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Old 11-06-2019, 06:38 PM
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Suggestion for inner liners to go with MCE Fender Flares

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I'm planning on buying MCE OE width fender flares soon. But MCE branded inners are way too expensive! Do you have any suggestions on what other inner liners can be used with MCE without any modifications at all (I know, tall order!)

I'm looking at Smittybilt as they seem relatively inexpensive. Has anyone made this inners work with MCE fenders?

(https://www.quadratec.com/p/smittybi...EaAtRoEALw_wcB)


Or if you know of any other inexpensive fender inners that would work with MCE, do LMK!

Thank you!

PS: I did search the interwebs and this WF but just couldn't find anything definitive.

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When I installed my flatties, I just used the factory inners.
if you take your time, and just cut a little bit at a time, you can wind up with a great, factory appearing inner.
I love the MCE fenders, they do look fantastic.
Just wayyy too pricey for me
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Thank you for chiming in jdinny! I wanted to swap the factory inners out because I'm going to 37s in about 3 weeks or so, so I could use the clearance inside the wheel well.

If you love MCEs check this out, this is the cheapest I could find them for, this week - https://www.suspensionconnection.com/ffjkg2-r-mce.html
https://www.suspensionconnection.com/ffjkg2-f-mce.html

$411 shipped, for both front and rear! The only issue is there are a lot of bad reviews for this site and I'm a bit leery of buying from them.
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I’m running MCEs with Ace Engineering inners. They work well together. Ace sometimes runs package deals and other specials.
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Thank you for chiming in jdinny! I wanted to swap the factory inners out because I'm going to 37s in about 3 weeks or so, so I could use the clearance inside the wheel well.

If you love MCEs check this out, this is the cheapest I could find them for, this week - https://www.suspensionconnection.com/ffjkg2-r-mce.html
https://www.suspensionconnection.com/ffjkg2-f-mce.html

$411 shipped, for both front and rear! The only issue is there are a lot of bad reviews for this site and I'm a bit leery of buying from them.
https://bizratesurveys.com/reviews/w...ion.com/182957

8.8 out of over 3000 reviews. Im buying them.
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https://bizratesurveys.com/reviews/w...ion.com/182957

8.8 out of over 3000 reviews. Im buying them.
OK you're giving me hope! LOL

I'll place an order too. I'll update on shipping, condition, actual parts, etc., here.
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Done! Order placed for OE width Front & Rear MCE Gen II flares - OEM part no. per Suspension Connection is MCE Fenders #FFJKG2-R and MCE Fenders #FFJKG2-F.

Let's see what happens now!
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Thank you for chiming in jdinny! I wanted to swap the factory inners out because I'm going to 37s in about 3 weeks or so, so I could use the clearance inside the wheel well.

If you love MCEs check this out, this is the cheapest I could find them for, this week - https://www.suspensionconnection.com/ffjkg2-r-mce.html
https://www.suspensionconnection.com/ffjkg2-f-mce.html

$411 shipped, for both front and rear! The only issue is there are a lot of bad reviews for this site and I'm a bit leery of buying from them.
Thats crazy cheap.
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I’m running MCEs with Ace Engineering inners. They work well together. Ace sometimes runs package deals and other specials.
Hi Fiend,
Thanks for chiming in. I love those Ace Engineering inners! They look fabulous! How hard was the inner fender install, did you have to do some trimming or additional drilling etc to make it work MCE fenders? Or was it fairly straightforward? Do you have any pics or videos you can send me?

Sorry. Too many questions!
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I live in Dallas also so I'm interested in how fast you get these. Once you get them on I would love to see them in person. I ran the standard width ones on two of my Jeeps. Super easy install. I might run the on this current Jeep if I decide to go 37's.
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I’m running MCEs with Ace Engineering inners. They work well together. Ace sometimes runs package deals and other specials.
Hi Fiend,
Thanks for chiming in. I love those Ace Engineering inners! They look fabulous! How hard was the inner fender install, did you have to do some trimming or additional drilling etc to make it work MCE fenders? Or was it fairly straightforward? Do you have any pics or videos you can send me?

Sorry. Too many questions!
Installation was pretty easy. A few stainless sheet metal screws. You need to drill holes for those. I had to do some trimming of the fronts because at the time I was running sway bar disconnects. If you have a rubicon electric sway bar or an EVO no limits (what I have now) the trimming wouldn’t be necessary.
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Installation was pretty easy. A few stainless sheet metal screws. You need to drill holes for those. I had to do some trimming of the fronts because at the time I was running sway bar disconnects. If you have a rubicon electric sway bar or an EVO no limits (what I have now) the trimming wouldn’t be necessary.
Fiend! Thank you so much! Your jeep looks awesome! When I grow up I want to have a Jeep like yours!!

Mine's a 2013 stock Rubi ATM. So, based on your info it should go right in! That's perfect!!
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I live in Dallas also so I'm interested in how fast you get these. Once you get them on I would love to see them in person. I ran the standard width ones on two of my Jeeps. Super easy install. I might run the on this current Jeep if I decide to go 37's.
I know right! It is crazy cheap, especially with no taxes and shipping! Now, let's see how well they keep their promise. They have a store front on Amazon.com as well BTW. It comes out to $515 out the door there. So, if you want some extra protection with returns and such, you can shell out $105 extra and buy it there, just FYI.

