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post #1 of 12 Old 12-18-2009, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Savvy aluminum armor, what tube flares?

I have been looking at armor for a little while and am thinking about going with Savvy's aluminum corners. My concern is that since they are aluminum I will not be able to weld on most rear tube flares. What suggestions do you guys have? I am looking at least 4.5 probably more like 6" flares so they match my fronts. I guess they would have to be bolt on steel ones or aluminum ones (if I wanted to weld them).


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I have been looking at armor for a little while and am thinking about going with Savvy's aluminum corners. My concern is that since they are aluminum I will not be able to weld on most rear tube flares. What suggestions do you guys have? I am looking at least 4.5 probably more like 6" flares so they match my fronts. I guess they would have to be bolt on steel ones or aluminum ones (if I wanted to weld them).
I neither condone, nor understand the value of a steel welded on flare that unforgiveably increases the width of your vehicle on the trails.

When I get some spare R&D time, I will build a bolt on aluminum flare that can be removed for the trails if you're in danger of damaging them.

Besides, there's nary a thing wrong with putting the factory flares right back on over the aluminum armor. At least you won't be denting the tube with them when you drag them across the rocks.

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I agree, I am looking for something that I would likely take off while on the trail. I actually regret making my front so large, but it was my first go at it. I have stuck them into a few rocks.

If aluminum flares were available that would be my best option (depending on cost). They wouldn't even have to be that sturdy since they wouldn't be trail flares.

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This is a kit to make stock flares quickly removable. Click on "Expedition Flare Kit".

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I just found these which might be a good option. They are steel, but can quickly be taken off while on the trail and would still look similar to my front flares.

MetalCloak, home of the Arched Jeep TJ / LJ / YJ Tube Fender.

They are on sale for $224.

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pjku79 sugst. is whats up those are really nice
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Has anyone ever tried using Velcro to attach their flares?

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Speaking of flares on Savvy corner armor...

Today I went outside to wash the Jeep and noticed my stock flare was peeled away from my Savvy corner a touch. Now I knew I crushed the flare into a rock (hooray for stock plastic flares) and that it and the corner took some rash...what I didn't realize is that my stock flares tore out the screws and nutserts that hold them in in the process.

Can anyone tell me what might have happened had these flares been metal and welded on? Yea, not good...

I'm now flareless since the stock nutserts pulled out and it was useless to put them back on with only half the screws in.

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Speaking of flares on Savvy corner armor...

Today I went outside to wash the Jeep and noticed my stock flare was peeled away from my Savvy corner a touch. Now I knew I crushed the flare into a rock (hooray for stock plastic flares) and that it and the corner took some rash...what I didn't realize is that my stock flares tore out the screws and nutserts that hold them in in the process.

Can anyone tell me what might have happened had these flares been metal and welded on? Yea, not good...

I'm now flareless since the stock nutserts pulled out and it was useless to put them back on with only half the screws in.
Is it okay if I just show you?


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Great visual...exactly why I went with a corner without a permanently attatched flare.

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I just found these which might be a good option. They are steel, but can quickly be taken off while on the trail and would still look similar to my front flares.

MetalCloak, home of the Arched Jeep TJ / LJ / YJ Tube Fender.

They are on sale for $224.
Except you need about $700 in other parts to mount those.
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nah just a few bolts

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