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Old 12-09-2017, 02:56 PM
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Question YJ fender flare question.

I am looking to put some new fender flares on my 89 yj.The ones I am looking at are Rugged Ridge 11632.10 All-Terrain 6-Piece 6" Flare Kit. The price looks great but I don't want to end up with junk. Anyone ever use these?Any suggestions will be appreciated. Looking for that badass look and to stop the rooster tails as I am driving down the road.
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Following. I am looking at the 4.75” version of the same

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Old 12-09-2017, 04:35 PM   #3
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I like the 4.75" also but the Warranty says there not covered for a lot of things including,• Inadequate mounting or installation, water, alteration, modification, misuse or failure to maintain.

I am going to get mud and water on mine!
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I had the 6" one on a TJ. Better have wide tires and deep rims or it looks silly in my opinion. I swapped them out to the pocket style 4" . I don't remember what brand but I assure you they were not expensive and they looked great and I had no problems for the two years I had them. I have no experience whacking them into trees or anything else but for normal driving I am confident that they would be fine. I did sell the 6" ones to a guy who swore by them. Full disclosure, he was putting them on his dads jeep
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I have them on my Jeep. The kit comes with Nutserts that are designed to go in areas where you can't get to, to attach a nut on the back. I had a supply of Nutserts in stock and the tool to attach the Nutserts, so I made it easy on myself and used more Nutserts than the kit supplied or required.
The fit isn't "factory" but isn't anything that stands out as sloppy. The flares do not bolt up to the factory flare holes, so if you install these flares, you'll be drilling your tub. The instructions are a little vague but with a little thought the installation is easily doable.
I'm real careful about getting close to trees and rocks and the flares show no sign of abuse or discoloration after 4 years.

I have 31X10.5X15 BFG KOs on steel "D" ring wheels with 4" backspace and they have plenty of clearance with a 2" body lift. I'm strongly considering dropping down to a 1" BL and expect to have no clearance issues. The flares just cover the tires. Even in states that have rules that the tire needs to be covered, it would be legal.
I didn't trim my fenders but with the 1"kit I may have to. It looks kind of hokey to have so much fender showing inside the flares so I just may trim the metal no matter what.
A 2 1/2" spring lift will have plenty of clearance with 31s.

Overall, I'm happy with the flares for the price. I expect the Bushwhackers should fit a little bet better, but they're double the price.
I have bushwhackers on my F-150 and they fit like factory flares and the customer service is outstanding. The Right rear flare held up to an encounter with a bollard at the bank and simply lost a bit of paint. Bushwhacker sent me a complete set of attachments for free. All I needed was 4 clips to refit the damaged flare.

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I have standard TJ flares on my YJ with 31" tires. They fit well and are pretty durable.

I know the TJ rubicon flares are wider. May be able to grab those cheap.

How wide wheel and tire you looking to run?
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I had the 6" one on a TJ. Better have wide tires and deep rims or it looks silly in my opinion. I swapped them out to the pocket style 4" . I don't remember what brand but I assure you they were not expensive and they looked great and I had no problems for the two years I had them. I have no experience whacking them into trees or anything else but for normal driving I am confident that they would be fine. I did sell the 6" ones to a guy who swore by them. Full disclosure, he was putting them on his dads jeep

Man if you can find a better Price on a Good 4" Pocket Flair, that should do me good, I run stock Cherokee Sport Wheels and will be installing 33" X 9.50" X 15" Super Swampers next tire change, I need to get down a grip something, these little light MT's just spin and spin, I hate wide tires in the Mud!
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Stock wheels should fit within a standard TJ width flare without issue. I have the 'grizzly' stock wheels on my YJ with 31" BFG ATs that are I think 10.5" wide. The 9.5 width should be perfect. Don't want too much flare.

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I'm not a fan of mud but I LOVE me some pizza cutters!
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I have the 6" version on my 93. I had to drill all my holes as I put CJ7 front fenders on and added the steel panels on the back to cover up the lack of rear fenders due to the PO's amazing use of a sawsal. The fit fine and look good. Don't spray them with brake cleaner to remove spilled brake fluid as it will melt them quick....Heard from a friend
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I ran the rigged ridge 7" flares on my previous yj. They were decent

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