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I've got rust bubbling out on my '03 silverado's right front fender. so I was looking at some fender flares for it. on craigslist I found a pair for a '04 2500 silverado. I want to know will it fit my 1500 Z71?
 

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yeah they should fit, i think most 2500 had factory flares, thats probably why its labeled that way
 

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These are bushwacker pocket style flares
 

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Try going to Bushwhackers website and put in both trucks and see what the part# are.
 

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I'd definately recommend the bushwackers if they fit, love mine, but I would at minimum slap on some rust stopping paint over the boils, so you don't end up losing your whole fender lol.
 

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KyleZ71 now this is just my option here but if your planning on keeping your truck for a long time them why just cover up a issue because sooner or later the flares will no longer hide the rust and by that time the rust could have moved over onto other panels an round the fenders and just raise the cost of fixing it. I would have to say if the rest of the truck is in good shape with no rust then I would say send around a $150.00 per a side for new GM fenders or for around $75.00 you can get CAPA aftermarket ones and then just paint them yourself or find a good Body shop to do it. Now if your not thinking long term here or the rest of the truck is starting to show rust then buy all means go with the fender flare and you may get another 3 years more or less out of it depending on where you live and what kind of winters you have. I would even still consider the flare even with replacing the fender then you will have better protection for the paint plus it would change the trucks looks
Again this is just my option it your truck man make it what you want
 

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Bushwacker has some awesome products, kind of pricey though.
 

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Bushwacker has some awesome products, kind of pricey though.
they are pricey, i bought mine painted to match for 800ish, kinda hurt, but I love em, and am glad I got em
 

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I would have to say if the rest of the truck is in good shape with no rust then I would say send around a $150.00 per a side for new GM fenders or for around $75.00 you can get CAPA aftermarket ones
Again this is just my option it your truck man make it what you want
why not just have a reputable shop repair the fender then you wont have to blend the door to match the paint and i work in a body shop so believe me when i say that aftermarket fenders are ****ty, they are half the $ but take twice the time to make fit and never really line up like a gm fender
 

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Well after my dad scraped my drivers side door, put two small dents in it and the estimates are 900 and 1000, im ok with cracking the bubble and repainting it. I did it to the gas cap. I'll sand it down, put some eastwood rust encapsulator on it, put some blue touch up and a coat of clear. Works pretty well at the gas cap. As for the bushwackers the price was $50, I called the guy already sold. They were maroon which I was gonna paint black. Here the guy who bought them had black gm flares so I bought all four for $50.
 

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nice, be sure to post up pics when they're on!
 

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Will do, well when I get the truck back. The fuel line was rusty and when I was changing the fuel filter I could'nt get it lose. I took it to a local garage where the mechanic cracked the fuel line. He's gonna try to make a new one, but if he can't GM only sells the whole line ($200), not parts.
 

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Here they are as promised
would have more but my camera has a hard time fitting under the 2.0 mb limit
 

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agreed, lookin good, steal of a deal
 

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Ones a little damaged but if it bugs me that much ill just check local junk yards
 

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Looks good, they match the door handles, mirror and bumper top cover.
 

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Also the bottom of the bumper, had that replaced (guy before me cut out below the tow hooks)
 

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Looks good,
I'm looking for a set of fender flares, but d*mn their pricey. Anyone know a good place to pick them up under $400 ( black )?
 

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Looks good,
I'm looking for a set of fender flares, but d*mn their pricey. Anyone know a good place to pick them up under $400 ( black )?
you can get knock off sets for less than 400, but if you want quality flares, like bushwacker, you'll be paying 500+, and I recommend it, the cheap sets break easy and don't look as good
 
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