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Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares (07-18 Wrangler JK)

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  • Fender Flares
  • 49 Inches by 8 Inches by 23 Inches
  • Includes Front and Rear Fender Flares, Ten Self-Taping Screws, Twenty Hex Head Bolts, 40 Flat Washers, and 20 Lock Nuts.
  • Powder Coat Allows for Immediate Use or Painting
  • Increases Tire Clearance for Optimal Suspension Articulation
  • Installation Hardware Included
  • 100% Steel
  • Bolt-On Installation
  • Fits 2007-2018 JK Wranglers

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review of the Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. The factory plastic fender flares on a JK hang down pretty low, and depending on the size tire, the size lift, and the amount of bump stop you're running, they may interfere with the tire at full flex or full articulation off-road. Adding a flat fender flare can add some additional clearance for more articulation and more performance in an off-road scenario. Now, there are really two schools of thought when it comes to aftermarket fender flares. One is that a metal fender flare, like these, will hold up better to rubbing on trees and other trail obstacles. The other is that a plastic fender flare, while it may break when you rub it against an obstacle, it won't transfer any impact into the body, which can cause a much more expensive repair. So it really comes down to what school of thought you subscribe to. But if you're looking for a flat fender flare to add clearance and open up your wheel wells, and you like the idea of a metal flare, these are an inexpensive and simple flare which will get the job done. As I said, these are really simple flares. There are a lot of different metal fender flares on the market, and these are, by far, the simplest, most stripped down flares that I've seen. And to be honest, I kind of like that. It gives the Jeep a really clean look, and there's no frills. These are very utilitarian. These steel flares are covered with a textured black powder coated finish, and the kit includes all the hardware that you need to get these installed on the Jeep. Now, you will be able to reuse your factory inner fender liners if you want to. However, you'll have to do some trimming, and those instructions are not included in the install instructions for the flares themselves. The front flares are going to be completely bolt-on, but you will have to drill a hole to get the rear flares installed. The first step is, of course, to remove your factory flares, and to do that, you'll have to first remove your factory inner flares. Then you can remove the bolt and hardware holding your factory flares in place. And then, really, just give them a good pull, and they'll come off the Jeep. You are going to break quite a few, if not all, of the plastic clips holding those factory flares on the vehicle, but don't worry about it, they won't be reused for this installation. Once you remove any remnants of those plastic clips from the holes, it's just a matter of holding the fender flare up to the Jeep and using the included hardware to bolt them in place. The whole installation process may take you up to four hours or a little bit more if you find yourself trimming the inner fender liners to reinstall those. However, you won't need any specialty tools to get the job done, just some traditional hand tools. I think these fender flares are priced really fairly for what they are. These are less expensive than a lot of the other metal flares on the market, but as we said before, they're also a lot simpler than those other flares. So it makes sense that these would be less expensive. I wouldn't take the lower price tag to mean lower quality, because these do seem like they're really well-built. So if you're looking for some flat fender flares to open up your wheel wells, are gonna give you a little more articulation while off-road, and you like the idea of a stronger metal flare, this is a really nice option, especially if you like something that's minimalistic and is no-frills. So that's my review of the Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.

Prevent Interference. The Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares work perfectly on the 2007-2016 JK Jeep model. The factory plastic fender flares often hang down too low on the Jeep and can stop you from being able to use your Jeep off road due to tire rubbing and poor articulation. The Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares allow you to head off road without your sway bar attached and articulate the way you need to while conquering the obstacles in front of you. You will experience better performance overall. Made from steel, you will find that these fender flares hold up better over time, as they do not bend or crack when you knock into an object. Your new flat fenders will add clearance where you need it and open up your wheel wells while keeping your Jeep street legal. These simple flares are stripped down, basic, and inexpensive for a clean and raw look on your Jeep. Covered in a textured black finish, you will find that the Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares are easy to install and make use of your inner fender flares for convenience.

Steel Construction. When you want solid protection and durability, the Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares deliver. Made from thick, solid steel and powder coated in black, you will be impressed at how smooth and strong these fender flares are. Each fender flare has been designed to hug your Jeep tight and provide you with the tire clearance needed to take on any obstacle in your path.

