Originally Posted by jeepjoe4
dont do the fake flat fenders do something like this you will be much happier i still say metal cloak fenders lower the jeep and have at it
I'd ask that you elaborate on what you mean by fake flat fenders. If you mean the ones that bold onto the factory inner, there's really no difference other than strength.
Despite that, they're still significantly more rigid than the factor sheet metal fenders as they bolt to the firewall and to the grill just like full replacements do. Clearance gains over full replacements are virtually non existent, though there are exceptions. ie. Genright, BTF, Overkill or Metalcloak (which garner the largest clearance gains of all replacement fenders, am running the arched fenders on my TJ).
Bottom line, if you're gonna go the traditional flat fender route and you have a steady hand with a sawzall, there's really no reason not to go with the ones that bolt to the factory inner. It's much more economical in the end and garners basically the exact same results.
Metalcloak Arch fenders on my rig for reference.
And I totally know what you mean about those seats. They're stuck in that reclined back position, which I personally hate. I feel a lot more comfortable sitting with my back at a 90 degree angle, vertical.
Am leaning more towards something like this due to the benefit of being able to actual recline the damn thing.