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post #1 of 69 Old 02-19-2009, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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putting tj flares on a yj

What is entailed in putting tj flares on a yj is it difficult?


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post #2 of 69 Old 02-19-2009, 05:30 PM
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Do a google search on "TJ flares on YJ" there are a bunch of write ups on it. I just got done doing mine. My recommendation to you is measure a bunch of times, then cut. There isn't much room for error. It took me practically a full day to do front and rear. It was a little nerve racking but it does give you 1-2 inches of extra clearance, especially the rear.

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post #3 of 69 Old 02-19-2009, 06:09 PM
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I clamped them on where I wanted them and marked the holes with a marker, drilled them out, then drew a line where I needed to cut for more wheel room and cut.

It gets easy drilling holes and cutting off pieces of your Jeep after the first cut


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post #4 of 69 Old 02-19-2009, 06:41 PM
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Lots of beer! Get some masking tape a sharpie and a drill and sawzall. I just cut the lip off the TJ flairs aswell, makes marking easier.
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post #5 of 69 Old 02-20-2009, 07:32 AM
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A sabersaw with a high quality blade cuts the sheet metal like butter and is easier to control than most other devices (sawzall, angle grinder, die cutter, etc.). Spend the extra $$ on good blades, it does make a difference. Mask off, mark & cut.

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post #6 of 69 Old 02-20-2009, 07:49 AM
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Good writeup with pictures here: http://www.bc4x4.com/pv/yj/tjflares/
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post #7 of 69 Old 02-20-2009, 08:18 AM
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Im just curious, but how would trimming the YJ flares work out for me?
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post #8 of 69 Old 02-20-2009, 08:26 AM
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Nope, not difficult. Cutting the lip off the TJ flare makes it easier to lay it up against the YJ body to trim and mark the holes. I really only wanted and needed the room on the rear flare, so I never even cut the front fenders. I just painted under the flare black in front.

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post #9 of 69 Old 02-26-2009, 11:02 AM
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i put tj flares on my yj gave me a lot of room in front an rear
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post #11 of 69 Old 11-02-2010, 06:12 PM
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today i found a set on craigslist for $50 is it worth it??? need more room on the yj, it has 31" mt's on it now and they rub in the front and the rear (don't have a lift...yet) will they help at all, if any how much?
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post #12 of 69 Old 11-02-2010, 06:23 PM
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It's not hard...like earlier poster said, the first cut is a doozy but after that point of no return, it aint so bad. There is nothing technical about it...line the new flare up, trace the opening, cut metal, and bolt it up. If you make a crappy cut, the flare should hide it...unless you cut way too much. Not much room for error on top...there is moreso on the sides.

Considering lifts are the other methods for getting more clearance, I'd say it's definitely worth it. Lifts have side effects like reducing gas mileage, affecting handling, etc. Flares don't have any of those negative aspects and it's a cheap mod. But in the end...I say lift your Jeep and put it on at least some 32's!!!

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post #13 of 69 Old 11-02-2010, 06:25 PM
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That is a sweet rig Pete!

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post #14 of 69 Old 11-02-2010, 07:39 PM
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I am going for thursday on getting my front tj flares installed. Then the rear tj flares at another time. I have to get this done. I have been putting off this install for way to long. It is a great modification imo.
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post #15 of 69 Old 11-02-2010, 11:26 PM
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I would like to know how you determine on where to position the flare front to back. As in to make sure it is centered.

60% of the time, it works every time.
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