Fender flares and vehicles with fender flares

  • US 8,118,329 B2
  • Filed: 08/22/2008
  • Issued: 02/21/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/27/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A fender flare for attachment to a vehicle having a mud flap and a wheel well, wherein the wheel well has an outer lateral edge and generally defines a volume, wherein the mud flap includes a front side that faces the volume of the wheel well and a rear side that faces away from the volume of the wheel well, the fender flare comprising:

  • a fender flare body including a first surface and a second surface, the first and second surfaces defining a mud-flap channel adapted to receive the mud flap therein, wherein the first surface faces the front side of the mud flap and the second surface faces the rear side of the mud flap when the mud flap is received in the mud-flap channel;

    wherein the fender flare body is configured to extend along at least a substantial portion of the lateral edge of the wheel well.

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