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View Poll Results: should i do flat fenders
yes, psc or river raider 43 43.88%
yes, chop the stock ones 38 38.78%
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post #1 of 71 Old 06-20-2011, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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flat fenders or no



i'm wondering if flat fenders will look weird on my rig. i love the psc ones but am afraid there will be too much fender well until i can get 37s.


if anyone is good at photoshop, feel free to give it a try...i could not get it to look right.
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Heres a quick chop of cut stockers for ya.
I say it looks good

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And just for reference and because we all love posting pictures heres mine on 37's with cut stockers

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Amazing photochop job!

OP: I'd spend my cash at this point on more functional mods. I'd look at sliders, lockers, winch, etc. prior.... but that's me.
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sonic, thanks. if i just glanced that looks real man! i actually like it more than i thought.


abendx, i hear ya on that. this pic was one of the few profile pics i have and it's old. i have added a front bumper, so next is the winch and sliders. i just do not like the factory flares
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Thanks guys haha thats 5 minutes with the clone stamp, nothing special.
The rears look real, the front is a bit wavy but its freehand on a trackpad haha.

I say cut them up.
Theres a thread by me about it here somewhere.
Use a jigsaw with a coarse wood blade and they come out really nice. Dont bother with a dremel except for the really tight areas. Also there is no need to remove them and waste the clips. It can all be done with them on.

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I've been pondering the same thing lately, but I finally decided that I like the stockers. If I ever feel the need I think I'm going to hack before replacing.


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Thanks guys haha thats 5 minutes with the clone stamp, nothing special.
The rears look real, the front is a bit wavy but its freehand on a trackpad haha.

I say cut them up.
Theres a thread by me about it here somewhere.
Use a jigsaw with a coarse wood blade and they come out really nice. Dont bother with a dremel except for the really tight areas. Also there is no need to remove them and waste the clips. It can all be done with them on.
i will hafta check that out. i am nowhere close to a mechanic but i think there are enough writeups on fenders that i could pull it off. i like the way you did yours

part of me still loves the psc fenders, but i know i could get a winch and sliders with that money
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Unless you want to keep the fenders stock for some reason (like maybe if you leased the truck) then I say cut them. It's next to free and like someone else mentioned, you can spend that money on other mods.
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Like the previous posts...chop them stockers up, get sliders, get locked, get a winch. Get the PSC after you have some more trail ready stuff done. Just don't look at my list because it never ends. I chopped mine with 35's and I'm happy see signature. 37's will make it look even better one day!
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Nothing wrong with a little more wheel up-travel. I think the photochop looks good.

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i think it makes the jeep look higher

i say cut the stockers and go at it!



cut up the front bumper to match it and it looks good.



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this is how the front end looks now...



i like the way yours are cut also pluke. i'm thinkin the blunt, flat cut to the front looks best..if that makes sense


one thing i didnt mention, was it may sit a little lower now with the bumper that weighs 75lb and may go lower with the soon to be winch. the rear is what im worried about being to high as i usually have the trektop on and it dont weigh down the back quite like the good ole hardtop
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this is how the front end looks now...



i like the way yours are cut also pluke. i'm thinkin the blunt, flat cut to the front looks best..if that makes sense


one thing i didnt mention, was it may sit a little lower now with the bumper that weighs 75lb and may go lower with the soon to be winch. the rear is what im worried about being to high as i usually have the trektop on and it dont weigh down the back quite like the good ole hardtop
it's looking good though man. coming along! for the height lost, you can always throw in a spacer in the front because the winch will make it that much lower in the front.


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yeah spacers may be in my future cause i cant stand too much rake


what is everyone using to cut the fenders..what tool is easiest in your opinion?
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yeah spacers may be in my future cause i cant stand too much rake


what is everyone using to cut the fenders..what tool is easiest in your opinion?
i've cut up a a bunch of fenders and the easiest tool was the jigsaw.

check this video of one of our little fender mod parties

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good video!


is there anything in particular you have to do with the pieces underneath the fender, to make it look right?
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Heres a pic of mine on stock fenders/cut 35's and on 37's.

35's


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good video!


is there anything in particular you have to do with the pieces underneath the fender, to make it look right?
well thats your option and choice. heres the thing.

the front and rear have liners.

the rear liner must be taken out.

the front you can choose.

a. run the liner and trim the bracket that needs to be trimmed (this is what i
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Pros: No mud gets flung into your engine department.

b. take out the liner and the bracket all together.

Pros: the engine breathes better. and you avoid the liner ripping into your brake lines (crystler recall).
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37s are virtually essential on an Unlimited due to the breakover. You can do flats, however, with a true 4" lift and proper bumpstops the stock flares are fine with 37s. Frankly, most of the flat fenders being offered either look like the thing's about to take flight, are too heavy or both. Choose carefully with weight in mind. In virtually all cases heavy flares like the PSCs are unnecessary and the added weight is a significant performance inhibitor.
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Heres a pic of mine on stock fenders/cut 35's and on 37's.

35's


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Cut'em!! Good lookin wheels BTW
that first pic of yours and a pic of PBachs was the whole reason i chose these wheels.. love your rig btw.
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well thats your option and choice. heres the thing.

the front and rear have liners.

the rear liner must be taken out.

the front you can choose.

a. run the liner and trim the bracket that needs to be trimmed (this is what i
did)

Pros: No mud gets flung into your engine department.

b. take out the liner and the bracket all together.

Pros: the engine breathes better. and you avoid the liner ripping into your brake lines (crystler recall).
Cons: mud will get all up in your grill
that's gonna be a tough choice. i know i dont want my silver showing behind there or under the flare.. guess i could bedline that
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37s are virtually essential on an Unlimited due to the breakover. You can do flats, however, with a true 4" lift and proper bumpstops the stock flares are fine with 37s. Frankly, most of the flat fenders being offered either look like the thing's about to take flight, are too heavy or both. Choose carefully with weight in mind. In virtually all cases heavy flares like the PSCs are unnecessary and the added weight is a significant performance inhibitor.
good point, and this is my dd


these could make the weight a non issue

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=50503

and i'm not having rubbing issues right now, i just dislike the factory flares that much. if i could do it over again i would do 3-3.5in lift
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that's gonna be a tough choice. i know i dont want my silver showing behind there or under the flare.. guess i could bedline that
my buddy had some flat black spray paint that turns rubbery and we did exactly that on the rear and left the front liner in.

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IMO that looks so much better and cleaner. did you just clean and scuff it a little before you painted?
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I'm too tired to read the whole thread ...I'd get aluminum. Nemesis or wait for Poison Spyder. As strong as steel, no, but much better than plastic and way lighter than steel. JMHO.

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