(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
These wide fender flares are for those of you that have a 1997 to 2006 TJ that are looking to replace those factory fender flares with ones that are gonna be a little bit wider to cover a wider tire or a wheel with a little bit less backspacing. In some places, you'll need a wider flare in order to remain legal on the road and in some cases, you just want that extra tire coverage to keep the tires from throwing junk up on the side of the Jeep. Whatever your reasoning is, these are going to be otherwise very factory looking flares just a little bit wider. These are gonna be a pretty easy installation and I'm gonna show you how to install them in just a second. So as I mentioned, these are going to be very similar to a factory flare, just a little bit wider. A lot of other aftermarket flares will have a lot of other stuff going on. You can find rivet style or pocket style, you can find them that are wider or narrower, flat flares, or sometimes even metal ones, so a ton of different choices out there. But if you're a big fan of that factory styling, you just want a little bit more tire coverage, this is absolutely the way to go. This is going to be nice and simple, it's going to install very easily and it's going to give you exactly what you're looking for. These flares are also very reasonably priced, at least in my opinion. These are gonna be right around that $130 mark and you're going to get not only the four main flares that you see but also the flare extensions that go directly behind the front tires. So if you're somebody who currently has those installed, you wanna replace those as well, this kit is going to include it. Another nice thing that this kit includes is all of the hardware that you need to get these installed. The installation of this, again, is very, very simple but if you have an older TJ, and let's be honest, even the newer TJs are getting a little bit older, you may have a little bit of rust on your Jeep and you may need to change out some of the hardware in order to get the new flares installed. The good news is this kit includes all of the hardware that you need to get that done. So between the quality, the fit, the fact that these are just a simple factory style but wider flare that comes with all the hardware, make it very worth the cost for these flares. I said a couple of times now that the install is pretty straightforward, let me show you how to do it. So for our installation, we used an 8-millimeter socket on a 3/8 impact. We also needed a 10-millimeter socket to remove the turn signal and a couple of adapters because that was a smaller quarter-inch drive socket. So the first step in this installation is going to be, of course, removing the factory fender flares from the Jeep and the first step in doing that is removing the socket from this turn signal and I do that first so I don't forget about it later. Otherwise, you get to the last bolt on the flare, go to pull it off the Jeep, and you can pull that wire a little bit taut. So just give that socket a quarter turn here, that'll release out of the housing, you can see that here, and we'll just tuck that away in the corner, again, just so we don't damage any of the wiring or the bulb. Now we're free to remove all of the bolts that are holding the fender flare into place. So the way these flares are held on is by bolting through the flare into a nutsert that's in the body of the Jeep. And this is going to be the most difficult part of the uninstallation and installation for some of you that have older TJs and let's face it, even the newest TJ is a little bit older these days. If you have some rust on your Jeep and that bolt is rusted into the nutsert, when you turn the bolt, it can spin the whole nutsert and make things very difficult to get them apart. You may end up having to cut off some of the bolt heads, drill out some the nutserts, reinstall new nutserts. That's all stuff that is a possibility for you depending on how your Jeep is, how much rust it has on it, and how easily things come apart for you. What I will say is go ahead and spray everything with a good penetrating oil well before you get started, maybe spray it a couple of times. If you can get to the backside of some of these, spray that. Some of them are captured, but some you can get to the backside of. Spray everything good, that will make it as easy as possible for you, but do know that if you have some rust, you may end up having to cut and drill out some nutserts. All of that being said, we've recently replaced everything on this Jeep, so that should be nice and easy for us. We're going to be using a pneumatic impact here, a pneumatic socket driver. That's just because it's nice and small. It can get up in these tight places and we're gonna buzz all of these bolts out to get the fender flare off the Jeep. So the first step in the installation of your new flares is to install the turn signal into the flare and it goes in the same way it came out of your factory flare. It's just going to snap into place like so and then that small clip nut will go on right over top. Now that that's done, we can get the flare installed on the Jeep. Get the flare on the Jeep, you have a couple of indexing pins here that go into these holes on the body and then we can go ahead and reinstall all of our factory hardware. Once we have all the bolts tightened down on the main flare there, we can move to the smaller mini flare that goes right here. As you can see, our Jeep didn't have the factory mini flare in this location. Some of you might also be missing that piece. Sometimes people just take them off because they don't like the look of it, or maybe you had a rocker guard installed at one time that covered this area, whatever the case may be, this kit includes all six flares so we're going to install all six of them. We're going to use the same factory style hardware that we used to hold this flare into place and these three nutserts here to bolt this up. Now we can move on to the flare on the rear here and this is going to install in the same way that the front flare did, the only difference is back here, of course, no turn signal. So we're gonna hold this up to the Jeep, probably get a couple of these upper bolts started by hand just to hold everything in place then work from the front to the back putting all the bolts in and tightening them down. Once you have all three pieces installed on one side, you can go ahead and move on to the other side and do the exact same process and that'll finish up the install. So if you are looking for a new set of fender flares that are going to look pretty much like factory ones just a little bit of wider for some more tire coverage, I would recommend this option and you can find it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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March 05, 2020
The fenders fit great, look great and feel great. I recommend using the stock hardware as much as possible because the supplied washers are to small. Definitely worth the price, just reuse stock hardware. Get a a 8mm ratcheting wrench to help with the install. The stock flares are tough to get off.Helpful (0)
October 31, 2019
I needed to guard against flipping up rocks, so needed a wider fender. These were super simple to install. It was nice to have all the hardware come with them as well. I thought they might not be as durable since they are wider, but they are very durable and do the job very well.Helpful (1)
September 22, 2019
These fender flares are sturdy and look sharp. They are relatively easy to install, though some instructions would have been helpful. (Getting the old ones off is challenging, but instructive on installing the new ones.) The only downside is that these new ones have more "holes" for attachment than the ones I removed, so I do not have as many screws as I do holes.Helpful (1)
August 28, 2019
It came in good conditions and it was exactly like the pictureHelpful (1)
July 21, 2019
These are what I was looking for. I wanted a fender that covered my 33x12.5 tires. They keep the mud off. Fit and hardware were great.Helpful (1)
April 16, 2019
Lights not included?
Fenders appear to be of good quality, but marker lights are not included and are shown in the picture. Ad does not indicate that they are not included.Helpful (2)
January 12, 2019
Love my New Fenders!
These guys are awesome! Easy to deal with and I love my new Jeep Fenders!Helpful (2)
January 03, 2019
Great price they look just like the originals!
Came with all of the new hardware and easy to install! Love them!Helpful (4)
November 09, 2018
New fenders look great. Only issue I had with installation was not because of the fenders but because of the fender well liners on the back tires....what a pain that was. Great that it included new hardware. I did purchase wider washers that are closer to the factory size though.Helpful (10)
Is this the bigger fender flare that is sized like the Rubicon / Sahara flare? The stock size is 3.75" and the Rubicon Sahara is about 4.5". I want the larger set, but not 7".
The Crown Automotive Wide Fender Flares are 6 5/8″ Wide.
Looking for wide fender flares to fit 1988 Jeep Wrangler. Will this set fit my jeep? Thanks
These flares will not fit on a 1988 YJ Wrangler. https://www.extremeterrain.com/redrock-4x4-7in-flare-kit-j103868.html#would be a similar product designed for the YJ Wranglers.
(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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