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Old 02-23-2014, 11:26 PM   #1
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MC Highlines or Arched?

Thinking of going with MC over PSC as I've heard the Poison is more difficult to install for front fenders. And the MC's are a direct bolt in.
So my question is seeing which you all prefer and why. Granted I'm thinking of the 4 inch or narrower to at least cover some of my front tires, 33x12.50, and still stay legal here in CO. But still not entirely sure.

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Amy, I went with arched MC 6" VERY painless install! No cutting or relocating parts. I sprayed every bolt with PB BLASTER for a month and it made everything easier. Click image for larger version

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Sinister6, Sweet dog... unless thats you driving?? haha Just kidding, but really sweet dog!

And i personally like the Highlines. but your the arched seem very popular. I just think the lines match up better with the Highline. Flow

Arch looks a little more aggressive, and dare i say it.... sinister.
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I agree with the above. When I gather the money, that is what I will be going with
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I love my arched fenders. I have ZERO regrets about them. I like the looks and the functionality. Now with that being said IF I had to do it over I'd probably go the route of the PSC Defender XC (Neg Flare), but at the time I did my MCs I wouldn't have felt comfortable with doing the PSCs. I really don't think you could go wrong with either.
I do prefer the "no flare" look but it is a totally personal opinion.

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Old 02-24-2014, 03:05 AM   #6
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I love my arched fenders. I have ZERO regrets about them. I like the looks and the functionality. Now with that being said IF I had to do it over I'd probably go the route of the PSC Defender XC (Neg Flare), but at the time I did my MCs I wouldn't have felt comfortable with doing the PSCs. I really don't think you could go wrong with either.
I do prefer the "no flare" look but it is a totally personal opinion.
From yours and John's pic, it looks like there is a lot of space between the fender and tires. Right now I have 33's and they may look really small with the arched. But maybe its the way I'm perceiving it through the pic lol.
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with arched fronts and flat rears your 33's will most likely look a bit small...i think that'll be with any tube fenders you put on, though.

I currently run a set of smitty's on mine but eventually i'll end up going with a higher quality fender. I really like the look of the arched MC's but for my rig its going to be a bit "aggressive" compared to the rest of my mods.

I'll be going with a set of hyline's and will trim my hood but thats more work than just simply bolting them in place like others. I just want to maintain the look i've built so far and hylines will be my choice.

Depends on the look you want...i'm with goldeneagle. If you want a more clean/stock look, go with the hylines. If you want a more aggressive approach, go with the arched. As stated, I think regardless of what you pick, the 33's will look a little small so start planning axles, brakes, steering, gears, and a set of 35's lol.
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with arched fronts and flat rears your 33's will most likely look a bit small...i think that'll be with any tube fenders you put on, though.

I currently run a set of smitty's on mine but eventually i'll end up going with a higher quality fender. I really like the look of the arched MC's but for my rig its going to be a bit "aggressive" compared to the rest of my mods.

I'll be going with a set of hyline's and will trim my hood but thats more work than just simply bolting them in place like others. I just want to maintain the look i've built so far and hylines will be my choice.

Depends on the look you want...i'm with goldeneagle. If you want a more clean/stock look, go with the hylines. If you want a more aggressive approach, go with the arched. As stated, I think regardless of what you pick, the 33's will look a little small so start planning axles, brakes, steering, gears, and a set of 35's lol.
Oh trust me, if I had the money all those will be upgraded. David won't let me get 35's until I wear down my 33's my next upgrade when I get enough money will be gears and axles. So I may end up just waiting then until I can get everything else upgraded first. And the was my worry with my 33's in that they will look too small.
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I run the PSC Aluminum DeFenders (non-highline). If I were starting over, I'd look at the Overlines....they'd give me more space for my 35's and 4" lift. I wouldn't need so much bump stop to keep tires out of the fenders.
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I plan on getting the negative flairs also. I just cut my front fenders for the time being.

