Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com and this is my review of the Barricade Rear Fenders fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJs. Now, there is a front version of these flares available, however, they require you to cut-up your factory fenders while these ones are bolt on. Now, there are really two schools of thought when it comes to metal fender flares like these ones and those are that a metal flare will hold up a lot better to making contact with off-road obstacles. So, it's better to have a metal flare than a plastic one, which would otherwise bend or break. While the other side says that a classic flare while it may bend or break, will transfer a hard impact from the metal flares into the body of the jeep causing a much more expensive repair.
So, it really depends on which school of thought you subscribe to. If you're looking for a set of metal tubular flares, these barricade once are going to be less expensive than some of the other ones on the market. And in my opinion, they look pretty good. A flare like this will increase your up-travel a little bit on your Jeep. However, on a TJ the up-travel isn't as much limited by the fender flare itself as by the actual metal wheel lodge. So, this will definitely give you that more hard-core off-road look, to provide a very solid player, like we talked about, versus a plastic flare. And if that's what you're looking for and also to save a little bit of money over the top brands, I would recommend taking a look at these flares.
These flares are made from 31/16 inch steel plate and 2-inch diameter, .12inches wall thickness tube steel. They're covered in textured black powder coat finish that will help to resist rust and corrosion. And it also looks really good with your after-market cheap parts and O-ye black plastics accents. This will provide about three inches of tire coverage, so depending on the width of your tire and the backspacing of your wheels, these may not be legal in your area. So, that's something to check out. These are really designed for off-road use. These flares are designed to be completely bolt on, which makes installation easy. They include all the hardware necessary to get them installed. Like I said, these are designed to be completely bolt on so installation is pretty easy.
The first step in getting these bolted-up is to unbolt and remove your factory plastic fender flares. They're held on with bolts that go through the plastic flare into a nut struts that's in the body of the jeep. Unfortunately, sometimes depending on how rusty your Jeep is, those nut struts can want to spin. You can get to the back of some of them to hold on to them with a pair of pliers but there are other ones that you can't get to the back of. So, I will definitely recommend spraying a very good penetrating oil before you get started. Once you have all those bolts removed and your factory flares are off, you can go to bolting these ones in their place. All you have to do is hold them up and use the included hardware to get them attached to the Jeep. The whole installation process shouldn't take you more than about two hours and you won't need any specialty tools, just a socket set. There are a few different metal fender flare options out there on the market. And this is going to be one of the less expensive once. And while the welds aren't quite a clean or the finish might not be quite as perfect as some of those others, if you're somebody who takes your jeep off-road and you expect to be rubbing these on off-road obstacles, I think these are really nice options.
If you're going to be staying on the road, and you're really doing this just for the look, maybe you take a look at one of the more expensive metal flare options. So, whether you are looking to add some additional clearance, you want that aggressive off-road open wheel weld look or you're looking to match your front metal fender flares and barricade, this is an option that is going to be less expensive than some of the other ones on the market and fits and looks really good. So, that's my review of the Barricade Rear Fenders fitting on all 1997 to 2006 TJ's, which you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
Extra Clearance And Protection.
Increase the tire clearance of your TJ Wrangler by replacing your stock fenders with a set of Barricade Off-Road Rear Fenders. These rear fenders not only increase tire clearance, but also help protect your Wranglers paint and body panels from brush, stones, and other trail hazards with use of a three inch tube style flare.Durable Steel Construction.
Manufactured from heavy duty 3/16" steel sheet and 2" x 0.120" steel tubing for strength and durability, these Barricade Off-Road Rear Fenders are completed in a two stage finish using epoxy pre-coating and high-grade textured wrinkle black powder coating for aggressive good looks and long lasting corrosion resistance.Straight Forward Simple Installation.
This set of two Barricade Off-Road Off Road Fenders are simple and straight forward to install, but will require some minor modification to stock fenders for proper installation.Application.
These Barricade Off-Road Rear Fenders are specifically designed for use on all 1997 to 2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ models. Includes driver and passenger side. Intended for off road use only.
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- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
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