Fender Flares | To Paint, Or Not To Paint?
Fender flares do more than make your 4x4 look stylish, they protect your fenders from debris thrown up by big tires. Because once you put those big tires on your ride, you suddenly notice how much further they stick out on the sides. Unlike factory wheels that were fully contained within the wheel wells, wider tires often protrude by several inches. Magnifying the amount of grit and rocks these tires kick up on your paint is the fact that big tires have deeper grooves in their tread pattern - grooves which are really good at grabbing more rocks off the ground.
December 08, 2016