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Old 09-29-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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Tube Fenders for a TJ

I've got a beautiful looking 1999 TJ with the 4.0 and a 5 speed. The only real blemishes on it are the typical spots for a Jeep to rust. The tops of the front fenders and the rear corner panel, directly below the lower hinge for the tailgate. I want to replace the front fenders because they are just about too far gone to just fix them. I want to replace the stock fenders with the tube rock fenders, not sure what brand yet though. Im pretty sure I remember seeing from some company before a set of tube fenders with the turn signal and side marker lights recessed into the tubes. I tried looking for those recently and have not been able to find them again. Am I just daydreaming that I saw them before or does anyone know what company sells them? I don't want to lose the side marker if I can avoid it. I believe the fenders I saw had LED lights recessed into the tubes. I realize and don't really want to keep my original turn signal and side marker lenses and bulbs. Any advice or information will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-29-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
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Try MCE fenders. They'll never rust because they're plastic. I just put a set on (along with quite a few others here) and couldn't be happier.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:24 AM   #3
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I'm sure those plastic fenders are great and work well. But I'd rather stay with metal ones if I can. And like I said unless I was dreaming, the fenders I saw with the lights in the tubes were metal. I'd be really interested in those if they are still made or ever were made lol. Thanks for the info though.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:18 AM   #4
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:32 AM   #5
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Try MCE fenders. They'll never rust because they're plastic. I just put a set on (along with quite a few others here) and couldn't be happier.

change your tires dude. the flaires look good, but i dont know about the plastic. Won't they start fading?
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:04 AM   #6
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change your tires dude. the flaires look good, but i dont know about the plastic. Won't they start fading?
Tires are next. I had to install the fenders to clear 35's. time will tell if they fade or not, though I haven't heard one person say that they've faded
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change your tires dude. the flaires look good, but i dont know about the plastic. Won't they start fading?
They have a limited life time warranty. If they fade or crack (which they shouldn't.) MCE will replace them for free.
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I really like the look of those. Do they have a particular model number or anything?
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those look great! I've got an 05 LJ and was looking at those. when I looked at them on their website, the prices were just too much for me. How much did you score those for?
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I admit they were expensive. Wait till a holiday to order them and they have small sales. I paid about 1600 for them and had to work all summer to save up. I love them. They allow for 35s with no lift. The only thing I don't like is how they look from the side with my tiny 33s. They create such a gap I don't like it. but when I get my 35s it will be no problem. Ohh and you order specific, to Jeep tj. I got tj/lj front overlines and lj mod cut for the back. Just order what you need. They have many differences for each model
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I can't speak for anything other than the Smittybuilts (XRC?) They are metal and give a crazy amount of clearance in the front. No side marker though... My Jeep is not home right now so all I can show is a stock image.
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I love my metal cloak fenders. I have them body color matched. My jeep color is the electric lime green and I get a lot of feedback from people.
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MetalCloak is a vendor on here. Also go to there website and sign-up for email alerts. They have free shipping specials all the time.

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