While scrolling though Facebook one day, a certain little Suzuki caught my eye. It was green with what looked like our Pocket Style Fender Flares on it. I contacted the owner, and sure enough, they were our parts. It turns out the owner, Nick Hurd of Salt Lake City, had a great build thread and some cool pictures of the pint-sized rig. It also turns out this isn’t just a good looking little rock crawler: It’s good looking turbo-diesel rock crawler.
The Volkswagen Amarok pickup truck is sold in many parts of the world (not in the U.S. or Canada, however), and Bushwacker offers fender flares and bed rail caps for these cool and capable diesel-powered (or gas-powered) pickups. There’s plenty of aftermarket parts to make these trucks perform better off road and get drivers to remote places for both business and pleasure.
Some buyers only need two fender flares (sometimes just one). Maybe you own a flatbed pickup and only need front flares. Maybe you damaged your flare on the trail or you you got into a fender bender (literally) on the street and need a new flare. If you don’t need a set of four fender flares, Bushwacker offers its flares in pairs.
The full-size truck market is the fastest growing segment of the overlanding vehicle genre. And frankly, with trucks as functional and good looking as Cris Cornette’s 2014 Toyota Tundra, which I first saw on ExpeditionPortal.com, I can see why. This Tundra has a classy, understated functionalist look that’s sure to serve as a great platform for overland travels.
If you’ve been looking at fender flares for your truck, you’ve probably seen our Pocket Style® Fender Flares, which are known for their rugged bolt-on appearance (but without needing to drill into the actual fenders). In addition to this style, and depending on your vehicle, you may have also seen the Boss™ Pocket Style® Fender Flares. So what’s the difference between the standard Pocket Style vs. Boss Pocket Style?
At Bushwacker, we offer fender flares for 12 different vehicle brands. Of those brands, we offer seven styles. People often ask what the differences are between our fender flares, so we came up with this infographic along with an example of what they look like on a truck or SUV. Remember, the picture on the right is only one example. There are many instances in which we offer several styles for a vehicle. No matter which one you choose, they come with a limited lifetime warranty, are made from 100% UV-protected material with a 100% matte-black finish (unless you opt for our new Color-Matching Pocket Style® Fender Flares), most have stainless steel hardware, and all are made in the USA, right here in Portland, Oregon.
Every now and then a vehicle catches your eye and you must know more about it. This was the case with Goose Bellow’s 1996 Ford Bronco. I saw the SUV on Facebook and noticed it has Bushwacker Cut-Out™ Flares both frontand rear. I shared the photo on the Bushwacker Facebook page, where Goose stated this was his rig. I had to know more.
Kelly Fromm debuted his amazing 2015 GMC Denali 3500, called “High Honor,” at the 2014 SEMA Show, and won second place in the Bushwacker Founder’s Award. The highly customized truck is a rolling tribute to the American Armed Forces; Kelly himself served in the 82nd Airborne Division in the U.S. Army. On top of that, he started an organization called Rev-It-Up For Wounded Warriors, which among other things, works with the Active Dog Academy Service Dog Foundation (ADASDF).
Many people who buy our fender flares paint them to match their truck. This means once you get the flares, you need to send them out to a body shop for paint, wait for them to get done, and hope they come back well painted and in the right shade. This takes time, costs money, and sometimes the paint isn’t done correctly—it can be a big hassle.