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Hey guys I'm doin a 3" body lift and wondered what could be used to cover the gaps in the wheel wells for cheap. I was thinking thin rubber matting or something. Just not sure where I can find something like that for a fair 20-30 bucks. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
 


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Commercial vinyl baseboard. It's about 3", flexible, many different colors, and I think it's cheap enough. And no, I'm not in the flooring business, despite what my avatar name would lead you to believe. I do like both the above suggestions too.

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I've seen mining belt used to great success but its heavy. Needs to be bolted in with a back plate not just wired or plastic riveted. A complete bumper relocation and gap guard kit was less than a 100 when I did a bl last. Ill never do another.... Watch your AC hoses. Cost more to fix that then a suspension lift. Lol
If you have a manual... You'll need a shifter extension. I highly recommend making one with a 1 in swag so you don't hit the floor of the truck when you shift.
 
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there's all kind of things you can use, vinyl siding and plastic lawn edging are the first things that come to mind.
 

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I have used mudflaps and vinyl baseboard both with great success and like alwaysfloored stated baseboard comes in lots of colors
 

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You could use plexiglass mirror and everyone would think you have a hillbilly show truck :icon_twisted:
 

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Hey guys I'm doin a 3" body lift and wondered what could be used to cover the gaps in the wheel wells for cheap. I was thinking thin rubber matting or something. Just not sure where I can find something like that for a fair 20-30 bucks. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
I bought a new set of PA gap guards on Ebay last month for a buddy's sons birthday gift. He has a 2000 Ranger XLT. I paid $40 including shipping. Try Ebay or Craigslist, Bro. You get the mounting kit with the PA gap guards. I have them on my 99 Ranger and they are really nice and fit perfect.
 

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I don't really like the looks of gap guards... it just makes it look as though you are ashamed you have a bodylift. They look like exactly what they are, an attempt to hide a gap, so instead of looking at a gap you are looking at a bandaid.

But if you insist a farm tire shop would probably give you old tractor inner tubes, get ones that haven't had fluid (calcium cloride/water solution) in them though. :icon_thumby:
 

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I used a chunk of an old rubber truck bed mat. Once they get muddy no one will even notice. The fronts I found the stock splash guard to be adequate but got a set of gap guards free so I put them on anyways. The junkyard is your friend.
 


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