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Tube fenders that don't use the stock fender?

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I got a wrecked jeep a while back that had no front body parts, including the grill, hood, and fenders. I'm putting tube fenders on for my build, but I don't know which tube fenders actually need the stock fenders to work.

For example, the smittybilt use the stock fender, but I don't konw if they actually need it to work right, or if it is only utilizing the inner fender portion.

Will something like the blue torch fab tube fenders work without the stock fenders?

Thanks
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I don't think there are any full replacement tube fenders that are around $300. Metalcloaks run around $700 and poison spyder are around there too.
 

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If it uses the stock fender, you wouldn't want to try it without. It uses it for support.

Both the Poison Spyder and TnT fab do a full replacement, but they arent cheap. You won't find any full replacement for $300. and smittybilt uses weak materials and shotty welds
 

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I went with the TnT's...just waiting for them to arrive...was convinced 2 weeks ago when another Jeeper (who has been singing there praises for the last two years) hit a tree in the woods with passenger side front corner...he got a "scuff" in the paint. He also said it is like "6 bolts to remove if you need in at the motor. Said he did the head and just pulled the 6 bolts and sat on the tire to do the work.......Not cheap though....but I wanted more "coverage of the front tires"
 

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I went with the TnT's...just waiting for them to arrive...was convinced 2 weeks ago when another Jeeper (who has been singing there praises for the last two years) hit a tree in the woods with passenger side front corner...he got a "scuff" in the paint. He also said it is like "6 bolts to remove if you need in at the motor. Said he did the head and just pulled the 6 bolts and sat on the tire to do the work.......Not cheap though....but I wanted more "coverage of the front tires"
Did you go with the 4.5" or 6" flare and what air intake did you switch to? I keep saying that I love the look and price of the TnT's but have heard switching to a K&N air filter is a nono.
 

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The metalcloaks are pretty strong too. They survived a roll without a scrach ;)
 

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Did you go with the 4.5" or 6" flare and what air intake did you switch to? I keep saying that I love the look and price of the TnT's but have heard switching to a K&N air filter is a nono.
I went with the 6".....I also have "heard" the no no about K&N....The guy I mentioned in the first post wheels his regularly...he LIVES/ OWNS the property where we wheel, and has had no issues.

Secondly I have had an aftermarket air intake on my '04 TJ since '06, and I have never had an issue. I do not do deep water crossing or anything like that.

I also have a "dry" filter with a Million Mile warranty....(fwiw). I have ran this CAI for about 150K miles and have had no issues so far. (Jeep has in excess of 165K on it)
 

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GenRight and Poison Spyder can come with an inner fender
 
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