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Unread 11-17-2013, 11:19 PM   #1
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Best TJ fender flare upgrade

I am going to be upgrading my tire size and to keep my rig legal i need a wider fender flare. does anybody have any suggestions? Pics would also be appreciated. I have the stock Rubicon's fender flares currently.

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Unread 11-17-2013, 11:28 PM   #2
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I am going to be upgrading my tire size and to keep my rig legal i need a wider fender flare. does anybody have any suggestions? Pics would also be appreciated.
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There a lot of good options for Jeep Fender Flares.

You first have to decide if you like the look of the flat style flares or of the standard factory style shape. They you have to decide if you like to see the cut outs for the mounting hardware or if you prefer the factory style where the hardware is hidden.

Another consideration is what kind of material the flares are made of. Some materials are harder and will break instead of bend when you rub them on a tree. Others are much more flexible.

Let me know what other questions you have!

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I bought Rough Country Flares for my Rubicon. They do the job, but the sun fades them over time.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 12:29 PM   #5
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I do like the look of the flat flares but my one problems with them is that with only 33's it seems like there's almost too much room In the wheel wells.

And I'd prefer for these to use the factory fenders and preferably not require too much work or cutting or drilling.
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I do like the look of the flat flares but my one problems with them is that with only 33's it seems like there's almost too much room In the wheel wells.

And I'd prefer for these to use the factory fenders and preferably not require too much work or cutting or drilling.
The Rugged Ridge Fender Flares are 7" flares so they'll cover your tires and keep you legal. The kit I liked you to includes all the hardware you'll need to install them and they won't require any drilling. Other being wider they are a factory style flare and look much like the flares you have now.

The Rough Country Flares are another option. They are the same 7" size and the same factory styling. They also include the hardware and won't require any drilling.

The choice is up to you as far as what brand you prefer. There is a slight price difference as well.

The only issue you might run into is when removing the old flares and installing the new ones is the nutserts in the body of the Jeep may spinning. They get rusted to the bolts and spin free in the body making it a pain to remove the old flares and tighten down the new ones.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

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