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Old 11-29-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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Fender recommendations?

Hey All. Looking to get myself some new fenders for my 08 JK.
I am looking at Bushwacker, smittybuilt, and MCE.
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Just looking for opinions, and if anyone has photos please show em!
Bushwacker:
Bushwacker Part 10919-07 - Flat Style Fender Flares

Smittybuilt:
Smittybilt Part 76837 - XRC Fender Flare Set

And MCE
JK ('07 - '14) | MCE - Flexible Fenders

I am looking at these 3 mainly because they are cheap (on a budget) but seem like they'll do the job. Thanks!

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Old 11-30-2013, 09:14 AM   #2
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I just ordered the smitty's this week because of price. Have heard good and bad for both them and the bushwackers, have not really heard much on mce.

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I don't like the way the Bushwakers make the Jeep look like an elephant. I like the MCE, and Smitty look, but I like the Metalcloak even more.


MCE have a real solid following and I have been considering them as an option a couple local guys have them and I am impressed. I am leaning toward the Metalcloak's though.
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I don't like the way the Bushwakers make the Jeep look like an elephant. I like the MCE, and Smitty look, but I like the Metalcloak even more.

MCE have a real solid following and I have been considering them as an option a couple local guys have them and I am impressed. I am leaning toward the Metalcloak's though.
Ill look up prices on Metalcloak
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:16 PM   #5
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I really like my Bushwackers. That said, had my budget allowed the price of Metalcloak, they would be on the Jeep instead.
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i like the bushwackers. but then again there are a few good choices out there
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:58 PM   #7
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I vote you get the best fenders money can buy....the OEM fenders. They are the ONLY fenders that won't damage your jeep if hit and they can be had in both flat and full...and best of all, they are free.
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I vote you get the best fenders money can buy....the OEM fenders. They are the ONLY fenders that won't damage your jeep if hit and they can be had in both flat and full...and best of all, they are free.
Pretty sure the MCE's are designed to not damage the body if you hit them.
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Pretty sure the MCE's are designed to not damage the body if you hit them.
I haven't seen a single aftermarket fender that wont damage the body if hit. Even armored fenders like Metalcloak, Nemesis, and Poison Spyder, while THEY will survive, they do massive damage to the body. No aftermarket fender utilizes the OEM break away clips. I have seen bushwacker flatties tweak the fender, and the metal fenders do even more damage. Now, if you don't wheel much and are not planning on hitting your fenders, then run whatever you want for looks, otherwise, the OEM fenders are the only ones designed to tear away, be run over, etc etc, and clip right back on without a hitch.

I am NOT against aftermarket fenders, I love the looks of some of them, however, I'd run them for looks, and looks only. For actual trail carnage or tire clearance, I would run OEMs or trimmed OEMs.
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Bushwackers flat flares really look odd. If i wanted plastic flat- i would prolly cut stock ones. Regardless, i'm saving money on PSC crusher tube flares. I like them the most. The second choice is Shittybilt XRC Armor.
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I know MC are expensive but i think they are well worth the coin.
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I vote you get the best fenders money can buy....the OEM fenders. They are the ONLY fenders that won't damage your jeep if hit and they can be had in both flat and full...and best of all, they are free.

Wait.. They make flat fenders? Or are you saying cut mine?
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:00 AM   #13
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Wait.. They make flat fenders? Or are you saying cut mine?
Sorry if my post was a bit confusing...Im saying cut yours, it's free, it looks good, and its bombproof.
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what about on a daily driver, the extra road grime gonna mess things up?
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I had the Bushwacker Flat Fenders on my JK and really like them.

They were fairly easy to install and held up very well. The did make my 35" tires look small though
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Has anyone run the Ace? The price looks awesome, and everything else Ace is great
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You can buy my Ace flares lol.
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Do you not like them?
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Have you looked at Xeon flat fenders. That's the ones I want 1.5" narrower than stock
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Rugged ridge is also coming out with their new hurricane flares. $400 for the set.


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