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Add fenders while keeping stock inner liners?

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by jeepavalanche, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. Jun 30, 2018 at 3:08 PM
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    jeepavalanche

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    I looked on you tube and found there are many instructions on how to keep stock fenders and remove inner fender liners. I'm looking to keep my stock inner liners and get aftermarket flares. I couldn't find one online instruction for that.

    Does anyone know if there is a way to add fenders and keep stock inner liners?

    Thank you!!
     
  2. Jun 30, 2018 at 3:31 PM
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    Welcome! After installing aftermarket flares retaining the OEM inner liners may require trim+modify to fit and a way to secure them. Selecting aftermarket inner liners may be simpler and give a different look but like everything else J.E.E.P.
     
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  3. Jun 30, 2018 at 3:57 PM
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  4. Jun 30, 2018 at 8:13 PM
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    I appreciate the welcome!!! I don't mind forking out the money for suspension, bumbers, wheels, tires, etc. But I'd hate to have to fork out the kind of dough it takes for inner liners. Certainly there is are flares out there that can allow for bigger tires and still have the same existing stock drill-hole that the fender/liner have...If not that is a disgrace. LOL
     
  5. Jul 1, 2018 at 3:42 AM
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    The issue is that the stock liners get their rigidity from the fender flare. When the flare is removed there is nothing to hold in the top part of the flare. You are correct it isn’t ideal. Here are the aftermarket flares and liners I have...545A86F0-21A8-4CDB-8243-A76D14150435.jpg
     
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  6. Jul 1, 2018 at 2:54 PM
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    Yea even if you do get new fenders and keep the liners like I did. It's almost impossible to get them to fit perfectly. I for one... jacked mine all to hell when I trimmed them. They're still on there and they do their job but the look gaudy lol. If I was gonna do it again I'd just shell out the cash for some nice new aluminum liners and be done with it
     
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    I suppose I could look it up, but how bad was the price tag on them bad boys
     
  8. Jul 1, 2018 at 6:41 PM
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    Welcome to the forum @jeepavalanche.
    I have Xenon fender flares. And they came with instructions on how to keep stock inners. And they did have to be trimmed down to fit.
    If I'm not mistaken. Most if not all after market flares require you to cut the stock inners down. Good luck.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2018 at 11:03 PM
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    I think they were around $200
     
  10. Jul 8, 2018 at 8:06 PM
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    I appreciate all the responses. Guess I will have to settle for my stock fenders or buy aftermarket fenders and liners. Can you switch out fender flares and liners and still keep your stock wheel well liner?

    Also, thanks for the forum welcome!!!
     
  11. Jul 18, 2018 at 4:03 PM
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    20180321_220837.jpg 20171223_135926.jpg 20171228_132855.jpg I cut mine and left the inner liner.
     

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