(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys. It's Joe from AmericanTrucks and today, we're gonna be taking a closer look at the Duratrek OEM Style Fender Flares, fitting all '14 to '18 Silverado 1500s. Now, this is gonna be the perfect option for you if you're looking to keep some of that aggressive OEM styling and get some extra coverage for the side of your truck at a really budget-friendly price.So, what do we have going on here with the Duratrek OEM style fender flares? Well, first off, these are made out of a lightweight, yet durable automotive-grade polypropylene that's going to be a perfect match for those factory plastics as it's finished in that UV resistant matte black. Now, if the blackout isn't your look, that's perfectly okay, Duratrek does understand. These are 100% paintable, so if you wanna paint them to match the side of your truck or frankly, whatever color you want, you can absolutely do that.And just like the factory ones, all in all, these are gonna give you about an inch and a half of coverage. So, if your tires do poke out a little bit, these are gonna be the perfect option. These are going to provide a little bit more coverage than the standard set of mudflaps, but not only that, you're also gonna get some coverage up at the top as well, which is a nice touch and an inherent benefit of a set of fender flares like this one. Now, speaking about mudflaps, I did just wanna make a quick note that this set is not going to work with a set of mudflaps. In fact, we're gonna be removing the factory plastic caps down around where a set of mudflaps would be. So, if you plan on running the two in tandem, something like this is going to completely replace any sort of mudflap or mudguard you have going on on your truck as it sits. Now, that's not too bad because again, as an inherent benefit of something like this, you're just gonna get more coverage all the way around your wheel well. So, these have a ton of benefits going for them. We have that lightweight and durable polypropylene, we got that awesome matte blackout finish that's paintable if you want it to be. We also have some more coverage all the way around and if you're tires poke out a little bit more, you get some extra coverage on that as well.Now, one thing that was absolutely surprising to me is the price point that these drop in at. One of the most budget-friendly sets of fender flares we have on the site and all four corners are only gonna cost you around 170 bucks and that's going to include all the hardware and everything you need to get these installed on your truck with some basic tools. So, you are getting one heck of a deal with these. These add a lot to not only the profile looks of your truck, but in terms of utility as well these are a great deal.So, now let's move on to the install, which isn't gonna be too bad either. Now, we are going to have to do some drilling, but the kit does include some self-tapping screws, so we're just gonna let that handle the work for us. I'm gonna give it a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. At most, I think this will take you two hours to do all four corners. So, without any further ado, let me show you what tools you'll need and how it's done.So, tools we use for this install are going to include the drill, some painter's tape, a T15 Torx bit as well as a Philips head bit, ratchet, trim panel removal tool, some Quik Detailer, and a microfiber rag. Now, one thing we didn't use here but is a good idea to keep on hand, the drill index. Again, you might need this, but the kit does include some self-tapping screws that you could use instead.So, we're gonna start our install here up at the front on the driver side, and we need to get some of our stock stuff out of the way first. This mudflap has to go. So, we're gonna need a T15 Torx bit for that. This is held on with three T15 screws. I have mine on a ratchet just to speed things up a little bit. Now, if you don't have this, this might be a little bit tough to get to, so you might be removing a wheel. But if you wanna try turning the wheel first, that might give you the room you need to be able to get this done. So, now we can pull off our mudflap that's held on with some 3M double-sided tape at that point. We can put that aside and what that's gonna reveal right here is this other mudflap as well. Just gonna peel that down a little bit and push it back into the truck. And that should release it from these tabs right here. Now, once you have that off the truck, you can see we have our exposed bodywork here. And this is pretty dirty from being underneath that mudflap for so long. So, we're just gonna grab the Quik Detailer, clean that up a little bit and get this 3M double-sided tape off there as well. Now, while we have the Quik Detailer out, it would be a good idea to clean up this whole area in general. So, we're gonna give that a quick clean up right now.So, now we're ready to install our new fender flare here, but a couple of things to go over before we do. If you have a '14 or '15 Silverado, you will need this little extender piece here for the front of your fender flare. It goes right about there and you can secure it with the 8-millimeter bolts that come in the kit. Our truck isn't a '14 or '15, so you can skip that entirely and it's gonna line up with this cut in the bodywork right here. Now, how we're gonna do this is we're gonna hold this up to our truck. There's two holes at the back of our fender flare that are already pre-drilled from the factory. So, we're gonna use the regular screws in the kit to secure them there. I'm gonna hold the front end with some painter's tape, then we're gonna grab the self-tapping screws in the kit and we're just gonna run them in all the way along the bottom of our fender flare to secure it to the truck.So, I'm just gonna get it roughly in place. Just gonna hold it vaguely where it needs to be with that painter's tape. So, for these two, the Phillips head screws that come in the kit seem to be the wrong thread pitch here. I can't get them to tighten down all the way, so what we're gonna do is just jump back to the T15 and tighten those two holes with the factory hardware. That's one done. I'm just gonna come to the back here and do the same thing. So, next what we're gonna do is secure the fender flare to our truck. Now, all these holes are not pre-drilled, so we're gonna have to drill them out somehow. Luckily, the screws that come in the kit are self-tapping, so if you wanted to take the drill like I am with the Phillips head bit in there, you could just run these in. You wanna make sure that your fender flare is nice and aligned. Now, if you wanted to be extra precise about it, you can always mark these with a Sharpie, drill some pilot holes and then run your screws in, but I think you get just as good as a result doing it like this and just tapping the screws right in. So, what we're gonna do is