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post #1 of 26 Old 03-04-2013, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Bushwacker or Rugged Ridge???


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post #2 of 26 Old 03-04-2013, 05:54 PM
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Neither. You can buy some round tube and sheet metal and have someone locally bend and weld you some much better flares for well under what either charge.


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Neither. You can buy some round tube and sheet metal and have someone locally bend and weld you some much better flares for well under what either charge.
This is what I may be Doing to the Xj. I got nabbed the other night for no flares or flaps

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You don't have to have them here, but as much as my tires stick out it's kind of annoying in mud with the doors off. Hell, you could do it with EMT and sheet metal for under $50 in material.


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You don't have to have them here, but as much as my tires stick out it's kind of annoying in mud with the doors off. Hell, you could do it with EMT and sheet metal for under $50 in material.
Yes, Ive considered something like this as well for when I upsize in tires. Couldnt be too hard.

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EMT is so cheap you can practice bending it with a conduit bender without much loss and even if it kinks big deal for flares. Just have to make sure you get the galvanizing off the metal so it doesn't create toxic smoke when you weld. Unless you constantly smash your fenders on rocks or trees it should hold up pretty well.


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post #7 of 26 Old 03-04-2013, 09:42 PM
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check out notch customs flares.
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post #8 of 26 Old 03-04-2013, 11:22 PM
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Napier Precision seems to be about the most competitively-priced.

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check out notch customs flares.
I have. They are local to me. I like their flares but I would need to pay for the rear to be installed. Since I don't have a welder. To weld the body back together. I know they are strong but I also drug my ps down a boulder on Saturday. So I know they would probably get torn off

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I say the best flares are no flares .. they always get riped off and cause problems and they take a lot for them to look good.

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I say the best flares are no flares .. they always get riped off and cause problems and they take a lot for them to look good.
sounds like he doesn't have that option since it's not street-legal in Utah
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sounds like he doesn't have that option since it's not street-legal in Utah
That is correct I've dodged the police flare and flap free for a over a year it was a matter of time. And my buddy whom is also a member on here can loose his inspectors license if he signs off and I get caught again. With out flares or flaps I am going to make it 100% street legal so I don't get hassled anymore. Until I go with full width one tons. Then I will be forced to go with the hore tube fenders they make for people running full width axles.

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Neither. You can buy some round tube and sheet metal and have someone locally bend and weld you some much better flares for well under what either charge.
There's lots of them out there but very few of them look good. One exception being...


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There's lots of them out there but very few of them look good. One exception being...

damn, who's rig is that? those fenders look amazing.
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if you want tube fenders get the THOR gaurds front and rear and the Tubes either yourself or order them off that jeep tube website

http://shop.trailheadoffroad.ihostnetworks.com/

The tubing can be bought from Jeeptubes.com

Someone did an install on holigan fenders and the fit and finish was terrible:

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1095317

A lot of good info in that thread in the above link

If your down to run plastic fenders skip Bushwacker and NOTCH and go with Napier precision flares... Running fiberglass painted flares will get scratched up unless you are wheeling out in the open like in moab. Tight trails with trees or brush will scratch painted flares a ton!


http://www.napierprecisionproducts.com/main.sc

Doug is a great guy to deal with for those pocket style flares and all of the products that i have just recommended are made in the US.

I run the Napier flares, were a breeze to install and are REALLY rigid.



Or fab them yourself if you have the time and abilities.

I hope people start using search more often....
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