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post #1 of 52 Old 01-13-2013, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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YJ+35's+3"lift=goodbye fenders.

So this is a thread to show guys like me that 35's with 3"lift will not fit without major rubbing. I already knew that 35's would not fit my jeep in its current stance. I ordered my new wheels and tires and three days later I ordered Metalcloak front and rear fenders. I had to get the rear MOD cut mounting plate because upon installation of the tires i knew major rubbing issues were going to be inevitable while driving. This is how the jeep looks like with 35's and 3" springs and 5/8 shackles.

I will update this thread when i get the new fenders installed and painted.

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post #2 of 52 Old 01-14-2013, 07:03 AM
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Interested seeing how it looks after you put on the fenders
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You have over 3.5" of lift and 4" is undoable with certain name brand tires. The cloaks will look awesome though. I haven't built my skid yet but have everything tucked, how did you make your skid?
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Interested seeing how it looks after you put on the fenders
I am also interested in how the final look is going to be... I already know its going to be badass, i just cant wait to see it.

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You have over 3.5" of lift and 4" is undoable with certain name brand tires. The cloaks will look awesome though. I haven't built my skid yet but have everything tucked, how did you make your skid?
I have the stock shovel as a skid plate. I am debating on which UFC belly i want to put under.
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TJ flares would also fix that right up. Should look good with the MCs.


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TJ flares would also fix that right up. Should look good with the MCs.
I did think about the TJ flares, but i would have still not been satisfied. I ordered 33's through America's tire, but i really wanted 35's a day later i changed my mind called them and told them to get me the 35's. I was not happy when i made the order for 33 and knew i would be changing them sooner than i would like. I made the order for the metalcloaks for the same reason, any other would not have made me happy. I will update with pics when i get them. I can honestly say that i am not looking foward to installing them though, maybe if i do it one hour a day.
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Please update us as soon as the Metalcloaks come in
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post #8 of 52 Old 01-14-2013, 08:14 PM
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The install time is going to take longer than you think. It's not a difficult process but unbolting and reinstalling all the stuff already connected to the fenders is a pain. Then you've got to find a home for the washer bottle.

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The install time is going to take longer than you think. It's not a difficult process but unbolting and reinstalling all the stuff already connected to the fenders is a pain. Then you've got to find a home for the washer bottle.
That's exactly what I don't look foward to do..
I wish I had money to pay someone to do it for me... to bad they cost a pretty shiny penny. But they are so worth it.
I havent had a washer bottle in a lomg time... maybe its te to order one since ill be taking the broken one out. Thanks for the reminder.
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post #10 of 52 Old 01-14-2013, 08:22 PM
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I'm going the route of 92greenyj and installing the washer bottle inside the jeep to spray me when the California sun is taking its toll on my person.

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That's not a bad idea! My windshield is to small to ever get to dirty. The sprayers would be perfect on the roll bars. Its going ro be just like universal studios with our own hollywood effects.
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TJ flares would also fix that right up. Should look good with the MCs.
TJ Flares aren't quite open enough for this type of setup. Plus they don't look right with ridiculous-in-your-face Metalcloaks up front.

I wish I had a full side profile pic of my rig as it sits now, TJ Flares and 6" Arched 'Cloaks up front. 2.5" springs and 1" body lift... Almost exactly what the OP has. I will be going with GenRight 6" High-Lined rear flares next to match the front fenders and give me more clearance in the back. As you can see though, the cloaks offer tons of clearance for 35's. I haven't rubbed in the front yet, did some heavy wheeling with the setup, and don't even have bump stops.




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TJ Flares aren't quite open enough for this type of setup. Plus they don't look right with ridiculous-in-your-face Metalcloaks up front.

I wish I had a full side profile pic of my rig as it sits now, TJ Flares and 6" Arched 'Cloaks up front. 2.5" springs and 1" body lift... Almost exactly what the OP has. I will be going with GenRight 6" High-Lined rear flares next to match the front fenders and give me more clearance in the back. As you can see though, the cloaks offer tons of clearance for 35's. I haven't rubbed in the front yet, did some heavy wheeling with the setup, and don't even have bump stops.



I went with the tube flares from smittybilt and they seem to have enough clearance for 35's with a little extra trimming.


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TJ Flares aren't quite open enough for this type of setup. Plus they don't look right with ridiculous-in-your-face Metalcloaks up front.

I wish I had a full side profile pic of my rig as it sits now, TJ Flares and 6" Arched 'Cloaks up front. 2.5" springs and 1" body lift... Almost exactly what the OP has. I will be going with GenRight 6" High-Lined rear flares next to match the front fenders and give me more clearance in the back. As you can see though, the cloaks offer tons of clearance for 35's. I haven't rubbed in the front yet, did some heavy wheeling with the setup, and don't even have bump stops.



Thanks for those pics! I didn't order any flares for the front as the cloaks cost me 1000+ then add tires and wheels and my jeep budget somehow depleted. All this time I though santa left me his never ending bag! I did manage to get the rear 4" flares. It will keep CHP off my rear end.
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I went with the tube flares from smittybilt and they seem to have enough clearance for 35's with a little extra trimming.

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