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Old 04-11-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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Need new Fenders (broke mine) - Suggestions and reviews

Well, thought I would take my back property home today since it was such a nice day, nice open property with rolling hills and hit a good size pot hole and my new 35's proved that my lift wasn't high enough lol. 3" lift but with heavy bumper and winch, more like 2.5". I popped loose the front driver side and completely broke off my rear driver side fender flare and guard. Glad these are break away flares





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Old 04-11-2013, 12:17 PM   #2
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I would like some fenders that could have a little extra wheel coverage since I have the 3.75 bs 15's but also gives extra clearance for the 35's

Thoughts so far are Bushwhackers flats or TrailMods removable fenders

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Old 04-11-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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There are a brand of flares that are wide an will cover a larger area I'm not sure who made them can't think off the top of my head, each on quadratec.com for fender flares an it'll give you a ton of results
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Xenon has a set that offer a bit more coverage. My BW flatties measured out to provide the same coverage as stock. Like you, I have 15s with 3.75" of BS and wanted a tad more coverage, but I'm fine with the BW flatties because they compromise between the right amount of coverage and good looks. Some wider ones look like wings and are ugly IMO.
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Cost effective and very functional

http://www.smittybilt.com/product/index/43.htm

But I cut my stock fenders to give it a custom look
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I'll also help the OP out an ask for anyone who has flat fenders to post some pics up, I'm considering them as well once I go up to 35's
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I'll also help the OP out an ask for anyone who has flat fenders to post some pics up, I'm considering them as well once I go up to 35's
Happy to oblige.

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Just got back from my local Offroad shop. They sort of made the decision for me. They had a set of BW flats in stock and could do it Tuesday morning because they just got a cancellation on another job for Tuesday. If they had to order it was going to be at least two weeks before they could do it. So Bushwhacker it is


I got to looking and the Passenger side front fender is broke even worse the the driver side. It just laid back flat and I didn't notice. All the plastic clips are broken. Only the bolts at top are holding it on.
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I have Bushwacker and hate them. I'll be getting the Metal Cloak ones when funds allow.

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1) they stain
2) they damage easily (caught on tree, now permanent indention)
3) seen Metal Cloak support weight of vehicle on Escalator on Hell's Revenge
4) seen Metal Cloak support the weight of vehicle on V-Notch trail at SMORR
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Gave serious thought to metal ones. Then thought a fender swap is better than tub repair. I will stick with the plastic ones.

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Only time I've witnessed tub damage is on a rollover where the plastic ones would not have helped.
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Gave serious thought to metal ones. Then thought a fender swap is better than tub repair. I will stick with the plastic ones.

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That was one of my consideration after seeing how the factory flares did. No damage to the panels at all. All the damage was to the flares them self.
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Yes, perhaps if you're going to be hitting trees and rocks with your fender flares, OP, plastic may not be the way to go. However, if you're looking for a moderately priced, attractive, and functional flare the BW do you well. If you have ~$2K+ for fenders the MC ones are a great choice. I really wanted some MC flares but couldn't justify the cost.
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Metal ones in use. Notice it supports the weight of the Jeep.
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Good thing it didn't have plastic fenders or he would have been in real trouble.
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I agree. A small tree took out my plastic fender and hit my tub. A stronger fender would have prevented it.
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I agree. A small tree took out my plastic fender and hit my tub. A stronger fender would have prevented it.
I was being sort of sarcastic.

Of course, the rule about marrying your mods with your needs applies in the fender flare arena.

Something like the MC kit can be overkill for my needs, and I'm assuming the same is true for rics.
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I'd save money and cut stock ones if wanting plastic. You can find replacements on Craigslist all the time.
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I was being sort of sarcastic.

Of course, the rule about marrying your mods with your needs applies in the fender flare arena.

Something like the MC kit can be overkill for my needs, and I'm assuming the same is true for rics.
Agree, some people will need or prefer metal/steel flares others will prefer plastic, its really about how you wheel an what you wheel. I would prefer plastic, but don't object steel(not sure about rust factor with those) an I'd also prefer a narrow fender but know they would kick up a ton of rocks atleast I believe so I'm still researching for myself
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Only thing about cutting stock (besides the fact I actually broke the rear fender) is the wheel coverage. I could use a little more and cutting would make it even smaller coverage. Also need new fenders soon so not to worry about a ticket and I can get the BW on fast
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I'd go w/the flat ones, those look sharp on that rescue green rubi up there ^

Nice Jeep by the way, if I was to trade up a newer one I think I'd have to go black... looks sharp for sure.
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I'd go w/the flat ones, those look sharp on that rescue green rubi up there ^

Nice Jeep by the way, if I was to trade up a newer one I think I'd have to go black... looks sharp for sure.
Hey mister! It's Commando Green.

Just joshing with ya though. Thanks!

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