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Unread 05-11-2007, 12:37 PM   #1
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Rubicon Flare Question

Do any of you know if there are any years Rubicons came with standard size flares? Meaning they are not the wider version everyone speaks of.

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Unread 05-11-2007, 12:54 PM   #2
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Do any of you know if there are any years Rubicons came with standard size flares? Meaning they are not the wider version everyone speaks of.

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Nope, all TJ Rubicons came with the larger flares to accommodate the 245-75/16 tires.
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Unread 05-11-2007, 01:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply. Just wanted to make sure as I bought some on e-bay, and they are standard size. They were being sold as Rubicon flares. I just got a confirmation from the Jeeep parts dealer also. As it ends up the guy is going to do a full refund so it is all good.

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Unread 05-11-2007, 02:16 PM   #4
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kinda one of the problems with ebay - everything gets listed as a "rubicon" part even when it isnt - unknowing sellers just assume that they are the same.
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Unread 05-11-2007, 03:20 PM   #5
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Rubicon tires

Yes, since the topic of Rubicon flares poped up, along with tire size. How would the Rubicon tire look on a TJ Sport? Would I have to get new rims or would the Rubicon tire fit on my Sport rims, I have the standard 4.0 with I believe the larger size tires, not sure.
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Unread 05-11-2007, 04:07 PM   #6
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The Rubicons use a 16" wheel and the tires are 10 PLY E range load rating brutes. You'd be better to get a 15" tire in a more sensible 6 ply C range load rating as they would give a better ride.
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Were those the falres that sold for about $60 last week? I tried to bid on them too. Glad to hear the seller is taking care of you.
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I did something like this a while back for my corolla. I poked a hole into the ducting and ran a hose to stick into my shorts. It didnt work thew best cause I never plugged up the vents, but it did help.
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Unread 05-12-2007, 11:39 AM   #8
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Yes, I understand but does the Rubicon ride rougher then a reg. tread tire, which comes standard on the Sport. In another words if I were to change tires to a more aggresive tread, like the Rubicon tire, would the ride be rougher on my Sport?
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Were those the falres that sold for about $60 last week? I tried to bid on them too. Glad to hear the seller is taking care of you.
Yes, got 'em for like $62.00. I even ask the guy before I bid as I was skeptical since it had the extensions. He said they came off his Rubicon. Anyhow, he made good on it. They are on the way back to him, and he already paypal'd me the original plus all shipping so I can't really say anything bad.

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Yes, I understand but does the Rubicon ride rougher then a reg. tread tire, which comes standard on the Sport. In another words if I were to change tires to a more aggresive tread, like the Rubicon tire, would the ride be rougher on my Sport?

"but does the Rubicon ride rougher then a reg. tread"

I presume you mean the stock Rubicon tire?


Yes, the stock Rubicon MTR does ride ride rougher because of the tires. The 10 ply MTR's ride a lot rougher than the GSA's or whatever comes on a Sport. It's not the tread, it's the carcass. A street tire or A/T tire in 10 ply will ride rougher than a 6 ply tire. A mud type tread does not ride rougher, it may be noisier, but will ride as smooth as a street tire in the same load rating. Some tread types, like the M/T Baja can be felt at low speeds and some aggressive tread tires are harder to balance. But they can ride very smooth. I swapped to 33/12:50/15 MTR 6 ply tires and they ride much smoother than the 31" 10 ply MTR "Rubicon"tires.
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Unread 05-14-2007, 12:23 PM   #11
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Yes, got 'em for like $62.00. I even ask the guy before I bid as I was skeptical since it had the extensions. He said they came off his Rubicon. Anyhow, he made good on it. They are on the way back to him, and he already paypal'd me the original plus all shipping so I can't really say anything bad.

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I guesss I'll be careful on ebay looking at "rubicon" flares for awhile .... or I'll end up buying his. What was the seller's name?
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Unread 05-14-2007, 12:46 PM   #12
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"but does the Rubicon ride rougher then a reg. tread"

I presume you mean the stock Rubicon tire?


Yes, the stock Rubicon MTR does ride ride rougher because of the tires. The 10 ply MTR's ride a lot rougher than the GSA's or whatever comes on a Sport. It's not the tread, it's the carcass. A street tire or A/T tire in 10 ply will ride rougher than a 6 ply tire. A mud type tread does not ride rougher, it may be noisier, but will ride as smooth as a street tire in the same load rating. Some tread types, like the M/T Baja can be felt at low speeds and some aggressive tread tires are harder to balance. But they can ride very smooth. I swapped to 33/12:50/15 MTR 6 ply tires and they ride much smoother than the 31" 10 ply MTR "Rubicon"tires.
Thanks: BB, I understand, thanks for the information!
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Unread 05-14-2007, 01:28 PM   #13
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FYI, i will be getting wider flares with the next two months. i just need to take the time to deicide on what to switch to.

i have an o6 LJ rubicon

if any of want to wait a little let me know, you can save me the trouble of selling them

any suggestions on who makes oem like flares but wider?
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FYI, i will be getting wider flares with the next two months. i just need to take the time to deicide on what to switch to.

i have an o6 LJ rubicon

if any of want to wait a little let me know, you can save me the trouble of selling them

any suggestions on who makes oem like flares but wider?

Sent you a pm.
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Unread 05-14-2007, 03:01 PM   #15
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FYI, i will be getting wider flares with the next two months. i just need to take the time to deicide on what to switch to.

i have an o6 LJ rubicon

if any of want to wait a little let me know, you can save me the trouble of selling them

any suggestions on who makes oem like flares but wider?
A couple companies come to mind. Warn makes them in 6" and 7" units, but they are very pricey. Bestop makes a nice flare, but again, over $300.00.

Look at the EGR units at Quadratec. Or do a search for them. The price is right and most people who buy them like them.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12510_52_07.htm

And here is the Rugged Ridge. I don't know much about these, but for the price I don't see how you can go wrong.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12510_503_07.htm

I have never bought from Quadratec, I just used their site as a search. Bob
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