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10-07-2013 11:39 PM
JFjeld
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Originally Posted by CoachT View Post
I just put the same fenders on my 2002 TJ, I really like them so far. I am in Colorado too.

Question; do you ever get questioned by law enforcement in Colorado because the fenders don't cover the tires enough?
No problems thus far, but I've only lived here for a year, and I only drive my Jeep to the trails. I also don't run a front plate and, again, no issues.

There was a thread on the Crawlorado FB group 1-2 months ago about the cops in Westminster (or maybe Thornton) ticketing some Jeepers due to tire coverage, but I think it was a pretty isolated case.
10-07-2013 11:37 PM
CoachT
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Originally Posted by Owen_TJ View Post
There "is" a fender coverage law but its not too highly enforced... they primarily pull over for no rear flares (had a couple friends pulled over that way) but i've never been questioned with mine. Had them for about 2 years now.
I didn't think it was enforced very often. I've seen some pretty radical rigs on the road here in Colorado with little to no fenders.

Thanks!
10-07-2013 11:30 PM
Owen_TJ
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Originally Posted by CoachT View Post
I just put the same fenders on my 2002 TJ, I really like them so far. I am in Colorado too.

Question; do you ever get questioned by law enforcement in Colorado because the fenders don't cover the tires enough?
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Originally Posted by amcgowen View Post
I'm in Colorado with tube fenders too and from everything I've read there is no law in this state for fender coverage.
There "is" a fender coverage law but its not too highly enforced...

they primarily pull over for no rear flares (had a couple friends pulled over that way) but i've never been questioned with mine. Had them for about 2 years now.
10-07-2013 11:22 PM
amcgowen I'm in Colorado with tube fenders too and from everything I've read there is no law in this state for fender coverage.
10-07-2013 11:06 PM
CoachT
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Originally Posted by JFjeld View Post
I also have the Smittybilt tubes. I've run these for several years and have not had one single problem with powdercoat, damage, etc. If money wasn't a factor, I would've gone with the MetalCloaks, but they're an acquired look. Here's the fenders in action (along with another shameless plug for Colorado):
I just put the same fenders on my 2002 TJ, I really like them so far. I am in Colorado too.

Question; do you ever get questioned by law enforcement in Colorado because the fenders don't cover the tires enough?
10-07-2013 10:39 PM
JFjeld I also have the Smittybilt tubes. I've run these for several years and have not had one single problem with powdercoat, damage, etc. If money wasn't a factor, I would've gone with the MetalCloaks, but they're an acquired look. Here's the fenders in action (along with another shameless plug for Colorado):



10-07-2013 09:20 PM
Owen_TJ
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Originally Posted by Ncarrier19 View Post
hey man how bigs your lift and what axles are you running?
It's more of a pieced together lift...running 4.5" front coils with 3" rear coils and a1.25" body with a 1" mml...I've got a rear ford 8.8 axle, front chromoly shafts, and 4.88 gears. Also have adjustable track bars and control arms.

All in all about 5.5" lift
10-07-2013 07:31 PM
ebilek231
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Originally Posted by idiot magnet View Post
Depends on your budget and how pricey the customs tag will add to them.
Metal cloak will give you a ton of clearance but pricey, smittybilt will be inexpensive, but the powdercoating will flake off. Any friends with a mig welder and you can buy a kit and build them yourself.

Wow I see you are from LaSalle. I grew up there and all my family are still in the area.
We'll I have a mig and planning on buying a tube bender and making some and really wow lol 2nd person I met through this forum in the area small world lmao
10-07-2013 07:26 PM
ebilek231 Thanks for the help everyone I'm going to go ahead and fab some up
10-07-2013 07:14 PM
jeepfever84 they are smitty built front rear and the rear wraparounds
10-07-2013 05:12 PM
beaureed445 Here's my TJ with Poison Spyder DeFenders, Ricochet Rockers, and Crusher Flares.
10-07-2013 02:47 PM
TJDave
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Originally Posted by s14sh3r View Post
You plan on getting the rears?
I think I am going to get some sort of aluminum corners with flairs that will provide more clearance with some tub cutting. Haven't decided which..PSC, Savvy, Genright?
One of these days when the budget allows.

In the meantime, my trimmed stockers are a close enough match....and free!
10-07-2013 02:31 PM
s14sh3r
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Originally Posted by TJDave View Post
I leaned MCE when their one piece 3" flared version came out a few years ago.
I have been very happy with them.
Lots of trees where I wheel took their toll on my stock fenders.



You plan on getting the rears?
10-07-2013 12:28 PM
MFsoftball22 Metalcloak are top shelf, tons of clearance, strong and dependable, but you have to be willing to pay the price for them.

