(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys. So, today we're checking out the Factory Style Fender Flares with the Front Extensions fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJ Wranglers. So, if you've broken or damaged your fender flares while you were out on the trail or even have lost one and you're looking for a replacement kit, this is going to be a great choice to take a look into. So, not only is this going to replace the front and the rear fenders on both sides, but this is also going to come with an extension for that front flare to make sure that these will mimic the factory flares exactly. Now, this is even a great choice if you're looking to do some restoration to your TJ but you're not looking to upgrade to an aftermarket flare, you're just looking for a factory style replacement to give your TJ a little bit of a refresh on your plastics. Now, these are gonna be made out of a thermoplastic construction that is UV treated to ensure that these will be flexible, yet durable to hold up to really whatever you take them through on the trail and they're going to resist any fading or cracking from the sun while your Jeep sits outside.Now, I would like to mention that these are not going to come with that marker light up front, but they will be able to swap over the factory one on your normal factory flares. And this is not going to include the hardware but you will be able to reuse your factory hardware if it is in good shape. Now, if you do need to upgrade your hardware or get replacement hardware, we also have that available on the site as well as a replacement marker light. So, with that being said that these are gonna come in at roughly $150 which I personally think that's a great price for a six-piece set of flares. Now, even though it doesn't come with the replacement marker light or the hardware, I still think that this has a quality construction, these are gonna hold up a lot better than the factory flare and look a lot better as well. Now, in comparison to some other options on the page, you may see other choices for factory style flares, but they may not include the front extension that you see here, they may just include the front and the back flare.Now, other more expensive choices may just have some added bells and whistles. They may have more of an aftermarket style, they may be a little bit wider to cover more of the tire, or they may be a full metal flare that's going to provide more protection in comparison to something like this that is just going to be for restoration and replacement. So overall, if you're just looking for a refresh to your factory trim and your factory plastics, or you're looking to replace some damaged, worn out parts, then this is gonna be a great choice. So, install is also gonna be very easy at a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It's probably gonna take you about 30 minutes to an hour to get these things installed with some very basic hand tools. So, speaking of the install, let's jump into that now. The tools that I'll use for my install are an impact wrench, a 10-millimeter and 8-millimeter socket, a ratchet, and an 8-millimeter ratcheting wrench. So, to start this install, we are going to start in the front and we wanna make sure that our marker light on the side is disconnected before we take off our fenders.So, all we have to do is reach around the back and disconnect that wiring harness. So, there's no disconnect on this wiring harness. So, what we're gonna do is just twist the bulb and pull back. So, after our bulb is out of our marker light, we can start to remove the bolts that are holding our plastic fender to the metal side of our fender, and these are going to surround the whole inner fender. I'm gonna use an 8-millimeter socket and a ratchet, and we can start dealing with them. And we're gonna repeat that for the other bolts. Now that all of those bolts are disconnected, all we have to do is give a good pull on our fender. So, now that we're finished up in the front with uninstalling our front fender, we can start in the rear. Now, it's gonna be the same process. There's gonna be multiple bolts that are holding this in. I'm going to use that 8-millimeter socket that I used up front as well as my ratchet to remove them. So, just like the front when all of the bolts are removed, we can give our fender a tug and it'll come right off.So, before we hop into the rest of the install, I wanted to step down and show you guys this new fender kit on the table in comparison to our factory one and show you guys the similarities between the two. So, as you can tell, these are going to look almost identical and that's because this is a direct replacement kit to your factory fender flares. These are gonna be made of a similar material as well. The new fender kit is gonna be made of a thermoplastic material so it will be impact resistant, and hold up very well on the trail in comparison to the factory fender flares which are just made of standard plastic material. Now, this new fender kit is also going to be UV resistant, so it will resist any cracking or fading from the sun. As you can tell on our factory flares we do have a little bit of fading in comparison to these new ones. So, it will give a more refreshed look to the side of your Wrangler. Now, this is also going to use all of the factory hardware and we'll be able to swap over the factory marker light because we do have a factory style mounted there.So, really there is not gonna be a whole lot of difference between the two. And this is just going to serve as a replacement, as a refresh to the factory flares that you may already have on your Wrangler. So, what do you say we go ahead and install our new kit? So, before we install our new fenders, we do have to swap over our marker light. Now, it's gonna be held in by this bolt here, as well as two clips that have it wedged in. I'm gonna use a 10-millimeter socket to remove that nut. And then we can wiggle it up. So, then to install this light, we just have to hook those two tabs on, line that up, and then thread our nut back on to that post. Tighten that up with a 10-millimeter socket and then we're gonna install our new fender flares on our Jeep. So, what I recommend doing is just making sure that this area is clean before you mount up your fender flare. Then we're gonna line up the two inserts with our fender. Push that in, make sure that it's flush. Then we're gonna grab our factory hardware or if you have new hardware, we can secure it down with that.So, I'm gonna be using the factory hardware and once you have that hand-threaded in, you're gonna take that 8-millimeter socket and you'll tighten that up. So, once that is tightened up, you're gonna repeat that process for the other bolts. So, while we're up front, what we're gonna do is also just reinstall our bulb. So, we're just going to place that in our marker light, making sure that the tabs are lined up. Push that in, give it a good twist, and then we're gonna head to the back. So, what we're gonna do is just repeat that process for the back. So, again, there's gonna be those little studs that we're going to put through with the body. It's gonna make sure everything lines up. You may have to give it a good...a pretty good press. All right. Once that's in place, we're gonna take our factory bolts or your new bolts if you are using a hardware kit, and we can thread those in and install them. So, we did not have the flare extensions on our Wranglers to begin with. However, because they did come out of the factory with extensions, we do have the rib nuts in the side of the body there. I'm gonna use our factory hardware in order to thread those in.So, this extension is gonna come with some adjustable slots here. What I'm gonna do is just line this off with our factory rib nuts in the body and our front fender. We're gonna take our factory style hardware and start to thread that in. All right. So, once they're threaded in by hand, we're gonna take that same 8-millimeter socket and tighten them up. So, for this last bolt, you may not be able to put your ratchet in. I cannot so I'm gonna use an 8-millimeter ratcheting wrench. So, that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. 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Design. This Omix-ADA fender flare kit is the right choice for the Jeep owner who needs to replace or upgrade their fender flares. The six piece kit includes both front and rear fender flaress for the driver and passenger side, as well as front fender flare extensions. These factory style pieces are virtually identical to the original equipment and make restoring and repairing simple and easy.
Construction. Hardware is not included in this fender flare kit, but the hardware on the existing fenders can simply be removed and reused. For the vast majority of Wranglers, installation is as simple as removing the old pieces and adding the new. A generous five year limited warranty from Omix-ADA covers these quality products.
Application. This six piece fender flare kit fits 1997 - 2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ models including Rubicon and Unlimited (LJ) models. Will not work in conjunction with Sahara models. Existing hardware required for installation.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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