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Bushwacker Flat Panel Fender Flare (6" coverage)

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Product Information

MSRP: $458.00
Average Price: $434.85
Manufacturer: Bushwacker
Recommended?
Yes: 55 / No: 4

Bushwacker's flat panel fender flares, with no curling under you get the appearance of a bigger lift, more wheel articulation, and a pretty sharp look (to each his own in that category).

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djt283

Registered User
djt283's Reviews
10-16-2010, 10:26 PM
Price: $398.00
Pros: -Simple Install -Quality product -LED lights -Looks Great
Cons: -Hard to replace light if LED goes. -Easily damaged (aesthetically)
Recommended? Yes

Comments: On the positive side, installation is simple and a quality product. Seems pretty flexible and will likely tear off before damaging the fender (to me a positive). They definitely look great for flares.

On the maybes/negatives, if the LED light goes, you'll need to remove the fender which means new adhesive trim from Bushwacker. Would be nice if the trim only adhered to the fender so they could be removed easily. They scratch/get damaged very easily. If you rock crawl or do decent trails probably look elsewhere. Perfect for my uses though. A 4" version would be nice too.


Kits
Registered User
Kits's Reviews

09-14-2010, 05:48 PM
Price: $450.00
Pros: Allows more space for larger tires and because of the coverage keeps the cops away.
Cons: Flimsy, fasteners suck as does the tape supplied.
Recommended? No

Comments: I bought these to keep the cops off me as my rubber was extending beyond my stock fenders.
These fenders are for show only and will not take even a small hit. I'd say my stock fenders were stronger as I have pivoted off the same stump with my stocks with no worries but the Bushwackers popped and crumpled.
The only bonus I suppose is that the tub didn't suffer.
I'll switch off to GenRights next spring and pitch the Bushwackers.
By the way these BW's are the new series but still garbage.


IH8PEPL

Web Wheeler
IH8PEPL's Reviews

09-03-2010, 12:40 PM
Price: $355.00
Pros: Good Looks, Room for Flex, Flexible material
Cons: BITCH to install, attaching the marker lights almost took me an hour and I am ASE certified.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: My rig had 6" pocket flares installed that I just did not care for... I got a good deal on these flat flares - $355 Shipped so I jumped on them.

I rated this product bad for 1 reason. The hardware was incomplete - Bushwacker shorted me the mounting blocks but threw in a second hardware packet including LEDs , no complaint there, im sure the LEDs are expensive. A quick call to Bushwacker resolved the issue free of charge but I had to wait an additonal 10 days for the parts to install.

Other issues are sharp edges on some of the inside parts of the flares that gave me a few cuts. The mounting tape also sucks ***

Overall they look great - just be ready for a long day of install, that is if Bushwacker included all the parts


Socaljeep1

Member
Socaljeep1's Reviews
08-25-2010, 06:36 PM
Price: $450.00
Pros: looks good on my jeep
Cons: takes a little while to install
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Everything fit nicely and I did not need to drill any new holes. The marker lights will be a job to replace when the LED's burn out because it will require the removal of the front fender. And you will need a 6 inch extension for a ratchet to install the LED's. Over all it took about three and a half hours to install all four.


thedirtman

Senior Member
thedirtman's Reviews
07-21-2010, 08:57 PM
Price: $530.00
Pros: great looks sold feel
Cons: pain to put on took about 8 hours. the light design is poor because you have to take the fender off the change the light. Both of my led lights were dead on arrival.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I love the look and feel. They take about 8 hours to install. No drilling and fit nice. I had to trim the corner protectors to get them on. The led lights I got were both dead on arrivial and you cant change them out without taking off the fender or cutting a hole in the bottom. uses double stick tape on the rubber trim to the body so removal would require a new trim rubber. The led require a long extention to get the nylock nut on the screw. A simpe redesign of the light mount would be nice. Everyone loves the look.


Nicho

Registered User
Nicho's Reviews
05-16-2010, 06:32 PM
Price: $440.00
Pros: more room in the wheel well
Cons: A bit expensive but...
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The flat fenders give more space in the wheel well and a look a bit retro- which are both benefits in m opinion.


Filthy-Beast

Registered User
Filthy-Beast's Reviews
03-25-2010, 10:00 PM
Price: $450.00
Pros: Easy install, includes all parts. Gives good tire clearance and makes your lift look bigger
Cons: none yet, wonder if the retaining screws will rip out.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The install was straight forward with good instructions. Product looks good and handled four days of wheeling at the Badlands including clipping trees and slamming into the side of mud holes. They got scratched up but did not break and always popped back into shape.

I have a 2.5" lift, 1.25" BL and 33" tires.

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After install shot.



9-14-10 update. I have used and abused these flares. I've partially ripped a flare off several times. All that was needed was a washer on the bolt and re tighten. I like the fact that they will rip away instead of bending the fender.


