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Old 06-06-2014, 06:50 PM   #1
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Fender Flares

I got a 1992 YJ and I just had it raised and some 33x 10.50 KMT2 installed on it. My problem is that the tires are rubbing on the factory rubber fenders flares. If I installed some flat fender flares would this eliminate the problem from rubbing. Also what is a good brand of fender flares, there are so many products out there to choose from.

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Old 06-06-2014, 10:43 PM   #2
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Flares

I located these has anyone ever installed these fender flares before.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:56 AM   #3
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I had the same problem with my bigger tires too. I ended up taking the flares off a am currently looking for some different flares that will accommodate my tires.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:45 AM   #4
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I'll throw in my 2 cents if you haven't already figured out a solution that you like.

I have a '93 myself with a 3" lift and I'm planning on getting 33"s once I get the money in my budget to do so, currently I'm only running 31"s. After trying on my brothers tires from his Jeep I noticed it rub as well. One option I'm looking into is getting high lift fenders like these:

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12508_300X_PG.htm

I have a friend with a 3" lift, those fenders, and runs 35"s with no problem. Granted he has a newer TJ, but I'm thinking since I am only going to go up to 33"s I think I should be fine for clearance.

The only thing is that they say not DOT approved on the site, however I know him, as well as a few other people, who drive with those fenders on the road in CA with no problem with the police or CHP.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:53 AM   #5
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You can throw some TJ flares on there

TJ flares on a YJ?
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:59 AM   #6
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I had 31s on my jeep after the lift and never had a problem rubbing. I was on the ranch this week after having the 33s installed and noticed that the tires are now rubbing into the metal. I do like the standard fender that came with my 92 YJ. The fronts are just fine, no rubbing at all. It is just the back. I thought about cutting some of the inside fender wall off and then rolling the metal back how it originally is. I thought this might prevent the rubbing. I just got too much money involved in this project now. As you can see in the photo I thought maybe I can cut some of the inter fender well off and it just might just be enough to stop the rubbing. It only rubs on the back fender wall as you can see in the photo
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:27 AM   #7
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Mine are just in the back too... No rubbing what-so-ever in the front ....
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:57 PM   #8
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Guy ever think about buying offset rims? That what I did on my jeep gives it a sick look I have 4.5inch with 33x12.50 and no rubbing
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:02 PM   #9
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Well I got out the jig saw and did some cutting on the inside fender and trimmed the out side fender as well. It turned out very good. It took me about 2 hours. Well I will see if I took off enough when I head back up to the hills. The tires did rub before and hopefully they won't rub now.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:13 PM   #10
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I have the Bushwacker style of those flares and 33's.[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:21 PM   #11
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Well when I arrived at work and had two of the biggest co workers jump onto the back of my jeep. I had them jump up and down several times to see how close the tires would come to the fender. After trimming the fender and removing about 2 inches, the tires never came close to hitting the fenders. So far the problem is solved. Now for the real test going off road again. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:06 AM   #12
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Try cutting the flares at the lip. Takes off about an inch or too
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:49 PM   #13
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I was just a little curious did you have to cut your rear fender wall to get that much more clearance.

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