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Unread 08-09-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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TJ Fender Flares

I just got some TJ flares to put on my YJ. Should I expect any problems? Tips are greatly appreciated.

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Unread 08-09-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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Haven't had any problems and no more tire rub
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Unread 08-09-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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Is the installation pretty seamless?
I mean could I use the YJ hardware to mount them?
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No. There have been countless folks here who have done this and provided write-ups.

Do a search and I'm sure you'll find them.

If you still have questions, just ask.
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Actually I did not reuse the YJ hardware on the rears. Mine had two location studs in the flares so I had to locate and drill. Then because I kept the trimming minimal I had to cut the lip off the flares. Once they were flat up against the tub I just used nuts and bolts with fender washers to install. The fender washers are bigger than normal so they will hold the flare better.

Have not installed the fronts yet.

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For maximum clearance, you'll be cutting about this much of the tub.

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Unread 08-11-2013, 03:55 PM   #7
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For maximum clearance, you'll be cutting about this much of the tub.
What did you use to cut your flarea, and did you do the front too?
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I used a 3" pneumatic cutoff wheel to do the trimming. I opted for some metalcloak fenders up front.
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What did you use to cut your flarea, and did you do the front too?
Dude! You just made a new word: Flarea. Perfect!
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I just got some TJ flares to put on my YJ. Should I expect any problems? Tips are greatly appreciated.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 10:03 AM   #11
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I did TJ flares on my YJ many years ago. I left the fender edge on both flares and trimmed the front and rear fenders to fit. IIRC I used a jigsaw to cut mine out. The front flares were basically flush with the top of the fender so there was no overhang like Luuca saw.

I'm getting ready to install some TJ flares on my wife's YJ so I'll have to think about how I want to do these. It would certainly save some time in the front to trim the fender edge at least on the top section of the flare so I only need to trim the fender on the back section. I will make sure that any trimmed edges on the fender are covered by the edge on the flare. My updates will be posted in the wife's Jeep thread when I install the flares.
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I have a set of TJ flares that I'm planning to install soon. I planning to leave the lip on the flares and cut the sheet metal to fit. A minor thing, but I don't want to see the edge of the sheetmetal.

I may only do the rear flares - I'm doing it for clearance and there's more of an issue in the rear.
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Part of my reasoning is that my wife's YJ is black so the only place you would still possibly see any metal (at the top of the front flares) it would be the same color as the flare. We'll see which way I go when I get to that install.
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I did TJ flares on my YJ many years ago. I left the fender edge on both flares and trimmed the front and rear fenders to fit. IIRC I used a jigsaw to cut mine out. The front flares were basically flush with the top of the fender so there was no overhang like Luuca saw.
I'm not sure of any differences between the height of the front metal fenders from year to year, but I know that there was no way for me to physically have the top edge of the TJ flares flush with the lower flat edge of the fender where the edge rounds down while maintaining the lower front edge I the TJ flare flush with the lower front metal section of the fender.

Can you post a picture of your flush/flush TJ flares on your stock YJ front fenders?

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Dude! You just made a new word: Flarea. Perfect!
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