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post #1 of 6 Old 07-12-2010, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Fender flares...on or off?

Does anyone have any pictures close up and of whole jeep with fenders on and off? I was going to take mine off the other day but not sure of how it would look and wasnt gonna take em off if I was to put them right back on...guess I was being lazy. Just put some 33s on and get a slight rub in flare. Also, I want to soon take the side step off and all the stuff down the side off too. When you take that off, does it show the bolt holes bad and does sheet a strip of sheet metal cover that pretty good? Just wanting you guys inputs on this...

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-13-2010, 08:18 AM
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If your rubbing I would leave them on. Better for those tires to rub plastic than metal if you know what I mean.

The side steps should connect underneith so you can remove those and noone should notice. Just leave the metal strips/bolts in the tub.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-13-2010, 11:26 AM
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Go to some TJ flares. You will get about an inch of clearance and you still have the fenders to protect your tires. I have heard NC can be tough on tires not being covered (ie fenders, fender flares, mud flaps, etc.).


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post #4 of 6 Old 07-13-2010, 02:06 PM
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I removed my flares the other day and would love to run without them, I think it gives it a whole different look. Unfortunately its a $124 fine in WA and ID for not having them cover all but 2 inches of tire.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-13-2010, 03:03 PM
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Do you have wider tires?
I ran without flares for a wile, but decided to put them back on. I have 33x12.5's, and without the flares, they stick out about 6" past the body, and I did like the look without flares. But, every time I would hit a little puddle, or bit of mud(wet gravel roads), the tires threw so much grime onto the windshield that I was always having to turn on the wipers. That got old really quickly, and I put the flares back on.

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-13-2010, 03:54 PM
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Does anyone have any pictures close up and of whole jeep with fenders on and off? I was going to take mine off the other day but not sure of how it would look and wasnt gonna take em off if I was to put them right back on...guess I was being lazy. Just put some 33s on and get a slight rub in flare. Also, I want to soon take the side step off and all the stuff down the side off too. When you take that off, does it show the bolt holes bad and does sheet a strip of sheet metal cover that pretty good? Just wanting you guys inputs on this...
Been running without mine for about a month (removed to fix rust ) ,there is no law in NY saying I cannot.

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