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Old 04-05-2009, 10:52 AM   #1
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Flares, why such a big price range?

I would like to buy some flares but am confused as to how some are $500 and others are $ 200 or less.....

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Old 04-05-2009, 10:59 AM   #2
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I went through the same thing about 3 weeks ago when I ordered mine...I went with the Smittybilt 6" for $200.

I think they look great and are of the same overall quality of the $500 Bushwhackers. I found the difference to be in the installation. The Smitty's aren't quite as bolt on as they claim. They require a bit of time to get them right...overall I would go with the Smitty's if you don't want to spend $500.

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Old 04-05-2009, 11:33 AM   #3
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Yeah $500 for plastic is a bit much, hell so is $200!!
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In 2007 I paid 149$ for my 7 Omix-Ada flares.
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my guess is mostly payin for a name (think warn), but also some differences in quality. I love the looks of the warn flares but Im not sure I can bring myself to spend that much on plastic that doesnt even really affect the functionality of my jeep. Guess time will tell on that one.
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I am just pulling mine off. Only gets in the way!!
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I got the 7 inch Rugged Ridge flares for under $200 and they look good.
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:35 PM   #8
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i have been looking at these

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^ those look good.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:29 PM   #10
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Hm, not sure I like the look of landscape edge material on my jeep.
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:02 AM   #11
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I also got the 7" Rugged Ridge flares. With 12.5 wide tires they cover great.
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I agree that big brand names often bring bigger prices, but I don't believe that the more money you spend the better quality the part is. I recently opted to buy the Crown 7 inch extended flares and am extremely happy with the less expensive flares. I feel that they are the same quality as the factory flares and I was able to spend the other money other upgrades.
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I've been looking at the rugged ridge ones as well. What is everyones favorite online shopping site for jeep stuff?
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Here are the ones I have! For $173 you really can't beat them.I have had mine for a while now with no problems or complaints.IMO they are identical to the factory flares but 4"s wider.I was worried about rocks flying off the tires and busting through them but I have heard them smack pretty hard at highway speeds and there are no holes yet
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:59 AM   #15
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Yes, those are probably the ones I will go with. So many goodys to ad and so little time,,er I mean money.

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