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Hey all,
New to the community. Not the truck.

I am looking to install a set of Bison flares on my 19' colorado crew cab long box. I jumped the gun and ordered them already (aev parts sales assured me they fit..)
Has this been done and i cant find the thread? If anyone can help a guy out, it would really help my anxiety over drilling holes in my new truck.

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I do not remember reading anything here before on the site. Hopefully they were right when they said they will fit.
 
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I do not remember reading anything here before on the site. Hopefully they were right when they said they will fit.
I really hope they do. It was tough enough dealing with a Canadian AEV rep. and playing phone tag to get fitment answers. Plus shipping to the Yukon is always tricky.
 

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There are templates on the AEV website. Both the ZR2 and Bison use the same fenders as the other trucks, so a flare for one is a flare for the other. Tape the area with blue painters tape to avoid unwanted scratches. Cover the whole fender if you feel necessary. Triple check the hole locations. Use a punch to center the hole and provide a starter. Hitting them all with a smaller drill bit first can prevent drill bit drift.

What are you planning for the front bumper? The flares are made to be used with a ZR2, Bison or aftermarket front bumper. Otherwise, there WILL be a weird edge to the front of the flare.
 

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Thanks for the tips. I was a machinist tech in a former life, so im not worried about the actual install. Just worried they have different body lines or some odd snag along the way.
I plan to add a bumper next winter, so for now I will deal with the funny looking lip edge of the flares. The main goal is to keep paint on my rear quarters, as I havent even had the oil changed and they look sand blasted.
 

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one negative is that you will have the gas door cutout on the rear driver flare, but since you have a long box it won’t be close to the gas door.

and the fronts will end short unless you have a Different front bumper
 

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I ordered the rear flares from the "extended cab/long box" bison. Having seen very few pictures of them floating around... my hopes is that the fuel door is not actually cut into the flare. I have only found 1 reliable picture of that build spec in a bison. And it had no fuel door to speak of. Fingers crossed. As no one at AEV seems to be able to answer my questions with any level of certainty.
 

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Oh, just saw they sell 2 different sets.

im going to guess the extended cab flares wont have the gas cutout that crew cab flares have?
 
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Thats the hope haha. Its quite suprising how much of a unicorn the ext. Cab long box bison is. No wonder they arent offering the highmark in that option
 

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Bson has a different front bumper that the ZR2. The flares maybe short in the front
That’s what I thought when they told him they would fit.
 

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We will soon find out if these flares fit. They are inside Canada and on their way to me. Now to figure out what to use for "rust prevention" on the drilled holes.
 

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Well... im happy to say these flares fit a non zr2 colorado.
However. Installing them with the less than sufficient instructions was quite the event.
 

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I dont have one on hand, I will post when I am back home (doing some field work)
I can tell you that there is definitely something "missing" on the front end now. The look is growing on me. Buf there is for sure the need for an aftermarket bumper or to fab up some kind of trim piece to blend the flares.
 

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That looks great. Nice to know what my exact truck would look like with them.

Did you have to drill all the fender holes?
You have to drill all the holes or they wont sit flush (i tried to do so and was unhappy with the result)
Its rather intimidating and there are much bettr ways that these could have been mounted imo.
 

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Sorry for the delay,
I was in nowhere land for a few days.
The look of the flares is really growing on me, i do have plans to add either an ARB or baja inspired bumper. However.... the wife demands we have indoor plumbing this year. So that may take a backseat this year.
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