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Old 07-16-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, I was considering getting flat fender flares, how do you guys pass safety inspection because my tires would stick out too far, and how hard is it to cut the stock fender flares and bedline them so they look like flat fenders,

Pictures are much appreciated!!!!

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Old 07-16-2012, 11:42 PM   #2
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Hey everyone, I was considering getting flat fender flares, how do you guys pass safety inspection because my tires would stick out too far, and how hard is it to cut the stock fender flares and bedline them so they look like flat fenders,

Pictures are much appreciated!!!!
I live in California so we don't have inspections, but if you are looking to replace the front fenders. MCE Flat Fenders IMO are the best. Also with a little cutting of the rear fenders they can be made to look like the fronts. They are cheaper then most fender replacements and look just as good.


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Old 07-17-2012, 12:57 AM   #3
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Aww.. Okay yeah I live in utah and its my dd so I dint think I.wanna make things illegal..
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Aww.. Okay yeah I live in utah and its my dd so I dint think I.wanna make things illegal..
Go with a MCE "modern classic enterprise" and get one with a wide enough flare.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:03 AM   #5
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How much do they typically run??
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:14 AM   #6
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If I remember like $350. Go to http://modernclassicenterprises.com/
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How much do they typically run??
- I believe around $150 for their "no coverage" Generation I fenders.
- For the Generation II 3.5" (what I have) it was around $350 (I dont remember, it has been a year)).
- For their 6" Fenders around $400
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:29 AM   #8
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- I believe around $150 for their "no coverage" Generation I fenders.
- For the Generation II 3.5" (what I have) it was around $350 (I dont remember, it has been a year)).
- For their 6" Fenders around $400
alright awesome dude! Thanks for the help, how hard are they to change out??
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alright awesome dude! Thanks for the help, how hard are they to change out??
This will help you

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/new-...ler-43596.html
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Do a search on here for modern classic enterprise, there is a write up about them and how to install.
Oh okay I'll look into it!
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Oh okay I'll look into it!
I found it. There's a few different threads but this is the one you want

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/new-...ler-43596.html
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I found it. There's a few different threads but this is the one you want

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/new-...ler-43596.html
Awesome thanks dude.
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I spent about 2 hours cutting and respraying mine. Not hard if you take your time.





Turn signals installed just for reassurance.
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I spent about 2 hours cutting and respraying mine. Not hard if you take your time.

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Hmm.. I those turned out really good looking.. I just barely bought bushwhacker flares.. (huge mistake) but I don't think I want to cut those up..
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Hmm.. I those turned out really good looking.. I just barely bought bushwhacker flares.. (huge mistake) but I don't think I want to cut those up..
I had just purchased new stock flares but still had my old faded ones in the garage. I cut the faded ones, repainted, sold the new ones on CL. I don't blame you for not wanting to cut your new ones.
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I had just purchased new stock flares but still had my old faded ones in the garage. I cut the faded ones, repainted, sold the new ones on CL. I don't blame you for not wanting to cut your new ones.
Yeah.. I cut up my stock ones to get them off because the freaking clips behind them all broke off.. It was HELL to get them stock ones off..
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Usually the main reason people get the MCE flat fenders or similar is to eliminate the 1 or more inch metal tab that the plastic flares attach to. Just by cutting the stock plastic flare does not eliminate this piece and what happens to many of us is when really flexing the front axle you can end up hitting that lip and damaging the fender, or hitting a rock or tree and doing damage. I was not too anxious to cut off my original metal fenders until I finally got it with the tire and then made the decision and this also gives you that additional inch or so of wheel travel. If you live in a state that requires the tires to be covered then the MCE has a 6 inch fender I believe that will cover your tire if it sticks out. I went with the 3 inch which is just about identical to the stock TJ flare.
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Usually the main reason people get the MCE flat fenders or similar is to eliminate the 1 or more inch metal tab that the plastic flares attach to. Just by cutting the stock plastic flare does not eliminate this piece and what happens to many of us is when really flexing the front axle you can end up hitting that lip and damaging the fender, or hitting a rock or tree and doing damage. I was not too anxious to cut off my original metal fenders until I finally got it with the tire and then made the decision and this also gives you that additional inch or so of wheel travel. If you live in a state that requires the tires to be covered then the MCE has a 6 inch fender I believe that will cover your tire if it sticks out. I went with the 3 inch which is just about identical to the stock TJ flare.
Yeah that's why I'm wanting to upgrade last weekend I tore up my left fender..
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[QUOTE=MustangWrangler;2592729]I spent about 2 hours cutting and respraying mine. Not hard if you take your time.

Did you use a jigsaw? I am interested in doing mine like yours. They look good

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