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GEN 2 +2 fiberglass fender recommendations

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by Mbdurham, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Mbdurham

    Mbdurham Full Access Member

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    Looking at + 2” fenders and was wondering which manufacturer to go with for the best near OEM fitment. I am a do it yourself guy so I want to mount and fit the fenders myself and only go to a body shop for paint. Would like to buy inner fenders from same manufacturer. Only looking for fenders now maybe bedsides later. Please let me know your experiences.


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  2. John Rathjen

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    I am in exactly the same decision making process as you. I want the fenders for sure to help clear 37's. If I can get away without bedsides I will - that's some major truck surgery there. I am fairly good with installs - have done spoilers, wings, suspension, motor stuff, etc myself for decades. I can handle installation of flares if they are bolt-on. But, like you, I have no interest in hours of fiberglass work to make them fit. Drilling holes, etc is easy.

    The main choices are:
    Fiberwerx
    ADV
    McNeil
    Boatec
    SDHQ

    I have seen videos and firsthand that the Fiberwerx fit like shit - LOTS of fiberglass work needed.

    McNeil - Good looking fenders, but they don't have fender liners.

    Boatec - Also good looking. One thing to note is the Boatecs have a smaller "fender flare" (the part you can remove on the stock fenders) than the others. Looks more OEM. And even though they all advertise as being +2, the Boatecs don't seem to be as wide as the others - which some find to be a good thing when not running mid or long travel suspension. Boatec does make fender liners

    SDHQ - I have heard good things about them. They sound like good quality. I'm unsure if the have liners though.

    ADV consistently comes out on top as far as easiest to install. They do make liners as well. I have had knowledgeable vendors on here tell me guys have installed them in just a couple of hours.

    There will always be exceptions of course - fenders are hand made and subject to variances. Personally, I think I'm about 90% sure I'm going with ADV. Only drawback i see is the "fender flare", which is molded in and not removable on any or these, is quite large and doesn't really match the stock rear flares. This is the same though for all the fenders except Boatec. Might be able to find some rear F150 flares that are a bit bigger? Not sure on that point though

    I think it would be great if there was a vendor who carried most of these brands, at least all except Fiberwerx, could take some side by side pics from the same angle so we could really see how they differ in appearance. I kinda doubt that will ever happen though.
     
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    Tha is for the info!


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    There is a company called IND that I bought many parts for my M5s that would paint whatever you ordered any OEM color before shipping to you. Too bad ADV doesn’t offer the same option.


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