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Old 12-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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Metalcloak fenders, 4" lift, and 33" tires?

My jeep has 33" tires and a 4" lift. I don't want to go any larger than 33s for economical purposes. But anyways, I really like metalcloak arched fenders. If I put them on my jeep, with the current setup, would it look funny? I don't think I've seen it done, but I imagine it would make the tires look tiny. Any input and pictures would be great

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:24 PM   #2
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I thought about getting the metalcloak fenders myself (but the 4" overline ones) until I saw the price. The military just doesn't pay me enough to spend that much on fenders even though I would REALLY like to have them. So......no I don't think they would look weird on yours, but if you're not getting 35s for economical reasons, why spend that much on fenders?

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Old 12-18-2012, 11:11 PM   #3
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I thought about getting the metalcloak fenders myself (but the 4" overline ones) until I saw the price. The military just doesn't pay me enough to spend that much on fenders even though I would REALLY like to have them. So......no I don't think they would look weird on yours, but if you're not getting 35s for economical reasons, why spend that much on fenders?
Well, I meant that pretty generally. I could eventually afford to go to 35s, but I don't feel the need to. I like my current tire/wheel setup and they only have a few thousand miles on them; Gas mileage would go down even more, Gearing would be less than desirable, bigger tires cause more stress and could cause things to break, etc. I'd just rather stick with what I got, since it's working pretty well.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:19 PM   #4
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Not sure if this will help you or not but I'll post a picture of my YJ with 4.5". 35's and the metalcloak fenders. Do keep in mind that my interior is out, no front or rear bumpers and it is a brand new lift. Motor-trans-t-case is in though.

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Old 12-19-2012, 03:55 PM   #5
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You should be able to use a 2" suspension kit with those fenders and run 33's comfortably. You'd save some other potential hassles like driveline vibes by running the 2" lift as well if you want to move down and do a LCG thing. I like how TJ's look with just a 4" kit and 33's though like what you have already.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:44 AM   #6
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A 4" lift and metalcloaks will look silly with just 33s. With metalcloaks, you don't need a lift as high as 4" since they will take care of your rub issues with the stock fender. Aesthetically, there will be too much room between the fender and the tire to look good with 33s.
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a good buddy of mine is running that exact set up. ill try and remember to post some pictures of it when i get home from work. looks pretty good too.
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I have an 03 rubicon, 33s, 3 inch teraflex lift, arched cloaks...and i love it....pm me a number and i will send pic from my phone.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:17 AM   #9
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That will look ridiculous......

To give you an idea, these are Rokmen highline fenders. 37" tires and ~2" over stock height.



Either stick with stock fenders or run shorter coils.
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I am looking to do the same with my TJ. I currently have the 4" lift and 33's. you should be able to run the new fenders and sell your current lift go back to stock parts save fuel and get the look you want. You could also per the MC web site go to 35's later and still not lift it. I just replaced my control arms with adjustable ones ( all 8) the Rough Country X flex arms. They adjust from 0 to 8 inches of lift. I will get more flex on the trail and can us stock springs up to 8 inch springs and not swap them out. Or just keep your lift and the fenders, you may like it that way. Then you could run maybe a 38 inch tire. ( other mods required for 38s) just a thought.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:35 PM   #11
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Not sure if this will help you or not but I'll post a picture of my YJ with 4.5". 35's and the metalcloak fenders. Do keep in mind that my interior is out, no front or rear bumpers and it is a brand new lift. Motor-trans-t-case is in though.
I don't think that looks too bad. Maybe a little too much space but it's still not horrible.

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You should be able to use a 2" suspension kit with those fenders and run 33's comfortably. You'd save some other potential hassles like driveline vibes by running the 2" lift as well if you want to move down and do a LCG thing. I like how TJ's look with just a 4" kit and 33's though like what you have already.
I bought my Jeep with the 4" lift on it, and the po didn't do much besides the springs and shocks. At the time I didn't really know what metalcloaks were, so I decide then to stay with the 4" lift. Since then I've spent thousands of dollars and countless hours modifying it to have a proper lift. Removing the lift isn't a viable option for me :/

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a good buddy of mine is running that exact set up. ill try and remember to post some pictures of it when i get home from work. looks pretty good too.
Alright sweet, thanks
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best ones ive got from that trip.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:26 PM   #13
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best ones ive got from that trip.
It makes the tires look small but it doesn't really look bad. I'll have to think on it some more. Thanks for the pics bro

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