Frequently Asked Questions
What are these guards, what do they do, what are they made of?
These are a full replacement, fibreglass/composite offroad panels, with sizes from 4.5" to 5" wider than standard. Built to fit as per OEM, with original indicators & fitment, but with aggressive styling & larger wheel arching for offroad wheels & tyres.
Also known as fenders, flared guards, pumped guards, bedsides, tub sides, ute sides, stylesides, whatever you want to call them!
What Vehicles do you do?
Currently 89-97 & 97-04 Hilux, with 05-14 (pre & post facelift) and 84-88 Hilux to be released shortly...
We are also prototyping Patrol and D22 Navara guards, with plans to move on to Ranger & D40 Navara.
Will you do other vehicles?
The development & molding process is time consuming & labour intensive, as a result the cost to produce is substantial. That said, there is always a break even point where it becomes viable to do so & our ongoing plan is to expand into many different makes & models.
The best way for us to gauge 'whats next' is to let us know what you want, send us an email, let us know on our social media pages & get other owners onboard. The break even point may only be 10 or 20 sets, which is very achievable in some enthusiast groups, so let us know what you want to see next!
Can you freight?
Absolutely. We have existing freight networks that ship all over Australia and the rates are very reasonable. We are also looking to setup a distributor network accross the country to get our products closer to their end users. Any interested offroad shops, please contact us!
What rims & tyres are these designed for?
For the Hilux's pictured typically they will be shown with a 33" or 35" tyre. Our Hilux 4.5"/5" guards will suit 15 x 10 -44 rims with 35x12.5 tyres or a 15x8 -22 33x10.5 tyre... For long travel and SAS trucks, the offset will depend on the application of course, but the wheel arch will comfortably house even a 37" tyre...
Are they legal?
These are an offroad item, check your local state's guidelines or consult an Automotive Engineer.
The relevant legislation is page 9/LH73 of VSB14 ver. 2.0, National Code of Practice for Light Vehicle Construction and Modification, section 2.7 'Fibreglass customised and replacement panels'.
When talking 35 & 37" tyres, the legality of the guards is not likely to be your problem... that said having big tyres covered can only help...
Do they need paint?
These are a fibreglass part, so as good as they look in pic's, they do need finishing & preparation. We'd definately recommend the guards be painted, not just because they will look better, but to protect your investment. Australian sun is not sympathetic!