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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-23-2002, 04:15 PM
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I have a couple questions. Has anyone used or installed bushwacker cut out fender flares? I was thinking about getting some so I can cut away some of the rust forming around the fenders before it takes over. I tried doing some body work but didn't do it perfect so of course the rust came back. The K5 isn't in perfect condition but I don't want it to turn into a beater, especially since it seems like I keep pouring more cash into it. I wanted to know how much you really cut out of the fender. Bushwackers website wasn't very informative. I suppose if worse comes to worse I could just trim the fenders and try and make it look nice but the flares would help make it look better, after all "be the deed big or small do it right or don't do it at all" right>? Also I was wondering what the symptoms of a worn out torque converter might be I have been trying to figure out whats wrong with my transfer case or transmision or rearend but haven't figured it out yet. Thanks for any help -Ryan
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Jason should know. He just installed some on the crewcab... at least the front ones.
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Hey, what do you mean at least the front ones?:



Anyway, in the front you take 1" off the front of the wheel well, 2" off the top, and 1.5" off the back. Then on the rear, you take 1" off front and back, and 2" off the top. Install is pretty easy, took me about an hour per flare.

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Geez Jason, that thing's huge! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
We need some more pictures like that to get the full sense of it.......

What rim size are those again?
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16.5x9.75

I actually shot video and took some better action pics of it today, waiting on guy to email me the vids and pics, since it wasn't my camera.

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Jeeeesus buddy that thing is monstrous! Can't wait to see the vid and pics!
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looks like its gonna tip over :O i got sideways on a hill like that today with my S-10, ive never heard the body creak and moan like that...ahh the joys of making a IFS flex
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Hmm, kinda jealous. I don't have the largest truck (I think it was about there if not close)on here anymore. I guess with the shortenning of my wheelbase you will be all alone in the crewcab longbed division now.
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