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Old 01-10-2020, 11:24 AM
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High Top Style Flares

Since finding MOPAR High Top flares is basically impossible nowadays for a 4 door, does anyone have any recommendations for flares that look "stock-ish" but have a lot more clearance than the OEM flare?

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Since finding MOPAR High Top flares is basically impossible nowadays for a 4 door, does anyone have any recommendations for flares that look "stock-ish" but have a lot more clearance than the OEM flare?
There are a few high clearance fenders that are made of sheet steel or aluminum (or plastic) vs the classic "tube fender".
One example is from MCE, made of plastic
https://www.quadratec.com/p/mce-fend...ep-wrangler-jk
But there are others, like Rock Slide Engineering, are made of aluminum
https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/f...-fender-flares
But I haven't seen any that really look like the Mopar High Tops other than the Mopar High Tops.
I ended up with steel tube fenders.
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So for only 650 bucks we can get some plastic fenders that must cost at least 50 to manufacture. If that isn't bad enough for only 1400 bucks we can buy some aluminum fenders? I honestly don't mind paying reasonable prices for my Jeep mods but good grief those prices for those items are highway robbery on the sidewalk. I know the correct answer is "Don't buy them" and I darn sure wouldn't at those ridiculous prices imo.
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I really like the look of the MCE and just bought a set. I think they're overpriced at $700+but found an online vendor that had them for just over $400 for the front/rear set. I wasn't sure but Once they hit $399 for the set, I went ahead and placed the order.

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I really like the look of the MCE and just bought a set. I think they're overpriced at $700+but found an online vendor that had them for just over $400 for the front/rear set. I wasn't sure but Once they hit $399 for the set, I went ahead and placed the order.

Lowest price I found


Oh I like these. Never seen them before.


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So for only 650 bucks we can get some plastic fenders that must cost at least 50 to manufacture. If that isn't bad enough for only 1400 bucks we can buy some aluminum fenders? I honestly don't mind paying reasonable prices for my Jeep mods but good grief those prices for those items are highway robbery on the sidewalk. I know the correct answer is "Don't buy them" and I darn sure wouldn't at those ridiculous prices imo.
Ya it probably costs about 50 buck to make the plastic flares, but its the time spent designing them and developing the tooling (molds) that the people are paying for. If they made them for an OE they could spread the cost out alot more and sell them much cheaper, but since there are tons of fender options and different people have different wants/needs, any one manufacturer isn't selling tens of thousands of them.
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I really like the look of the MCE and just bought a set. I think they're overpriced at $700+but found an online vendor that had them for just over $400 for the front/rear set. I wasn't sure but Once they hit $399 for the set, I went ahead and placed the order.

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What was the installation like?


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I just ordered them over the weekend but in looking at some reviews/videos online, doesn't look too bad. It uses some stock holes and then requires a few holes to be drilled and secured with self tapping screws.
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If you don't mind the JL look, Fiberwerx makes these:
https://www.fiberwerx.com/collection...ece-fender-kit

Otherwise, I have stumbled on these before, but haven't really seen anyone running them:
https://notchcustoms.com/products/jk...=4531232997409
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If you don't mind the JL look, Fiberwerx makes these:
https://www.fiberwerx.com/collection...ece-fender-kit

Otherwise, I have stumbled on these before, but haven't really seen anyone running them:
https://notchcustoms.com/products/jk...=4531232997409


Those first ones make me feel weird. Like something is wrong. Those notch ones are nice but I’m not sure about $1,000 flares.

Just out of curiosity, how do you go about finding these? I guess I get stuck into the idea that if they’re not on Quadratec they don’t exist, lol.


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I just ordered them over the weekend but in looking at some reviews/videos online, doesn't look too bad. It uses some stock holes and then requires a few holes to be drilled and secured with self tapping screws.


Let me know how it works out, and how that place does as a seller.


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Those first ones make me feel weird. Like something is wrong. Those notch ones are nice but I’m not sure about $1,000 flares.

Just out of curiosity, how do you go about finding these? I guess I get stuck into the idea that if they’re not on Quadratec they don’t exist, lol.


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I found them by searching for fiberglass jk fenders. I wanted something lighter than the steel tube options and less expensive than the aluminum ones. I agree that 1k is a little much for something that you cant find any real info on. There were other companies in the past that have made similar "high tops" like Wild Boar. I wonder if Notch didn't just buy the molds from them.

Im currently running the Mopar High Tops and I really like them. Its too bad that they aren't making the 4 door ones anymore. It seems like when they came out alot of people didn't like the look, but now everybody wants them lol. I wonder if they stopped making them due to lack of interest.
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I found them by searching for fiberglass jk fenders. I wanted something lighter than the steel tube options and less expensive than the aluminum ones. I agree that 1k is a little much for something that you cant find any real info on. There were other companies in the past that have made similar "high tops" like Wild Boar. I wonder if Notch didn't just buy the molds from them.



