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Old 11-21-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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Smittybilt XRC Corner armor versus Poison Spyder Flat Fenders

Hey guys, I'm torn and was wondering if anyone who has used either of these has advice. My current pros and cons list is:

XRC:
Pros - heavy duty armor for the quarter panels, looks good, cheaper than PS, comes ready to be mounted
Cons - not technically street legal so might need to fab flares if a cop calls me out on tire coverage

PS:
Pros - looks clean, is more or less street legal (close enough not to draw attention), well built fender flares
Cons - doesn't have any armor for quarter panels (could use their armor but is way more money than my current budget for fenders are), costs more than XRC, has to be painted

I was on the fence about the XRC but after seeing them in person I'm definitely leaning towards them. I'm moving up to 35s or possibly 37s this spring and am planning on buying new flares/fenders at the same time. Any advice or reviews of either product would be awesome! Thanks in advance

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Old 11-21-2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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Poison Spyder....Made in America

Smittybilt...Made in China

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Yes made in China;(. Wish they were made in the USA, but they look so cool (IMO). They are strong and will add some weight to your jeep. I've had them on for over a year now and have had no issues. Requires drilling into your jeep. Will definitely have to discard your fuel cover if u have one installed(I use a locking gas cap). There is a video on you tube titled "bullet mod" that shows someone shooting the front fender with what appears to be a BB Gun so they r really strong. Ha ha joking: shot with a 9mm or .45. I haven't had any issues with the Po Po either- Cali.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:04 PM   #4
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Yes made in China;(. Wish they were made in the USA, but they look so cool (IMO). They are strong and will add some weight to your jeep. I've had them on for over a year now and have had no issues. Requires drilling into your jeep. Will definitely have to discard your fuel cover if u have one installed(I use a locking gas cap). There is a video on you tube titled "bullet mod" that shows someone shooting the front fender with what appears to be a BB Gun so they r really strong. Ha ha joking: shot with a 9mm or .45. I haven't had any issues with the Po Po either- Cali.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:21 PM   #5
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Here is the link to the video
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Yeah I need bigger tires.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:38 PM   #7
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Yeah I need bigger tires.
Fine looking jeep! What tires/lift are you using? I already had to take a hole saw to my rear quarter panel for my tire carrier so I'm not overly stressed about drilling anymore
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #8
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This is owned by the local dealer..

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Old 11-21-2013, 07:01 PM   #9
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I currently have stock 32" tires and Metal Cloak Game Changer Lite lift. I also have the same tube doors.
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Thanks for the compliments the jeep
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:03 AM   #11
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I have the XRC--I love the way it looks and it and it is beefy as hell. If you decide to go for the XRC armor however, be prepared for a long, frustrating, painful install. I did the fronts on my own and it took me 2 days. The rears took about 8 hours between myself and 2 other guys. Also, I was missing some hardware (nutserts and a couple other things)--of course nutserts are not available at Ace or Home Depot so I had to order them and wait. Not fun but the end result is great. Oh, and the nutserts are a beotch...make sure you get a high quality nutsert tool--the one that comes with the kit absolutely sucks. Feel free to PM me if you want additional details! Edit--Here is a pic of my rig!


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