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06-07-2012 11:51 AM
530ktm
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Originally Posted by BillG.OTD View Post
I agree, when you stuff the tire into the well it hits in two places. The flat bolt ons eliminate the outer edge but you still hit at the fender flat edge where the flare mounts. I am looking for a solution as well, 530KTM, post your before and after pics.

Is it legal to just to install the turn signal under the headlight or do you need one on the fender edge as well?
I have not heard of needing the turn signal on the fender. I believe you are supposed to have the side light on the outside of the fender which is available as well.
06-07-2012 10:10 AM
BillG.OTD I agree, when you stuff the tire into the well it hits in two places. The flat bolt ons eliminate the outer edge but you still hit at the fender flat edge where the flare mounts. I am looking for a solution as well, 530KTM, post your before and after pics.

Is it legal to just to install the turn signal under the headlight or do you need one on the fender edge as well?
06-07-2012 09:18 AM
530ktm The MCE Gen 2 fenders are going on my Jeep this weekend. A lot of those others types simply bolt on to the existing fender which has the lip that hangs down and takes away a good inch or so of wheel clearance. I like the look of the MCE fenders as well.
06-07-2012 04:50 AM
LiftedTj Go with the MCE Gen 2 flat style fender
06-06-2012 07:43 AM
Lbailey21 I cannot find bushwacker for under $400 anymore. Amazon jacked up the price!
04-24-2012 01:35 PM
Vosty3
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Originally Posted by Lbailey21 View Post
I can get bushwhackers for $400. Still less?
I got my Bushwackers next day $3.00 shipping from Amazon I have Prime and got a 25$ rebate... $353 next day @ my door
04-24-2012 05:21 AM
somis customize the stockers!
04-23-2012 11:39 PM
Lbailey21 Thanks man.
04-23-2012 11:36 PM
tazmann910 Here you go







04-23-2012 11:12 PM
Lbailey21 Can u post some pictures of the front and side. I know a welder who does metal, steel, etc work that might be able to conger something up for me
04-23-2012 11:08 PM
tazmann910 They were custom built, but they were less than what you are asking.
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Originally Posted by Lbailey21 View Post
I'm talking about your front tube fenders? How much did u pay for those?
04-23-2012 11:04 PM
Lbailey21
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Originally Posted by Lbailey21

I can get bushwhackers for $400. Still less?
I'm talking about your front tube fenders? How much did u pay for those?
04-23-2012 11:02 PM
Lbailey21
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Originally Posted by tazmann910
Less than a set of bushwackers.
I can get bushwhackers for $400. Still less?
04-23-2012 10:21 PM
tazmann910 Less than a set of bushwackers.
04-23-2012 10:20 PM
Lbailey21
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Originally Posted by tazmann910
They were custom built onto full corner guards and are about 3in wide.
How much?
04-23-2012 09:56 PM
tazmann910 Excatly, after going thru 4 sets of plastic fenders, I went to this tube steel version, if I tear these up, i have done something very bad.

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04-23-2012 09:54 PM
rjacobs
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Originally Posted by tazmann910 View Post
For that kind of money, why not get steel tube fenders? Then you will not have to worry about them breaking and you can bounce off trees.
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Originally Posted by Lbailey21 View Post
Because I need rear flares too. I like/dislike the tube fender. if ima spend cash cash on any really expensive fender works ima go all out with cloakers
This is my thought process as well and I am going to go with the Cloak's. 400-600 for flat plastic fender replacements that will get torn up fairly easily(my stock ones are torn up so I am positive any kind of plastic ones will get torn up again). A full setup is a bit over a grand for front and rears, but to know you wont be buying new plastic fenders again in a year or two(or less) is money in the bank. Buy once, cry once right.
04-23-2012 09:53 PM
tazmann910 They were custom built onto full corner guards and are about 3in wide.

