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Old 11-07-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Which tube fenders?

I'm in the market for some new fenders. I currently run a 2" bds lift with 1.25 bl and 33s.
My future plans are running 35s with this lift so I'd want some that offer enough clearance but still won't look retarded with 33s.
I've looked at c&c hoodlines, poison spyder, and metal cloak. I love Psc and metal cloaks but I'm having a hard time justifying the money plus replacing the whole fender is also a nice option.

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Old 11-07-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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TnT fabrications also makes em. A couple of guys in my club run them and absolutely recommend them. Not cheap, but definitely shy of metal cloak pricing

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MCE Flat Fenders are great too.
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:50 PM   #4
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depending on the condition of your current fenders, you can sell them to offset the cost of a complete fender like the MetalCloaks.

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Old 11-07-2013, 06:06 PM   #5
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I got a lil dent in my passenger but that's it. Will any tube fenders clear 35s or do I need high lines ?
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:56 PM   #6
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After looking at all the tube fenders under the sun I will be going with the CC fab hoodline fenders.

metal cloaks/poison spyder I like but way out of price range

MCE $383 for plastic

gen right not bad but I like the $200 price tag of the CCfab . I know you get what you pay for but I have heard good things about the CC fab
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:54 AM   #7
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Another +1 on TnT's. Some of my friends have this fender and they said that it is easy to install and requires no major modifications.
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:21 AM   #8
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After looking at all the tube fenders under the sun I will be going with the CC fab hoodline fenders. metal cloaks/poison spyder I like but way out of price range MCE $383 for plastic gen right not bad but I like the $200 price tag of the CCfab . I know you get what you pay for but I have heard good things about the CC fab
I have had bad experiences with CC Fab. You DO get what you pay for there! Worst part is they did not make it right..double whammy!
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:49 AM   #9
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+1 on the MCE flatties. They hold up to some abuse and A LOT lighter than a standard tube fender
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I have had bad experiences with CC Fab. You DO get what you pay for there! Worst part is they did not make it right..double whammy!
Every company makes mistakes, but not making it right is something I don't like to hear. I will be reconsidering my choice. Thanks for heads up.
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:12 AM   #12
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One thing to note about the posion spyder fenders is they use part of the stock fender to mount. You have to cut the whole fender leaving it not fit to sell.
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I'm thinking of just getting the metal cloaks for 600 and getting the flares later on or just spending 300 on the smittybilts and chopping up my fender. Decisions.........
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I love my poison spyder flares!

I'm looking to get these at some point. How was the install?
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:31 AM   #15
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Every company makes mistakes, but not making it right is something I don't like to hear. I will be reconsidering my choice. Thanks for heads up.
i agree with you totally. Things do happen. I can send you pics of the install if you would like them.
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Another +1 on TnT's. Some of my friends have this fender and they said that it is easy to install and requires no major modifications.
Read the install notes though....you CANNOT keep your stock air box
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I just installed metalcloak arched fenders on my LJ. I love them
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I just installed metalcloak arched fenders on my LJ. I love them

Pics or it didn't happen.

BTW, I tried your Photobucket link in your sig & it comes up with my own account. I do see one pic in your Garage link. Nice ride. So what does having a 6" lift combined with the tube fenders do for you? Lots of suspension travel?
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I went with UnderCoverFab's ghost-line like fenders. Around here in the south, the narrower front is great for going between trees and such. You DO have to weld them up and they do use the stock inner fender, but they've worked great so far!



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I'm looking to get these at some point. How was the install?
Only took one day without painting them. But it was relatively easy as long as you follow the directions there shouldn't be any problems.
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:00 PM   #21
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I just finished installing the CC fab tube fenders. Once you get over the nervousness of cutting the stock fenders, install is fairly simple. I got them with shipping for $180 which worked nicely with my budget.Had I had the money I would have went with TNT full replacements.
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I just finished installing the CC fab tube fenders. Once you get over the nervousness of cutting the stock fenders, install is fairly simple. I got them with shipping for $180 which worked nicely with my budget.Had I had the money I would have went with TNT full replacements.
I see you covered up,the bottom where the fenders meet the body, did they work or were they 3/4" short like I told you? Not flaming just curious.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:13 PM   #23
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They went all the way down. They fit perfect. Only one small thing is I had to drill one of the holes 1/16th bigger where it meets the tub to get a screw to fit.
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Smittybilt makes flat fenders also, I have had them on for about a year with no issues. Good price also.

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I ended up grabbing the ccfabs hoodlines for 180 shipped. I'll eventually get some high lines from poison spyder when I upgrade everything I need and run 35s. Can't beat em for the money.
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I ended up grabbing the ccfabs hoodlines for 180 shipped. I'll eventually get some high lines from poison spyder when I upgrade everything I need and run 35s. Can't beat em for the money.
does it not bother you that the fender is too short on the body side? We had the same problem and I thought it looked bad.
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does it not bother you that the fender is too short on the body side? We had the same problem and I thought it looked bad.
It did bother me but I just bent the inner fender up to match n recoated it with bedliner.
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I ended up grabbing the ccfabs hoodlines for 180 shipped. I'll eventually get some high lines from poison spyder when I upgrade everything I need and run 35s. Can't beat em for the money.
Damn that's a good deal. I think I might have to look into these! How are they holding up for you?
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wow, after hitting a few trees this weekend out on the trails, those CCfab 3" flares look really tempting at $300. Everyone else seems to be in the 500-1000 range!
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