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Old 05-16-2010, 03:35 AM
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Fender Flares

Anyone else think that some fender flares for the Patriot would look amazing? i don't think anyone makes them (at least i haven't been able to find any)

i'm dying to see what a lifted Patriot with fender flares (the bolt on look ones) rugged wheels and some meaty tires would look like.

i think that with the lift and fender flares you could widen it's stance and put some real tires on it.
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Chrysler dropped the ball with the fender design on the Patriot. The fender should have been flat, with a bolt on flare like the old Cherokee. Also, the flare should not extend onto the rear door, which will be the real issue adding a nice/tough looking flare.
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Ew! No, flares would look terrible on the Pat. Sorry, it's not a Cherokee.
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I've considered this myself. Contrary to Dawson's opinion, I think it would look good, if not taken to extremes. The rear doors would be a challenge. I'm giving thought to painting the lip around the wheel opening to look like a flare. Flat black to match the trim, also painting the wheel spokes to match. @$500 to have it done professionally.
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I've considered this myself. Contrary to Dawson's opinion, I think it would look good, if not taken to extremes. The rear doors would be a challenge. I'm giving thought to painting the lip around the wheel opening to look like a flare. Flat black to match the trim, also painting the wheel spokes to match. @$500 to have it done professionally.
i agree. don't take it too extreme. just something to accentuate the lines, handle some bigger tires and mean it up some.
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i agree. don't take it too extreme. just something to accentuate the lines, handle some bigger tires and mean it up some.
And absorb the impact of inconsiderate idiots that fling their doors open and ding the rear wheel well lip.
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Chrysler dropped the ball with the fender design on the Patriot. The fender should have been flat, with a bolt on flare like the old Cherokee. Also, the flare should not extend onto the rear door, which will be the real issue adding a nice/tough looking flare.
I agree.....Chrysler should have had flares on the Pat from the start. BUT don't let the fact that the rear flare extends on to the rear door keep you from making something. after all, the Liberty has the same setup and looks pretty cool.

maybe modify some Liberty flares for a Patriot? just a thought.....
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You can look at the Liberty Renegade here. I like the roof mounted lights, and the flares.

http://www.allpar.com/model/jeep/liberty-renegade.html
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Wink doh!

Wish I hadn't seen this thread. Now you've got me thinking....flares... wider wheels.... expense
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Just an idea.
If you replace the black inner fender screws with metal/chrome ones the Pat should look more rough.
They are pretty good visible from the outside so i guess they will grap attention ones replaced.
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check out the chop shop subforum.

This is a great dream vehicle. The problem is, there is no mechanical way to get the rocker up even with, or above, the wheel hub center on the Patriot without major suspension reconstruction. The physical design limitations of independent suspension are most surely to one thing standing in the way of Patriot being a great Jeep rather than a good Jeep.
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that's not a bad idea Rends...simple...i like it. i might have to experiment with that. if i decide to, i'll post some pictures.
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Has anyone ever looked into painting the flares with Rhino Liner? It could be a good alternative being it can take all kinds of punishment.
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