Can you put the older style flares on the newer 00-01 xj's? I hate my painted flares.
If i didn't live in PA, i'd go flareless.Two ways of looking at it:
1.) It'll be a good thing to remove the flares and make sure that there is paint under them to ensure that the fenders don't prematurely rust out. Be very careful pulling them off, and like I said, use a thin blade to split the paint from the flare if you see that it's one plane. If you see there is no paint there, then at a minimum tape everything off and hit it with some primer and some paint.
2.) If there is paint under them then you have peace of mind. Once the flares are off then you can do whatever you want. Put back the original flares, swap in other flares, go flareless.......
Yeah the cops here never bothered with my tj which had tires sticking out 3" but since this rig's going to the lady i want it to be as legal as possible so she don't get pulled over by a cop having a bad day. The police station is 1 mile down the road.Yep, I feel your pain. Here in Jersey our tires need to be fully covered as well, luckily in my town the cops don't bother us all that much about it, but other towns do. It sucks.