RockyClymer

RedRock4Wheeler
RockyClymer's Reviews
03-03-2010, 09:37 PM
Price: $510.00
Pros: Great styling and relatively easy to install
Cons: Non yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Just bought and installed these and they make the JK look great IMO. My 32's look a bit small, but then that can be changed too! The LED sidelights are well designed and easy to install - do need to figure out how I want to secure the wiring for them - the kit has a method, but I am looking at an alternative for weather, ice protection up under the flare.


Bevers
Registered User
Bevers's Reviews
01-01-2010, 06:56 PM
Price: $450.00
Pros: good look, sturdy, LED turn signal is really nice, cheaper than metal flares
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Installed these by myself. Took bout 10 hours. Love em. I personnally love the look of flat tube style flares, so of course I love these. They also give me the tire coverage I need to stay legal.


DracosJeep
Registered User
DracosJeep's Reviews
11-14-2009, 06:17 PM
Price: $350.00
Pros: I like the look, and they protect the body well.
Cons: If you switch between road and off-raod tires, they look a lil goofy with the street tires.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The install manual for this was well written and had lots of pics. My wife could have installed them. Not overly happy about the way the wiring for the LEDs was done. Comes with a rectifier and it is left open to the elements, so I relocated them on mine and sealed the connections so they don't sort out in water crossings.


weinbern
Registered User
weinbern's Reviews
09-20-2009, 10:38 PM
Price: $450.00
Pros: allow for 35's
Cons: rip off when they hit a tree
Recommended? No

Comments: All good until you actually use them. rub a few trees with them and they pop right on off.


bzoerb
Registered User
bzoerb's Reviews
09-13-2009, 10:02 AM
Price: $409.00
Pros: great look and tire coverage
Cons: none yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Love them they look great seem very durabale on and off road easy to install


Oaktree
Registered User
Oaktree's Reviews
07-29-2009, 08:24 PM
Price: $320.00
Pros: Great styling. able to fit a bigger tire underneath. Easy screw one.
Cons: made of plastic. scared of flexing to much and watching one snap.... also costs alot.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great styling. gives about another 2 inches for tire clearance... but not suspension wise. Looks great also somewhat custom. Easy to put on.


gottafly
Registered User
gottafly's Reviews

06-20-2009, 11:36 AM
Price: $500.00
Pros: Easy to install Look good
Cons: Nothing really
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Of course, the biggest problem with the install was getting the old flares off. Everything fit in the stock fastener locations and the install was fairly straightforward. They look great and I certainly enjoy not having all kinds of crap thrown onto the side windows. Took them out on a trail run and got an extra couple inches articulation over the old stock ones.


ehowell
Registered User
ehowell's Reviews

05-01-2009, 05:13 PM
Bushwacker Flat Panel Fender Flare (6" coverage)
Price: $440.00
Pros: Good looks; Good coverage on 33x12.5 tires; Fairly easy installation
Cons: Cost
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I paid $440 for a set of these from 4WD Hardware. Some reviewers claim these fenders break easily, but I have had no problems. Older versions apparently didn't include the plastic spacers that go between the fender and the Jeep body, but the ones I ordered did come with the spacers (this may be why some older versions break). Installation was straight forward, but getting the old fenders off was a pain in the butt because some of the factory fasteners broke loose and spun when I tried to remove them. The fenders do look good, and the bead trim that comes with the fenders give them a nice clean look. Two thumbs up.


acrijos

Registered User
acrijos's Reviews

04-03-2009, 01:32 AM
Bushwacker Flat Panel Fender Flare (6
Price: $450.00
Pros: Good looking, easy to install following the very precise instructions. Nice leds. It has all the materials you need for the installation.
Cons: None.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Well designed and cool looking product. Enough width to cover my 33 x 12.5 tires. Nice Leds. Allows for installation of 35"s with my setup.


jprubicon03
Registered User
jprubicon03's Reviews

03-26-2009, 04:36 PM
Bushwacker Flat Panel Fender Flare (6" coverage)
Price: $458.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: there pretty good i bought them so tires wouldnt rubb up against the wheel well and cause they look cool.


jeadams
Registered User
jeadams's Reviews

03-16-2009, 05:05 PM
Bushwacker Flat Panel Fender Flare (6" coverage)
Price: $409.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: These look great and give allot more tire clearance. I am just dealing with a small electrical problem on the front LED markers.


rickm8
Registered User
rickm8's Reviews

02-17-2009, 10:08 AM
Bushwacker Flat Panel Fender Flare (6" coverage)
Price: $450.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: VERY sharp looking, front led blinkers look pretty trick, easy install as with most bushwacker products (of course removing stock fender flares is a pain), provides legal coverage for my 10.5's


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