Step 2: Confirm that you have the correct type and fit of Fender Flares before starting the installation. Aside from reading the label on the box as well as the manual, hold the flare to the vehicle surface to verify a correct fitting. The inner edge should be in contact with the wheel rim, and the outer flare edge should conform to vehicle fender contours. Small fit adjustments can be made by simply trimming excess plastic, sanding and scraping to ensure proper fit. Note that you cannot stretch a fender flare to fit a vehicle it’s not designed for. Bushwacker Flares are made to the exact specifications of a particular vehicle.
Step 1: Support vehicle and remove the factory flares, fender trim or mud flaps if they were installed. In case the flares need some bit of edge trimming during installation, peel two to three inches of red vinyl backing away from the edge trim tape. Continue to peel as you push the edge trim onto the fender flare. Cut the edge trim evenly with the end of the fender flare using a utility knife.
Step 2: Front Flare Installation
Note: You may also choose to secure splash shield, drill a hole and use a zip tie to attach it to the bumper, but is optional.
Step 3: Rear Fender Installation
Using the above pointers, your Bushwacker Fender Flares should fit perfectly on your vehicle. If you run into issues not covered in this guide, contact the customer service number provided in the manual that came with your Fender Flare. For more useful information and regular updates about Fender Flares, visit our article page regularly.
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Posted on February 8th, 2013