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Unread 04-22-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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Xenon or Bushwacker fender flares? Which is better quality?

After searching the forum for an hour or so, I've found the style of fender flares that I'd like for my YJ. Narrowed it down to Xenon 6" flat style flares and Bushwacker 6" flat style flares.

Xenon:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12501_611_07.htm
- $452.99

Bushwacker:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12506_340X_PG.htm
- $492.99

Does anyone have either of these and can comment on their quality? They look pretty much the same as far as I can tell but the Bushwacker flares are $40 more, are they worth the extra $?

I am looking for the "flat" style of fender flares, if there's a better option out there please let me know!

Here's a pic of my jeep, 1988 Sahara with 17" JK Moab wheels and 245/75r17 Firestones. I had to cut the stock rear flares (too much rubbing) and am rubbing the front (hence my need for new fender flares, haha).



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Unread 04-22-2013, 12:06 PM   #2
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no comment either way on brand.... but if you're looking at flares for extra coverage AND clearance, I'd suggest getting thos flares in the TJ variety. The YJ models will give you more coverage (wider) but not much (if any) more clearance... the TJ flares will give you both allowing you to go up in tire size down the road if you decide to.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 12:17 PM   #3
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no comment either way on brand.... but if you're looking at flares for extra coverage AND clearance, I'd suggest getting thos flares in the TJ variety. The YJ models will give you more coverage (wider) but not much (if any) more clearance... the TJ flares will give you both allowing you to go up in tire size down the road if you decide to.
Gotcha, I'll check out a couple of the "TJ" style kits as well. I liked the "flat" style just because of the way they looked, but I am trying to keep functionality in mind so this is good info. Thanks man!
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Unread 04-22-2013, 12:24 PM   #4
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I have the Xenons... so far no complains but I don't wheel my Jeep much, it's more of a DD with the occasional offroad trip. Here's a pic!
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Unread 04-22-2013, 12:25 PM   #5
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I might not have been clear... I wasn't meaning to get TJ "style" flares.... but get those FLAT flares (bushwacker or xenon) when you buy them, order them for a TJ... same general appearance, but made with bigger wheel openings.
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I might not have been clear... I wasn't meaning to get TJ "style" flares.... but get those FLAT flares (bushwacker or xenon) when you buy them, order them for a TJ... same general appearance, but made with bigger wheel openings.
Oh I see what you mean. Yeah I misunderstood your first comment, but that make sense now.
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I just put smitty bilt pocket flares on mine. You have to drill new holes but not necessarily cut the fenders.


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I might not have been clear... I wasn't meaning to get TJ "style" flares.... but get those FLAT flares (bushwacker or xenon) when you buy them, order them for a TJ... same general appearance, but made with bigger wheel openings.
Might want to add that he will have to do some trimming for TJ flares. Not a big deal but he should know what he's getting into.
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I just went from TJ flairs back to YJ flairs. I had cut out my fenders to fit the TJ flairs but the Tag flairs I installed fit the TJ cutouts.
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