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Unread 12-03-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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Poison Spyder Build TJ

So Im posting this as a Poison Spyder Customs Jeep Build Off sort of thing. Recently won the set of their BRAND NEW DeFender Flares. In doing so I also purchased rear crusher corners with the 3" DeFeneder flares on them, BFH front bumper, Rock Knockers w/ Sliders... Along the way there were many other add ons but we shall start when it began. If any Questions on install feel free to ask away.

I'll Try and add pros and cons in as well, also a walk through of the jeep build as an entire.!

But first lets start with the DeFenders install!

Having Smittybuilt Flatties already on the vehicle there was no extra cutting required. I realized in doing this that the SB Flatties make you cut 2-3" EXTRA inches of your inner fender well out just to fit them in. Where the sleek design of the DeFenders keeps the cutting to a minimal.

Picture 1 is the basic Phase 1 of this build. starting with a 6" procomp short arm lift 37x14.5x15 toyos SB XRC front bumper, SB tube steps, SB rear swing carrier, and SB flatties. from here only magic will happen!

1st step of the install is removal, like i said already having flatties removal was a breeze. step 2 removing the fender supports on both the passenger and driver side was confusing at first but after some thought made sense. the only things removed was the battery,2 inner fender brackets, and 1 vacuum hose connected to the inner fender and the hood latched; Thats it!

after removal of some dirt mud sand dust and all other entities not supposed to be in the jeep it was time for install.. I DEFINITELY recommend loosening the front body mount for easy adjustment as well as the supports going to the front nose to the fire wall. just makes the fine tuning and adjustment so0o0o much easier. James Kha and I found out the hard way haha.

In a few pictures you can see how the DeFenders ADD 3" of wheel well to the rear portion on the tires, which is great when wheeling and stuffing tires!

Install of the battery trey bracket was a snap, using all the preexisting hardware. the fenders fit like gloves against the fire wall and the top of the 'whats left of' fender. i do recommend having another person around to help fa-ness the front and rear fender at the same time to get the perfect fit you will be looking for. putting the hood latch in the front to hold in place you can use this as a line up for mock up. then the 4 firewall bolts then you can bolt up with EASE having the cut out in the side panel.

once all the bolts are in it was time to tighten up and align all the body lines together. All in all it was an easy process in swapping out flares. total time with 3 Guys (THANKS TO KHA AND JAMES!) was just about 2 hrs. 1 hr off and cleaning and another hours on and fa-ness. 1-10 on the install on difficulty (10 hard) a 4.5? maybe 3?.. was not bad at all, but like i said before i did already have my fenders cut from the SB flatties. (used a cut off wheel with air tool)

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Unread 12-03-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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In these you can see just how much MORE i had to cut to fit the SB fenders. OUCH

sorry for foggy pictures!
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Unread 12-03-2011, 09:12 PM   #3
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37's on a D35?
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Unread 12-03-2011, 09:25 PM   #4
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Like I said for that started the whole turnover in this build. from here you will see all the other great applications and modifications from Poison Spyder Customs.

PROS:

Extra wheel well clearance!
No edge rubs on tires when fullly stuffed!
Light weight (Aluminum!!)
Ease to install!
Great customer service at the PSC compound!
Lined up PERFECT with Rock Knockers
Did I mention extra wheel well clearance!?!?

CONS:

I powder coated all my hardware, in doing so the counter sunk bolts didn't sit completely flush in the countersunk holes
In powder coating these I stripped out 1 stainless steel bolt head on the flat surface where the hood covers
I didn't have these a year ago! haha
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Unread 12-03-2011, 09:27 PM   #5
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37's on a D35?
In thies pictures... yes
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Looks like there is a bit of a fittment issue where the hood and the upper edge of the fender meet????, looks like quite a gap there....
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Unread 12-03-2011, 09:43 PM   #7
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Looks like there is a bit of a fittment issue where the hood and the upper edge of the fender meet????, looks like quite a gap there....
Yes, that was a picture of the install of the SB Flatties, if you look closer at the fenders you can see that i didn't have the latches connected for the hood to bold down to. the Smitty built Flatties didn't have those holes "pre drilled" i had to drill from the underneath to make sure they lined up!

on the Poison Spyder DeFenders the hood latch holes ARE provided which means no drilling on the DeFenders is necessary
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How bout back where the cowl and tub meet,,,, looks like the fender drops off that line quite a bit,,, could be an optical delusion maybe??? :0)...
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Unread 12-03-2011, 10:01 PM   #9
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How bout back where the cowl and tub meet,,,, looks like the fender drops off that line quite a bit,,, could be an optical delusion maybe??? :0)...
could be an optical delusion yes, or as the say "the angles".. The DeFenders do have rolled edged from the top to side panel which will give it more of a shadow. All curves no points. Could have come up a tad in the rear maybe, but i'll let it ride
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How bout back where the cowl and tub meet,,,, looks like the fender drops off that line quite a bit,,, could be an optical delusion maybe??? :0)...
yeah i see it too, he should have loosened the bolts to the tub and pulled it up and tightened them back, but now that the other stuff has been mounted i dont thing it can be fixed.

looks good thought, how did you win them?
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could be an optical delusion yes, or as the say "the angles".. The DeFenders do have rolled edged from the top to side panel which will give it more of a shadow. All curves no points. Could have come up a tad in the rear maybe, but i'll let it ride
They look good, I'll be getting a set soon!!!!
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Unread 12-03-2011, 10:15 PM   #12
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Poison Spyder Customs just came out with there new DeFender Flares for the TJ/LJ they selected 5 Jeeps from around the US to receive there flares for free from submitted application forms, in constellation I posted this thread on the install to aid/help/inform others on them. Pretty sweet! Love the company.
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Unread 12-03-2011, 10:30 PM   #13
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Once the DeFenders were installed it was onto the Crusher Corners and Rock Knockers. everything lined up great with one another! which is great when buying piece by piece. in installing the Crusher Corners i also did away with the square tail lights and went to the 24 LED tail lights, and moved my tag to the spare tire rack. Had SB tube side armor and hacked them off! welded :Frown: but nothing a torch grinder mini disks and paint gun cant fix!
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Unread 12-03-2011, 10:34 PM   #14
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Fl sucks... there are no rocks, hills, or clay... we have to make our own down here haha.
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Unread 12-04-2011, 06:26 PM   #15
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FYI use a 4.5 hole saw for the LED lights. A fine jig saw does not work like a dream. at all. ever. it was a task in a half.. just wanted to add that in there. because I don't wish that upon anyone!
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