i took about 5" off the front 2.5" up front 2.5" in the rear, and took about 6" in the rear 3" front 3" rear. thats about 2" extra up front and 2" extra in back. i did this to allow me to fit them a bit tighter/highter than they are for say "meant" to be installed. i did this in hopes of geting larger tires down the road and needing the space ahah!..... over all it was totly worth it. my truck stays much cleaner w/ them than the OE flares. and htey look good on a 4dr truck, the extra lenght off sets the big flares well. i mean if u asked me atleast. oh and they are fairly tough. i hum........ lets jsut say got hit on my drivers bed side (ahahha..... by my own other truck) and the flare realy flexed and moved a bit w/ out becoming distorted or cracking. once i poped the majority of the bed side out the only damage u could see on the flare was the scratched paint and where hte mounting screw pulled out. makes me happy to know a body part that can only be bought in set's isnt made like junk. just take your time when you go to fit them. this is a good solid day project with lots of repeated work. but its nothing id call "hard" to do!.......
carsluTT, do you know how big of meats can be run with the Bushwacker flares and no lift? I've been toying with the idea of 33s, but the wife doesn't like the idea of needing a step stool. She's only 5'1" on a good day.
i think i read on here some where that some one had installed the cut-outs on a non lifted truck just to be able to fit 33's on it w/ no lift and it did most of the trick. the other thing he had to do was extened or cut his bumper as it caught on the tire just a tad when turning. do some searching around i cant remember who posted about it.
Tysmith, is that with or without fender flares, and do u have any rubbing of the tires with that? Ive been thinking of getting cutouts and bigger tires, I read on here it was 35's with only a leveling kit and the cutouts, andone else have a clue?
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