Hardware Is Included. All of the hardware needed to install these Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares is included in the kit. You will find that you do need to drill a bit to install these fender flares and the installation process is considered to be simple to moderate in complexity. With a bolt-on installation, you can expect modifications to be limited and you can expect installation to take about three hours to complete.

Warranty. The manufacturer offers a limited lifetime warranty so buyers can pick these up and know they're covered.

Application. These fender flares fit 2007 - 2017 JK Wranglers. All installation hardware is included in the kit.

Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
  • Front Fender Flares
  • Rear Fender Flares
  • (10) Self Tapping Screws
  • (20) Hex Head Bolts
  • (40) Flat Washers
  • (20) Lock Nuts
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • JK - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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4/5
Best bang for your buck!

The Smittbilt metal fender flares are not the best looking, not the strongest, BUT if you want something other than plastic/ABS and you don't need full coverage or want to spend $600-$1200 on metal flares... ...

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5/5
Fenders

Very durable fenders. I have 35's with no lift with plenty of clearance!

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Is there a option to order these bare I would like to have them custom powder coated by a local shop

Brandon

  • The Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares are not available unfinished at this time, but any shop should be able to sandblast and re-powdercoat them for you!

    XTHelenW

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So, I currently have the fender delete kit on my jeep. I have serious rooster tails when I drive down the road when it’s raining or even just wet. Will these stop rooster tails? Also, when I turn hard water splashes up on my windshield. Would these fenders prevent this? Thanks in advance!

Noahzark30

  • Thank you for your question! Yes, adding fender flares like the Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares will help prevent the rooster tails from occuring.

    XTHelenW

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For the front pair - is there an issue with them being street legal? ie. There's no turn signal light.

hahvahd

  • Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares are very small, and may make them not street legal based on your state. I would recommend checking the local authorizes or DMV to see what would make the vehicle not pass inspection.

    XTJames

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Can you use the factory fender flare inserts with these fender flares?

TylerD

  • Yes, you can reuse your factory fender liners with the Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares. You will need to trim and modify the stock liners slightly to fit.

    XTHelenW

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How far do 12-12.5 inch wide tires stick out from the fender?

DylanC

  • The Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares will leave a small amount of the tires uncovered, however this will vary as not all tires will measure exactly at the listed tire size, and will vary from brand to brand. In addition to this wheel offset will also have an effect on how much the tire sticks out. On average we see 1-3" of exposed tire, depending on these factors with a 35x12.50 tire.

    Rob D

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What size are the nuts and bolts and self tapping screws I have some that are stripped

DawnP

  • The Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares will use M8x1.25 bolts and nuts of at least grade 8.8, as well as M2.9 self tapping screws.

    Rob D

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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Fit 4.653061 4.7
  • Appearance 4.82653 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.82653 4.8



  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 30, 2013

    Best bang for your buck!

    The Smittbilt metal fender flares are not the best looking, not the strongest, BUT if you want something other than plastic/ABS and you don't need full coverage or want to spend $600-$1200 on metal flares... you can't beat these. They fit good, install easy and look right! If you live in a state that requires full coverage of the tires they won't work, but if you don't and want a durable good flare to finish the look of your Jeep you simply can't do better for the money. Came just as expected, solid, decent finish, aligned and installed easy.

    Notacon

    Year: 2010Queen Creek, AZ, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 27, 2016

    Fenders

    Very durable fenders. I have 35's with no lift with plenty of clearance!

    Margo

    Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 24, 2014

    Exactly what I expected

    Great fit and an easy install. I did cut out and use my front inner fenders from my stock setup to clean up the look of the install and protect the motor. Get plenty of "thumbs up" on the street, and have gone wheeling several times and they protect enough of the jeep from enough debris. Rocks have not contacted the upper body panels or sides of the Jeep yet.

    M4Jeep

    Year: 2013Southern California

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 05, 2013

    Great alternative to cut fenders

    These have a nice shape to them and look nice from 5 feet out. The fit isn't equal to more expensive flares, but I didn't expect it to be for the price. I've gotten compliments at both Jeep events I've attended with them and would buy again.

    SPRSLO

    Year: 2007Fort Worth, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 26, 2014

    Most dramatic inprovement thus far for the price!

