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Fender Flare options

Since nobody makes flares for our vehicle has anyone thought of a similiar size vehicle that might work. With cutout flares we could possibly fit a larger tire with the spacer lift.
Or I was thinking a highline type mod where we could just mount our stock flares higher. There are several tj guys that have done this.

I would like to have custom front and rear bumpers and could maybe adjust the design to make the flares fit better.

If someone works at a place that sells flares maybe they could try them out...just dreaming. Here is the xj and a suburban for reference.
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Since nobody makes flares for our vehicle has anyone thought of a similiar size vehicle that might work. With cutout flares we could possibly fit a larger tire with the spacer lift.
Or I was thinking a highline type mod where we could just mount our stock flares higher. There are several tj guys that have done this.

I would like to have custom front and rear bumpers and could maybe adjust the design to make the flares fit better.

If someone works at a place that sells flares maybe they could try them out...just dreaming. Here is the xj and a suburban for reference.
I honestly don't think you'll find a vehicle that is similar enough to Commander to where youd be able to use their flares without totally hacking up your XK. With that being said you basically have two options. Either do what im going to do and trim both front and rear flares or make some custom fiberglass flares. After I rock the trimmed fenders for a while im going to make custom tube fenders.




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I look forward to seeing your progress. Godspeed!
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I look forward to seeing your progress. Godspeed!
The transformation will happen really soon. I just need to figure out what to do with the rear once I take out the plastic inner fender well. That and I need to order my rock rails.




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No one has come up with it yet, leave it to 07JeepXK to lead the way.



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I guess you could make some out of metal tube style like this guy did to his XJ. Looks a little rough but maybe if it was done subtle.
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Here's a guy who did a good job. Maybe still to much but would be definitely different.
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I might trim my front fender flares before the Rausch Creek trip this weekend. It all depends because I am extremely busy this week.

As for the tube fenders, when I get around the them I want to do something similar to the last pictures you posted but I want mine to have a more clean apperance when installed. Plus the would obviously be paint matched to the rest of the vehicle.




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I found another write up about fender modifications. I have also found a couple where wagoneer owners have done this. Here is a good link.http://www.rocklizardfabrications.co...r_trimming.htm
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07 keep us posted...as I will probably follow you in your oh so wise leadership in modifications...lol
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