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Hey, guys. So, today, we're checking out the RedRock 4x4 Premium Molded Fender Flares, fitting all 2016 and newer Toyota Tacomas. So, if you are in search of an upgrade for your factory fenders when it comes to functionality and styling, this option by RedRock 4x4 is going to be a great choice to take a look into. Now, these are gonna be great for the Tacoma owners who are looking for a significantly larger fender flare than their factory flare when it comes to protection to the side quarter panel area as well as the bed and they're also looking for some more coverage from any kick-up when they're driving around on the street or the trail. Now, again, these are going to be significantly larger than the factory flares giving you more coverage, but they also are going to be a lot wider as well. So, if you have upgraded or you're looking to upgrade to a larger or wider wheel and tire, and you're trying to get rid of some of that damage from the kick up on the street, or you're just looking to cover up that tire for legal reasons, and these are going to do just that.Not to mention, these are also going to be made of a durable ABS plastic so they'll be able to hold their own while they're out on the trail. And they also are customizable so you can paint these to your factory color code, or really whatever color that you would like. Not to mention, these are going to be a big style upgrade in comparison to those factory fender flares with the lip up top and that riveted accent, giving it a more of a heavy-duty look overall. Now, when it comes to pricing, these also are gonna be pretty affordable for a full set of fender flares, coming in at roughly $250. Now, in comparison to some other options available on the page, they may just be set up a little bit differently in the sizing as well as in the styling. So, you may see options like this, however, they may be a little bit smaller, or you may see options that won't come up with the lip and the riveted accents. They may come with a pocket-style riveted accent or they may not have an accent at all and just be a standard flare similar to the factory flares.Now, overall if you are looking for something that's going to provide you that protection, but also that style at an affordable price, I think that these are going to be right up your alley. Now, when it comes to install, I'm gonna give this a pretty easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. These are gonna bolt in place where the factory fender flares were so you don't have to do any additional drilling. So, again, I'm gonna give it a one out of three wrenches onthe difficulty meter, taking you about an hour to get the job done with some pretty basic hand tools. So, speaking of the install, let's jump into that now. The tools that I used for my install were an electric ratchet, a pair of scissors, a pair of needlenose pliers, a soft pry tool or a trim removal tool, a pic, and a 10-millimeter and 8-millimeter socket. So, to kick off our install, we're gonna be starting in the front by removing our front fender. For this, you're gonna need a 10-millimeter socket and a soft pry tool. We're gonna be removing the fasteners that are holding in the bottom of our fender.So, at the bottom of the front side of our front fender here we're gonna have a clip and we're also going to have a 10-millimeter bolt. I'm gonna use a soft pry tool just to remove that clip. It's pretty easy to come out, shouldn't give you much fuss and then I'm going to use a 10-millimeter socket to remove this upper bolt. Then we can remove the rest of the 10-millimeter fasteners. So, there's gonna be two fasteners on the inside of the middle part of our fender. I'm gonna use a 10-millimeter socket again to go ahead and remove those. Now, the back part of our fender here we're gonna have one bolt up top and we're gonna have four bolts down on the lower mud flap part. I'm gonna use that 10-millimeter socket to continue to remove those. Now, the two bolts on the inside of the mud flap are going to be a little bit difficult to see, there's one on the inner portion and there's one underneath here.Now, with a soft pry tool starting up at the front, what we can do is start to peel the fender away from the body of the Tacoma. Now, there are gonna be a couple of clips up at the front that you may have to reach around on the inside of that inner wheel well and just depress the clip in order to pull it out. Sometimes you don't need to do this and can access it from the outside. Now, once those are out as you can see, those tabs up at the front, once those are out we can continue to pull the fender away from the quarter panel here. There is adhesive as well as clips that are holding this in. So, this soft pry tool might be helpful when it comes to separating the adhesive. Now, at this point what we can do is remove these clips that were holding in the factory fender, they're very easy to remove, all you need is a pair of pliers. I'm just gonna use a pair of needlenose pliers to just clamp down on them, turn and they will release. Just pull back.So, after those clips are removed, what you can do at this point is just clean up where the new fender is gonna sit. Now, you don't necessarily need to take off this adhesive. What I will say is if you are going to put on your factory fenders later down the line, if you are gonna take off these fenders, then you will need to completely remove this adhesive but the new fenders that we're about to put on is going to come up a lot farther on the quarter panel here and completely cover everything. So, what I recommend is just to clean this up, but you don't necessarily have to take off this adhesive if you want to, but