Review & Install Video
What's going on, guys? I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com, and this is my quick review and install of the Smittybilt M1 Bolt-On Fender Flares fitting the 2004 through 2008 F-150. So in this video, I'm gonna talk about the construction and materials used here, as well as the installation which I'm gonna hit on a little bit later in the video. But right off the bat, I'm gonna give these a very easy one-out-of-three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and you should have these on your truck in about one to two hours tops. So you should definitely be taking a look at these fender flares if you're looking to accommodate a larger wheel and tire size or if you're looking to make the size of your truck pop, and last but not least, to protect your investment from anything that you might come across, be it on the trails, job site, or even your daily commute.
So in terms of the construction and materials here, Smittybilt has these made up of a lightweight and durable ABS plastic material but center-finished in a gloss black finish which, in my opinion, matches pretty well with the trim on the F-150. Now, in the event that you wanted to have this painted, it can absolutely be done so but I actually like black as it makes the size of the truck pop that much better.
So another great aspect about these fender flares is that Smittybilt has these listed as being UV as well as heat resistant so you can rest easy knowing that, as the seasons change, these are not going to flex while they're on your truck. We're gonna see these fender flares fall in line right around the $400 neighborhood, which in my opinion, is definitely the middle of the road for what you're paying for as if you look at other alternatives out there in comparison, they're easily going to tip the scales with around north $900 based on the brand as well as the materials. For the money, you're gonna be getting away with a quality bolt-on option which I'm gonna hit on very shortly as well as having peace of mind that this is gonna be from a great brand like Smittybilt, knowing that this is gonna hold up over time and make the size of your truck pop.
So like I said at the beginning of the video, you're gonna be looking at a very easy one-out-of-three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and you should have these on your truck in about one to two hours tops. And because this is a tried and true bolt-on install, you are not going to have to cut into your truck for any reason whatsoever which again is gonna be a huge selling point for me with this simple eight-step installation.
Now, I will add that you are going to need a basic tool set as well as a hex bit set and while it's not necessary to have an extra set of hands around, it's always a good idea, in my opinion, just to make sure you don't get caught up in a snag. So just to wrap things up here, I really like this option from Smittybilt not only because these are gonna make your truck look that much better if you're running a larger wheel and tire option, but for the fact that you're gonna be protecting your investment from anything you might come across in your daily commute, job site, or doing some light trail running. So that's my review for the Smittybilt M1 Bolt-On Fender Flares fitting the '04 through '08 F-150 right here at americanmuscle.com.
Tackle your doubts about factory style with Smittybilt M1 Fender Flare Kit for your F-150. These rugged pocket style flares are the perfect addition to your off road rig. They're designed to provide a perfect fit and extra protection from flying mud and debris. Each Flare is equipped with bright exposed hardware to give your rig intense style. They'll easily complement your factory finishes and can even be painted for a more custom appearance.Durable Construction.
These F-150 Fender Flares are crafted from a UV Stable, acrylic-capped OEM quality ABS Material for exceptional durability through sun, wind, rain and snow. The exposed rivets are stainless steel in effort to achieve long lasting style.Easy Installation.
Thanks to Smittybilt's Perfect Fit Technology, these Fender Flares install easily without drilling or modification. All the necessary hardware and gaskets for installation are included to make upgrading a hassle free process.Lifetime Warranty.
Smittybilt backs these F-150 Fender Flares with a Lifetime Limited Warranty to ensure quality craftsmanship. Some exclusions may apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for details.Application.
The Smittybilt M1 Fender Flares are designed to fit all 2004 to 2008 Ford F-150 equipped with the Styleside bed. The Fender Flares do not
fit Flareside bed equipped F-150s.
- What's in the Box
- (4) Fender Flares
- (4) Alcohol Towelette
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 04-08 - 04, 05, 06, 07, 08