Ha I know what you mean. You have to know what you are doing to get them to fit properly. It is likely that the dealer or whoever put yours on looked at them and figured thats just the way they fit. I must admit that mine did take quite a bit of messaging to get them to fit right. From your experience with the WeatherTechs not needing so much work to get them to fit properly I'd go with them instead because I like how mine look and fit but it took work to get them that way.I had the OEM ones put on when I bought the truck, and they are NOT a good fit. The are so bulky and the backs toe-in slightly. I took them off and put on a set of WeatherTech...SO much better. They are not nearly as bulky and the fit PERFECTLY to the contours of the fenders and flares (I have a Platinum that has the flare). You can get them for flare or not. So go with the WeatherTechs for sure.
You might want to look at the DuraFlap mud flaps. They do not require drilling into the metal of your truck, and most are totally drill-less. They are just wide enough and long enough to really protect your truck. I had the splash guards but was still getting mud thrown into my bumper area, and rocks hitting my boat.For those of you who have put them on, what brand do you recommend? I was looking at either Ford OEM's or the Weathertech no drill. I drive down too many gravel roads during hunting season to leave the truck unprotected!
Sounds like Weathertech puts a more user friendly and finished product in your hands than the OEM does. If I had known that the WeatherTechs were less labor intensive I would have gone with them. I thought my extensive efforts to get mine to fit good were due to using a non OEM fender flare but apparently they require the same amount of work with the OEM flares as well.Nasty Wendy...Yes it was the dealer that put them on. After I said I didn't like the way they looked, they told me they've had numberous people say that. Sounds like they just don't have the massaging touch to get them just right. I usually go with Ford products if there's an option; this is one that just wasn't a good one from them. WeatherTechs are drill-free also.