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Old 08-26-2013, 10:16 PM
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Well here it is, after I came across an amazinf deal on some tj rubicon flares I finally did the conversion. What do you all think?
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:02 AM
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:56 PM
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:55 AM
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Looks great bro. nice job.
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Rears? or put fronts on the rear but flipped right to left etc.
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ONe of the cleaner installs I have seen, but dont like the TJ flares on the XJ... especially since I have yet to se a clean rear install that looks/functions right on a 4 door.


IN summary good clean install.. now lets see the rear done too
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Thanks for all the input fellas, I do plan on doing the rears but the guy who sold me the fronts still needed them. I only paid 30 bucks for them so i couldn't pass it up. I agree with you pingpong it is kinda difficult to get the rears right but hopefully I'll have something worked out when it comes time to cut and fold the rears.
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The fronts look good! Personally, I would have lined them up so the bottom of the fender (at the side marker) was covered, but you did a nice, clean job. I trimmed mine so they stop where the body "bumps" out, just so I wouldn't have the flare coming short of the lower fender. Also moved the side maker bulb and wiring to the flare markers and painted the original markers to match the body. To me they look unfinished and have a "tacked on" look otherwise.

As for the rears, take your time and REALLY measure out where you want them. Here's how my fronts and rears turned out.
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The fronts look good! Personally, I would have lined them up so the bottom of the fender (at the side marker) was covered, but you did a nice, clean job. I trimmed mine so they stop where the body "bumps" out, just so I wouldn't have the flare coming short of the lower fender. Also moved the side maker bulb and wiring to the flare markers and painted the original markers to match the body. To me they look unfinished and have a "tacked on" look otherwise.

As for the rears, take your time and REALLY measure out where you want them. Here's how my fronts and rears turned out.
Do the marker bulbs pop right in the tj ones or do I need to get different connectors? I was thinking about doing it to match the bumper line but my real reason for this was to gain a lot more clearance since I'm planning on moving up to 35's in the future so i used the top line instead. I do like the way you lined yours up tho. Looks very clean
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Do the marker bulbs pop right in the tj ones or do I need to get different connectors? I was thinking about doing it to match the bumper line but my real reason for this was to gain a lot more clearance since I'm planning on moving up to 35's in the future so i used the top line instead. I do like the way you lined yours up tho. Looks very clean
One of the tabs on the marker bulb housing will need to be very slightly trimmed in order for them to fit. I just plugged it in, saw where it wasn't fitting, then trimmed just a hair off the tab that wasn't quite fitting. Not hard at all. And thanks for the compliment.
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Originally Posted by PingPong View Post
ONe of the cleaner installs I have seen .... I have yet to se a clean rear install that looks/functions right on a 4 door.


IN summary good clean install.. now lets see the rear done too
All this time on here & you've never seen my XJ? DUde ... you're missing out. One of the cleanest TJ flares/XJ installs ever

It WAS a royal pain ...

Forgive the poser pic ... was annoying my neighbor because she had her friends plow her parking spot right where I had to park my XJ ... thinking she would "P" me off. Second pic was before the body armor.
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