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Vosty3 03-28-2012 01:43 PM

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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Jeep by Vosty3, on Flickr
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Vosty3 03-29-2012 11:57 AM

Emailed support apparently they are easy to interchange. :D



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.

medic317 03-29-2012 09:40 PM

PM me if you are interested in selling the pocket flares.

Conquest 03-29-2012 11:02 PM

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.

Jerry Bransford 03-29-2012 11:43 PM

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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.

Vosty3 04-19-2012 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 2198948)
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.

Before
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Jeep by Vosty3, on Flickr


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Racer38 04-19-2012 02:48 PM

Hey Jerry, your in a Jeep not a dirt bike, stop using the rocks for berms !! hehehe :rofl:

Abnmarine 04-19-2012 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Racer38 (Post 2279250)
Hey Jerry, your in a Jeep not a dirt bike, stop using the rocks for berms !! hehehe :rofl:

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.

Vosty3 04-19-2012 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Abnmarine (Post 2279280)
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.


:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Jerry Bransford 04-19-2012 07:06 PM

Believe it or not, the rocks barely touched those fenders. :p

Green Bay TJ 04-20-2012 04:33 PM

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.

Green Bay TJ 04-20-2012 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 2198948)
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.

Cons_Table 04-20-2012 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 2280023)
Believe it or not, the rocks barely touched those fenders. :p

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 :thumb:

Vosty3 04-20-2012 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 2280023)
Believe it or not, the rocks barely touched those fenders. :p

im guessing your tires did the damage?


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