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Unread 03-04-2014, 06:01 AM   #151
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I'd vote for a 15X8" wheel with a 4" backspacing and 33's for decent DD duty. With 4" BS you should be able to get away with 4" of flare. 6" flares look like airplane wings, IMO.
I like the 4" look better too. I don't think I'd pass inspection with them though...I've been told. I'd hate to spend the money to then not be able to use them. I guess there is always moving to a less lame state lol.

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Unread 03-04-2014, 07:12 AM   #152
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I believe there's a sticky with state by state laws. Maybe in the FAQ.
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Unread 03-04-2014, 07:41 AM   #153
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1. Mechanic said something about the aftermarket flares are one solid welded piece? I didn't spend anytime looking into it...probably should have. I feel better knowing this one should work out good.

2. My only issue with this is, I don't think it is legal to drive it to the body shop without a fender on. I'd hate to take it there to find out they had to take it off anyways and I pay for labor that I could have done. hmmm...what to do what to do.

3. Fraud???!!! Who you calling....I'm kidding. But no, most insurance companies give you options now. I could pick one of their preferred shops, pick my own but take it to an approved place to get one of their peeps to do the estimate, or like I chose...have them do the estimate, and take care of setting up everything myself.

16s are rare? 15s aren't?

4. The guy I bought my fender from switched to highlines. My first time actually see in them in person. He had 37s though. It looked amazing. Even with 37s it seems like there would be a lot of empty space on anything less. Those seem like they would be for the extremist.

5. Are you saying even the flat style ones you don't like or just the bulky pocket style ones?
1. There are tons of after market fenders and after market highlines. Such as what Jeffro runs which are metalcloak fenders which are metal 2 piece designs to my fiberglass hood that has "high" fenders cast into it to aluminum units. There are a lot out there but stock is an option too.

2. legal? maybe, the only state law you could be breaking is the tire coverage law but all you have to do is look it up. Google is you friend here.

3. That is good that you checked into it. The work shouldn't be to hard. It looks from the picture just a strait swap. Like I said I have 16s which are what my goodyears call for currently. I have been looking into getting a different set of tires and 99% of the tires I am looking at require 15s or 17s.

4. 37s are bit to big for what I assume you wheel in. You will want to wait til you "require" 37s before you want to pay for those expenses and install what is required to run those correctly.

5. I personally don't like pocket style flares at all. I think the flat set is ok when on a jeep with super wide axles otherwise it looks like that kid that wiggled his ears in the little rascals. But chose what you like and go with it. It is your jeep and no one else's.
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Unread 03-04-2014, 09:31 AM   #154
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Nice thread you've got going here. I like what you've got going on.

On the subject of tires, there's a fellow who goes by sundowner here on JeepForum who has a rather extensive discussion on the subject in this build thread:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/w...greta-1344782/

Don't be daunted by the length of the thread, most of the tire stuff is near the beginning and he keeps an index on the first post. He's got a lot of good ideas and a frightening amount of knowledge to back them up.
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Unread 03-04-2014, 01:25 PM   #155
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Nice thread you've got going here. I like what you've got going on.

On the subject of tires, there's a fellow who goes by sundowner here on JeepForum who has a rather extensive discussion on the subject in this build thread:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/w...greta-1344782/

Don't be daunted by the length of the thread, most of the tire stuff is near the beginning and he keeps an index on the first post. He's got a lot of good ideas and a frightening amount of knowledge to back them up.
Thanks for the info. I'll definitely check it out.
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Unread 03-20-2014, 12:36 AM   #156
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I've priced out a lot of tires and wheels prior to settling on mine. R16 tires are definitely more expensive across the board as well as the wheel itself. You won't be able to find some wheels you like in both sizes. Luckily I found the wheels I liked in 15x8 and 3.65 BS. So if you want to save a new bumpers worth of money opt for 33x12.5/11.5/10.5R15 and 15x8 wheels. If money isn't an issue then go crazy! More power to you if you don't have to be as tight on money as most. Also, go with standard sizes as opposed to metric sizes for tires. I'm not sure why but most metric tires are more expensive.