make sure that's nice and tight up on our truck here and we're just gonna run these screws home. So, now we're just gonna work our way backwards here and just go along the length of the fender flare. Make sure that's nice and pushed into the truck, no gaps up by the bodywork, and we're just gonna run the rest of our screws in. And there's one more pretty much underneath of the truck at the rear of the front tire and that will be good to go.So, now the front is wrapped up and looking very clean. We're gonna move onto the back and do the same exact thing basically, except we have mudflaps to remove in front of and behind the tire. Once we get those out of the way, hold on to your factory hardware because we're going to be installing our new fender flare using that hardware. So, starting in front of our tire here, there's four T15 screws to remove and then you can pull this out of the way. That's one down. You can see one here, one here, and one here. We're gonna get those all out of the way too.So, now we have all of our hardware out, you should be able to pull this off the truck. Might fight a little bit because it's behind this carpeting here, but once you get that out of the way, you could re-install the two factory screws. And it's gonna be this one right here as well as this one at the back. And this is just to hold the carpeting in place. Our fender flare won't come near these two. So, moving on to the rear of the tire, this mudguard needs to go as well. On this side, we have three T15 screws that all need to be removed. So, this one is really tough to get to. You only have like 2 inches to get a tool in here with a T15 on it to get this screw removed. Just a word of caution, if you don't have the setup I do with that low-profile T15 on a ratchet, you might be jacking up your truck and taking a wheel off to get to this mudguard.So, now we can take this larger mudguard and that is just gonna peel right off. There's some 3M double-sided tape right there. We're gonna clean that off in just a second. We can put that aside and you can see there's now one more piece of plastic we got to get out of the way. This removes just as easily, you're just gonna peel that back a little bit and push it towards the rear of the truck, and that should pop off those two clips. Then we can take the trim panel removal tool and remove these two pushpins back here. So, now we have all of our factory stuff removed, we're just gonna get our double-sided tape out of the way and clean up the area with some Quik Detailer.Now, this stuff can be tough to work with sometimes. It peels off pretty easily if you take the rag to it. But if you're having more trouble than I am right here, you can always break out the hairdryer or the heat gun, warm this up a little bit, it should peel right off. Otherwise, some 3M automotive adhesive remover would be great for this kind of thing. You can pick that up at your local auto parts store. So, now we're just gonna hold up our flare to the truck. We're gonna do pretty much the same thing. We're gonna get it started in the pre-drilled holes, one at the rear of the tire, one at the front of the tire. We're gonna be using our factory T15 hardware for that, then we're gonna painter's tape this in place and use the self-tapping screws to secure it. So, now we're gonna finish up our install here with this one more left underneath the truck, right behind the rear tire.Now, the install for the fender flares is going to be the same exact thing on the other side. We're gonna get that caught up off-camera here. One thing I did wanna touch on though, if you do plan on drilling some pilot holes, it would be a good idea to cover up that exposed metal with some clear nail polish, something like that. You could also throw some paint protection on here underneath of the fender flare. That probably wouldn't be a bad idea either.But that's gonna do it for me. It's also gonna do it for the Duratrek OEM Style Fender Flares, fitting all '14 to '18 Silverado 1500s. Thank you guys for watching. Subscribe for more videos like this one, keep it right here at AmericanTrucks for all things Chevy and GMC.
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February 13, 2020
OEM style fendert flares
easy to install,and really look good on the truck. Quality product.Helpful (0)
February 13, 2020
OEM Fender Flares
Delivery was quick, sooner than expected. Installation was fast and easy, took about 30 minutes. Flares look great and add 3/4 to 1” additional coverage. Highly recommend these flares.Helpful (0)
February 05, 2020
Right after buying the customer wrecked the truck and have not got to install them. However holding them up to the truck look and fit very good. Feels like a good quality product.Helpful (0)
January 10, 2020
Add some flair
Nicely made and look good. Took no time at all and they came out great. Would recommend if you think your truck is missing something.Helpful (0)
July 21, 2019
Duratrek OEM Fender Flares
I'm not very mechanically inclined, but was able to install in about an hour and a half on my 2016 Chevy Silverado.Helpful (2)
February 12, 2019
Perfect for my truck
Installed quickly and looks exactly like the OEM ones from Chevrolet.Helpful (9)
will these work with weather tech no drill mud flaps on a 2018 silverado?
The Duratrek OEM Style Fender Flares will not work with the Weathertech no drill mud flaps without modification to one or both parts
Will these work with the rough country wheel well liners for 2014 silverado?
Will these work on a 2016 GMC Sierra double cab V8 four by four? I realize that most Silverado parts are interchangeable with Sierras, but I just want to be sure. Thanks
Are the flares a "softer" construction or are they a harder more rigid material. My concern is that with expansion and contraction a more rigid material will rub the paint off. I've seen competitive brands offering the same OEM flares for much more. I'm curious why such a difference in the pricing. I'm very interested in ordering a set. Will the material fade from the sun?
These are an automotive grade polypropylene material, which is going to be a rugged option and is very resistant.
Is minor drilling required on all four fenders and will it be visible if the flares are later removed?
Minor drilling is required for all four flares, and would be visible if the flares are removed.
If installed properly this will not scratch your paint, however minor drilling is required. Other than that it's a bolt-on installation.
These will provide about 1.5" of additional tire coverage.
This will fit your truck and will not interfere with the fuel door.
At this time, the installation guide is not available online. However, this kit will include the install instructions.
Fitment will depend on how the mud flaps install. These are compatible with most mud flaps.
(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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