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Topic Review (Newest First)
08-15-2014 07:51 PM
Runt54 Looks great! Have the same set up!
08-12-2014 04:26 PM
Sheklikak subscribed
08-12-2014 04:07 PM
blysccr Any update on the durability of the bad boys??
06-09-2013 04:16 PM
BrutusTheTJ01
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Originally Posted by kheiland View Post
Thanks... running 4 inch lift with 33,s bumping up to 35,s soon.
Still looks good with the 33s
06-08-2013 08:49 PM
kheiland
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Originally Posted by BrutusTheTJ01 View Post
AWESOME TJ, how much lift and what size tires are you running? Still trying to decide between a set of DeFenders or MC Overlines for my TJ.
Thanks... running 4 inch lift with 33,s bumping up to 35,s soon.
06-08-2013 03:48 PM
pineda22 Well done jerry anouther amazing wright up do you have any pic from directly in front of the jeep? i just ordered the PSC hood louver kit should be here monday i have been looking int running the defenders but cant decide on the size of tire coverage for my 00 TJ with 3.5" lift 1"BL 33s (i plan on 35 eventually) thanks!
06-08-2013 02:45 PM
kheiland
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Wow VERY nice transformation, you turned that into a GREAT looking rig!!!
Thanks a lot Jerry.coming from you that means a lot and thanks for your help with questions.
06-08-2013 12:54 PM
BrutusTheTJ01
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Originally Posted by kheiland View Post
Finally got entire rig transformed with a lot of help from my buddy John .Installed aluminum defenders 3 inch flares,crushers corners,trailgate and full length sides and some savvy aluminum half doors.Thanks to Eric at Morris 4x4 center and Performance Powdercoat.Kokomo IN
AWESOME TJ, how much lift and what size tires are you running? Still trying to decide between a set of DeFenders or MC Overlines for my TJ.
06-08-2013 12:02 PM
Jerry Bransford Wow VERY nice transformation, you turned that into a GREAT looking rig!!!
06-08-2013 12:00 PM
kheiland Finally got entire rig transformed with a lot of help from my buddy John .Installed aluminum defenders 3 inch flares,crushers corners,trailgate and full length sides and some savvy aluminum half doors.Thanks to Eric at Morris 4x4 center and Performance Powdercoat.Kokomo IN
04-24-2013 07:16 PM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by mark2215 View Post
These fenders are very nice. They are easy to install, look great, and are definitely rugged. Here is a link to a video of my jeep with defenders taking quite a bit of beating directly to the fenders with no damage! I'm very satisfied with them.

Go to 7:40 to see my jeep.
YouTube Video

FYI: I made it up right after the recording ends.
Well what kind of a video person did you have that cuts it off BEFORE you make it lol?????
04-23-2013 09:44 PM
Curro
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
They definitely open up the lower-rear part of the wheel well opening Curro, I'd guess close to 2" which is what I had to trim off the forward part of my Savvy rocker guards. I didn't realize they did that until beginning the installation, it was a nice discovery!
Hah definitely a nice discovery
04-23-2013 06:34 PM
DutchmansLJ nice write up jerry Ive been saving up for the defenders for some time but I think after ur comment on the give the aluminum takes possibly on a collision with a rock sounds like a better option over steel so have to save up some more money now,
have u seen the new XC fenders they offer.
Im in a debate between those and the regular defenders what do u think with a jeep like mine
at almost full flex
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04-23-2013 02:36 PM
Rubicon1968 Jerry I read your stuff on lots of sites you are "The Man" Thank you sir.. Do you have your own Blog or site?
04-23-2013 01:20 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by Curro View Post
I was wondering if these fenders move the rear of the wheel well opening closer to the firewall?
They definitely open up the lower-rear part of the wheel well opening Curro, I'd guess close to 2" which is what I had to trim off the forward part of my Savvy rocker guards. I didn't realize they did that until beginning the installation, it was a nice discovery!
04-23-2013 12:26 PM
Curro Great tutorial!

I was wondering if these fenders move the rear of the wheel well opening closer to the firewall? Hard to tell from the pics..
04-23-2013 12:03 PM
DTS Great video mark2215! I was yelling at the camera man "pan up! pan up!" LOL...
04-19-2013 10:15 PM
mark2215 These fenders are very nice. They are easy to install, look great, and are definitely rugged. Here is a link to a video of my jeep with defenders taking quite a bit of beating directly to the fenders with no damage! I'm very satisfied with them.

Go to 7:40 to see my jeep.
YouTube Video

FYI: I made it up right after the recording ends.
04-19-2013 09:15 PM
rgroesbeck1 Very nice write up, Jerry. Sorry to hear about your son's crash, hope he is doing much better. We worry about our grown kids just as much as when they learned to ride a bicycle.

Nice fenders, they look great.
04-19-2013 07:11 PM
beaureed445 I ordered a set of aluminum DeFenders from Northridge4x4 this week. I already have PS Ricochet Rockers on my TJ, and a set of bolt-on rear fender flares sitting on my work bench waiting to be installed.
04-19-2013 06:41 PM
kheiland just dropped off fenders and trailgate for powdercoating! hope to get em installed by next trip may11.
01-22-2013 02:11 PM
cctriesch Those look great
01-22-2013 01:56 PM
kheiland Thanks for the tutorial ..I am getting ready to install defenders ,crusher corners and trailgate.I was a little apprehensive about it but your pics gave me a little extra confidence.Thanks again
09-10-2012 10:46 PM
Martinez_Coins How long for the install? I plan on installing mine this weekend and was wondering how long it took.
06-26-2012 09:58 PM
1jeeplvr Nice Jerry.Thanks for the write up.
06-26-2012 09:33 PM
Lineman827 jerry, awesome explination & write up!! i was lookin around for the rear ones... i didnt see any in a 6" width... did i miss them somewhere?
06-16-2012 10:56 PM
rda616 Very nice Jerry. I have been wanting a set since they came available, but the wife would kill me being as I just bought new flares right before these came out. Looks great nature aluminum.
06-16-2012 09:08 PM
IndyJeepMan Although I would clear them because aluminum does oxidize and pits.
06-16-2012 08:38 PM
solman Looks good Jerry! I would leave the natural finish rather than paint.
06-16-2012 08:07 PM
Jerry Bransford Part Two, installing the side marker lights.

With my old LED side marker lights left hanging after installing the Poison Spyder DeFenders, today was a good day to install them.



Drill two small 1/8" pilot holes. These are drilled 1/4" in from the outside edges so the 1/2" drill used in the next step will have their outer edges at points equal to the width of the LED light assembly.



Those are then drilled out to 1/2" which is the height of the LED lights I chose.



A saber saw with a fine blade was used to cut between the 1/2" holes.



This leaves a rough retangular hole that is smoothed and squared by careful filing.



Once the hole is filed smooth and the light fits, the mounting holes are drilled.



The stainless steel button head screws are inserted and tightened.



Side marker lights in and complete!

The overall DeFender installation is now pretty well complete, I've had several people tell me to keep them unpainted so at least for now, I will. The Jeep is all black so having a bit of aluminum color is a nice touch. I like the natural aluminum color, though I may end up painting them to match the Jeep later.
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