FAQs -- Dodge Fender Flares
- I have recently installed Dodge fender flares on my vehicle. Any maintenance tips for first-time installation?
Keeping up with the maintenance of your vehicle's fender flares is a good idea if you want them to last longer. Cleaning your fender flares regularly will go a long way to avoiding corroded and rusted bucket. To clean up the fender flares, you can wash them down using mild soap and water. Make sure not to use any wax or chemicals which are abrasive in nature. It is advisable to do this on a weekly basis. However, if you are often driving in areas where your vehicle will get dirtier more frequently, use your discretion to clean them as you'd like.
- I have installed painted fender flares on my Dodge truck. Is there any special means or more advisable ways to clean them?
There really is not much difference when it comes to cleaning unfinished Dodge fender flares as compared to painted ones. But, compared to cleaning unfinished fender flares, you are free to use soap and water or car wax. Any car wax is a no-no when it comes to cleaning unfinished fender flares but it is okay to use with painted ones. In fact, using car wax will not only clean but also add shine and extra layer of protection to your fender flares. This added protection will help to reinforce the material compound of the fender flares and keep them protected from harmful UV rays.
- I was browsing forums for ideas on what type of Dodge fender flares to get for my truck and someone suggested I better get bolt/rivet style ones because they give more protection. Is this true?
You'd do well to follow their advice--bolt style fender flares not only look cool but provide better protection from dirt and mud that get kicked up every time you drive your truck off pavement. Your vehicle is also protected from gravel and sharp debris, which can cause real damage to the paint and could leave dents. Compared to stock and smaller fender flares, bolt/rivet style ones are bigger and thus, provides bigger coverage.
- I have a Dodge truck and decided to get bigger tires for it. My mechanic told me that I'd need to get bigger fender flares to go with it. Is that true or is he just getting me to spend more money?
Yes, your mechanic is correct. The flares in your truck are required to extend past the tires. Hence, of you have oversized tires, you need to get oversized fender flares as well or you'll get fined. A bolt/rivet style fender flare set will be the perfect fit such requirement. Also, even if you don't install bigger tires to your truck, there are some states that require truck owners to install larger fender flares. This is in an ordinance that was formed in response to vehicles and properties being damaged by debris kicked up from other people's trucks. It would be better to check your state laws.
- I am planning to install a bolt/rivet style fender flares to my Dodge truck but I don't want to drill any holes on it. Is it possible?
Lucky for you, having a bolted look on fender flares do not necessarily mean drilling holes on your beloved truck. These fender flares only look bolted and are designed to fit your vehicle without any alteration. What you need to do is to choose a fender flare set that is made for the type, make and model of your vehicle.
EGR Rugged Look Fender Flares
One of the simplest ways to improve a truck's look and off-roading capacity is by getting it a set of quality fender flares, and EGR Rugged Look is a great choice for doing just that. These incredibly sturdy fender flares are made of UV-resistant thermoplastic and supported by long-lasting stainless steel bolts. They have a height of 4.5 inches and extend the fenders by one inch, giving the truck extra protection from the dirt and road rubble kicked up by its tires. They are easily installed with easy-to-read instructions and without needing any drilling or trimming. The EGR Rugged Look fender flares are sold in 4-piece sets and come with a lifetime EGR limited warranty.
Bushwacker OE Style Fender Flares
Designed to wrap under the vehicle for factory styling and to fit perfectly without the need for any drilling, the Bushwacker OE Style fender flares are an easy and convenient choice. They are made of 100% UV-resistant plastic that never chalks, cracks, or warps. By extending the fenders by 1.75 inches, they provide extra protection and tire coverage. These sleek and curved fenders come in an OEM matte black finish, but they can be easily be custom painted to any color. The Bushwacker OE Style Fender Flares are sold in 2-piece sets and come with a lifetime Bushwacker limited warranty.
Warn 4X Series Fender Flares
Made by a company with over six decades of experience in producing high-quality off-road equipment and accessories, the Warn 4x Series fender flares are an impressive, long-lasting addition to any truck with large tires or custom wheels. Built with high-impact, ABS co-laminate plastic, these fender flares are extremely durable and flexible. To deal with the mud, dust, and other road debris kicked up by the truck's tires, they are securely mounted with screws and sealed into place with heavy-duty 3M adhesive tape. They are designed to directly fit a vehicle, although some drilling will be required in their installation. The Warn 4x Series fender flares are sold in sets of two and come with a one-year Warn limited warranty.