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Old 07-20-2011, 04:14 AM   #1
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Bushwacker Flat Style Fender Flares

I've been wanting to get some new flares for my jeep that give better coverage and all but not cost me an arm and a leg. I've taken interest in the Bushwacker Flat Style flares. Has anyone put them on their rig and actually put them to use? What I'm mostly wondering is how flexible are they? My last fender flares for broken off from rubbing against a tree. So are the flares good to go or what? Thanks

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Old 07-20-2011, 05:11 AM   #2
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I like mine BUT.....these aren't made to rub up against trees or anything else for that matter. If you're looking to come into contact with hard immovable objects, you should look into steel fenders such as GenRight' s or FabTec.....but they aren't cheap. You can expect to pay for 2 front steel fenders about what a set (4) of BushWhackers would cost.
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I like mine BUT.....these aren't made to rub up against trees or anything else for that matter. If you're looking to come into contact with hard immovable objects, you should look into steel fenders such as GenRight' s or FabTec.....but they aren't cheap. You can expect to pay for 2 front steel fenders about what a set (4) of BushWhackers would cost.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:56 AM   #4
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Check out xenons flat fenders there alittle cheaper and look better IMO. Btw nice jeep danz^^
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:43 AM   #5
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If you get the Bushwackers order from amazon...they're like $100 cheaper

As for hitting trees, couldn't you remove them if you think you'll be getting close to objects? Thought I saw a pic that showed easy removal
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:37 AM   #6
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Poison spider makes them the set of 4 I think is like 550 ish and that are making a new style that come out very soon
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:17 AM   #7
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I have the Bushwackers and they keep the flying mud and rocks off my face unless I turn the wheel very much. If you rub up on a tree you want your flares to give before your jeeps body get mucked up and no they don't remove easily. I run 33x12.50s. It wil make your Jeep feel wider and makes a good shelf to put your tools on when doing routine maintenance chores. Check out my you tube video "jeep mud sling" to see them in action.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:36 AM   #8
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We have them on the JK... they do flex like your stockers, where as if they were metal they would dent the tub if you rub them into something hard enough.... If there is an easy removal method, I'd like to know what it is... We managed to dent the tub and um, reshape a flare by sliding into the ground with one, so they will still allow some damage to occur if you hit something hard enough....
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I like mine BUT.....these aren't made to rub up against trees or anything else for that matter. If you're looking to come into contact with hard immovable objects, you should look into steel fenders such as GenRight' s or FabTec.....but they aren't cheap. You can expect to pay for 2 front steel fenders about what a set (4) of BushWhackers would cost.
That sure is a pretty jeep!!!

The bushwackers will flex some, but won't hold up if you hit a solid object. I just try to stay out of a situation that will tear off my fenders. I did say "TRY"!!!
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After handling the Bushwacker flat flares at the York Jeep Show on Sunday, I wouldn't recommend running them if you're going to be using them at all (ie.. rubbing against trees/rocks, etc..). I'm sure with abuse they would break/crack.

The Xenon flares were very impressive, you could literally tie them in knots, and then untie them without any damage. Currently this is what I'll be looking at purchasing in the next few months unless something better comes out. I'd love to check out some 6" ones from MCE, but unfortunately they aren't out yet. If they arrive before I purchase, then I may look at theirs.
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Bushwacker flats. I like em.
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i just dont want something to pretty much shatter when the touch a hard object. i had both my back stock flares snap off from flexing out to much. i got some smittybilt tube from fenders but dont think im going to put them on, mostly cause im trying to keep my jeep as clean looking as possible so thats why im wanting to go with flares instead. but like i said i dont want them to break off the first time i flex out and my tires rub them.
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The I'd definitely wouldn't go with the Bushwacker ones; I haven't seen really anyone who can vouch that they've flattened them, ran over them, or other wise abused them and not having them break or crack. The ones from MCE, Xenon, and possibly a few others I've seen take abuse and look like new.
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nice jeep USmarine212...looks fimiliar lol post up some pics of it
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whats the best way to post pictures on here? everyone else post those big pictures and i used photobucket?? and they come out small and i can only post one at a time. how do yall post pictures?

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