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Old 02-17-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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removing fenders on 2012 JK Arctic

Hey All,

I am thinking about removing the fender / fender skirts of my 2012 JK Arctic Edition.

Possibly still sometime tonight....

I am looking for anyone's pro's or con's to doing this.

Also, From what I could see, the front end has bolts in the wheel well and under the hood to undo, and I couldn'y anything for the rear?

Tips, comments, advice, suggestions ALWAYS wanted!

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Old 02-17-2012, 10:55 PM   #2
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Hi remove the plastic rivets by pushing the center pin back with a small Allen wrench also remove push pins holding the inner skirts then you can get to the back of the clips to release the flare clips not to bad also what color are your flares and do you want to sell them I need Silver let me know thanks

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Old 02-17-2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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I am a little new to jeep. Do you have pictures?

And no, I do not plan on selling them. Keeping them incase I want to put them back on. It is the JK Arctic silver blue color
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:02 PM   #4
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Including the learner's curve, is this a relatively short procedure?

I am used to working on a silverado, so i am not a virgin to vehicles
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Hi don't have any pics but it takes a little time for each one some people just take the bolts out the front and the push pins out the inner skirts front and rear and then just snatch them up and out and they pop off I have never went that route I have read that way only takes a few minutes each
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:40 PM   #6
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Hi don't have any pics but it takes a little time for each one some people just take the bolts out the front and the push pins out the inner skirts front and rear and then just snatch them up and out and they pop off I have never went that route I have read that way only takes a few minutes each
After going out and taking a second look at the fenders I have determined as it is 11:30pm and having several beers in me, best to wait for sunrise to tackle the project.

In your opinion, what are the pros vs cons of removing the fenders?
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:00 AM   #7
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My Jeep has never been off road so I not the best for that question I have Had a total of 9 jeeps and never taken any of them off road. So I don't have any ideals on that sorry
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Have you had any of your fenders off on a daily driver? How does it run / look?
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I'll try to keep this thread alive! I have also been wondering about this. But in OK, we have to have some kind of fender so I won't be able to do this as a daily driver, but was mainly wondering how much time it took to remove the flares in case I wanted to be able to flex more on some trails. The sound of the tires rubbing the flares is sickening for me 😣
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The front fenders, if you take a look under them have a thick plastic rib underneath them. Comes out with a few bolts by the looks of it.

I'm planning on rigging mine to come on and off once I get my power steering fixed, lights wired, on board water finished, on board air installed, hood vents in, shock covers on... Oh boy.
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I'll try to keep this thread alive! I have also been wondering about this. But in OK, we have to have some kind of fender so I won't be able to do this as a daily driver, but was mainly wondering how much time it took to remove the flares in case I wanted to be able to flex more on some trails. The sound of the tires rubbing the flares is sickening for me 😣
It's not something to do for a trail run and then put them on again. If you want some flex room look at the flatties available - Bushwacker, MetalCloak, etc.
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It's not something to do for a trail run and then put them on again. If you want some flex room look at the flatties available - Bushwacker, MetalCloak, etc.
I would love some but I just can't justify spending that money right now on something that I don't absolutely need. I am thinking about chopping my stick fenders though

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