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07-26-2013 04:36 PM
tlminh
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Originally Posted by Texas_Jeep View Post
Here is my BW's
What size tirez and what size lift?

Looks great!
07-26-2013 04:19 PM
Texas_Jeep Here is my BW's
07-26-2013 08:19 AM
RemoJK
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Originally Posted by scottmphoto View Post
Anyone have experience with the ACE steel fenders?? Thinking of grabbing a set tomorrow.
that's what I got and so far I like them a lot. I'm able to stand on them and I've bumped a tree pretty good with my rear flare. They seem to be strong and able to take a beating
07-26-2013 05:17 AM
Andy 1965 Who makes the widest flat fenders?
07-26-2013 02:08 AM
scottmphoto Anyone have experience with the ACE steel fenders?? Thinking of grabbing a set tomorrow.
07-26-2013 01:01 AM
Rmiller31 The two sets I've seen take hits didn't flex. They creased and bent.

There are pluses and minuses to both plastic is lighter weight and cheaper.

One note about the metal fenders creasing the body. If you take a hit the hard neither will protect you. I've seen pics of jk's played over and tube fenders supporting it.
07-25-2013 09:13 PM
brighton
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Originally Posted by flyinion View Post

Not an issue if you get the right fender. The Metal Cloak fenders are reinforced to isolate the body panels from that kind of stuff. Well, their new overland ones aren't so much, but if you are doing the kind of stuff where you're banging on the fenders all the time you'd probably end up with their original fenders anyway.
Understood. From reading some of the posts you'd think that plastic flares are only for mall crawlers. Just wanted to point out that some of us actually do wheel our jeeps. If you get in a jam and a plastic flare gets ripped off, it's usually a pretty easy fix. More times than not, the plastic flare will flex and no damage done.
07-25-2013 08:41 PM
Big Fran Finished installing my rear flats today. Also put on some new shoes.

07-25-2013 08:30 PM
flyinion
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Originally Posted by brighton View Post
Personally, I'd rather a flexible plastic flare take a beating and risk getting ripped off and reattached versus banging against a steel fender that could transfer the damage to the thin sheet metal on a body panel. I've seen that happen a few times also.
Not an issue if you get the right fender. The Metal Cloak fenders are reinforced to isolate the body panels from that kind of stuff. Well, their new overland ones aren't so much, but if you are doing the kind of stuff where you're banging on the fenders all the time you'd probably end up with their original fenders anyway.
07-25-2013 08:07 PM
brighton Personally, I'd rather a flexible plastic flare take a beating and risk getting ripped off and reattached versus banging against a steel fender that could transfer the damage to the thin sheet metal on a body panel. I've seen that happen a few times also.
07-25-2013 05:36 PM
CSM41 If I ever do get any type of flat fenders for my JKU they will be Metalcloaks. I have them on my TJ and have hit trees, rocks, and about everything in between without issue. Conversely, my buddy that has the bushwhacker flat fenders on his TJ has ripped his right off on the trail more than once. If you wheel your Jeep, I would recommend a steel or aluminum tube fender.

@mistasparkl: Love the fenders and your Jeep. You did a nice job on your rig.
07-25-2013 04:51 PM
mistasparkl PSC narrow aluminum
07-25-2013 04:20 AM
flyinion
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Originally Posted by Rmiller31 View Post
After watching several sets of plastic flat fenders get smooshed on the trail is never get them. I'd trim stock or get tube fenders. My ace tube fenders should be here in a few weeks.
Yeah I see a set of Metalcloak Overland fenders in my future for that exact reason
07-25-2013 04:08 AM
Rmiller31 After watching several sets of plastic flat fenders get smooshed on the trail is never get them. I'd trim stock or get tube fenders. My ace tube fenders should be here in a few weeks.
07-25-2013 03:37 AM
flyinion
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Originally Posted by JayDee View Post
Thanks !

Posion Spyder aluminum crusher flares, Teraflex 1.5" Performance leveling kit which raises the front 2 inches and the rear 1 inch, Goodyear Duratrac
285/70R/17 tires on 17x9 wheels, 4.5" backspacing.
Awesome, you're reinforcing my decision to go with flat flares and 33's for the time being. I really don't want to do 35's until I can do all the gearing & axle work that is needed to properly do them. I have a bit more lift, but my bigger concern was flat flares with 33's and while 35's would look nice, your JKU looks pretty good just on 33's IMO.
07-25-2013 03:09 AM
OffRoadCam09
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Originally Posted by JimmEC View Post
Looks like I'm the first to post Smittybilt fenders!
I have them as well. Just been to lazy to go take a pic an post it here lol
07-25-2013 01:35 AM
JimmEC Looks like I'm the first to post Smittybilt fenders!
07-25-2013 01:03 AM
Lusus_Naturae
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Originally Posted by rogueleader View Post
Bushwhackers here as well. Tires are BFG All-Terrain TA-KO, 315/70R/16 on XD wheels.

Yea half doors!! I miss my TJ's half doors.
07-24-2013 11:14 PM
JK-Uknowit Another BW set here.



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07-24-2013 11:06 PM
brighton Bushwackers also. They've been hit a few times but have stayed on so far.



07-24-2013 11:04 PM
richuam Metal cloaks and bushwackers is good stuff.
07-24-2013 11:00 PM
13Dune
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Originally Posted by JayDee View Post
Well here is my pretty mall crawler but one of these day's .
Man, this has got to be one of the sharpest looking Jeeps I've seen!! Great job putting it all together!!
07-24-2013 10:42 PM
Big Fran 33x12.50x15 2.5" lift. Just put Bushwacker's on my front today. Rear go on tomorrow. If I have time my new 315x75x16 BFG KM2's will be going on too.

07-24-2013 09:56 PM
nocibur2 Some very nice rides fellas!



07-24-2013 09:46 AM
Chicago Maybe something I need to look into getting.
07-24-2013 09:24 AM
RemoJK I have Ace's fenders flares, way better than my bushwackers on my last jk



Bushwackers

the littlest bump likes to tear them off, but they are easy to get back on
07-24-2013 08:05 AM
JayDee
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Originally Posted by fastNugly View Post
Can you share you specs? Lifted? Tire size and brand?
Thanks

Jeep looks amazing!

Thanks !

Posion Spyder aluminum crusher flares, Teraflex 1.5" Performance leveling kit which raises the front 2 inches and the rear 1 inch, Goodyear Duratrac
285/70R/17 tires on 17x9 wheels, 4.5" backspacing.
07-24-2013 07:21 AM
JEEPDON
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Originally Posted by nocibur2 View Post
Was there anything left of the rear driver side fender after that little JAM you got yourself in?
It was still there...........but not by much!!!! Should have stayed a few inches further left! Hahaha
07-24-2013 07:17 AM
SHYUperman
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Originally Posted by Jared66 View Post
Dot hose bushwakers come with an inner liner aswell?
You use your stock liners and cut them.

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Originally Posted by tlminh View Post
Why are you going to the PSC ones?
I prefer the look and they provide better protection compared to plastic fenders that can be ripped off on the trail/
07-24-2013 05:50 AM
nocibur2
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Originally Posted by rogueleader View Post
Bushwhackers here as well. Tires are BFG All-Terrain TA-KO, 315/70R/16 on XD wheels.

Love the doors!
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