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Old 10-23-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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Taking off Renegade Fender Flares

Well, I think I have decided to say bye-bye to the Renegade fender flares... They just don't add to the bad-assness of the YJ. But, I'm gunna have to wait till Christmas time when I can get it painted because the paint underneath the flares is totally trashed and discolored from dirt and grime, and not to mention some little rust spots here and there. I think it'll look a bit better without the flares, and be more suited for the trails (so I don't have to worry about smashing them on a tree or brushing them against one).

So, which fender flares are recommended by you guys to replace them?

I have heard good things about the Bushwackers, and I like their look. Anyone have opinions on these?

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Old 10-23-2010, 04:12 PM   #2
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Who needs fender flares. I say get some mce flatty's for the front remove the rear and open up the wheel well for bigger tires. Run it open wheel if your state law permits.

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Old 10-23-2010, 06:42 PM   #3
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yo dude, those are not flares. they are fenders.
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Old 10-23-2010, 07:18 PM   #4
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they're actually flares... you can remove them and the fenders are underneath...
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Old 10-23-2010, 07:33 PM   #5
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they're actually flares... you can remove them and the fenders are underneath...
I never knew that...

Hope you post pics of the process when you start...
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:55 PM   #6
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take yours off and take a pic for me to see. the proof is in the pudding.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:01 PM   #7
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yeah i always thought it was a regular wrangler w/ added fender flares. glad your taking them off i think there kinda ugly...
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:40 AM   #8
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the parts catalog calls them things "fender extensions".
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:52 PM   #9
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I have heard good things about the Bushwackers, and I like their look. Anyone have opinions on these?
They crack easy. One little tree scrapes it and their gone. Should try tube flares (I personally love the look of bushwackers but will never off road with then).
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:53 PM   #10
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I plan on taking them off within the next month and getting the YJ painted, so I will take some pics and put em up... I know that they are just flares because if you look undermeath the Jeep you can see the actual fenders covered by the flares!
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:25 PM   #11
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I plan on taking them off within the next month and getting the YJ painted, so I will take some pics and put em up... I know that they are just flares because if you look undermeath the Jeep you can see the actual fenders covered by the flares!
Most of your work will be on the front end. I modified my quite a bit and if you totally remove the front fenders you'll have to replace it with something, tube fenders or stock metal fenders with or without flares.

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Old 11-09-2010, 01:30 PM   #12
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I'm gunna take em off when I get it painted, and run without flares for awhile. But, I am trying to figure a way to keep the Fog Light brackets.... I can see that the brackets are connected to the actual fenders underneath at some point, so I'm figuring for some modification and it'll be all good
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:37 PM   #13
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I'm gunna take em off when I get it painted, and run without flares for awhile. But, I am trying to figure a way to keep the Fog Light brackets.... I can see that the brackets are connected to the actual fenders underneath at some point, so I'm figuring for some modification and it'll be all good
I ended up cutting the factory bracket off because they interfered with the Smitty XRC bumper. I made my own out of aluminum. If you remove the Renegade fenders you'll be hard pressed to integrate them with stock YJ fenders.
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You will also have holes all over the place. Those flares are not held on by magic, they are bolted on. Big time. Regular flares will cover some of the holes but you will still be looking at some major patch and paint work. Unless you like your Jeep looking like it's been shot up by a machine gun.
My advise; keep your flares on and worry about what to do with them after they take a hit.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:41 PM   #15
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Ya, I know about the holes... but, I'm getting it painted at the same time and some rust spots fixed anyway, so i'm not worried about the holes... if anything, I'll just stick some cool looking bolts in each hole for looks... not too worried about the hold issue

and Glenn... I looked yesterday and I know what you mean by having a hard time keeping the bracket, but I think I've come up with something, so when everything is said and done, I will show everyone everything! LOL
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I took my Renegade package off about two years ago. I just finished painting it this week after welding shut 24 holes. There are about 20 more holes that I covered up with rocker guards and rear corner guards. I bought two new front fenders and got the Bushwacker style flares from Ebay. It was a lot of work but if you are paying someone to paint and do the body work, the rest isn't so bad. I drove around for almost two years with bolts plugging all of the holes. I got lucky and did not have any rust. I finally have a normal looking Jeep. Good luck.
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I took my Renegade package off about two years ago. I just finished painting it this week after welding shut 24 holes. There are about 20 more holes that I covered up with rocker guards and rear corner guards. I bought two new front fenders and got the Bushwacker style flares from Ebay. It was a lot of work but if you are paying someone to paint and do the body work, the rest isn't so bad. I drove around for almost two years with bolts plugging all of the holes. I got lucky and did not have any rust. I finally have a normal looking Jeep. Good luck.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:57 PM   #18
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Hey 91 do you still have your renegade flares?

If you do, Ive been looking for a set to go on my 1994

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