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X-Max Fender Flares

4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


Maximum clearance flares for your 4-door ’84-’01 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)

2-door XJ – click here

We just finished rebuilding our molds and are catching up on the wait list of orders. Please be patient and we will send your order as soon as possible. Thank you!

Product Description

These XJ fender flares are a Notch above the rest. Our X-Max Fender Flares look great with the Jeep Cherokee XJ body style, and provide you with as much tire clearance as you can get. Here are some of the reasons you’re going to love them:

  • Durable 3/16″ fiberglass construction – hand laid with woven reinforcement.
  • Arrives paint-ready (you’re not stuck with just black!)
  • All hardware included
  • Bolts are pre-attached to flare with fiberglass reinforced body filler
  • Detailed instructions for installation

Here at Notch Customs, we’re a bunch of XJ guys. We do some serious off-roading here in Utah, and when you’re rock crawling, center of gravity is a big deal. Our X-Max Fender Flares allow you to keep your CG low, but still run a big tire without rubbing. In fact, how does a 4.5″ lift with 35’s sound? Or our latest experiment: a stock XJ, no lift… we threw on 31.5″ tires, and flexed the thing out a bit, without ever rubbing.

The other thing we’ve learned from experience is that 1/4″ hand laid fiberglass fender flares can take a serious beating! Sure, we had fun smashing them with a sledgehammer, or driving over them, or even letting them drop onto our parking lot from 2 stories high (check out our torture test video to the right, “Just How Tough?”), but the real test is on the trail. With all the scraping and bumping we do in Moab, our XJ fender flares have held up flawlessly! We even had one customer tip his Jeep on its side, so the flares were taking the weight of the vehicle against a rock. Sure, a couple scratches, but no cracks, breaks, or shatters. We dare you to try that with our competitors’ plastic flares. Maybe there’s a reason they’re only meant to wack bushes.

NOTE: installation of this product requires some welding

Additional Information

Weight 37.5 lbs
Dimensions 28 x 8 x 48 in
Tools Required

10mm wrench (recommended: ratcheting end wrench) Pliers Phillips Screwdriver Permanent marker and/or small right-angle pick Razor blade/box cutter Drill & bits (recommended: step-up drill bit) Safety glasses Angle grinder and/or reciprocating saw Grinding wheel, or metal file Hammer Wood or metal block (for pounding a 90° angle)

Tools Recommended

Sanding block or electric sander Body filler Waterproof caulking, or metal filler Masking tape Spray can of rubberized undercoating


Click here to view detailed installation instructions online. You’ll find a step-by-step manual, with plenty of photos to help out.

3 reviews for X-Max Fender Flares

  1. bobby1base@hotmail.com
    4 out of 5


    These flares are AWESOME! It took me a while to find the right body shop for the installation, but they look great. I have a bright red ’99 XJ with a 3” lift, and I’ve got 34” tires in the mail – they should fit without rubbing EASY. The Jeep now looks like a beast and the low COG will be great for larger tires in all driving conditions and all driving surfaces.

    My only complaint is that they don’t align exactly – if you want them to you really need to shave the flares here and there to fit right up against the Jeep.

    Bottom line – if you want an XJ that actually looks GOOD with bigger tires and yet still has a clean look, these are the way to go without a doubt. My only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is the hassle and cost of getting them installed, but I would definitely recommend a top body shop to do the work if you want it done right. The step by step instructions are very user friendly as well. Pics to come.

  2. rob@robndeb.com
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I bought these and a set of X-max sliders for a Cherokee rebuild I am doing. I was really impressed with the pictures showing them installed and the video showing how tough they are. I know from personal experience how easily flares get damaged on the trail. I haven’t had them on the trail yet, but I have dropped them several times during the install and not so much as a chip has resulted. I will also say the installation is tedious and takes a while. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow, but unless you are fairly good at welding, fabricating and body work I would have a professional install them. They sure look good when you get them on and it makes all the work worth it.

  3. N2mtnbiking@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great flares, great service! The flares look great and provide room for the big tires. I’m running 35 inch tires with about 4.5 inches of lift. We’ve done some mild 4 wheeling that twisted the suspension and there was no rubbing. Unbelievable on a Cherokee. With the reasonable lift it drives great on and off road. We get many compliments on how clean the flares look. They seem very solid, fit great, and look fantastic. We are completely happy with the X-max flares and Moab Outfitters’ installation. Thanks guys!

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