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Unread 03-30-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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Taking the fenders off

Hey guys. I was thinking about taking my fenders off on my Sahara. Is there any way to take then completely off and still look good? I like the look just don't want to see the indent and bolt holes. Thanks

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Unread 03-30-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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You can cover the rear with armor. Don't know of any armor for the front ones though, you could run some flat fenders on there. I run flat fronts with no flairs in the rear on my sahara.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 08:26 PM   #3
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I like the look of that. I'm sure I can make some armor for the front out of some aluminum.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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I ran mine that way for a few months. I blacked out the area with rattle cans. If you drive on the street it may well get you a citation. Here in AZ no one cares. In NY might not be so easy.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 09:34 PM   #5
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Yeah maybe. Looks like I'm going to find out the hard way lol
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Unread 03-30-2013, 09:43 PM   #6
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i did mine with no fenders for about 3 weeks and honestly it just looked like *** lol so i put them back on
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Unread 03-30-2013, 09:54 PM   #7
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Yeah I'm just testing it out lol. Seems like it could look good if done right.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 09:55 PM   #8
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just make sure you want to commit to that before you start cutting sheetmetal and braces and stuff because once you cut stuff off its a done deal
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Unread 03-31-2013, 08:45 AM   #9
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Cut em to flats. Simple to do, lots of clearance,looks good and will give you the finished look too. You could always score a set of take offs and cut those so you don't mess with yours. You'd just need a second set of front fender liners if you wanted to go back to stock.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 08:55 AM   #10
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Ill try that too. Sounds like it could look good. Ill take pictures when I do it and let you guys know what came out better. Thanks
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Unread 03-31-2013, 09:01 AM   #11
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Ill try that too. Sounds like it could look good. Ill take pictures when I do it and let you guys know what came out better. Thanks
YouTube search it. Tons of videos
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Unread 03-31-2013, 11:13 AM   #12
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the trouble with cutting stockers to flats is you are taking a VERY week thing and making it even weaker. I can rip a set of stock fenders off by hand. Cut ones are as easy to rip off as a zip lock bag. The stock flairs are pure JUNK.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 11:21 AM   #13
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They're there to catch debris, not bash trees.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 06:39 PM   #14
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the stock fender flairs are junk, mine is a 2012 and they are already faded.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:27 PM   #15
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the stock fender flairs are junk, mine is a 2012 and they are already faded.
Take a heat gun to em. They'll be good as new. Same issue with all the stock black flares on any jeep . They all fade quickly.

If you're looking for flares that will actually support the weight of the vehicle pressed against a tree or obstacle, go with metal fenders. Stock flares, cut or not will provide 0 protection for the Jeeps body. They're only made to act like mud flaps
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