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Old 02-26-2012, 05:16 AM   #1
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Hit a tree. I need new flares. Does anyone know if the $200 pocket flares from e bay are any good

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Old 02-26-2012, 05:55 AM   #2
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Personal preference/ opinion but if I were to replace my flares on the TJ would go with .....the Bushwacker flat flares that give the look of flatties.....yeah about $400. but I like the look of the flatties and from what I have seen would give more actual coverage/ protection to the Jeep...just thinking if I am replacing want better than I had...or loose them all together......JM .02

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:42 AM   #3
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If youre wheeling and hitting your factory flares, those pocket style, and bushwackers are going to snap off after the first trip.
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If youre wheeling and hitting your factory flares, those pocket style, and bushwackers are going to snap off after the first trip.
Bushwacker flatties are flexible, pocket flares will snap.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:16 AM   #5
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Bushwacker flatties are flexible, pocket flares will snap.
I dont mean break as in shatter, but they will rip off the tub, they stick out there a good ways.
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Whatever you do, don't get pocket flares. Been there, broke that.
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Thats a OEM flare, correct? Plenty for sale from other Jeeper. I have 6" BWacker pocket flares and I broke the rear passenger flare. Cost $200 bills for 2 rears to replace one flare. I also don't recommend pockets.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:49 PM   #8
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I was going to go with bushwacker rear flat flares for mine but ended up going with the xenon flat flares in the rear...love em
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I think i am going to go with the flat fender flares. Has anyone used the ones made by tag on e bay. Only $300 compared to about $450 for the others.
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Depends on where you live if it's legal but I don't run flares in the rear and have tub width tube fenders up front
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How difficult is it to remove the factory fenders?

I'd like to replace mine with the flats too.
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How difficult is it to remove the factory fenders?

I'd like to replace mine with the flats too.
It depends. Some of the bolts are a challenge to get to and the plastic factory nuts are a pain to deal with. After some trial and error finding the best method it ended up taking a couple hours to remove all the flares. Well worth the time spent for adding new flares
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