Review & Install Video
Hey, guys, Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the Lund Elite Series RX-Rivet Style Fender Flares in the textured finish fitting all 2004 to 2008 F-150. So in this video, I'll be going over the functionality and styling of the Lund Elite Series Fender Flares I have with me today as well as the materials and construction. I'll top the video off with the installation which I'll let you know up front is a very simple one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
The Lund Elite Series RX-Rivet Style Fender Flares in the textured finish will be for any 2004 to 2008 F-150 owner looking to get some added protection for their fenders to provide additional tire clearance for a bigger wheel and tire package or if you're looking for a nice rugged off-road look.
So as I'm sure most of you are aware, fender flares really have two primary functions. The first of which is being able to provide additional wheel and tire clearance for those bigger tire setups. What that means is if you have a bigger wheel and tire set up that protrudes and is wider than your stock Fender, unfortunately, your rig is illegal for street use. Fender flares give you that additional tire clearance to really make your rig street legal.
So, of course, that second main function is going to be protection. Protection against road hazards like rock, some mud and other road debris, especially useful for the guys out there taking their F-150 off-roading. Even if you're not off-roading, if you're going onto the worksite constantly or if you're just using it as a daily commuter, rocks, and other road debris can definitely pose a threat to your factory paint, your fender flares and of course your body panels. Setting on some fender flares will definitely add some protection and sturdiness to give you that peace of mind that you need.
Now, that'll bring me to my third point. Of course, in addition to functionality, there's always appearance and styling. So maybe you don't take your F-150 off-roading constantly or to the work site, but you still wanna capture that rugged off-road styling. You can capture that styling with a set of these fender flares simply because it offers the rivets filing I mentioned before from Lund, has a textured finish here, and definitely look too badass giving you that wide body stance on your F-150.
So this particular option of fender flares from Lund offers a pocket cut out style appearance for a rugged off-road design, accented by stainless steel rivets, great for any off-roader or even just a daily commuter. This option from Lund was manufactured right here in the USA out of a Durable Tri-Flex material which is an ABS thermal plastic, a very flexible and durable, long lasting use material here to hold up against your daily commuting, and of course your off-road trail hazards.
On top of that, there's the stainless steel hardware and accented rivets all included in the box, and all this is completed in a textured matte black finish to give it that off-road styling. Now, of course, this material is custom paintable, so if you want to take it to your local paint shop to get it paint matched to your factory colors, of course, you can do that. I will, however, recommend the smooth option over the textured finish from one which is also available on americanmuscle.com just because aftermarket paint might show up a little bit better on a smooth option as opposed to the textured. But of course, it's always possible.
Now as far as pricing goes for this particular product from Lund, expect to be spending just north of 400 bucks which in my personal opinion can sound like a lot of money up front. But if you look at the alternative of having to pick up a new body panel because of damage taken on, then, of course, you have to get it painted, the labor to get it installed, can definitely rack up the cost, and this can prevent you from spending all that money in the future.
Now, as far as the installation goes for this, as I mentioned in the beginning, it will get a solid one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, does not require any drilling or permanent modifications to the side of your F-150. All you have to do is use the hardware included in the kit to install it, and the pre-drilled holes in your fender flares and of course in your wheel wells. These already have the pre-drilled holes in the materials and then, of course, install your accented stainless steel rivets. All said and done, you're looking at about an hour or two of installation time, and of course that one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
Just to wrap it up here, if you're the owner of a 2004 to 2008 F-150 and you're looking for a way to get some additional tire clearance, pick up a rugged off-road design, or of course protect the side profile of your F-150, you might wanna check out the Lund Elite Series RX-Rivet Style Fender Flares in the textured finish available right here at americanmuscle.com.
The Lund Elite Series RX-Rivet Style Fender Flares are just what you need to give your Ford an intense off road look. They're equipped with rugged pocket grooves and exposed stainless steel hardware. Their wide design will help prevent paint damage from flying debris and even provide additional tire coverage. This set features a textured black finish that will easily complement your factory finishes or can be painted for a custom build.Durable Construction.
These Fender Flares are proudly made in the USA from durable Tri-Flex™ ABS Thermoplastic. They're UV resistant to prevent fading or chalking for long lasting performance in any climate. The included Rivet hardware is 100% stainless steel for impressive rust free style.Easy Installation.
These F-150 Fender Flares install easily to your truck's factory locations and won't require extra drilling or modification. All the necessary hardware and trim is included for a quick an painless installation to get you back on the road sooner. Lifetime Warranty.
Lund backs their Elite Series Fender Flares with a Limited Lifetime Warranty to ensure quality craftsmanship. Some exclusions may apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for complete details. Application.
These Lund Elite Series RX-Rivet Style Fender Flares are designed to fit 2004 to 2008 Ford F-150 equipped with the Styleside Bed. The Flares do not
fit Flareside bed equipped F-150s.
- What's in the Box
- (2) Front Fender Flares
- (2) Rear Fender Flares
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 4.2L V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08
- 4.6L V8 - 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
- 5.4L V8 - 04, 05, 06, 07, 08