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Old 08-23-2012, 12:04 PM   #4141
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Man you freaking Jeepers be copying me!!

Glad I came up with the idea
Everything has been done before.

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Here are some more pictures of my flares. I used a 4in grinder to cut and sand the flares. Measured like three times before I cut.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:12 PM   #4143
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Here are some more pictures of my flares. I used a 4in grinder to cut and sand the flares. Measured like three times before I cut.
Hey, is that some kind of kit? I think I've seen that elsewhere. Looks really cool too. Until I get tubes, this looks like an idea I can live with.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:50 PM   #4144
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Hey, is that some kind of kit? I think I've seen that elsewhere. Looks really cool too. Until I get tubes, this looks like an idea I can live with.
Not sure why I was calling the fenders, flares lol. It was early for me! thanks by the way! they are the stock fenders, just cut. I had seen the idea in the 4wd catalog. I am going to bend some tubbing and run it underneath. You could always go that route too.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:54 PM   #4145
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You are going to have to weld something to the underside of those though. Especially if you dont want to have to straiten them later on. If you look at the wheel wells the steel curves and gives it like a spine at the edge, that is the strength and integrity of the shape the metal has. When you remove that it is no big deal as long as you reinforce it with something similar. If you dont they will not hold up for long to branches and the wind going down the highway at 65mph for long. ANd that 45 degree angled brace is not enough. It looks great, but I dont think it will make it past 2 years. If you look at the tube flares that is what the tubes are for. I would try to make an edge similar to the tube flares to make it last.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:33 PM   #4146
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You are going to have to weld something to the underside of those though. Especially if you dont want to have to straiten them later on. If you look at the wheel wells the steel curves and gives it like a spine at the edge, that is the strength and integrity of the shape the metal has. When you remove that it is no big deal as long as you reinforce it with something similar. If you dont they will not hold up for long to branches and the wind going down the highway at 65mph for long. ANd that 45 degree angled brace is not enough. It looks great, but I dont think it will make it past 2 years. If you look at the tube flares that is what the tubes are for. I would try to make an edge similar to the tube flares to make it last.
They will end up like this.

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:44 PM   #4147
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They will end up like this.

WOW, I actually expected someone to tell me how wrong I was about that, even though I am 100% sure that is what will happen. Then you post that pic. That sucks man. Yeah, when you bend something like that all you can do is replace that entire part. All the integrity is gone as well as the ability to repair it without bondo.
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WOW, I actually expected someone to tell me how wrong I was about that, even though I am 100% sure that is what will happen. Then you post that pic. That sucks man. Yeah, when you bend something like that all you can do is replace that entire part. All the integrity is gone as well as the ability to repair it without bondo.
I ended up cutting the tops off, bending some tube and making some fenders. It gave me a good excuse. i actually just finished putting a new coat of paint on em so this is applicable to the thread.

