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    I'm looking at adding on the Bushwhacker fender flares soon; anyone have any feedback on how well they lasted? The new ones are pricey but I don't like the ones on it right now and I think it does add some style to it.

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    I have some 6'' bushwaker fender flares i will be getting rid of soon.
    they were on mine when i got it. they have been pretty good for me
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    cedog, I will take your old ones, I screwed mine up. I will even come pick them up and buy you a beer.

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    Itchee I'll let you know I'm looking at doing it within the next six months.

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    Its no rush. I will be heading to Bragg soon anyways to visit some buddies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cedog75 View Post
    I'm looking at adding on the Bushwhacker fender flares soon; anyone have any feedback on how well they lasted? The new ones are pricey but I don't like the ones on it right now and I think it does add some style to it.
    I put Bushwackers on my wife's TJ. They installed very easily and were very durable. They were rubbed against trees and rocks with no ill effects. (other than some scratches) They held their color and didn't fade like the OEM ones tend to.
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    I had the bushwhacker and I slid on a muddy trail onto a tree and a couple of the mounting bolts broke through the plastic. I had to get some washer to make the bolts hold in the broken holes again. Since then we have installed the Mountain Valley Customs tube fenders and I can literally stand on them with no major ill effects. I know nate (notarubicon) did and for shits and giggles and to show how stron they were to someone at work, I nervously climbed up the tire and stood on them with no issues.

    Hopefull I will be removing the bushwacker flares from the rear if anyone is in need of those, I would like to get the rear tube fenders from MVC soon.

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    Look good, but they are not good on the trail. I tore mine off after a few rides. Like mentioned above the bolts are the first thing to bust through. Especially in the cold, they crack and are brittle. Go with Xenon. Ten times better for "real" jeeps.
    Last edited by Tiff; 01-19-2009 at 09:49.

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    I have seen some of the bushwackers that cracked and the driver had to drill some holes along both sides of the crack and then stitch the crack closed with zip ties. The fenders look nice, but they do't have much play in them especially in the cold.

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    I've seen the Xenon ones also, maybe a better choice?

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