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Unread 12-16-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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Has anyone bought Rustys offroad flex flares

Has anyone ever bought rustys offroad flex flares? They seem like a decent price and they are highly flexible. Just wanted some others input while I shop around.

http://www.rustysoffroad.com/rustys-...ex-flares.html

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Unread 12-16-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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Would like to know also, they look great. Perfect for my rig
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Unread 12-18-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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Unread 12-19-2012, 07:59 AM   #4
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I have them now. I put them on back in 07. They were okay for a couple years and now they are all cracked up and faded. I currently have a set of bushwackers sitting in my garage waiting to replace the rustys. If I could do it again I would have went bushwacker from the start. Also note, the bushwackers are a pocket style, so you can modify your inner fender liner to work with the front flares and keep the fender liner. When I did my rustys flares I ditched the inner fender liners and regret it badly. My door hinges are now all grimy and sound like crap from all the road debris flying up in the door jamb. So I went back to the junkyard and got some inner fender liners and plan on completing this project next week while I'm on vacation. Just my 2 cents.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 09:09 AM   #5
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Good info, much appreciated.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 01:15 PM   #6
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I have a set on the XJ and they have taken a major beating I have 1 small tear in one from where I hit a tree but I just used black silicon to cover the tear. So far so good they do droop a little when it gets hot but they are very flexible but a tad overpriced IMO.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 02:19 PM   #7
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We bought a set last year for one of our XJs, we liked em. Nothing over the top, simple install.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 04:50 PM   #8
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I have bushwackers for my manche. They were pricey but look awesome i think
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Unread 12-19-2012, 05:32 PM   #9
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I have BW flat flares on my XJ.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 12:13 AM   #10
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I highly highly recommend you look into the Napier flares. I have them on mine and I love them. Made from the same material as the bushwacker but twice as thick, 100$ cheaper, and good looking. You can see my build thread for more info.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 12:17 AM   #11
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I just have a comment on Rusty's in general. Stay away from the company based on their terrible customer service/support and their no refund policy. Issues with Rusty's and Rusty himself have been well documented.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 09:30 PM   #12
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The main reason I was considering them was that I didnt have to trim the body.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 09:44 PM   #13
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Why even spend the money on new flares if you don't want to trim to get the extra space? The Napiers were super easy to trim for in the front and the rear does get pretty involved, but you can do it. I'd never cut metal or anything on my jeep prior to doing my flares, but I was able to do it.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 10:06 PM   #14
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My factory flare on the rear broke off and the rest are all faded badly. I will look into those.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 07:37 PM   #15
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ive wanted these flares for a while. i just ordered a set tonight and hopefully they arive ok and there arent any problems.. i like the fact that they flex and the black will match my cherokee. i will try to remember to update this after i recieve them.
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