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A Bronco Raptor spotted with Michigan manufacturer plate in Dillon, Colorado. Looks like some heavy duty offroad testing.

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With some body filler and patience , Everglades flares will fit right on. :ROFLMAO: :LOL:
Taking those flares off to look under them is going to be one of the first things I'd do anyway.
Now we know there is no reason that they went up that high, with that fender going down so far.
 
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With some body filler and patients, Everglades flares will fit right on. :ROFLMAO: :LOL:
Taking those flares off to look under them is going to be one of the first things I'd do anyway.
Now we know there is no reason that they went up that high, with that fender going down so far.
agreed.. that’s a lot of bolt holes
 

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Okay I've defended the fenders, don't love them but I can live with them... but holy crap the big ol bubble butt fender that sticks up and goes all the way up was an aesthetic choice and not purely function? Like holy shit it looks pretty solid with small fenders.
 

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:LOL: My husband just asked me - In a survival situation, are you supposed to take shelter under the fender flares?
 

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Okay I've defended the fenders, don't love them but I can live with them... but holy crap the big ol bubble butt fender that sticks up and goes all the way up was an aesthetic choice and not purely function? Like holy shit it looks pretty solid with small fenders.
not sure why Ford did it that way..probably had some federal safety rules or something
 
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Those fenders need to be redesigned. I’ve tried to like them and just can’t, especially now after seeing what is underneath.
lots of bolt holes..thought it would be easier to take off
 

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Okay I've defended the fenders, don't love them but I can live with them... but holy crap the big ol bubble butt fender that sticks up and goes all the way up was an aesthetic choice and not purely function? Like holy shit it looks pretty solid with small fenders.
Those fenders need to be redesigned. I’ve tried to like them and just can’t, especially now after seeing what is underneath.
That looks so much better without the Pontiac Aztec fenders on it. The decision to go with these fenders for aesthetics is criminal.
“Fender” =/= “flare”.
 

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So much for modular design.
 
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“Fender” =/= “flare”.
how about fender/flare?

I don’t think it’s possible to ”easily” change flare without a different fender with all those attachment points (holes) I’m sure there will be aftermarket flares with a different look
 

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So -

a) those hoping for a bolt-on re-profiled flare closer to the Everglades look (me included) will have a lot of holes to fill and re-paint
b) here we see why plastic flares are more practical than expanded painted fenders for off road use / damage
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