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seeking the Skunkworks fender flare look; opinions sought before the effort begins...

So, I really dig the look of those two or three Skunkworks / Mopar Underground rigs like "Jeep JT" or "Lower-Forty" and, as I have been wheeling quite a bit harder ( it's a progression to more advanced trail and difficulties , to me anyway) lately and while I never rub any place since the 3" Synergy coil spring install , I ultimately plan on moving to some 36" Maxxis or IROKs as my next tire choice once the 35" STTs wear down past 33" ...
I plan on regearing this winter to 4.88s and I am thinking I'll stubbify the OEM bumper until I save enough for a Synergy front with the trail bar surround...
I have been taping-up my flares and bumper this past few weekends and mocking up the proposed trimming to steal the Mopar Underground Jeeps front fenders . In the edit photo you maybe cant tell but I would trim the rear along it's edge line ( already gutted in real life the lining)

I suppose I just want some opinions or input on what I am looking at doing.....I have the current OEM setting image beside an edited "proposed mod" version in below image .....I think it looks better . I have no solution for the turn signal lights as of now....just a jigsaw , a grinder, a soldering iron and some desire......
gimme some feedback, guys .....
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>>> EDIT HERE for URL to the comparison image I had to pull for attachment space requirements of another post made me have to delete the initial photo in this post:

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I have no idea what you are talking about... but if you are interested in trimming your factory flares.. go for it. I trimmed mine three years ago as a temporrary mod and still rock them !

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I have no idea what you are talking about... but if you are interested in trimming your factory flares.. go for it. I trimmed mine three years ago as a temporrary mod and still rock them !
it seems I fail miserably at getting my point across when using a forum ,lol.
I am familiar with trimming but specifically want the look of several Jeep concept vehicle fenders like these ...
http://imgur.com/DjtAJ6O.jpg
http://imgur.com/J7V5kwh
http://imgur.com/CH3bpTu

just wanting to see if they look too subtle for the effort required ...thanks for input


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They definetly look better in the second shot imo.

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If you're looking to get the look of the pictures flares you'll have to get around the side markers. you won't be able to get that flat look with those lights in the way.
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Yep I think you nailed it. Probably have to fill the chunk of light hole that will be left. As for keeping a side marker, the little rectangular trailer light tucked up in there looks good to me.

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I'm using these for my marker:

http://shop.poisonspyder.com/LED-Tur.../41-02-075.htm

I say go-for it! If you don't like how they come out, getting another set of fenders is easy, as many just throw them away when upgrading.


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They definetly look better in the second shot imo.

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thanks for the feedback; I am gonna do it. I "slept on it" and like them better that way.


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Yep I think you nailed it. Probably have to fill the chunk of light hole that will be left. As for keeping a side marker, the little rectangular trailer light tucked up in there looks good to me.
I am going to go just a tad-bit higher than the concept Jeeps; Like, RIGHT on edge of top of the turn indication light. I appreciate all your feedback; that is what I sought.....


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Run a line of tape and step back and check it out, adjust accordingly til you have the desired look, that way you can get a pretty good idea with the tape of what the end result will be.

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Run a line of tape and step back and check it out, adjust accordingly til you have the desired look, that way you can get a pretty good idea with the tape of what the end result will be.
ive done so three times; I have even used built up dust and wiped off the part that would be the cut after measuring it and still think they (Mopar)are using some mold that excludes the turn indicator because where the light assembly is is right where they have a critical turn down angle and if I match it perfectly there would be a semi circle it that spot. It is hard to explain and to be honest, if ya check my images, these 35" ( now after 8,000 miles more like 34") stuff right up into my wheel ( Thanks to PIG's and other member suggestions, I have my bumpstops perfect right now) well without the slightest touch of front fender. The only time I get ANY rub is at max stuff with front hard turned to full ; the front right will slightly meet the front bumper wing so it is getting hacked today*.

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