by Michael Kjolso

Bushwacker fender flare kits extend the width of a vehicle’s fenders. Larger tires are one of the most popular modifications done to Jeeps and trucks, however many states have laws against them. To keep your vehicle within compliance of the law, you may have to install a fender flare kit.

Bushwacker fender flares are designed to replace their factory counterparts. In addition to making the vehicle look bigger and more aggressive, they also protect it from road debris strewn about by the tires. Their main purpose, however, is to cover up the tires that “stick out” beyond the legal limits.

To understand how fender flares work, take a look at unmodified Jeep, truck, or SUV. Stand behind it in a position where the front and rear tires on the same side line up with each other. You’ll be able to see that the tires are completely covered to their outermost edge.

Vehicles were designed this was so they could be licensed to drive on U.S. roads. When installing larger tires, however, there’s a good probability that the tires will protrude outward. This is ideal for installing a Bushwacker fender flare kit.

The advantages of a Bushwacker fender flare kit are…

* Protects your vehicle’s paint from rock chips caused by wide or over-sized tires.

* Protects the cars driving near you from the rocks (or other debris) in your tires.

* Eliminates tire spray (or splash) when driving in the rain.

* Gives a new look to your vehicle.

* Legalizes your vehicle.

Bushwacker fender flares will increase tire width coverage anywhere from 2-inches to 6-inches over factory width allowing you to install any set of tires on your Jeep, truck, or SUV without worrying about legal issues like inspections or even worse, dealing with law enforcement while driving through a state that enforces tire-coverage laws.

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