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    Upgrade to 18-inch wheels and wider fenders for Boatmate trailers


    Billy Simkins
    • Year: Choose Below Brand: Malibu Model / Trim: VLX Cost: $2000-$3499 Installation Shop: I did it

    One of the best things to make your boat look legit is upgrading to 18-inch wheels and low pro tires.  I thought it would ride worse ... WRONG.  It tows way better.  No more hopping up and down. Way more consistent.  To put the bigger tires on, you'll need wider fenders.  If you have a boatmate trailer, you're stoked because they send the fender to you repainted to your trailer.  I replaced the inner board which was originally wood and falling apart.  Now it's some kind of composite.  Here's a video that walks your through it. 

    Pros: Makes the boat look way better out of the water.  Tows a lot better.
    Cons: Costs between 2-3K.

    If you have any questions, let me know.  

     

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    This is one thing I have never understood.
    If I'm going to throw 3 grand into my boat it's going to be to make it perform or look and feel better, not to bling my trailer lol

    It's crazy popular and to each his own, I just don't get it. We've got plenty of folks running around here with rims on their trailer that cost as much as their bass boat. 

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