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Missiletech
April 3rd, 2005, 21:36
I need solid advice for wheel clearance on my 88 XJ. I have 6.5" of lift and 33s, and will prolly go to 35s when these die. I want to maintain a flare setup, but still need clearance. I've researched TJ flares being the best "cheap" upgrade for clearance, I would appreciate any and all advice. Thanks.

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-SteVe :lol:

ROBZ95Xj
April 3rd, 2005, 21:41
Bushwhackers?

ECKSJAY
April 3rd, 2005, 22:09
Bushwhackers?

Not up here, they shatter on rocks and tree roots. ;) $375 down the drain in one wheeling trip.

ROBZ95Xj
April 3rd, 2005, 22:09
Sawzall?

mack
April 3rd, 2005, 22:09
is that a nasty kink in your tailpipe??

Starboard M
April 3rd, 2005, 22:09
Seach man, you have no idea how much info you will get. Ideas:
Bushwakers
Rustys
TJ flares
Remount stock flairs higher
Explorer flares
No flares

Missiletech
April 4th, 2005, 06:39
Cool..
Well what looks like a kink is actually a funny angle on the bend over the rear diff, and there is no way I'm gonna spend $200-300 on a set of "aftermarket" flares. Besides, I'm not in a welding class for nothing, LoL. Thanks for the info... I do plan on cutting a bit, and I might try using the factory flares up higher. I can always toss em and get something else if need be.
Thanks, anymore ideas... keep em coming.

-SteVe

wescam
April 4th, 2005, 06:45
liek someone said, you can search up tons of ideas, but there's a few main options-

- BWs or Rustys = $ and awful big (looks / catch on stuff)
- TJ flares = 4 rear flares, they say
- Re use stockers - trimmed up a bit = hard to mount right, at least people say they get knocked off easy
- Run flareless = tickets in some states.

I have same problem. I think I've reached my solution. Run flareless and see if I get a ticket. Two weeks with no flares up front. Lots of city driving. No ticket yet.

For inspection, i may remount the flares with that double sided tape used on plastic body panels.

If I get a ticket, I'll just remount trimmed flares in higher than stock position.

red87cherokee
April 4th, 2005, 10:25
Here's a write-up that shows how to move the stock ones:

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forum...threadid=465722


As far as the TJ flare install (2 sets of rears), this is a good write-up:

http://www.rightcoastcrawler.com/bi...es/TJflares.htm


This one shows how to trim the metal, but leave the stock flares in the same place (but trimming the flares some, too):

http://jeepin.com/features/chop/index.asp
http://jeepin.com/features/chop/chop2.shtml


Hope this helps.

Dale

Ludakris
April 4th, 2005, 12:16
YJ flares.. Super Cheap, Super Ugly.

Missiletech
April 4th, 2005, 16:59
Here's a write-up that shows how to move the stock ones:

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forum...threadid=465722


As far as the TJ flare install (2 sets of rears), this is a good write-up:

http://www.rightcoastcrawler.com/bi...es/TJflares.htm


Dale

Hey these 2 didn't work, any suggestions? Thx!

-SteVe

red87cherokee
April 4th, 2005, 19:18
Hey these 2 didn't work, any suggestions? Thx!

-SteVe
Wait a day or two and try again. They didn't work tonight for me, either . . . but, I checked them out a couple of days ago and they both did work then.

MAXJ
April 4th, 2005, 19:55
First off, im jealous, you seem to have a more fun ride to the moutains than i do. I have to take roads to get to the ski areas around here. Psht.

Secondly, i recommend finding whatever you can and fabbing up your own. I have heard of old tires (whatever works) cut in half and formed into flares...pretty damn ugly, but functional.

Tire flares may also end up putting you into one of those "you might be a redneck if..." jokes though...