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post #1 of 4 Old 05-27-2013, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Adapting Grand Cherokee Fender flares to a KJ

Hi guys,

I found a company from Poland who makes Extended Fender flares at good price for Jeep but unfortunately not for the KJ. I know there is plenty of good gear in the US but unfortunately the UK tax man turns the attractive exchange rate into a really expensive transaction as they charge between 25 and 28% for the cost of the parts AND the shipping. So I am looking at stuff for sale within the EEC.

So this company sell complete Kits for the Wrangler YJ and TJ but unless I'm told differently I am pretty sure that would not fit a KJ. There is a kit for the Cherokee XJ and they also sell kits for the Grand cherokee ZJ and WJ. And when I look at the pictures of a stock ZJ and WJ I can see some ressemblance with the KJ Fender flares.

Would anyone who's reading this has adapted Fender flares from another Jeep? If you have from which Brand and from which model of Jeep?

Thanks for your help.

Chris

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-27-2013, 03:01 PM
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My plan is to purchase 4-door flares (not sure which brand/make etc) that match the body lines (really the front bumper is the only concern) and then cut the metal to match the flares. Need to do some trimming to fit the big tires anyways.
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-29-2013, 12:31 PM
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You could always make your own flares with fibreglass and some aluminum. There are plenty of videos on youtube with guys making huge wide flares for older datsun cars. I took inspiration from this to repair my flare to pass state inspection. I used bondo and fibretape with aluminum backing to make mine whole again.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-30-2013, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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You could always make your own flares with fibreglass and some aluminum. There are plenty of videos on youtube with guys making huge wide flares for older datsun cars. I took inspiration from this to repair my flare to pass state inspection. I used bondo and fibretape with aluminum backing to make mine whole again.
Thanks KJRenegade03,

I am not sure that I am that talented to make my own Flares but I will take a look on Youtube to see how it's done.

To be honest I dropped the idea of completely replacing the stock flares and I am thinking of buying the Heavy Duty Rubber reinforced with steel 3in wide Flexi Flares from Quadratec. It's affordable and with the steel wire inside the Rubber it's possible to give the Rubber the same curve as the plastic flares and once fitted it should keep its shape. So I hope! Lol

So even if I add spacers to my wheels the extra 3in should cover the edge of the wheels.

Has anyone used the Flexi flares already?
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