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Glass Fenders, really worth it??


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I want to put Boatec fenders on my truck, but don't know if it's worth it. I want the meaner ...


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Old 08-18-2013, 03:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to put Boatec fenders on my truck, but don't know if it's worth it. I want the meaner and wider look, but don't want my truck to look like crap. Any suggestions or opinions?




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I personally believe they should come with them from Ford. I am currently running stock wheel/tires, mid perch, and glass fenders. Still stuff the tires up far enough on hard landings to rub the upper bracing. Fixing to install some inner fenders, however I'm afraid I'll trash them without going to top perch or 3.0s.
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They're worth it. Especially if running 37s. Personally I'd go with fronts and rears to make it look uniform. Don't care for the fronts and no rears.
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They're worth it. Especially if running 37s. Personally I'd go with fronts and rears to make it look uniform. Don't care for the fronts and no rears.
For the rears wouldn't you have to cut up the bed of the truck?
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They are only worth it if you run 37's and plan to stuff the tires on the regular. The fit and finish will never be as good as factory regardless what aftermarket glass you choose.

Raptor Addict is coming out with a new glass setup for the front and rears so I'd recommend waiting to see what he's releasing before making your decision.
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They are only worth it if you run 37's and plan to stuff the tires on the regular. The fit and finish will never be as good as factory regardless what aftermarket glass you choose.

Raptor Addict is coming out with a new glass setup for the front and rears so I'd recommend waiting to see what he's releasing before making your decision.

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But for the rears wouldn't you have to cut up the bed of the truck?
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But for the rears wouldn't you have to cut up the bed of the truck?
Negative. The glass bedsides are designed to work with the bed.
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But for the rears wouldn't you have to cut up the bed of the truck?
You have to drill out all the spot welds out and have to trim slightly around the taillights. You also have to do some trimming inside the rear fender wells . If you do clean work you'll hardly notice it when your done. Most people don't realize we're running rear glass on our OD green rig.

To answer your question, no you don't have to "cut up the bed" but you have to do some cutting on the bed.

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You have to drill out all the spot welds out and have to trim slightly around the taillights. You also have to do some trimming inside the rear fender wells . If you do clean work you'll hardly notice it when your done. Most people don't realize we're running rear glass on our OD green rig.

To answer your question, no you don't have to "cut up the bed" but you have to do some cutting on the bed.

WSI does fiberglass installs on Ford Raptors.
How much does a full fiberglass install through y'all usually cost?
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