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Old 07-05-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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Exclamation choppin stock flares??

has anyone taken the stock flares and cut the lip off of them makin them flat flares and havin a lil more room to flex? im thinkin of doin my rubicon flares that way makin them about 3" flares.

what would be the best way to cut them so it dont tear too much of it up so i can sand the edges to make it look good?? what would ya recommend?

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Tape it ...cut along the tape line with a utility knife. Then sand.

Tape it ... cut along the tape with a dremel. Then sand.


Also...The wider 4'' rubicon flares fetch a nice penny $$$. And are desirable by many jeepers.

I'd buy a stock set regular TJ flares and cut them up. Can pick them up for $20 to $50 for the set of 4. Good for two things....If you don't like it you can put your rubi flares back on or if you do like it you can sell the rubi flares and make some money.

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I have seen guys that have done this and it looks ok, not as good as some of the aftermarket tube fenders but a heck of alot cheaper. I would say save the money for tube fenders and then cut yours so if you dont like the way they come out you can replace them, if you do then you have a budget to add something else to the jeep.

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Tape it ... cut along the tape with a dremel. Then sand.
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well im gettin another set of tires and rims from a buddy who is gonna throw his stock tj flares in for free so i will prolly sell my rubicon ones for some extra cash for the tires/rims.

what are ppl gettin for the flares? so ill know about price range to put them in to sell. cuz mine are still rubicon black and aint faded out at all so should sell pretty good.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:28 PM   #6
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what are ppl gettin for the flares? so ill know about price range to put them in to sell. cuz mine are still rubicon black and aint faded out at all so should sell pretty good.
you should sell them for like 50 bucks...hmm maybe ill buy them...hehehe
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i aught to be able to get a lil more than just 50 bucks out of them. hell there like almost 3 new.
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:42 PM   #8
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I bought my jeep with a 4" suspension lift and 35's and it rubbed real bad the first time I took it out so I cut my flares. I just taped it off drew it out and cut it.
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they still rubbed a little so I did a 1" bl now the front has no problem but the rear still rubs a bit but not enough to hurt anything
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sorry to hijack, but what bumper are you running boomer? on either of them?
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its a smittybuilt model i believe, just with the decal taken off the front tube. my friend has one that looks exactly like it on his TJ.
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sorry to hijack, but what bumper are you running boomer? on either of them?
They were on when I bought the jeep but I have looked around and they are either smittybilt or a rugged ridge bumpers. they are both pretty much the same but the smittybilts seem to be a little cheaper. But I also think they are smittybilts.

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