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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q - How will fiberglass fenders help my off-road rig?

A - Offroad fiberglass fenders allow for more travel of your tires and suspension so you won't have to lift your truck as high. The hoods, fenders and bedsides shed quite a bit of weight over the stock sheet metal parts and they don't dent or rust. 

Q - How does fiberglass compare to sheet metal?

The way fiberglass fenders are designed, impact is spread over the entire surface area of the fender to reduce the chance of damage. With sheet metal fenders, the same impact would more likely leave a permanent dent. Fiberglass fenders are not shock proof, they can tear if you slam yourself into a boulder or flip.  Fiberglass is pound for pound, stronger than steel for it's weight to strength ratio. Fiberglass components weighs 75% less than sheet metal.

Q - What do they mean by "6-Inch flare"?

A - When looking at fiberglass fenders you'll see terms such as "6-inch flare". This is how far the fender sticks out from the normal (stock) width, not any indication as to how big the wheel opening is. The photo below is an example of a 8-inch flare.

Choose your flare's wisely. If you're using this on a trail rig or something that's going to be around trees or rocks/embankments, you may not want a very wide flare sticking out to be rubbing against stuff.

Unless you're desert racing or looking for wider fenders to cover wider tires or compensate for wider axle widths from axle swaps, you'll probably be more concerned with how much larger the wheel opening is than how wide the flare is.

Q - How do you install Fiberglass fenders?

A - Fiberglass fenders come "holeless". You have to aligned them into their approximate location, marked the holes, and drilled them to accept the factory bolts.

 Where To Get It?

 

Fiberwerx:

Fiberwerx offers fiberglass fenders, bedsides as well as conversion kits to convert:

  • 1983-1992 Ford Ranger to 2004+ Ford Ranger

  • 1983-1992 Ford Ranger to 2001-2003 Ford Ranger Edge

  • 1983-1992 Ford Ranger to 1997-2003 Ford F-150

  • 1983-1992 Ford Ranger to 2004-2008 Ford F-150 

  • 1993-2011 Ford Ranger to Ford Raptor

 

 

 

1993-2012 Ford Ranger to Raptor 1-Piece Conversion Kit.

  

 

Hannemann Fiberglass:

Offers one piece front clips as well as clips to convert to a newer style Ranger.

They also offer fiberglass fenders, bedsides, grills and hoods. Flares listed range from 2-5 inches.

They also offer fenders for Explorers.

We haven't listed everything they carry and items are subject to change.

This is just to give you an idea of what they offer.

 

  

McNeil Racing - Perry's Fab & Fiber:

Perry's Fab & Fiber offers fiberglass bedsides, fenders, hoods, and conversion kits to convert:

  • 1983-1992 Ford Ranger to 2000 Ford Ranger

  • 1983-1992 Ford Ranger to 1995 Ford Ranger

  • 1993-1997 Ford Ranger to 2009 Ford Ranger

  • 1993-2011 Ford Ranger to Ford Raptor

  • Raptor grill for 2004-2011 Ford Ranger

Perry's also offers kits to update the Ford Explorer.

Perry's is the only company we are aware of that offers fiberglass quarter panels for the Ford Bronco II.

 

Glassworks:

Glassworks carries fiberglass hoods, fenders, bedsides and conversion kits.

 

 

  

Autofab:

Autofab offers fiberglass hoods, fenders and bedsides for the 1983-1997 Ford Ranger.

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