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Old 07-24-2013, 11:06 PM   #31
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Bushwackers also. They've been hit a few times but have stayed on so far.




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Old 07-24-2013, 11:14 PM   #32
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Another BW set here.



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Old 07-25-2013, 01:03 AM   #33
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Bushwhackers here as well. Tires are BFG All-Terrain TA-KO, 315/70R/16 on XD wheels.

Yea half doors!! I miss my TJ's half doors.
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Looks like I'm the first to post Smittybilt fenders!
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:09 AM   #35
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Looks like I'm the first to post Smittybilt fenders!
I have them as well. Just been to lazy to go take a pic an post it here lol
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:37 AM   #36
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Posion Spyder aluminum crusher flares, Teraflex 1.5" Performance leveling kit which raises the front 2 inches and the rear 1 inch, Goodyear Duratrac
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Awesome, you're reinforcing my decision to go with flat flares and 33's for the time being. I really don't want to do 35's until I can do all the gearing & axle work that is needed to properly do them. I have a bit more lift, but my bigger concern was flat flares with 33's and while 35's would look nice, your JKU looks pretty good just on 33's IMO.
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After watching several sets of plastic flat fenders get smooshed on the trail is never get them. I'd trim stock or get tube fenders. My ace tube fenders should be here in a few weeks.
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After watching several sets of plastic flat fenders get smooshed on the trail is never get them. I'd trim stock or get tube fenders. My ace tube fenders should be here in a few weeks.
Yeah I see a set of Metalcloak Overland fenders in my future for that exact reason
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If I ever do get any type of flat fenders for my JKU they will be Metalcloaks. I have them on my TJ and have hit trees, rocks, and about everything in between without issue. Conversely, my buddy that has the bushwhacker flat fenders on his TJ has ripped his right off on the trail more than once. If you wheel your Jeep, I would recommend a steel or aluminum tube fender.

@mistasparkl: Love the fenders and your Jeep. You did a nice job on your rig.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:07 PM   #41
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Personally, I'd rather a flexible plastic flare take a beating and risk getting ripped off and reattached versus banging against a steel fender that could transfer the damage to the thin sheet metal on a body panel. I've seen that happen a few times also.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:30 PM   #42
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Personally, I'd rather a flexible plastic flare take a beating and risk getting ripped off and reattached versus banging against a steel fender that could transfer the damage to the thin sheet metal on a body panel. I've seen that happen a few times also.
Not an issue if you get the right fender. The Metal Cloak fenders are reinforced to isolate the body panels from that kind of stuff. Well, their new overland ones aren't so much, but if you are doing the kind of stuff where you're banging on the fenders all the time you'd probably end up with their original fenders anyway.
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Finished installing my rear flats today. Also put on some new shoes.

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Not an issue if you get the right fender. The Metal Cloak fenders are reinforced to isolate the body panels from that kind of stuff. Well, their new overland ones aren't so much, but if you are doing the kind of stuff where you're banging on the fenders all the time you'd probably end up with their original fenders anyway.
Understood. From reading some of the posts you'd think that plastic flares are only for mall crawlers. Just wanted to point out that some of us actually do wheel our jeeps. If you get in a jam and a plastic flare gets ripped off, it's usually a pretty easy fix. More times than not, the plastic flare will flex and no damage done.
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The two sets I've seen take hits didn't flex. They creased and bent.

There are pluses and minuses to both plastic is lighter weight and cheaper.

One note about the metal fenders creasing the body. If you take a hit the hard neither will protect you. I've seen pics of jk's played over and tube fenders supporting it.
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Anyone have experience with the ACE steel fenders?? Thinking of grabbing a set tomorrow.
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Who makes the widest flat fenders?
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Anyone have experience with the ACE steel fenders?? Thinking of grabbing a set tomorrow.
that's what I got and so far I like them a lot. I'm able to stand on them and I've bumped a tree pretty good with my rear flare. They seem to be strong and able to take a beating
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What size tirez and what size lift?

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