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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-25-2000, 01:56 AM
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Fender Flares

Which brand of extended fender flares (ie Rocky Road or Calmini) would you recommend? My Samurai has 31x12 1/2 Boggers on 15x10's(Backspacing 3 1/2"). Here in Hawaii, we have a recon law that states that our tires must be covered by a fender flare. There is about a $100.00 Difference in price, but I will not be making my decision on price. Thanks in advance. Samuguy


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-25-2000, 08:13 AM
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I too figured I'd save a 100 bucks. I bought the RRO flares. I was told that they were in stock and would ship in a couple of days. Almost 3 months and about a zillion calls/emails later they arrived. Much to my surprize, I had two rear driverside flares and no front passenger flares. After some dickering, it took a little over a month for another to arrive. When I asked for an UPS return slip, I was told by the owner that that would cost a lot "so why don't you pay for the shipping and I'll give you credit." Yeah, as IF I would order from there again.

As far as quality, they didn't fit right into the metal lips so I removed the lips and bolted them to the body with S/S bolts. Best part of that is I can remove them.

They are NOT black thru-out as described. If you get the least of a scratch, it goes right thru the black gelcoat and shows the white and pink filler below.

Rub a tree slightly and they shatter, I know. And after 2 emails and about a dozen or so postings on the BBS to get them to agree to sell me one replacement, I figured it wasn't worth weeks or months to get it.

In hindsight, I'd go with the Calmini or most likely the Petroworks ones. I've seen both up close and they are of much better fit, appearance and quality.

That's my opinion.

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How about Wal-Mart Lawn Edging? It's $5 for 20', black, flexible, and works great. Sure, it's not exactly stock, but it's cheap and functional (like me).

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You can also do a custom Jeep Wrangler rear fender flare installation. Check out the how to on this site and izook.com

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