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Unread 08-22-2011, 02:47 AM   #16
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was there any trimming that needed to be done to the fenders prior to installing these? or does it just attach to the stock wheel openings?
Just a little bit of trimming is required, not very much. I did the rears the other day, haven't taken pics yet. I'm getting 33's on Wednesday so that should make for a good size comparison. (31's on about 4.5" lift in pics). Both the fronts and rears re-use most of the original holes along the top edge, but you end up drilling a few on each side to 'spread' the well a little bigger.

Basically just the lip under the original fender support gets trimmed


Then you notch the rear portion into tabs and fold+hammer them back into the fender well


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Unread 08-22-2011, 07:10 AM   #17
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These look great but does anybody have the Xenon version?
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Unread 08-22-2011, 07:16 AM   #18
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I'd so drive an XJ

. . . . . . And I'm a TJ owner
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Unread 08-22-2011, 07:46 AM   #19
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I'd so drive an XJ

. . . . . . And I'm a TJ owner
Hell yea, I'd wheel an XJ hardcore, no doubt. I intend to get one, someday, and make it into a dedicated trail truggy
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Unread 08-22-2011, 07:47 AM   #20
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Bushwacker + XJ or ZJ = Meant to be.

Looks great man.

Now get some real center caps (or make them outta butter tubs)
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Unread 10-03-2011, 01:16 AM   #21
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Question for you guys with these fenders already. How easy would it be to trim/modify the flares themselves (and make it look good)?

I think I've decided on these over the Iceland Off-road flares, but I'm also planning on giving my rear quarter panels the ol' cut 'n' tuck treatment, so I'd have to modify the flares. I'd try to keep the tapered look if possible.

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Unread 10-06-2011, 06:14 AM   #22
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The flat fenders definately look better on XJs then TJ/LJs in my humble opinion
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Unread 10-06-2011, 06:23 AM   #23
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Question for you guys with these fenders already. How easy would it be to trim/modify the flares themselves (and make it look good)?

I think I've decided on these over the Iceland Off-road flares, but I'm also planning on giving my rear quarter panels the ol' cut 'n' tuck treatment, so I'd have to modify the flares. I'd try to keep the tapered look if possible.

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we have two xj's. hers with these flat flares and mine with rustys but i have tuck and fold treatment in the back. looking at it, i would think you could cut the end "cap" of the flare and rejoin it to the flare after cutting it for the right height of the body line. don't think it would be too hard to blend it in and get a clean look out of it.
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Unread 10-06-2011, 05:23 PM   #24
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we have two xj's. hers with these flat flares and mine with rustys but i have tuck and fold treatment in the back. looking at it, i would think you could cut the end "cap" of the flare and rejoin it to the flare after cutting it for the right height of the body line. don't think it would be too hard to blend it in and get a clean look out of it.

Thanks! Now I just have to wait to get back home in September to actually try it, ha.
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Unread 10-20-2011, 07:42 PM   #25
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Bumpity Bump.
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Unread 07-10-2012, 09:31 PM   #26
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Finally got mine on. They look good but now I wish I had bigger tires.
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Unread 07-10-2012, 10:01 PM   #27
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Looking great, scionide! I agree that it deserves bigger tires.
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Unread 07-11-2012, 02:04 PM   #28
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nice to see some pictures of good looking xjs with flat flares. i bought a pair of these while the rebate was going on last month and i've just been waiting until i can afford tires to install them.

this thread has me excited to put them on, some good looking xjs in here.
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Unread 07-11-2012, 02:14 PM   #29
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How much wider are these compared to the stock flares on a 97-01?
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Unread 07-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #30
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The flat flairs look so much better than the original BW's. The original ones are horrible. My only complaint with the flat is they're so over priced. You can fab the same thing out of steel or aluminum for a fraction of the price.
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