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Unread 01-23-2015, 12:32 PM   #1
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Help me out with some fenders

I've got an '08 JK with a 4" lift and 35" tires.

I'm looking at the Bushwacker Pocket Fenders, the extended ones. Some people seem to love them, some hate them. I'd like to give them a shot.

Mainly though, I'm wondering if I have enough wheel and tire to fill them out. Tires are 35x12.50R17LT. I'm not sure on the backspacing on my rims; they were on there when I got this Jeep.

Here is a shot down the body how it sits now. The tires stick out a little from factory coverage. Just wondering if they'll get swallowed up and look tiny with the extended pocket fenders.



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Unread 01-23-2015, 01:00 PM   #2
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I can't see the picture but I do know that plastic fenders, especially wider variants of them don't do well on jeeps that see a lot of tight trails and those fenders look out of place on jeeps that I have seen around here. Just my .02
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Unread 01-23-2015, 01:02 PM   #3
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I don't know what the "new" ones measure, but mine would only sit even with my 33.6/75x16 inch Hankooks, if

I used 1.5" Spidertrax spacers-

Now my "Pocket" flares are for sale, but I won't ship them and my spacers are almost sold-so

I'm in Calif. now and my jeeps in Nevada, so I can't measure, but I remember the front "Pocket" flares are 15" out from the body !

Here's a shot/w spacers



However if you're using 35" whatevers, thet will probably rub on the "pockets" if you go off-road-mine did and even though I relieved them--it wasn't enough, so I've gone to MCE "flatties"/w new tires !

Good luck

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Unread 01-23-2015, 01:21 PM   #4
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that looks ok to me. I can see the pic. Some states you would have to go to the huge pocket flairs. Off road the less jeep that sticks out the better, more tire. I run 3" narrow PS and a lot of tire sticks out and my off set is about 1" more, another jeep can pull up on one easy. But here it is not a issue. Even in our near local states Like Cali and Utah i have never been ticked.

They would keep water mud from flinging, might as well add mud flaps as well, some states i would guess mandate as well if to much tire is showing.
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Unread 01-23-2015, 01:32 PM   #5
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Heh Heh, YUP, the "pocket" flates will cut down the mud sling on OTHER vehicles, but-

They won't keepit off yours-that

Takes mud flaps or "flow Interrupters" like mine, but

Thats another story I've told 8/10 times !

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Unread 01-23-2015, 01:55 PM   #6
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I don't think they're required here in OK, I just like them for the looks.

I don't spend a whole lot of time in tight places or rocky trails. Most of my off-roading is plowing through muddy areas and streams and stuff to get back to my hunting areas.
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Unread 01-23-2015, 02:49 PM   #7
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The pocket flares, to me, look bulky on the JK's but to each his own. I think those are around the same width of the factory one or just slightly wider. I know my Rugged Ridge All Terrain fenders are narrower than stock so my tires stick out more than they did before.

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Unread 01-23-2015, 03:10 PM   #8
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YUP, mine got bulkier and bulkier, so


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I don't know what the "new" ones measure, but mine would only sit even with my 33.6/75x16 inch Hankooks, if

I used 1.5" Spidertrax spacers-

Now my "Pocket" flares are for sale, but I won't ship them and my spacers are almost sold-so

I'm in Calif. now and my jeeps in Nevada, so I can't measure, but I remember the front "Pocket" flares are 15" out from the body !

Here's a shot/w spacers



However if you're using 35" whatevers, thet will probably rub on the "pockets" if you go off-road-mine did and even though I relieved them--it wasn't enough, so I've gone to MCE "flatties"/w new tires !

Good luck

JIMBO
I changed to MCE GenIII-


As you can see, without spacers--the tires do stick out

Thats OK where my jeep lives-

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Unread 01-23-2015, 03:43 PM   #9
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Im a fan of the Bushwacker flats.
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