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To Flare or not to Flare, that is the question...

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by treihing, Sep 10, 2017.

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Fender Flares with my current set up, Yes or No?

Poll closed Dec 19, 2017.
  1. Yes

    22 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. No

    7 vote(s)
    21.2%
  3. Looks fine the way it is, Roll It!

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  1. Sep 10, 2017 at 8:37 AM
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    treihing

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    Happy Sunday Everyone-

    I need to start off by saying how amazing everyone on Tundras.com is.

    As I was getting my wheel/tire issue addressed yesterday at Discount Tire, I was jumping back and forth to the feedback and comments members left and it helped me make a smart decision. So Thanks Everyone!!!

    Today’s post is simple, based on my +12 Offest, and the below pictures, should I get Fender Flares or roll my Tundra the way it is? I like the current setup but want to get the groups thoughts and opinions

    Ready, GO!

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  2. Sep 10, 2017 at 8:44 AM
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    It all depends what you like or what theme your going after. I wanted my truck to be sporty looking so I added the flares.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2017 at 8:46 AM
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    Need more pics to decide.
     
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  4. Sep 10, 2017 at 10:27 AM
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    BakNBlk2014

    BakNBlk2014 So Impossibly Black

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    BDS 4 1/2 Nitto Terra Grappler 35x12.5/18 BW Fender Flares Moto Metal 970 Wheels Leer Tonneau Bed Cover Black Plastidip Grill CF Wrap Interior AJT Shift Knob 35% Tint Weather Tech Mats Toyota Bed Mat AFE Intake
    Truck looks good as is but I think as long as you are flush with the flares and not inside them it will look good w flares20170730_115956-2.jpg . Nothing worse than a truck that looks like it skipped leg day. I've got some bushwhacker pockets that I'm getting painted color match and put on in Oct. Should still have a little tire overhang.
     
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  5. Sep 10, 2017 at 11:14 AM
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    treihing

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    Here are some more shots. Let me know your thoughts.

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  6. Sep 10, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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    BakNBlk2014

    BakNBlk2014 So Impossibly Black

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    Looking good as is.....nice stance.
     
  7. Sep 10, 2017 at 11:20 AM
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    treihing

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    I think so too. I will rarely take it out of the city so I am favoring leaving it as is. Just a little scared of shooting rocks :)
     
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  8. Sep 10, 2017 at 11:29 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Well TR, I will have to vote flare.
     
  9. Sep 10, 2017 at 11:31 AM
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    My only concern would be rock/sand spray, even from road driving. My flares are perfectly flush with the tire sidewalls, I think it's a good look.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2017 at 11:31 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

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    @treihing I voted no flares
     
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  11. Sep 10, 2017 at 11:35 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    It is actually a Lexus that I DD and a GMC that is the workhorse.
     
  12. Sep 10, 2017 at 2:33 PM
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    Coolhardy

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    Are you deleting chrome or keeping it?
     
  13. Sep 10, 2017 at 2:40 PM
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    zcarpenter92

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  14. Sep 10, 2017 at 2:43 PM
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    I would FLARE UP !!!!...Unless you want rock chips down the side of your truck ?
     
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  15. Sep 10, 2017 at 3:20 PM
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    I say flare it up.
     
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  16. Sep 10, 2017 at 3:56 PM
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    Chrome is going away.
     
  17. Sep 10, 2017 at 3:56 PM
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    This is an old pic, but this is my 99' Tacoma, Super Swamper tires that stuck out a little bit past the flairs. It was painted on both sides once, then line-x the rockers and a quarter up the doors.

    IMG_2346.jpg

    Besides my TJ, I will never have wheel/tire combo stick out past the wheel wells again.
     
  18. Sep 10, 2017 at 4:03 PM
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    Coolhardy

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    That's my flared Tundy

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  19. Sep 10, 2017 at 4:04 PM
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    Panty dropper
     
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  20. Sep 10, 2017 at 4:17 PM
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    What brand of flares are those? I am leaning towards color matches flares, if I do.
     
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  21. Sep 10, 2017 at 4:19 PM
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    We put wide tires and/or spacers to improve the stance. Seems like covering them with flares kinda-sorta defeats the purpose.
     
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  22. Sep 10, 2017 at 4:27 PM
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    I currently have 0 offset wheels, although I love off-roading and getting the truck dirty, it's frustrating after washing the truck and the sides get dirty from the tires kicking up mud and everything on the road to the truck. If you like a dirty truck, no flares, if you mall crawl, get flares.
     
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  23. Sep 10, 2017 at 4:36 PM
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    With the amount those tires extend past the wheel well you will get sand and road debris chipping up the paint on the side of the truck. That's the decision making point, IMO.
    Worse if you're in mud.
     
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  24. Sep 10, 2017 at 4:44 PM
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    For sure. I need to find the best color matched Flares without Rivets.
     
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    Flare up

    The poll is leading

    Plus you could have flares painted, credit card bill paid off and wearing a BIG GRIN already.

    Duh et
     
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  27. Sep 10, 2017 at 6:08 PM
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    I too am on the fence! i like the look of the stance but have a keen dislike of the rock chips! I am thinking of putting on a clear bra but that too comes with a price.
     
  28. Sep 10, 2017 at 6:13 PM
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    So much this!

    Do you like your paint? Do you drive through water on a daily basis?

    If the answer to either of those is yes, get the flares.
     
  29. Sep 10, 2017 at 6:16 PM
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    I live in the greater Seattle area so driving in water is a regular occurrence.
     
  30. Sep 13, 2017 at 7:17 AM
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    Save your thin Tundra paint...add flares and correct offset. (12 here).
    Paint chips really suck :thumbsup:

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