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Old 05-28-2014, 03:55 PM   #1
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ACE Fender Install

We installed ACE Fenders on the Rubi this weekend. All in all it was pretty straight forward. We did not reinstall the fender liners in the rear. We watched all the videos and looked at all the photos we could find regarding reusing the fronts and then came up with our own modifications to try to make it look as clean as possible.

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Lookin' good Mister Kotter!!!

Couple questions; what size are your tires and are you running any lift?

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Old 05-28-2014, 05:29 PM   #3
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No lift yet - We have a Rock Krawler 1.5" Max Travel kit in the garage waiting to be put on. That's the next project.

Tires are 33's.
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Looks really good! I have been looking at those for when my time comes.
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I like their fenders except that odd gap in the rear fender.
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Nice! Mine are on order. Any advice on how to handle the liners in the front?
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:39 PM   #7
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Ckeck out this Stock to Rock episode This is basicly how I did mine except for the triangular tab that you see them secure behind one of the fender washers. I used that same tab however I put it inside the fender well. Instead of notching it I drilled a hole through it and nut and bolted it with the fender bolt already used for the fender install.
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Those are the standard width?
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Wide in the front.
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:39 AM   #10
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That is a nice Rubi. That RK 1.5" is going to make it pop. You'll get about a true 2.5". That is a clean build.

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Ckeck out this Stock to Rock episode

This is basicly how I did mine except for the triangular tab that you see them secure behind one of the fender washers. I used that same tab however I put it inside the fender well. Instead of notching it I drilled a hole through it and nut and bolted it with the fender bolt already used for the fender install.
Good call on moving it to the inside. I've seen that video before and thought it looked weird on the outside. I'll try doing it the way you did.
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Another question for you - did you put anything between the fenders and body to prevent scratching, rust, etc? I was thinking of something like a vinyl tape. I haven't seen anyone do this on the installation videos.
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No I did not, but that is a good question that I did not think about . The fenders bolt up solid, so I don't think paint damage due to vibration will be an issue.
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That is a nice Rubi. That RK 1.5" is going to make it pop. You'll get about a true 2.5". That is a clean build.

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Thanks Dan.
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I asked the guys at Ace and they said they don't put anything in between either.
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I like their fenders except that odd gap in the rear fender.
That gap is odd. I hadn't noticed it before. Is it just a photo illusion or do you see it in person?

I like the look and shape. Still looking for a set that will come down and match the rampage bumper like the stock flares.

Jeep looks great! Did you do a writeup on how you prepped and painted the protectors?

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