Installation Time: Full Day
June 07, 2017
Preparation is key
The written instructions included are average at best, a copy can be obtained from the Bushwaker web site.
Highly recommend watching the you tube videos, I found three that have all the information needed to install.
It is possible to install in one day, having a friend that is handy is a plus, however one person can install. I chose not to rush it and prep all the pieces first, things you can do in your living room while watching football.
Remove all the existing stock fenders is a task that will expedite the install, this can be done well before the new fenders arrive. With the fenders gone I found some very light rust on one fastener area, so I was able to address that, to promote vehicle body life.
Also you have less hardware to deal with if you prep everything first. Having the invaluable clip removing tool makes life great without having to worry about warping or damaging your vehicle's existing sheet metal.
Most frustrating areas for me.
1. Trying to find the clip holes with an awl and lining them up with the fender flare holes.
2. Cutting the inner plastic splash guard is a bit tedious, I used a thin cut off wheel and exacto knife, the videos help show how to cut, I purchased extra body clips to mount the splash guard by itself so I knew for sure where to mark for the cut also after the cut, mounted them back up to make sure they where flat and lined up perfectly with the sheet metal, take time with this and wear goggles or face shield, nothing like hot melted plastic landing on your face.
A couple of tricks the videos mention to help installation, 1. The awl to find the holes.
2. Applying upward pressure to the fender while securing the screws.
3. Applying pressure down to remove the tape from the fender molding then applying and holding for 10-30 seconds. (The supplied molding tool must be used immediately afterward), I applied a little silicone to the end and it was a bit tedious, take your time with the trim and it will look seamless and will give it that factory installed look.
I don't see a function where I can post pictures.
Overall I think it looks awesome!!