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Aluminum Fenders (Again!)


Plumber1

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Ok. I might go the the rattle can route with paint match code.

No perforated side panels that are included now? I'm not sure those are all that practical or what parts of the engine compartment they provide access to, or even how critical it is to remove engine compartment heat. And I expect they'd let dirt and moisture in. :unsure:

My LJR has Poison Spyder sliders and I assume PS rear quarter guards. I don't know if mods would be required for fitment.
I asked MetalCloak that question and they say they provide a template to cut the sliders to fit their fenders. Guess I need to ask GenRight the same questions.

Gonna go look for TJ/LJ pictures with 6" GenRight to see if I find them ugly. I'm no fan of mud splatter and avoid mud as much as possible. Ain't scared of the mud but cleaning it is awful. We have a special formula of mud in the high desert. Bug dust/talcum powder summer and Plaster of Paris when water is added. Basically chisel it off if left to dry. We get stuck in the dust out here.
The only issue I can remember with the PS Sliders was in the rear when I added the GR Alum rear corners. The GR corners are made to work with there sliders is I had to fabricate a little filler piece out of Alum but if your not adding corner guards it's no problem. Also I think the side panels allowed access to a bolt that holds the fenders in place but I may be wrong its been a few years since I put them on
 
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I got 1 1/16”. This is because you’re not just removing the outer seem of the stock fender, but everything almost to the hood line. Then you have the further advantage of the flexibility of the flare. It can push up easily if the tire hits it. Functionally the MCE’s do provide performance gains as you stated.
Is that extra space specific to the MCEs or applicable to any flat fender where thhe stock fender is cut back in a similar way?
 

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Is that extra space specific to the MCEs or applicable to any flat fender where thhe stock fender is cut back in a similar way?
MCE and Metalcloak aren't any different than chopping off the factory outer fender.

I take it back, chopping off the factory outer makes more room than Metalcloak.
 

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Is that extra space specific to the MCEs or applicable to any flat fender where thhe stock fender is cut back in a similar way?
Don’t know. Never ran any others.
 

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I have MCE 4.5, and I like them. Easy install, just have to get a can of touch up paint for the side of your grill.

Motobuilt is 30% off for black friday and I believe they make a 4 inch flat fender. That being said I don't know much about them, just saw it in my email box haha

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Is there much practical benefit to the rear MCEs (or any other replacement fenders) or is it just about aesthetics?
They are designed to detach if caught on a rock or tree. They will also fall off on the highway. But that is fixed by adding a small washer to the tops of mounting posts to make them a bit more difficult to pull free.
 
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A tether for the rears was something that briefly crossed my mind!
your washer tensioner sounds better.
but i could see some crazy fool drivin down the highway with both rears bashin the taillights to death flappin on the tethers.
 

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your washer tensioner sounds better.
but i could see some crazy fool drivin down the highway with both rears bashin the taillights to death flappin on the tethers.
I lost the rear driver's side twice. MCE sent me a new pair both times, despite arguing this shouldn't happen. Since the washers went in they have stayed in place, but will still come off on a rock.
 
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