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05-01-2013 09:21 PM
DutchmansLJ I would recommend poison spyder I like there flares and looks much cleaner in my opinion. I have heard that smity build fenders paint wears fast, and they dont line up very well during the install process. I havent gotten mine yet but im going with Poison Sypder XC 3in tappered flares
04-29-2013 01:50 PM
janosko9424 Ok thanks
04-29-2013 01:36 PM
homebrwd 8, when you air down to offroad it will hold the bead better.
04-29-2013 12:43 PM
janosko9424
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Originally Posted by homebrwd View Post

Tire diameter has nothing to do with coverage from a flare. What matters is the tire width, wheel width and wheel back spacing. I run a 15x8 wheel with 3.75in back spacing and a 33x12.5 tire, here is my clearance with a 4in flare.


DSC_1968 by homebrwd, on Flickr
Ok thanks that's exactly what I was looking for I'm going to do either a 15x8 or 15x10 wheel with 33x12.50x15 probably end up getting the 6in flare. Do you have an opinion on which width wheel I should get?
04-29-2013 08:26 AM
homebrwd
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Originally Posted by janosko9424 View Post
Quick question what tires are you running and how much does the 4" flare cover your tire? Do you think a 6" flare would completely cover a 33" tire?
Tire diameter has nothing to do with coverage from a flare. What matters is the tire width, wheel width and wheel back spacing. I run a 15x8 wheel with 3.75in back spacing and a 33x12.5 tire, here is my clearance with a 4in flare.


DSC_1968 by homebrwd, on Flickr
04-27-2013 02:14 AM
matsonian
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Originally Posted by Ianscl7 View Post
My only thing is that I don't use eBay and craigslist doesn't really have any at all
From our experience, Craigslist doesn't get as much exposure as eBay for something like stock Fenders. You are targeting rust-belt customers who are looking for stock replacement fenders (body shops, etc).
04-27-2013 02:04 AM
EMTJEEP
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My only thing is that I don't use eBay and craigslist doesn't really have any at all
Use the classifieds on the forum here. I'm sure people would be looking for stock fenders especially if they are in the part of the country where they get rusted up easily.
04-27-2013 01:37 AM
Ianscl7 My only thing is that I don't use eBay and craigslist doesn't really have any at all
04-27-2013 01:30 AM
janosko9424
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Originally Posted by matsonian View Post

One thing to keep in mind, by not cutting your stock fenders you can turn around and sell them and get anywhere from $300 - $600 for them if they are in decent shape. A new replacement fender (just one side) costs upwards of $800.

When you do opt to sell them, we recommend eBay for greater reach across the country.
AH very good point does anyone know if there is any discount for forum members or a promo code for MC???
04-27-2013 01:29 AM
Ianscl7
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Originally Posted by matsonian View Post

One thing to keep in mind, by not cutting your stock fenders you can turn around and sell them and get anywhere from $300 - $600 for them if they are in decent shape. A new replacement fender (just one side) costs upwards of $800.

When you do opt to sell them, we recommend eBay for greater reach across the country.
Never thought about that. Thank you for the tips
04-27-2013 01:26 AM
matsonian
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Originally Posted by Ianscl7 View Post
The only problem is that the MC is twice has expensive when you buy the flare. So 450 or 850?
One thing to keep in mind, by not cutting your stock fenders you can turn around and sell them and get anywhere from $300 - $600 for them if they are in decent shape. A new replacement fender (just one side) costs upwards of $800.

When you do opt to sell them, we recommend eBay for greater reach across the country.
04-27-2013 01:17 AM
EMTJEEP
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Originally Posted by janosko9424 View Post
In Texas they dot care about the tires out past the flares but I just thought it would be nice to have some tire coverage on the street. Gotta have some manners on the road hahaha plus I like offroading with no top and the fenders make that much more enjoyable
I wish it was like that here. Having some cover when off roading makes it a whole better especially when I go out in the dunes and the flares keep sand out of my jeep.
04-27-2013 01:11 AM
janosko9424 In Texas they dot care about the tires out past the flares but I just thought it would be nice to have some tire coverage on the street. Gotta have some manners on the road hahaha plus I like offroading with no top and the fenders make that much more enjoyable
04-27-2013 12:49 AM
EMTJEEP
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Originally Posted by Ianscl7 View Post
Cops will get you for not having fender flares?
Oh yeah in California, especially in Alameda County, they will get you for everything. I've gotten a talking to multiple times and gotten a couple fix it tickets. I'm just happy I work for Alameda County SAR and know a couple sheriffs so I can just get them signed off and go about my day. They also like to call the flares, mud flaps when writing up the ticket....
04-27-2013 12:43 AM
Ianscl7 Cops will get you for not having fender flares?
04-27-2013 12:39 AM
EMTJEEP
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Originally Posted by matsonian View Post
Just wanted to say thanks for all the great comments guys!
It's because you guys make great products and you deserve the good reputation you are working toward.

