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    YJ Flares on a CJ

    For some time I had been envious of the larger looking flares on YJs. The CJ rear fender flares look good with stock size tires, but look alittle goofy with oversized tires. I decided to try on some YJ rear fender flares to see if they fit, and it turns out that they do.

    YJ rear fender flares will bolt directly onto a CJ. While this "upgrade" won't give you any more clearance (the body of the jeep isn't trimmed at all), in my opinion it looks better.
    Last edited by TerryMason; 01-26-2008 at 09:12 AM.

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    Step 1

    Here's what my stock rear fender flares look like, It appeared that the wheels were cramped inside the small round flares
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    Step 2

    All you need to get the flares off (and on again) is a standard hex bit, I used a drill because it is a lot easier
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    Step 3

    Just unscrew the bolts, and get the flare off, then use the old flare a a guide and drill matching holes in the new YJ flare
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    Step 4

    Here's what the Jeep looks like without any flares
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    Step 5

    Just screw the new flare on. Although the fenders aren't trimmed at all it looks like the wheel has a lot more space, and seems to have a more up to date appearance.
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    Re: YJ Flares on a CJ

    I believe that I gave them away, but it's been a couple of years.
    My 2005 Wrangler Build Thread

    “He who is without oil shall throw the first rod.” -Compressions 8.7:1

  8. Re: YJ Flares on a CJ

    What about tj flares on a cj? The front is where the problem is. Anybody ever done it?

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    Re: YJ Flares on a CJ

    They sure look better than the originals. That is what I like about Jeeps, you can swap so many parts from year to year.... Model to model!

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  10. Question Re: YJ Flares on a CJ

    Can you put front YJflares on a CJ7

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    Re: YJ Flares on a CJ

    Quote Originally Posted by Bald Eagle View Post
    Can you put front YJflares on a CJ7
    That's what I did in the photos above.
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    Re: YJ Flares on a CJ

    NICE change! Looks good!

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    Re: YJ Flares on a CJ

    You just unscrew the old ones and screw the new ones on??? Thats it?? no trimming?? I may have to do this to mine.. thx

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