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Unread 12-14-2008, 09:24 AM   #1
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TJ Flares on a CJ7

Getting mixed thoughts from people on this.

What are your thoughts on using TJ flares on the CJ for better clearance. Need to get more room for the 36 TSL's, have plenty of flex, but the tires are hitting the flares/wheel openings why before they stuff up into the wheel wells.

So, they worth cutting the tub and fenders (have 'glass if that matters) for the clearance?

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Unread 12-14-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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love mine I have WAY more clerance now. I'll get pics up later
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Unread 12-14-2008, 12:27 PM   #3
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I'm happy with how mine turned out - fibreglass tub. A bit of work on the front the make them quasi fit properly. If you're a stickler for perfection, then get stock, but if you don't mind it not lining up 100% perfectly, then it's the way to go. You can see a bit of a lip on the flares when you're up close at the front - doesn't bother me at all. I put on a 20 foot paintjob - it looks good from 20 feet... same for the flares.

By the way, those are Truxus 33's with about a 3.5 inch lift and '05 Rubi flares - I have room for 35's.

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Unread 12-14-2008, 01:01 PM   #4
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love mine I have WAY more clerance now. I'll get pics up later
Please do post up some photos,thanks

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I'm happy with how mine turned out - fibreglass tub. A bit of work on the front the make them quasi fit properly. If you're a stickler for perfection, then get stock, but if you don't mind it not lining up 100% perfectly, then it's the way to go. You can see a bit of a lip on the flares when you're up close at the front - doesn't bother me at all. I put on a 20 foot paintjob - it looks good from 20 feet... same for the flares.

By the way, those are Truxus 33's with about a 3.5 inch lift and '05 Rubi flares - I have room for 35's.

Looks good. I have concerns with the inner front fender well area. It is also glass and not sure how I am going to cut it for the clearance. Did you have that problem? Rig looks good in that photo, as well as what I can see under that tarp next to it.
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Unread 12-14-2008, 04:18 PM   #5
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Here's my fiberglass cj7 with the tj flares . I was able to trim all the way to the edge of the inner fender and then I re-attached it with some rivets and fiberglass.


The jeep is pictured with 1250 x 36 TSLs ,but
Even the 14x37 Iroks that are on there now tuck in nice at full flex.
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Unread 12-14-2008, 05:22 PM   #6
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Here's my fiberglass cj7 with the tj flares . I was able to trim all the way to the edge of the inner fender and then I re-attached it with some rivets and fiberglass.


The jeep is pictured with 1250 x 36 TSLs ,but
Even the 14x37 Iroks that are on there now tuck in nice at full flex.
Looks good! Thanks for the pic. Nice to get some idea of how it will turn out.
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Unread 12-14-2008, 06:22 PM   #7
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Yah, I did have some problems trimming the back of the fender wells. I trimmed as much as I could, and then put the flare on. There was some body that was still showing as the flare sits farther back than the opening in the well, but I painted it black and you can't see the difference.

I'd take some close ups for you, but the Jeep is about 3 hours away from me for the next couple of weeks. Sorry.

By the way, since you asked... under the tarp next to it...
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Unread 12-14-2008, 08:37 PM   #8
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That was my plan, but I was just going to do the rear. The only problem with that is I can't seem to find antone that sells them in pairs only as a set of four.
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Unread 12-14-2008, 10:09 PM   #9
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By the way, those are Truxus 33's with about a 3.5 inch lift and '05 Rubi flares - I have room for 35's.

So you think the TJ flares and 4" SL will be fine for 35"s? Been thinking about it, just love the round flares.
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Unread 12-15-2008, 04:33 AM   #10
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Before you decide to go to TJ flares, make sure you've see a photo of how the front part of the front flares doesn't match the angle of the front fenders. That's the place where they don't fit properly.
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Unread 12-15-2008, 07:53 AM   #11
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Before you decide to go to TJ flares, make sure you've see a photo of how the front part of the front flares doesn't match the angle of the front fenders. That's the place where they don't fit properly.
Understand the front transition is not as smooth as some would like. But I have no clearance on my wheels and need to get the openings bigger. Other than the front of the front flares, they look good on there in my opinion.
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Unread 12-15-2008, 08:55 AM   #12
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I like my rears (haven't had to do the fronts (I just wish that they had been available 20 years ago, it would have saved a lot of sheet metal).
In the front of the rear flairs I made two cuts in the horizontal flanges then bent them downward, cut the clearance larger then trimmed the flairs to fit the slanted part of the wheel well sheet metal.
I would do it again without any qualms...

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Unread 12-16-2008, 08:27 AM   #13
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1980tallcj7---First off, that is a beautiful CJ. I am the proud owner of a 1980 CJ 7 as of Sat. I am wanting to go to 35" tires but I have a Black Diamond 3" lift right now I am going to put on it. It's coming off my CJ 5. I noticed you have a 5" lift. Is that all suspension or a combination of springs, shackles, body, ect. How much upward clearance did you gain when you add the TJ fenders. I think I could add the TJ fenders with my 3" lift and clear 33s". But I am not sure what to do for 35s".


Repete----you sadi you have room for 35" tires. Is that for street use or trail/rocks? I like the stance of your's as well. Thanks
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Unread 12-16-2008, 03:20 PM   #14
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1980tallcj7---First off, that is a beautiful CJ. I am the proud owner of a 1980 CJ 7 as of Sat. I am wanting to go to 35" tires but I have a Black Diamond 3" lift right now I am going to put on it. It's coming off my CJ 5. I noticed you have a 5" lift. Is that all suspension or a combination of springs, shackles, body, ect. How much upward clearance did you gain when you add the TJ fenders. I think I could add the TJ fenders with my 3" lift and clear 33s". But I am not sure what to do for 35s".


Repete----you sadi you have room for 35" tires. Is that for street use or trail/rocks? I like the stance of your's as well. Thanks
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I have 36 TSL's on now, as you can see,they are close to hitting sitting still. Hence, why I am adding on TJ flares for clearance. Mine is a 4" spring lift with 1 1/4" shackle lift. I would say TJ flares and shackle lift should get you close for a small cash outlay.

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Unread 12-16-2008, 04:02 PM   #15
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So is the consensus that the rears can be made to fit right but the fronts have the small area that wont fit properly?
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