post #1 of Old 09-16-2011, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Tj Bushwackers and a YJ

Have a 1990 YJ and the new front fenders I got for it had TJ Bushwackers installed on them. The fenders were off a 1991.

I'm trying to get my factory flares onto the 1991 fenders and was wondering if the PO put these TJ bushwacker on it did he have to drill new holes? Bcuz I cant tell if my flares will line up. I painted the fenders so I can't line up the stock flares to check but I can't find any threads explaining if the YJ fenders had to be butchered for the bushwhackers to fit.

If the stock holes worked for the TJ flares I'm fine, if not then well I have some fabricating to do. I only see 1 row of holes and the weld line where the PO cut the YJ fenders back so the wheel well was flush at one point near the bottom.

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So ghost has a plug in his hole and opihi has a gaping hole, Do I need to worry about this hole at all? I just don't want to start her up and have something spewing out of it.
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post #2 of Old 09-17-2011, 08:23 AM
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A 91 would still be a YJ Wrangler. Are you sure the person who soild them to you said 91? Or maybe he said TJ and meant to say YJ. JUst undo the flares off both sets and compare

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post #3 of Old 09-17-2011, 09:33 AM
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if they have TJ flares on them, then leave them on. The TJ flares are much better than the crap YJ ones... Give you more tire room and look better!

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post #4 of Old 09-17-2011, 03:36 PM
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Why would you want to go from TJ flares to YJ flares? TJ flares have more room under them and give you more tire clearance without having to lift it.

If you're talking about YJ fenders with TJ flares on them, then the fender metal was probably cut to fit the TJ flares. The YJ flares come down lower torards the tire, so if you don't see any excess metal below the flares then YJ flares won't work any more, plus you'd be losing tire clearance..

I took off my rear flares and replaced them with TJ flares to gain some clearance when I did my front flat fenders. I would never go the other direction though. That would be like lowering the Jeep.

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post #5 of Old 09-17-2011, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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The previous owner HAD TJ bushwhackers on his YJ fenders. He convertedto tube fenders and sold the bushwhackers. No one wanted his YJ fenders so he gave them to me along with the STOCK YJ flares. I have a Jurassic Park YJ in need of some restoration so im repainting it to accommodate the new fenders and flares. Thats why I'm using the YJ flares and trying to figure out how badly these stock YJ fenders had to be butchered to support TJ bushwhackers.

I only have 32s on 16" rims and a 2.5" OME lift. I do offroad it but not intensely, mostly mud and trails. If there are TJ style flares I can use that are close to YJ flares I'd go that route in the front. Would stock TJ front flares bolt into these bushwhacker holes?

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So ghost has a plug in his hole and opihi has a gaping hole, Do I need to worry about this hole at all? I just don't want to start her up and have something spewing out of it.
Side Effects may include dry mouth, nausea, vomitting, water retention, painful recolage, hallucination, dementia, psycosis, coma, death, and halitosus. YJs are not for everyone please consult your physician before use.
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