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Old 02-24-2014, 01:05 PM   #1
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Fender Flares with stock wheels?

Can a 4 door Rubicon get away with getting flat fender flares having no lift and the stock wheels? Any pics out there? I'm worried the wheels will look tiny. I'm not sure about 33-35 tires due to it being a daily driver and killing my gas mileage. It's bad enough already! I love the bushwacker flat fender flares!

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Old 02-24-2014, 01:36 PM   #2
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I would look ok IMO...get wheel spacers also to push the wheels out.

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Old 02-24-2014, 02:07 PM   #3
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Anyone running this set up with pics?
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:32 PM   #4
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I'm interested in pics as well. Thinking flat flares, leveling kit and a stubby.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:44 PM   #5
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It depends on the model of flare. Some steel tube flares are narrower than stock, which would look ok, but bushwacker or any flat flare wider than stock imo look terrible unless you are running at least a 35" tire. I'm on a small lift with 305/70/16's (33's) and would not run them, but everyone has their own taste.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:55 PM   #6
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Here is one local with stock tires and flat flairs

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Old 02-24-2014, 07:00 PM   #7
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Looks like they are the stock flares that are trimmed...man dinky little tires and even more fender gap=I just threw up in my mouth a little bit
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:20 PM   #8
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After the other jeep i saw in their parking lot last week. I believe those are his daily tires. I don't know him yet but based on the amount of mud on the jeep after the last rain and the tires are the only thing clean.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:40 PM   #9
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Here is one local with stock tires and flat flairs
The wheels look ity bitty! Curious to see a stock Rubi with flares and no lift.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:01 PM   #10
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This is the closest I could find..The caption said stock BFG Mud Terrains and no lift.



I think the tires are just too small for this wide of flare, but like I said to each their own.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:39 PM   #11
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This is the closest I could find..The caption said stock BFG Mud Terrains and no lift. I think the tires are just too small for this wide of flare, but like I said to each their own.
Agreed , that is a lot of open space for those flat flares. Bigger tires would look better
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:57 PM   #12
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I agree. They make the tires look tiny. I love flat flares but I don't have the money to get them yet...tires are first on my list anyways
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:38 AM   #13
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I would look ok IMO...get wheel spacers also to push the wheels out.
How could I do that? Any specific kind ? And would it cause any rubbing problems or driving restrictions ? I want my wheels sticking out of the fenders a bit. Thanks
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:37 AM   #14
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Spidertrax are the ones most people here use when they want to keep the stock rims and go to a wide tire. The common size is usually 1.5", meaning your wheels will move towards the outer fender by 1.5 inches. Wheel spacers are installed to prevent rubbing, so your stalk wheels won't rub at all.

If wheel spacers are installed correctly and maintained, they are quite safe although some will disagree. You may also have to rotate your own tires as many garages and your dealership won't do it if they see wheel spacers on your Jeep.

There are plenty of threads about this topic, so search some out do some more reading then you'll be more informed on whether it's the right choice for you.

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