(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Hey, what's up guys? I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain, and today I'm here with the Deegan 38 fender flares with LED lighting fitting your '07 to '18 Wrangler JK. These are gonna be for anyone looking to upgrade all four fender flares to a stronger steel set-up for not only a more aggressive appearance, but some functional durability. These things are not only gonna be stronger than stock, but they're gonna be more appealing and they're gonna add some clearance. This is great for when you're running larger tires. These things are built to handle trail rash and debris on those tough trails while keeping the body of your Jeep relatively safer.Now, these come as a complete kit with lights making for a relatively easy install. There is some drilling and wiring required. However, the wiring is plug-and-play and the drilling is pretty straightforward. This is gonna be one of your most affordable options with lighting on the site at around $600 with some of the other kits costing up to twice as much. I think for the construction and durability, you're getting a great deal. As far as install goes, I'm gonna give this a two out of three wrenches since you can install this in around two and a half hours using simple hand tools. Now, with that being said, let's hop into the install.To begin this installation, we're gonna need to first remove our stock fender flare. We're gonna start with this driver one up here. So we have a few 10 millimeter bolts and a couple of pushpins, and then we'll have to disconnect this light, but then we'll be able to pull the fender off with the inner fender liner. And there's gonna be one hidden in this hole back here.So now that we have all the hardware out, the next thing we're gonna have to do before we rip this fender off is disconnect this light. So, you're gonna press in on this little tab and that's gonna release the plug. You can unplug that. Now, it is attached to the fender, so you're gonna need to pull down on that and then pull this little retaining ring out of there. But once that's loose, we're ready to rip this off.So once you get the six bolts out and the wiring harness is disconnected for the marker light, we're gonna go ahead and start with this bottom side and just rip it off the Jeep. So to get these remaining clips out, we're gonna squeeze the tabs on the back side. That's gonna force them inward and then this clip will just pop right out.So now that we have the front uninstalled, we're ready to uninstall the rear. Now, the rear is just a series of pushpins. So we're gonna get all those out and then get that one off as well. So we're gonna start with these back one's here. We're gonna use a trim panel removal tool or clip tool and we just wanna pop those out. You have a little sneaky one up here. Another little sneaky one up here.So once you have all the pop clips removed retaining the inner fender liner, you're ready to pull the fender flare off. Do the same thing that we did for the front. Then you're gonna do the same thing for the other side. Next we're gonna unplug our light. You can just squeeze this tab in there. That's gonna allow you to disconnect the connector.So we have our stock fender flare uninstalled. We're just about ready to install our new Deegan 38 fender flares. However, since I have both of these next to each other, I just wanna do a little comparison and go over some of the features. The first thing I'd like to point out is this stock fender flare is plastic. Now, it's not very strong and it tends to bend and break especially when you rub up against things on the trails and in colder weather, not only that, but because its bulky design, it's not gonna allow for too much tire-to-fender clearance and articulation when you start running larger tires. If you want something that's gonna add a little more protection, you're gonna wanna upgrade to something like this, which is a heavy duty steel fender flare and it has a powder coating. So this is gonna not only protect the side of your Jeep, whether you're kicking up road debris or you're bumping into trees, but it's gonna help it withstand the elements. Now, this is a little smaller than the stock and it's not as wide, so it's gonna give your Jeep an aggressive and sleek look.Now, another nice feature of this kit is it comes with LED lighting. This is not only gonna make for a quick plug-and-play install but you're not gonna have to source light since we're removing that marker light. Another nice feature about those LED lights is it's gonna give you a stylish appearance and it's gonna make it easier to be seen at night. Now, with that being said, we do have some holes to drill and get some Nutserts installed, so let's hop into this install.To get these front fenders installed, we're gonna have to drill some of these holes out so we can install Nutserts. We're gonna drill out six of these holes skipping this hole here and ending up at that back one there. So we're gonna start with this first one. So we're gonna use a 25/64-inch drill bit to drill these six holes out. Next one, we're gonna drill this one out. Now, we're gonna skip this hole and drill this one out. We're gonna drill this one out as well. And then the last one we're gonna drill out for a Nutsert is going to be this one, which is the third hole up from the bottom. So now that we have all six of our holes drilled, we're ready to install our Nutserts. Now, they do provide you with a Nutsert installing tool. And what you're gonna do is place the nut here, and then we'll have the spacer down here, and then we'll thread a Nutsert on, and then we're gonna insert it in the hole. We're gonna use a 13 millimeter wrench to hold the nut and a 13 millimeter socket to hold the bolt, and then we're gonna spin that, compress it in there, and then we'll unscrew the tool. So we're gonna hold our wrench still and we're gonna tighten our socket up.Once you get that first one installed, you can install the rest of them. So now that we have all six rivnuts installed, the next thing to do is to