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post #1 of 47 Old 05-16-2017, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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I'm going back and worth if I should trim my fender flares or not. Im running 15x10 and 35x12.5s with 4" suspension and 1.25BL. Worried that it might end up making my 35s look to small.. What you think? YAY? or NAY?

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post #2 of 47 Old 05-16-2017, 10:52 AM
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That's a personal preference.

I will say that I once ran 15x10s with 4" BS and Staun beadlocks. Never again!

The noise of the tires on the flares did annoy me enough that I ended up trimming them. I thought it looked fine, but I also moved my front side markers to the hood using 3/4" round LEDs.

I have since gone to 8" Rock Monsters and am much happier than I was with those honking huge 10" steelies!


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No trimming. I liked my 03' Sahara just fine with that same combo. I didn't like it when I had flat flares.
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It's a hard choice. Cause ones you do it there is no sticking it back on! Hahahaha
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post #5 of 47 Old 05-17-2017, 01:00 PM
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If you're unsure, I would just get the xenon flat flares, that way you can always go back to stock if you don't like it. Also, I think they look better than trimmed stock flares.
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Xenon flares are pretty expensive.
If you trim them and don't like it, stock replacements are much cheaper.
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post #7 of 47 Old 05-17-2017, 01:14 PM
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Flares are a cosmetic thing. Do what you want. Personally, not worth the time, but I also haven't color matched my jeep so we might look at the world differently.
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I agree . Personal preference. Cheaper to find a set of stocks to replace if you do hack the stock one up and want to go back

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Only reason mine is color matched is because my 5 year old wanted to paint my black wheels blue. So I agreed to green. Haha
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post #10 of 47 Old 05-18-2017, 08:21 AM
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Why not get a set of 7" flares? inexpensive, covers the tires, no rubbing at all on mine even at full articulation.

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Is so subjective, Even though I'm more of a minimal fan ( I prefer the look of no flares with modified front fenders) I do think the trimmed stock flares look good vs wide wing Xenon's
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I'm going to trim mine till I feel like buying some aftermarket fenders. But I have 35s and less lift
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Why not get a set of 7" flares? inexpensive, covers the tires, no rubbing at all on mine even at full articulation.

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The only thing I dislike more than "Dumbo" flares on a TJ is Stock "Dumbo" flares on a JK.
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I might grab my can of Plasti-Dip and black out the area that looks like you painted flat black on the door ( I think I like that ).... hummm

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The only thing I dislike more than "Dumbo" flares on a TJ is Stock "Dumbo" flares on a JK.
They are worse on the JK.... for sure!
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