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?
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.
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 ..
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.
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 $$ but well worth it, the flares are also detachable from the flares with pull pins!! I'm gonna be getting a set of these most definately soon! Will post pics when I do!!
Awesome thx alot guys! I'll save up for some I personally think they look sick! I'm gonna get some other armor peices from bushwacker to match them aswell. So overall I think it will look pretty good when I'm done.
I'm pretty sure the bushwacker armor your talking about is plastic, if so don't bother. If it's secured to you jeep via two sided tape, how much is it really protecting, seems to me it's just hanging on for the ride.
Don't even waist $$$ 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.
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
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!!