kit .My buddy has one. It does great off roading
     
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    Thanks! I have the same setup and have been wondering about this very thing. Think it looks great! Besides, I can get the look now and when I replace the tires I can go bigger and wider. Just when I thought my spending was under control
     
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    So I went and got my routine 5k maintenance done and this truck was there. Stock height just bigger tires

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    I'll most likely be in the minority here, but the very first thing I did to my white 18 SR5 TRD was install black flares. I did it because I hate that there is no protection from rocks, dirt, salt and all other road grime that constantly blasts the wheel wells and ultimately chips and peels the paint. I have no plans on lifting my Tundra or going with bigger tires as I'm totally happy with the way it looks and drives. And even in our -25 Celcius weather tonight, she still showed me 13.8 l/100 kms after I shut her down at work...about 135 kms drive. So...I'm liking the fuel economy with the stock set up aswell. The only way I'll look i'll into changing my height is if hauling my trailer requires a stiffer rear, then a level kit possibly.

    But to each their own. I had my Tacoma lifted and it looked awesome, but the ride suffered (harsh)...that said, I do love the wicked look of all the raised Tundras here.

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    My brother has a white double cab long bed and has black fender flares and it looks pretty good
     
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    Wtf is up with that XSP-X decal location? Truck looks good other than that.
     
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    Pic of mine day I drove it off the lot. Came with color matched rivet style flares from the factory. Part of the XSP package here in the Southeast. If you like it, go for it. You can always change tire setup later in if it bugs you.

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    I agree on the chipping, one thing you have to do clean the flairs or seal them , they will start holding debris and stat the rusting process. I also made up bettor wheel well liners.
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/diy-wheel-well-liners.21418/
     
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    I saw a truck today that clearly used to run with flares on and they were removed. The paint was all jacked up where the flares outlined the wheel well. Messed up. I wouldn't do flares at all.
     
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    Thanks, but I left the stainless to accent the machined sections of my rims. :)
     
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    I never really thought about this until reading the thread last night and the "looks like you skipped leg day" comment.

    I saw two separate F150s today with small factory wheels and ginormous fender flares. Looked off. The Tundra can pull it off a little better, but I agree imo that bigger wheels look better with flares.

    Along those lines, tow mirrors too. Unless you really need them for towing. :thumbsup:

    Jmo...at the end of the day it's your truck and you can do what you want with it!
     
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