Originally Posted by digio12
Thanks for the advice and photos! Now how about a follow up question. While I'm at it, my flares are beat. While I was looking for the OEM replacements, I found that Buschwacker makes an aftermarket set that give a nice look. They are the 6" pocket style fender flare. My concern is that these flares will 'swallow' my tires. It sounds nitpicky, I know, but the last thing I want is for these flares to extend far past the tire taking away from the look I am going for. If I am going for a set of 31x10.5x15 tires on a stock TJ, are these flares too big? Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.
Height of the tire doesn't really matter as far as flares go, width does. Are you going to run stock rims or aftermarket? 10.5 on 8" wide after market rims with a 4" backspacing.... get wider fenders. If you are using stock rims just stick with stock fenders.
Mine, as it sits, has 285/75/15 (pretty much 31's) on stock rims. They are tall, but not wide. I don't like it, feels too top heavy.
So I am going with 8" wide, 4" backspaced rims, this will move the wheels out and make the stance wider.
I am going to use Cragar Soft 8 rims, they are black and cost about $50 each.
For fenders, I have these (just came in today)...
Amazon.com: Rugged Ridge 11608.11 7" Fender Flare Kit for TJ Jeep Wrangler 1997-2006 - 6 Piece: Automotive
(Not my Jeep)
They are wider than stock, but keep the look/shape of stock. I don't care for pocket style flares unless you have her lifted and armored up.
This site will help you see different lift/tire size options. You can also see different fenders.
My Jeep Wrangler | Jeep Wrangler Lifts
It helped me decide that I wanted a 3" lift with 33x12.5 tires on 15x8 rims with 7" stock style fenders. There's a couple in there set up just like that. lol