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Old 07-11-2014, 10:55 AM   #181
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So in a video on the MetalCloaks Website, the guy stands on the front fender, for those who have them, would they be willing to do the same to the rear fender? use it as a step to better access roof rack gear?
Maybe if I had the full corner... Even that would make me just a little nervous. If you just get the backing plate and the flare, I wouldn't put my full body weight on top of it. Even though the sheetmetal would probably hold it, I really would hate to bend something.

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Old 07-13-2014, 04:08 PM   #182
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Ordering these soon. Can't wait! I'm going with the arched fenders. Nice jeeps! Love the metal cloaks!

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Old 07-14-2014, 01:21 PM   #183
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So in a video on the MetalCloaks Website, the guy stands on the front fender, for those who have them, would they be willing to do the same to the rear fender? use it as a step to better access roof rack gear?
Ok, I am about 160lbs vs Matson at MetalCloak; I climb onto the rear fenders all the time to adjust items on the roof rack, climb in the back, etc. no problem... I would let Matson (the guy in the MetalCloak video) climb up on the Overland fenders and feel very confident there would be no problem. I can try to post pics if any one is interested?
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:40 PM   #184
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Ok, I am about 160lbs vs Matson at MetalCloak; I climb onto the rear fenders all the time to adjust items on the roof rack, climb in the back, etc. no problem... I would let Matson (the guy in the MetalCloak video) climb up on the Overland fenders and feel very confident there would be no problem. I can try to post pics if any one is interested?
Would a 270 pounder be too heavy?
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:19 AM   #185
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Ha ha no need for a picture, unless you really want to! i didnt see why there should be a big difference between the front strength and the back. but was just curious!
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:55 PM   #186
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Would a 270 pounder be too heavy?
That's about where Matson (the big guy at MC) probably weighs in at; I am sure he could climb up on them... however I guess he would not want to be jumping up and down on them
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:30 PM   #187
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Has anyone done the mod cut on the back fenders? I want to get MC's front fenders and no flares in the back. Just curious how hard it is to cut out some of the rear arch to increase tire clearance.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:47 PM   #188
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Has anyone done the mod cut on the back fenders? I want to get MC's front fenders and no flares in the back. Just curious how hard it is to cut out some of the rear arch to increase tire clearance.
Piece of cake. It's a very small amount to cut off. Hang the mounting plate and mark a line where you need to cut. Use a regular grinder with a cut off wheel. Take your time, make the edge nice, you'll be done with each side in 5 minutes.
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:47 PM   #189
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Question for you guys. Does anyone on here run MC's with PSC rocker knockers? If you do, do you have any fitment issues or would this be best answered by just calling MC? Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:35 PM   #190
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Question for you guys. Does anyone on here run MC's with PSC rocker knockers? If you do, do you have any fitment issues or would this be best answered by just calling MC? Thanks!
So just in case someone has this same question. I called MC.

PSC Rocker Knockers are not compatible with MC Arched or Overline Fenders. But, You can trim the PSC Rocker Knockers to fit. MC even has a template on their website for the required cut. Because the rear of the front flare extends almost all the way to the firewall, you could see where the problem would be with "generic" rocker guards. I have not made up my mind if I'm going to trim them or just buy MC Rockers. It is a lot more money for the MC Rockers, but honestly, I don't want to screw up the cut and not be able to sell my PSC's rockers to recoup some of the $$$.

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Old 08-18-2014, 11:10 PM   #191
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I read a guy's thread that all of a sudden I can't remember who it was... But I remember he picked up a PS style rocker and spent a few hrs measuring, test fitting, and cutting his. He made it exactly how he wanted it and made sure to take his time to make it right... But I want to say overall he said he had 5 or 6 hrs into it. How much is your time worth?

