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Old 07-01-2013, 04:08 PM
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Hi, new to this forum but have been reading for a while now. Just picked up a 2013 f250 crew cab lariat 4x4. I'm wanting to add some accessories and wanted to get y'all's opinion on this. I'm leaning towards either bushwacker pocket flares or a headache rack. Any help on this would be appreciated. It's been a while since I had a big truck and getting eager to mod it up.
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IMHO, if you do the pocket flares, you will need to upgrade your wheel/tire combo. Headache racks can be good for function as well as looks. It is up to you but personally I would not do the pocket flares unless you have a larger than stock wheel/tire combo.
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IMHO, if you do the pocket flares, you will need to upgrade your wheel/tire combo. Headache racks can be good for function as well as looks. It is up to you but personally I would not do the pocket flares unless you have a larger than stock wheel/tire combo.
I agree, if you go with wheel flares get the standard style, I think Bushwhacker calls them the OEM style or you could do like me and get some OEM takeoffs and paint them to match.
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Does anyone make fender flares like the pocket flares from bushwacker. I just like the rugged look they have and I guess I was just hoping they wouldn't look so bad with factory 20's. Sounds like they just won't look right no matter how much I want them to.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:20 AM
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Ok have another question on fender flares. I found some prestige fender flares on ebay for a lot less than bushwacker and from what I've read they're suppose to be knock offs of them. My question is I have a black truck and when I was looking I wanted to find a truck that had the grey two tone paint but couldn't find one so I got a solid black one. Would these fender flares painted fords grey look good on my solid black truck?
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:00 AM
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Ok have another question on fender flares. I found some prestige fender flares on ebay for a lot less than bushwacker and from what I've read they're suppose to be knock offs of them. My question is I have a black truck and when I was looking I wanted to find a truck that had the grey two tone paint but couldn't find one so I got a solid black one. Would these fender flares painted fords grey look good on my solid black truck?
IMO no, once you get a color theme im a big fan of sticking to that theme. of course everyone will have their own preferences, but all of the vehicles i work on and add too i find a theme and stick to it.

It would be like having some chrome accessories and some matte black. unless special attention is put forth to make sure they tie together i think one theme is best. Just my 2cents
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Youd need to get some new wheels/tires with fender flares, they already are set in enough with the factory setup. A headache rack always looks good though
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Yea sounds like bigger tires need to happen when I get the fender flares so the truck looks proportional. What's a good size tire that fits flush with the pocket flares and will fit on stock rims? I also plan on installing a leveling kit when I do all of this. Thanks
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Ok have another question on fender flares. I found some prestige fender flares on ebay for a lot less than bushwacker and from what I've read they're suppose to be knock offs of them. My question is I have a black truck and when I was looking I wanted to find a truck that had the grey two tone paint but couldn't find one so I got a solid black one. Would these fender flares painted fords grey look good on my solid black truck?
I just put them on my truck, check out post above yours.
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The cleaner- that's a good lookin truck, I like those flares.

Well now that I have the fender flares and leveling kit figured out I still need to decide on a tire size. I'm trying to decide between either 35/12.50/20, 33/12.50/20 or 295/65/20. Any help on this would be appreciated.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:22 AM
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The cleaner- that's a good lookin truck, I like those flares.

Well now that I have the fender flares and leveling kit figured out I still need to decide on a tire size. I'm trying to decide between either 35/12.50/20, 33/12.50/20 or 295/65/20. Any help on this would be appreciated.
Don't know if u got your leveling kit yet? I went with the Bilstein kit which comes with new springs & shocks. If you go that route you have to order a trailing arm bracket as well because the kit don't come with one.

I already had 20 inch stock wheels so I went with 35/12:50/20 Toyo tires and XD Rockstar Wheels. I am very happy with the look and the ride is awesome on this Bilstein kit. I will be replacing the rear shocks soon with Bilstein as well.
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I bought the Prestige flares. They have held up nicely for over a year now and yes cheaper in price than Bushwacker flares. No rusty hardware or fitment issues at all. I have a -12 offset 9" wide wheel. My setup sticks out 1.5" in the rear and 2" up front. The flares make it about perfect. I liked the look without the flares but the truck stayed dirty. I also just have stock suspension. Flares like these that stick out don't look good IMO on stock wheel/tire configuration.










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Quad racer- that's a nice looking ride, it's amazing how much different adding the flares did to it. I'm definately getting some now. I just have to decide on a tire size, I think I've narrowed it down to 295/65/20 vs 35/12.50/20.
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Thanks. FYI the front clips that hold your fender liner in are used for the install. A couple of mine were a real PITA. The rear flares snap right on using the existing holes in your fender.
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