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Old 08-24-2007, 02:27 PM   #1
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Which 8" Fender Flares?

hello,

my actual european 4.75" flares cover my 32x11.5 tires on 7.5x15 rims. here in germany the tires have to be covered by the flares.
now i have new 8.5x15 rims with other backspacing and want to install 35x12.5 tires.
the shop where i bought the rims said that the new wheels/tires will be a bit more than 3" wider than my actual wheels.

ok.
4.75" + a bit more than 3" = 8" (20,3 centimeter)

but i couldn´t find 8" flares at quadratec.com or 4wd.com.

could you please tell me where i can buy such 8" flares and which 8" flares are the best?

thanks in advance.
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:00 PM   #2
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the widest I've seen is 7" wide

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the widest I've seen is 7" wide
Same here...
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Biggest iv seen over the net is 7inch, you may have make a call and make a special order?

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7" is "only" 17.7 centimeters.

perhaps my calculation is wrong.

the new rim has an other offset (-28 millimeters instead of +15). that means that the rim is 43 millimeters wider.

the rim is 8.5" wide instead of my actual 7.5". that sould mean that the rims/tires are another 0.5" wider.

the tire is also 1" wider (12.5" instead of 11.5"). that sould mean that the rims/tires are some more 0.5" wider.

with this calculation the new rims/tires are about 70 millimeters wider on each side than my actual ones.

am i right? or are these thoughts wrong?
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7" is "only" 17.7 centimeters.
17.78 to be exact ^_^

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sounds liek time for some home made tube fenders!!!!!!
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no, tube fenders are too high, they aren´t allowed here.

was my calculation above correct? i´m a "bit" confused about that. if i added only 0.5" too much some 7" flares could be enough...


are there really no wider flares - like 8"...?
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You could always get a 7 inch and build a spacer to put between it.

Get out there and measure it by hand and see if a 7 inch flare would fit with what you got.

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You could always get a 7 inch and build a spacer to put between it.

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good idea, can i put some washers between the 7" flare and the fender for that?


which 7" flare would you recommend?
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good idea, can i put some washers between the 7" flare and the fender for that?


which 7" flare would you recommend?
You could put washers in between, but that would make the fender have a gap in between the fender and the flare.

I was thinking more along the lines of a full size spacer, the shape of the fender flare.

I would call bush cracker or another flare maker and ask if they make custom 8 inch flares.

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custom flares? i think that would be a bit too expensive.
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custom flares? i think that would be a bit too expensive.
Wouldent hurt to ask and get a quote if they do offer larger flares.

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Why not consider a different offset/backspacing to get an inch back and go with 7"flares. Or figure out a way to make a spacer thats 1" thick to put between 7"flares and the body then use body filler and paint to smooth it into an 8"flare???
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Why not consider a different offset/backspacing to get an inch back and go with 7"flares. Or figure out a way to make a spacer thats 1" thick to put between 7"flares and the body then use body filler and paint to smooth it into an 8"flare???
If he had an table saw he could possibly cut out a 1 inch slice from the older plastic flares and then do some work and seal it up so its just like a solid piece.

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good idea, can i put some washers between the 7" flare and the fender for that?


which 7" flare would you recommend?
the 7" omix ada flares dont cost much
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the 7" omix ada flares dont cost much
omix ada? never heard about this... do you have a link to a hop where i can see a price?


i already have the rims and i don´t want to install others with another backspacing.
i will install one rim this weekend and then i will see if a 7" flare would be enough.

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only 150$? that´s a good price.
are they durable? or do they brake like the buchcrackers?
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only 150$? that´s a good price.
are they durable? or do they brake like the buchcrackers?
They're thin like the Bushwackers...MAAAAYBE not quite as brittle

The Warn ones are pretty durable.
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but the warn ones are much more expensive...
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but the warn ones are much more expensive...
Lower price - Lower quality
Higher price - Higher quality

not in all cases but you should know that by now.

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i want to order some 7" flares today.

found some 7" flares from omix-ada and rugged ridge. both for 150$.
is there a difference?
is drilling required to install them?
how do they look if i don´t paint them? like the stock unpainted TJ flares?
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from what I heard, the omix ada's are like stock (strength wise)
i would get them over the rugged ridge flares
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from what I heard, the omix ada's are like stock (strength wise)
i would get them over the rugged ridge flares
ok, thanks.
do you know if they can be install on the same holes than the stock flares? or is drilling required?

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Going to start looking like a JK with flares that wide!
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Going to start looking like a JK with flares that wide!
i know.
but our german laws say that the tires have to be covered by the flares.
and for that i need such big flares.
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ok, thanks.
do you know if they can be install on the same holes than the stock flares? or is drilling required?

yep, mount like the stockers. someone that i went wheeling with a while back has em, i'll post some pictures of em
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