EDIT: Just looked it up and the regular Rocker Knockers are $365 straight from Poison Spider, and Metalcloak's are $399. Both come bare metal. That to me is a no brainer. Grab the Cloaks just so they fit and you don't have to deal with making anything custom.
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So I've had my overlines for a while now but I'm thinking of getting some flares for them for the winter.. I Don't know what will look better 4" or 6" I have the wider stock flares in the rear. NEED SUGGESTIONS Thanks!
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So I've had my overlines for a while now but I'm thinking of getting some flares for them for the winter.. I Don't know what will look better 4" or 6" I have the wider stock flares in the rear. NEED SUGGESTIONS Thanks!
What tire size? I always thought that the 4" or the rub rail would be a waste of money... If I'm gonna put a flare on, I'm going to get the one with the most coverage, and the one that is most noticeable. So I went with the 6". But clearly it's all about personal preference. Probably no right or wrong answer.
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So I've had my overlines for a while now but I'm thinking of getting some flares for them for the winter.. I Don't know what will look better 4" or 6" I have the wider stock flares in the rear. NEED SUGGESTIONS Thanks!
A lot goes into where u will be(coverage wise) with either flare. I can tell u with mine....I have a 12.5" wide tire on a 9" wheel with 4.5" of BS. I have the 4" flares and my tires stick out about 3/4". Not noticeable unless ur kicking up mud or water....
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I've got 11.5" wide tires on 4.25" of backspacing. And I'm dreading all the salt I'll be kicking up this winter.. And I want the best flare option to prevent this but I DONT want the front MC flares to be wider than my stock rear rubi flares and look funny. So with that said... Anyone have pics of what a 6" flare looks like with stock rear flares?
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I'm about to order some MCs and I was going to get them raw metal w/o the powder coat. Does anyone have any pictures of self painted mc with bedliner, plastidip, spray paint, anything else you recomend?
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:48 PM   #197
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I've got 11.5" wide tires on 4.25" of backspacing. And I'm dreading all the salt I'll be kicking up this winter.. And I want the best flare option to prevent this but I DONT want the front MC flares to be wider than my stock rear rubi flares and look funny. So with that said... Anyone have pics of what a 6" flare looks like with stock rear flares?
35x1250 posted some of his rig on page 6 of this thread.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:50 PM   #198
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I've got 11.5" wide tires on 4.25" of backspacing. And I'm dreading all the salt I'll be kicking up this winter.. And I want the best flare option to prevent this but I DONT want the front MC flares to be wider than my stock rear rubi flares and look funny. So with that said... Anyone have pics of what a 6" flare looks like with stock rear flares?
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:28 AM   #200
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I'm about to order some MCs and I was going to get them raw metal w/o the powder coat. Does anyone have any pictures of self painted mc with bedliner, plastidip, spray paint, anything else you recomend?
My flares and rock sliders are self-painted. I had my front fenders painted by an autobody student at a local university on the cheap.

Were I to do it again... I would have just paid the extra money for Metalcloak to powdercoat my flares... I would consider powdercoating my rockers, cause I haven't been pleased with the way my paint came out and I have already re-done it once. The only thing holding me back would be if I think I'm going to tear them up quickly and ruin the powdercoating... If I think I will do that, then simple rattle can makes a lot of sense.

I used KBS coatings, with their top coat on anything that sees sun. By the time I paid for all of that plus regular paint supplies I was nearly at the price of what it would cost to have powdercoated my flares anyway. Then on top of the money put in at least 20 hrs of prep and paint... I now realize my time is worth more than all the trouble it caused to get results similar to what powdercoating would have given me.
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My flares and rock sliders are self-painted. I had my front fenders painted by an autobody student at a local university on the cheap. Were I to do it again... I would have just paid the extra money for Metalcloak to powdercoat my flares... I would consider powdercoating my rockers, cause I haven't been pleased with the way my paint came out and I have already re-done it once. The only thing holding me back would be if I think I'm going to tear them up quickly and ruin the powdercoating... If I think I will do that, then simple rattle can makes a lot of sense. I used KBS coatings, with their top coat on anything that sees sun. By the time I paid for all of that plus regular paint supplies I was nearly at the price of what it would cost to have powdercoated my flares anyway. Then on top of the money put in at least 20 hrs of prep and paint... I now realize my time is worth more than all the trouble it caused to get results similar to what powdercoating would have given me.
Thanks for the advice. I just really didn't wanna spend the extra 300 ish. Haha if I wasn't on as tight of a budget I would have done it. I'll have to look into a body shop student doing it!!
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Thanks for the advice. I just really didn't wanna spend the extra 300 ish. Haha if I wasn't on as tight of a budget I would have done it. I'll have to look into a body shop student doing it!!
I hear ya, I felt the same way when I was ordering my set. And certainly if you're just doing a regular spray on it would be easier and cheaper. But I wanted something that would last longer than the rattle can would. The KBS stuff really is great... But the prep is horrendous and you'd be surprised just how many small cracks and crevices there are on those flares and sliders.
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I've got 11.5" wide tires on 4.25" of backspacing. And I'm dreading all the salt I'll be kicking up this winter.. And I want the best flare option to prevent this but I DONT want the front MC flares to be wider than my stock rear rubi flares and look funny. So with that said... Anyone have pics of what a 6" flare looks like with stock rear flares?
I know you were looking for stock rear plastic fenders, but I only had a version with extended (i.e. 6") rear plastic fenders. At least it gives you an idea of the look. For the factory ones, I can say that a 6" front MC fender and stock rear plastic fender would look odd.

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My junker with modified rear metal cloak armor and rub rails. 6.5" Stretch.

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Old 09-29-2014, 03:06 PM   #205
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Dumb question...maybe...when you order mc's do you have to order the fenders for 500+ and also the flares you wAnt for an additional 200+? Trying to start setting aside funds...
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Dumb question...maybe...when you order mc's do you have to order the fenders for 500+ and also the flares you wAnt for an additional 200+? Trying to start setting aside funds...
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My junker with modified rear metal cloak armor and rub rails. 6.5" Stretch.
Hardly .... Awesome looking jeep man.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:30 PM   #208
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Yep!
Umm...nope... If you local cops aren't ball busters you can run just the fenders without the flares for now. You'll be throwing a lot of mud and gravel around depending on your tire tread but you can do it.

Not mine, but here ya go. Just the fenders and inners with no flares.

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That's what I figured...I could get away with just the fenders but I'm not crazy about the look....time to fill the piggy bank....

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