|04-26-2013 07:53 PM|
|docleary||Pocket flares on my 04 LJ.|
|04-26-2013 07:14 PM|
Don't over-tighten the mounting hardware during install.
You could crack them before ever leaving the driveway.
|04-26-2013 05:36 PM|
|04-26-2013 03:17 PM|
|04-26-2013 03:13 PM|
|RedSurveyor||If you are not getting into any tight spots and or rubbing through brush, I think you are fine. Plus they do look good. It's all about intended use.|
|04-26-2013 08:28 AM|
|mang318||I love the look of these fenders but with all these stories of them cracking I'm kinda worried now lol. Maybe I'll buy a cheap set and see what happens. I don't do a lot of hardcore offroading, just some mud holes close to home|
|04-25-2013 10:04 PM|
|steve_plunkett||Im not a total fan of them on TJs but thats because i like tires sticking out of the flares. I know its illegal in my state which is PA but ove obly been pulled over once for having tires stick out on my chevy|
|04-25-2013 09:49 PM|
|04-25-2013 08:07 PM|
Hey, that must be my jeep! Same problem here... I think that was probably one of the first mods I did because it looked cool... not functional at all for offroading though! Mine now consist of quite a bit of black duck tape, some super glue, a piece of gum and whatever I could find to put them back on. Maybe I'm exaggerating slightly... but they really don't hold up
|04-25-2013 07:36 PM|
Heres the flare trimmed.:
|04-25-2013 01:51 PM|
If you want them, look into the TAG versions on ebay. The look the same and are a bit cheaper. I belive i have read post that the TAG version are of (no better or worse) Quadratec also have some cheaper versions.
I have I believe are Buchwackers from the PO. I do have some cracks around some of the mounting bolts.
|04-25-2013 01:49 PM|
|Marcwakefield22||How does all of this happen to you guys??? Mud really?? I just don't understand it. Mine have been caked in mud, ran into trees and everything and they haven't broke. The only time I broke them was when it was 17 degrees and I backed over a power pedestal at work and broke it and another time at work the next week I slid into a power pile because there was so much ice. I guess I have just gotten lucky so far haha|
|04-25-2013 01:29 PM|
|janosko9424||Definatly not 33" yet haha but just a heads up the place where you bolt them on rips out around the bolt. Just from street driving now they flap in the wind and I went mudding on time and the fronts got mud underneath them and fell off had nothing to do with hitting trees or flexing. I was upset I couldn't believe that they just fell off under the weight of some mud|
|04-25-2013 01:16 PM|
|04-24-2013 06:21 PM|
I had to trim mine so I didnt tear them up any more.I like the looks & the fact they keep a lot of crap off my rig.
|04-24-2013 04:23 PM|
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|04-24-2013 03:47 PM|
|WVU Mountainman||How are you driving from the passenger seat|
|04-23-2013 10:49 PM|
|04-23-2013 10:32 PM|
|04-23-2013 10:24 PM|
|RedSurveyor||Here's a couple pics of my 33's with these pocket flares. Beware!! They do break pretty easily. It's all about leverage.|
|04-23-2013 08:28 PM|
|mang318||Thanks for sharing everyone! These fenders are going to be my next mod forsure. I'm sick of the stock ones|
|04-23-2013 07:15 PM|
I'm running 33" MTZ's and the flares are 6" Rugged Ridge 'All Terrains'.
The All Terrains have a 'textured' look (and feel) to them.
I've had the flares for a few years - all of them have sustained a small amount of damage - I'd expected much worse considering what I do with them.
I'll probably look for something different when the time comes to replace them.
|04-23-2013 05:57 PM|
I used to have them. They worked pretty good for keeping stuff off the Jeep.
Mine broke too. I did not have them for very long.
|04-23-2013 05:45 PM|
Enjoy your bushcracker's.
To the OP, the pocket flares look good and preform good on street jeeps, playing in the mud, and very light off roading (sooner or later the last one will crack them).
|04-23-2013 04:55 PM|
|04-23-2013 04:23 PM|
Easy to crack / break for sure, mine lasted 3 months of road driving. No off roading. Lovely potholes of WV. Poorly molded as well. Mine had splay through out and varying wall thickness; however, I am very pleased with my BW flat flares. They use a different formulation of plastic that holds up much better.
Nothing beats the pocket flares for keeping the mud & flinging rocks off though.
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