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post #1 of 7 Old 03-01-2015, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Help settling my internal debate?

I am sure someone else on here has had this same debate but I would love a little help deciding and would love it if you happen to have personal experience and/or pictures to go along with your opinion.

I like the look of the stock fender flares with the AEV front bumper. I think the lines just look cleaner than many other options. However, since I am going to a 37 with a 3.5" RK lift, I know that for off road use, I would be better served with flat fenders.

To be clear, I am running a recently purchased 2015 JKU Rubicon that will be getting a 3.5" RK XFactor lift, 37" MTRK on 17" XD Addicts (4.5" BS).

The debate is basically both cosmetic and capabilities. Let me know your opinion.

First option - AEV front bumper with stock flares, Teraflex HD carrier and (haven't decided on rear bumper yet but likely still the same as below).

Second option - PSC Brawler MID Front Bumper with Brawler Bar, PSC JK Front Crusher Flares - Standard Width (Aluminum), Teraflex HD carrier, and PSC RockBrawler II Rear Bumper.

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You will rub offroad with first option on bumper let alone flares.

With 37s and stock flares I could get by but the bigger issue was the front bumper that cleared 35's didn't clear 37's and I had to trim it to get it to work. I don't see you being able to do that with the arb bumper.

I have to say option 2 but not about the flares as main reason. It's the bumper clearance issue with option 1 that makes that option sink IMO.

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37" tires are gonna rub the factory fenders. I would go with something like the Bushwacker flat fender flair and a Rock Hard Stubby front bumper prepped for a winch.
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37" tires are gonna rub the factory fenders. I would go with something like the Bushwacker flat fender flair and a Rock Hard Stubby front bumper prepped for a winch.
I had bushwackers and now xenon. I prefer bushwackers but need the width of xenons to prevent getting tickets in British Columbia. If I moved to Texas I would get a set of bushwackers again.

Bushwacker make these flares wider! Good for 4.5" bs wheels is ideal

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Bushwacker flares are hella stiff though...I've watched them bend a 2 door tub when they were leaned into a rock. And not even a hard hit, just a lean... I'd opt for MCE flares, if you decide to go with the flat flares.

And 37's will fit under stock flares, no worries...you're going to be running a shitload of bump stop though. Depends which way that you want to go with your build. Do you actually need 37's, and are you prepared to do all of the other shit required to make them work? Full width bumper, factory flares, or stubby bumper with flat flares... all up to you. JCR makes a really nice full width bumper that should fit 37's without too much fuss, too.

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re:Help settling my internal debate?

all of the above are good sggts;
I have the Basic DX front bmpr from ExpeditionOne that offers side wings that are movable for stubby wheeling needs (and allow OEM fogs or whtever in the wings )and I have made room for upcoming 37"s via oem fender trim. Just giving options.


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