Wide tires + debris = chips in paint (prevention?)

  1. TrailJoy

    TrailJoy Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for suggestions on how to keep the sides looking nice with wide tires (-12 offset, 285/70R17 KO2's) on a 2020 JLUS. We can't seem to find flare extenders (only replacement fenders which we have NO interest in replacing), and mud flaps won't protect the sides/doors.

    How do you deal with prevention, and (because it will eventually happen) repairs?
     
  2. NTX Black Moab

    NTX Black Moab Well-Known Member

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    Interested as well. Moved to 37x12.50 on -12 Fuel Beasts.
     
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    mxincanada New Member

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    Your doors won't get hit much. Mostly the rear fenders. You could always wrap them with a transparent 3M protective film..
     
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    Doors maybe not, but hinges definitely (personal experience). And definitely the rear fenders (again, personal experience).
     
  5. Foster1

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    I got side steps. That helped a lot actually. Running 35's here too.
     
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    I did PPF along the sides. When it gets really bad you will take it off and replace. Not cheap but way cheaper than repainting and trying to match the color and killing resale value.
     
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