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post #1 of 39 Old 12-19-2009, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Metalcloak Prices

I was just going to order a set of metalcloack highline tube fenders with 4'' flares for my LJ. When I got ready to check out, AFTER the 20% discount it was going to be $1023!! I am by no means a cheapskate and believe in paying for quality but my god thats close to double what every other manufacturer is charging unless I'm missing something.

I paid the extra 120 to have them powdercoated but still something seems out of wack.

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then buy a welder, press brake, angle grinder, drill press and associated consumables and make your own fenders.
X2. Or realize you can re-coup some of the expenditure by selling your OEM fenders...

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sure

I dont need to make my own there are 10 other companies out there that make great products for half that
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Well dude I'm kind of with you. I think that is stupid. It's not about being cheap or not. It's about when enough is enough.
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I believe the T&T ones are cheaper than that, but I have no idea about shipping.

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exactly

I think if a company makes a superior product then they should get superior price. From what I have read and seen Metalcloack makes a great product but is it 50% better than every other manufacturer making similar products?
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Who out there is cheaper than that???? Treks is the only other company that I know of that actually moves the inner fender back to the fire wall giving you more clearance, and my quote from them for 4.5" fenders all the way around was 1100 dollars without powder coating. Also I would have to change my air intake and possibly change my coolant bottles.

Without the current sale Metal Cloak is more expensive but they look a lot cooler. They don't just look like everyone elses and there great people to deal with.


With all this said after looking at prices from both companys I decided to build my own but I am buying just the inner fenders from metalcloak. Matson sells just the inner fenders for a really good price so I will build my tube fenders around them.
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I believe the T&T ones are cheaper than that, but I have no idea about shipping.
They are, initially. They're also a great product. However, you'll need an aftermarket intake with the TnT so add a good $250-$275 to the cost for that.

At that point there's not a ton of difference in overall price and it just boils down to esthetic preferences.

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I dont know where you got your price but treks is 600 bucks. Maybe I should clarify I am talking about front fenders only not front and rear.
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I dont know where you got your price but treks is 600 bucks. Maybe I should clarify I am talking about front fenders only not front and rear.
ah that does make a difference
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You also need to look at the cost savings. Those fenders open up so much space that not nearly as much lift is needed to fit certain tires. So, you're saving on suspension components and possibly a SYE. And they look awesome as hell and are top notch.

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I am in no way questioning the quality or the service of metalcloack I am simply throwing it out there that the price seems substantially out of wack with the industry. I have priced metalcloak trecks, poison spyder genright and a host of smaller manufacturerers. I think metalcloak appears to have the better product and I would expect to pay more the questions really is how much more is really within reason.
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I am in no way questioning the quality or the service of metalcloack I am simply throwing it out there that the price seems substantially out of wack with the industry. I have priced metalcloack trecks, poison spuder genright and a host of smaller manufacturerers. I think metalcloak appears to have the better product and I would expect to pay more the questions really is how much more is really within reason.
well the only two out of those that are apples to apples are treks vs metal cloak. Genrite and the rest don't give you the clearance gained with trecks and metal cloak.
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I dont know where you got your price but treks is 600 bucks. Maybe I should clarify I am talking about front fenders only not front and rear.
Yep, $600, plus figure a ROUGH estimate of 10% for shipping makes them $660. Then the $250 plus shipping for the intake, make it $275. That's $935.

Not trying to steer you either way as I think both are really good products. Just making sure you know, the cost of those TnTs is going to be much more than just the $600.

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