    The XRC Fender Flares came packed well. Great quality powder coat, well made and rugged! Once installed, the end product was far better than expected! I Highly recommend, compared to any other fender flares.

    tzimmer101

    Year: 2007Twentynine Palms, CA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 31, 2014

    sweet style

    The style and appearance these fenders give your jeep is unbelievable. They are sturdy and fit great. Just wish they had a few more bolts vs screws that held them on for the rear fenders. But they can still take a beating. I have rubbed trees and put them to the test and they didn't budge.

    BosWilley

    Year: 2014Woodbridge, VA, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 15, 2013

    awsome 4 the price

    extremely easy install. accommodates larger tires, and looks good as well.

    bikerj

    Year: 2009Rapid City, SD, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 15, 2017

    Great replacement for OEM fender flares

    First mod I put on my 17 JKU. With the Big Bear package, these fender flares give the vehicle a look like its lifted. Great clearance and great overall look. Super easy install - I repurposed the original fender liners and spent the majority of the install cutting and fitting those. The Smittbilt Fender Flares were VERY easy to get on and took little time themselves.

    Joe17JKU

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 23, 2016

    Banging

    I love these metal flares they don't only add to the aggressiveness I want for my jeep. They also provide protection. I tried them out the next day when I went off roading. The only problem I have is that the installation was a bit hard considering the washer would fall off every time I tried to put the lock but on. There's tight spaces in the from when installing the front fenders.

    HERBJK

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 08, 2016

    Awesome Fenders.

    Got these for my 2015 2 door JK. Love them. Gives me a massive amount of tire clearance and I no longer worry about mud staining the stock fender flares. Gives an aggressive look and they are obviously a lot tougher than the stock fenders.

    TankJK

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 08, 2016

    Great glares

    Easy to install wih a great look! Most of the work is taking the stock flares off.

    Dad

    Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 28, 2016

    Good strong high-clearance fenders

    I searched and searched for the right priced hc fenders for my Jeep and finally decided on these and I couldn't be happier. If you are looking for simple but strong with good looks and function, these are the fenders for you. I give them 4 stars because they leave small minuscule gaps where the crease for the old fenders lies in the body panels, but honestly this is just nit-picking. Don't do what I almost did and buy the eBay knock offs, spend just a tiny bit more and get these, you won't regret it!

    txmedic

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 17, 2016

    Fits perfect!

    Love the Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares for my WILLY.

    Ash

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 13, 2015

    awesome product!

    Super easy to install. Instructions guide you through exactly what needs to be done, it is also nice that the price is at what it is instead of paying a ton for plastic flares. These flares make it possible to run 35" tires with no lift.

    wooston

    Year: 2014Cheyenne, WY, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 20, 2015

    Awesome

    I love these fenders, easy to install and make my tires look much bigger!!

    sydneyylove

    Year: 2011TX

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 24, 2014

    Xrc flares

    Good quality, minor figment issues, great value.....

    Justinn407

    Year: 2008Louisiana

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 18, 2014

    The most simple and appealing fenders on the market

    I absolutely love the look of these fenders, their simple, eye catching and very cost efficient with a very clean finish. Not my longer and I will have smittybilt rear bumper to match my front xrc with matching fenders. I can't say enough about smittybilts products along with extreme terrains customer service.

    Greg2317

    Year: 2011Dallas, TX, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 18, 2016

    Fender flares

    Very easy to install no drilling necessary they look great

    Silverjk

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    September 26, 2016

    Look clean and make tires look bigger.

    Had them professionally install but anyone could do it, took out inner fenders and sprayed black inside because these fenders expose everything, which is fine for front but at the back unless your Jeep is black you will want to spray paint black, which was easy and simple to do in about 30 mins.

    Stuart

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 17, 2017

    Smittybilt XRC Flares

    Box arrived in good condition. Everything was packaged nicely and wrapped in foam mat. The install was straightforward and simple enough. Honestly it was more complicated to remove the stock flares than install these. With some basic mechanical skills and a basic set of hand tools, you'll be all set. The finish is nice and these are a sturdy built piece. Overall very pleased with the product.

    BrodyA

    Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

    Helpful (0)

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