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Unread 08-10-2011, 04:18 PM   #1
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liberty fender flare

i want to know if there is anyway or anything that can replace the bulkey fenders on the liberty....lol....cause i wanna put bigger tires on the jeep and want to do something about them....any help...lol

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Unread 08-10-2011, 06:33 PM   #2
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Don't cut any metal though as it's all structrual part of the body.
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Unread 08-10-2011, 06:46 PM   #3
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Buy aftermarket ones, cut and fit. Unless someone makes them for the KJ, you'll have to cut -n- paste.
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Unread 08-11-2011, 01:44 AM   #4
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When I move up to 265-75-16 inch tires I am going to install some of this stuff
to the edge of the factory flares to increase the width.
http://www.pacerperformance.com/

In the past I have contacted Bushwacker via to see if they have anything to fit a KJ
and I never get a reply.
I finally called them and was told that there is not enough demand for aftermarket flares
for Liberty's!

I have seen some custom one off flat fender flares for KJ's but they all look like amateur
crap. Not to mention that they completely defeat the purpose of a flat fender due to the
fact that the factory sheet metal that is hidden by the OEM flares is exposed and they do
not offer any additional space for more articulation or bigger diameter tire sizes like the flat
fenders offer for Wranglers...

I have made mock up "Caps" that fit over the factory flares to increase the width of the flare
but you still run into the problem that they get ripped off while wheeling under full stuff of the
tire into the wheel opening.

Just shy of getting out the sawsall and going to town on the fenders would work... But would
involve allot of re-engineering of the sheet metal to retain the structural integrity of the factory
design and would be very labour intensive!
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Unread 08-18-2011, 11:22 PM   #5
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I have seen some custom one off flat fender flares for KJ's but they all look like amateur crap.


Gee ...... THANKS!
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Unread 08-19-2011, 06:24 AM   #6
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KJWildman that fender looks pretty darn good! Have a side profile shot of it!?
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Unread 08-19-2011, 09:19 AM   #7
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Flat Fenders

Sure, dont want to take over the OP's post so try this link to my photobucket page.

http://s552.photobucket.com/albums/j...ube%20Fenders/

Feel free to surf my other albums as well!

Or check for any of my fab threads over on LOSTJEEPS.COM
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Unread 08-19-2011, 10:42 AM   #8
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I like tjkj's post! I have 3 of them in my garage and have seriously thought of using one. Wildman, you have spent some time on fenders and they look good! Oilburner
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Unread 08-22-2011, 02:26 PM   #9
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thanks for the ideas defintley like what you did to your fenders on the jeep...
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Unread 09-09-2012, 02:45 PM   #10
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thank you

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Sure, dont want to take over the OP's post so try this link to my photobucket page.

http://s552.photobucket.com/albums/j...ube%20Fenders/

Feel free to surf my other albums as well!

Or check for any of my fab threads over on LOSTJEEPS.COM
This is exactly what I want to do! I'll look for your fabs at lostjeep, but if I don't find it what are the flairs you used?
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Unread 09-09-2012, 05:14 PM   #11
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This is exactly what I want to do! I'll look for your fabs at lostjeep, but if I don't find it what are the flairs you used?
He built them himself.

I'm running 35" tires and have no issues with running the stock flares.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 02:35 PM   #12
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I found his fab thread on lostjeeps. They look sweet. I'm interested in now they look not the clearance. I have been gathering ideas for modding my jeep and making a list, the custom flares have been added.
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Unread 05-21-2013, 08:03 AM   #13
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35" Tyres on a KJ !! Unbelievable !!

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He built them himself.

I'm running 35" tires and have no issues with running the stock flares.
Hi mate,

I am a French guy who lives in the UK. I own a 2006 KJ CRD. I have modified it and I am running on 31" Mickey Thompson MTZ at the moment but both Front and rear flares have suffered when I went for serious Off Roading with Wranglers on Big Tyres during the last European Jeepers Jamboree.

I really want to improve in tyres size. Let say at least 33" so I thought the wheel arches and Fenders would be my first point of work and so I found the thread with the own made Fender flares. Then I read your post that you manage to run your KJ on 35" Tyres and have no issue with the stock flares!!

That is really incredible !! I was wondering if you wouldn't mind giving me an advise please? Do I have to change the complete axles like you did to try to fit 33" Tyres on my KJ?

Thanks for your time.

Chris
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Unread 05-21-2013, 09:31 AM   #14
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Hi mate,

I am a French guy who lives in the UK. I own a 2006 KJ CRD. I have modified it and I am running on 31" Mickey Thompson MTZ at the moment but both Front and rear flares have suffered when I went for serious Off Roading with Wranglers on Big Tyres during the last European Jeepers Jamboree.

I really want to improve in tyres size. Let say at least 33" so I thought the wheel arches and Fenders would be my first point of work and so I found the thread with the own made Fender flares. Then I read your post that you manage to run your KJ on 35" Tyres and have no issue with the stock flares!!

That is really incredible !! I was wondering if you wouldn't mind giving me an advise please? Do I have to change the complete axles like you did to try to fit 33" Tyres on my KJ?

Thanks for your time.

Chris
To run 35s he went to a soild front axle and of course more lift
To run 33s you'll need to regear to 4.56s / have 6 inches of lift and a steel front diff from JeepinByAl
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Unread 05-21-2013, 11:08 AM   #15
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To run 35s he went to a soild front axle and of course more lift
To run 33s you'll need to regear to 4.56s / have 6 inches of lift and a steel front diff from JeepinByAl
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Hi Tommud,

I have at the moment a Full OME all round with 12 mm plates between the body and the top of the front struts and a 10mm thick washer at the Clevis. I am going to replace the new generation of rear OME struts by the OME N132L Long Travel so I can add 2 Rubber Isolators each side of the rear Springs and hopefuly lift the rear again. How far do you think I could go in the Front by adding thick washers between the Clevis and the bottom of the strut but to keep everything in good working order ? I am really wondering if I could reach a 6 in lift that way?
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