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Uneek 4wd do fender extenders that push the factory flares out too.

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I'm thinking that this is the way I'll go. Judging by the photos I've posted so you think the one inch would be enough?

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As OzRick mentioned. To get you out of trouble you can get the rubber strips that go onto the outside of your flares. They look aweful but will keep you legal.

The next step up is inside flare spacers from Uneek. You will need to do a little bit of drilling into your body and will also need a nutsert tool.

http://www.uneek4x4.com.au/jk-wrangler-flare-spacers/

After that, it can get quite expensive.
I'm thinking that this will be what I'll be doing thanks Nanook. Providing they'll be able to cover the tyre? Went out today and definitely see the point of flares covering the tyres

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Yeah tell us what offset the wheels are or what size 16x8? and what back spacing or offset? Then we can advise on what will cover them.

If the outside of the tire is more than an inch out of the new fender then you will want 2 inch. It depends a bit on if your goal is just not to draw attention or to actually have them covered, stop the mud from slinging, and avoid the possibility of a fine I guess.
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Yeah tell us what offset the wheels are or what size 16x8? and what back spacing or offset? Then we can advise on what will cover them.

If the outside of the tire is more than an inch out of the new fender then you will want 2 inch. It depends a bit on if your goal is just not to draw attention or to actually have them covered, stop the mud from slinging, and avoid the possibility of a fine I guess.
Thanks mate, much appreciated. I'll get onto Gordon at the local tyre joint and get back to you.
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Went out today and definitely see the point of flares covering the tyres
And yet... first time you get it into a cutting or deep ruts you'll see the wisdom of having the tires sticking outside of the guards.... its a no win situation

You have to make the call, how much on the road risk are you prepared to take vs off road practicality ?
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And yet... first time you get it into a cutting or deep ruts you'll see the wisdom of having the tires sticking outside of the guards.... its a no win situation

You have to make the call, how much on the road risk are you prepared to take vs off road practicality ?
That's a good point too. Maybe I'll just wait for the boys in blue to make the request before I get them?

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Not a bad call, I found the blue boys down here in rural vic to be a bit more reasonable than metro VIC and a lot more than in QLD or NSW. The thing is though if you have less than +20 offset wheels (which it looks like you do) they will be over the track increase law and they can canary your car and make you remove the wheels so having them covered of nearly covered will save all that bs. How likely is that? probably not very here in VIC where they just don't want to see the tyres protruding.

I've not had issues with fenders in deep ruts (admittedly I generally don't go looking for trouble but have certainly been bottomed out in ruts without concern of the fenders. Fair point on cuttings though, removable fenders would definitely be the way to go if you think you'll be doing that
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I'm in a similar situation, 2015 JK Rubicon. Putting in a 3.5" lift. About to order 35x12.5x17 BFGs. I'm let to believe the ideal rim to ensure no rub is 17x8.5 (4.5 BS) but 8.5" rims are rare so probably have to go to 17x9 rims with 4.5" BS. How much will these protrude from the stock fenders. I'm worried that even with 2" wider flares I could be cutting it fine.
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