at this point, we can move to the back. So, for the back what we're gonna do is start up at the front part of our fender. There is gonna be a bolt down at the bottom that's not connected to our fender but it is going to be a mounting point for our new one. So, I'm gonna take a 10-millimeter socket and we're gonna remove the lower most bolt here that's behind our inner liner.Now, it's gonna push the liner away. And you just pull the liner back, take that bolt out and we can put this aside. Next, we can skip a bolt and move up to the one that's attached to our fender, using the same 10-millimeter socket, we can go ahead and remove that. Next, we can remove the two bolts at the top part of our fender. So now that we're at the back of our fender here, we do need to remove the bolts that are holding in our mud flap as well as the back of the fender. So, there's gonna be three bolts around the outside, one on the inside here and then one behind our mud flap underneath our fender. So, I'm gonna use that same 10-millimeter socket and remove all five of those. So, our last one is on the back part of our fender and mud flap here. So, at this point, what we can do is take our soft pry tool and peel our fender away from the bed of our truck here. So, these are gonna be a little bit rigid, so you will have to kind of give it a good tug. You're gonna have to put a little bit of muscle behind it. But again, just like the front, these are held on with those small clips and also some 3M adhesive.So, before we can actually install our fender on our truck, we do need to prep the fender for install. So, this is gonna include the rivet clips that we need to install on the outside of our fender as well as the seal that's gonna seal the fender itself to the body of the truck. So, I'm gonna start with the clips here. These are going to come in the kit and all we have to do is just pop them into place. You'll hear a little snap, then you can move on to the next ones. So, now with our fender flipped over, what we need to do is prep our adhesive that's on the back so we can seal our seal to the adhesive here. Now, in the kit, there is adhesive promoter that is provided. And what we're gonna do is take off this red backing here and apply our adhesive promoter to make it just a little bit more sticky, so that our seal basically seals to the adhesive here and stays in place. So, what we can do is just pop open the adhesive remover. I like to take a pic and just open that up.Now, this is quite liquidy. So, instead of directly putting this on to the adhesive here, it's gonna drip down into the fender. I like to put it in a little cap because then we can use the back which has a little sponge, we can dip it in and apply it directly to the adhesive. It's a little bit cleaner and easier actually if you do it that way, rather than just trying to squirt the adhesive promoter, again, this is a little bit liquidy for that. So now we can remove our red backing. This is gonna line basically the top portion of our adhesive. What I recommend if the adhesive is a little bit lower, and you can, I would try to kind of push it up because the seal is not gonna go that far down. Try to adjust it the best you can. Then we can take the sponge that's on the back of our adhesion promoter. And we can apply that directly to the 3M tape. See how it's dripping down a little bit. It's fine if it does it a little bit, but that's what we're trying to avoid. Now, when applied directly to the adhesive, this is gonna make it quite tacky, which is gonna help the adhesion process once we get that seal on there.What we can do now is take our seal, making sure that this edge is facing outward, and that the lower side or the longer side is facing inward to contact that adhesive. We're just gonna go around and put that on the edge of our fender, give it a good squeeze as we are going. And it's doing the best to contact that adhesive. Some spots may be a little bit uneven, but as long as most of this is sticking to the 3M on the inside, once we get it on the truck, this is gonna press up against the body of the truck so the seal is not gonna go anywhere. It's kind of just making sure that it sticks in the meantime before we get over to the truck. Now, these will have to be trimmed. So, I recommend to trim these with a pair of side cutters, scissors, whatever you have on hand. Scissors are quite easy to trim this with. All right, now what you wanna do is just kind of go back, make sure that everything is sticking to that adhesive. So, we have some parts that are not, so I'm gonna make sure that that is sitting down over that edge. Sticking as best as possible. Then once you have one done, what we can do is repeat that for the other fenders.So, before we go ahead and install our new fenders, now that they're put together, I wanted to sit them side by side with our factory ones, show you some of the similarities and differences between the two, and why this is going to be a big upgrade for your Tacoma. Now, as you can see just sitting side by side, these are going to be significantly larger. The new option is going to give you a lot more coverage when it comes to protecting the paint on the quarter panel up front, as well as the bed of your truck out back. So, it is going to provide a lot more coverage to any kick-up. But they also are going to be significantly wider. So, if you did increase your tire size, you did get a wider tire and you're experiencing a little bit more kick up than normal, these are going to provide more coverage to kind of get rid of that kick up and it's also going to cover more of that tire. So, if you are concerned about a little bit more tire coverage, not only for kick up, but also to stay legal while you're