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Unread 01-01-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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Smittybuilt armor

Is anyone running any smittybuilt fenders or body armor? I like the front flat fenders and I like the rear body armor, I just wanted to see if you guys had any reviews on them? thanks guys!

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Unread 01-01-2013, 11:16 PM   #2
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I'm running the rear flares, and soon ish, the corners hopefully. Can't beat the price. They were an easy install and are solid IMHO
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Unread 01-01-2013, 11:26 PM   #3
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I've got the same ones as Chuck, they're great.

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Unread 01-01-2013, 11:33 PM   #4
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I've got the same ones as Chuck, they're great.
I got the idea for mine from Canman. He repainted his though, mine are the smittybilt powder coating still. No rust so far!
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I've got the same ones as Chuck, they're great.

do they offer any more clearance over the stock flare?
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For reference:

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Use factory holes, just have to drill them out a little. No cutting involved, unless you go Canman's route and buy the TJ flares instead of the YJ flares.
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Unread 01-01-2013, 11:40 PM   #7
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okay yesthats whati was wondering. i'd prolly go TJ because I would want more room.
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Unread 01-01-2013, 11:43 PM   #8
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Tj flares give a little more room. Here is a pre cut picture.



I took a little more off to squeeze the 36's in at full flex.
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That's what I'm lookin for

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I know several people running their sliders and the front fenders, the only complaints I've heard of where the typical poor install instructions and the coating peeling.
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The coating is terrible. The instructions are in poorly translated Chinese. I took the time to paint my flares and should have with the sliders.
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How bout your front metalcloaks? How were they to install and what did they cost you?

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The cost is on the website but Matson has so kindly sponsored the Yj of the month contest so they're a little cheaper for the winners. There are deals to be had if you look hard enough. I know ripper3494 is selling his rear cloaks if you're interested.

Wait for a sale otherwise. They're worth every penny!
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They're not bad to install. When you read through the directions, you're thinking WTF? but then once it's going together it all makes sense. They DO cost a lot though, but they are nice.

Mine.....

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Here's mine.
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