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Old 02-24-2014, 02:55 PM   #11
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Arched MCs would be my first choice.
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I'm going through this debate myself and I'm running 33's with 4" lift. The mc opens the wheel well a lot so my personal feelings is the overline which will look better with 33's but my debate is going with larger tires in the future the arched fenders gives a little more clearance. I don't know though. Thanks for starting this thread maybe it'll make up my mind too. lol anybody got yj pics?
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Highline will give the most clearance. You have to move the hoodline up if you want to gain the most clearance.

That's why I'd suggest the highline fenders with some hood cutting.
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Highline will give the most clearance. You have to move the hoodline up if you want to gain the most clearance.

That's why I'd suggest the highline fenders with some hood cutting.
Though with 33's would the tires look ok without the cutting? Or is the cutting the preferred way to go? Don't have a hood cutter, which is why I'm asking.
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I'm under the assumption that with highline fenders its a must to cut your hood...thats why they're called highlines. The stock hood will not fit without cutting or getting an aev highline hood.

I still think your tires will look kind of small regardless of what route you go.

Here was back when i had 32's on my rig...this was with pocket flares:



And here was the same lift setup after installing my smitty tubes and flat flares:

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I'm under the assumption that with highline fenders its a must to cut your hood...thats why they're called highlines. The stock hood will not fit without cutting or getting an aev highline hood.

I still think your tires will look kind of small regardless of what route you go.

Here was back when i had 32's on my rig...this was with pocket flares:



And here was the same lift setup after installing my smitty tubes and flat flares:
Yea, that's what I was afraid of. Might just take my fenders off now, living in Arapahoe County, or keep them on and hope I don't shear one off.
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Yea, that's what I was afraid of. Might just take my fenders off now, living in Arapahoe County, or keep them on and hope I don't shear one off.
Are the roads really NARROW up there that you'd shear one off?
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I personally don't like the look of any of the Metalcloak fenders. They dont flow with the rest of the jeep lines. If it were me, I would go with the PSC defenders negative flare and hiline. I think narrower rigs look much more aggresive than the wider ones.
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Even better go with gen rights. I love mine. Wouldn't trade 4 mc or psc any day
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The Wranglers don't really have lines that "flow" to me.... that would be more like a Corvette or a Bugatti. Jeeps are a box.
I think those MC arched front fenders look badass...... kinda like the front fenders on the Artic Cat ATVs. And if they provide a bit more tire clearance, all the better. Seems like they would look better if the inner fender was painted black though.
Here in WA state, we have to have fenders to drive on the road. So the width issue is moot unless you want to have it be offroad only.
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I have Metalcloaks. 35 MTR's with no lift. Do those other brand of fenders you speak of have that much clearance?

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I have Metalcloaks. 35 MTR's with no lift. Do those other brand of fenders you speak of have that much clearance?







The defender XCs can take a 37 at stock height.
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Gen rights and ps will clear a 35" tire easily. Idk abt PS but gen rights offer more clearance then mc. I've parked my rig next 2 another with mc and the gen rights offer more clearance everywhere eexcept the very bottom of the fender itself which 2 me is fine because i hate the way the mc's look where the side panel of the fender meets the tub. They shulda left some more material there. The little side panel on the fender looks stupid and outta place imo. not 2 mention the gen rights look sick the way they angle inward. Makes the rig look mean and a little more narrow
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gen right high lines

These r the best imo
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These r the best imo
Honest question...what do you like better over the PSC? What was your selling point?
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These r the best imo
those are pretty sick but they're price tag is crazy when you add the inner fender. MC comes with the inners already. Wish genrights did.
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Nothing major. I prefer the side panel on the gr's over the psc and i was also ordering a bunch of other suspension components at the same time from gr so i just kept it simple and placed 1 big order. I like the psc too. If i didnt go gr thats wat i wulda went with. Not a fan of mc.
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Pricey yes but u get wat u pay 4. I've learned that the hard way. Gen rights price tag is generally what shifts ppl 2 mc. That and mc's easy installation. But I'm going all out on my rig so i held off for the best.
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those are pretty sick but they're price tag is crazy when you add the inner fender. MC comes with the inners already. Wish genrights did.
Thats not a very good comparison considering the genrights are 750-850 (steel vs aluminum) for tube fender and inner fender.

The MC's are 600 just for the base tube. If you run a flare...you are looking at 820-850.
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