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Unread 07-05-2013, 08:16 AM   #136
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I still don't understand the argument against plastic....

The JK fenders don't rust, do their job, and are cheap and easily replaceable if damaged. The TJ fenders can and do rust if they're not cared for and are not cheap and easy to replace. The JK's stock fenders > TJ stock fenders. JK's also come with a 'highline'-level fender/hood line from the factory.

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Unread 07-05-2013, 10:45 AM   #137
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Plastic can break in extreme cold. I have watched just about every car/truck maker break in the cold.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 11:31 AM   #138
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Jk does not have metal fenders, that's all plastic there
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Plastic can break in extreme cold. I have watched just about every car/truck maker break in the cold.
http://bumpersuperstore.com/i-115234...2007-2010.html

Derp.

Again, I'll restate this. The fenders are no different than TJ/YJ fenders in that the FENDER is metal. The FLARE is plastic.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 12:09 PM   #139
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I still don't understand the argument against plastic....
My objections to plastic go way beyond JK's and flares (colloquially referred to as fenders, since they are so prominent on the JK. This really isn't confusing, people.). Regardless of the immediate functional benefits synthetics have, I will tend to choose wood, metal, glass, leather & natural fibers over plastic. Plastic still looks and feels cheap to me. More importantly, plastic is forever and not everything should last forever -- things like JK fender flares. Its a matter of social & global responsibility. <---That part is a joke (mostly)

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Unread 07-05-2013, 02:22 PM   #140
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The plastic fenders tend to droop and wrap also as I've seen on some jk's already.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 11:40 PM   #141
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the plastic fenders tend to droop and wrap also as i've seen on some jk's already.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 08:09 AM   #142
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had some fun with a JK owner today. he was running 22" ghetto rims with tires that had had about 3" of side wall. pulled up along side and he had his window down so I asked him if he knew of any good trails around here. he looked at me like I was crazy and rolled up his window.
I like all wranglers and cj's but that thing gives jeeps a bad name.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 08:25 AM   #143
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had some fun with a JK owner today. he was running 22" ghetto rims with tires that had had about 3" of side wall. pulled up along side and he had his window down so I asked him if he knew of any good trails around here. he looked at me like I was crazy and rolled up his window.
I like all wranglers and cj's but that thing gives jeeps a bad name.
22 in rims on a jeep that is a sin.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 08:43 AM   #144
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had some fun with a JK owner today. he was running 22" ghetto rims with tires that had had about 3" of side wall. pulled up along side and he had his window down so I asked him if he knew of any good trails around here. he looked at me like I was crazy and rolled up his window.
I like all wranglers and cj's but that thing gives jeeps a bad name.
22's should be illegal on all vehicles.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 09:02 AM   #145
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22's should be illegal on all vehicles.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 09:22 AM   #146
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they would be ok on a semi.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 09:31 AM   #147
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We have discussed a lot of reasons why one jeep is better than another. I still feel that the 4.0 is the biggest reason to get a tj. The engine is remarkable and tried and true. With gobs of low end torque and with all the stroker kits out there, the sky is the limit with a 4.0. Stock or built, the 4.0 is awesome in a jeep. That engine will be missed for a long time.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 01:12 PM   #148
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JK's a real Jeep? Sure. Capable? You bet.

Around here, they are just too damn big.
That limits where I can take it.

Why pay more, and get less?







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Unread 07-07-2013, 08:11 AM   #149
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JK's a real Jeep? Sure. Capable? You bet.

Around here, they are just too damn big.
That limits where I can take it.

Why pay more, and get less?






Does this JK make my *** look big? B-)
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Unread 07-07-2013, 09:30 AM   #150
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[QUOTE=TJDaveX;15647211]JK's a real Jeep? Sure. Capable? You bet.

Around here, they are just too damn big.
That limits where I can take it.





Looks to be some more room on the right. think my wifes jku could have fit over there. don't get to worked up i use to take the hard line in my tj and probly will in the yj too. but the family battle wagon will be following me on some of the stuff when it can.
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