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How to Install a 6-piece Rugged Ridge All Terrain Fender Flare Kit on your 1987-1995 Jeep Wrangler

Installation Time

3 hours

Tools Required
  • Drill
  • 1/4” Drill Bit
  • 6mm Allen Wrench
  • 10mm Wrench
  • 5/16” Wrench
  • Felt Tip Marker
  • Scissors
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
Extreme Terrain
Shop Parts in this Guide

HARDWARE LIST:

1. M5 Socket Head
Cap Screws-(28)
2. M5 Flat Washers-(28)
3. M5 Flange Nuts-(28)
4. 7mm Rubber Spacers-(22)
5. 13mm Rubber Spacers-(10)
6. Edge Trim-(1 roll)
7. Edge Trim Tool


*See page 3 for optional painting instructions.
*See page 4 for optional fender trimming for over 33" tires.

Step 1. Remove front factory side markers. Do not discard front markers, they will be reused. Remove all ares including the front are extensions. Clean body surface where new ares will mount. Temporary removal of rear fender well liners may be necessary for installation of ares.

Step 2. Clean inside mounting lip edge with rubbing alcohol. Install edge trim as shown in the gure, removing red vinyl tape covering only a few inches at a time. Do not pull trim while being applied, this may cause shrinkage after installation.


Step 3. Installing the front ares. Use the front marker light mounting holes for are alignment. With the marker light temporally installed, align the bottom of the rear edge of the are with the bottom edge of the body. Once the are looks aligned, mark the mounting holes with a felt tip marker. Next remove the marker light and drill the bolt mounting holes using a 1/4” drill bit. Repeat the same procedures for both front fender ares.


Step 4. Installing the rear ares. Align the bottom rear edge of the are with the vertical body panel seam towards the rear corner of the vehicle and the bottom front edge with the bottom of the body. Once the are looks aligned, mark the mounting holes with a felt tip marker. Next remove are and drill the bolt mounting holes using a 1/4” drill bit. Repeat the same procedures for both rear fender ares.


Step 6. Install the hardware as shown in the image. First place a washer on the M5 bolts. Place one bolt through each hole in the are. Next place a rubber spacer on the bolt on the back side of the are. Some of the spacers are dierent in thickness. Follow the instructions in the next steps to determine placement of each spacer.


Step 7. Installing the front ares. First you will install the side marker in the are using two phillips head screws. Install a 7mm rubber spacer on both marker light screws. Install one 7mm rubber spacer on the front mounting screw. Install a 13mm spacer on the remaining mounting screws. Mount the are on the body placing a M5 nut on each bolt. Finally tighten the side marker screws. Do not over tighten the marker light screws or mounting nuts.


Step 8. Installing the rear ares. Install the rear fender ares using a 7mm rubber spacer on each screw. Mount the are on the body placing a M5 nut on each bolt. Finally tighten the nuts. Do not over tighten the mounting nuts.


Step 9. Install the front are extensions using the factory M5 bolts.


NOTICE: Do not use any harsh chemicals on flares. Use only plastic approved cleaning chemicals.

CUT OUT FLARE PAINT PREPARATION:

Step 2. Remove all surface contaminants from flares
using an approved grease and wax remover.

Step 3. Wipe flares with a tack rag to remove any dust
or dirt.


PAINTING

Step 1. Apply two even coats of adhesion promoter to flares. Allow recommended flash time between coats. Let second coat dry for 15 minutes before primer application.

Step 2. Apply an even coat of primer to flare surface. ( A high build primer is recommended. )

Step 3. Paint flares with a automotive grade paint. ( A flex additive must be added to paint. )



Note: Image of suggested cut lines are to be used as a guide only. Fenders may be trimmed less or more as needed.