Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > General Jeep Discussion > Smittybilt Armor Fenders vs. Lift

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread: Smittybilt Armor Fenders vs. Lift Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
03-30-2012 02:12 PM
wmwhitey If you put on 35's it will rubb I have a 2010 jk sport and have 35X12.5R18 I had to buy 1.5 wheel spacers to keep it from hitting also a RC 4" lift
03-30-2012 02:06 PM
desertgoose I don't know about the smitty fenders but I'm running 33x11's that barely cleared my flat fenders when flexed without a lift. My bw fenders follow the tub lines on my jk so I can't imagine 35's fitting while off road without at least a spacer leveling kit. (1" rear and 2" front)

Attachment 109457

Attachment 109458
03-30-2012 01:43 PM
Jeepstin Today I called Quadratec & Smittybilt. The responses I received included words like "should" and "probably". Basically, they don't really know if a lift is absolutely necessary to fit 35" tires if using their Armor fenders. One response was literally "I think it would probably rub without a lift". When I asked if he knew for sure, his resoponse was simply "no, I don't".
03-30-2012 01:39 PM
Jeepstin Only an educated guess, Prob not fit a TJ. I know the sheet metal is slightly different. there is very little mods needed to fit the JK.
03-30-2012 12:52 PM
dalewg Do you know if the JK armor from smitybilt will fit a TJ or Will IT HAVE TO BE FABED ?
03-30-2012 09:50 AM
Jeepstin I guess I should ask directly, does anybody else have pics of this set up? With the fenders, would a lift be necessary for the 35's???
03-30-2012 09:42 AM
Belto looking forward to the pics and write up
03-30-2012 09:40 AM
Smittybilt Armor Fenders vs. Lift

Hey everybody!
I have been researching lifts like crazy. Finally decided on a RE 3.5" Short control arms, Bilst. Shocks, AEV Black Pintler, Nitto 35", etc. I have a concern for daily drivability and had a knee jerk thought of no lift, running the 35" tires and going with the Smittybilt Armor fenders front & rear. Anybody done this? have pics? thoughts?
I love the look, I'm in VA so the laws are relaxed (4" past fender w/o running lights). Also looking to keep my ride as close to factory as possible. Seems any lift will be a change w/o a doubt. Not to mention, my wife & daughter already complain about the stock height.
So, in a nut shell:
2012 Rubi Sahara Tan Unlimited
35x12.50x17 w/ AEV 17x8.5 Pintlers
No lift
Smittybilt Armor Fenders frt & rr

Also doing Poison Spyder Frt & rr bumpers & a winch.

Once complete, I will post pics & a write up.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:11 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC