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post #1 of 33 Old 01-03-2012, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Fender help

I am currently running 33x12.5x15 tires on 2.5 inches of lift with the stock flares. The tires are sticking at least 4 inches beyond the flares, and i was looking at the bushwacker and Xenon flat flares. Any oppinions on the two or other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 33 Old 01-03-2012, 09:13 PM
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I have a set of the bushwhacker or tag extended flares I took off mind if u'd like a used set on the cheap. I put tj flares on mine but they do not come close to covering my tires like the old ones did. Flat xenon tj style flares look the best in my opinion but thy r like 500 bucs which I would never waste on sumthing like flares.
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I am currently running 33x12.5x15 tires on 2.5 inches of lift with the stock flares. The tires are sticking at least 4 inches beyond the flares, and i was looking at the bushwacker and Xenon flat flares. Any oppinions on the two or other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Go tube fenders. Metalcloak is the best thats out there so why not give 'em a call? My 6" flares cover my tires and then some to keep it legal and keeps the mud from covering my window.

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Do the metalcloak flares require the metalcloak fenders, or will the 6" flares mount on the stock fenders?
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Do the metalcloak flares require the metalcloak fenders, or will the 6" flares mount on the stock fenders?
You need the fenders. Trust me, they're well worth the investment especially if you're pricing out a lift you can get it a few inches shorter and skip the SYE and new driveshaft and still fit larger tires up front and have tons of room to flex it out.

Tons of room and tons of tire coverage. I know it's a poser shot but it was for brake line, shock length and rear rubbing educational purposes. And it looked neat.

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I am currently running 33x12.5x15 tires on 2.5 inches of lift with the stock flares. The tires are sticking at least 4 inches beyond the flares, and i was looking at the bushwacker and Xenon flat flares. Any oppinions on the two or other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Like Anticanman said, go metal cloak. They will set you back about $700 for fenders and flares....the clearance is astronomical though. I currently have extended fender flares (purchased from a fellow JF member, so I don't know the brand). They cover my tire perfectly, bolted up to the stock position, and look nice.

PM me if you want to buy them...Im looking to buy metal cloak's myself
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tags are cheap to buy, i think i paid $200. your rim offset might be part of the problem
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Thanks for the answers guys. Im new to the jeep world and even newere to jeep forum so this has been alot of help. Ill deffinentaly look into the tube fenders.
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Does anyone else have any pics of the tube fenders on a yj?
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Does anyone else have any pics of the tube fenders on a yj?
As in "not me"?

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thats not what i meant, would you happen to have any side veiw pics? sorry, should have specified.
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Be happy to snap some if this isn't the right angle



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Like Anticanman said, go metal cloak. They will set you back about $700 for fenders and flares....the clearance is astronomical though. I currently have extended fender flares (purchased from a fellow JF member, so I don't know the brand). They cover my tire perfectly, bolted up to the stock position, and look nice.

PM me if you want to buy them...Im looking to buy metal cloak's myself
so u did not have to cut the body up? u just replaced the stockflares and that portion of the tub an bolted it on?

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looks sweet dude!! how was the installation? like joe said did u have to trim to body or just remove the fender?
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