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Old 09-10-2017, 06:53 AM
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Wheel well liners?

My next option question. I see alot of trucks without these. Not sure of their function. Do they quiet down the gravel noise on dirt roads? Do they give a nicer finished look? Will dirt and moisture become trapped against the metal? (salty dirt and moisture in the winter). Would it be better getting the wheel wells sprayed with bed liner? Maybe a couple thick coats would quiet down the gravel dinks, and keep the aluminum from becoming exposed from rock chips? Thanks for your input.
 
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:29 AM
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Quiet the gravel noise on dirt roads and protect the wheel wells? Yes
Do they give a nicer finished look? Yes
Will Moisture, salt and dirt become trapped against the painted metal? Most certainly
Spray wheel wells with bedliner? It will chip, ask me how I know.
 
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:06 AM
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Protects the wheel wells and gives a much cleaner, complete look in my opinion


 
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:10 PM
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I was going to Line-X, until I got the quote. Ended up using Huskey liners. Glad I didn't spray, didn't think of the chipping. I did mine to cover up the shody job Ford did in spraying the wheel wells.
 
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:30 PM
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I will leave mine without the liner. I travel gravel roads and want to easily clean behind the liner.
 
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Originally Posted by Oregoncattle View Post
I will leave mine without the liner. I travel gravel roads and want to easily clean behind the liner.
Same here. Maybe a few years down the road I'll address that issue. I like the clean look of them now.
 
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Old 09-10-2017, 02:22 PM
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Same here. Maybe a few years down the road I'll address that issue. I like the clean look of them now.
I have the rear wheel liners on my '13 F150. I have a F350 on order and will go without the liners this time.
 
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I have the rear wheel liners on my '13 F150. I have a F350 on order and will go without the liners this time.
Any particular reason?.....edit: sorry, saw your reason above
 
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Old 09-10-2017, 02:43 PM
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Any particular reason?.....edit: sorry, saw your reason above
I put the liners on the F150 because I liked the more finished look and wanted to protect the truck fender. The bed of the new truck is aluminum so it won't rust. I'm over the finished look and am all about function this time around.
 
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Oregoncattle View Post
The bed of the new truck is aluminum so it won't rust.
In NY where i live they use a lot of salt in the winter. I hope I wont just trade rust for corrosion. Never did find out what grade aluminum they use. "military" grade is ridiculous. Just sounds good. Marketing nonsense. I'm sure the military specs different grades of aluminum depending on the properties they want for a particular purpose. Boats usually use 316 grade stainless for its resistance to corrosion from salt. Not sure the grade of aluminum that has the same salt resistance, but I'm hoping there's a little of that property in the trucks.
 
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I had the wheel wells Rhino lined on my 2012. 5+ years & 63,000 miles later, no chips & no rust. My 2017 will get the same thing when it comes in. The Rhino is a softer material than the Line-X. Our trucks at work get the Line-X & things slide around in the beds, don't have that trouble with my Rhino.
 
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I ordered front and rear on my Platinum (rear is standard). Easy to clean out with a brush and keep clean. It's very noticeable on the lighter coloured trucks when they don't have them.
 
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I ordered my 350 Platinum SCSB with them (front and rear). Looks far more complete IMO. I'm diligent on removing them every few months to get any material build up out.
 
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Originally Posted by Tom N OH View Post
I had the wheel wells Rhino lined on my 2012. 5+ years & 63,000 miles later, no chips & no rust. My 2017 will get the same thing when it comes in. The Rhino is a softer material than the Line-X. Our trucks at work get the Line-X & things slide around in the beds, don't have that trouble with my Rhino.
Yep, that's why I go Rhino Liner . . . .
 
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I ordered mine with them.. cheapest insurance you can get..

Protects from chipping ..dirt crud in the seams.. rock and debris damage

I wouldn't consider a truck without them

They didn't come on my F150 and I installed aftermarket and it was a hassle
 
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