I'm happy to update just as soon as I receive my packages with pics, the condition of the fenders, accuracy etc. And I'm happy to meet you somewhere in the DFW area (I live in Frisco, TX) so you can check these out. That work for ya?

37s the new 35s I guess, get 'em! I've placed an order for Milestars, probably will get them first week of Dec. Planning on doing 3.5 Metalcloak GC w/ Rocksports. Still haven't decided if I should do the install myself or go to Baertrax yet. It looks daunting to do everything from extending the brake lines, bleeding them after, and doing the whole install on jack stands!
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Suggestion for inner liners to go with MCE Fender Flares

I had my MC 3.5” installed at Smith Offroad. Contact Aaron there.

I live in Richardson.
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I had my MC 3.5” installed at Smith Offroad. Contact Aaron there.

I live in Richardson.

OK, sounds good. I'll give them a call.
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I had installed my Mopar lift and decided the MC was way more involved than I wanted to deal with.
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I had installed my Mopar lift and decided the MC was way more involved than I wanted to deal with.
No, you're right, it totally is. I'd much rather pay a pro to get it done, plus get to support a local business. Totally worth the money!

I did talk to Aaron, he was nice to talk to. I'm waiting for MC to go on sale in the next couple weeks. So the plan is to, hopefully, have this done by mid to end of Dec. I heard MC takes a long time to ship when you order during a sale.

I don't know your name but if you'd like, PM me, so I can let Aaron know you referred me FWIW. And thank you!
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No, you're right, it totally is. I'd much rather pay a pro to get it done, plus get to support a local business. Totally worth the money!



I did talk to Aaron, he was nice to talk to. I'm waiting for MC to go on sale in the next couple weeks. So the plan is to, hopefully, have this done by mid to end of Dec. I heard MC takes a long time to ship when you order during a sale.



I don't know your name but if you'd like, PM me, so I can let Aaron know you referred me FWIW. And thank you!

My name is Jeff. I already texted him and he said he talked to you. I have used him for years. Glad you got in touch with him. He has always been fair with prices.
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My name is Jeff. I already texted him and he said he talked to you. I have used him for years. Glad you got in touch with him. He has always been fair with prices.

OK, perfect! My name's Minoo. Thank you for doing that, Jeff! And it's nice to meet you here!
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OK, perfect! My name's Minoo. Thank you for doing that, Jeff! And it's nice to meet you here!

He also installed my MCE’s on my Yellow Rubicon a few years ago. He did a great job keeping the stock liners in front and rear.
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Good to know! I'm gonna attempt it myself first to save some $$. And use those $$ to pickup a set of Ace Engineering front inner liners. 37s will need the clearance in the wheel well. Plus I really like those liners!
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He also installed my MCE’s on my Yellow Rubicon a few years ago. He did a great job keeping the stock liners in front and rear.
I was going through your final JK build, and I love everything you have done! And more importantly, love your dog pics and the dogs too of course! Amazing! Good stuff!
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I am gonna try Suspension Connection as well.. in the mean time Northridge has Solid Artek Liners on sale for $120 for the set. Anyone know anything about the liners?

https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/f...g+our+HEROES!+
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+1 on the above.

Also, anyone running this setup with MCEs
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Pulled the trigger last night on Suspension Connection MCE Flares. No info on shipping.
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Pulled the trigger last night on Suspension Connection MCE Flares. No info on shipping.

Thanks for the update. No info on shipping on mine either. Items were "supposed" to ship on Friday according to their confirmation email and their website. But no joy so far. I'll give them a few more days and if I haven't received anything still, I'll call them by Tuesday.
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I am gonna try Suspension Connection as well.. in the mean time Northridge has Solid Artek Liners on sale for $120 for the set. Anyone know anything about the liners?

https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/f...g+our+HEROES!+
FWIW ACE is running a 32% discount on their inner fenders. But there's no free shipping with them.

I did pull the trigger on Artec inner liners. I chose Artec over ACE mainly because I didn't want them to be vented. I'm not thrilled about the fact that I have to prep and paint it before installing, but at least it was a good deal with free shipping.
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I also took the chance for $410. I've been looking at MCEs for awhile, just couldn't stomach the price for "plastic" flares. It may end up being a too good to be true deal but I can dispute the charges if it goes that way. Worst case scenario is fraud stuff on my cc, but I can handle that as well.
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I also took the chance for $410. I've been looking at MCEs for awhile, just couldn't stomach the price for "plastic" flares. It may end up being a too good to be true deal but I can dispute the charges if it goes that way. Worst case scenario is fraud stuff on my cc, but I can handle that as well.
Haha...welcome to the club pedalwrench! My thoughts exactly with the CC charges as well! Hopefully, it won't come to that, fingers, toes, and all other digits crossed. I even emailed MCE last week, before buying, to see if they'll confirm SC was one of their authorized dealers (as they claim on SC.com.) But crickets from MCE so far.


On a separate note, for anyone that is interested in a rear bumper/tire-carrier, I saw this on ET last night (and I've ordered one too) - Expedition One Trail Series bumper w/ tire carrier (powder coated as well) - https://www.extremeterrain.com/exped...ck-0718-j.html

I read some reviews online and here, it sounds like a good bumper for running up to 37s. And TBH IDK if that's a good deal or not, it looked like a good deal to me based on my price research, and I quadruple checked to make sure it included the tire carrier and powder coating. Exp-one lists it as $1100 on their site.
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Went with the Artec fender liners. If the Suspension Connection does not work out, the holiday sales will be starting soon enough.
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