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What Are Fender Flares?
what are fender flares

A Dodge RAM 2500 with and without Bushwacker Fender Flares

Before we define Fender Flares we must understand the definition of a Fender.

A Fender is the part of a car, truck or motorcycle that surrounds the wheel well. The primary function of a Fender is to prevent dirt and debris from being thrown into the air by the tire. Over time the definition of a Fender has become related to location; fenders are in the front while quarter panels are in the rear (minus duallys which still describe the rear as a “fender”). Tires with a factory offset typically have an exposed curve over the top of the tire.

fender flare tire coverageWhat are fender flares?

Fender Flares:
An extension of the Fender that provides additional coverage for heavily offset or oversized wheels and tires.

Fender Flares will keep a truck or SUV in compliance with Vehicle Equipment Laws, which lowers the likelihood of Police fines. They also help retain resale value by deflecting rocks and debris away from the vehicle’s body. By installing Fender Flares you are protecting your investment as well as adhering to tire coverage laws.

A Fender Flare also gives you the advantage of styling your vehicle for a unique limited edition look. Most Flares come ready to paint out of the box, which gives you the ability to style your vehicle in a variety of different ways. Besides painting, you can also Line-X, Rhino line, or kevlar coat them.

Fender Flares come in a variety of styles, from low profile to big and bold. Most Flares do not require any cutting or drilling, and use preexisting factory holes to fasten securely. Our Cut-Out Fender Flares are perfect for extreme wheel and tire packages that need all the coverage they can get. These Flares are carefully designed to open the wheel well by cutting the Fender itself. This allows for maximum tire clearance.

Interested in a set for your truck or SUV? Check out our different styles of Fender Flares here.