bigger lifts, new parts... It seems like it's a never-ending cycle.
Once you modify one thing, either you discover the next weak link
or even something you may not have thought of - like how much
mud is going to come flying past your stock flares! One of the
things I have often considered running were wider fenders flares,
so when I was asked to take a look at Bushwacker's New Pocket
Flares, it seemed like a great match.
When the box
arrived, I immediately opened it up and pulled out all the parts.
4 flares, 2 rolls of adhesive-backed rubber material, two packets
of screws, plastic washers and trim caps (in Chrome and Black)
and 1 page of instructions with very little detail. But then again,
installing flares shouldn't be too difficult. I mean, it's got
to be pretty simple, right? Well ,to answer my own question -
yes it is simple. But clearer instructions and better parts do
help. Read on to find out what I mean.
One of the
first things you will notice about the Bushwacker Pocket Flares
is that they are made out of a thinner injection molded material,
rather then a thick rubber-like material like some other companies
thing is the how much larger they really are then the stock flares
and also how they have a thinner profile and shape to them, as
The nice thing
about having a black Jeep is that almost everything comes in the
color I want - basic black! So, since I wasn't planning on painting
these flares, I was set to go. If you are planning on painting
your flares, take the time to do it right.