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Unread 05-23-2012, 08:14 AM   #1
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DIY Highlines

I am looking for pictures (profile or strait on) of some DIY relocated stock fenders to Highline fenders. Thanks

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Unread 05-23-2012, 09:41 AM   #2
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I have yet to see any DIY that actually look decent. Most people look at AEV highline kits and cant tell what has been done to the jeep because it looks like it came that way from the factory. Where as DIY highlines look "wrong". Like the jeep was in a collision and pieced back together. All the angles will be off, gaps, not to mention all the hammering you will need to do to make the grill fit.

FYI - AEV now sells just the fenders, individually - $650 per side. Trim your existing hood to fit. You could sell the stock fenders and bring the cost down a bit. Im pretty much poor and had to nickle and dime my way to the Highline kit - but still think the AEV fenders are worth every penny.
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Unread 05-23-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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I guess so. I have seen a few pictures here and there on this forum and others where they look ok in the pictures but never seen them in real life. So I am on the fence of whether to try it or not. Then have to buy new fenders, and then not be able to sell my old ones.

I did not know that AEV sold just the fenders. But then I still have to get them painted and I wheel pretty irrationally and have been known to hit many things.
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Unread 05-23-2012, 11:49 AM   #4
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Ever look into Rokmens Fenders? Its DIY, just need to weld it up. Plus they would look killer with your hood. Signifigantly cheaper than AEV and since its Rokmen, can probably take a hell of a beating.

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Unread 05-23-2012, 11:57 AM   #5
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I wheel pretty irrationally and have been known to hit many things.
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Unread 05-23-2012, 02:51 PM   #6
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Ever look into Rokmens Fenders? Its DIY, just need to weld it up. Plus they would look killer with your hood. Signifigantly cheaper than AEV and since its Rokmen, can probably take a hell of a beating.

I like how you think, because the rokmen idea is my back up, when relocating the fenders fails. The whole reason for the trying to relocate the fenders higher was to keep a "stock" look and color in the front of the jeep while letting the rear morph into full wraparound tub armor. I have time to think about it. Or you could just give me your front fenders. Ill even buy you the rokmen ones for an even trade.

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Or you could just give me your front fenders. Ill even buy you the rokmen ones for an even trade.
Ill have to pass Though I was very tempted to go the Rokmen route - I just cant weld worth a ****.
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Unread 05-23-2012, 06:09 PM   #8
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Heres write-ups with some descent pics:
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=538391

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/kw...5-lift-621996/

http://www.higherground4x4.com/2/diy...-mod-for-cheap

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YIKES

Sorry but that is one cluttered engine compartment. A fire just waiting to happen.
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YIKES

Sorry but that is one cluttered engine compartment. A fire just waiting to happen.
Ha, Not my Jeep. I didn't get that far into the vid the first time I watched it. That is a mess of a engine compartment.
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Ha, Not my Jeep. I didn't get that far into the vid the first time I watched it. That is a mess of a engine compartment.
Yeah thats pretty bad. Im not knocking anyone for their efforts. I understand that $2000 for the AEV kit is alot. But to undo what the guy in the youtube vid would cost way more. Bending AC lines, cutting the relay box, chopping the hood, bending and drilling the fenders and grill - thats a lot of work, and its not quality work. Open your hood and people will be horrified
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Unread 05-23-2012, 09:02 PM   #12
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Ya that does not seem worth it.
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Unread 05-24-2012, 02:47 PM   #13
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I like how the jeep looks in the video, but I would probably **** to many things up like he did. Plus, I do not think I could live with knowing that my fender was rigged up like his. This thread has CHANGED my mine. Thanks guys.
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Unread 05-24-2012, 04:48 PM   #14
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When. Get on my laptop and off this tablet thingy illnpost some pics of mine....

Don't be discouraged yet!!!!
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I can't wait to tear it up in the mall parking lot with you some day Jay... we could park on each other's tires all flexed out taking up 4 parking spots, walk in the mall with our jeep keys dangling for everyone to see, hit up some abercrombie and fitch, then go back outside and hang out by the jeeps for a few hours... maybe get risky and drive over some curbs.. :highfive:
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Unread 05-24-2012, 05:34 PM   #15
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For reference - Here are some shots of my AEV highlined engine compartment with a 1" MML. Everything fits right in the stock location where it belongs. Only area that lost much clearance is the 2nd battery tray - the brake booster is in the way now. You could still fit a small ARB compressor there though.





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