driving around on the street, this is going to do a really good job at covering that up.Now again, if you take a look side by side, not only are they going to be wider, but they also are going to be a lot taller and sit over the painted area of the truck a lot more. Not only that, but they also are going to have a visual difference as well. This is just going to be a standard black fender. Now, if you do have the factory-painted fenders that is going to be a little bit different. These ones are coming off the TRD, so these will have that matte black appearance. They still are gonna be made of that plastic material, the matte black classic material just like our new ones, but overall they are just going to be really plain. Now, this new option does come with the accent rivets as you saw before. These are gonna be made of an ABS plastic material. So, it's going to have the same appearance as the factory ones which is gonna have that matte black look. But what you can do is paint these to match your factory color code or you just keep them a matte black like you see here, kind of give it more of a contrast as you'll see in just a second with the blue Tacoma behind me. It will add a big contrast, a big pop there, and they are going to look a lot more stylish than the factory ones, especially with the rivets on the outside.And not to mention it comes with everything that you need, there's no drilling required. So, what do you say we go ahead and pop these on our Tacoma? So, for the front fender, we are gonna start by installing this bracket. Now, there's gonna be three mounting points that are gonna mount on to the factory mounting locations, then there's gonna be two mounting points that are going to switch it up for our new fender. Now, we will need to install the provided spring clips. Now, this is going to install on the inside of the fender just like this. So, we wanna make sure that the back part of our spring clip is on the inside of the bracket here. Now, once you line that up, and those are installed, what we can do at this point is install this on the inside of our fender well. Now, with the provided bracket and our provided screws, what we're gonna do is install this on to the factory mounting points. So you should be able to feel where it is, get a couple of threads in, and then repeat that for the other two. There are gonna be three mounting points.Now, once they're all loosely threaded in, what we can do is take an 8-millimeter socket and tighten those up. Now we can take our fender. Now on the inside, we're going to have two mounting locations, those are gonna line up with the bracket that we just installed. And we're gonna take our provided hardware that was provided with the spring clip so it's gonna be those 10-millimeter bolts, not the 8-millimeter screws that we just installed the bracket with. So, we're gonna line up our fender with the front and the back and our bracket here and we're gonna thread those bolts in place. Now, to pull the fender up into place for the other mounting locations what I'm gonna do is take a 10-millimeter socket, and we're gonna snug up these two bolts here. After the two in the middle are tightened down, what we can do is install our screws starting at the front. So, you just need a little bit of a thread in the factory mounting location. And then we can snug those up with an 8-millimeter socket.Next, we can move to the back of our fender where there's gonna be two fasteners in the wheel well and then there's gonna be one down at the bottom, we're gonna focus on these two for right now. We're just gonna use these same 8-millimeter screws that are provided in the kit. And now we can tighten them up with an 8-millimeter socket, making sure to kind of press on our fender to put it in the position that we want it while we tighten these up. Last but not least, we have one last bolt down at the bottom that we can tighten up with an 8-millimeter socket. After that's tightened up, we can head to the back. Now, the back ender does not require a bracket because the mounting locations will line up with our new fender here. So, what we have to do is just simply put our fender up into place. We can take those provided 8-millimeter screws and screw them into the two top factory mounting locations. What we can do now is focus on these three lower mounting locations. So, I'm gonna take the same 8-millimeter hardware that's provided in the kit. We can get these threaded into place. Now you will have to kind of bend the fender in order to get these lined up.Once you get a couple of threads in, they should kind of stay in place. And then once those are threaded in, we can tighten those up with an 8-millimeter socket. Now, there's gonna be a bolt down at the bottom just like there was at the front so we can thread that into place. Again, you might have to kind of push on the fender a little bit and then we can tighten that up. Now, it will straight now if you do put it in a little sideways, then we can head up to the front of the fender. Next, we can install the last 8-millimeter screw. This is gonna be the one up at the top here on the front. And then we can take our 10-millimeter bolt that we removed before and we can install that down in the factory location. So, for this top one, I'm gonna tighten it up with an 8-millimeter socket, and that lower one I'm going to tighten up with a 10-millimeter socket. Now, after this side is complete, then you can repeat that same process on the other side for both fenders. So, that is going to wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe for more videos and products just like this, and always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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