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post #1 of 28 Old 04-07-2010, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Fender Flares

Yes i know this is brought up every other day prob post on post!! But here it goes, I WANT fender flares, i have a budget of $500 to $750 to find flares for my jeep. My first thought was the xenon narrow flares, but then thought maybe i should go with steel ones? I want that narrow look considering i don't deal with alot of rain in Arizona, I will also be doing the install myself, but i cant imagine its to hard. I want to hear your 2cents, chime in!! my Lod bumper is right around the corner


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post #2 of 28 Old 04-07-2010, 09:16 PM
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Bro I have had 3 set of flares on my Jeep......stock, Xenon narrow and finally Poison Spyder steel flares.

The Xenon's functioned great but had poor overal fitment. They came out of the box warped though were easy to install. I love my PSC flares and for somewhat in your budget, would make a great choice!

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Ive seen your jeep at the airpark jeep jam, youve changed alot since, nice jeep, i know im gonna powdercoat them, i will look into it and see what kind of numbers i can get!! Thanks


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Ive seen your jeep at the airpark jeep jam, youve changed alot since, nice jeep, i know im gonna powdercoat them, i will look into it and see what kind of numbers i can get!! Thanks
lol...that Airpark Jeep Jam is what changed my Jeep life....AZ Suntops hooked me up with Katzkin who did my interior and next thing I knew....SEMA!

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I would go with the new bushwacker flares. I have them on mine and I love them. They give you so much room its crazy and they arent to hard to install.
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The bushwacker ones are on the cheaper side!!The only thing is, is that they do look wide, i like that narrow agressive tire sticking out of the side look more narrow ones give you


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What about just cutting your stock ones...best mod i've done for the money so far.

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showth...ht=fender+chop
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The bushwacker ones are on the cheaper side!!The only thing is, is that they do look wide, i like that narrow agressive tire sticking out of the side look more narrow ones give you
Mine are on order.
I should have them in a couple weeks.
I'll let you know and you can take a look at them.

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I love my River Raiders and I got mine in full width but I have a little more backspacing than most so they almost look like the narrow ones.
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x2 on the PSC (if you can stretch your budget about 150).

Almost everyone that sees them wants a set and what other tubes can support the weight of a Jeep parked on top? Mine have taken some solid hits and while gashed up like a three dollar hooker from Inglewood, they keep working the dirt streets like its a hot night in crack town.

The other steel options out there are nice as well (depends on the look you like)... but none are as strong and I believe all of them cost more. The plastic ones are okay... but once you bust them up in your first shopping cart incident at the mall, you'd have bought a set of steel tubes.
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I think you need to see the pic of Posion Spyder parking a Jeep on top of their front fender and you will be sold.

Found them, Post #2:
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18629

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not sure why you want flares but if its for a looks type of thing just grab a sawzall and fire away. You can make them look however you want and if you take your time and put some work into it people will think ya bought them, trust me I have gotten a lot of comments. You also get a ton more clearance to boot.





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There are pros and cons to both.
BW Flats no drilling and pop off when hit hard enough like the stock ones.
Metal tube type do not pop off.
The metal ones can cause the fender it is bolted to bend if hit hard enough.
More drilling into the body.
Paint required or some type of coating.
I personally would rather re-attach mine on the trail if they pop off and not have to hammer something out to continue on my trip.
That is my perspective of them.

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There are pros and cons to both.
BW Flats no drilling and pop off when hit hard enough like the stock ones.
Metal tube type do not pop off.
The metal ones can cause the fender it is bolted to bend if hit hard enough.
More drilling into the body.
Paint required or some type of coating.
I personally would rather re-attach mine on the trail if they pop off and not have to hammer something out to continue on my trip.
That is my perspective of them.
Again, see my previous post on the PSC flares. I dont think they are going to cause body damage when hit.
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I personally would rather re-attach mine on the trail if they pop off and not have to hammer something out to continue on my trip.
That is my perspective of them.
Do you have metal tube flares and have come to this result through experience?

Just saying.
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I love my River Raiders and I got mine in full width but I have a little more backspacing than most so they almost look like the narrow ones.


I agree i have the River raiders aswell. they are alittle more than you want to spend but worth every penny. and you get them 2.5 narrower than stock.
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Good discussion. My stock fender chops decided to go hang-gliding off the jeep on I-15 doing 75mph on my way back from Calico.

Even though some club members and myself did have fun playing reality-Frogger on the freeway to retrieve said run-away fenders, I am taking a serious look at some tube ones now. Those stock fenders, even trimmed ones, come off super easy after a day of hitting canyon walls and being stuffed with more rubber than WayofLife's booty-hole.

Ive seen Abendx try his out against an embankment on BC109, so I'm convinced that the PSC ones don't mind being bitch-slapped by the trail.
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Do you have metal tube flares and have come to this result through experience?

Just saying.
No I do not have them
But I have seen them come into our shop with them with damage done.
Both TJs and JKs.
Like I stated it is my personal preference and opinion.

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Are the PSC more narrow then the stock? They look like it but then again everything is gonna look narrow next to JPTwins jeep with his 41" tires
And i would need to get them powder coated close to my LoD bumper


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Ive seen Abendx try his out against an embankment on BC109, so I'm convinced that the PSC ones don't mind being bitch-slapped by the trail.
Shhhh.... that was a super secret mall we were at that day. You saw me hit a shopping cart.

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No I do not have them
But I have seen them come into our shop with them with damage done.
Both TJs and JKs.
Like I stated it is my personal preference and opinion.
Cool... you do have experience then. I just think lots of people have seen WayOfGay's opinion and that is what they think.

Maybe I have been lucky with mine... or maybe the PSC tubes are just way better than the others? Like I said... I have taken some hard hits.

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Are the PSC more narrow then the stock? They look like it but then again everything is gonna look narrow next to JPTwins jeep with his 41" tires
And i would need to get them powder coated close to my LoD bumper
I think the PSC tubes are stock width. I am running 4" of backspacing, so my rubber sticks out a little. When I was running stock rims with 1.5" spacers, the tires were flush with the edges of the tubes.

I know powder coating looks cool and all... I'd not do it if I were you, unless you don't plan on wheeling.... I'd be pissed if I spent a couple hundred dollars to powder coat and then scratched them. Rattle can is your friend and I buy it by the case.
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Does anyone have pictures of the PSC flares on a stock jeep? I'd like to see the factory width if someone has pictures. I'd appreciate it!

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Does anyone have pictures of the PSC flares on a stock jeep? I'd like to see the factory width if someone has pictures. I'd appreciate it!
Yes, i would like to see also, atleast on a jeep running 35's which is what im running, since my bumper is on the way im eager tio pull the trigger on these too


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I have mine on order right now so when they show up it will be a stock jeep with PSC fenders on it. I am looking for the pic with a jeep parked on top of the installed flare to post up.

edit: Found it!

here is the link. this should help if you dont think they are strong.
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showth...+spyder+flares

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Are these still the best tube flares ?
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Bro I have had 3 set of flares on my Jeep......stock, Xenon narrow and finally Poison Spyder steel flares.

The Xenon's functioned great but had poor overal fitment. They came out of the box warped though were easy to install. I love my PSC flares and for somewhat in your budget, would make a great choice!

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