(approx) 3 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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The smooth flares that we're talking about here today would be an awesome choice for all 2009 to 2018 Ram owners who are looking for one of the most affordable ways to add more tire coverage to the rigs and do so in a very clean manner. Now, the flares that we have here will feature a UV resistant black polypropylene construction, which is paintable and will run you right around 100 bucks for a set of four. Installation on the other hand is going to get a strong one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and take a few hours at most to complete from start to finish, but, if you hang with me for a bit, we'll walk you through that job later in the video.But why go with a fender flare like this in the first place? Well, two big reasons, either you really just like the look, or you need to cover up some tire poke thanks to a wider wheel or lower offset. Listen, I love a little bit of poke with my trucks. I think it looks great, but the reality is, some laws out there mandate the tires are covered at all times and if they aren't, well, you can either fail inspection or get hassled by your local authorities, neither of which is very fun. On top of that, uncovered tires on those lower offset wheels can result in a very dirty truck very quickly. Trust me, I know, on top of some rock chips. That's because the smallest puddle or whatever will end up slinging mud, dirt, snow down the side of your rig. And again, if you do go wheeling a lot in rough terrain, that's just going to be kicking rocks and whatever down the side of your truck scratching it up. Now, obviously, some people might not mind, right? It's a truck after all, but some folks out there like myself might want to keep things a little cleaner and don't want to wash their truck every other day. And the smooth fender flares that we have here will help keep your truck a bit cleaner in the process thanks to the 1-1/2 to 2 inches of additional coverage for both the front and rear of your rig. Again, keeping things a bit cleaner while also at the same time making for a more aggressive look.Now, aside from that tough look, interested Ram owners can also look forward to a pretty tough build for the very affordable price. Again, you have the UV resistant poly construction and for the record, it is paintable, some owners in fact have painted these things after some prep work, or you just leave them matte black which will offer a nice contrast to any color out there. Now, keep in mind, guys, these things are one of the most affordable flares currently on the site for your Ram, about 100 bucks for a set of four. Yes, I know I only have two on the table, size constraints, but just keep in mind you are getting four flares and the hardware right around 100 bucks. Now, one quick personal note here in regards to fitment. I do want to point out that the flares will look a little different depending on your trim level. For instance, on a Tradesman, the front flare is kind of dead-end perfectly into that front bumper separation. However, on a truck like a sport model for instance, that features that one piece or one color front bumper design, the fender flares appear to just kind of stop midway down the front bumper. So, just keep that in mind, and, as always, guys, if you want a better idea of how these things might fit on your own Ram at home, check out the dozens of customer-submitted images we have here on the product page if you haven't done so already. But now comes a point in the video where I stop yapping and we show you a little bit more about the installation itself. So, without further ado, feel free to check out our detailed walkthrough and tool breakdown right now.Tools used for this installation include a panel removal tool, Phillips head screwdriver, ratchet, and an 8-millimeter socket. Getting started you'll need to remove the four 8-millimeter factory screws from around the fender well. Now, depending on your year, you might encounter a lower inner fender piece of plastic that kind of bulges out from the fender a little bit. If that is the case, then you will need to remove it before getting started with the install of your flare. It's just going to be another two 8-millimeter screws.Next up, the directions tell us to install two of these supplied tabs over two factory holes, they're gonna be secured using the adhesive on the back. With the backing removed, we're going to install the first one over our factory hole. Next, we'll take our second tab and install it on our second hole. Now, the directions tell us there are two holes in this general vicinity, and as you can see there are. It tells us that we want to install the tab over the hole closest to the front of the truck. So that'll be this hole.Next up, we're going to take two of our supplied clips and then insert these over the tabs that we just installed in the previous step. Next, you want to grab your front flare here and the five supplied screws for this particular flare and get it up into place. Now, the directions tell us that we want to start our screws, but don't tighten them down yet. Again, you just want to get this one started just to have it hold in place but you don't want to tighten it down yet. And now you want to repeat that process for the remainder of the screw holes, not tightening everything down yet but getting all the screws in their holes. After your screws are in place, now you want to take one of the 8-millimeter screws that you removed from the factory side and install it here on the lower portion of your new flare. With that lower bolt all tightened up, you can go back around and tighten all of your screws.With the front wrapped up, now we're going to move in the back here on the driver side, and again, we have our 8-millimeter socket on our air ratchet. We're going to start by removing the seven screws around the fender here. Now, as I pointed out up front, some year Rams do have some additional plastic in the fender that you will need to remove prior to installing your flare. That is the case. As you can see we have two 8-millimeter screws that we're going to remove right now. And then there's also two push pins underneath that we'll remove with a panel removal tool. With our panel removal tool, now we're gonna wedge this in between the plastic and the rear fender and pry down and remove these clips.With everything removed, now you can grab your rear flare and get to the installation. Now, I will say the kit does include brand new hardware. You can use that if you want. If your factory stuff is a little old or maybe rusted out. Our rear hardware is in great shape, plus, we can reuse our 8-millimeter socket as opposed to using a Phillips head screwdriver. So, that's what I'm going to do. Grab your flare, get to installing.Now, grab your flare and hold it into place. Line up your holes and just get your hardware started for each hole but don't tighten it down yet. With all of our hardware started we can now grab our 8-millimeter socket and ratchet and tighten everything up. With all of our hardware snugged up, repeat the process on the other side and your installation is complete.We hope you enjoyed this review and install of the smooth black fender flares, again, available for your '09 to '18 Ram at home. And keep in mind, for more products and videos like this, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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Around the Clock Protection. These smooth black Fender Flares deliver extra protection against the dirt and debris kicked up when your both on-the-clock at a worksite, or off-the-clock on the trail. They bring a classic OE style and are custom-designed specifically for your RAM 1500 to improve its appearance and style, while offering additional coverage for larger tire and wheel packages.
No Chalking, Cracking, or Warping. These Fender Flares are constructed from high-quality polypropylene for long-lasting performance and superior durability. They offer 100% UV protection to prevent chalking, cracking, and warping and impact resistance that's second-to-none. They provide additional front and rear tire coverage and a smooth black finish.
Install As Is or Paint To Match. Out of the box, these Fender Flares have a smooth black finish and can be installed as is for an aggressively stylish look, or they can be painted to match your RAM's exterior color.
Bolt-On Installation. These Fender Flares are designed to be installed using the existing factory mounting points for a simple and straightforward install. Minimal drilling is required to ensure a perfect fit, but no additional modifications to your truck are necessary. The entire process can generally be completed in under 3 hours.
Application. These Fender Flares will fit 2009-2018 Dodge RAM 1500 trucks, excluding R/T models.
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