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Old 10-01-2011, 09:52 PM   #1
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Will take off rubi flares fit on an 08 JKU

Am not a fan of my matching body color flares, and have an opportunity to pick up some take offs from someone local. What is the most I should spend? 100? 150? I was told to make an offer, and I don't want to insult the guy. These are from an 11.

Also, is it cake to remove these existing ones to swap the others on?

Thanks in advance. I ultimately want flat flares but might hold off for a while and go cheap. My basement is filled with my add ons, but have not had a chance to actually get to any of them! I keep adding, but not actually doing the work. Lift, bull bar, fog lights, rubi rails....Wtf...

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Old 10-01-2011, 10:09 PM   #2
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I would wait and get the flat flares when you've got the money. Why spend $100-150 on something your going to replace any way?

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Old 10-04-2011, 10:55 AM   #3
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x2 on just doing the flat flares from the get go... Removing/installing flares is not easy. Get a trim removal tool to get those blasted push pins out. You will have to replace them all...

Bushwacker flatties are great and not too expensive, probably less than you'll pay for another set of Dumbo ears.....

Oh, but to answer your ? they will fit just the same as your stockers.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:14 AM   #4
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This write-up involves removing the factory fenders so you can see what's involved. To me it looks like a lot of work just to end up with textured fenders you still want to replace, but it's up to you really. It can indeed be done.

I might consider picking them up and chopping them, and then installing them (see the write-up). That way you can keep your stockers in case you don't like your chop job.

If I recall though you're looking at a small lift too along with 33s. If you're sticking with 33s, I'd keep the lift at a leveling kit type of height if you'll be chopping fenders, as that reveals a lot of wheel well. Of course, you could go to 35s . . . .
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Nah, I will see what they look like under the wheel well and skip the flats. That install / replacement looks like a royal pain in the ass. I'd love to get 35s if they would fit with my leveling kit, but I can't see that working out.
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^^35s should fit with your leveling kit if you go to flat flares. Just sayin'.
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Nah, too much work for those flares, in this case, bought not built!

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