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Old 09-02-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Droopy Fender Flares - good fix?

I love my flat fender flares, but the front two have warped pretty bad.
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Anyone have this problem? I'm wondering if I should pull them off, heat, reshape, then cool them? Bolt a bracket undernieth? The holes line up perfectly, so it's not an issue of undue tenssion. I've never used them as a step - thats what tires are for!

Any help would be great.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
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Dang, that sucks big time. Were they like that when you bought them or did they just sag over time? If they sagged over time I doubt heating would be much of a permanent fix so I'd try to reinforce them. If they were like that from purchase, I'd send them back. I know they aren't cheap.

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Old 09-02-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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try straighting and reinforcing them.
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Check out the thread "make your own fender flares?"
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:01 PM   #5
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Check out the thread "make your own fender flares?"
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #6
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I bought them used, but they were pretty straight when I put them on.

I saw the "Make your own..." thread, but I'm not really wantint to do that... I'm leaning towards picking up a couple of brackets from Home Depot and playing with different applications until I find something that works.

So no one's seen this before?
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:46 PM   #7
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post a pic of the unerneath, are there any reinforcements? how thicks the metal?
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #8
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post a pic of the unerneath, are there any reinforcements? how thicks the metal?
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No metal underneath. Nothing holding it up... am I missing a part?
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #9
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Those look like earlier model Xenon flares that did not include the brace. Give them a call I'm sure they can help you.

Edit: I know they made a brace for the JK's not sure about the TJ's either way calling them can't hurt.
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No metal underneath. Nothing holding it up... am I missing a part?
oh there plastic? probly sagging from mud or.snow, try calling around see if they make a brace kit if not.im sure you can fab one. or have a welder make some kind of metal.support for them, good luck.
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You could cut them off and put on MCE flat fenders on.
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You could cut them off and put on MCE flat fenders on.
That's what I'm doing. Seems like people that have them really like them
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That's what I'm doing. Seems like people that have them really like them
I love mine, my Jeep is out in the sun, rain, snow, mud, dust, heat, high speed wind, etc. without fading or sagging.

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