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Old 06-28-2010, 10:16 PM   #1
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Why are pocket fender flares so expensive?

Is there a reason pocket fender flares are 400 and up? I just cant justify paying that much for them it blows my mind how anyone can charge that much for them. I know bushwhackers are supposed to be the best but is there anything for less that is as good

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Old 06-28-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
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Honestly I'd look away from bushwhacker flares if you do any off roading around tight trees or rocks or go plowing through deep (and I mean thick mud up to the flares) mud pits since they aren't known for their strength. My friend has the standard flares and he hi them on a tree and cracked the thing in half, while I hit the same tree with the extended stock looking flares and I bounced off

It is really hard to find a full set of flares for under $400 though My rube flares are $400 for just the front pair

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Yep, good ones are pricey.....not sure why. I think I paid a bit over $500 for my Warn trail flares, they are much heavier and more resilient that whatever cheap pocket flares (brand unknown) the PO had on my Jeep.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:33 PM   #4
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Bushwhacker's Pocket flares actually have a reputation for being easy to crack or break, they are molded from a fairly brittle crack-prone plastic. I've had nearly all of the flares over the years and by far, the very best/most rugged/stand up to anything flares are made by Warn. I'd look very hard at Warn's 6" flares.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:34 PM   #5
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It really is crazy how much they charge for the flares. Tube Fenders really aren't all that much more . . . mmmmm tube fenders
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It really is crazy how much they charge for the flares. Tube Fenders really aren't all that much more . . . mmmmm tube fenders
Tube fenders AND tube flares
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It really is crazy how much they charge for the flares. Tube Fenders really aren't all that much more . . . mmmmm tube fenders
this is true, but in a lot of states you need fender flares anyway to cover the tires.
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this is true, but in a lot of states you need fender flares anyway to cover the tires.
Refer to my previous post
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Exactly . . . the new GenRights are really nice . . . that's what I'm eyein' anyway . . . wasn't a big fan of the last design that had the flare kinda slapped on almost as if it was an afterthought, but the new ones are DOPE Depending on the state you're in they still might not be enough, but neither are my stock flares and while I've been hassled over not having covers on my off road lights and my highlift covering my license plate, I haven't been hassled about the tires sticking out past the flare . . . knock on wood.
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Exactly . . . the new GenRights are really nice . . . that's what I'm eyein' anyway . . . wasn't a big fan of the last design that had the flare kinda slapped on almost as if it was an afterthought, but the new ones are DOPE Depending on the state you're in they still might not be enough, but neither are my stock flares and while I've been hassled over not having covers on my off road lights and my highlift covering my license plate, I haven't been hassled about the tires sticking out past the flare . . . knock on wood.
I got stopped for my windshield lights before and the cop said to get them covered. My excuse was that my high beams didn't work and I used those as high beams. And when he asked me to turn on my high beams they hit the top of a 2 story tall tree down the road I'm truthful
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I have rugged ridge flair's and they work great i think there around $200 from quadratec.
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I have the 7" Rugged Ridge flares and really like them because they cover my 12.5's. Here in California they'll hassle you for not having your tires covered. Cost? $160.00 from CSE Offroad.com.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:38 PM   #13
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I bought some 6" ext. cheapos off of ebay for $1.50 shipped and so far so good. They are regular style though not pocket.

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