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Old 09-18-2010, 02:25 AM   #1
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Bushwacker Fender Flares

Hy guys! I have a 2000 Jeep TJ and need some new fender flares on it. The old ones are all worn out and srcratched. I was looking online for some and ran across some nice ones from bushwacker. Pocket style I think they are called. Just flat black is what I'm looking for. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good place to buy them either online or stores? They were going for about $400 on the site I was on and was wondering if maybe there's a better price out there?

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Old 09-18-2010, 02:39 AM   #2
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These were on my Jeep when I bought it, so I don't know where to get a deal. But what I do know is that you should be careful not to over tighten them when you install them. The owner before me had them installed by a shop, and there are now cracks near about 6-8 of the mounting bolts. Good luck. I think they look awesome, and if you get the wider set (6"?), it'll clear a bit larger tire during flex.

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Old 09-18-2010, 07:20 AM   #3
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I just got them a week ago 6" pocket style I can say I dont like them . I'm getting the flat style now . I dont like the way they look and I think I'll get more flex out of the flat ..$400 is a good price I paid $450 for them ..
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:06 AM   #4
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You can get knock-offs on ebay fro about $220, shipped. They might fade, but you can paint them before you put them on, so you wouldn't even have to worry about it.
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:06 AM   #5
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Bushwhacker's Pocket Flairs look good but they are molded from a very brittle and fairly easily cracked plastic. If you wheel where they could get pushed against trees, rocks, etc., breakage could be expected.

I had Bushwhacker's flat flares for a while. While they are molded from a better plastic that is not as brittle, be wary if you wheel difficult terrain as they may not hold up much better. This is what happened to my Bushwhacker flat flares... though to be honest, that was a pretty brutal day on the trail and not many flares could have held up. I can only believe that Warn's extremely rugged nearly unbreakable flares might have made it through but maybe not even those.
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I have the pocket style bushwackers I got they wholesale about 4 years ago when I ripped up my passenger front quarter panel. From bushwacker as a dealers they are were 350 so 400 I a good price. As far as the durability they have been awesome. I beat the heck out of them and other then the fact I dent get stainless washers and they rusted they look like new. No fading no cracking I highly recommend them my friend I love they way they make my jeep look. The only thing to be careful of is that they are a little bit lower sitting off of the fender so maxing out my suspension on the trail (two oppose wheel on the ground nothing else) the outside of my tires rub because it's a rubicon and has 30.5s. if you have a non rubicon/stock jeep you should have no problems with them take a few hours and your jeep will look much better.
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:23 PM   #8
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I like my pocket fender flares. When you install, Make sure not to overtighten the scews. They tend to crack at the mounting locations.
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:00 PM   #9
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If u want some great fenders and flares that will hold up to abuse plus give you more room for flexing than any other flare look at METALCLOAKS fenders and flares, little more $$ but well worth it, the flares are also detachable from the flares with pull pins!! I'm gonna be getting a set of these most definately soon! Will post pics when I do!!
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:00 PM   #10
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Oops ment detachable from the fenders! Lol
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:34 PM   #11
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As far as price goes, use the internet to compare prices including shipping. This goes for any parts you may want to buy.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:02 PM   #12
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Awesome thx alot guys! I'll save up for some I personally think they look sick! I'm gonna get some other armor peices from bushwacker to match them aswell. So overall I think it will look pretty good when I'm done.
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I'm pretty sure the bushwacker armor your talking about is plastic, if so don't bother. If it's secured to you jeep via two sided tape, how much is it really protecting, seems to me it's just hanging on for the ride.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:07 PM   #14
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Haha that's a good point. I just looked up the specs online and found that they are secured by adhesives... That's not exactly ideal but I'll look more into it.
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If you want armor get armor, not plastic.
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Yup it's plastic. But just for the flares can u even get metal? Plasic is fine for what I'll be doing but now I'm interested if there are flares out there that are made of stronger materials.
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Heres a quick pic of mine...

2" lift and new tires will be going on shortly...also a heat gun to the bumper inserts

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Old 09-22-2010, 07:33 PM   #18
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Don't even waist $$$ on new flares if your original ones are just faded and have a few scratches just paint them. Used krylon fusion paint for plastics, flat black. Looks better than new . Easy to paint no prep other than cleaning the old flares and masking ur jeep so u don't get overspray on the body.
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As soon as i got my jeep a year ago i bought these, love the look, but when i stared offroading i knew they had to go, so i got MetalCloak arched tube fenders. I would go with the flats if your set on bushwackers.Theyre in my pics because i havent got new pics witht the new tubes
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I just got the bishwackers too they look damn good. Best thing i did to save my interior my 33x12.5 always threw dirt and puddles inside
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:37 PM   #21
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I've had those in the past. I hated them.

1) They reduce tire clearance (notice how low the mounts are as compared to the open-ness of the stock ones, the top two where cracked the first time I went out with them)

2) They crack, REALLY easily. Brush a tree, crack. Flip up a stick and hits them, crack... ETC

Other than that, they keep mud off the body fairly well... But that's about it.
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Yeah as I said in my earlier post! Don't like the bushwacker pocket flares!! I go wheelin in my jeep so I want protection. Those flares are mostly for keeping mud off and looks!! That's why I'm going with metalcloaks arched fenders and flares!!! Plus pocket flares are so over priced!! But hey get what you want, me I'd rather go with something that will last and protect my jeep body!!
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:44 AM   #23
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Good to know stuff, I was gunna do a 3"body with 33's and I live in mass so I definitely need different flares, cops are sticklers around here , loved the pocket flares but now I don't know lol
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Metalcloak is going to be the demise of my tax return next spring...
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Yeah you can put metalcloaks fenders and quick disconnect flares on a factory lift jeep and run 35's if your axles can handle it!! That's how much clearance you have with those.
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@Beer30, yes I agree with you bro!! Lol, but there well worth it.
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I run my MetalCloaks without a flare, i think it looks better and way cheaper
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I've had mine for a week now. I think I like the stock ones better. However, I only paid $150 for mine. In perfect condition!
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