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jbl99 02-13-2013 04:52 PM

Metalcloak fenders
 
Does anyone have an opinion on Metalcloak fenders? They say you can run 35's with no lift.

ltdanyj 02-13-2013 04:57 PM

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Just finished installing the rear corners and fenders on my LJ today!!! I've been running the fronts for a few months now, and have rockers to install tomorrow... Very good quality product!

EMTJEEP 02-13-2013 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by jbl99 (Post 3364467)
Does anyone have an opinion on Metalcloak fenders? They say you can run 35's with no lift.

I have them on my jeep and I love them. Got MetalCloak all the way around. With the arched fenders in front with the rub rails and rockers and corner panels with rub rails. I think they are the best around since they replace the whole fender instead of you hacking away at the stock fender. They are solid too.

DadeCountyJeeper 02-13-2013 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by ltdanyj
Just finished installing the rear corners and fenders on my LJ today!!! I've been running the fronts for a few months now, and have rockers to install tomorrow... Very good quality product!

Nice man congrats. I plan to get mine in exactly 2 months. They have YouTube videos that will tell the exact tire size you can run without a lift.

By the way, where did you purchase yours? Directly through the website or a distributor? I ask because in the website, freight for me racks up to about $500. I am wondering if a distributor will offer a better incentive.

DadeCountyJeeper 02-13-2013 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP

I have them on my jeep and I love them. Got MetalCloak all the way around. With the arched fenders in front with the rub rails and rockers and corner panels with rub rails. I think they are the best around since they replace the whole fender instead of you hacking away at the stock fender. They are solid too.

Glad to hear that EMT JEEP. Not everyone appreciates the hefty price tag but I have not seen any other with the features and capabilities of metalcloack.

Same question though. Where did you buy them? Directly through the website or via a distributor?

Cons_Table 02-13-2013 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by jbl99 (Post 3364467)
Does anyone have an opinion on Metalcloak fenders? They say you can run 35's with no lift.

The only ones I sort of like are the overlines. Other than that, do not like the way they look...but that is just personal opinion.

As far as 35s go though, just because you can fit them doesnt mean the jeep is ready for them. Rear axle, gearing, steering, braking should all be upgraded when going to 35s.

EMTJEEP 02-13-2013 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by DadeCountyJeeper (Post 3364659)
Glad to hear that EMT JEEP. Not everyone appreciates the hefty price tag but I have not seen any other with the features and capabilities of metalcloack.

Same question though. Where did you buy them? Directly through the website or via a distributor?

They are well worth the $600, since they replace the whole thing. So I think that it's money well spent.
I live about 35 minutes away from them, so I picked them directly from their warehouse. Also have gone wheeling with them a couple times up at prairie city. It's says Dublin Ca on my profile but currently in Davis for school.

Kate 02-13-2013 05:43 PM

I have 'Cloaks all around including their full corners.

I absolutely love them.

The quality of product was amazing. In particular I think my favorite feature of them is that they are versatile. You can take the flares off easily if that's what you need/want to do, get different widths of flares, have sets in different colors or just go bare naked if you choose too.

They are tough too. I have used mine to pivot around trees on tight trails and only rubbed the paint a little.

Damn fine product.

Here's mine with the front flares on, rears off.
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/DSC_2793.jpg

ltdanyj 02-14-2013 11:54 AM

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Broke my allen driver today, so I gotta finish up tomorrow... But this gives you an idea of what it looks like :dance:

Jerry Bransford 02-14-2013 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Cons_Table (Post 3364684)
...As far as 35s go though, just because you can fit them doesnt mean the jeep is ready for them. Rear axle, gearing, steering, braking should all be upgraded when going to 35s.

That can't be emphasized enough. And if you're doing trails difficult enough to require 35" tires, I can't imagine not running some form of suspension lift. Low COG is one thing, having sufficient clearance over difficult offroad terrain is quite another.

One thing for sure, Jeeps are in no way ready for 35" tires as they come from the factory. As Cons-Table said, the rear axle has to be strong enough which is to say the standard Dana 35c rear axle is not strong enough for that big of a tire. Neither will the gear ratio inside the axles be low enough to run that big of a tire. The tie rod/steering is not up to that big of a tire, and the brakes are generally very marginal (inadequate IMHO) once you get to the 35" tire size.

