Simple installation for anyone.
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge 6 Inch All Terrain Fender Flare Kit, fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJs. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of these fender flares, which is a one out of three wrench installation, because these are designed to bolt right in place of your factory flares. We're also gonna talk about the construction of the flares. These flares are going to be a really nice option if you either have a set of factory flares, on your Wrangler, that you're looking to replace because they're either cracked or faded, and you want a set that's going to provide you with some additional tire coverage. I know in some areas, our area, in particular, you need your flares to fully cover the tread of the tire to be legal on the road. So, these 6-inch flares will provide additional coverage to keep you legal and also keep junk from getting thrown up on the side of the Jeep. These are also a pocket style flare, which do add a little bit of a different style, that some of you are going to be interested in. These flares are a little bit less expensive than some of the other ones on the market, but in my opinion, they're really well made and they look pretty good. These flares are made of a UV treated thermal plastic and, as I mentioned, they are a pocket style flare. And, because you see the hardware, this does come with all stainless hardware which is a really nice touch. You're not gonna have to worry about that hardware rusting over time. The flares also include weather stripping to go between the flare and the body of the jeep itself to keep everything from chaffing. The front flares will be able to utilize your factory turn signal, so you don't have to go out and buy any additional lighting or do any wiring. Finally, something I really like about this set is that it comes with all six pieces. You're going to have four flares for the front and rear tires, and the small flares that go behind the front tire but in front of the doors. Getting these installed, again, is going to be a simple one out of three wrenches, although it is going to be a little bit of a time-consuming install, especially if your Jeep is a little bit rusty. The factory flares are held on using nutserts through the body. So, if you have a lot of rust, as you try to back the bolts out, you can spin some of those nutserts, causing a little bit of a headache. You can get to the back of some of the nutserts to hold them with a pair of pliers which can make getting the bolts out a little bit easier. However, some of those nutserts you cannot access from the back side. So, you have to get a little bit creative with how you remove your factory flares and how you're going to install the new ones. Sometimes it's a matter of breaking off that factory nutsert, pushing it inside the body, and reinstalling a new nutsert into your tub. Now that's only something you're going to have to do if your Jeep is especially rusty and you can't get the factory flares off. If you can get those factory flares off easily and all of the factory nutserts are left in place, then this installation, again, is a very simple one, although it can take a little bit of time. So, to get the factory flares off, you simply unbolt all of the hardware holding them in place. You'll want to first remove the bolt out of your factory turn signal by giving it a quarter turn and then just pulling it to remove. And once you have the factory flares off, you'll remove that turn signal housing and install it in your new flare. After that, it's just a matter of using the included stainless hardware to get your new flares bolted on your Jeep. All you'll need to get this job done is a traditional set of hand tools and some time. I would set aside around three hours to get this installation finished. I think that these flares are really fairly priced. They come with everything that you need to get them installed from the weather stripping to hardware, and it's stainless steel hardware, so you don't have to worry about it rusting. It comes with all 6 pieces, you get some additional tire coverage from either three and a half or four and a quarter inches of coverage from your factory flares, depending on your model, all the way up to 6 inches. So, all in all, I would say that this is a pretty good deal for a set of flares that has a lot of features. So whether you're just looking to replace your factory flares because they're cracked or faded or you want a set of pocket styled flares that give you more coverage to keep you legal and keep the tires from throwing junk up on the side of your Jeep, this is going to be a really nice set of flares that will also save you some money over some of the other brands out there. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge 6 Inch All Terrain Fender Flare Kit, fitting all 1997 to 2006 Wranglers, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Construction. Protect the paint on the sides of your vehicle from mud and debris with high-quality components in the Rugged Ridge 6-inch All-Terrain Fender Flare Kit. The kit includes fender flares and fasteners. These fender flares are constructed from UV-treated, ABS thermoplastic material to stand up to rugged use. They can be painted to blend perfectly with the color of your vehicle. Fasteners in the kit are made from stainless steel for durability.
Performance. Rugged flares in this Jeep Wrangler YJ fender flare kit are engineered to withstand tough off-road conditions.
Fitment. Rugged Ridge fender flares are compatible with Jeep Wrangler TJ 97-06 models. They easily fit into the factory mount holes with rust-proof fasteners.
Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details
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November 09, 2019
Nice Fender Flares
the most difficult aspect of this install is actually uninstalling the old fender flares. Some of the rivets on the rear fender wells are very hard to get the bolts off. It took me twice as long to take off the old flares vis-a-vis putting on the new fender flares. These fender flares fit very well and I especially liked the rubber cushioning trim that was included. Only wished the rubber trim was pre-cut so that I would not need to cut to proper length.Helpful (2)
June 11, 2019
Have had them on for a month. They look great and are very sturdy.Helpful (2)
May 30, 2019
Great Product. Sturdy. Simple to install. They look great and are performing as expected.Helpful (2)
April 27, 2019
Everything I expected. All the parts and hardware fit good. The rubber gasket makes a nice fit and finish.Helpful (2)
April 11, 2019
Way better than factory fender flares
Finally something to keep the mud from slinging all over the windows. The 33x12.50’s stick out a little bit but they look great. Definitely as some of the other reviews stated, the rear are the hardest part of the removal/installHelpful (2)
March 28, 2019
Extended 6" Flares Cover the Tires and keeps MUD were it belongs.Helpful (2)
March 15, 2019
Exactly what I was looking for with a fairly easy install.Helpful (2)
January 04, 2019
This was an easy and functional upgrade. My 33s with stock flares flung every bit of mud and wet road. Even though the 6” flare left about an inch and a half of tire out, they really solved the problem. The looks are awesome. Would have been 5 stars but the instructions on the seal installation were confusing. Plan on removing rear wheel well inserts. Also plan on 2-4 hours for removal and installation.Helpful (5)
July 30, 2018
Look Great. Easy to install. We have a winner!
The worst part to the install is taking your old flares off 100. I started the project around 11am and after a couple beer breaks and some cursing it ended at 4pm. The easiest part of the install was the actual install. The rubber lining was a little tricky at first but once you get going it only takes about 10 minutes to finish. They are well made and I appreciate the fact that they light and flexible. Good purchase and great pricing!Helpful (7)
July 20, 2018
Fitment was good. Parts worked well and looked good when installed.Helpful (6)
How wide are they compared to stock ones on my 2006 LJ Rubicon.
The fender flares on a stock LJ Rubicon are 4.25 inches wide. These are about 1.75 inches wider.
Does the it come with the front and back set?
The Rugged Ridge 6 in. All Terrain Fender Flare Kit will include both front and rear flares.
what is the weigth of fender flares
The weight of these fender flares is approximately 17 lbs.
Will these fit over the barricade corner guards?
Unfortunately, the Barricade Corner guards would require some modifications in order to have these fender flares installed.
my wife had an accident and messed up the back driver side can I get just one that's all the insurance will pay for.
Unfortunately we do not offer individual components from the Rugged Ridge 6 in. All Terrain Fender Flare Kit. We would recommend contacting Rugged Ridge directly for availability and pricing on individual components.
Simple installation for anyone.
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