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Merideth: Hey, guys. So, today, we're checking out the Rugged Ridge Hurricane Flat Fender Flares fitting all 2007 to 2018 JK Wranglers. Now, these will be perfect if you're looking for a ton of clearance inside your wheel well for more capability and, of course, a more offroad look for your JK. Now, I would like to mention right off the bat that you will be getting four fenders as well as two marker lights and everything that you need in the kit. However, I just have one fender on the table as well as one marker light to give you guys a better visual. Now, this kit will benefit you by opening up a lot of space inside that wheel well for larger wheels and tires as well as better up travel on the trail, while also keeping a decent amount of tire coverage.As far as tire coverage and width of these fenders is concerned, up at the front, you'll be getting 10.5 inches of coverage, and it is going to taper down to about 9.5 inches wide. Not to mention this will have an OEM-textured finish to the plastic, which will match with any other existing OEM trim on your JK. Now, this is a very inclusive kit. Like I said, it does come with four fenders in the kit. You're also going to get all of the hardware that you need, and you're also going to get two marker lights for the front flares. Now, for the marker lights, you will have to reuse the factory bulb on your JK, but Rugged Ridge does supply all of the wiring that you'll need in order to get it hooked up and into the fender and eventually on your JK, making it a very inclusive kit.Now, when it comes to pricing, these will come in at roughly the $600 mark for all 4 flares as well as everything else that's included in the kit. Now, a lot of other options on the page are usually separated between the front and the back. And considering this comes in a set of four, it makes it more of a one-stop-shop and cuts out some of that extra hassle. Now, I also like that these give good coverage to the tires, making sure that you're keeping some of that factory width to make sure things aren't picking up on the side body of your Jeep while also being very high clearance.Some other choices that are high clearance, for example, flat layers or some other thin plastic options are going to be a little bit more narrow than this choice providing more coverage in this scenario. Now, these will still have that larger plastic construction, that pocketed design for that specific look, but again, they are going to be very beneficial when it comes to better clearance, better articulation, more room inside of that wheel well, while also giving you some good coverage so you're not completely destroying the side of your JK in the meantime. Overall, I think if you're looking for a quality flare that's going to offer you some better clearance for the trail for your JK and also that offroad look, then these are going to be a great choice.Now, as far as install, this is going to be a two-out-of-three wrenches, I would say a lighter two, but again you will have to do a little bit of wiring making this a two-out-of-three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Now, as far as the full install is concerned, I would say about three hours to get the job done with some basic hand tools. And one of our installers here is going to walk you through that process step by step. Let's go ahead and get into the install.Male: The tools you're going to need for this installation include a drill with an 11/32 drill bit, a Phillips and a flathead screwdriver, a ratchet, a number six hex socket, a T40 Torx socket, a 13-millimeter, 10-millimeter, and 7-millimeter socket, a 13-millimeter and 10-millimeter wrench, a trim removal tool, a wire crimp tool, and box cutters.How's it going, guys? Today, I'll be walking you through the installation of the Rugged Ridge Hurricane Fender Flares for your '07 to '18 Wrangler JK. Let's get started. So, to start, we're going to move the light bulb from the side marker. To remove it, we're just going to rotate counterclockwise and pull it straight out. So just be mindful that your light wiring harness may have some clips you may need to remove with a removal tool. For the next step, we're going to remove the fender liner. There's three pull clips and three 10-millimeter bolts that we're gonna have to remove.All right, for the next step, we have five 10-millimeter bolts to remove, and then we can remove the fender. We have five 10-millimeter bolts to remove, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Now that we have all the bolts removed, all that's left is several clips holding this fender on so we can just pull it straight off. Be aware, when you pull off the fender, some of the clips might not come off with it. So you might need a trim removal tool to get them out of the fender.Remove the jig clip from the fender support using a flathead screwdriver. To begin the installation process, we're going to mount the supplied fender bracket. To mount the bracket, we're going to use the supplied bolt, a washer and nut, and a 13-millimeter socket. And you don't want to tighten it fully because we might have to adjust this. The next step is to cut and extend and reroute the marker light harness. Using a wire crimp tool, cut the wires a couple inches behind the