Just curious if anyone has used the Xenon traditional design flares and how you liked the way they look and perform? Also kind of wandering what folks who are dedicated to the traditional look think about them?
Like many others, my favorite thing about a CJ is the front end. I wanted to go with stock flares, but with my new J20 axles I realistically need something a little wider. The Xenon flares are the closest I have found to a stock look that also add some length. I also like them because they are not ridiculously wide like some of the other aftermarket flares. At 5", they are only 2.5'' wider than stock, which should come close to getting my tires covered and not look too silly.
Here is the stock photo from Xenon. I have not found any others, so if you have some pics. Feel free to share.
They are nice looking flares, especially if your wheels actually stick out some, but imho if you are running narrow track axles they look kind of silly. I just mine off and put on the factory size. I thought it looked liked the flares were waiting for wheels to come out and play. The last photo is with the new stock size. Just my thoughts.
Thanks for the replies and pics. I am gonna get these ordered and will post a pic once I get them installed. Though, that will be a while, as my Jeep is just now going to paint.
Originally Posted by MontaukMan
Here is my 5 with the Xenon Flares
That is a nice looking Jeep. The flares look great.
Originally Posted by bdatkins
Although, they did give me a place to set a beet while I was working... Truth be told, if I hadn't already drilled the mounting holes, I would prefer to not have any flares.
I love this look, and was running my CJ that way before my teardown and rebuild. But talk about mud, dirt, etc, getting everywhere! ha ha. Maybe not a problem for you with the NT, but not an option for me with my new axles. Want to sell me your old flares?
Originally Posted by jacques25150
here are mine: my tyres are 235/75/15 on original wheels
They run about $320 or so. I picked up a set last month for $60 used. For the life of me I can't figure out why flares are so damned expensive. The pocket hole type are close to $500. Yet the stock ones run $80. Someones making a healthy profit!!