Thanks for following along!
The cheesy plastic flares are a product of the 80’s when rednecks would cut some extra lawn trim and stick it on their rigs to look beefier.
And you might want to look up why the early Bronco flares were cut before spouting off at people.
Yes, that’s obvious.
The interesting part, though, is how everyone suddenly wants to follow DOT regs. 🤔
Let’s be honest, those flares are hideous. They weren’t on the EB, weren’t on the OJ Bronco, either.
Why do you assume that I want my tires to stick out, just because I don’t like massive plastic fenders?
255x85x16 on steelies won’t stick out, even with no fenders.
Besides, there are many requirements that a lot of people don’t follow and nothing happens, namely tint.
Base model 2-door in AMB
Front modular bumper
Silver grille with red accents
Tires either after or at dealer:
Toyo 255x85x16 on the steelies (33”)
Four years ago, I fell in love with the idea of an OJ Bronco reimagined for 2019/2020. Wanted a full-size, four...
Since the base wheel is 16x7, the tallest tire I’ve found that will fit those steelies is the 255x85x16. They’re actually slightly taller than the Badlands tire.
This site did a nice comparison of the brands making 255x85x16 (the comparison pics are key - not all are actually the same size)...
Had my eye on the Toyo 255x85x16 a while now. Gonna stick those on the base steelies for a 1.5” (at least) higher height and to fill the void around the wheel wells, since there won’t be any fender flares there.
255’s won’t be sticking out at all.
When rocks fly off your tires and hit the windshield of the car behind you, that has nothing at all to do with whether or not you have fender flares.
Those flares aren’t like the flaps that hang down the BACK of truck tires.