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05-08-2013 01:47 AM
00falcon
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Originally Posted by spencerlj View Post

How did they attach? Looks like you added them on to the stock flares or am I wrong? Flexibility is good certainly and I have been in a situation that was close but I did not rub so I don't know if the flexibility of the stock or replacement fenders is bad or not. I have heard others say they will crack or break, but I cannot personally say. I like your creativity and even if you tear these off, looks like it would be easy enough to replace. Where did you get these and how much were they?
Yup... I had to trim the stock flares to fit my (large) 33s...
I have just bolted them on with about a dozen bolts per arch.

There is no give in the stock flares, but as my mud tires stick out nearly close to two inches, I can lean in to a bank safely.

That we about nz$40 a flare.
I got them from rubber mark here in Auckland, New Zealand... if that helps at all
05-07-2013 11:08 PM
spencerlj
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Good luck to ya sir! Shouldnt be too hard. Hope all goes well but whats a project without a few stumps in the road?? Haha keep us posted
Haha! You are so right. And if all this stuff was easy, wouldn't everyone do it!
05-07-2013 11:07 PM
spencerlj
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I installed some rubber flares from rubber mark.
I didn't want hard plastic flares that would crack if I brushed up against bank
I wanted something with some give in it.
Not the prettiest, but they are functional.
How did they attach? Looks like you added them on to the stock flares or am I wrong? Flexibility is good certainly and I have been in a situation that was close but I did not rub so I don't know if the flexibility of the stock or replacement fenders is bad or not. I have heard others say they will crack or break, but I cannot personally say. I like your creativity and even if you tear these off, looks like it would be easy enough to replace. Where did you get these and how much were they?
05-07-2013 03:26 AM
00falcon
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Originally Posted by NZ-Freebird View Post
Any thoughts on who makes the best 7" Fender Flares?

Thought I could get away with 6" Bushwacker pocket style, but here in NZ the whole tire tread has to be covered.
I installed some rubber flares from rubber mark.
I didn't want hard plastic flares that would crack if I brushed up against bank
I wanted something with some give in it.
Not the prettiest, but they are functional.

05-06-2013 11:42 PM
thgr8alex Good luck to ya sir! Shouldnt be too hard. Hope all goes well but whats a project without a few stumps in the road?? Haha keep us posted
05-06-2013 11:11 PM
spencerlj
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Good idea! I took mine off to paint and trim... Took forever and messed up alot of them. I just used random bolts i had laying around in garage that fit aha. A bag of them meant to be used wouldve been nice. So i say that was a good idea for ya. If ya dont use em, keep em for when you take them off to paint later down the road if they fade. Might be nice if one starts actin up and you have a spare
Great and will do that. I am hoping to put those on this week and will report back what happens. The new Fender Flares I have to go on are the ones mentioned in the link above and will let you know how it goes. I am not one for trying to mismatch components so you provide the same feedback I have heard from others, that they either break them taking off the originals or find them missing or already broken.
05-05-2013 11:52 PM
thgr8alex
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Did either of you have any problems with the install? I just ordered these and to be safe, ordered the mounting hardware as well. I had read a couple of places that sometimes the mounting hardware was difficult to remove, or missing and I just ordered to be safe.
Good idea! I took mine off to paint and trim... Took forever and messed up alot of them. I just used random bolts i had laying around in garage that fit haha. A bag of them meant to be used wouldve been nice. So i say that was a good idea for ya. If ya dont use em, keep em for when you take them off to paint later down the road if they fade. Might be nice if one starts actin up and you have a spare
05-05-2013 11:40 PM
PStov98TJ
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You got that right!! My 98 will be with me until IM 98.
I'm planning the same!
05-05-2013 11:31 PM
thgr8alex
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Damn right! And 1998 TJ's. Cause those are the best
You got that right!! My 98 will be with me until IM 98.
05-05-2013 11:30 PM
PStov98TJ
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Gotta love the south
Damn right! And 1998 TJ's. Cause those are the best
05-05-2013 11:29 PM
thgr8alex
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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ View Post

Me too I don't think we have a law for it here in Mississippi either
Gotta love the south
05-05-2013 11:28 PM
PStov98TJ
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Makes sense, luckily where i live 50% of the vehicles driven here are lifted jeeps and trucks so cops dont care about them sticking out or its not a law. Heck, 2 or 3 of the firefighters have lifted trucks with wide tires (stationed next door to police station) haha. Lucky for me i guess because i like the look of them sticking out
Me too I don't think we have a law for it here in Mississippi either
05-05-2013 11:22 PM
thgr8alex
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That's exactly why. They can grab rocks and sling them at windshields and thrown mud and water all over the road and other cars.
Makes sense, luckily where i live 50% of the vehicles driven here are lifted jeeps and trucks so cops dont care about them sticking out or its not a law. Heck, 2 or 3 of the firefighters have lifted trucks with wide tires (stationed next door to police station) haha. Lucky for me i guess because i like the look of them sticking out
05-05-2013 11:17 PM
PStov98TJ
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Just curious but does anyone know the reasoning behind why cops are uptight about tires sticking out in some states? Is it because it could fling rocks or debris or such?
That's exactly why. They can grab rocks and sling them at windshields and thrown mud and water all over the road and other cars.
05-05-2013 10:25 PM
thgr8alex Just curious but does anyone know the reasoning behind why cops are uptight about tires sticking out in some states? Is it because it could fling rocks or debris or such?
05-05-2013 09:37 PM
spencerlj Did either of you have any problems with the install? I just ordered these and to be safe, ordered the mounting hardware as well. I had read a couple of places that sometimes the mounting hardware was difficult to remove, or missing and I just ordered to be safe.
04-19-2013 08:41 PM
zanewolfgang X3 they fit and look OEM other than width obviously. I personally dont care so much of the look of wide flares but here in Wa they are pretty uptight about tires sticking out. I got pulled over more than a few times, no tickets though.
04-19-2013 07:44 PM
miked12479 x2 - had these on since 2007 and love them. Have had both 12.50 and 10.50 width tires with them and they covered them well!
04-19-2013 06:07 PM
03Ruth Here you go...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0013RGQW0
04-19-2013 06:04 PM
NZ-Freebird
Fender Flares

Any thoughts on who makes the best 7" Fender Flares?

Thought I could get away with 6" Bushwacker pocket style, but here in NZ the whole tire tread has to be covered.

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