It’s no secret that the fender flares on the Jeep JL Rubicon models have a much more aggressive look and provide more clearance for off road activities. However, it is possible to swap to Rubicon flares on the other JL models.
Here’s the catch, you’ll need to pick up a used set of Rubicon take offs (check eBay), or if you want to purchase new flares at your local dealer, you’ll need a VIN number before they will know what to look for you.
Here is a Rubicon VIN number and Rubicon part numbers that should help.
2018 JL Rubicon Unlimited
This Jeep does not have the LED package. That is not relevant to our needs as we won’t be using the OEM lights anyway. The non-LED flare is cheaper due to different brackets for the DRL’s. The outer shells are the same for the LED and non-LED flares.
Flare Color: “Molded In Color” – ie. Textured Black, Unpainted
Part Numbers for These Flares:
- Driver – 6CE73RXFAF (old P/N’s: 6CE73RXFAE; 6CE73RXFAB; 6CE73RXFAA; 6CE73RXFAD; 6CE73RXFAC)
- Passenger – 6CE70RXFAF (old P/N’s: 6CE73RXFAE; 6CE73RXFAB; 6CE73RXFAA; 6CE73RXFAD; 6CE73RXFAC)
The outer shell comes pre-attached to the inside black plastic (not the plastic inner fender). Those things are huge and heavy. Shipping is often very expensive for these. I would check with your local dealer and see if they can price match some of the online sources. Not having to pay shipping on these could save a pile of cash.
Once you are able to get your hands onto a set of Jeep JL Rubicon take off fenders, you’ll be able to separate them from the black inner plastic by following our Jeep JL High-Line Fender installation video.
From JL Sport Flare to JL Rubicon Flare
Here is what your Jeep JL Sport will look like with Jeep JL Rubicon flares installed. For reference, this jeep is stock height and running 35″ tires.
This Jeep JL is also running our Jeep JL Rubicon High-Line Fender Brackets and LED Daytime Running Lights.
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4 thoughts on “Replacing Your Jeep JL Sport Fenders with Jeep JL Rubicon Fenders”
Hello, great write up. If I go from non led fenders/lights on a new Unlimited sport to non led Rubicon Fenders/lights, will the harness match up? I want to stick with the halogen lights for now. Thank you!
Thanks. Yes, they will be the same.
Do you need to order the inner fender liners for the Rubicon fender flares as well? Or do the Sport fender liners work?
The Sport fender liners should work but we do also sale some aluminum inner fenders that give you a little extra clearance over the OEM ones!