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post #1 of 9 Old 06-08-2011, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Rugged Ridge Flat Flares Owners...Please Post!!

This is a call for those of you who have the Rugged Ridge Flat Fenders Flares. Please post your opinion about the flares and more important, please post some pictures.

I haven't got any luck searching for pictures and reviews on the internet. The photos on the Rugged Ridge page don't show or say much.

In a forum (I donít remember which forum) a person posted a negative comment, complaining that the flares flop while driving on the highway. The only reply he got from rugged ridges was them asking for him to send a PM.

Thank you ahead of time for your input!
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I don't have them, but they look just like cut flares. Why not just cut them on your own and save the $$? I like my bushwackers and they look alot better than the Rugged ridge, in my opinion.

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Thank you for your reply. Before I saw the Rugged Ridge, I was thinking about the Bushwackers. But I am not to crazy about the front angle cut on the Bushacker. And to answer your question, the reazon I don't cut mine is because I've been told that the Rugged Ridge type are stronger. I've never seen them. That's why I've posted this thread to get other people opinions.

I started the thread a couple days ago and you're the only one who has replied. Which leads to believe that they aren't that many people there with Rugged Ridge. If I don't hear from anyone, I will probably do what you did and buy the Bushwacker.

Thank you once again!
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Thank you for your reply. Before I saw the Rugged Ridge, I was thinking about the Bushwackers. But I am not to crazy about the front angle cut on the Bushacker. And to answer your question, the reazon I don't cut mine is because I've been told that the Rugged Ridge type are stronger. I've never seen them. That's why I've posted this thread to get other people opinions.

I started the thread a couple days ago and you're the only one who has replied. Which leads to believe that they aren't that many people there with Rugged Ridge. If I don't hear from anyone, I will probably do what you did and buy the Bushwacker.

Thank you once again!
Yeah, I haven't seen too many people with those flares and really didn't even know they existed until I saw this post Most here (myself included) are going to be of the opinion that if moving away from stock or cut fenders, you may as well spend the money on something that is more structurally sound and is going to help protect the vehicle. Bushwackers aren't going to give you anything except improved aesthetics. That's a lot of money spent on looks alone IMO.

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I have these on mine and for the price they are a good option. Yes they are cheap and flap a little on the highway, but for under $300 what do you expect. All of the aluminum and steel versions are going to cost you $1000 plus.

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Agreed....cut the stock fenders. You can always spend the money afterward if you don't like the results. I cut mine but I also cut the supports on the front so that I could still use them. Very little flap at highway speeds and still moderately sturdy. I can still set just about anything on the fender if I want. If you want it stronger, go with the higher end flares. If you want it to just look better, go with RR. If you want a middle ground...for about $15...cut them.

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Agreed....cut the stock fenders. You can always spend the money afterward if you don't like the results. I cut mine but I also cut the supports on the front so that I could still use them. Very little flap at highway speeds and still moderately sturdy. I can still set just about anything on the fender if I want. If you want it stronger, go with the higher end flares. If you want it to just look better, go with RR. If you want a middle ground...for about $15...cut them.
Thank you very much for your reply. I am doing for looks. After seing a few photos on another site, I'm sold on the RR, plus I'm afraid to cut the stock one and ruin them. I think I rather sell them and put the money towards the RR.

By the way, do you have photos of your cut ones?

Again, thank you very much for your input.
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Anyone have any pictures of these rugged ridge flats?
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They suck, don't get em. One hit on the trail and I broke one of mine. Flaps like a mofo on the highway too. I ditched mine after 4 months. Couldn't stand them.

Smittybilt makes metal flares for $270 shipped on amazon. A much better option. I have them now and love them.

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