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Old 05-28-2012, 08:45 AM   #1
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Trailmods Removable Fender Flares

Installed my new Trailmods removable flares a few weeks back and finally getting around to posting. I wanted more wheel clearance off road and better tire coverage on road. I am in NC so no fender laws but with no doors, I didn't want my uncovered wheels throwing stuff. I run 12.5 wheels with a 3.75 offset and these flares cover the tires.

After a lot of research, I decided to give the Trailmods a go. Chris at Jeepaddons was a great help with my research and my order. He is top notch and was a great help when my first set arrived damaged and then FedEx lost the return package...that's a whole other story.

I won't go into too much of the install as this is documented well on their site. I love them...the concept is great, as with all products there are area that could be improved but all in all very pleased. Drop Chris a note and he can hook you up.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:59 AM   #2
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Holy crap... They look almost stock.

Good job

What is the damage cost wise?

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Old 05-28-2012, 09:07 AM   #3
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Holy crap... They look almost stock.

Good job

What is the damage cost wise?

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Thank you. I was torn between these and some tube fenders. This gives me more options. By calling Chris @ Jeepaddons, I was able to get them for a really good price. Here are a couple links...

http://www.trailmods.com/

http://www.truckaddons.com/jeep/jeepaccessories.htm
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:14 AM   #4
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Man those look AWESOME!

-the fact that you have a Nat' green JKU with front logo removed makes it very easy to visualize on mine too!

Does the light in the fender work?
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:17 AM   #5
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Man those look AWESOME!

-the fact that you have a Nat' green JKU with front logo removed makes it very easy to visualize on mine too!

Does the light in the fender work?
Good taste in color! The side marker light uses the same harness and bulb as the stock fender. When you remove the flare, you just unplug the harness at the body. I may place a marker light under the flare near the body mount so I have one with no flares on.
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Thank you. I was torn between these and some tube fenders. This gives me more options. By calling Chris @ Jeepaddons, I was able to get them for around $650 shipped. Here are a couple links...

http://www.trailmods.com/

http://www.truckaddons.com/jeep/jeepaccessories.htm
Man... Now I want them
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:19 AM   #7
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Haven't timed it but I bet you could have all four flares off within 3 minutes and no tools required.
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Good taste in color! The side marker light uses the same harness and bulb as the stock fender. When you remove the flare, you just unplug the harness at the body. I may place a marker light under the flare near the body mount so I have one with no flares on.

Thanks! I ask about the light out of sheer vanity. -I did the marker light mod and don't want to lose the coolness!
You could probably grab the fender wiring from an unfortunate junkyard JK to make your "no flare" marker light and simply swap the plugs when you "de-flare", or there might be some clever way to make it happen on its own when you unplug the flare connector.

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If you could find a way to mount a stock flare marker light lens up in the fender it could just be a matter of pulling the bulb and wiring out of the removable flare and inserting it into the inner fender where the other stock marker light lens is and securing the cable.
Sorry. I gets ta thinkin' about stuff like this. It's the engineer wannabe in me.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:24 AM   #9
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I ask out of sheer vanity. -I did the marker light mod and don't want to lose the coolness!
You could probably grab the fender wiring from an unfortunate junkyard JK to make your "no flare" marker light and simply swap the plugs when you "de-flare", or there might be some clever way to make it happen on its own when you unplug the flare connector.
Good idea...I may grab a new set of connectors and wire up my own swappable marker light.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:00 AM   #10
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Wow never knew this existed! I'll have to keep these in mind in a few years when the money is rolling in so I can get a Jeep that is more of a beast. I bet lots of people on here could use a solution like these.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:05 AM   #11
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Always thought these were a very neat idea and love the look of them with the short fenders on. Never been a fan of them with the full flares, but they certainly serve the purpose of covering the wide tires. Then again, I think even the stock flares stick out too far. Lol.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:26 AM   #12
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I like the design of these but I'd prefer them to be a little wider almost like a BW flattie for the front. It looks a little odd to me to have nothing there really with the tires sticking out so far. Never seen these in person though, my opinion on them might change.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:51 AM   #13
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I agree, I don't care for wide flares and run without them most of the time. This solution allows me to pop them on when needed. Eventually I may go with narrow tube flares but until then...these do the trick for me.

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