Fender Flares - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 12-19-2007, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
Granite Guru
 
Big Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Age: 47
Posts: 178
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews
Fender Flares

Anyone have any pro's and con's on Xenon Fender Flares vs Bushwacker. I see there is a $150 dollar difference. But how about install and looks...


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Big Chris is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 12-19-2007, 06:32 PM
JKO Addict!
 
RotorHead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dacula, Georgia
Age: 52
Posts: 3,201
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

Personally I don't like the Bushwackers, but that's just me. I think they are too big and bulky. They also don't appear to give you any more tire clearance than stock.

I do like the Xenon's, but I would order the new narrow ones unless you have a law in your state that requires fenders to come out past the tires. The Xenon fenders will give you additional tire clearance.
RotorHead is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 12-20-2007, 04:56 AM
Rock God
 
BigO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Denver, NC
Age: 52
Posts: 1,158
Feedback: 0 reviews

I'm not a fan of the Bushwacker flares for the JKs either. Those thinks look huge...way too much plastic. Also, they're not flexible like the Xenon flares. I had a set of Xenons on my TJ and they could take a beating and come back for more.

'07 Rubicon
BigO is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 Old 12-20-2007, 09:26 AM
Granite Guru
 
93country's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maple Rige BC
Posts: 123
Feedback: 0 reviews

I would say Xenon, those bushwackers are soo prone to cracking under stress.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
93country is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 12-20-2007, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
Granite Guru
 
Big Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Age: 47
Posts: 178
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

Thanks, I think I am leaning toward the xenon. Plus they are a lot cheaper, $150 bucks.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Big Chris is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 12-25-2007, 08:47 AM
Granite Guru
 
Poor Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: pcola
Age: 42
Posts: 102
Feedback: 0 reviews

they're both hard plastic. you're likely to crack the crap out of them or rip 'em off entirely in a NH forest...


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Poor Boy is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 12-25-2007, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
Granite Guru
 
Big Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Age: 47
Posts: 178
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

Need to cover the tires with something, need to keep with the regs up here


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Big Chris is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 12-25-2007, 01:20 PM
Granite Guru
 
luigi0523's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: GOLDEN, COLORADO
Posts: 401
Feedback: 0 reviews

I had the Bushwackers on my TJ and they cracked around some of the mounting holes. I was very careful and mounted them correctly and never banged them on anything to cause them to crack.
I'd try the Xenons If I were you, the plastic seems to be less brittle and more pliable.
IMO steel tube fenders are not a good choice, as the JK frontal sheetmetal is so flimsy if you banged a tube fender into a rock or tree I believe you could experience main body damage. I'd much rather break a little plastic.

WHEN in DOUBT, GAS-IT !

EARTH FIRST! We'll JEEP the other planets later!
luigi0523 is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 12-25-2007, 05:04 PM
Granite Guru
 
Roklimo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 445
Feedback: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Chris View Post
Need to cover the tires with something, need to keep with the regs up here
Live Free or Die...

2012 JKUR Bright White
EVO Enforcer 4" w King 2.0's
37" Toyo Open Country MT's
Roklimo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome