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02-24-2013 12:48 PM
jp2611 I can only ACCURATELY answer OP question based on my experience. I have the BS Flatflares. IMO if you get in a lot of tight rocks or woods trees, you MAY want to look for something else.

On my '04 TJ I "almost" ripped off the passenger side flare. I did knock it loose, tore of passenger side rear view mirror, pushed the radio anntena into the windshield frame hard enough to remove paint, and have scrap marks on my hood from the tree.

Now to explain what happened so maybe you can understand the damage.....it was rainy, slick muddy hill tight area with a right hand off camber slopes to the right turn at the top.

I get to the top, start the turn, loose traction slide over and into the tree with the rock rail striking tree first. I can not go forward at all and the hill (off camber) is holding me against the tree. My only option is reverse and turn the wheels hoping that I can pull away from the tree enough to not rip everything off.

It worked kinda......only thing needed replaced was passenger side mirror. It was in 2 pieces. The scuffs on the hood windshield frame and rock rails no big deal.

Got some Black automotive trim glue and "reapplied" the front fender flare. Took longer to find the stuff than it did to glue it back on...and yes it shows it has been "tweaked" but most people wouldn't notice right away.

I like my Bushwakers...someone mentioned if I would have had hard tube fenders I would have been "fine" except all the weight and force would have been transferred to a solid object (Tube fender) instead of a flexible one. (Plastic flare)
02-24-2013 12:26 PM
Full Spool
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Originally Posted by Tom-JK6spds View Post
I'll take a little of everything please. Moderation, right?
We're still on track with the OP's quest to select the right fenders that look cool, but are effective against slinging mud and water.
02-24-2013 12:09 PM
Tom-JK6spds Except for the getting hit part I shiould add. I don't think I'd be too civil if someone did that to me and I caught him/her...
02-24-2013 12:09 PM
Justin04Lj The threads get outta hand easily lol
02-24-2013 12:07 PM
Tom-JK6spds This thread is funny, made me laugh.
I'll take a little of everything please. Moderation, right?
02-24-2013 11:47 AM
Justin04Lj O lol sorry. Wasn't aware it was your video guess I should have watched it before asking. I definitely want to run this trail again. Let me know when you go.
02-24-2013 11:42 AM
Full Spool
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Originally Posted by Justin04Lj View Post
Have you done this trail yet? Did it last summer so they weren't very deep being so dry.
Well Yeah... that's the video we made from last year. Ya gotta go as soon as the forest service opens the trail, and make use of the run off.

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Originally Posted by topher38 View Post
Is it a fun trail? Also where did you find the waterproof intake cover?
It's not a challenging trail, but real fun, We'll have to get you in on the next run this spring.

http://www.outerwearsracing.com/products.asp?cat=11683
02-24-2013 11:16 AM
Justin04Lj
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Originally Posted by Full Spool View Post

Yeah, clean water is good...Can't wait for the dunes to open back up.

Medano June 2012 - YouTube
Have you done this trail yet? It is awesome with like 12 water crossing. Did it last summer so they weren't very deep being so dry. There was no water at dunes.
02-24-2013 11:09 AM
topher38 So I just watched the video. That's a ton of water crossings!
Also where did you find the waterproof intake cover? That was pretty neat iv never seen one before and I'm honestly getting sick of cleaning mud outa mine...
02-24-2013 11:05 AM
topher38 Iv been to the dunes once a few years ago. But I was hiking the dunes with friends. Iv wanted to take the jeep down there ever since.
Is it a fun trail? Also I heard you can drive on the back of the dunes is this true?
02-24-2013 10:08 AM
Full Spool
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Originally Posted by Snowbum View Post
...love water crossings any time!
Yeah, clean water is good...Can't wait for the dunes to open back up.

Medano June 2012 - YouTube
02-23-2013 10:05 PM
Snowbum Maybe I'm a fair weather fan, I love the mud when I have the top and doors on, but love water crossings any time!
02-23-2013 01:07 AM
topher38
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Originally Posted by jeepchix
gosh I hate mud
It's the greatest thing ever invented
02-22-2013 11:57 PM
jeepchix gosh I hate mud
02-22-2013 01:27 AM
BreckenridgeYJ Bushwackers on Craigslist. Misspelled. Bush wakers or something. $175
02-21-2013 11:22 PM
topher38
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Originally Posted by G-Rocc

I'm not a fan of mud at all. I don't even really like water crossings that much. Give me the rocks!
I make water go everywhere.
I make mud go everywhere
And I'll wheel rocks all day
Snow drifts are one of my best friends
The muddier I can get her the better
In ouray there was a couple of people that comment on my black jeep being brown. My favorite one was a little girl that looked at her dad with a jeep and said "now that's how your 4 wheel"

Oh and speaking of snow drifts I have about at 2.5 to 3 foot deep one that about
100 years long that I was having a blast in on the way home..

As for getting old... I'm at an awkward age. 19 is kinda an adult but still not an adult. And cleaning is a breeze when you own a power washer. Just spray everything, the dash the seats the floor and your done in 20 mins
02-21-2013 08:15 PM
GSPup
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Originally Posted by G-Rocc

I'm not a fan of mud at all. I don't even really like water crossings that much. Give me the rocks!
I go sooo slow through water crossing so I don't get wet. Rocks? Yes please.

