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Old 02-10-2019, 03:01 PM
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anyone have experience putting factory flares onto a non flared truck? seen a good write up on it? Does the adhesive work?
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I added factory flares to my '15, but I'm not sure you want to commit to the same level I did. I drilled out the locations for the factory clips to go in. I've seen several trucks that are just held in place with VHB 3M tape also, so I guess it's just a matter of preference.
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I added factory flares to my '15, but I'm not sure you want to commit to the same level I did. I drilled out the locations for the factory clips to go in. I've seen several trucks that are just held in place with VHB 3M tape also, so I guess it's just a matter of preference.
So you drilled holes in the fenders then used the OEM clips to secure the flares?
The tape wasn't working effectively? or you wanted it installed factory style?

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So you drilled holes in the fenders then used the OEM clips to secure the flares?
The tape wasn't working effectively? or you wanted it installed factory style?

Thanks for the help!
For me a little of both...the 3M tape I purchased wasn't VHB (very high bond) so it didn't hold like I would prefer. I liked the idea of mounting with the clips anyway so.........
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Yesterday I got the bed slide-out installed, so I can easily access my gear and get back to my regular outfit of supplies.
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typical load on the slide-out
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That's one heavy duty slide-out!
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Hitch Step

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This really isn't a mod, but I do find it to be a handy accessory. Especially in parking lots were everyone wants to pull in so tight that they bump the car ahead of them causing a minor ding, but they wont stand up and admit to you that they dinged your truck.
It also works great as a step if you need to reach over the tailgate while the tailgate is up.

Initially I was concerned about whacking my shins on it when walking past, but I haven't had that happen yet. I guess it doesn't stick out as far as a hitch head.
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That's one heavy duty slide-out!
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I weighed everything on it once, and it was between 500-600 lbs.
It's nice to be able to move all that weight with one hand.
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I stopped by the dealer and had them fix the bed lights.
The other day when I was loading the truck I pressed the switch in the box for the bed lights, (which is slightly different from the 2015 to the 2017) and the lights didn't work. So I said, Hmmm, I wonder if they changed the function as well as the switch? I was in Sioux Falls for a couple days this week so when I had a break I stopped into the dealer and asked them to look into the bed lights.

They found a split wire up behind the bumper, and fixed it. I'm real curious as to how they would "fix" that. Hopefully it isn't just a crimp on connector and tape. They assured me it wasn't but I still plan to look for myself in a couple days.
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Default Swapped the tires and wheels

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changed to wheels to 2018 Sport wheels w/ LT tires.

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