Review & Install Video
Hey, what's going on, guys? Adam here with AmericanMuscle.com and today I'm bringing you a detailed review of the True Edge Rivetz Fender Flarez in the textured finish available for all 2015 and newer F-150s. So if you're the owner of a 2015 or newer F-150 and you're looking for a way to protect your rig's fenders or if you're looking for a way to get some additional tire clearance without having to do any drilling, you might be interested in the True Edge Rivetz Fender Flarez I have here today in the textured finish. Fender flares, as you probably already know, serve two big functions for your F-150. The first being they provide additional tire clearance for the truck owners out there looking to get a bigger, wider tire set that surpasses the fenders and needs some extra clearance. Now the reason you need some extra clearance for those bigger wheel and tire packages is because those bigger tires that surpass your fenders are not street legal. They are intended for off-road use. So if you plan on getting a bigger wheel and tire package and you plan on driving on the street as well as the off-roading trails, you will need some additional fender flares to get you the extra clearance, like the ones I have here today.
Now the second big function for the fender flares when adding to your F-150 is protection. So this can definitely be useful to protect against scratches and any other damage to your fenders on your truck, especially useful for the guys out there doing some off-roading. Now with these added, it can protect you from some kind of trail hazards when you're out there on the trails and it definitely does look cool doing it. So with that said, it leads me to my next point. Maybe you're not really into the off-roading styling and maybe you're not looking to get a bigger wheel and tire package. If that is the case, you can still pick up a set of fender flares and indulge in all of the styling just to get that off-road styling and the impression of the big rig setup. These fender flares from True Edge feature a rugged, textured, cut-out style pocket design accented with some stainless steel rivets to give it an extreme off-road appearance, even if you're just driving a street truck. The True Edge Rivetz Fender Flarez I have here are manufactured out of a rugged, textured, OE-quality ABS plastic to hold up against the hazards of the trail life. This will keep it impact-resistant and lightweight. They're also fade- and UV-resistant, so you know if you take care of them properly, they will last the life of your F-150.
Now I do want to point out the textured finished option I have here today is definitely paintable if you are looking to match your paint color on your truck, but I do want to recommend, in my opinion, it would be a lot better to get the smooth finish that True Edge offers just because it'll be a lot easier to paint and it would look and blend in a lot more with your OEM factory paint. So I do want to make one more point before I jump into pricing and install and that is that this actually is a no-drill installation, but like I said, I'll get into more detail in just a moment. These no-drill installs will mean that they are going to use the factory holes in your inner splash shield, but if you are looking to get the job done more permanently, they do include some self-tapping screws to get that job done, as well. This will definitely be a painless install.
So price-wise for the textured set I have here today with me on the table, you can expect to be spending just north of $300, which is definitely a more affordable price when comparing it to some of the $500 options on the site. Now in my personal opinion, this gives you a lot of bang for your buck, you get really good quality materials and is honestly in my opinion one of the best-looking fender flares on the market. This here, plus with the $300, you actually get a limited lifetime warranty from True Edge, which is always a plus. Now unfortunately there is one downside to this kit I have here on the table from True Edge. This particular package will not work with the technology package 68T that are installed in some F-150s, 2015 and up, which is basically the lane-keeping sensors installed in the front fenders. That'll conflict with the installation of these fender flares, so unfortunately you would have to check out some of the other options on the market.
So the installation is extremely simple and like I said, will not require any drilling. So the first thing you want to do is install some of that hardware into the back of the fender flare and also the weather stripping provided in the kit. Install some of those accent rivets included in the kit, just to give it that added style. From there, you can apply it to the side of your vehicle using the factory hardware and of course your ratchet and socket set. Repeat that process for each corner of the vehicle and it looks like you'll be all good to go. About an hour or two's worth of time and a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
Just to wrap things up, guys, if you're the owner of a 2015 or newer F-150 and you're looking for a very inexpensive way to protect your original fenders or if you're looking to get some additional clearance for your wheel and tire packages, then you might want to check out the True Edge Rivetz Fender Flarez available right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
Extra Protection and Coverage.
Whether your F-150 is a dedicated street truck or spends most of its time blazing a trail through the wilderness, a set of True Edge Rivetz Fender Flares are an excellent way to protect your rigs fenders from scratches and damage. Not only do these Fender Flares add extra protection, but they also extend the width of the fender to provide additional tire coverage. Additional tire coverage is ideal for oversized wheel and tire packages. Rivetz Fender Flares feature a rugged cutout-style pocket design that is accented with stainless rivets for an extreme off-road appearance that looks great both on and off-road.Rugged ABS Construction.
True Edge Rivetz Fender Flares are manufactured from a rugged OE quality acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic for its superior durability, impact resistance and light weight. True Edge's ABS plastic is fade and UV ray resistant and when properly cared for will look fantastic for the life of your F-150.Paint-able Smooth Black Finish.
Completed in a smooth, glossy black finish straight out of the box, these True Edge Rivetz Fender Flares can be installed as is for a great aggressive look. These Flares can also be painted to match your F-150's exterior color scheme; the choice is entirely up to you.Easy No Drill Installation.
Using the existing factory holes of the inner fender splash shields, True Edge Rivetz Fender Flares can be easily installed with the supplied hardware in about an hour. While no drilling is required True Edge does include self tapping screws for those individuals who want a more permanent install.Limited Lifetime Warranty.
True Edge is so confident in their Fender Flares that they covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty against any defects resulting from workmanship or materials.Application.
These True Edge Rivetz Fender Flares are specifically designed for use on 2015 to 2017 Ford F-150s, excluding Raptors. Technical Note.
The Flares are not
compatible with F-150 models equipped with Technology Package 68T that includes lane-keeping sensors in the front fenders.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Front Driver Side Fender Flare
- (1) Front Passenger Side Fender Flare
- (1) Rear Driver Side Fender Flare
- (1) Rear Passenger Side Fender Flare
- Rubber Seal
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my F-150?
Not compatible with models installed with Technology Package 68T including lane-keeping sensors on the front fender.