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Unread 08-21-2009, 07:44 PM   #1
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MetalCloak Clearance Diagrams... MetalCloak vs. Others

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I will be starting a new thread with the diagrams promised before (look for it later today) since this was supposed to be about the bumper.
As promised, we are starting this new thread, since the old one was originally about our modular bumper system, and with all the questions about our Arched Tube Fenders(TM) and Flares, we thought it best to start a new thread.

What follows are diagrams originally asked for by FireKite in the previous thread that show the increased clearance obtained with the MetalCloak Arched Tube Fenders vs. the typical Flat Tube Fenders.

We are not naming companies here because we are not interested in that kind of back and forth. We are proud to be part of a growing industry and respect those who have paved the way.

Further explanation of these graphics and our approach are posted directly on our website. Just click the link following each graphic... The graphics are based on 37's on a 3" lift, the basic set up we have on our TJ.

MetalCloak Arched Tube Fender with 4" Flare vs. Typical Flat Tube Fender with 3" Flare


More graphics and full explanantion at Comparing the MetalCloak YJ/TJ/LJ Arched Tube Fender & 4" Flare with a Typical Flat Tube Fender & 3" Flare

MetalCloak Arched Tube Fender with 4" Flare vs. Typical Flat Tube Fender with No Flare


More graphics and full explanantion at Comparing the MetalCloak YJ/TJ/LJ Arched Tube Fender & 4" Flare with a Typical Flat Tube Fender & No Flare

MetalCloak Arched Tube Fender with 4" Flare vs. Typical Hoodline Tube Fender


More graphics and full explanantion at Comparing the MetalCloak YJ/TJ/LJ Arched Tube Fender & 4" Flare with a Typical Hoodline Tube Fender

In addition, the web pages linked above have side view graphics showing the clearance not only on top but back towards the tub as well as a full explanation as to how we arrived at these drawings.

Any questions, please feel free to post them here or send a PM.

We appreciate the ongoing support and the continued questions, keeping us on our toes and helping us improve our website, our customer experience and our products.




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Unread 08-22-2009, 01:49 AM   #2
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I really flamed your bumper post but I must say I like your fender design. I don't need it personally but I see where it would be useful to a lot of people. You still might have an issue with sticker shock though.
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Unread 08-22-2009, 02:50 AM   #3
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i really dig your fenders (front and rear) too
they give the wranglers a super aggressive look combined with functionality but like baboyd said, thye are WAY out of my price range
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Unread 08-23-2009, 02:39 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! Glad you like the fenders. And baboyd, we are working on the bumper... keep a lookout for an updated thread with mods based on much of the previous feedback.

As for price, we realize that in some ways we are higher than others in the market, but we work hard with our vendors and suppliers to give us the best possible rates and materials so that we can confidently produce a top-notch product, at the best price the market can bear. For some that investment is realized in the resultant ease of installation, quality of the product, etc., for others it simply may not be worth it -- but, we appreciate all of you and as our product line expands, we will be looking at developing other models that fit everyone's budget.

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Unread 08-23-2009, 03:15 PM   #5
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as our product line expands, we will be looking at developing other models that fit everyone's budget.
Really nice looking/functional stuff....looks well worth the $$ from a design standpoint.

I'm very curious about the "Developing other models that fit everyone's budget" statement....interest perked for the future
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Unread 08-23-2009, 03:34 PM   #6
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my only problem with this post is it shows an engineers "numbers" lets see real life side by side comparisons
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Unread 08-23-2009, 09:38 PM   #7
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Drawings are neat, heres some pics. Theres about an inch left before the bumpstop. Conclusions are yours to draw.






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Looks great, but how about some dimensions as far as the inner fender and clearance gains vs say TNT tubes with flares?
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I'm curious about the inner fender myself. Then again, I'm not really sure that inner fender clearance is really all that useful. I've just never seen an instance first-hand of a lack of clearance there. At the rear of the fender, where it nearly meets the rocker panel, yeah. All good things to know.

I'm going to have to eventually bite the bullet and replace all my control arms with adjustables stretch my wheelbase a little, back to stock at least.
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Unread 08-23-2009, 11:32 PM   #10
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I would like to see stock up to 2.5" lift on 35s at several different angles, flexed, flat pics, clearance, up close pics that kinda thing. I really like the fenders and they are on my list to buy but i would like to know what kinda lift am i looking at. i dont want a 2.5" lift then come to find out i needed 2 more inches then i thought. That kinda thing.

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i hope you guys dont mind
metal cloak front 2" lift 35x12.50x18 nitto muds














this is with 4" of lift will need to adj bumpstops and then im ready for 38" or 37" whatever i can find the best deal on




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metal cloak front 2" lift 35x12.50x18 nitto muds














this is with 4" of lift will need to adj bumpstops and then im ready for 38" or 37" whatever i can find the best deal on




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Unread 08-24-2009, 12:28 AM   #13
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i cant view phototbucket over here on the work machines. Can you attach some or maybe email them. just the 35s really is what im looking for.

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Unread 08-24-2009, 12:51 AM   #15
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I will not be home till January. Currently in the sand box and stuck on these comps because the internet they have for us to use outside of work will not download pics either due to lack in speed. Anyway just so you dont think im lazy.

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