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    SouthernGorilla Member

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    The tires on my '04 1500 stick out a couple of inches and I'd like to cover them. It looks like there are tons of flares available but I'd like to get some first-hand opinions on some of the options. I'd also prefer to stay away from the "bolt on" look that's so popular these days. I'm even considering cutout flares to make room for more rubber.
     
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    Are you meaning that you don’t want a pocket flare? Like mine...[​IMG]


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    Yeah, just don't like that look anymore. Bad thing is that seems almost all that's available these days. At least if you want more than half an inch of coverage.
     
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    These look about perfect. But they don't make them for the 2004. Or they don't list them on the site.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I could not find anything that wasn't a pocket flare that gave me the coverage I needed on my 2014 Big Horn 2500.

    I wanted a smooth look but doing so meant there would still be some tire & wheel sticking out.

    Painting them body color and blacking out the faux bolts helped the appearance.
     
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    I have started thinking of ways to possibly fill in the pockets so a coat of paint would make them look smooth. I've noticed the same thing with the smooth flares, they're more decorative than functional.
     
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    With the blacking out of the faux bolt heads it didn't look too bad:

    [​IMG]

    Unfortuntely, I wasn't able to enjoy it much longer after ^^^that^^^ pic was taken...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Eek! Musta hit a sasquatch.

    That doesn't look too bad. But I have found some other options after more searching. Just not ready to drop $400+ on flares right now. Didn't realize how pricey they'd become since the last time I looked.

    Really like that step bar though. Need those first so I don't have to pull next to a curb so my wife can climb in.
     
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    Those are NFab 3-step units. I've had their products on my last 3 Ram trucks. Never a problem with them.

    No sasquatch...just a Phord driver who blew through a red light. My Ram still ran...his F150 not so much.
     
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    I was just on their site looking at those. Definitely pricey. But they look like quality. Of course, I just spent $50 on wiper blades, so don't have much room to complain about prices.
     
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