I liked the Smitty Tube Fenders at first, but now I'm really not so hot on their style. If I had to buy today I would probably go with C&C Fab. They got some nice bolt on Tube Fenders and good prices with couple different sizes.
10-07-2013 11:17 AM
ob269
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Originally Posted by jeepfever84 View Post
i kicked around the idea of tubes and pulled the trigger and never looked back.i love them and get a lot of comments.they are very stout and look tough as hell hers some pics
What brand are they? Front and back match?
10-07-2013 11:07 AM
TJDave
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Originally Posted by Powder Monkey View Post
Although I like tube fenders if I had to choose I'd lean MCE.
I leaned MCE when their one piece 3" flared version came out a few years ago.
I have been very happy with them.
Lots of trees where I wheel took their toll on my stock fenders.



10-07-2013 10:17 AM
fjul Love the Smitty tubes and the Bestop Trektop NX.............LOL
10-06-2013 11:31 PM
Slater451 Getting the angles right was the hardest part... I didn't have a tubing bender. But I just took my time.. They took me a couple months to build but they are way over built and are about the same weight as the stock fenders maybe a bit lighter.
10-06-2013 07:45 PM
Bw4tts
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Originally Posted by Slater451 View Post
Built my own
How difficult was that I've been considering it??
10-06-2013 07:39 PM
Ncarrier19
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Originally Posted by Owen_TJ View Post
i run smitty tubes at the moment...when i get another set i'll go with metalcloak but that wont be for a while. Not until my current 35's are shot (which are brand new)
hey man how bigs your lift and what axles are you running?
10-06-2013 06:22 PM
idiot magnet
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Originally Posted by ebilek231 View Post
i cant decide please help i love the look of the front tube fenders but i also love the look of the stock fenders...... upgradeing the rims soon to black crager wheels i just cant decide what type of fenders to go with i was planning on fabing up a front stinger bar for my front bumper and ive seen many pics with stock and tube fender with the front stinger bar im currently running a 3 inch lift suspension lift with 33s any thoughts on what i should go with?
thanks
Depends on your budget and how pricey the customs tag will add to them.
Metal cloak will give you a ton of clearance but pricey, smittybilt will be inexpensive, but the powdercoating will flake off. Any friends with a mig welder and you can buy a kit and build them yourself.

Wow I see you are from LaSalle. I grew up there and all my family are still in the area.
10-06-2013 07:37 AM
00TJSport I see Rusty's has a tube fender at a decent price. Any thoughts?
I'm looking at some for the near future.
10-06-2013 01:17 AM
Owen_TJ
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Originally Posted by Powder Monkey View Post
Terrain envy. Nice jeep.
Thanks man...

And yeah, definitely spoiled here in Colorado lol
10-06-2013 01:16 AM
SurfKaster
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Originally Posted by Owen_TJ View Post
i run smitty tubes at the moment...when i get another set i'll go with metalcloak but that wont be for a while. Not until my current 35's are shot (which are brand new)



Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepfever84 View Post
i kicked around the idea of tubes and pulled the trigger and never looked back.i love them and get a lot of comments.they are very stout and look tough as hell hers some pics
Terrain envy. Nice Jeep

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Originally Posted by ebilek231 View Post
i cant decide please help i love the look of the front tube fenders but i also love the look of the stock fenders...... upgradeing the rims soon to black crager wheels i just cant decide what type of fenders to go with i was planning on fabing up a front stinger bar for my front bumper and ive seen many pics with stock and tube fender with the front stinger bar im currently running a 3 inch lift suspension lift with 33s any thoughts on what i should go with?
thanks
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Although I like tube fenders if I had to choose I'd lean MCE.
10-06-2013 12:28 AM
Owen_TJ
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Originally Posted by TJZ View Post
Yo Owen, what Top is that ? Nice Freakin Jeep dude !
Thanks, man

Its a trektop NX with tinted windows and black denim material...had it about 2 years. Love it (sold my two piece hardtop in place of it)
10-05-2013 11:57 PM
Slater451 Built my own
10-05-2013 11:54 PM
TJZ Yo Owen, what Top is that ? Nice Freakin Jeep dude !
10-05-2013 11:26 PM
Csahara Check out C&C Fab
10-05-2013 11:26 PM
Owen_TJ i run smitty tubes at the moment...when i get another set i'll go with metalcloak but that wont be for a while. Not until my current 35's are shot (which are brand new)



10-05-2013 11:19 PM
jeepfever84 i kicked around the idea of tubes and pulled the trigger and never looked back.i love them and get a lot of comments.they are very stout and look tough as hell hers some pics
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