Thanks for all of the info. The 4Runner -B5 pad is gray I believe... I like the match. Im working on the same LX flare as you are. Im going to get one.No I did not. I do not believe I will be using it. The seal against the fender is tight even without the bolts being tightened or the clips being seated.
QFT / another 1st-hand example - pulled ~15yo 80 flares, no body paint wear.Adhesion on both sides keeps the moldings tight against the body and also reduces the amount of dirt that gets in between the moulding and the body panels. Toyota did that for a reason. I don't know of an easy way to add that to gaskets that were not made with that provision.
I see value in adding the tape to the other side of the fender pad, but am also concerned about adding difficulty to positioning the flare and/or potential gap created by the adhesive tape. In some ways I wonder why Toyota decided it was necessary for a pre-2000 Land Cruiser but not necessary for 2000+ 4-Runners.QFT / another 1st-hand example - pulled ~15yo 80 flares, no body paint wear.
-Pulled Bushwhacker Tundra flares from truck, were dealership/Rock Warrior part - I have wear into the paint since grit slides behind their single-side gasket.
Dear lord that's a LOT of holes! The project looks great, keep posting up pics!Almost thought I had lost some of the clips until I realized that not all of the possible locations contained clips.
As a matter of fact if you look at the door there are areas where they skipped punching holes for some reason.
If I had not noticed this I may have accidentally glued clips back on into the wrong places.
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No finished photos yet. Been getting all the clips glued back-on the panels and 3M VHB tape ready. I need to double-check the tape thickness to verify that 45 mil is the right thickness or if I need to find something a bit thicker... I should be able to get them all installed this weekend. I will post up pictures once complete.