But my wallet doesn't like it especially since I go to college in Davis and you guys are just down the freeway from me.
04-27-2013 12:35 AM
EMTJEEP
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Originally Posted by janosko9424 View Post
Quick question what tires are you running and how much does the 4" flare cover your tire? Do you think a 6" flare would completely cover a 33" tire?
At the moment I'm running KM2 35x12.50x15. The 4" flares cover enough that the cops around where I live to not bug me. But I would say more than half the tire. The 6" flares would cover you tire completely, I'm sure and it also depends on what backspacing you are using.
04-27-2013 12:34 AM
Ianscl7 The only problem is that the MC is twice has expensive when you buy the flare. So 450 or 850?
04-27-2013 12:31 AM
mckey73 I just helped a friend install the Overland flares 2 weeks ago. I was very, very impressed with the quality - they're freakin' awesome. The overlands are the ones that aren't designed to be removed. The overline ones are the two piece design that you can remove, said to clear 35's or 37's (can't remember) on the stock JK suspension!

IMO buy the metalcloak, you'll like them for sure.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/11-...ot-234496.html
04-27-2013 12:26 AM
matsonian Just wanted to say thanks for all the great comments guys!
04-27-2013 12:25 AM
janosko9424
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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP View Post

No problem. Just thought it would be helpful.

But I would definitely say go with MC because you get the whole fender inners. Also another reason I like mine are because you can switch out the flares with a couple bolts and go flareless or with the 4" flare or what ever size you get.
Quick question what tires are you running and how much does the 4" flare cover your tire? Do you think a 6" flare would completely cover a 33" tire?
04-27-2013 12:13 AM
EMTJEEP
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Originally Posted by janosko9424 View Post
Thanks for clarifying on that! I knew they had two different ones for the TJ! Wasn't sure exactly what they were called
No problem. Just thought it would be helpful.

But I would definitely say go with MC because you get the whole fender inners. Also another reason I like mine are because you can switch out the flares with a couple bolts and go flareless or with the 4" flare or what ever size you get.
04-27-2013 12:07 AM
janosko9424
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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP View Post

The new line overland is for the JK's.

They have 2 types of front fenders for the TJ which are the arched and the overline which have been out since they started.
Thanks for clarifying on that! I knew they had two different ones for the TJ! Wasn't sure exactly what they were called
04-27-2013 12:04 AM
Ianscl7 Well I have to pull a loan to fix my suspension might as well get the fenders with the loan while I'm at it lol
04-26-2013 11:59 PM
EMTJEEP
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Yeah I was in the same boat as you when I first saw them but they now have a new line called over land or overline I can't remember but they aren't as arched as the originals
The new line overland is for the JK's.

They have 2 types of front fenders for the TJ which are the arched and the overline which have been out since they started.
04-26-2013 11:47 PM
Ianscl7 See even with my stock fenders mud and stuff still get all over my jeep. So that doesn't bother me.

I just think they look meaty. And they are very sturdy. But they do cost a lot
04-26-2013 11:47 PM
janosko9424
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Originally Posted by my996duc1 View Post
I have the Overline Metalcloaks on order... should be here next week.
I really like that it is a complete bolt on fender, no cutting or hacking to make it work.
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Plus you get a whole new fenderwell that makes the extra price worth it in my opinion. Can't wait to get mine!
04-26-2013 11:46 PM
my996duc1 I have the Overline Metalcloaks on order... should be here next week.
I really like that it is a complete bolt on fender, no cutting or hacking to make it work.
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04-26-2013 11:32 PM
janosko9424 Yeah I just love how much clearance you get with them!
04-26-2013 11:29 PM
thgr8alex
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Yeah I was in the same boat as you when I first saw them but they now have a new line called over land or overline I can't remember but they aren't as arched as the originals
Ooh sounds cool! I need to look em up. Only downside is theyll cost a pretty penny but i guess its worth it
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