Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the RedRock 4x4 four-piece replacement fender flare kit, fitting all 1997 to 2006 Wranglers. Today, we're going to talk through the installation of this kit, which is going to be a very simple one out of three wrenches. There are quite a few bolts that you'll have to remove, so you are going to want to give yourself probably around three hours to get this completed. But again, it is an easy install, and we'll talk more about the details in just a second. Even the newest TJs are getting older. Your fender flares are probably faded and may be cracked. If you want to replace them, but you don't have the need or the want for a flat flare that provides a little bit of a different look -- you don't want a pocket flare or a rivet flare, or a wider flare that provides more coverage -- you just want a factory-style replacement, but you don't want to pay the dealership prices, that's where these come in. You can get these in the four-piece kit that we have here, or for a couple dollars more, a six-piece kit that also includes the mini-flares behind the front tires. These are going to give you that factory look and that factory functionality for a lower price than the dealer. So as I said, these are an OE with flare. So if you don't need or want some additional tire coverage, this is going to be where you go for a replacement flare. These are designed to look and function just like the factory flares, made of a UV-resistant thermoplastic material, they are going to bolt directly in place of your factory flares, and they do include a new set of hardware. As I said before, the install for these flares is a very simple one out of three wrenches. Even if it does take you a couple hours to complete, it is still going to be very, very simple. All you need to do is remove the bolts that are holding your factory flares in place, remove your turn signal from your factory flare, putting it into your new replacement flare, and go ahead and reverse that process, bolting your new flares into place. The only thing that can make this a little bit more of a difficult process is if you have some rust on your TJ. Those bolts are held into the body with a nutsert. If the bolt has fused to the nutsert with rust, sometimes you can just spin the nutsert in the body, and you won't be able to back that bolt out. For the bolts that you can get to the backside of, you can hold the nutsert with a pair of channel locks or vice grips, and you can still get everything apart. However, there are a few of those bolts that you cannot get to the backside of. So you'll have to get a little bit more creative with how to remove those, and how to get your new flares reattached. It's definitely a good idea to spray a good penetrating oil on all of those bolts well before you get started. It'll make your install that much easier. This set of flares comes in at right around $165, and I think that is a very fair price for what you're getting. If you're looking for a factory set of replacement flares, these are going to be significantly less expensive than a set directly from the dealer. But for all intents and purposes, they are going to be the same as those. You can get a set of six flares, including those mini-flare extensions directly behind the front tires for around $200 if you're interested in that. Of course, if you're running rocker protection, you might not need them, and then this kit is going to save you a few dollars. So if you're looking to replace the fender flares on your TJ, you don't need or want a flat flare, a pocket flare, a rivet-style flare, or a wider flare, you just want a factory-style replacement without having to pay the dealership prices, this is going to be a really good option. So that's my review of the RedRock 4x4 four-piece replacement fender flare kit, fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.