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Opinions Needed Painted Fender Flares and Bumper on Possible Purchase

Discussion in 'Prospective Raptor Owners' started by Dirt_Crusted_Raptor, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Dirt_Crusted_Raptor

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    Hello and thank you in advance... I have been looking for a truck for a while now and found the perfect spec. The fender flares, corners of front bumper, entire rear bumper, and lower panel between the rear tire and back are all painted to match. I am kind of torn, I wouldn't like this on any color other then black. What does everyone else think? Thank you

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    It looks good. I’d consider it.
     
  3. Dirt_Crusted_Raptor

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    Thanks Johnny.... I am on the fence.
     
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    I like the mono-color! The dealer did this?
     
  5. Raptorguy1

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    I was thinking of doing the fender flares on mine, black also. Not sure about the bumper ends though.
     
  6. Dirt_Crusted_Raptor

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    No it’s a used vehicle.

    I think I am going to pass on the truck, I prefer the more rugged look of the mono color. Also I don’t know the quality of the work and don’t want issues later.
     
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    You could try using it as a bargaining point.
     
  8. Dirt_Crusted_Raptor

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    I thought about that and very well may. But the savings would have to be pretty substantial and I just don’t see that happening. I don’t want to regret the purchase.... If the bottom of the bed wasn’t painted I would be more inclined to buy the truck since I could replace the bumpers and swap out the fender flares.
     
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    Agree. Use it as a bargaining chip. Claim you hate it, and you're willing to live with it if the price comes down.

    Personally, I don't like it. One of the things I enjoy about the Raptor is the contrast. The entire truck being a single color is less appealing. But, that's just me. Money talks, so if you can drive down the price then it's well worth it.

    Good luck!
     
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    I agree- bargaining chip! Maybe go in showing them you did your homework and it will cost $XXX to replace the parts with OEM. You can then offer to split the cost with them if you like and then keep the take offs when you may want a different look or a selling point for you to someone else some day?


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