Originally Posted by jeepwrangler97
They do make the extensions for the wider flares...or they used to. I bought my wider flares a few years ago from a seller on eBay & they had flare extensions with them..I think I ended up throwing them out
Note that in 2003, the Sahara package switched from the wider full rocker covers to ungrained extensions that were similar to a standard TJ but just a bit wider to match the 1" wider flares that are used for the Sahara, Rubicon and various special editions with color matched (or contrasted, like a Rocky Mountain Edition) flares.
The Mopar Rubicon Flare kit does include extensions, and they are the wider ungrained extensions from the 2003+ Sahara and special editions noted above so that they could paint them with the special low-gloss black paint used on the flares and not have a weird texture under the paint. They only include them so that the paint finish matches the flares and so that you have something to fill the holes where the old extensions come off.
Just be aware that without the extensions, you will get a lot more rock chips on the front of your rear flares. This is something Rubicons suffer from. The nice thing about the full rocker extension on the 2002 and prior Saharas is that it does a pretty good job of protecting the rear flares from rock chips.