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04-20-2012 06:06 PM
Vosty3
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Believe it or not, the rocks barely touched those fenders.
im guessing your tires did the damage?
04-20-2012 05:49 PM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Believe it or not, the rocks barely touched those fenders.
Good thing you are running the MCE's up front now...you can push those into the rocks all day and not have to worry. I have tweaked mine a couple times and they just sprung back into place. Same went for my rear stock (trimmed) fenders. I have pushed them into the rocks multiple times, and they dont seem to care
04-20-2012 05:38 PM
Green Bay TJ
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Don't do it, the Bushwhacker flat flares don't hold up to much of anything, these pics are from my TJ on what I think is the first time I wheeled with them. They are thin and barely held on by cheesy plastic brackets and double-sided tape.
Jerry . .. impressive damage considering that the wheel looks like it extends well past the flare. I just assumed i would need to use duct tape for the trip home to keep the flares together when i bought these.
04-20-2012 05:33 PM
Green Bay TJ I just installed the rear pair. Insta,,ation was stright forward except for having to deal with rusty nut spinserts. I had 3 of these just keep spinning so i got thevice grip and removed the bolt and spinsert. Then i used some of the hardware for the fronts to mount the rears (flange nuts) and went to home depot to get sheet metal screws for the ones where i could not access the back to install a nut. I think there are 3 more spinserts on each side up front. Better get some more sheet metal screws, ill probable see if mcmaster carr has some flange nuts to replace th eones i used.
04-19-2012 08:06 PM
Jerry Bransford Believe it or not, the rocks barely touched those fenders.
04-19-2012 05:52 PM
Vosty3
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Originally Posted by Abnmarine View Post
Looks like he rubbed up against something.

I have them installed. Easy process and they hold up just fine. Of course I don't use mine for a pivot point.

04-19-2012 03:55 PM
Abnmarine
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Originally Posted by Racer38 View Post
Hey Jerry, your in a Jeep not a dirt bike, stop using the rocks for berms !! hehehe
Looks like he rubbed up against something.

I have them installed. Easy process and they hold up just fine. Of course I don't use mine for a pivot point.
04-19-2012 03:48 PM
Racer38 Hey Jerry, your in a Jeep not a dirt bike, stop using the rocks for berms !! hehehe
04-19-2012 02:43 PM
Vosty3
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Don't do it, the Bushwhacker flat flares don't hold up to much of anything, these pics are from my TJ on what I think is the first time I wheeled with them. They are thin and barely held on by cheesy plastic brackets and double-sided tape.
Wow that looks horrible I guess I will just have to be careful until I do a body lift as well... :/ I gained a lot of clearance I havent rubbed since I switched over. I dont plan on flexing my suspension all that much not my thing "yet" I like trails and steep climbs personally not climbing on rocks.

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2012-04-19_09-49-23_827 by Vosty3, on Flickr
03-30-2012 12:43 AM
Jerry Bransford Don't do it, the Bushwhacker flat flares don't hold up to much of anything, these pics are from my TJ on what I think is the first time I wheeled with them. They are thin and barely held on by cheesy plastic brackets and double-sided tape.
03-30-2012 12:02 AM
Conquest You'll like them alot--i just did the same thing you're planning on doing. I rubbed on my pocket flares, but after going to the flat type I have several more inches more clearance and they look awesom too.
03-29-2012 10:40 PM
medic317 PM me if you are interested in selling the pocket flares.
03-29-2012 12:57 PM
Vosty3 Emailed support apparently they are easy to interchange.



Thank you for choosing Bushwacker. The Flat-Style flare are going to mount in the same factory holes as the Pocket-Style flares. Attached is the installation guide for the Flat-Style flares for your viewing.

Sincerely,


Customer Care
Bushwacker, Inc.
03-28-2012 02:43 PM
Vosty3
Switching from Pocket Style to Flat Fenders (Bushwackers)

Has anyone gone through the process of switching from Pocket style flares to Flat? I have been searching to see if the speed clips are the same and what not hopefully someone has made the switch before and can give me a general idea of how easy it is to switch over. First time owner of a Wrangler (Been on my bucket list forever) and need more clearance for my 35's the pocket fenders rub when going into a gas station and cant even dream of going off road yet due to this issue... Mall Crawler :/ Sad when you purchase a Jeep that is super clean with everything you want (Until you own it and create a large bucket list of must have items) and have to purchase and change out those things. A friend told me its a "JEEP" JUST EMPTY EVERY POCKET I am beginning to understand this after my short ownership...



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