ok so youre the metal cloak guy right?? i have a question. i have an 89 yj with stock suspension. i dont wanna get rid of my stock setup but want to have 33's with the metal cloak fenders. will that work? and does it look good? i like the clean, bulldog stance kinda jeeps. thanks...
Where we're going, we don't need roads...
Absolutely, 33s on a stock lift will work and look great. After you have installed our rear removable flare system you will need to trim your tub about 1 1/2". Our system follows the required cut line so it is clean and has a finished look when done.
on metal cloaks website it says you can fit 35s with stock suspension, to do this do you need both front and rear fenders?
It is recommended to buy the rear system but not necessary. However you will need to cut about 1 1/2" at 9 and 3 o'clock on the tub at the rear wheel well no matter what rear system you buy, in order to run 35s with a stock lift.
Thanks. I have stock bump stops up front and 3/8 greasable shackles. It flexes very, very well for a sprung under rig. The MC fenders made a huge difference. Before, with extended bump stops, my 33s would rub and tear up the flare and the metal lip of the fender. Now, I have smaller bumpstops and 35s and could easily fit 37s, (I won't, but they'd fit).
93YJ 4.0 I6, AX-15, NP231 Teraflex SYE, Tom Wood Drive Shaft, G2 D44 ARB, ARB locked 30, T&T customs axle trusses, ProComp 35" Mud Terrain, RE SD 4" Lift, Daystar 1" BL, Harbor Freight 8000 Winch, Swing Away Tire Carrier, and some other stuff.
What would be the smallest lift that would perform well for a yj with these fenders and 35's?
At the most basic level, 35s will fit with our fenders on a stock sprung-under YJ with a 2" BL. But, just like 35's on a stock TJ with no lift, they fit well, but it may not be the optimum solution for your type of wheeling.
I run with a spring over, reverse shackle, 6 pack springs, giving me about 5.5" on my YJ. I'm currently running 36" Super Swampers though I had 37" MTRs before. And even with the 37's I had plenty of room for more. I probably could fit 40's under my rig, if I beefed up the axles.