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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-05-2014, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rear inner fender liners Pro and Cons??

Well my new truck didn't come with inner rear fender liners. I'm just wondering it I should get some or leave it as is. The thing is I work in a pretty muddy area and also travel some muddy roads for fishing and hunting. Would it better to have fender liners to keep the mud out or leave them open for easy access for cleaning? I'm am pretty anal about keeping my vehicles clean. Okay I'm really anal about it. Sometimes I'm washing 3-4 times a week. One thing I can't stand about not having the liners is hearing the constant TINK of flying rocks hitting the inner fenders. What do you guys think?
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3-4 times a week?...lol...that's anal...I'd say get the liners.

I don't have them on mine, but I have been thinking about it. Not so much for the reasons you stated but more for just "blacking-out" the space above the rear wheels. Toss up between paint or liners.

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Haha... Guess thems are the joys of owning black vehicles. They are either spotless clean or they look filthy. Lucky for me my fusion and my f150 are both black. I am leaning towards getting them however I'm worried that the mud, dust, salt and calcium chloride will build up behind them in places I won't be able to wash
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I know about the black...LOL
Have had a black F150, black Grand Cherokee, two black motorcycles and now a black Pathfinder.

I am sure someone on here with the liners, will comment on crap building up behind them.

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I didn't get them for the reason I think the liners won't block everything. So dirt/salt etc will get up there and above the liners.

Then come washing time, water/soap won't get up there to clean it back out.
so the salt and dirt will stay sitting up there and start rotting away the inside of the fenders/ box.

That's my opinion.
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I don't have them on mine. Thought about getting them and then thought back to my 90 lariat and dads 88 custom. Both had them then and the fenders rotted out because of dirt and crap getting stuck and not being able to reach it when washing. So I would say they are a con.

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I put them on my truck a couple of years ago when I had it lowered . They completely blacked out the wheel openings no day light between the frame rails . I think they look great .


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I'll agree with Larry, I got them on mine and it really cleans the rear wheel wells up visually.

I'll go the other way and venture the opinion that they help to keep dirt and shit out more than they keep it in.

No worse than any other spot on your truck that's hard to get at to wash.

Soak the shit out of it with Rust Check or Krown before you install, and spray up in there on a regular basis and you should be OK.

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