Originally Posted by polcat
I just don't want to deal with this issue later down the road. My truck is 4 months old, what are they going to be like in 5-10 years? Which means I may remove the flares despite that I like them.
If its done properly they should last the life of the truck. My guess is they spend about 20 seconds each installing them on the line and if the prep isnt perfect and they dont sit flush when tightened without the tape they will pull away. Its not like it structural, the screws hold them on and the tape just keeps them on the body, I didnt even notice on this '13 for a couple months and I'm sure it was pulled away the day I bought it.
I dont really like them much, they come standard on the Laramies so not much of a choice, they look better on the two tone trucks. I have a monotone so I could take them or leave them..