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Trailmods Flare install

Ok so Im switching form Xenon flares to Trailmods removable flares.....

The install was super simple and required minimal tools.

Here is what the contents of the box look like



Here are some before shots to show to show the tire coverage with the Xenons...






Now your gonna want to remove your factory flares. Im my case Remove the Xenons.








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I started with the rear installation. Being that I had the Xenons already the Jeep had nutzerts in all the mounting holes. So instead of drilling them out I decided to replace the plastic clips that come on the Trailmods flares and use 1/4 bolts on all the holes. This was a logical solution because 1/3 of the clips were damaged during shipping.





If you used the supplied hardware you will have to install 3 nutserts per side and they DO NOT require drilling of your Jeep and are aluminum so the crush rater easily.

Here is a photo of the rear with the outer flare installed.



The Front is just as easy. You install the provided bracket using factory hardware. This requires cutting some of the factory fender support off but if needed it could be done with a hack saw. I chose the easier less labor intensive method.





The front also goes on with the plastic clips and 4 bolts IIRC. So installation took a matter of seconds.



And you continue with the same steps for the other side.

Yes it is that simple.......

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Ok so now the good and the not so good........


I really like the idea of these and hopefully ill use them for the intended purpose. But im pretty sure ill be running around with just the inner fenders 99% of the time. I would like to see Trailmods make a narrower version for street use. I had a few issues with fasteners that were damaged during shipping but extras were included in the package of hardware. So that wasn't a huge issue. There are a few fitment issues that im going to let trailmods know about because to me would be a deciding factor on future purchases.

On a great note FINALLY somebody gets it and included 100% COLOR instructions not that the install was complicated but its nice to see what the manufacturer wants you to see.

Here are some of the minor fitment issues.

Driver side front:



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Looks good
I'm so tempted to pick up a set
But being that I've had
bushwacker pockets trashed them
Used xenon flats (in the garage kinda beat)
And currently running the
$300 special on the bushwacker flats
I don't have it in me to buy another set
Looking forward to seeing how they hold up

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Here are some final shots.


Front view with driverside outer flare removed


Rear view with driverside outer flare removed






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Nice work Dirty.
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Thanks, we also mangaged to get the xenons installed on Chris Hansens rig and enjoyed a few beers and sonic lunch all before noon. Life is good......

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Could the lip of the "inner" flare be trimmed down without issue?


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Could the lip of the "inner" flare be trimmed down without issue?
Most definitely. I more than likely will be doing some trimming to round off the edges a bit anyhow.

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Cool
That's been my issue with them from the first time I saw them.
When they're off they look a little like someone stuck cj flares on there or something. Can't quite put my finger on it.


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It was my first time at Sonic.....glad I could have my first time with the good Doctor.

The fenders do look good....and I can't wait to see them after some trimming. I would probably roll with just the inners until the police said I couldn't.

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Here are some pics with them removed.











Here is pic of the front latch and the factory side marker..



Here is the rubber straps that secure the rear fenders


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Here are some outside fully fendered pics






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One place that Im def going to trim is the rear opening of the front flare, it just seems way to wide for me.


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I like them and some minor trimming would be okay. The ability to easily remove for trail use has real world use built in. I like that. They look good both ways.
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What are you going to do with your old flares.......Would you be interested in selling the Xenon flares?
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What are you going to do with your old flares.......Would you be interested in selling the Xenon flares?
Chris Hansen snagged them already

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I think I just fell in love with these fenders!!!! I didn't like them until this thread!!!! Thank you!!! Haha


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nice work Scott

I too mentioned to TrailMods that installing those plastic clips in the fenders prior to shipping was a bad idea as I had MANY of them that were broken when I received them.

For you guys that don't have to worry about the fender laws a narrower fender would be cool for street use.


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Here is one of the first areas on the cut list
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These look like they will cover 37/1250 tires!


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Yeah pretty sure they'll cover them. I'm running 37x12.50x17

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Nice write up, those look better than I expected, even pre trimming.
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