light bulb socket. Then, reroute through the fender bracket.Use one of the zip ties to secure the harness to the fender bracket. Next, using our wire crimper, we're going to remove about a half-inch of insulation from all our wires. With your wire crimper and the supplied butt connectors, connect your wire extensions, white to white, black to black. Now, use butt connectors to connect your light bulb socket to the wire extension. To mount the flare, first loosely secure it with 4 of the M6 flange bolts, 4 of the 45-millimeter washers, and 4 of the M6 nuts.Next, we're gonna have to mark this hole right here in order to get the location on the fender where we're going to have to drill. Next, we got to remove the bolts that we just put in in order to take the fender off so we can drill our hole. For the purpose of this demonstration, we won't be drilling. But for your vehicle, you're going to need a drill and an 11/32th drill bit so you can drill a hole in the mark you made. The next step will be to remove the fender liner from the fender. There are six clips along the fender you're going to want to remove with a trim removal tool and also a seventh right here. So once you have the fender liner out, you're going to want to make three marks.So you're going to need a box cutting tool with a really sharp blade so that you can make those cuts. The three cuts you're going to need to make are right here, here, and here. For the purpose of this video, I won't be removing the fender liner or cutting it, but for your information, that's approximately where you're going to want to make the marks and cuts. So, at this point, you had your fender liner cut and you have your hole drilled. The next step will be to loosely secure the front fender with three of the supplied M6 nuts, bolts, and washers.With the fender loosely secured, we have to lift it slightly in order to route the bulb socket through the mounting hole. Then we're going to secure it to the supplied marker lens with a quarter clockwise twist. Let's secure our marker light to our fender. To do that, we're going to use the M4 nuts and bolts, 9-millimeter washers, 7-millimeter socket, and Phillips head screwdriver. Now, we're going to want to mount the marker light through the fender and through the fender bracket holes. So you might have to adjust the fender bracket, and that's the reason why we kept it loose as well.Next, we're going to insert push fasteners in the four holes where we haven't put nuts and bolts. After these are in, then we're going to tighten down all the bolts on the top here, including the fender bracket bolt. Lastly, for our front fender, we're going to install the 12 decorative bolts using our 13-millimeter socket and a hex number six. For the rear fender removal, you're going to need a trim removal tool to remove six clips from the fender liner. So here's one clip, here's the second, and there's two at the top that are kind of tucked away and can be hard to see. Here's the third.Here's clip number four, five, and the sixth one. The only thing that's holding this fender on now is several clips, so you want to grab the fender and the liner and pull sharply. The rear fender liner will need to be cut as well. Now, for this demonstration, we will not be cutting. But for your information, you will need to make one long cut right along this mark right here. For the rear fender flare install, we're going to start by using 2 of the supplied M6 nuts, bolts, and 16-millimeter washers.All right, now, to tighten these up, we're using a 10-millimeter wrench and a 10-millimeter socket with a ratchet. From here, the rear fender flare is secured using eight of the supplied push fasteners. And these fasteners run the entire length of the rear fender. Last but not least, we're going to install the decorative bolts to finish off this rear fender flare.Merideth: So that's gonna wrap it up for my review and the install of the Rugged Ridge Hurricane Flat Fender Flares fitting all 2007 to 2018 JK Wranglers. For more videos and products just like this, remember to always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Unique Style. The Rugged Ridge Hurricane Flat Flares are unlike any other flare on the market and are designed to give your JK a truly aggressive and unique appearance. Inspired by the tough military style of Willy models, these flares feature a double bolt pocket design and maintain the benefits of flat flares. You'll gain increased wheel clearances and unrivaled style for on and off road adventures.
Rugged Construction. These flat flares are crafted from a tough thermoplastic material. They're created using an injection molding process to ensure a consistent and durable flare. Each kit includes corrosion resistant hardware to prevent unwanted wear to your Wrangler's body.
Installation and Warranty. This kit does require trimming of the factory splash liner and drilling for installation. Rugged Ridge backs their flares with a 5 year limited warranty to ensure quality and value.
Application. The Rugged Ridge Hurricane Fender Flare Kit is designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited (4 door) models.
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(approx) 3 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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