Smittybilt TJ Wrangler 6" Fender Flares (Paintable) - 17190


  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B17190
  • Width/Coverage:6 Inches
  • Quantity:Sold as a set of 4
  • Location:Front & Rear
  • Position:Front and Rear
  • Color:Paintable
  • Fitment:Direct Fit


Smittybilts fender flares are produced for you in a textured UV stable ABS plastic. This ABS plastic is strong enough for the trail and looks good enough for the city streets. Its durable construction allows it to be flexible without cracking. Bolt it on or paint it first to match your Jeeps paint job. Minimal drilling may be needed for proper installation.

Customer Reviews

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1.0 More trouble than what it's worth

1.) The instructions say to place all screws and spacers on the flare before aligning to the body. The rubber spacers are not tight enough to stay on, and half the spacers and screws fall off when you try to place the flare. 2.) There is a very large gap to fill with the spacers. In my case, two spacers really don't fill the gap and when I tried to use three spacers on each screw the flare couldn't handle the extra pressure needed to compress the spacer a little and the screw punches through, and you're sad. Besides, there aren't enough spacers to place three on each screw. In fact, I really don't see the point in using spacers at all. 3.) In places, in order to close some unsightly gaps between the flare and the body, I had to tighten some screws a little more and the screw heads simply punched through the plastic. 4.) I found that the screw heads are a little too small to spread the pressure needed to install. I used the supplied washers directly under the screw heads to help spread the force. I have to buy more washers. 5.) Some of the decorative screw caps are not "clicking" into place and won't stay on, so I think I might have to glue them on as I do not want to fuss with them any more. 6.) Some drilling and filing was needed as the holes don't align in a few places. In the end, I ordered black hex head screws with matching washers and used those instead of the hardware supplied.

from Cupertino, CA |
1.0 Garbage

I bought these fender flares for my TJ. They are cheap garbage, the fit sucks (require trimming to fit) and the screws pull through the holes.

from Eagle, Idaho |
4.0 Good lookin

I love the new flares, great looking product. I do wish the instructions had better graphics however.

3.0 Not bad for the price

The look good but the fit was not all the great on the rear fenders at all they were a pain to get on. I had dug the screw further into the side away from the hole making it higher just to get the rear to fit

from Bennett colorado |
4.0 Body washers a must install

These are OK if you install with a good set of body washers and lock nuts don't over tighten the bolts and they will last, let them move around a bit when your done with install.

from Fresno CA |
3.0 Okay for the money

These are okay for the price and maybe because they are imported is why the fit is not exact. I had to file out the lower mounting holes on the rear which resulted in not being able to retain the screw cap. Other mounting screws have pulled through the plastic which requires you to use a bigger washer and not overtighten. Would recommend to a friend with the above caution.

from La Marque, TX |
4.0 Bring your own hardware

Product looks great, and installs to body well. The screws and plastic washers provided are too small to hold the flares to the body.I had to replace with my own washers. (so a double installation).

from Palm Springs, CA |



Question & Answers

4 Answered questions

Q: I have 1997 TJ wrangler with 31x15 tires. Will these work? Answer this question

A: Hello there, the 31" tires will work with your jeep as long as you have a mild lift(1"-2") with it as well. Shop with us anytime, on your schedule. Browse, call our customer service center, or come visit us in one of our stores. You can even save on shipping costs by shopping online and picking your order up in a store. No matter which method you prefer, we’re ready to help with excellent parts, advice, and service.

Answered by Ray Ray on 10/12/2014

Q: my jeep is a 2001 sahara with the original tire size still on it will these flares be too big???? Answer this question

A: Hello madeline, Thank you for the question. The Smittybilt TJ Wrangler Fender Flare Set Part Number: S/B17190 are 3" wider then the factory flares. With the stock wheel and tires install the flares will fully cover the tires.

Answered by RK on 07/10/2014

Q: On by 05 TJ Wrangler x will I need to drill or will the existing holes be ok to install. Thank You BII E Answer this question

A: Bill- Thanks for the question. The Smittybilt TJ Wrangler Fender Flare Set uses your existing flare holes.

Answered by DP on 05/04/2014

Q: How much additional coverage does this product have as opposed to the 2003 Jeep Wrangler stock fenders? I am trying to find fenders that will fit German standards by covering the surface area of my tires. Answer this question

A: Hello Betty, Thank you for the question. This flare is 3" wider then the factory flares.

Answered by RK on 04/19/2014


For 60 years Smittybilt has been fabricating aftermarket parts and today their products include Jeep tops, bumpers, lighting, winches and trail gear. Off-roaders count on the company's innovative parts like the original nerf bar side steps to equip their Jeeps for the trail and day-to-day driving. Pairing affordability without compromising quality is the hallmark of Smittybilt and the manufacturer's reputation carries over to products like its Overlander Series of tents, Adventure Boxes and SEMA award-winning magnetic trail skins for Jeeps. Smittybilt offers over 2,000 interior and exterior parts and accessories for 4x4s with multiple capabilities for jeepers of all levels. Shop Smittybilt Now

This Product Fits the Following:

  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Rubicon  
  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler (LJ) Unlimited  
  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler (LJ) Unlimited Rubicon  
  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) X  
  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) 65th Anniversary Edition  
  • 2005 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Rubicon  
  • 2005 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 2005 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 2005 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) X  
  • 2005 Jeep Wrangler (LJ) Unlimited  
  • 2005 Jeep Wrangler (LJ) Unlimited Rubicon  
  • 2004 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Rubicon  
  • 2004 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 2004 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 2004 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 2004 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) X  
  • 2004 Jeep Wrangler (LJ) Unlimited  
  • 2003 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Rubicon  
  • 2003 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 2003 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 2003 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 2003 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) X  
  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) X  
  • 2001 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 2001 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 2001 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 2000 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 2000 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 2000 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 1999 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 1999 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 1999 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 1998 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 1998 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 1998 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport  
  • 1997 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) SE  
  • 1997 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sahara  
  • 1997 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Sport