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Old 11-24-2007, 10:47 PM   #1
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Trail obstickles!

Is it worth buying tubed fenders if your only the weekend off-roader? I was thinking bout overkills fenders with there bumper combo, or the Hanson Enterprises 52 inch bumper, or even a PSC trail stinger. Could I get some input on thia from someone please!

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Old 11-24-2007, 11:00 PM   #2
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It all depends on the offroading you are doing. If you need the extra clearance of the tubes and the extra strength then yes, and you can wheel it every day and if you aren't in real rough terrain or don't need the clearance then it could be a waste of money.

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Old 11-24-2007, 11:05 PM   #3
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I don't think you would ever say "damn I wish I didn't buy tube fenders" any kind of armor is good for any level of wheeling.
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:05 PM   #4
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I want to prepare for nasty trails but I only go on the weekends. Money is a little tight but not to bad.
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I want to prepare for nasty trails but I only go on the weekends. Money is a little tight but not to bad.
I will have them soon for my DD jeep. I like the look of them more than anything.
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:20 PM   #6
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I can't wait to get my hands on some tube fenders, they just look awesome. If you like the look, go for it.
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:27 PM   #7
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do it. its like asprin, if you have it you wont need it, but if you dont have it, you'll need it. if anything else, they look BA.
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Old 11-25-2007, 12:15 AM   #8
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go ahead and wheel your junk, until you cave in a fendor or two. Then you can justify the armor, if that is what it takes to convince you...........
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I'm getting these!

They're from TnTcustoms
I don't wheel in Moab or anything but I like the look and they don't fade like the plastic flares do.
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:17 AM   #10
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These are not in production yet, but worth a look.
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:12 AM   #11
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I want some, and I only wheel a couple of time a year! Last trip I thought I would have to get some, 'cuz my tires were eating my flares, but they held up with no visible damage (dangit).
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:07 PM   #12
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hey 21 for the stuff you do down south I wouldn't figure you need them too awful bad but like said before armor is always good. but you know that I'm totally for them anyway so this scale is kinda tiped for me.
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:47 PM   #13
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I'm thinking of copying these for mine...also from TNT Customs...looks way cool!

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I don't think you would ever say "damn I wish I didn't buy tube fenders" any kind of armor is good for any level of wheeling.
perhaps how about if you only do mud or snow where you dont need protection since its soft?.. tubes might only be extra weight...
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Old 11-25-2007, 04:21 PM   #15
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How cares about extra weight. We're not drag racing, and it's not enough to slow anything down. The armor is ALWAYS good to have IMO. Oh, and with the tube fenders, you can run a bigger tire w/o the lift. For instance, a 35in tire on a 4in lift.
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:00 PM   #16
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perhaps how about if you only do mud or snow where you dont need protection since its soft?.. tubes might only be extra weight...
Tripp, I'm questioning your citizenship right now. That comment is just unamerican.
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perhaps how about if you only do mud or snow where you dont need protection since its soft?.. tubes might only be extra weight...
Its only mud but if I was running stock fenders they would have been toast.
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Tripp, I'm questioning your citizenship right now. That comment is just unamerican.
hehe i passed the test i just need to get my oath ceremony invitation
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:31 PM   #19
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Silvergoat has the TnTCustoms tube fenders. And his Jeep has an amazing flex for a SA system. Tube fenders are the way to go, even if you don't EVER go offroad. Period. They rock, and and just look plain sexy!
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:32 PM   #20
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tube fenders rock.
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I'll reiderate...
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I'll reiderate...

That's sweet!, But what do you do about the exposed engine components in the fender well?
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:38 PM   #23
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There is still coverage just not as much as stock. Also think about the fact that the hole underside of your motor is left open to the elements.
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:04 PM   #24
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I think they look tough, but personally I would have to have something that came out pretty far like the TNT pictured above. I don't really care for the short tubes as much as the long ones.
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I'm getting the 4.5in flares front and rear. They provide all the coverage as the stock, and they also have 6in flares, or 3in flares too.
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:28 PM   #26
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i don't care for the tubes with the big flares...but still way better than stock.

tube fenders rock. BTF is only $219...although you have to weld it.
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Old 11-25-2007, 09:44 PM   #27
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although you have to weld it.

thats a problem w/ out one



anyhow, cant you put sheet metal to cover up the engine compartment from elements?
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HOLY S*%^! thats a cool shot!
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anyhow, cant you put sheet metal to cover up the engine compartment from elements?
Yes. They sell sheet metal fender well covers. Usually for about $25 per side.
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Just for the record, I did make it out.

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