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Old 06-04-2011, 02:36 AM
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YJ to TJ fenders swap

Anyone go from the YJ to TJ flairs and have any suggestions on the best way to do it? I am having a couple of problems with removing the screws on the backside of the fenders as most seem to be counter sunk with no way to attach a socket or wrench. Would it be OK to just cut off the old screws and use new bolts and fender washers to make the TJ fenders fit? Thanks in advance for any advice.

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I had to cut some of the old fender flare hardware on my yj. I cut the body to match the tj flares and drilled new mounting holes and installed with nuts and bolts. I didn't want to bother reusing the old hardware.

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Any chance you recall how you attached the fender well after the cutting? Or was the fenderwell left alone?

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Are you doing just the flares or the fenders as well? The title says fenders but your post says flares? I just swapped tj flares on not the tj fenders. I had to trim my fender to match the tj flares.
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Just the flares.

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I held the flares up to the tub and fenders so the bottom of the flare matches the bottom of the tub, marked it and cut.
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When I did mine I used some vise-grips to hold the new flares in place. Once everything was lined up I just used a sharpie to mark to the sheet-metal. I did not use the existing holes in the flares, I just drilled new holes in the fenders and flares. I also trimmed the metal to gain some extra clearance.

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Pardon my ignorance, but is there an advantage to swapping to tj flares?
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Are TJ fenders a direct swap or atleast close enough? Or even the whole front clip? Ate the tubs close enough?
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Pardon my ignorance, but is there an advantage to swapping to tj flares?
you gain a little more clearance because you cut the tub a bit. For me it was that and I like the look of the tj flares better than the stock yj.

As for the front clip or fenders, I'm not to sure about how easy it is. I felt the flare swap was pretty simple, cut a little of the tub and front fender to match the flare, drill a few new mounting holes in the tub, front fenders, and the flares. Bolt them on. Just my opinion.

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