It has been claimed that you can put 35s on a JK with a stock suspension using the Smittybilt XRC Armor fenders. Metalcloak claims that you can put 37s on a stock JK using their quick-release fender flare.
#1) Has anyone determined which of these options will give the maximum tire clearance on a stock suspension?
I'm also curious about the difficulty of installation, and overall durability. It seems that the smittybilt option would be more durable, because you are replacing the entire fender with thick rolled steel, not just replacing the fender flare. Based on the installation video that I watched, the smittybilt XRC fenders would definately be easier to install on the rear, because there is only one rivet nut to install, whereas the metal cloak has about 8 rivet nuts that must be perfectly placed (a near impossible task!!). For the front fenders, I cannot see a difference in installation difficulty between smittybilt and metal cloak.
#2) Is the smittybilt easier to install when compared to the metalcloak fender flares?