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Re: Who is interested in an aftermarket fender flare alternative?

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Pinetar, I reject your reality and substitute one of this world. Intuitively obvious to even the most casual observer, a fender outside the wheel will have a noticeable effect. I've had extended flares on all my trucks since I ran wider & bigger than stock and they made a marked difference.
I don't disagree with this, but if you look at the concept flares - heck even the bushwackers - they taper back in to the body at the bottoms. I wouldn't call them 'extended' by any means. This exposes the area where the tires sling the mud. On a GC, you're better off with mud flaps.

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Re: Who is interested in an aftermarket fender flare alternative?

Interested for sure




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Re: Who is interested in an aftermarket fender flare alternative?

Mud flies when you turn, flares or no, the tires radius is 16" give or take. Unless you only go straight mud will bypass all flares. Get over your logic it's personal not factual.
As for the concept flares there A to B length or front to rear lower opening has been significantly lengthened and it's not simply for the accommodation of a tire up to a 35 it's for the accommodation of the maximum tire with less lift and making the optimal use out of the suspensions limited up travel without having the small areas of contact be the limit. I assure you all of the fancy talk about what is useful is actually justification for pretty and truly useless mods. I'm all for looks and I will gladly consider these in looks alone as I like them, but go wheel a bit in the wilderness, I know you guys do. They will hopefully be good looking well made and reasonableish price wise as all they're other products seem to be.


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Re: Who is interested in an aftermarket fender flare alternative?

if they look factory I'm in


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Re: Who is interested in an aftermarket fender flare alternative?

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They will hopefully be good looking well made and reasonableish price wise as all they're other products seem to be.
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I agree with all your statements. This particular sentence though- obviously we are simply in an initial 'gathering interest stage here' but price-wise if we get this project green lit we want it to be comparable if not more cost effective than the Bushwackers...

I want to make it clear here - I do not have any special interest with Blackops or hidden personal agendas here. I just turned to the only guy I could think of who would actually be interested in making these (which he is) so , talk to your friends, get them on here - lets get people talking about this. If anybody in California can find a donor vehicle this would really help expedite everything

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A 275/60/20, close to a trueish 33/11.50 and we know you can stuff a 305 under so width isn't the concern, a flare with a small cut that would accommodate this would sell more because if you need it instead of want it you're more likely to buy it. Well maybe not in the Jeep crowd. This is a moderate tire already at 2" lift and even another 1" would still hit but a 1" increase in clearance would keep him at this safe and secure height that would also lower the impact on stock parts vs lifting more.
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Re: Who is interested in an aftermarket fender flare alternative?

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I appreciate the input here - I know that's the troublesome spot for everyone. I'm not too sure if a modified design will alleviate this issue though
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Re: Who is interested in an aftermarket fender flare alternative?

You're not sure if a modified design will alleviate this issue? I may be interpreting this wrong. A modified design is exactly what will alleviate this. If the flare where slightly drawn toward the front by a matter of one inch, with the commensurate amount of trim to the panel, and the outer fender still followed the outer body line but the fender itslelf tapered a bit, the inner liner would even rivet back in with new holes. There's nothing behind the liner there and the lower edges are easily trimmed well. Hence a modified design would alleviate this. It's simple for me to talk about bit I'm not suggesting it would be that easy but yes a modified design.... I'm still game without a trim, a more robust flare would work well.
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Re: Who is interested in an aftermarket fender flare alternative?

I'll run it past Chad - not sure it would be that easy to implement

Keep in mind - this whole project is simply to re-create the fenders on the concept vehicles... not build rock crawler fenders.
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Re: Who is interested in an aftermarket fender flare alternative?

I would purchase a set if they are functional, provide >1" of wheel well coverage and don't involve any cutting. I appreciate all the work in getting this pushed forward!
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Who is interested in an aftermarket fender flare alternative?

You mean to re-create the concerpt flair in appearance, because those flared do indeed offer additional clearance without becoming too aggressive. I could carve up a set of TJ or JK bushwhackers easily. I don't think anyone wants the rockcrawler appearance, what they want is a smooth well integrated look of the concept flare which did accommodate larger tires with a small amount of trim. In reality I sincerely doubt that anybody wants to do a damn thing about the functionality of the flare so it will be fine if there was simply another piece of bitch jewelry, another looks oriented bling bling chrome ball sack hanging from the hitch... flare is fine. I will buy a set either way, I own tools.

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Re: Who is interested in an aftermarket fender flare alternative?

alright then.
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