So being able to clear 35" tires is just one very small insignificant part of being able to run 35" tires without ongoing problems. :)

ltdanyj 02-14-2013 12:08 PM

^^^^ 35's on my LJ^^^^^

JeepAddOns-Chris 02-14-2013 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by jbl99 (Post 3364467)
Does anyone have an opinion on Metalcloak fenders? They say you can run 35's with no lift.

You can, but you will have very little up travel. I'd recommend a 2.5" lift if you're running 35s to get full use of the system. edit: I'll go ahead and say it, but beefing up axles goes without saying.

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Originally Posted by DadeCountyJeeper (Post 3364650)
Nice man congrats. I plan to get mine in exactly 2 months. They have YouTube videos that will tell the exact tire size you can run without a lift.

By the way, where did you purchase yours? Directly through the website or a distributor? I ask because in the website, freight for me racks up to about $500. I am wondering if a distributor will offer a better incentive.

Depends on if the distributor has them in stock or not and if they want to knock off a bit on shipping (distributors have to pay shipping as well). You can only buy from Metal Cloak directly or from a local distributor. For example, I can only sell local and am not able to ship to someone across the country. The nice thing about that is that you know you're buying from someone that installs what they sell and great service and products is part of the Metal Cloak experience from beginning to end. Yes, Metal Cloak is pricey, but there is value in their products that you never even realize until you have seen their products in person.

neverfastenough1 02-14-2013 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Kate (Post 3364731)
I have 'Cloaks all around including their full corners.

I absolutely love them.

The quality of product was amazing. In particular I think my favorite feature of them is that they are versatile. You can take the flares off easily if that's what you need/want to do, get different widths of flares, have sets in different colors or just go bare naked if you choose too.

They are tough too. I have used mine to pivot around trees on tight trails and only rubbed the paint a little.

Damn fine product.

Here's mine with the front flares on, rears off.
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/DSC_2793.jpg

I think I am going to buy your rig a Valentine's Card.

TJspeed 02-14-2013 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by jbl99 (Post 3364467)
Does anyone have an opinion on Metalcloak fenders? They say you can run 35's with no lift.

I know a guy with a TJ with a 2" spring lift 1.25" body with metalcloak fenders front and rear and running 37's.

inunneley 02-14-2013 01:19 PM

I ordered mine about a week ago, should be here in the next week or so. Both front and rear fenders/ 6" flares, all powdercoated, with shipping came in at a little over 1800. From everything i've read, and the customer service metalcloak has provided so far, it's worth it. You can run 35's with the modcut rear, which requires trimming 1 1/2 in off your tub. I'll be putting on a 2" suspension lift for just a little more clearance.

DadeCountyJeeper 02-14-2013 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepAddOns-Chris

You can, but you will have very little up travel. I'd recommend a 2.5" lift if you're running 35s to get full use of the system. edit: I'll go ahead and say it, but beefing up axles goes without saying.

Depends on if the distributor has them in stock or not and if they want to knock off a bit on shipping (distributors have to pay shipping as well). You can only buy from Metal Cloak directly or from a local distributor. For example, I can only sell local and am not able to ship to someone across the country. The nice thing about that is that you know you're buying from someone that installs what they sell and great service and products is part of the Metal Cloak experience from beginning to end. Yes, Metal Cloak is pricey, but there is value in their products that you never even realize until you have seen their products in person.

I agree. I plan to purchase them and install them myself. I have never seem them in person and you can still tell the difference from other fenders.

offroad cowboy 02-14-2013 05:36 PM

Just put frt ones on my jeep last week, tires shouldnt rub now when flexed out!:thumb:
http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/...ps78243d73.jpg
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Jcole231 02-14-2013 06:38 PM

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Just got my fronts on, 4" overline flares.(4.5" Sus lift and 35"s) My rear extended corner guards, 4" rear flares, and rockers should be in next week. Awesome product and awesome customer service. They will def get my future business

Sccafire 02-14-2013 06:41 PM

Like someone said before they completely replace stock fenders includding inner fenders. If your stock stuff is in good shape you can recoup some money by selling them.

DadeCountyJeeper 02-14-2013 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Jcole231

Just got my fronts on, 4" overline flares.(4.5" Sus lift and 35"s) My rear extended corner guards, 4" rear flares, and rockers should be in next week. Awesome product and awesome customer service. They will def get my future business

Great picture man. I am torn between the arched ones and the overline. Don't know which to purchase in the upcoming months.


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