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Unread 04-20-2010, 12:02 AM   #1
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Bigger tires, bigger problem.

So i was driving home from work and casually driving thru town when i got spotted by a police officer on a bike. He was eager to pull me over. It all started after installing 5 inch of lift and mounting 33in tires on 12in rims that the problem surfaced. I am now an illegal hippy. I do not have fender extensions to cover my tires and do not have mud flaps (i dont think that Jeeps ever had them as an option). And to top it off the officer asked to open the door to read the tag stating the factory tire size...205...yep
I do not want to cut/modify the body to install flares and i sure aint gonna put mudflaps on my mud toy. Now the joke was that i do not look like my drivers license anymore (more hair) so here come another ticket...that got changed to convincing me to get a new one. The irony in the story is that i built and fix his bike....see you next time....

Any idea where i can get wider fender flares?

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Unread 04-20-2010, 12:06 AM   #2
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Most jeep suppliers will carry extended fender flares. Flares are offered quite frequently in the 4", 6", 7", and possibly in between varieties. Check out Quadratec or eBay for their offerings.
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Unread 04-20-2010, 01:23 AM   #3
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Thats F-ing rediculous. He is just a jealous jerk. Where I live every other jeep or 4wd truck is lifted with larger tires and the po-po's dont pay too much attention. i guess Im lucky i live in a redneck town.
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Unread 04-20-2010, 01:48 AM   #4
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You are so lucky!
In italy is illegal lift a vehicle or add big or little than stock tyres, you can use only factory parts or to be an illegal hippy. All italian's jeepers choose the second way :-)
Anyway, i'm going to buy the new xenon fender flares , it has enough room for big tyres, are 6" wide and use stock mounting spot.
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Unread 04-20-2010, 05:58 AM   #5
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I just put on the Xenon EX Mount fender flares (well 3 out of 4, ran out of time so it looks kinda funny). They use all the same holes, look the same but as stated before they are I think 3 inches wider, can't remember off the top ofmy head. The even work with the stock steps or dogleg, whichever you have. I think Morris 4x4 had the best price on them. Heads up though minedidn't come with any hardware to install them so if you go this route the extrea 15 bucks is worth it.
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Unread 04-20-2010, 06:21 AM   #6
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Well, you're in Canada. What did you expect from a bunch of socialist control freaks?
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