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How to Find the Perfect Set of Fender Flares

Because fender flares are an extension of your truck, all fender flares are custom fit.  It doesn’t matter if you have a Dodge, Chevy, Jeep, or Toyota – your fender flares are made to match the contours of your specific model’s fender lines.  This is important as you do not want any sort of gap between the fender flares and your truck, and you want it to provide the fullest amount of protection.

Bushwacker Fender Flares

A Note About Installation

While most fender flares have an easy, no-drill application, a certain number of popular part numbers and applications may require drilling or extra installation time.  It is advisable to check our description or notes prior to ordering, or to review the installation documents, to verify if it is a no-drill installation or if your flares may require drilling.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you.  We have a guide that walks through the normal installation steps.

Some fender flares are available as front or rear only sets, or as a full set of front & rear flares.  Be sure to check the item information prior to ordering to make sure you’re ordering the correct set.  Some applications are sold as front only to accommodate dually trucks.  Many manufacturers also offer the option for front & rear only to accommodate customers that may not need a full set (for example, if their vehicle was damaged in a wreck).

Choose Your Style

We have a helpful guide that will help you determine which style you may want.  In short, fender flares are typically available in 4 different style buckets:  OE Style, Street Style, Pocket / Bolt Style or Extended Style

If you’re looking for a sleek or OE style look, or just want to hide a small amount of rust or fender damage, the OE or Street style may be what you need. 

If you have large tires you need to accommodate or want a tough and rugged look, the Pocket/Bolt or Extended Styles are what you’re after.

Fender Flare Style Guide

Decide on Fender Flare Coverage

Tire Coverage

If you’re purchasing fender flares to cover rust or other damage, or to meet law requirements for tire coverage, you’ll want to pay attention to the height and tire coverage measurements we have listed for each fender flare.

The height of a fender flare is how far up the fender the flare will cover.  This is typically measured from the point at the top of the fender; as the flare curves, this measurement can vary slightly to conform with the styling and body lines.  This measurement is important for customers looking to hide rust or other body damage.

The tire coverage measurement is important for those with larger tires or may be interested in larger tires in the future.  It is a measurement of how far out your fender flares will protrude from the vehicle.  You will want enough coverage to lawfully abide by your state’s laws regarding tire coverage.  

Compare the Brands

PartCatalog.com only carries the brands that fit our stringent requirements.  The brand must be well-respected, have high customer satisfaction ratings, and backed by a company that values its customers and products.  In the rare event of a manufacturer’s warranty issue, we want to make sure our customers are fully supported.

We scour trade shows, listen to our customers, and talk to our suppliers and brands to find products our customers will value.  We know fender flares aren’t cheap – that’s why we want to make sure your purchase lasts the lifetime of your vehicle and that your warranty is fully backed.

If you choose to purchase a set of painted fender flares from us, be confident knowing that our painters are accredited, professional body shops utilizing the latest technologies to ensure a computer-coded match.  What does that mean in the end?  It means we have an extremely high success rate in getting that perfect paint match, so all you have to worry about is making sure your flares stay shiny on the road. 

Find It In Our Store

To get started, navigate to our Fender Flares storefront and select your vehicle.  After selecting your vehicle, our system will narrow down the selection to only the fender flares that fit your vehicle.  This serves 2 purposes – 1) we want to make sure you receive the correct set of fender flares the first time, and 2) we know you’re only interested in the flares that will fit your vehicle.

If there are any applicable fitment notes, such as bed size requirements, we’ll let you know so that you can be sure to select the right set of flares to order.

All of our fender flares come in a stock, black look but most are easily paintable (the smooth ones).  We also have a wide selection of pre-painted fender flares – simply tell us what color you want them in during the ordering process, and we’ll send it to your door already painted. 

Some flares are available in both smooth and textured finishes.