Bolted Fender Flares - Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need to drill any holes into my truck to install bolt/rivet style fender flares?
- How well do bolt/rivet style fender flares protect my truck from damage?
- Do bolt/rivet style fender flares go by any other name?
- Why should I buy bolt/rivet fender flares over any other kind of fender flares?
- How much do bolt/rivet style fender flares cost?
Do I need to drill any holes into my truck to install bolt/rivet style fender flares?
Luckily for the apprehensive truck owner who likes the bolted look of these flares but would rather not perform the irreversible act of drilling holes through the body of their beloved automobile, most of the fender flare makers of the world do not expect that level of commitment.
Most fender flares only look bolted: in most cases, no drilling at all is required in installation. Just plug in the year, make, and model of your truck in the online order form and the flares will fit perfect without any alteration to your truck.
See each product description for information on installation.
How well do bolt/rivet style fender flares protect my truck from damage?
Sure, bolt/rivet style fender flares look cool enough, but perhaps an even better reason to buy them is how well they protect your truck from the mess of dirt and mud you kick up every time you take your truck off pavement. Even worse than the dirt and the mud are the gravel and other types of hard and sharp debris that can do some real damage scraping paint or leaving dents.
Stock fender flares can only go so far when it comes to protecting your truck from the mess it makes. If you go off-roading frequently, you will be best served with a bigger set of fender flares that will better protect your valuable vehicle.
In addition to protecting your truck from damage, it can also protect you from punishment doled out by Johnny Law. That’s right: in some situations and in some states, you are legally obligated to purchase and install larger than stock size fender flares. These ordinances came about in response to people’s trucks and other property being damaged by the debris kicked up from other people’s trucks. If you don’t follow this rule, you may be subject to a fine.
If you have stock tires, then this isn’t an issue. But, if instead you tricked out your ride with some oversized tires, you most likely can be fined if you don’t also get some monster-truck sized fender flares to match. Your flares are required to extend past your tires. Adding some bolt/rivet style fender flares as a canopy over your big tires will help you meet this requirement.
What are the different types of fit for floor mats?
Yes, they do indeed. These are fender flares with many a name. In addition to “bolt” and “rivet”, they also go by the handle of “pocket-style” fender flares.
Why should I buy bolt/rivet fender flares over any other kind of fender flares?
Because they look awesome. This accessory allows your truck to be one step closer to looking like some Mad Max-style death-machine. These are fender flares that make a statement, bold and aggressive, maybe even mean. These are fender flares that won’t put up with foolishness or take “no” for an answer.
How much do bolt/rivet style fender flares cost?
The answer to this question depends on the make and model of your truck, as well as the brand of the fender flares. They start at $324 for the TrueEdge Pocket/Bolt Style Fender Flares and go up from there. Many styles are available in front-only or rear-only sets if you're not looking to equip your entire truck or if you're just looking for a replacement.