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post #1 of 6 Old 02-06-2010, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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Xenon Flat Flare Install..Little Help Please!!

Started mounting these last night before the storm hit but ran into 2 problems so I put the factory flares back on. The light actually wasn't too bad but i ran into fit problems with the fronts. When I test fitted, there was a gap on the top of the flares where about a 1/4 to half inch opening existed between the top of the flare and the fender at the flat part of the flare. Has anybody else experienced this and what did you do about it?

I really don't want to pay close to 500 bucks for flares and have an open gap at the top.

Also. with the mounting bolts for the fronts, did you have to drill out the factory holes to get Xenon's hardware to fit? Specifically, the bolts they sent that go through the stiffening plate,flare and body are too big for the existing holes in the fender.

Thanks in advance since the reply I got from Xenon was "Uhhhhhh. I don't know dude. the instructions say they should fit'.

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-06-2010, 08:50 AM
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I had some pretty bad gaps with a set of the 4" flares. Soft material and it looked like somebody beveled the edge of the back of the flares by removing too much excess material. Had them on about a week and it had already trapped way too much dirt. Xenon replaced them without too much trouble but I decided to just get a set of rubi flares and sold the new set of xenons. All the holes lined up fine but I don't think mine had any sort of stiffening plate. Call xenon back. They were very helpful to me.

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Are they cold? Like the instructions say they can warp during shipping so you might need to leave them in front of a heater to soften up to go back into there normal form. If it's not that then send them back and get another set.
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Bushwacker Flat Flares! went on easy, look great. great quality.

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post #5 of 6 Old 02-08-2010, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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I took your advise and called quadratec. they were great. didn't give me any hassle and swapped them out for bushwacker flats. should be here in a week.

I have to add that personally I would stay away from the Xenons. Not only did the flares not fit correctly, I had a number of screws missing and the mounting bolts were not the correct size. for that price, I would expect better.

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Glad it worked out. Sounds like you had the wrong flares maybe YJs?
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