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    Metal Cloak Tube Fenders

    I saw an ad in Jp Mag for Metal Cloak tube fenders, then finally saw them in person and decided I had to have some of my own.

    The process is simple.

    1. Order Fenders.
    2. Install
    3. Enjoy room for 35's at stock ride height. I only have 33's, but at the end of the season I'm tire shopping!

    Personally I am amazed at the quality of the Metal Cloak product. It just fit with all of the stock components, no need for any bonus drilling or hogging out holes to achieve alignment. The front fenders come with inner fenders, so you can sell your stock ones to recoup some of the cost. I got the 4" flare extensions, which cover the same as stock TJ flares, and are removable if you feel the need. The big thing for me is keeping my center of gravity low, and the feel on the street is soooo much better. I did these with Tremclad, and the paint looks half decent too.

    Here are some pics:

    After (rear), After (front), Before (tire poke), Before (front 2.5" OME lift, 1" BL)
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    do you have a side pic of the front? I really like the look of the front from what i can see
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    I do, but it turned out very dark. I will take a new one over the weekend. The clearance is amazing!

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    Price?

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    Side view pics are attached.

    Total cost for corners, 4" front and rear flares, inner and outer front fenders, and about $300 shipping was $1650 total, brokerage included.

    There is tons of room for my 33" MTRs, I have no doubt about the claims for 35's. The ride on a stock suspension is great, smooth, and even better since adding a Currie Antirock.
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    I dont believe you can fit 35s without more trimming, the rear fender only looks like it can stuff 33s, maybe 35s would be real tight?
    this is based off your last picture
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    Dropped a good $1000 into this setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fesnak View Post
    I dont believe you can fit 35s without more trimming, the rear fender only looks like it can stuff 33s, maybe 35s would be real tight?
    this is based off your last picture
    There is a small triangle shaped bit of sheetmetal to cut off at the front of the wheel arch, and just a little at the back, I haven't gotten to it yet. I just looked at that pic again, and I think it might just be a weird angle. The Metal Cloak site specifically details a 35" as fitting (and I have a 1" BL on top of that), the guys at Jp managed to do it a while ago. I will get the trimming done, it just takes time. I will post updates once I get a chance to stuff the tire up as high as I can with the current setup.

    Don't forget that as the suspension cycles closer to the bump stop, the wheel continues to get farther from the front of the fenders as the control arms push it back.

    Next up is some kind of better transfer case crossmember/skid that will work like a Tummy Tuck and buy some more clearance. Currently researching ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Impact View Post
    Dropped a good $1000 into this setup?
    Yup, a bit more, and I should have added about 6 cans of black Tremclad.
    Last edited by hustler; 03-07-2010 at 11:44 PM.

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    looks good keep the pics comming, i want to see some flex shot please

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    Quote Originally Posted by igotafrigginjeep View Post



    Just an FYI, Staang makes an arched tube fender and they look really good...

    yup and their Canadian

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    Welcome to the club looks real nice!

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    1650.00!!! Looks nice, but I have less into 44's and a D60/14b then that!

    For that $ I would have bought a bender and a 110v welder and built them myself.
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