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Unread 07-09-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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Iceland Flares Question

I tried searching but couldn't find any kind of answer.

Soo, I'm gonna get my Green ZJ back from my dad and was thinking...

Since it needs paint anyways I want to get Iceland flares and have a shop install since I am scared ****less of body work (not sure why).

How much lift do you guys think I would need to fit 33's? Well probably 285/75r16. I was thinking maybe 2" at most and still have room to flex a little.
And how well do you think that semi tucked 33's would fit and fill the wheel wells? I see the pics of ZJones with the set up and 4.5" (I think) of lift and the tires looked to small, obviously why he put on 35's.

I'm trying to go for as little lift as possible.

Also, for anyone interested, I'm planning on getting the flares and the cladding covered in color match Rhino Lining (Their shop is right next to my work) and then just regular paint like normal everywhere else.



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Unread 07-09-2011, 08:35 PM   #2
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I tried searching but couldn't find any kind of answer.

Soo, I'm gonna get my Green ZJ back from my dad and was thinking...

Since it needs paint anyways I want to get Iceland flares and have a shop install since I am scared ****less of body work (not sure why).

How much lift do you guys think I would need to fit 33's? Well probably 285/75r16. I was thinking maybe 2" at most and still have room to flex a little.
And how well do you think that semi tucked 33's would fit and fill the wheel wells? I see the pics of ZJones with the set up and 4.5" (I think) of lift and the tires looked to small, obviously why he put on 35's.

I'm trying to go for as little lift as possible.

Also, for anyone interested, I'm planning on getting the flares and the cladding covered in color match Rhino Lining (Their shop is right next to my work) and then just regular paint like normal everywhere else.

I could have sworn seeing a picture of a euro ZG with BB and 285s with the iceland flares so i know its definitely doable. 3" lift is definitely the ideal lift for flex and iceland flares and 33s
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Unread 07-09-2011, 10:36 PM   #3
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i have them. you can definitely fit 33s on 3". i believe their claim of 35s on 4. see pics in my build thread and photobucket
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Unread 07-09-2011, 11:41 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input guys.

King, I'll check that out right now.
Did you do the flares yourself or have a shop do them? I really am not a fan of any kind of body work, especially when I heard that welding may (or will) be required.
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Unread 07-09-2011, 11:44 PM   #5
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i have them. you can definitely fit 33s on 3". i believe their claim of 35s on 4. see pics in my build thread and photobucket
You'd have to trim a lot more than what the instructions say. My 35's rub at 5.5" lift when turning on flat pavement.
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Unread 07-09-2011, 11:47 PM   #6
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I tried searching but couldn't find any kind of answer.

Soo, I'm gonna get my Green ZJ back from my dad and was thinking...

Since it needs paint anyways I want to get Iceland flares and have a shop install since I am scared ****less of body work (not sure why).

How much lift do you guys think I would need to fit 33's? Well probably 285/75r16. I was thinking maybe 2" at most and still have room to flex a little.
And how well do you think that semi tucked 33's would fit and fill the wheel wells? I see the pics of ZJones with the set up and 4.5" (I think) of lift and the tires looked to small, obviously why he put on 35's.

I'm trying to go for as little lift as possible.

Also, for anyone interested, I'm planning on getting the flares and the cladding covered in color match Rhino Lining (Their shop is right next to my work) and then just regular paint like normal everywhere else.

Mine was at 5.5" lift with worn out 33's that were pretty close to 31" tall. I think 3-4" lift with 33's would look good though.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 04:50 PM   #7
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Mine was at 5.5" lift with worn out 33's that were pretty close to 31" tall. I think 3-4" lift with 33's would look good though.
Cool, thanks.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 11:04 PM   #8
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I would run a three inch lift with 33's, trim underneath, and extend the bumpstops.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 12:23 AM   #9
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I would run a three inch lift with 33's, trim underneath, and extend the bumpstops.
That's what I'm thinking.

I'm a little worried about the cost for a body shop to do the work though.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 11:04 AM   #10
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You should at least do the fronts yourself...they are easy. Just drill holes, bolt it on, draw a line, remove the flare, cut the fender, touch up the bare metal with spray paint, re-install the flare.

The rear requires more work, but the fronts are easy.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 04:59 PM   #11
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You should at least do the fronts yourself...they are easy. Just drill holes, bolt it on, draw a line, remove the flare, cut the fender, touch up the bare metal with spray paint, re-install the flare.

The rear requires more work, but the fronts are easy.
Awesome, that's good to know. I guess I will just figure it out once I get them though and see what all I can actually do myself.

I don't know how true it is but I thought I had heard it would be like $1100 for a shop to do the work. That's a bit more than I want to pay. Haha
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I have 33 MTRs on a budget boost with just a little bit of rubbing that should be fixed once i get different bump stops
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Unread 07-12-2011, 05:20 PM   #13
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You could also likely install the door half of the rears on your own. It was easy on the WJ, not sure if the ZJ is different. After you have done that much work, you can decide if you want to try and do the rear half of the rear flares, or if you want a shop to do it.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 07:03 PM   #14
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I have 33 MTRs on a budget boost with just a little bit of rubbing that should be fixed once i get different bump stops
Do you have any pics?

I would just do a BB but my springs are soo worn out that I might as well just get new ones. And I'm pretty sure I still have the factory 17y/o 150k mile shocks
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Unread 07-12-2011, 07:56 PM   #15
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here you go, eventually I am going to go with a long arm setup but right now I am putting the money towards lockers and armor
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