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How to Install Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares (10-14 Raptor) on your Ford F-150

Installation Time

1 hours

Tools Required
  • Pry Tool
  • Pliers
  • Socket Wrench
  • 10mm Socket
  • 7/32 Socket
  • Torx Bit Driver
  • Soft Wiping Cloth
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STEP 1 – PRIOR TO INSTALLATION

A) Bushwacker only approves installing the flares according to these written instructions with the hardware provided. WARNING: Failure to install according to these instructions will invalidate the warranty. This includes, but is not limited to using alternative installation methods, hardware, or materials. DO NOT USE: Loctite, SuperGlue, or similar products on the hardware or the flares.  

B) Fit: Verify the fit of the flares to vehicle. (Some filing, sanding, or cutting may be necessary to ensure proper fit).  

C) Painting: (Optional) if paint is desired it must be done prior to installing flares on vehicle. Clean outer surface with a good grade degreaser. DO NOT USE LACQUER THINNER OR ENAMEL REDUCER AS A DEGREASER. Wipe outer surface thoroughly with a tack rag prior to paint. Application of plastic adhesion promoter for ABS plastic as per your paint system manufacturer’s recommendations is required. Paint flares using a high quality enamel, or polyurethane automotive paint. If painting edge trim (not recommended), use a flex additive.  

D) Performance: Using larger Tires may increase the area required to turn the vehicle. Some Tire/Rim combinations may require lowering bump stops and or installing steering stops to prevent tire from contacting flare.  

E) Exhaust System: Modifications may be necessary to maintain a minimum 4” clearance between flares and exhaust pipes. (Exhaust gases should not vent directly onto flares)  

F) Metal Protection: All exposed fasteners and bare metal should be treated with rust resistant paint BEFORE installing flares. Spray inner fender wells with undercoating AFTER flare attachments have been completed.  

G) Decals: Flares may interfere with existing decals on vehicle. If you wish, remove decals prior to installation of flares.  

H) Care & Cleaning: Bushwacker fender flares are built to last; any detergent you use to wash your vehicle is sufficient to clean the flare. Do not use any harsh abrasive detergents. 

Included in Hardware Kit:


Components List:


EDGE TRIM INSTALLATION

A. Peel two to three inches of red vinyl backing away from Edge Trim (GP1-0005) tape. Applying the adhesive side of the edge trim to the inner side of the flare, affix the edge trim to the top edge of the flare (the portion that comes in contact with the vehicle).  

B. Press edge trim into place along the top edge of the flare in one-foot increments, pulling red vinyl backing free as you continue to work your way around the top edge of the flare.      


Pocket Hardware Installation Procedures:

Put a Washer (WA1-0012) on each Bolt (SW1-0067).


Put each Bolt/Washer combination through a pocket hole in the flare, Bolt head and Washer on the outside. 


Place a Nut (NU1-0019) over the end of each Bolt and tighten, using a 1/2” wrench for the Nut and the supplied Torx Bit (SW1-0052) for the Bolt. Repeat for remaining pockets. 


Rear Flare Installation Procedures (Passenger Side):

Using a pry tool, remove 5 retainers from the factory flare. Discard factory retainers. 


Use a 7/32 socket to remove the 2 factory screws located at the rear of the wheel well. Retain screws for re-installation later. 


Use a 7/32 socket to remove the factory screw located at the front of the wheel well. Discard screw. 


Carefully pull factory flare away from fender and remove. Using pliers, remove factory plastic clips. Clean the fender area. 


Using pliers, remove factory plastic clips. Clean the fender area. 


Position flare on fender and install supplied push retainers (RV1-P001) through holes in flare and into factory holes. (5 places) Re-install two (2) factory screws into the holes located at the rear of the flare. Installation Complete. 


Edge Trim Tool Procedures:

Using supplied Edge Trim Tool (ET1-0002), seat edge trim against vehicle by hooking curved end under edge trim at one end of flare. Next, slide around outer edge of flare to the other end.


Using flat end of supplied Edge Trim Tool (ET1-0002), seat edge trim against flare by inserting straight end between edge trim and flare at one end. Next, slide around entire edge to the other end.