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Old 08-23-2012, 05:07 PM   #4149
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You are going to have to weld something to the underside of those though. Especially if you dont want to have to straiten them later on. If you look at the wheel wells the steel curves and gives it like a spine at the edge, that is the strength and integrity of the shape the metal has. When you remove that it is no big deal as long as you reinforce it with something similar. If you dont they will not hold up for long to branches and the wind going down the highway at 65mph for long. ANd that 45 degree angled brace is not enough. It looks great, but I dont think it will make it past 2 years. If you look at the tube flares that is what the tubes are for. I would try to make an edge similar to the tube flares to make it last.
I think I have taken the jeep up to 65 three times since I have owned it. I actually left that bend along the side for added strength.The only area it doesn't have it is the front. And to test the strength I just stood on it. Didn't bend or budge it. None the less I still plan on reinforcing with tubbing. I already have the bender.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:10 PM   #4150
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They will end up like this.
Looks like that happened because there was no front support. All it was, is the flat sheet of the fender. If you look closer you can see the ridge I left for support. As well as the front. It will hold up fine as far as wind. Now if my wheels get up there they won't last. But my tires don't make it that far up there. I was at full flex yesterday and today as you can see they are just fine.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:14 PM   #4151
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I think I have taken the jeep up to 65 three times since I have owned it. I actually left that bend along the side for added strength.The only area it doesn't have it is the front. And to test the strength I just stood on it. Didn't bend or budge it. None the less I still plan on reinforcing with tubbing. I already have the bender.
It will have some strength the way it is, but in the long run it will weaken quite a bit because it doesn't have enough to take repeated abuse. That is why I said 2 years and not shorter. Tube on the side will fix it fine. I fabricate and do all that type of work myself as well. Figured I would give you a heads up since you didn't mention you were adding tubes to it.
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It will have some strength the way it is, but in the long run it will weaken quite a bit because it doesn't have enough to take repeated abuse. That is why I said 2 years and not shorter. Tube on the side will fix it fine. I fabricate and do all that type of work myself as well. Figured I would give you a heads up since you didn't mention you were adding tubes to it.
Not a problem. Have you done tube fenders before?
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:20 PM   #4154
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:58 PM   #4156
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lubed all my zerk fittings and installed my 4.0 tb. love the power difference. and yes its noticable
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lubed all my zerk fittings and installed my 4.0 tb. love the power difference. and yes its noticable
Does that bring down mpg?
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Does that bring down mpg?
im someone that does plenty of research and then some before attempting something like this, from the info ive gathered, ive heard anything from no difference in mpg to even a slight improvement in mpg. i dont see how mpg could go down as long i dont change my driving habits, engine is breathing better and car is fuel injected. it definetely takes less work to get it going from a dead stop and amazing difference in highway power. i swear by this mod and for $37.06(35 for tb and 2.06 for gasket). ,i would recommend it for any 2.5 jeeper. use plenty of tb cleaner and clean all carbon off tb though!
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:24 PM   #4159
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It's definitely on my list of todo's............every time I read a post like yours, I'm more and more convinced.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:27 PM   #4160
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Removed all of the the a/c components and related crap. Got the new piston pressed on, all the parts cleaned and ready to go back together. Should be running Sunday (fingers crossed).
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:33 PM   #4161
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Not a problem. Have you done tube fenders before?
No, but those will be easy for what you got if you can weld. Things like that I normally would buy because I want them to look matched and perfect.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:15 PM   #4162
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Installed mirror relocation brackets, moved the mirrors, and took the doors off. Feeling the breeze!

Quite a bit more complicated than I had anticipated. I figured 30 minutes, but then realized that the screws I had to remove were actually bolts. I ended up having to pull the dash away to get at the nuts on the driver's side. Took about 2 hours not knowing what I was doing, but it's the first thing I have done to my jeep after having it for a few days. Satisfying.
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Just wanted to add. I have a 4in suspension and a 2in body. I have more than enough room now. As far as them being string enough... Well I did have plastic flares on over a year and they held up. Mostly because of the clearance from the lift.
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Installed mirror relocation brackets, moved the mirrors, and took the doors off. Feeling the breeze!

Quite a bit more complicated than I had anticipated. I figured 30 minutes, but then realized that the screws I had to remove were actually bolts. I ended up having to pull the dash away to get at the nuts on the driver's side. Took about 2 hours not knowing what I was doing, but it's the first thing I have done to my jeep after having it for a few days. Satisfying.

i also ordered mirror relocation brackets and gave up(was not trien to remove dash), gave them to a friend and got myself a harley davidson mirror(just one to stay legal and only 5 bucks from local harley dealer) and stick it in my door hinge everytime i take the doors off. much better and cheaper route.
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Today I started sanding myd grill, small parts like hinges and also the hood and fenders cause there all faded and need some new paint... Will post pictures later on
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i also ordered mirror relocation brackets and gave up(was not trien to remove dash), gave them to a friend and got myself a harley davidson mirror(just one to stay legal and only 5 bucks from local harley dealer) and stick it in my door hinge everytime i take the doors off. much better and cheaper route.
I got those in within 15 min without pulling the dash. I just got a friend to sticck his hand up behind the speaker and grabs the nuts with a wrench.
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i guess more for my garage space then the jeep but installed electric hoist for my top!
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I got those in within 15 min without pulling the dash. I just got a friend to sticck his hand up behind the speaker and grabs the nuts with a wrench.
didn't have a another set of hands handy, i figured it was pretty doable with two people but ah well, someone got a free set of relocation brackets and i got to be street legal for 5 bucks.
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I installed a magnaflow high flow cat and a dynomax cat back then found some mud and trails with a friend.

Hard day at work today haha.

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