test-fit the fender so we can drill any additional holes. So we're gonna use the Allen-headed bolts with a lock washer and a flat washer to install those six in there and then we'll mark our other holes. So now that we have all of our bolts installed, the next thing you do is to lift our fender up and adjust it to where we want it, and then we're gonna tighten these bolts up so we can mark the holes. To tighten these up, we're gonna use a 4 millimeter Allen key. So now that we have our fender in place and snugged up, we can mark our holes.So after you have the fender removed, we're ready to drill some holes. We're gonna do this top hole here and this bottom outside hole with a 25/64 drill bit. So we're gonna use a pilot drill bit to start the hole, same with the bottom one. Once we have our pilot hole, we're gonna use a 25/64 bit to finish that off. So after you drill those two holes, we're gonna go ahead and install our Nutserts. Next we're gonna do a pilot hole in the other two holes. So after you drill the pilot hole for these two holes, we're gonna go through with an 11/32 bit. Now, you're not only gonna need to go through the first section, but you're gonna need to go through the second section as well. So you wanna hold the drill as level as possible.So we have all of our holes drilled and all the Nutserts installed, so we're just about ready to install the fender flare. However, we need to put on our foam tape and install that on the fender so we don't scratch the paint on the Jeep. So we're going to peel this backing and cut sections out that we can stick in between the bolt holes. Now, after you get this foam tape on, you're gonna need to go around and either cut or poke a hole where the bolt holes are. All righty. Then we'll just cut this little section for fun.Now that we have the foam installed, we're ready to place our fender on and start installing hardware. So we have one last little Allen-head bolt to install down here at the bottom of the back side. Next we're gonna install this one. Now, this is gonna be the longest bolt that they give you and you're gonna have a long spacer that we need to put in between these two pieces of metal on the back side. So we're gonna put a flat washer on this bolt, insert that through the fender, the stock fender through the spacer, and then out the other side. And we're gonna put a nut on the back side.Bottom of the hole is gonna be the shorter of the bigger bolts they give you. We're gonna do the same thing, put a washer on that, insert that into the fender, put our spacer in between, and that's gonna go throughout the back side. So after we get all of our hardware in, we're gonna begin to tighten everything up. We're gonna start with the two larger through-bolts. We're gonna use a 5 millimeter Allen key and a 13 millimeter wrench. Gonna put the wrench on the back side and then we'll tighten this whole thing up. Then we'll do our upper bolt. So we're gonna tighten the rest of these bolts using a 4 millimeter Allen.So now that our fender is completely bolted on, the next thing we're gonna do is install our lights. Now, these are relatively easy. All we have to do is take this rubber sleeve off and then we are going to push this into the hole, then we can slide our light back through and then connect it to our harness. So we're gonna do that to all three of those, connect them together, and then we'll plug them into our plug. So once we have all three of those lights pulled through, we're gonna go ahead and connect them into our harness. So then we can plug our new harness into our factory harness and then we can zip-tie this excess up in there.So now that we're all done with the front, we're ready to start on installation on the rear. Now, we still have to drill out some of these holes. We're gonna use that 25/64 bit, install our Rivnuts and then we'll get this installed. So we're gonna start with this one here and drill that out. Next we're gonna skip this hole and do this hole here. Then we're gonna do this one. We're gonna drill these two out. We're gonna skip this hole and drill this one out, and then we're gonna skip this one and drill this bottom one out. So now we can install our Rivnuts using our Rivnut tool.So we have all of our hardware installed. We're just about ready to install this. However, we still have to get this protective foam on. So we're going to start at the bottom and just go around as tight to the edge as we can, stick that on, poke some holes through it, and then we'll get this installed.All right. So once you have that foam on, you're ready to install your fender. I'm gonna go ahead and use our Allen-head hardware with a lock washer and a washer. So we're gonna go around and get all seven of our bolts in. Once we get all of our bolts in, we'll tighten them up with a 4 millimeter Allen. So the last step to finish up the rear, we're gonna install two self-tappers that are supplied in these bottom two holes. We're gonna use a quarter-inch socket on an impact to run those two screws in.So that wraps up my review of the Deegan fender flares with LED lighting. For more videos like this, checks us out at extremeterrain.com.
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January 27, 2020
Fantastic fender flares - leds are prone to fail
I absolutely love these fender flares. Have had them on my Jeep since they came out roughly two years ago and they still look brand new - they stand up very well to rocks kicked up by tires and trail hits like tree branches and whatnot. The only negative is that the LED markers are prone to fail (I have lost two so far). My advice is go to Amazon and buy a bunch of spares - I got 20 of them for like 15 bucks and just keep them handy in case they burn out.Helpful (0)
January 14, 2020
Great Looking Fender Flare
It took me a while to determine which flare I wanted to purchase for my 07. Glad I decided on this one. Looks great, well made, and the lights are a nice touch. No flare ever fits perfectly, so plan on spending some time to do it right.Helpful (0)
December 30, 2019
Love The Look! Fit Install, Not So Much...
