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Unread 01-15-2006, 12:25 AM   #1
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Bushwacker fender flares on a XJ

I have a 1992 Jeep Cherokee with a 4” lift. I want to install the Bushwacker cut-out fender flares, will they look ok with 31’s or is that too small? If so what size?

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Unread 01-15-2006, 12:28 AM   #2
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they will look dumb.
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Unread 01-15-2006, 12:32 AM   #3
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What size would you recommend?
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Unread 01-15-2006, 12:39 AM   #4
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that's basically what I'm doing here in the next month or so but with 33's
4.5" lift w/ bushwacker's and 33x11.50/12.50
currently running just 3" with 31's..
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Unread 01-15-2006, 01:53 AM   #5
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i think they look dumb.

5 inch lift with 31s and bushwhackers. found this on ebay a few months ago.

31s look small under bushwhackers on XJs, it doesn't really matter how much lift in my opinion.
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Unread 01-15-2006, 08:38 AM   #6
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I have them and hate them. They will eventually crack and become brittle and you are left with holes drilled all over.



I color matched mine to look a lil better mainly because I've got a black XJ. If your looking to blow alot of money on something pointless, like I did two years ago, than get em. If not stay far away. -steve
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Unread 01-15-2006, 09:30 AM   #7
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if you need them to be legal, then thats what you have to do. I ran them on mine and i didn't mind them, but for offroading i sure coulda done better without them. It would have allowed for more uptravel if they weren't on there.
I ran them with 33's and 35's... and they still made the 33's look small.
33's


35's
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Unread 01-15-2006, 09:32 AM   #8
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I have them and hate them. They will eventually crack and become brittle and you are left with holes drilled all over.

I color matched mine to look a lil better mainly because I've got a black XJ. If your looking to blow alot of money on something pointless, like I did two years ago, than get em. If not stay far away. -steve
Why are you running so much lift? Do you offroad at all?
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Unread 01-15-2006, 09:57 AM   #9
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Well for those of you who don't like your bushwackers you can send them to me. I get tired of not having flares cause every little puddle I drive through completely covers my car with dirt. Every once and a while i like to have a clean jeep.
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Unread 01-15-2006, 11:14 AM   #10
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I have a 5 inch lift on a 98 xj and i am running 33's. I do not recomend them unless you have at least 35's. I don't like them and I would much rather have spent my money on something usefull.
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Unread 01-15-2006, 11:20 AM   #11
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I think they look sick personally, I have to have them when I jump to more lift and 35s, so I am planning on buying them when the time comes
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Unread 01-15-2006, 01:05 PM   #12
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they don't look good w/ 31's. They look best w/ 33's or bigger. They will make 31's look really small....and there small to begin with. Rusty's flares might be better or just trim some sheet metal and move the existing ones up. Theres a write up on here somewhere.
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Unread 01-15-2006, 03:21 PM   #13
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OK great! Now what would be the best backspacing for them? I'm new to this so I appreciate all of the help that is being offered.
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Unread 01-15-2006, 04:52 PM   #14
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they do look goofy as hell with 31's : (

And they crack really easily. If only Bushwacker used the same material as the factory flares are made of...
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Unread 01-15-2006, 07:18 PM   #15
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And they crack really easily. If only Bushwacker used the same material as the factory flares are made of...
I have heard of this many times lately but if you were lucky enough to purchase a set of Bushwackers when they first came out BEFORE they changed the plastic they are made out of, you're out of luck.
The original BW flare were quite flexible. I've smashed mine into rocks, trees and have even managed to tear 3 of my 4 flares off of my Jeep but there is not one single crack on them. In fact, I have had to have them repainted with a more flexible paint due to the paint cracking on the extremely flexible plastic. I even lost a wheel once that jammed itself into the bottom and side of the flare and still with no damage to the flexible flare.



A friend of mine even manage to roll his XJ over WITHOUT cracking a BW flare even though all 4 saw crushing force in the roll over.

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