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MaxTurner 07-06-2013 02:19 PM

Tube fenders!
 
Hi everyone. I've been looking around a little for a set of tube front fenders to replace my stock ones. It always seems that the description on these says drilling is required. And I've seen people talking about how hard theirs were to put on. Can anyone point me in the direction of some that will be a straight, bolt on install? And preferably some that I won't have to give an arm and a leg for...

MaxTurner 07-06-2013 02:19 PM

Also I have a 99 tj. Thanks!

rdock31 07-06-2013 02:31 PM

Most all tube fenders use the existing inner fender and require cutting of the outer fender. The ones that are complete fender replacements are the higher priced ones like Metalcloak. A cheap alternative would be trimming your flares an inch or two to give more clearance

AdrenalineJunky45 07-06-2013 02:47 PM

TNT customs!!! I runn all they're armor!!! Best I've seen and all my buddy's love it and are rubbin it now! Straight bolt on and beat price too.....

MaxTurner 07-06-2013 03:07 PM

Trimming would be good but the reson I'm replacing mine in the first place is my passenger front fender has a nice big rust spot on it. So if I'm replacing then I might as well upgrade.

solman 07-06-2013 03:13 PM

Heres what I had to do to install mine.
http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...4/IMG_0249.jpg

MaxTurner 07-06-2013 03:14 PM

Well just did a search and TNT customs is actually more expensive than any other fenders I've seen....

MaxTurner 07-06-2013 03:15 PM

Solman, do you any more pictures of the tube fender install?

REEDracing94 07-06-2013 03:33 PM

I've heard good things about moab fab and theres are only priced.

AdrenalineJunky45 07-06-2013 03:45 PM

I can't believe I forgot about Moab fab! I know Bryce personally. We did my rear corners a few months ago!!! Definitely look him up! I beat the shit outta my jeep and his armies takes it all!

TheBestCoast 07-06-2013 03:45 PM

CC FABS. i bought some hoodline flat fenders $200 bones shipped to my door. Theyre in Arizona, im in So Cal. Free shipping...

actually, just looked. cutting and drilling...... check it out anyway theyre good folks


ccfabs.com

staud11 07-06-2013 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by TheBestCoast (Post 3933217)
CC FABS. i bought some hoodline flat fenders $200 bones shipped to my door. Theyre in Arizona, im in So Cal. Free shipping...

actually, just looked. cutting and drilling...... check it out anyway theyre good folks

ccfabs.com

I have c&c fabs fenders as well, for the price they are great! Built extremely well and great customer service ! It only took me and a buddy a couple hours to install them...:)


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solman 07-06-2013 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by MaxTurner (Post 3933136)
Solman, do you any more pictures of the tube fender install?

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...4/IMG_0248.jpg
http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...4/IMG_0229.jpg
http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...4/IMG_0231.jpg

solman 07-06-2013 04:45 PM

I used Smittybuilt tube fenders, They were less than $400 shipped (got them from Summit racing) had a small rust issue 1 year later and they shipped me another set for free and said to keep the old set :)
Last week when I painted my jeep I sanded off the wrinkle finish on the tube fenders and painted them to match.
http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...ps528a6f88.jpg

MaxTurner 07-06-2013 04:52 PM

So do you still have the other set??

Owen_TJ 07-06-2013 05:39 PM

Here are my smitty ones...they're a great product, the powdercoat is just kind of crappy.

Put these on in about 2.5 hours start to finish...they arent hard

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...n_SVT/35s1.jpg

bnb04 07-06-2013 05:59 PM

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I also have the smittybilt fenders and flares. My fenders were also rusted so I drilled out the spot welds and took the hole outer fender off it was worth it you just gotta trim the inner fender.

1jeeplvr 07-06-2013 06:13 PM

And are you all keeping your inner fenders? I also need something thats rugged.

1jeeplvr 07-06-2013 06:17 PM

bump

NJO 07-06-2013 06:24 PM

MetalCloak ='s easy bolt in installation. Also means you can run 33's/35's with no lift.

MosesTJ 07-06-2013 06:51 PM

WhAtever you do do not get the CCfabs anything! Very bad experience with their crap!...

unlimitedsoldier 07-06-2013 08:37 PM

Does anyone have a How To on how to install these or do they come with instructions? I want to do this to mine badly but am afraid that I might mess up the install.

techflork 07-06-2013 08:42 PM

you'd probably cringe if you heard how much I just spent on the metalcloak fenders today....buuuut they advertise for 100% bolt on and easy to do. Also agressive and highline clearance. Your jeep though!

smokentj 07-06-2013 08:56 PM

What size tires r you guy running I have 35 x 12.5 x15 on a 15 x8 rim here in pa you can only have a inch of tire sticking passed the fended

solman 07-06-2013 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by smokentj (Post 3933930)
What size tires r you guy running I have 35 x 12.5 x15 on a 15 x8 rim here in pa you can only have a inch of tire sticking passed the fended

Im running 35x12.50- 15s for now in PA, they stick out but I've been running it this way for over 2 years now

MaxTurner 07-07-2013 10:18 AM

Owen_tj, that's helpful that you say it's fairly easy. I think I am going to go for the smittybuilt fenders or some similar to that style. The bolt on metal cloaks look great buuuut I don't wanna spend 800+ lol!!

NJO 07-07-2013 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by MaxTurner (Post 3934976)
Owen_tj, that's helpful that you say it's fairly easy. I think I am going to go for the smittybuilt fenders or some similar to that style. The bolt on metal cloaks look great buuuut I don't wanna spend 800+ lol!!

You get what you pay for in more ways than one. ;) I learned that quickly. :banghead: MC fenders aren't cheap, but they bolt on and fit like factory components, look great, and protect your Jeep well. And if you ever expand on the front fenders(with sliders and rear fenders etc) they all interconnect/interlock with each other and form a slick perimeter tub/body guard/barrier.

Lanco 07-07-2013 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by solman (Post 3934101)
Im running 35x12.50- 15s for now in PA, they stick out but I've been running it this way for over 2 years now


yea.. im in pa and mine stick out a little bit.. so far no problems.

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...psd839201f.jpg

Lanco 07-07-2013 12:17 PM

also if you are anywhere close to lancaster county.. check out
"lancaster county jeeps and friends" on facebook. its good for connecting with ppl in the area

jeepfever84 07-07-2013 12:34 PM

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I've also installed the smitty's and like them except for the powder coat finish.When I was looking for some fenders I ran across some from rugged ridge that are a direct bolt on and need no cutting but they are like 500$ apiece.way to steep for my budget here's a pic of the fender.and a pic I my sahara with the smitty's


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