Like others have said, these fender flares look AWESOME! However, the fit and installation are a problem. Product arrived packaged well, no damage. Instructions are not very good and pictures are too small and dark to be helpful. Thankfully, the ET review and install video is very good and better detailed. Based upon other’s reviews, I went ahead and bought a legit nutsert tool rather than use the cheap one included in the box. This was great advice and made the install easier then it otherwise would have been. Installed it myself and it took almost a full day, not two hours as the video suggested. As others have stated, the pre drilled holes on the Deegan fenders do not line up with all of the factory holes on the Jeep so you’ll need a friend with muscles to help flex them in place to get your bolts screwed in. You’d think with so many complaints about this, Deegan would do an update and get this right but I guess if they keep flying off the shelves, there’s no incentive to correct it. Also, as others have stated, you will be given just the right number of rivnuts, bolts and washers, so no room for error. I messed one rivnut up and am still waiting for a replacement to finish my install. Love the look, especially the LED side marker lights! ‘Id give 5 starts if it wasn’t for the poor directions, poor fitment and lack of additional hardware.Helpful (1)
December 13, 2019
Cheap rivet tool
Recently started the install process and buy the third fender the rivet tool it comes with was stripped. Had to order online for a replacement because no one in my area carries metric in stock. Driving around with 3 on and one factory fender until rivet nut tool comes inHelpful (1)
December 11, 2019
Deegan 38 fenders
Great quality product, definitely recommend buying a nutsert tool instead of using the supplied tool.Helpful (1)
November 10, 2019
Great look. Tough fit
These are as advertised. powder coated textured steel. They look great. I did have to modify by cutting the “tail” off the rear fenders as they didn’t fit with my barricade rear bumper. The holes are a smidge off which made the install a little bit of a pain to put on by yourself. This product does require drilling and rivers but if you don’t mind that they do look angry and a great upgrade from the stock. Plenty of room for bigger tires (33’s in the photo with no lift). Led lights are bright and look greatHelpful (1)
October 28, 2019
Three little lights
I love these fenders.. they make the look I am going for. My favorite part is the three lights. Install was simple once I got the hang of the rivnuts, you will need to get two dedicated drill bits. None of my standard drill bit sets had the correct size. One person can do this, but having a helper makes it a hour and a half vs an afternoon.Helpful (1)
October 24, 2019
Deegan 38 Fenders
Fairly easy to install. You don’t need help, but it helps. If it’s not a cuss free environment you have obviously done something wrong. Then you may need help, because it helps. Keep fenders in the shade until ready to install, because heat burns. If it burns seek help. Sometimes we all need help.Helpful (2)
October 07, 2019
Quality is not what is should have been.
First let me say that I love the look of these flares. However, installing them was a big problem. They did not conform to the shape of the stock 2007 JK for which they were ordered. I did not have the tools nor the physical strength to make these fit. I finally took this to the local jeep specialist in my area and he had issues even with a lift and the proper tools. He told me that it had been the hardest install of fenders that he had ever done and he has been doing this for decades. I still love these fenders but I would be prepared for a difficult time installing them.Helpful (1)
September 24, 2019
Awesome fenders for the price and i managed to get them to work with the Rough county inner fender liners with little modification. total install time was around 3 hours.Helpful (1)
What is the width of these? This has been asked several times and not answered. Ready to order once I have that info.
The Front Deegan 38 Fender Flares Will be 8 1/2" wide at their widest point, and 7 1/2" at their narrowest. The rear flares will be 6" wide.
Is this a 4 Piece kit or just 2 piece kit? I don't see a listing for the rear fenders.
The Deegan 38 Fender Flares w/ LED Marker Lights are packaged as a set of four - (2) front fenders and (2) rear fenders.
Can I use DV8 inner fender flares Item #J108527-A with the Deegan 38 Fender Flares?
Yes, the DV8 inner fender flares can be used with the Deegan 38 Fender Flares w/ LED Marker Lights. Some modification may be required for proper install.
I bought the Rough Country 2.5 in. Series II Lift Kit w/ Shocks and installed last year on my 4dr 2008 JK (great item btw) and now I am considering these flares, because I want to go to 35" tires and avoid rubbing. I expect my speedometer might need some re-calibration but will I need to consider any other changes to accommodate the added height?
The Deegan 38 Fender Flares w/ LED Marker Lights are a great option to allow you to clear larger tires! The fenders will not be changing the overall height of the Jeep so nothing else will be required when installing these. You will want to consider the supporting mods to your axle, steering and regearing to support the 35s though!
Does this kid come with the wiring harness for the lights?
Yes, the wiring is included with this kit.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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