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fireguy 04-23-2013 06:42 PM

Thinking about fender modification
 
I would like to change the look of my JKU's fenders. I like the look of the flat style but would like the pros and cons about Stock, Flat, Pocket ect. I don't want any issues with law enforcement or body side protection. My tire and wheel setup has the tire outside the fenders by 1.5" or so. Any suggestions or you thoughts would be appreciated.

Jaker jk 04-23-2013 06:48 PM

Cut your stock flares wide
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps72b8001a.jpg

fireguy 04-23-2013 06:56 PM

There is a fellow here that advertises in craigslist that does the stock mod cuts. They look pretty good in his photos to me. But on the forum here they say they don't quite look right and are somewhat flimsy. Did you do yours yourself and if so what tools did you use. They look pretty good also.

Jaker jk 04-23-2013 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by fireguy (Post 3674267)
There is a fellow here that advertises in craigslist that does the stock mod cuts. They look pretty good in his photos to me. But on the forum here they say they don't quite look right and are somewhat flimsy. Did you do yours yourself and if so what tools did you use. They look pretty good also.

Did them myself with a jig saw , the fronts are strong and stiff if you keep the hard plastic inside the flare also if you don't mind put a few screws in the flares to the body helps a lot

The rears put some screws in the flares to help to

And thank you

fireguy 04-23-2013 09:07 PM

I might go that route and see how it turns out. If it does not work out no problem. Thanks again for the info.

Beastmaster 04-23-2013 09:48 PM

I went through the same dilemma when I decided to get new fenders. After my lift I found myself tucking my tires into my stock fenders more often.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...4&d=1356970896

I wasn't a fan of flat fenders and was even looking into the Bushwacker Pocket Flares (they look great on TJs but look too huge on JKs).
I finally settled on Ace wide tubular fenders. They are a little pricy ($700 for all 4) but they are the same width as stock fenders so they keep the mud from flying around as much but they are flatter for rock crawling. The best thing is that they are made of steel and are really solid.
Also I love their lifetime warranty "You break it during off-road use, send it back to us and we will replace it free of charge, minus shipping costs. No questions asked"
http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...6&d=1366159256

Jaker jk 04-23-2013 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Beastmaster (Post 3675012)
I went through the same dilemma when I decided to get new fenders. After my lift I found myself tucking my tires into my stock fenders more often.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...4&d=1356970896

I wasn't a fan of flat fenders and was even looking into the Bushwacker Pocket Flares (they look great on TJs but look too huge on JKs).
I finally settled on Ace wide tubular fenders. They are a little pricy ($700 for all 4) but they are the same width as stock fenders so they keep the mud from flying around as much but they are flatter for rock crawling. The best thing is that they are made of steel and are really solid.
Also I love their lifetime warranty "You break it during off-road use, send it back to us and we will replace it free of charge, minus shipping costs. No questions asked"
http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...6&d=1366159256

I like your front bumper

bluehash 04-23-2013 10:04 PM

I'm new here. Could yo let me know the mdel of that bumper? Thanks!

Beastmaster 04-24-2013 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Jaker jk (Post 3675052)
I like your front bumper

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluehash (Post 3675074)
I'm new here. Could yo let me know the mdel of that bumper? Thanks!

Rampage, here's a thread on them: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ram...-q-171132.html

Jaker jk 04-24-2013 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Beastmaster (Post 3676324)

Mine is a rampage also , that is why I said I like yours

bluehash 04-24-2013 08:02 AM

Thanks!

fireguy 04-24-2013 11:24 AM

I will look into the ACE also. I like that they are steel construction. I have some time to work this out as I need to save up for what ever I do. Thanks they look great on your rig.

DD293G 04-24-2013 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by fireguy (Post 3674200)
I would like to change the look of my JKU's fenders. I like the look of the flat style but would like the pros and cons about Stock, Flat, Pocket ect. I don't want any issues with law enforcement or body side protection. My tire and wheel setup has the tire outside the fenders by 1.5" or so. Any suggestions or you thoughts would be appreciated.

Cut em, i did mine and love em. I followed this video

Front and Rear Jeep JK Fender Cutting from start to finish. Includes keeping fender liner. - YouTube

Beastmaster 04-24-2013 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Jaker jk (Post 3676356)
Mine is a rampage also , that is why I said I like yours

LOL, didn't notice.

:whistling:

convict27 04-24-2013 07:17 PM

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Trim away. I did with the intention of eventually replacing them. I actually like how they turned out and now I can spend some of my money on other things.

fireguy 04-24-2013 11:25 PM

They both look great and it is not too bad to do the work. I may have to invest in an air saw, it looks more suited to cutting the fenders than a standard saber saw. Thanks for the video and pic's form both of you.

Vici 04-25-2013 10:18 AM

For those that cut their fenders themselves, did anyone mount their side markers underneath? I've seen this done but haven't figured out how.

If that's in the youtube, my bad. I can't watch youtube at uh...work.

fireguy 04-25-2013 08:21 PM

I saw the video where the side marker light was relocated inboard on the inner splash well at the front of the fender until he could get a led lamp for the modified fender.


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