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Unread 03-23-2014, 08:09 AM   #157
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Finally some warm weather! I was able to install the new fender flares. I'm a happy girl. You can also see the new freshly painted fender too. The front orange lenses don't quite match up, I'll replace them eventually.
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Unread 03-24-2014, 06:52 PM   #158
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I've priced out a lot of tires and wheels prior to settling on mine. R16 tires are definitely more expensive across the board as well as the wheel itself. You won't be able to find some wheels you like in both sizes. Luckily I found the wheels I liked in 15x8 and 3.65 BS. So if you want to save a new bumpers worth of money opt for 33x12.5/11.5/10.5R15 and 15x8 wheels. If money isn't an issue then go crazy! More power to you if you don't have to be as tight on money as most. Also, go with standard sizes as opposed to metric sizes for tires. I'm not sure why but most metric tires are more expensive.

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Unread 03-24-2014, 08:50 PM   #159
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Finally some warm weather!
Still waiting.

Jeep looks good.
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Unread 03-27-2014, 02:30 PM   #160
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Step by step instructions on how to install Bushwacker flat fender flares. Tips to make it easier and what not to do. Hope it helps!

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Unread 04-03-2014, 07:24 PM   #161
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So I picked up some 35s (currently running 33s). The 35 won't fit on my tire carrier. My bumper clearance is not in the way, it's the tire depth is deep and my current mount sits too close to the tailgate. I've seen many different write ups and fixes for this but still have unanswered questions.

1. Planning on replacing my rear bumper anyways. Go with a bumper/tire carrier combo?

2. My current setup is the swing out carrier, separate from the bumper. If I removed my current carrier, those would be some pretty large exposed bolt holes right?

3. If I buy an extender to attach to my existing mount, will the weight of the oversized tire take a toll on my hinges overtime?

4. What are bump stops...to keep it from rattling around and causing vibration?
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Unread 04-03-2014, 07:53 PM   #162
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1. Planning on replacing my rear bumper anyways. Go with a bumper/tire carrier combo?
I've considered something along these lines myself. The things I worry about are visibility out of the rear windshield from mounting the tire higher to improve the departure angle, or mounting it lower to increase visibility and sacrificing some of that departure angle. It's a trade off. I am not really concerned as much with the added weight behind the rear axle, but some people take their rig's weight distribution quite seriously.

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3. If I buy an extender to attach to my existing mount, will the weight of the oversized tire take a toll on my hinges overtime?
The short answer is yes, and your hinges may not be the only part of the tailgate that suffers. I don't know how strong the tailgate is, but I am familiar with how "well" Chrysler engineers designed their vehicles and manufacturing processes. This option wouldn't be my first choice, personally, but I'm sure there are others with more to say on the matter. I have always liked the look of a rear mounted spare.

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Unread 04-04-2014, 01:18 AM   #163
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If you know someone who can weld you could have them weld you a bracket with a hoop mount to put on the rear bumper to support the tire. Take some of the stress off the tailgate. If you want a new bumper, Metalcloak makes a great rear swing out. I havent heard anything bad yet and people say its very sturdy. I may be biased as I am going with all Metalcloak parts (fenders, bumpers, rockers).
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Unread 04-04-2014, 05:24 AM   #164
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Unread 04-04-2014, 06:28 AM   #165
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If you know someone who can weld you could have them weld you a bracket with a hoop mount to put on the rear bumper to support the tire. Take some of the stress off the tailgate. If you want a new bumper, Metalcloak makes a great rear swing out. I havent heard anything bad yet and people say its very sturdy. I may be biased as I am going with all Metalcloak parts (fenders, bumpers, rockers).
I'm sorry, did I read that correct? $1,300.00 for that bumper?! Does it coem with a Jeep attached? Metalcloak is definitely nice but I may manage letting my tailgait fall off first. lol Any other suggestions?
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