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Cutting Fender/TJ Flares on a CJ

So I went ahead and did it, bought some 38.5x11 boggers..squeezed them under my jeep but they are a tight fit. Right now I have a 4" Pro-Comp lift, and some oversized shackles. I have no body lift and with the condition of my current body, I am not sure that it is really and option, so that leaves cutting things up a bit. Now I am not looking to make this thing a flex monster, but I want it to be able to flex naturally on the trail and not destroy what is left of my body. I have heard that TJ flares help alot. Anyone have any pics of these on a CJ? Anyone else got any other tricks up there sleeves? Anyone got any stock flares kicking around that they will let go cheap?

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Re: Cutting Fender/TJ Flares on a CJ

On my CJ5 and on My CJ7 I cut out about 1" all the around of the rears, and reattached the stock flares (they sit about 1" up from the bottom of the tub). In the front I cut them out straight from the top of the parking light hole, then cut the flares straight and reattached (again they are up about 1" from bottom of the tub).

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Re: Cutting Fender/TJ Flares on a CJ

I just installed TJ rears; pretty straight forward and looks good. The fronts are a little more complicated; that is an interesting idea, PB, I am gonna take a look at that tommorrow.

Check with local 4x shops that do bolt on stuff, a lot of times you can get stock stuff that they replace with aftermarket stuff for little or no $$.

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Re: Cutting Fender/TJ Flares on a CJ

Here is a picture of the fronts, rears you can kind of see that they are not all the way down to the bottom of the tub like stock. I basically just drew a line out 1" from stock and cut it, then moved the flare up.


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Re: Cutting Fender/TJ Flares on a CJ

I put some TJ flares on my YJ, though the front clip is a CJ. I just cut the fender to match the shape of the flare (the TJ flare provides a larger opening than a CJ or YJ flare).. I also trimmed the side of the flare to allow for more room for flexing. It turned out well.

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Re: Cutting Fender/TJ Flares on a CJ

Yeah, fitted up the driver's front tonight; I'm liking it, hopefully I will clear the new 35" MTR's now. I really didn't want to use the TJ fronts, cuz I didn't want to get into the inner fender; looks like it would be a real PITA to get a clean look out of it. Still need to "flatty" the front of mine, but I think this will work well. Looks like you went up pretty high on the front fenders.

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