Im currently running the Mopar High Tops and I really like them. Its too bad that they aren't making the 4 door ones anymore. It seems like when they came out alot of people didn't like the look, but now everybody wants them lol. I wonder if they stopped making them due to lack of interest.


That would certainly be my guess. As with all things with me, I got my JK a _bit_ too late.


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Don't forget with new fenders you'll most likely want inner fenders as well.
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Don't forget with new fenders you'll most likely want inner fenders as well.
Correct. You can cut and reuse the factory inners but I intend to buy aftermarket.
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Correct. You can cut and reuse the factory inners but I intend to buy aftermarket.


Are there any good aftermarket inners that don’t add a ton of weight?


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I bought a set of fronts from ACE during Xmas sale. They might be on sale again now that I think about it.
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I really like the look of the MCE and just bought a set. I think they're overpriced at $700+but found an online vendor that had them for just over $400 for the front/rear set. I wasn't sure but Once they hit $399 for the set, I went ahead and placed the order.

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Look for sales. My kids got me Bushwaker Flat Fenders for $390. That was all 4 fenders. I’d rather have aluminum but like it’s been said above, I don’t want to spend a million bucks on fenders.



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I've been looking for something like this too (though not all that hard admittedly). Stock fenders and ~35s with 2.5" lift leaves a bit to be desired on uptravel. But I like the chunkier look of the stock flares, the Mopar high tops would be ideal. I'm not wild about the skinny tube fender uber rock crawler look. I hadn't seen some of the options in this thread and might pick one of them up, so thanks for starting this thread @k1bs .
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Anxiously waiting for pics!
I think I'm going to pull the trigger on a set of the ACE inner fenders. I really like the simple design. There is a sale as someone mentioned and with the sale, pricing seems competitive.
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Do those attach w/ push pins? I ask because the OEM Hightop Flares look to contact the metal Jeep fenders exactly the same as what you have. Not surprisingly really as Bushwacker makes/ made the Hightop JK/JKU flares.
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Do those attach w/ push pins? I ask because the OEM Hightop Flares look to contact the metal Jeep fenders exactly the same as what you have. Not surprisingly really as Bushwacker makes/ made the Hightop JK/JKU flares.


They have plastic frames that bolt into the body and push pins in other spots. The fenders screw Into the frames from there. The hardest part is cutting the wheel wells if you reuse them.


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They have plastic frames that bolt into the body and push pins in other spots. The fenders screw Into the frames from there. The hardest part is cutting the wheel wells if you reuse them.
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I looked up the instructions. For the most part this flair is identical in design to the OEM ones they make/ made except for the outer OEM looking layer. The part that attaches to the body and then to the flare is simply wider on the OEM and runs out to the edge of the flare for support instead of there being an outer "tube" for support. The OEM even uses the 3M tape to hold the layers together.
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If you don't mind the JL look, Fiberwerx makes these:
https://www.fiberwerx.com/collection...ece-fender-kit

Otherwise, I have stumbled on these before, but haven't really seen anyone running them:
https://notchcustoms.com/products/jk...=4531232997409


Damn those JL looking ones look pretty fresh, $600 bucks for a 4 piece set and LEDs? Sounds to good to be true unless I read something on the page wrong. Thanks for sharing these


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Here's the MCE "oem width" flares with Ace inners (with the extra inserts)






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very nice.
could u give us a pic from the front.
would like to see the width.
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If you don't mind the JL look, Fiberwerx makes these:
https://www.fiberwerx.com/collection...ece-fender-kit

Otherwise, I have stumbled on these before, but haven't really seen anyone running them:
https://notchcustoms.com/products/jk...=4531232997409
I really like that Notch flare. Havent really look too hard at flares yet but that's the first one I've really liked.

Can you run stock inners with any aftermarket flare with timing? Are the inners mainly replaced for looks?

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Damn those JL looking ones look pretty fresh, $600 bucks for a 4 piece set and LEDs? Sounds to good to be true unless I read something on the page wrong. Thanks for sharing these
The fiberwerx.com page reads "They utilize the oem JL LED running/marker lights."

I think they mean that the LED lights assemblies are not included.

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I really like that Notch flare. Havent really look too hard at flares yet but that's the first one I've really liked.

Can you run stock inners with any aftermarket flare with timing? Are the inners mainly replaced for looks?

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I believe that yes you can use the stock inners with any flares with trimming. Looks is the main reason to replace the inners I guess, but the stock do flop around a little when trimmed.
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