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Old 07-06-2013, 02:19 PM   #1
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Tube fenders!

Hi everyone. I've been looking around a little for a set of tube front fenders to replace my stock ones. It always seems that the description on these says drilling is required. And I've seen people talking about how hard theirs were to put on. Can anyone point me in the direction of some that will be a straight, bolt on install? And preferably some that I won't have to give an arm and a leg for...

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Old 07-06-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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Also I have a 99 tj. Thanks!

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Old 07-06-2013, 02:31 PM   #3
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Most all tube fenders use the existing inner fender and require cutting of the outer fender. The ones that are complete fender replacements are the higher priced ones like Metalcloak. A cheap alternative would be trimming your flares an inch or two to give more clearance
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:47 PM   #4
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TNT customs!!! I runn all they're armor!!! Best I've seen and all my buddy's love it and are rubbin it now! Straight bolt on and beat price too.....
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:07 PM   #5
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Trimming would be good but the reson I'm replacing mine in the first place is my passenger front fender has a nice big rust spot on it. So if I'm replacing then I might as well upgrade.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:13 PM   #6
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Heres what I had to do to install mine.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:14 PM   #7
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Well just did a search and TNT customs is actually more expensive than any other fenders I've seen....
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:15 PM   #8
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Solman, do you any more pictures of the tube fender install?
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:33 PM   #9
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I've heard good things about moab fab and theres are only priced.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #10
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CC FABS. i bought some hoodline flat fenders $200 bones shipped to my door. Theyre in Arizona, im in So Cal. Free shipping...

actually, just looked. cutting and drilling...... check it out anyway theyre good folks


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Old 07-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #11
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I can't believe I forgot about Moab fab! I know Bryce personally. We did my rear corners a few months ago!!! Definitely look him up! I beat the shit outta my jeep and his armies takes it all!
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CC FABS. i bought some hoodline flat fenders $200 bones shipped to my door. Theyre in Arizona, im in So Cal. Free shipping...

actually, just looked. cutting and drilling...... check it out anyway theyre good folks

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I have c&c fabs fenders as well, for the price they are great! Built extremely well and great customer service ! It only took me and a buddy a couple hours to install them...


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Old 07-06-2013, 04:45 PM   #14
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I used Smittybuilt tube fenders, They were less than $400 shipped (got them from Summit racing) had a small rust issue 1 year later and they shipped me another set for free and said to keep the old set
Last week when I painted my jeep I sanded off the wrinkle finish on the tube fenders and painted them to match.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #15
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So do you still have the other set??
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:39 PM   #16
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Here are my smitty ones...they're a great product, the powdercoat is just kind of crappy.

Put these on in about 2.5 hours start to finish...they arent hard

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Old 07-06-2013, 05:59 PM   #17
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I also have the smittybilt fenders and flares. My fenders were also rusted so I drilled out the spot welds and took the hole outer fender off it was worth it you just gotta trim the inner fender.
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And are you all keeping your inner fenders? I also need something thats rugged.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:24 PM   #20
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MetalCloak ='s easy bolt in installation. Also means you can run 33's/35's with no lift.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:51 PM   #21
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WhAtever you do do not get the CCfabs anything! Very bad experience with their crap!...
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:37 PM   #22
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Does anyone have a How To on how to install these or do they come with instructions? I want to do this to mine badly but am afraid that I might mess up the install.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:42 PM   #23
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you'd probably cringe if you heard how much I just spent on the metalcloak fenders today....buuuut they advertise for 100% bolt on and easy to do. Also agressive and highline clearance. Your jeep though!
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What size tires r you guy running I have 35 x 12.5 x15 on a 15 x8 rim here in pa you can only have a inch of tire sticking passed the fended
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What size tires r you guy running I have 35 x 12.5 x15 on a 15 x8 rim here in pa you can only have a inch of tire sticking passed the fended
Im running 35x12.50- 15s for now in PA, they stick out but I've been running it this way for over 2 years now
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:18 AM   #26
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Owen_tj, that's helpful that you say it's fairly easy. I think I am going to go for the smittybuilt fenders or some similar to that style. The bolt on metal cloaks look great buuuut I don't wanna spend 800+ lol!!
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Owen_tj, that's helpful that you say it's fairly easy. I think I am going to go for the smittybuilt fenders or some similar to that style. The bolt on metal cloaks look great buuuut I don't wanna spend 800+ lol!!
You get what you pay for in more ways than one. I learned that quickly. MC fenders aren't cheap, but they bolt on and fit like factory components, look great, and protect your Jeep well. And if you ever expand on the front fenders(with sliders and rear fenders etc) they all interconnect/interlock with each other and form a slick perimeter tub/body guard/barrier.
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Im running 35x12.50- 15s for now in PA, they stick out but I've been running it this way for over 2 years now

yea.. im in pa and mine stick out a little bit.. so far no problems.

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also if you are anywhere close to lancaster county.. check out
"lancaster county jeeps and friends" on facebook. its good for connecting with ppl in the area
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:34 PM   #30
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I've also installed the smitty's and like them except for the powder coat finish.When I was looking for some fenders I ran across some from rugged ridge that are a direct bolt on and need no cutting but they are like 500$ apiece.way to steep for my budget here's a pic of the fender.and a pic I my sahara with the smitty's
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