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Old 06-24-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Pics of cut Bushwacker Pocket Flares? In search of lost clearance.

I like to take my Jeep on the trail, but there are a few points that hang low enough to snag my tires. I would like to get a set of flat fenders, eventually. But, if anyone has trimmed their Bushwacker Pocket Flares, it would be a big help to know what a decent cut would look like. Thanks!

My Jeep on the trail yesterday in Big Bear, CA.



One more thing, I would like to keep the center-of-gravity where it is. I have 6" of combined lift, which I think is more than enough for 35" tires.

Un-cut - those sharp edges in the trailing section of the fenders have got to go!


These flares are not designed for Jeeps in search of better clearance. You easily lose 2" of clearance by running these.

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4" 33" to 35"
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:13 AM   #2
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Probably useless at this point but here are mine. I have 5.25" lift and 35s. Did them yesterday. Jig sawed them and sanded the edges smooth. Looks almost natural






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Old 02-21-2014, 10:53 AM   #3
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Here is my fender trimming

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Old 02-21-2014, 10:55 AM   #4
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Probably useless at this point but here are mine. I have 5.25" lift and 35s. Did them yesterday. Jig sawed them and sanded the edges smooth. Looks almost natural





I like how you cut both the front and rear ends of your fenders. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:35 PM   #5
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Bushwhacker Pocket Flares are molded from a brittle plastic that is very crack and breakage prone. I wouldn't consider them for offroad use.
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Bushwhacker Pocket Flares are molded from a brittle plastic that is very crack and breakage prone. I wouldn't consider them for offroad use.
I thought about replacing these with different flares or even new fenders, but only after I destroy these on the trail. A flat aluminum fender will be the route for me to take with a shorter 3" flare. Here's my Jeep rubbing on 33" tires and no extended bumpstops several years ago.

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I had some of those installed from the PO. They were horrible quality. I removed them. I installed OEM Rubicon flares.

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Bushwhacker Pocket Flares are molded from a brittle plastic that is very crack and breakage prone. I wouldn't consider them for offroad use.
FWIW Neither would I. The PO installed them. I've trashed then several times in the forest, but it's nothing that can't be fixed with a little resin and Fiberglas. They will be swapped for MetalCloaks soon. Until then they'll do.

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