Looking for opinions on GenRight aluminum fenders


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Does anyone have an opinion on Gen Right Aluminum Fenders? I am looking to reduce some weight (on my TJ :cool: ) and these look like a nice way to accomplish that. Wondering if anyone has experience with these?
 

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Does anyone have an opinion on Gen Right Aluminum Fenders? I am looking to reduce some weight (on my TJ :cool: ) and these look like a nice way to accomplish that. Wondering if anyone has experience with these?
The fit and finish is top-notch. If you use their inner fenders you'll need to drill holes to mount everything and some items like the stock airbox would need some creativity to remount. I ended up running a K&N filter because I didn't want to deal with it. I believe you can retain the factory inner fenders though.

Unless you buy the Highline version though don't expect any gains over the stock fenders.

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I have the rear steel units(not installed yet) and although heavy, they are not as heavy as one would think. The aluminum ones are probably a third of the weight of the ones I have which is crazy
 
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The fit and finish is top-notch. If you use their inner fenders you'll need to drill holes to mount everything and some items like the stock airbox would need some creativity to remount. I ended up running a K&N filter because I didn't want to deal with it. I believe you can retain the factory inner fenders though.

Unless you buy the Highline version though don't expect any gains over the stock fenders.

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Those look great! I assume that they are the 4" version?
 
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The fit and finish is top-notch. If you use their inner fenders you'll need to drill holes to mount everything and some items like the stock airbox would need some creativity to remount. I ended up running a K&N filter because I didn't want to deal with it. I believe you can retain the factory inner fenders though.

Unless you buy the Highline version though don't expect any gains over the stock fenders.

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Those look great. I want to install those on my Sahara solely for the purpose of having something solid for my kids/dogs to get up into the back seat without breaking the rear fenders.

So the fronts can be installed without the inner fenders & having to rearrange stuff in the engine bay?
 

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I have the 4" hi line front, non hi line rear. Used to have the non hi line front until I got 37's. Love the way they look.

Was looking into Poison Spider when I got them originally. Found they were having issues with 'cracking'. Then decided to stop making them instead of fixing the problem.

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According to GR's site, you can. My guess is you'd need to do something similar to this...
You think the mounting is sturdy enough to use as a foothold?
 

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You think the mounting is sturdy enough to use as a foothold?
I wouldn't be worried if the kids used them as a foothold. I'm not sure I personally would at just under 200lbs but I don't think they'd bend or break. The rear fenders are held with 1 5/16" and 3 1/4" IIRC.
 
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I’m definitely watching since I damaged my fender recently and am planning the armor up phase next. I really like the aluminum look...
 

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I have seen a few jeeps that just polish the alum and not paint match and it looks nice. I think it depends on the color combo
 
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Thanks, Guys All great information! I don't think I'm ready for the high lines yet, but am hoping I can get some 35"s on her with the new fenders. I am trying to match the color (electric lime green) and have them powder coated. I don't think it'll be an exact match, but maybe close enough.
 

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My biggest regret was not just doing the highlines to begin with. It's a little more work, but ends up being so much cooler looking and functional.
 

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My biggest regret was not just doing the highlines to begin with. It's a little more work, but ends up being so much cooler looking and functional.
Looks are very subjective. I stuck a set on my TJ-6 to see how they looked, took them right back off. No one needs that much gap over their tires.