And your black powder was supposed to be sprayed today...
02-21-2013 07:28 PM
G-Rocc
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Originally Posted by Full Spool

Wait till you get older, and the last thing you want to do after getting banged around all day is clean.
I'm not a fan of mud at all. I don't even really like water crossings that much. Give me the rocks!
02-21-2013 07:07 PM
GSPup
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Originally Posted by Colo-TJ
And 3rd........
I'm 'youngish' and even I agree.
02-21-2013 06:31 PM
Colo-TJ
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Originally Posted by Full Spool View Post
Wait till you get older, and the last thing you want to do after getting banged around all day is clean.
And 3rd........
02-21-2013 06:05 PM
wanderlust
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Originally Posted by Full Spool

Wait till you get older, and the last thing you want to do after getting banged around all day is clean.
I second that
02-21-2013 06:03 PM
Full Spool
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Originally Posted by topher38 View Post
I love getting dirty!
Iv been wheeling and muddying a few times with the top and doors off. It's so much fun. And the looks you get when your done are priceless. Plus chicks dig it. So winning!
Wait till you get older, and the last thing you want to do after getting banged around all day is clean.
02-21-2013 05:55 PM
topher38
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Originally Posted by joeuncool

I thought of this very thing. I haven't been out with my doors off yet since I bought it late last year. My tires stick out at least an inch and a half from the fenders. The few times I did get out I noticed all the mud sprayed up on the sides. I also have noticed all the water and snow that sprays up from the tires and against the sides. I had the thought, "If I have the doors off, where is that stuff going to go?" "On me and inside the Jeep! " Going to make for an interesting spring and summer. I don't plan on having the doors on much at all.
I love getting dirty!
Iv been wheeling and muddying a few times with the top and doors off. It's so much fun. And the looks you get when your done are priceless. Plus chicks dig it. So winning!
02-21-2013 03:31 PM
joeuncool
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Originally Posted by BreckenridgeTJ View Post
Agreed!!! I don't like the "shaved" look with the rear flares pulled and the non-existant front tubes. I prefer the 4" full shape one and the matching flat 4" rear the best. While in sunny rock crawling weather flares don't matter, in real life, getting hit in the face and shoveling mud into your rear end interior with the top down isn't something I could imagine living with. I hope my tone didn't come off as argumentative on any of this. I know I will be doing tubes down the road to allow 37+ tires with minimal lift to keep the center of gravity low.
I thought of this very thing. I haven't been out with my doors off yet since I bought it late last year. My tires stick out at least an inch and a half from the fenders. The few times I did get out I noticed all the mud sprayed up on the sides. I also have noticed all the water and snow that sprays up from the tires and against the sides. I had the thought, "If I have the doors off, where is that stuff going to go?" "On me and inside the Jeep! " Going to make for an interesting spring and summer. I don't plan on having the doors on much at all.
02-21-2013 11:45 AM
jeepchix I totally understand the idea "its one thing if I do it wheeling(more manly) its another when someone else does it"
Make the dude pay for it since he ran(felon) save up your money to do metal fender flares(even thought I do not like them) those will take abuse they are metal not plastic so you wont be spending $500 on plastic.
02-20-2013 11:06 PM
BreckenridgeYJ
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Originally Posted by Snowbum
So I'll be talking to a insurance adjuster tomorrow and will be getting estimates and seeing how much I have to play with. I LOVE the metal rear tube fenders with the steel tubes on it but they are not cheep
I do too!!! A few of the manufacturers make metal bolt on models that look identical...... Sub 300 a set.... You don't get the reinforcement all the way around, but it matches the front tubes.

I'm not a fan of stock rear with factory rear flares.... As mentioned before, I'm not keen on no rear flares, hence I still have my factory set all around for now.

I'm sure I'll get the itch soon enough though..... Picked up some used poison spyder trail corners with the round lights today to hold me over....
02-20-2013 11:00 PM
Snowbum So I'll be talking to a insurance adjuster tomorrow and will be getting estimates and seeing how much I have to play with. I LOVE the metal rear tube fenders with the steel tubes on it but they are not cheep
02-20-2013 09:27 PM
Full Spool I too like the pockets, for the sole reason of not slinging mud (or in Colorado, "wet sand"), Don't have to go all out to wash the jeep after a day out.

Flats have their benefits, but the good ones are pricey.
02-20-2013 08:56 PM
BreckenridgeYJ I love the tnt package and the poison spyder defender and crusher corners with defender flairs ....

I knew I was going to catch hell for that comment!!!
02-20-2013 07:42 PM
topher38
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Originally Posted by BreckenridgeTJ

Agreed!!! I don't like the "shaved" look with the rear flares pulled and the non-existant front tubes. I prefer the 4" full shape one and the matching flat 4" rear the best. While in sunny rock crawling weather flares don't matter, in real life, getting hit in the face and shoveling mud into your rear end interior with the top down isn't something I could imagine living with. I hope my tone didn't come off as argumentative on any of this. I know I will be doing tubes down the road to allow 37+ tires with minimal lift to keep the center of gravity low.
Are you serious it's all about the shave look. Your opinion sucks.

Just messing haha Im not sure who makes them but they are for the jks they are high lines I fricken live them. But I also really like the fenders I have. Which is more the shaven look I guess you could say. As for the mud slinging I like making a mess but I also have my jeep rino lined so it's easy to clean
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