04-23-2012 09:44 PM
Lbailey21
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Originally Posted by tazmann910
I did my front and rears for cheaper than a set of bushwackers.
How much was your tube fenders? How wide?
04-23-2012 09:30 PM
tazmann910 I did my front and rears for cheaper than a set of bushwackers.
04-23-2012 09:28 PM
Lbailey21
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Originally Posted by tazmann910
For that kind of money, why not get steel tube fenders? Then you will not have to worry about them breaking and you can bounce off trees.
Because I need rear flares too. I like/dislike the tube fender. if ima spend cash cash on any really expensive fender works ima go all out with cloakers
04-23-2012 09:05 PM
tazmann910 For that kind of money, why not get steel tube fenders? Then you will not have to worry about them breaking and you can bounce off trees.
04-23-2012 09:05 PM
Green Bay TJ
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I'm more worried about stopping mud from being thrown everywhere! Can't see anything with my tires pokin out the sides
I havetheoppositeproblem now. Have stock canyon rims with5.5" backspacing. So tires look small and set well back into the well. Looks a little wierd. Plan was to put on the flares first then go with less backspacing instead of the other way (and have a LEO give me a repair order). But now i may need to get larger tires too, not in the present budget especially since my 31s have lots of treadleft.
04-23-2012 08:50 PM
Lbailey21 I'm more worried about stopping mud from being thrown everywhere! Can't see anything with my tires pokin out the sides
04-23-2012 08:49 PM
Green Bay TJ I also got a set of Bushwackers from amazon. This is the lowest price i haveseen for these flares. I did the rear pair, think i will have to take myrock sliders off and trim off half an inch with the grinder before the front flares will fit. Jerry B has posted some picks in another thread where he has absolutely destroyed these flares - they offer no protection against rocks (or i imagine trees). Problem i encountered is that the mounting brackets use some of the sheet metal nutserts, which tend to be rusted and spin so the bolt does not come out. So i just ripped theold flares off these nutserts and took a vice grip to remove the bolt and nutsert, making alarger hole. Then i ended up drilling a new hole through the bracket into the jeep and used a sheet metal screw for the few of these i had to rip out. Most of the mounting holes can be accessed to put on a flange nut once you remove the wheel well liner, though. I am concerned about the front installation since the second bracket on each side looks to need nutserts for all the bolts that hold it on and i dont know i would want to rely on sheet metal screws for the entire bracket is all the nutserts spin. Took me 2 hours for the first side rear (including the trip to home depot to.get the sheet metal screws), and an hour for the opposite side rear. Fronts will have to wait until.i have time to cut down the rock slider.
04-23-2012 08:46 PM
blue6tj I love my Bushwacker 6" Flat Fenders.... They give you an extra 2.75" of clearance too.......
04-23-2012 08:13 PM
madkinstx
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Originally Posted by Mudweiser View Post

These are made by TAG (The Accessory Group). Are in pretty high demand due to the price, 270 for the set, and comes with the LED lights and all and rubber backing trim. Just figured i would show you a different option compared to the 400+ for the Bushwhackers. I like them alot, was the "look" i was goin for. Very sturdy, comes with all new mounting hardware. No problems with them yet and they are 5 1/4" wide.





Anyhows...hope that helps.
Where can I find these? I found these: Jeep TJ YJ CJ Steel Fender Flares I'm not sure if they are the same?
04-23-2012 07:03 PM
Vosty3 I went from Pocket style Bushwackers to the Flat Style and I am very happy with the Flat. Easy install took a bit of time however! $379 shipped from amazon and a 25$ mail in rebate. I gained alot of clearance for the tires with them as well. Very happy

Before

Jeep by Vosty3, on Flickr

After

2012-04-19_09-49-23_827 by Vosty3, on Flickr
04-23-2012 06:23 PM
Mudweiser Basically same lift i have i just havent put the new tires on. 4" suspension 1.25" body lift, 33x12.50s. Theres a pretty close up one of the drivers side there.
04-23-2012 06:05 PM
Lbailey21 Can someone post a close picture of the front driver side. I have 5" of lift on 35s. I'm trying to picture what it's gonna look like
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