I’m finally getting the ’97 TJ back together. I am not reinstalling the short plastic flares at the bottom of the front fenders, so along with a few necessary body patches, I planning on welding patches over the large holes and fastener holes.
I will be installing the OEM main flares. Also, the tires on the Jeep stick out a little; maybe an inch outside the OEM flares.
When running without doors, will not having these lower flares installed allow a lot more road debris onto the driver and passengers?