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Old 09-28-2009, 07:51 PM
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Default Is Inner plastic fender necesarry?

I have seen a few trucks that have had the inner plastic fender removed. It looks kinda cool with the engine parts and pipes exposed (with a clean engine and polished rubber hoses).

But I wonder if those guys just couldnt find a fender liner to fit their flared-out custom fiberglass fenders.

Obviously I wouldnt go off-roading with out any sort of protection from debris to my engine, but for street use is it that terrible? I live in california and weather conditions are always mild.

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Well I think theres more to it than just keeping it clean. Maybe theres somesort of insulation factor and keeping the heat stuck in the bay rather than outside? I honestly have never really thought about this. Maybe it could prevent rock chips and debris from damaging the inner parts of your vehicle.
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i would think that it might keep the engine cool too...and you know the issues that Im having with that right now too.
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I think their there for protection against mud , rocks , etc... Like mine . When I was my truck , I wash the plastic liners and give them a little spray of WD-40 . Really makes it shine .
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The liners are for protection from road debris also from soaking the compartment when raining and allowing water from coming though the firewall, remember the fuse box is in the engine compartment right above the left wheel.
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Very good point^^^^^^ Would not be a cheap fix if those were to become water logged!!!
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I agree that it would look cool, but wouldn't be practical for a daily driver. For a sunny day drive with a sweet looking ride, definately.
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I agree. I wonder if those guys with the flared out fiber-glass fenders have to fabricate their own fender liners.
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Well in my experience this always helped with debris, if you remove it all that junk that you run over on the streets or even a little off road is now gonna go strait to your motor, but like you said you dont plan on going off road, so you will probly be ok, But if it was my truck i would want it, cuz you never know what you might run over.
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