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Old 08-18-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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Opinions on flat fender flares?

Opinions please

Should I do the bushwacker flat fender flares?

I have been wanting to do these if I ever got a jk/a lift/big tires....well I got all of that on friday, so now I'm ready to do the fenders. My fiance has me second guessing myself now though.
She doesnt know if she likes them......
The funny thing is shes getting them for me as a bday present lol. So if thats what I want shell get em. But now she really has me thinking about them....

What does everyone think? As I'm ready to get them I'm really looking at them and thinking that they kind of look weird......
I'd also be planning on putting a WARN stubby bumper on it.


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Old 08-18-2013, 08:20 PM   #2
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It's all what you like, here's my thoughts. Should I spend the money on flat plastic fenders or just cut the stock ones and make-do until I can get some nice metal ones. I decided to cut the stock fenders and just move on, I'll get new ones someday. There's some pics in this thread, I thought right now it would make more sense to spend the $$ on other things.

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Old 08-18-2013, 08:21 PM   #3
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Flats look great IMO... On my short list.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:25 PM   #4
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Nemesis Industries makes the best looking flares, IMO. My first choice.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:27 PM   #5
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i think they look great , go for it , its def an upgrade


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Old 08-18-2013, 08:30 PM   #6
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as long as your putting a stubby on , i think full bumpers look wierd with it , dont beat me :<
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:34 PM   #7
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Geez how wide r those like 6 inches?
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:40 PM   #8
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as long as your putting a stubby on , i think full bumpers look wierd with it , dont beat me :<
I cut my stocks and run full width. But I kept them connected to the tips of the bumper. It looks like I have pocket flares from the front. Hopefully this picture is showing.

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Old 08-18-2013, 08:41 PM   #9
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yea the nemesis do look really good, but dont look street legal lol

Spyder, Ive definitely seen yours on here and that is quite the inspiration! haha

I think I will go with them, but also, what bumper is that?
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:10 PM   #10
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I agree about nemesis. I have a set of them getting ready to install.

I say if your considering plastic flares, you should really consider cutting the stock flares. You can really get a custom look as no two cuts are exactly alilke.

Here's a look a the nemesis flares as I unbox them. If you havent seen them.

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Old 08-19-2013, 04:59 AM   #12
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yea the nemesis do look really good, but dont look street legal lol

Spyder, Ive definitely seen yours on here and that is quite the inspiration! haha

I think I will go with them, but also, what bumper is that?
PoiSon spider brawler lite rattle canned with truck bed liner
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:03 AM   #13
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Cool

They look awesome, on my list of wants. About to order tires and lift and that will be next.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:44 AM   #14
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Are those 33s? Any kind of a lift there/leveling kit? Looks good, man.
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Are those 33s? Any kind of a lift there/leveling kit? Looks good, man.
Thanks brother. I wanted to keep the factory shape and not cut a lot off.
They are 35's
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Cut em and save the dough for another mod!



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Old 08-19-2013, 09:30 AM   #20
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I've acutally been considering these:

JK (2007 - 2012) Generation II Fenders | Modern Classic Enterprises

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Anyone cut fenders with 33's and have a picture to post?
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Anyone cut fenders with 33's and have a picture to post?
Here are my cut fenders with my 33s before I switched to 35s. This is with 3" of lift.



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When I ordered the ACE fenders for our Jeep my wife was not sure she would like them but now would not go back to the plastic OE fenders. The metal fenders are easier to clean and don't seem to stain like the plastic ones did and the ACE fenders might be as affordable in metal as some of the other plastic ones? If I had not gone with ACE I might have opted to cut the OE fenders.

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Another one for consideration, MCE flares, I went plastic since I know they will deflect.
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Here are my cut fenders with my 33s before I switched to 35s. This is with 3" of lift.
Hell yes. Perfect.
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Here are my cut fenders with my 33s before I switched to 35s. This is with 3" of lift.
BB1857 what front bumper and rock sliders do you have?
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Damn guys great pics! They actually made it harder for me to decide haha

So I really started looking into the poison spider fenders, but I dont think I want to drill into my new jeep lol, and I also dont really want to deal with painting the fenders.

So I guess I'm off of the metal fenders now.

I think I'm just going to order up the bushwackers tonight.
Now I'm deciding on the warn stubby bumper and the poison spider bumper(thanks for the idea spyder )

Then my next decision is rock sliders-
Sharris BB's are smittybilt(they're in his sig) I'm also thinking about these, or the ACE's...

I want rock sliders but a pair that can also be used to get in and out of the jeep.
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Ace rock rails seem to be heavy duty, installed them last week so can't really comment but I've heard nothing but greatness :-D
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Another one for consideration, MCE flares, I went plastic since I know they will deflect.
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I have the Bushwacker flat fenders on my JK I installed them myself and enjoyed the install process, Re-using the fender liner was not as hard of a deal as a few have said it would be. And I couldnt agree more that full length bumpers look ridiculous with the flat fenders. Ordered a Jcr offroad bumper this afternoon and look forward to installing those aswell

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