Jeep Builds Make your own jeep build thread here, discuss and view jeeps here. All Jeep models are welcome here.

XJ Fender Flares

Old 02-04-2013, 11:07 AM
  #1  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 12
Model: Cherokee
Default XJ Fender Flares

Well, I'm already running a 4.5" lift and 32" tires, but was still rubbing and popping the flares off now and then on the trail. So I got fender flares from Notch Customs and finished the install.

They were a bit of work, because you cut out a lot of metal, but it was totally worth it. I think they look sweet.

Apparently some other company used to sell these, but I guess people couldn't get them anymore. The guys at Notch acquired the molds, and they're making them now.

I'm thinking I've gotta do bumpers next.
Attached Thumbnails XJ Fender Flares-2013-02-04_09-11-26_398-640x361-.jpg   XJ Fender Flares-2013-02-04_09-09-58_37-640x361-.jpg   XJ Fender Flares-2013-02-04_09-09-30_693-640x361-.jpg   XJ Fender Flares-2013-02-04_09-09-08_537-640x361-.jpg  
elCapitan28 is offline  
Old 02-04-2013, 11:12 AM
  #2  
CF Veteran
 
xj_maniac_newb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Summerville, Ga
Posts: 6,322
Year: 1995
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 2.5 4 cyl.
Default

Sorta looks like the iceland offroad flares. Look a little bit different tho. I just wonder if they're as strong as the iceland flares were, i know they were pretty damn stout.
xj_maniac_newb is offline  
Old 02-04-2013, 11:20 AM
  #3  
CF Veteran
 
Gatchmo5710's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: st.george utah
Posts: 2,209
Year: 1996
Model: Cherokee
Engine: l6 4.0
Default

Not bad at all. Price? $$$$
Gatchmo5710 is offline  
Old 02-04-2013, 11:22 AM
  #4  
Seasoned Member
 
ZombieResponseJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 492
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L I6
Default

Looks awesome. I've never seen those before.
ZombieResponseJeep is offline  
Old 02-04-2013, 11:23 AM
  #5  
CF Veteran
 
xjheep92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: mass
Posts: 1,021
Year: 1992
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0 high output
Default

those look pretty sweet man!
xjheep92 is offline  
Old 02-04-2013, 11:23 AM
  #6  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 12
Model: Cherokee
Default

Originally Posted by xj_maniac_newb View Post
Sorta looks like the iceland offroad flares. Look a little bit different tho. I just wonder if they're as strong as the iceland flares were, i know they were pretty damn stout.
That's the company that used to sell them. The Notch guys are using a fiberglass company that does good work, by the look of it. They're about 1/4" thick, and super sturdy.
elCapitan28 is offline  
Old 02-04-2013, 11:25 AM
  #7  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 12
Model: Cherokee
Default

Originally Posted by Gatchmo5710 View Post
Not bad at all. Price? $$$$
$470.

They come primed, not painted. I did that myself, and went all out, matching the color, so that was some added $, but I thought it was worth it. I guess you could rattle-can them black pretty cheap, but I wanted to keep my all-white look
elCapitan28 is offline  
Old 02-04-2013, 11:28 AM
  #8  
CF Veteran
 
xj_maniac_newb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Summerville, Ga
Posts: 6,322
Year: 1995
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 2.5 4 cyl.
Default

Originally Posted by elCapitan28 View Post
$470.

They come primed, not painted. I did that myself, and went all out, matching the color, so that was some added $, but I thought it was worth it. I guess you could rattle-can them black pretty cheap, but I wanted to keep my all-white look
That's not bad. About the price of bushwackers except they're probably a hell of a lot stronger and patchable if you do crack one. Whats the quality on them? As in did they need any filler to look smooth?
xj_maniac_newb is offline  
Old 02-04-2013, 11:36 AM
  #9  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 12
Model: Cherokee
Default

Yeah, way stronger than bushwackers!

They're pretty dang close, but I did use filler on mine. I really do get out on the trail, but I'm still of the mindset that I want it too looks as good as possible. It's more work, but I like it. A little bit of filler, and an extra half hour made them look seamless with the body.

The fit was close enough that I think most people could do a little bit of sanding on the flares, and be just happy. I can't really blame Notch for not having a millimeter-exact fit, though, since everyone's XJ is more than a decade old, so it would never be the same on two vehicles, you know.
elCapitan28 is offline  
Old 02-04-2013, 11:44 AM
  #10  
CF Veteran
 
xj_maniac_newb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Summerville, Ga
Posts: 6,322
Year: 1995
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 2.5 4 cyl.
Default

Originally Posted by elCapitan28 View Post
Yeah, way stronger than bushwackers!

They're pretty dang close, but I did use filler on mine. I really do get out on the trail, but I'm still of the mindset that I want it too looks as good as possible. It's more work, but I like it. A little bit of filler, and an extra half hour made them look seamless with the body.

The fit was close enough that I think most people could do a little bit of sanding on the flares, and be just happy. I can't really blame Notch for not having a millimeter-exact fit, though, since everyone's XJ is more than a decade old, so it would never be the same on two vehicles, you know.
And with fiberglass its hard to get an exactly perfect mold. Most need filler, i know the iceland flares did. Good to hear it doesnt take much, so that they're not all too far off.
xj_maniac_newb is offline  
Old 02-07-2013, 10:51 AM
  #11  
CF Veteran
 
djlarroc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 3,071
Year: 1997
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

NIIIIIIIIIIIIICE XJ!!!!

Planning on bigger tires? My xj looks alot like yours. Have 31s on now.. if I move up to 33x12.50, definitely going to consider these flares.
djlarroc is offline  
Old 02-07-2013, 11:16 AM
  #12  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 12
Model: Cherokee
Default

I'll probably switch to 35's, but I'm going to do the rear end, transfer case, and drive line first. Hopefully soon.

I know two guys that run a 4.5" lift and 35's with this set of flares, and don't rub at all, so 33's would still have plenty of room.
elCapitan28 is offline  
Old 02-07-2013, 12:37 PM
  #13  
CF Veteran
 
caronaxtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Hamburg, NY
Posts: 1,258
Year: 2001
Model: Cherokee
Default

At first glance, i didn't even notice they weren't stock except that your wheel wells were much bigger... They really came out nice.

Great Job.
caronaxtr is offline  
Old 02-07-2013, 01:26 PM
  #14  
Member
 
Cuzco25's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 160
Year: 2001
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L
Default

Originally Posted by caronaxtr View Post
At first glance, i didn't even notice they weren't stock except that your wheel wells were much bigger... They really came out nice.

Great Job.
x2

I love the look. Very clean looking, and almost stock in appearance, but still great functionality out of them. :-)
Cuzco25 is offline  
Old 02-07-2013, 02:52 PM
  #15  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 12
Model: Cherokee
Default

Thanks!

That's exactly why I went with them, and why I had them painted white to match. They're not in-your-face, bulky, black, with bolt holes everywhere... They're just awesome.
elCapitan28 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: XJ Fender Flares


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: