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04-26-2013 07:53 PM
docleary Pocket flares on my 04 LJ.
04-26-2013 07:14 PM
TJDave Don't over-tighten the mounting hardware during install.

You could crack them before ever leaving the driveway.
04-26-2013 05:36 PM
Marcwakefield22
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Originally Posted by mang318 View Post
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
Honestly if that's all you do you should be fine. Just make sure you get them put on right and enjoy.
04-26-2013 03:17 PM
dale 3
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Originally Posted by RedSurveyor View Post
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.
Yea mostly MALL CRAWLING,BEACH with no rubbing.And no cart runovers.
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
Marcwakefield22
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Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr View Post

I wheel mine pretty hard & at full flex the tire did get ahold of the flare & break where it mounts.I got it put back on securely & since I didnt want anymore b/s I trimmed the flare.I went to Rausch Creek this w/end & they never hit.Im happy now.
Heres the flare trimmed.:
Hmm. I guess it's cause I don't have front disconnects yet so I don't get full flex when I I off road. Idk haha
04-25-2013 08:07 PM
equinedanielle
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Originally Posted by Dextreme View Post
You might at well look for Broken ones too...so you know what's likely ahead. LOL

Not sure who's TJ this one is:


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
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by Marcwakefield22 View Post
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
I wheel mine pretty hard & at full flex the tire did get ahold of the flare & break where it mounts.I got it put back on securely & since I didnt want anymore b/s I trimmed the flare.I went to Rausch Creek this w/end & they never hit.Im happy now.
Heres the flare trimmed.:

04-25-2013 01:51 PM
Neil F. 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
mang318
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Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr View Post



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.
Looks sweet! Thanks for posting, helps me make my decision easier since we have the same color rig
04-24-2013 06:21 PM
1jeeplvr


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
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by wvu mountainman View Post
^^^ this .... Forgot to link it to the post. I understand your confusion. Lol. Picture on the first page.
o, ic!
04-24-2013 04:05 PM
WVU Mountainman
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Originally Posted by Wesboy View Post
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.
^^^ This .... Forgot to link it to the post. I understand your confusion. Lol. Picture on the first page.
04-24-2013 03:50 PM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by WVU Mountainman View Post
How are you driving from the passenger seat
04-24-2013 03:47 PM
WVU Mountainman How are you driving from the passenger seat
04-23-2013 10:49 PM
RedSurveyor
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Originally Posted by mang318 View Post

Looks good! I like those tail lights too by the way. Are those from a CJ?
Thanks!! I think they are actually trailer lights. Not sure though, they were on it when I bought it.
04-23-2013 10:32 PM
mang318
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Originally Posted by RedSurveyor View Post
Here's a couple pics of my 33's with these pocket flares. Beware!! They do break pretty easily. It's all about leverage.
Looks good! I like those tail lights too by the way. Are those from a CJ?
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
Wesboy 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.

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04-23-2013 05:57 PM
TJDave 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
blkrubi88
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Originally Posted by Marcwakefield22 View Post
Yes actually I do. I can't help mine actually work and haven't broke.
It don't bother me that mine cracked because I bought them real cheap from a friend.
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
Marcwakefield22
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Originally Posted by blkrubi88 View Post

You obviously are not doing much of this, or you would.
Yes actually I do. I can't help mine actually work and haven't broke.
04-23-2013 04:23 PM
WVU Mountainman 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.
04-23-2013 03:42 PM
blkrubi88
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Originally Posted by Marcwakefield22 View Post
Oh. Well when it has been warm I haven't had any problems with them when I offroad
You obviously are not doing much of this, or you would.

04-23-2013 03:30 PM
Marcwakefield22
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Originally Posted by blkrubi88 View Post

Not really, it was in August when I nearly ripped all mine off from flexing while off roading.
Oh. Well when it has been warm I haven't had any problems with them when I offroad
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