Going to start to fix some rust issues. Went to go take flares off and they look to be a pain. Are there any tricks to get them off? Seems to be a bunch of tiny bolts/screws? ALSO check out my temp floor fix!
1 hr to take off one front. Not hard but a pain. The pain is the 3 weird nut things on the small rocker flare. I just yanked then out. Couldn't get pliers to hold it still while I tried to get screw out. Def changing hardware when I put them back on!
8mm socket and needle nose locking pliers work best. For the 3 bolts in the front quarter panel, just yanked and pulled until they came out. They are a pressed in nut set thingy, even when I held with pliers wouldn't budge. I guess you could have used some PB and let them soak, but I just yanked them out. Took me an hour for first front fender, but when I figured it out only took about hr and half for the final 3.
I personally think it looks better with the flares. Some states have laws against wheels extending beyond the fenders, so check before you drive it on the highway. In my area, there are usually guys selling the take-off flares fairly cheap on Craigslist, or look for someone parting out a Jeep.
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