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You have 12.5" wide tires, so I would think they would only be an inch narrower than mine and would end up being about even with the flares. I had 12.5" wide tires before these 13.5" wide tires, and I hardly noticed a difference in width when I made the switch between them. How far do your tires stick out right now?
Honestly, I think they would look good on anything besides the stock wheels and tires, which didn't seem to protrude at all past the stock fenders. If you stick out even an inch right now, I would get them. Apart from adding more coverage, I think they simply give the truck more body and distinct contour lines. The "Extend-A-Fenders" match the natural lines of the truck's fenders very nicely.
The installation was very easy and quite enjoyable for me after how long I waited for these to be ready. Attaching the rubber edge trim was tedious, but not difficult sitting on the couch watching TV and will only take 15 minutes once you get in the groove. The rear fenders are actually attached to truck with a 0.5" clip spaced between them and the actual fender, which makes the overall circumference of the rear well slightly smaller. I loved that fact because now my truck looks more level with smaller rear gaps and all the inner workings of the wheel well are that much less noticeable.
I ended up having them painted, which may be the best method as the "experienced" wrap guy attempted to wrap them, but he wasn't able to get the wrap to sit down smoothly with the indentation that runs along the center of the flares. I was originally quoted $250 to have them painted by this shop that doesn't specialize in paint, but they've given me decent prices and will keep trying until I'm satisfied, although it may take weeks to get things finished. Anyway, he was having trouble painting them, so I was going to take them somewhere else but mentioned that I wanted to get my grille wrapped, so they referred me to a guy who specializes in wrap. That guy quoted me $500 to wrap the fenders and my grille, which I wasn't pleased with, but I just wanted it done so went along with it. Like I said, he had trouble wrapping them so I gave him the okay to get them painted, which ended up costing me the same $500 to have the fenders and grille color matched. I'm fairly sure you can have them done at a much better price, but I wasn't patient.
Here's a couple before photos with my 35's, a before photo with my 37's, and a couple pictures I took this morning to help you judge what they'll look like...